Talent In Art

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to talk about talent in art. This is a big one as when someone sees a piece of great art they usually say ‘you are so talented’ usually followed by ‘I wish I could draw like that’. There is this assumption that if you are good at art you were magically born with ‘talent’. What Actually Is Talent Talent to me signifies the result of proficient learning and practice. In other words you cultivate it and grow ...
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Test saving article

by Razvan Petrescu Arts and Entertainment
test article with a lot of text or not
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Watercolours - What I Have Learnt So Far

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope you have had a good week?  Today I wanted to write about watercolour, what I have learn’t so far.  I have been playing around with them on and off and for adding colour and paint mediums they are the most efficient for me.  I think it’s because of the ‘impressionistic’ feel they have. I have read and watched tutorials on watercolours to get some tips however the best thing I have found is to experiment with them and ...
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Challenge Your Art Skills

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to discuss how to challenge your art skills, specifically with the ABC challenge.  This is where each day you take a letter of the alphabet and draw something that starts with that letter. Experimentation What I have discovered already and today is the day for the letter J is that it has led me to further my experimentation.  I have used watercolours, pencil, ink pen and markers so far in the last 10 days!  This experimentation if ...
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What To Do When You Have Lots of Art Ideas?

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote a blog post and I took a much needed break. I used the time to re-charge my batteries and to re-assess what I wanted to do with my art for this coming year. What to do when you have lots of art ideas? This was the question that popped into my head. Although I have improved my drawing skills a lot since March 2020 when I decided to start doing ...
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Still Exploring And Drawing Faces

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Still exploring and drawing faces this week.  I was not sure what I was going to write about this week as not much has happened since last week other than I have been focusing on faces again. References I have been diving into reference images on Pinterest and using them to really focus on how I use them and to understand further the places and angles of the face. I wanted to push beyond the full on, three quarter and side ...
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From Coloured Pencils to Art Journaling!

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Well I did my first pencil coloured drawing in over 20 years this week!!! I decided to use an image I found on Pinterest to draw of some pink hair as I just wanted to work out myself how to build it up. Selecting my own colours following the light and shade areas and then once I had mapped it out I just went with the flow. What I Learnt What was interesting was how many times I changed the colours ...
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BLOG POST LINKS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
To access the Elysium's Passage blog host site, go to www.elysimspassage.com This post is intended to assist readers interested in Elysium's Passage blogs to rapidly find and access over 100 posts on this site. Section A lists the majority of topics without regard to subject or posted dates. Section B lists the first four chapters of Elysium's Passage: The Ascent and Series Prologue.  Section C relates to personal profiles. Section D has a number of my photos, including pictures of my mountain climbing adventures and my cabin retreat ...
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WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To access more Elysium's Passage blog postings:https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-postsor https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens                                                                     Carl Jung                                                              ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, News and Society, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 125 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site _______________________________________________ REALITY: WHAT A CONCEPT You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing                                                                    ...
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AUTHOR'S PICTO-BIO

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 130 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site  This is a (very) brief summary of some of the important people and events in my life. (Featured picture from my 33rd birthday)|I was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1949. My father served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Britain during WWII before passing away from cancer in 1951. See more WW2 pictures on the post Commemoration to my Father's 100th https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/my-father-s-100th      ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JANUARY 2021

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 130 post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site January 17, 2021 REALITY: WHAT A CONCEPT  Often materialist and physicalists (not to be confused with 'physicists') hate this kind of talk about spirit. One of my best friends, an engineer, but educated as a physicist, was always taking swipes at Heisenberg and Superstring theorists. Recently he, or at least his body, died, and so now I'm dying... to find what his perspectives on spirit and ...
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FREE SPEECH

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 130 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site FREE SPEECH VS CENSORSHIP 'Emancipate yourself from mental slavery'  Bob Marley .We are experiencing a time of censorship like never before in this world where the powerful corporations and governments control ideology and the flow of information. We are all familiar with Big Tech's propensity to eliminate what doesn't fit their narrative. Even on the local level, many are afraid to express their opinion when they hold ...
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Playing With Coloured Pencils

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I am dedicating this week (and maybe beyond) to playing with coloured pencils.  I dabbled with some water based tinted graphite pencils the other week and was really pleased with the effects.                         In my art stash I found an unused tin of WH Smiths (British book/stationery shop) of water based coloured pencils.  I have had them for years and totally unused and I mint condition!!!! Check Your Old Art Stash I ...
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How To Know When Your Sketch Is Complete (7 Points To Consider)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I have a question for you, ‘how do you know when your sketch is complete’?  This is the question that I have been asking myself this week. Some of my latest sketches have taken me 2-3 days to complete and I have been building and layering them up using just one coloured pencil.  I wanted to create a monochrome look with them and have selected a different colour per sketch. Layer And Build As I have progressed with each one I have ...
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Using References In Art (Update)

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, I hope your week has been good.  I wanted to share this week an update on using references in art.  I practiced doing some different things this week using references to draw different objects and what I found was that unconsciously I was rushing the sketch.                         Slow Down I had to consciously tell myself to slow down when I realised and then I started to put in the little details ...
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DIMENSIONS, DENSITY AND SPACE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  for over 130 post links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  for the host site DIMENSIONS, DENSITY AND SPACE    There has been some talk these days about the earth ascending in space to a higher dimension. I explored this topic briefly a few weeks ago just as many astrologers were alleging that the Age of Aquarius was to begin on December 21st, that being the winter solstice. Also, this was the day of the Great Convergence when Jupiter and ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES DECEMBER 2020

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
  For Elysium's Passage Blog Posts, go to www.elysiumspassage.com    For URL listings go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage    December 27, 2020 So which is it: I'll believe it when I see it... or I'll see it when I believe it? And yet, is not each perspective a legitimate choice? The skeptic tends to believe only what they see, whereas the believer tends to believe only what they wish to see. A believer might say, however, that belief is more than just what they wish to see, but ...
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It's Ok To Have A Rest

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to let you know it’s ok to have a rest.  I thought I would follow on from a previous blog it’s ok to take a break or time for a change.  I have been feeling rather overwhelmed this last week and I think it has been building for a while so I wanted to share this important message. Human Being Not Human Doing You are a human being first not a human doing.  We can get so ...
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LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more ELYSIUM’S PASSAGE Blog Posts, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts or https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  SHINE YOUR LIGHT  'Walk as children of light'Ephesians. 5:8 (KJV) How much is our light now needed to extinguish the darkness that surrounds us everywhere: in the dark lies, dark fears, dark exploitation; dark censorship; dark fraud; dark corruption; dark greed; dark lockdown, dark restrictions, dark shaming, dark distancing, dark enforcement, dark laws, dark masking; dark forces... everywhere. But we have the light within... if we will but let it shine. Shining our ...
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