June 3, 2017
We are artists. Many of you reading this short note we penned for you are artists too. You may be quite fine with the brush with a pallet of different textured paints and oils. Or you may wish to figuratively journal your thoughts through the medium of a drawing pencil or nicely prepared charcoal. Many of you that do use charcoal prefer to have the rough edges. Let’s just say, it gives you a more creative edge. For instance, you may be sitting under an oak tree in your favorite park with your drawing pad. With charcoal you can almost journal or bookmark your visual interpretations exactly as nature intended.
What you see right before your eyes, you can transfer to the paper you are working with.
And that’s another thing, whether drawing or writing, like most of us do, the quality of the paper makes all the difference. For instance, many professional writers, those who are specialists in the novel and short story craft, prefer to work with legal pads. These legal pads are yellow in color and there is a sophisticated quality to it. And it makes no difference whether you are working with a gel ink pen the ink always flows or a treasured fountain pen many of us are so nostalgic about this, we don’t mind the ink blotching on the paper every now and then.
But those who are well practiced writers never blotch.
If you are one of those that keep a journal of your daily thoughts, you have selected a nicely bound book and you make every effort to write as neatly as possible. When the journal is completed, with a final flourish across the last page, you seal it and pack it away somewhere safe. Years later, or perhaps within a few months, you will return to this book and return to your notes. There may be a short story or a magazine article within those hallowed pages. That’s just a thought. It can be a bookmark for someone out there who is always willing to utilize different thoughts or ideas into their own work.
We made an interesting discovery online the other day.
We discovered the ancient arts of Japanese craftsmanship. It is not just the Japanese, many ancient crafts or styles have been incorporated into our digital world and into our everyday lives. In the process of familiarizing ourselves with Japanese contemporary art that is inspired by the ancients, we discovered a new word. This is good for writers. It is also good for artists with brushes and pencils. The word is kawaii. And it means simply this. It’s cute. It is your thoughts and interpretations that count at the end of the day. Whether your style is going to be cute or sophisticated, it is not for others to stand in your way.
If you are going to share your art with the world, never concern yourself with what they think.
May 31, 2017
When we usually talk about celebrity culture and the way they are spending money, we tend to think about the ways they are wasting their money on massive houses, luxury vacations or a ton of cars. And while it is true that you are always going to see this type of behavior from celebrities, you are also going to see other things. Going back to the idea that celebrities spend a lot of their money frivolously, we also have to understand that when you have so much money, you are going to want to spend it. We would all react in the same way.
But the good news is that when we look at most celebrities around the world, and we see the way they are spending their money, it is not as simple as just spending it on things they want. If you go on any celebrity net worth site, you will be able to see the various ways that celebrities are spending their money. And even though they are going to have a ton of their own assets, there is more to the story than we realize. Many celebrities are the types who are going to put their money in a situation where they can help others.
And this is the way that the world should always work. Yes, we are going to have people who are making a ton more money than the majority. And while it may seem jarring, it is the way that our society functions. We have made up the rules, these people are only the ones who are taking advantage of the situation. And that is why it is even better to see when celebrities are happy to put up their money toward various charities, without even caring about what anyone thinks of the matter.
Yes, you are going to get those celebrities that are all about showing off where they are putting their money. They will endlessly tweet or put out a release about how they have donated money or how a charity they started is doing so well. But that is not the norm. In fact, if you ever go on a list of the top ten most charitable celebrities, you would be very surprised. Why is that the case? Because they are not going to tell you when they are putting up money for a cause. They will just put up the money.
The charities that are getting the money will know what is going on, and they are so grateful, but the celebrity is not going to announce how they are putting the money into a certain venture. And that is how it should be done! We are not in the business of publicizing any good deed that a person does. It is much better that celebrities are putting their money onto a good cause, without caring about what type of publicity it is going to get for them. We always want people to act in this way celebrity or not!
May 30, 2017
When it comes to all the fat burner supplements on the market, who knows what to pick anymore? With all of the warnings and stories about health problems concerning these supplements, many people no longer want to try them while more people have become more eager to try them. The fact of the matter is that there are a number of healthy and safe supplements to support normal weight loss. The sad fact is there are also still a number of supplements on the market for weight loss and they have caused some health problems. Either that, or ingredients in new formulas have caused problems in the past.
With all of this in mind, how to you pick a good supplement to help you lose body fat when you know there are safe supplements out there? That is the question of the day and there are some easy answers that may seem hidden. One of the first things to do is get established on a good, high-potency multivitamin and mineral supplement along with a solid exercise regimen. That is going to be the foundation. Then there are some basic and simple supplements you can add to help things along.
The first supplement you want to add is an extract from green tea called EGCG. You can get it in 300-350 mg capsules or tablets and take two at least twice daily or according to directions. This helps fat to burn more readily and provides antioxidant protection to the body. Next, you want to get hold of a supplement called pterostilbene and take about 100 mg at a time according to directions. This will help keep your blood sugar stable and support healthy fat loss during your diet and exercise routine. Both of these are safe supplements to add in as fat burners.