Sketch Everyday Challenge

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, The sketch everyday challenge for a year is now completed :-) I started on the first week of March 2020 and finished this week.  If it’s one thing I can recommend its to sketch everyday and even better to make it a challenge if you are unsure. First & Last Pictures I thought it fitting to share some of my first and last drawings side by side. My first figures when I started next to my latest figure drawing yesterday, wow! First ...
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Drawing The Head

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to talk about drawing the head, the human head to be specific. In the last post I wrote about going back to basics and drawing the head is a continuance of this.  Drawing faces has fascinated me since I was young sitting in my bedroom drawing.  I used to copy the posters on my walls. Since discovering The Loomis Method I have been using this principle to draw faces.  It has worked really well for me.  ...
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Going Back To Basics

by Zoe Badger Arts and Entertainment, Home Based Business, Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Sorry it has been a couple of weeks since my last blog, I have been tending to a wrist injury and trying to heal it, which has also bought me to today’s topic of going back to basics. As I had to limit use of my hand which just happened to be the one I draw with !!! I had to stop drawing for a few days, I made it for the minimal time possible as I have built up ...
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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.comTo copy and send this post: https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts   The following list of URLs is intended to assist anyone interested in Elysium's Passage blog articles to rapidly find and access over 140 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 ...
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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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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
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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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THINKING THOUGHTS ABOUT THOUGHTS

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 140 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site ____________________________________________   “AS A MAN THINKETH” A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes Mahatma Gandhi   What do we do more than anything else? The answer, I think, is… we think. Think, think, think. That’s what we’re always doing, even while reading this. But what do we think about most of the time? Do we even know? Maybe that’s something worthwhile to think ...
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REALITY: WHAT A CONCEPT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts  for over 140 post linkshttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  for the host site 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 matter are these ...
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DIMASH: A STUDY IN MUSICAL CREATIVITY

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts for over 140 post linkshttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site   DIMASH: A STUDY IN MUSICAL CREATIVITY  Many of us may wish to be more creative if only we could find a way to break out of our old habits, routines and ways of doing things. So, if we'd like to become inspired to try something new, we might want to check out Dimash's creative genius. When I watch his performances, I see a young man who breaks ...
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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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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES FEBRUARY 2021

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts fr over 130 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site February 21, 2021   DIMASH AND CREATIVITY Many of us may wish to be more creative if only we could find a way to break out of our old habits, routines and ways of doing things. So, if we are looking for inspiration, we might wish to look to Dimash for his creative genius. When I watch his performances, I see a young man who breaks all the ...
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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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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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IS GOD A MYSTIC?

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  IS GOD A MYSTIC OR JUST MYSTICAL? .Who is God and how can we come to know what we call God? This is a question humanity has asked as long as we have been roaming this earth. What is He/She like? Does God get angry at me for my misdeeds? Why do we refer to God as He or She or He/She? Is what we call ...
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LIVE VS EVIL

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement
For other Elysium''s Passage Blog Posts, go to  https://digitalbloggers.com/arts-and-entertainment/ep-blog-posts to access over 130 links orhttps://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage for the host site _______________________________________________  LIVE VS EVIL  This last year, and especially the last months, it seems the gates of hell have been thrown open. And now, as Shakespeare says, “all the devils are here.” The lying MSM, the Big Tech social media censors, governments, tyrannical health officials, Big Pharma, Big Business, Fascist Billionaires… the list goes on; all weaponizing fear to control the masses. So far, they have ...
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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 25, 2021  LIVE VS EVIL  This last year, and especially the last months, it seems the gates of hell have been thrown open. And now, as Shakespeare says, “all the devils are here.” The lying MSM, the Big Tech social media censors, governments, tyrannical health officials, Big Pharma, Big Business, Fascist Billionaires… the list goes on; all weaponizing fear to control the masses. So far, ...
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