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Stained Glass Art Auctions

I have found some really beautiful pieces of artistic stained glass at art auctions.  The worship committee at my church asked me to find some church window stained glass when I went to an art auction last fall.  I found an excellent piece for them that was framed and 73” X 38.5”.  The congregation loved it.
I found some wonderful stained glass at an art auction for a client that was trying to complete his new kitchen.  The three windows I won were exactly right for him.  The stained glass had a Victorian star design in shades of blue.  The borders were all beveled and the piece was hand cut and soldered.

The modern stained glass windows sometimes come sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass to protect them for…

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir, was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. Wikipedia


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A Love of Fine Art that Lasts a Lifetime

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A Love of Fine Art that Lasts a Lifetime

There are some things in life that we know we should appreciate.  But maybe we cannot go from the “should” to actually of enjoying such things, even though we know that mature and sophisticated adults enjoy such things.  Opera and ballet are similar artistic genres that many of us know we should appreciate.  But it is difficult to develop love of such things from a cold start.

A love of fine art can be a wonderful addition to anyone’s life.  You don’t have to be an artist yourself to understand and enjoy really great art.  The good news is that any of us can grow in our love of good art.  And anyone can find a place to start inside themselves that can be nurtured until you find your enjoyment of great art growing and becoming stronger and deeper.  Here are…

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How to Understand Abstract Art

How to Understand Abstract Art: title:How to Understand Abstract Art author:Lynne Taetzsch When I paint, I am not attempting to capture the likeness of a landscape or figure. My subject is the painting itself. In spite of this, some viewers immediately try to pin down an image they can name in my art. Not that seeing things in abstract paintings is a crime, even if the artist didn’t put them there. But you miss an opportunity to see more if you spend all your energy trying to turn the painting into something you can name, like a figure or flower or landscape. What do you actually see when you look at the painting? Color, shape, line and texture are the physical elements that combine to make up the image. A selection of dark, heavy shapes may impress you as somber; light, airy images as mystical; balanced, and temperate forms as peaceful. Shape, color and form have meaning in and of themselves. We react emotionally to these elements even if they create no recognizable object for us to hang onto. Thus, a painting of ragged, angular forms in deep reds will evoke an entirely different feeling from one in soft curves of yellow and white. The handling of space, or the illusion of space, is another element in the artist’s toolbox. Are you drawn into a world of three-dimensional space stretching beyond the framework of the painting, as you might be in a landscape? Or are you kept visually taut, as a skater on a pond, skimming across a two-dimensional surface? The impression of depth, perspective, airiness, solidity, and other spatial relations are created and controlled by the artist. The overall composition or design of a painting is what guides the viewer’s eye. Have you ever looked at a painting or photograph and felt it was off balance? One of the big differences between amateur snapshots and professional photographs is the quality of the composition. In an amateur photo, perhaps all the action is centered on the left, with nothing but empty space on the right. The lopsidedness gives you a sense of unease. (Of course an artist may use this unease deliberately as well.) Composition is one of the fundamental tools an art student is taught. The goal is to have a balance of visual elements without making the weight so balanced that the art becomes boring. If everything on the left is exactly equal to the right, and the top to the bottom, you may have balance, but you lose interest. Getting the composition right, or balancing the elements of color, line and shape while maintaining a dynamic tension, is a major preoccupation of the painter. If you add a blue brushstroke to the bottom left-hand corner, for example, you may have to change something in the top right-hand corner because of it. You can’t concentrate on one section at a time, ignoring the rest of the canvas, and expect to end up with a composition that works. Energy is the life force that is present in all good art. This is not something that is easily defined, but it is the opposite state of static flatness. It is this energy that makes a painting speak to you, and makes an artist’s work original and identifiable as the work of that artist. Energy is created out of the artist’s materials and tools, but the end is more than the means in the same sense that a musical composition is so much more than a collection of notes. The next time you look at an abstract or “modern” painting, don’t begin by searching for some identifiable object from your world. Instead, try to enter the world the artist created. Relax and let your eye leisurely wander over the painting’s surface. Let your heart and mind react to its colors, shapes, and textures. Let yourself be drawn into the illusion of its spaces, the action of its lines, and the mood of its atmosphere. Step back and look at the painting from a distance. What is its impact as you approach it? Move up close and explore the intricacies of brushstrokes, paint thicknesses and compositional details. See how the parts are woven together to form the whole. Give the painting time. No artwork can be understood and appreciated in a ten second glance. Good art should grow on you, becoming more interesting and more enjoyable to look at as you live with it. You may still see things in abstract paintings, finding birds and trees and animals hidden in the forms. This is as natural as turning clouds into recognizable shapes. But by opening your eyes to the possibilities of the world the artist created, you may see more than you ever expected to see in abstract art.

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Learn to speak “pet” as a second language.


Learn to speak “pet” as a second language.

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People Think i am loopy, and i am, But not about this.I love animals. I love big animals, little animals and all those in between.I’ve always had a pet or a stray somewhere around me. Even when i didn’t have a "official pet, I had a stray stashed in the neighborhood, and after school or taking out the trashed, id call to it.Now that i am, "all growed up" I can have as many as i want. At the moment I have 3 cats and two dogs. And if you think your dog doesn’t understand you or cant communicate, well then I think you’re loopy.

Dogs and cats communicate basically the same as we do, they just never evolved past the basics, Their communications are straight out of the box, the same as when they got em. While we on the other hand have evolved. Dogs and pet communicate in the most basic form, through feelings and visuals. This can also be trained or learned into the pet by time and familiarity and keywords.I guess i should explain that a little further. We as humans use words as our primary form of communication. Whether written or spoken or seen we use words. But if you think about what words actually are, you will understand what i am saying a whole lot better. Words were created to easily explain feelings. If you feel hungry or hurt, you communicate the words to say hungry and hurt. But even though used far less now then in our human infancy, we still communicate hurt and hungry the primal way, through feelings.Dogs on the other hand never evolved past the feelings stage of their existence.

Animals communicate vocally but only the most basic feelings, hunger, hurt, lonely, afraid etc. So if you want to understand your animal, you have to know your animal. This is true for unknown animals also. The same as we can talk better to friends than strangers.After time spent together you will learn each other, just like with a friend.You will be able to communicate with each other on level most have never known. Watch your animal and bond with your animal, and most importantly understand that your animal isn’t classist or racist or any of the other ists they just see you as a bigger uglier form of themselves. Animals either like you or don’t like you, and they really do have opinions.So take care and notice what your dog or cat does before events. What does my dog do when he has to go out? What does my dog do when he is hungry, or lonely? If you pay attention and treat them with favorite snacks when attempting to train them to keywords, like down or stay, you will have a friend for life and you and your friend can communicate as good or better than if he/she were human.This article can be found at ;the author is shadow eternal. admin at                Ebooks

Cat Care Blueprint

There are a few areas that need to be covered concerning cat care basics and all these issues are of primary concern when the individual is keen on keeping a pet, especially a cat.

Love Spells

Love Spells

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Love spells, magic spells and witchcraft spells are real easy to shy away from on your spiritual journey, but modern medicine has yet to account for the direct relationship between positive thoughts, spirituality and kindred spirits! Our thoughts have a direct chemical reaction within our spiritual health. Alternative medicine has proven spiritual healing. As a spell caster and professional psychic advisor, I have consulted many seeking spirituality and health. New age remedies are on the rise!

Attract a new love? Find your soul mate? Bring back a former love? Return a former lover? Mystical powers and voodoo spells have nothing to do with it! Powerful love spells are about the authentic spell, energy influence for results that work. I have studied Egyptian Love Spells and Egyptian Witchcraft for many years. If you know “how to” manifest powerful love spells, you can learn any book of spells! Revenge spells, binding spells or money spells – the full moon is the limits! Free beginner spells for those who prefer candles and Safire dust are available in e-books online.

True love spells MUST manifest from an authentic spell caster that cares! The problem with magick spells and potions failing is directly related to poor technique because the “how to cast spells” is not present, or the spell caster forget the binding, or they are a learning spell caster wanting to cast a spell. Please seek experienced, accurate spell casters for powerful love spells, magic spells and voodoo spells! Always ask questions prior to requesting the casting of spells. Real love and money spells will need a waxing moon / full moon to bring back a lover or attract new love. This is because the binding process takes that moon energy forging it with Egyptian Love Spell materials to have a full manifest gain that has guaranteed results. Traditional witchcraft is the roots for love spells and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The great pyramid of Giza had the first shadow book of spells.

Companionship is one of the greatest love gifts in life! I guaranteed you that you don’t want to take it for granted. Real love is a blessing that has no boundaries and does no physical harm. On this spiritual journey through life, we must acknowledge the positive and learn from the negatives. Your enlightenment awaits you!

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Can You Really Train A Cat? Is It Worth The Trouble?

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Cats are notoriously independent and have a mind of their own. Can you really teach a cat new tricks?


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Cats are notoriously independent and have a mind of their own. Can you really teach a cat new tricks?

Cat owners often think that their cat is just too moody to listen.  Some owners feel their cats are un-trainable simply because they are arrogant.  The fact is many times pets don’t obey because they don’t understand what you want from them.  So, if you have tried to train your cat, you may not be doing it right.

Good Kitty

Training your cat takes time and patience.  It takes more of that then it does with a dog.  A sure fire way to get results is to use positive reinforcement.  Whatever you do, don’t scold your cat because she is likely to just misbehave when you aren’t looking.  Instead, praise good behavior.

Any cat can learn.  It is wise to first start when the pet is young, about eight to ten weeks old.  But, the pet will do well at any age.

To Get Started

How do you get started?  The first thing to start with is training your cat to come when called.  Hold your cat’s favorite treat and call his name.  You’ll want to make sure he’s in a good mood.  You’ll also want to make sure there isn’t a lot of noise either.  Distractions will slow down the cat or confuse him.  Decide on one command and use it solely.  The command should be short and easy to say.  For example, come kitty works well or here kitty will work too.

Now, get down on her level by sitting or kneeling on the floor.  Give the command.  Make sure your voice is exciting and happy.  When the cat comes to you, reward him with the treat.  Also, insure that you praise the cat as well.  Then, move away and do the same thing again.  The goal is to use the same tone of voice and the same command.  Work on it for no more than ten minutes.  If the cat is bored or frustrated, stop for the time.  Try to do this two or three times a day for about a week.  Once he gets this command, you can move on to others.

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