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April 22, 2018

Jason Kennedy, Michael Yo, and Bill and Giuliana Rancic Hosting Event

On Friday, November 7, on South Beach, Miami, something memorable will be happening for the whole world to witness. All thanks to Cotton Incorporated, the company is bringing back the yearly event Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show. The host lineup are many up of accomplished famous men and women who encourage creativity in fashion. Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show Announces Celebrity Host Lineup: Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Jason Kennedy, and Michael Yo for the 2014 celebration.

“Through our live stream, we will be able to share Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show with the

world,” explained Andrea Lavinthal, PEOPLE Style and Beauty Director. “At PEOPLE, we are all

about providing inside celebrity access and the latest fashion trends. This year we’re enriching

the online experience, not only showcasing cotton’s fashion range on the runway, but also

providing behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and commentary from our style editors.”

 The show will not only take place on Miami’s South Beach, but viewers unable to attend can watch online. Live commentary will be provided thanks to PEOPLE magazine Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show will once again showcase the incredible versatility of cotton in

modern wardrobe. Retailers will include Kings of Cole, French Connection, and Vintage Havana.

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

Amazing Black And White Drawings

Drawing is a form of visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a 2D medium. Instruments that are used include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals. An artist who practices or works in drawing may be called a draftsman or draughtsman.

A small amount of material is released onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials can be used, the materials are usually are: cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board.

Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything. The medium has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout human history. It is one of the simplest and most efficient means of communicating visual ideas. The wide availability of drawing instruments makes drawing one of the most common artistic activities.

Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts. It is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper, where the accurate representation of the visual world is expressed upon a plane surface. Traditional drawings were monochrome, or at least had little color, while modern colored-pencil drawings may approach or cross a boundary between drawing and painting. In Western terminology, drawing is distinct from painting, even though similar media often are employed in both tasks.

Dry media, normally associated with drawing, such as chalk, may be used in pastel paintings. Drawing may be done with a liquid medium, applied with brushes or pens. Similar supports likewise can serve both: painting generally involves the application of liquid paint onto prepared canvas or panels, but sometimes an underdrawing is drawn first on that same support.

Sand Art That Is Older Then A Century

Sand painting is a form of art that consists of pouring colored sands, powdered pigments from minerals or crystals, and pigments from other natural or synthetic sources onto a surface to make a fixed or unfixed sand painting.

Unfixed sand paintings have a long established cultural history in many social groupings around the entire globe, and are often temporary, ritual paintings prepared for religious or healing ceremonies. It is also referred to as dry painting.

Dry painting is practiced by Native Americans in the Southwestern United States, by Tibetan and Buddhist monks, as well as Australian Aborigines, and also by Latin Americans on certain Christian holy days.

In the sand painting of southwestern Native Americans, the Medicine Man (or Hatałii) paints loosely upon the ground of a hogan, where the ceremony takes place, or on a buckskin or cloth tarpaulin, by letting the colored sands flow through his fingers with control and skill. There are 600 to 1000 different traditional designs for sand paintings which are known to the Navajo. They do not view the paintings as static objects, but as spiritual, living beings to be treated with great respect. More than 30 different sand paintings may be associated with one ceremony.

The colors for the painting are usually accomplished with naturally colored sand, crushed gypsum (white), yellow ochre, red sandstone, charcoal, and a mixture of charcoal and gypsum (blue). Brown can be made by mixing red and black; red and white make pink. Other coloring agents include corn meal, flower pollen, or powdered roots and bark.

The paintings are for healing purposes only. Many of them contain images of Yeibicheii (the Holy People). While creating the painting, the medicine man will chant, asking the yeibicheii to come into the painting and help heal the patient.

These Landscapes Are Both Beautiful And Delicious

Landscape comprises the visible features of a vast area of land, including all of the physical elements of land forms such as (ice-capped) mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions.

Combining both their physical origins and the cultural overlay of human presence, often created over millennia, landscapes reflect the living synthesis of people and place vital to local and national identity.

Landscapes, their character and quality, help define the self-image of a region, its sense of place that differentiates it from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives.

The Earth has a vast range of landscapes including the icy landscapes of Polar Regions, mountainous landscapes, vast arid desert landscapes, islands and coastal landscapes, densely forested or wooded landscapes including past boreal forests and tropical rainforests, and agricultural landscapes of temperate and tropical regions.

Landscape may be further reviewed under the following specific categories: landscape art, cultural landscape, landscape ecology, landscape planning, landscape assessment and landscape design.

The activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land is named Landscaping.

This Has To Be The Largest 3D Painting In The World

Street painting, also known as pavement art, street art, and sidewalk art, is the form of art of rendering artistic designs on pavement such as streets, sidewalks, and town squares. Street painting can be made by using impermanent or semi-permanent materials such as chalk.

The origins of modern street painting can be traced back to Britain. Pavement artists were found all over the UK and by 1890 it was estimated that more than 500 artists were making a full-time living from pavement art in London alone.

The British term for pavement artist is “screever”. The term is derived from the writing style, often Copperplate that typically accompanied the works of pavement artists since the 1700s. The term screever is most commonly cited as Shakespearean slang dating from around 1500.

The works of screevers were usually accompanied by poems and proverbs, lessons on morality, and political commentary on the day’s events. They were described as “producing a topical, pictorial newspaper of current event.”

They appealed to both the working people, who (on the whole) could not read and write, but understood the visual images; and to the educated members of the middle-classes who appreciated the moral lessons and comments. It was important for a screever to catch the eye of the ‘well to do’ and in turn attract the pennies donated for their efforts.

Street painters, (also called or chalk artists) are names these performance artists are most commonly called in the United States are called I Madonnari in Italy, because they recreated images of the Madonna. In Germany they are called Strassenmaler.

The Smallest Book Of The Biggest Events

A book is a set of papers that can be:  written, printed, illustrated, or blank. The most common materials for books are: ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, regardless of the material most of the time a book is fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book.

Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature.

In novels and sometimes other types of books, a book can be divided into several large sections, also called books (example: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and so on). An avid reader of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, bookworm.

A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries. It is estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published.

This Was The Most Awesome Pancake Ever

A pancake is a flat cake, most of time pancake is thin and round. Pancake are prepared from a starch-based batter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or a frying pan. In UK, pancakes are often unleavened, and resemble a crêpe. In America, a raising agent is used; the most common raising agent is baking powder.

The American pancake is similar to a Scotch pancake or drop scone. They may be served at any time with a variety of toppings or fillings including jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips, or meat.

In America, pancakes are typically considered to be a breakfast food. In Britain and the Commonwealth, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day, when perishable ingredients had to be used up before the fasting period of Lent began.

Archaeological evidence suggests that pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies. The pancake’s shape and structure varies worldwide. A crêpe is a thin Breton pancake cooked on one or both sides in a special pan or crepe maker to achieve a lacelike network of fine bubbles.

A well-known variation originating in Southeast Europe is Palacinke, a thin moist pancake fried on both sides and filled with jam, cheese cream, chocolate, or ground walnuts, but many other fillings, both sweet and savory, can also be used.

Watercolor Paintings Of “Game Of Thrones” Characters As Sloths

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle.

The term “watercolor” refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. The traditional and most common support for watercolor paintings is paper, although other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics, vellum or leather, fabric, wood, and even canvas.

Watercolors are usually transparent, and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with few types of filler obscuring the pigment colors. Watercolor can also be made opaque by adding Chinese white.

In East Asia, watercolor painting with inks is referred to as brush painting or scroll painting. In Chinese, Korean, and Japanese painting it has been the dominant medium, often in monochrome black or browns. India, Ethiopia and other countries also have long traditions.

Finger painting with watercolor paints originated in China.

Although watercolor painting is extremely old, dating perhaps to the cave paintings of paleolithic Europe, and has been used for manuscript illumination since at least Egyptian times but especially in the European Middle Ages, its continuous history as an art medium begins in the Renaissance.

The German Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer, he painted several fine botanical, wildlife and landscape watercolors, is generally considered among the earliest exponents of the medium.

An important school of watercolor painting in Germany was led by Hans Bol as part of the Dürer Renaissance.

One Of The Best Optical Illusions You Will See In Your Life

An optical illusion (but sometimes it is called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality.

The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (the things that stimulate the brain are: brightness, color, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences.

Perceptual constancies are sources of illusions. Color constancy and brightness constancy are responsible for the fact that a familiar object will appear the same color regardless of the amount of light or color of light reflecting from it.

An illusion of color or contrast difference can be created when the luminosity or color of the area surrounding an unfamiliar object is changed. The contrast of the object will appear darker against a black field that reflects less light compared to a white field even though the object itself did not change in color. Similarly, the eye will compensate for color contrast depending on the color cast of the surrounding area.

The Most Awesome Tattoos Ever

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin’s dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis. After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune systems phagocytes to engulf the pigment particles.

As healing proceeds, the damaged epidermis flakes away (eliminating surface pigment) while deeper in the skin granulation tissue forms, which is later converted to connective tissue by collagen growth. This mends the upper dermis, where pigment remains trapped within fibroblasts, ultimately concentrating in a layer just below the dermis/epidermis boundary. Its presence there is stable, but in the long term (decades) the pigment tends to migrate deeper into the dermis, accounting for the degraded detail of old tattoos.

Some tribal cultures traditionally created tattoos by cutting designs into the skin and rubbing the resulting wound with ink, ashes or other agents; some cultures continue this practice, which may be an adjunct to scarification. Some cultures create tattooed marks by hand-tapping the ink into the skin using sharpened sticks or animal bones with clay formed disks or, in modern times, needles.

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