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Why use Pastels?

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Drawing, Pastels | 1 comment

drawing with pastelsWhen they are just starting out, some artists have difficulty isolating which medium would best represent their goals for a piece. There are many to choose from, each with their own benefits and disadvantages. Today, we’ll examine pastels.

Like paints, pastels are made from pigments attached to binding chemicals, but they are special because the amount of binder they need is much lower than other mediums. This gives them vibrant colors that are hard to accomplish in other mediums.

There are many benefits to using pastels. They are not as expensive as colored pencils, and are more portable than paints and brushes. They can vary in hardness depending on the type of pastel and the brand. Harder pastels will draw edges better and be easier to create details with, while soft pastels have higher pigment concentration.

However, pastels do have a few drawbacks. Primarily, a finished work must be glazed, otherwise it may smudge when it’s dusted later. The actual pastels themselves are often brittle and break easily, so it’s important to be careful when transporting them.

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The Severe Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

One of the most serious injuries an individual can suffer from is traumatic brain injury or intracranial injury; it is caused by an external physical force and can be acquired through violence (like child abuse), motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports or while working, especially in construction sites.

Traumatic brain injury can result either in partial or total psychosocial impairment or functional disability, or both. People who sustain such injury suffer impairments in perceptual and motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, speech, physical functions, information processing, cognition, language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem-solving and sensory.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.4 million people sustain TBIs, making it one of the principal causes of disability and death in the US. While a mild brain injury may only cause a momentary dysfunction of the brain cells, a severe one can lead to torn tissues, bruising, bleeding and other brain damages which can cause permanent disability, even death.

One dangerous effect of TBI is that it predisposes those who suffer from it to further injuries; it has also been linked to serious illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and diseases affecting the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems.

Anyone who sustains a traumatic brain injury ought to be treated immediately, for any delay in treatment can lead to more serious consequences, like a more severe stage of disability, increased reliance on medication and medical equipment, and higher costs on medical care; besides lost earning potential the duration of which depends on the severity of the injury.

Obviously a cause of great suffering, the pain is still increased if you find out that the injury is a result of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior. And though there seems to be no serious effect right after an accident or sometime after it, it is necessary that you observe the victim’s condition for any sign that may suggest a TBI, like nausea, weakness or numbness in limbs, headache, difficulty awakening or lack of coordination.

Though an amicable settlement initiated by the party who caused the injury may be a considerate move, it is still wiser to seek legal counsel from knowledgeable and experienced injury lawyers who know what your rights exactly are and the right amount of compensation that you legally deserve.


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All-around Cleaning Experts

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Experts | 0 comments

Wow Total CleaningHaving a clean home or office is important to many people. Besides being ensured of a healthy living or working environment, nothing impresses friends, guests and office clients quite like a noticeably clean, attractive ambiance. However, many people simply don’t have the time to do all necessary cleaning on their own. By entrusting a cleaning job to experts, you can rest assured that you will receive only high-quality professional service and not have to worry about cleaning by yourself.

Cleaning experts do not just make sure that your home or office is noticeably clean; they also help to make sure that the cleaned area will stay clean for a longer period. This is due to the modern equipment which they can use and the trained and dedicated personnel which most cleaning services employ in order to offer only the highest quality service to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Because different situations may require different types of equipment and expertise, cleaning companies often divide their cleaning services under two classifications: residential and commercial. Under residential, the services offered often include carpet cleaning, grout sealing, natural stone floor cleaning, upholstery cleaning, maid services, tile & grout cleaning, hardwood floor cleaning, water extraction & restoration, and air duct cleaning. For commercial or office locations, the services offered are often similar, and may include water extraction & restoration, air duct cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, carpet cleaning, janitorial services, floor strip & wax, and move out cleaning.

Oftentimes, when choosing which cleaning service company to hire, it is best to go for small or family-owned firms, as these businesses have a reputation to maintain, besides offering personal accountability for any job done. These are just some of the reasons people opt for family-owned cleaning services.

The next time you need something really cleaned, let cleaning experts take care of everything for you.

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3 Steps to Painting a Picture

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Painting | 0 comments

beginning painterPainting a picture is a long, complicated task, and getting started is often the most difficult part. Knowing where to begin and how to proceed can make a huge difference in how smoothly the entire process carries through.

The very first step a painter must complete when he or she sets out to paint is to create what is setting the base coat. A base coat is a flat coat of the color you want an area to generally have. This coat will dry up and be painted on top of later, so it is best to choose colors that are slightly lighter. Fill in these areas with solid colors so the whole painting has a strong base.

One the base coat is complete, the next major step is adding shading to the painting. Shading is the process of using the base coat color to achieve gradual shifts between it and the more specific colors of objects as they are effected by the lighting in the painting. The goal is to move away from the flat, solid base coat into something that looks more natural. After shading, fine details are added to bring the painting to its completion.

With practice and determination, you can get the hang of how these three phases of a painting interact and the ways in which you can prepare earlier steps to make the later ones more convenient.

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