Washington D.C is a striking and interesting town with an overload of cultural diversity. There are so many awesome places to visit where you will have a great deal of fun whilst sightseeing and learning about the town’s notable history. Besides all the well-known touristy monuments and museums, here are a few of my favorite neighborhoods to have fun in DC.
It’s quaint with century old homes and buildings sprawled along subtropical streets which have retained all their charm over time. A whole lot of Washington’s crème de la crème and politicians live here and it is no wonder, it’s among the most gorgeous areas in DC and is close to almost everything, such as the downtown. Strolling along Georgetown’s roads can easily transport you back in time, as even most stores have maintained their awnings, doors and standard architecture. These stores are often family businesses and market one of a kind artifacts, foods, furniture and clothes pieces at high-end rates. Georgetown M Street provides a far more contemporary dining and shopping experience with a vast variety of restaurants, shops and well known brands and chains to satisfy all tastes and budgets.
While in DC you may want a night out. If you want a exceptional nightlife experience, you have to go to Adam’s Morgan. It has a high choice of restaurants, clubs, and lounges. The distinctiveness of the area is you will encounter all sorts of people from all around the world and of all walks of life. It’s one of the only areas in Washington where gentrification is not so clearly perceptible, adding to its charm and character. There are various venues featuring all kinds of food and music to cater to all. Everyone just comes to Adams Morgan to party together or to consume its famed giant pieces of pizza out while laughing out loud and making acquaintances with other people since it is customary on a standard Adams Morgan night outside.
It’s home to many embassies, historic websites and restaurants from all cuisines. There are lots of exceptional book stores strewn all over the area that are worth a trip, and are ideal places to have coffee or brunch.
Africa is largely considered by scientists to be the place for origin of all of mankind. The continent is vast – rich in diverse customs and culture, traditions, history, climates and topography.
Here’s a list of ten interesting facts about the continent of Africa.
The largest waterfall in the world is the Victoria Falls. It’s the largest curtain of falling water though it’s not the highest nor the broadest.
Africa is home to the largest hot desert in the world. The Sahara desert stretches over most of northern Africa from Egypt and Sudan in the east to Mauritania and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. It’s 9.4million sq km (3.6million sq miles).
There are about 2000 different languages spoken in Africa, including some originating from Europe and Asia.
Africa is the second largest continent on the planet. The complete area that the continent covers is 30.22 million sq kilometers
Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean, is the biggest island in Africa and the fourth largest island on earth. Africa has islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Africa is the most multilingual continent on the planet. A lot of people in Africa speak different African languages, some including Asian and European languages.
Ice hockey is played in South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya. The first African Nations Cup has been held in 2009 in South Africa with three participating countries – South Africa, Morocco and Algeria.
The longest river in the world is the Nile. It is 6853 km (4258 miles) long. Because of blocking of the river with a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, the Nile dropped some headwaters and otherwise would be 1400 kilometers (800 miles) more than it is now.
Africa has 54 autonomous recognised states. The newest of these independent countries is South Sudan.
There’s so much more to learn about Africa, which is home to deserts, grasslands, thick tropical forests, steppe climates, humid subtropical and Mediterranean climates. The continent is surrounded by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans in the east and west, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. Precious metals and minerals found in Africa include gold, copper, iron and steel, platinum, uranium, diamonds and other precious stones.
Remember, Panini is a Italian sandwich, that is recommended by 100% reviewers, so there is no way you’d not enjoy it, if you bear in mind a few small advice. Additionally, make sure all of the ingredients you use are clean and fresh, before adding them in to your Panini recipe.
It’s now time to produce the Panini value its popularity! While grilled poultry and poultry meat are well known components, they may not be the right for you.
So as to find the tastiest Panini for you, be certain to use your favourite ingredients in it! You might prefer ham or porch, rather than turkey meat, so don’t be afraid to replace it in to your Panini! The key thing, however, is to not overlook any of these: beef, cheese and vegetables.
The timeless Panini includes meat. But if you’re a vegetarian, Vegan Panini’s are well known from the Indian kitchen, and are made out of fruits and veggies, so you can adjust them to your preferences, too!
Only a little advice: Panini is great with beef, obviously, so you’d better use it so as to feel the authentic, heavenly flavor of the Italian food!
Here we are, at the primary point!
Do not use only ciabatta or michetta bread, but also baguettes and create various notches on the top surface of them, to be able to give it a nicer aspect. Utilize as many ingredients – it is preferred to use as many colours as possible (red tomato, green salad, brown meat etc.), to provide it both very best look and taste simultaneously.
Using this information, not just your Panini will suppress your hunger, but will also enchant you with the best taste.
Most people know now that personal financing will be getting tighter and tighter. Everything is going up in cost, including art materials. How are we to maintain painting, whether we are selling our job or not?
There are various ways in which costs can be kept down. This article aims to explore and find out what some of these are.
Online Shopping (and indeed offline).
Always keep an eye open for discount offers. If you purchase from various online providers as I do, you’ll be on their mailing lists. When discounts are operating, it’s a good time to buy things which are normally quite expensive, such as oil paints or quite heavy-weight watercolour paper. If you can stretch your handbag, consider bigger tubes of paint (such as 200ml) especially oils and particularly if they’re the more expensive colors. The top brands will last for a long time (unless you are painting huge yacht-sail canvases).
EBay is worth a punt, but note that many sellers are extremely aware of what things normally go for and, although their costs may appear lower, they then need to add the postage on. A tube of paint priced #2 or so lower than the norm may not prove to be much of a saving from the time you’ve paid #3 postage for that single item. Having said that, if you trawl frequently through the art supplies sections, you can encounter bargains. I once purchased a complete set of Daler-Rowney pastel pencils for nearly half-price, simply because the firm had made adjustments to the pastel formula and had discontinued the present boxes of pencils.
Similarly, there are branded paints which are actually good quality, but are not household names to the majority of people… these occasionally come up for sale and are available with no competing bids simply because most individuals aren’t familiar with them.
Grade of Paints.
If you market your work, you’ll probably prefer artist-grade paint; but it’s not uncommon to find professional artists choosing certain student-grade colors for their work simply because they like the colour or the handling of the paint. Student grade paints from the big names are usually excellent value; especially in acrylics, where they often come in large quantity.
Piles of canvases come from many places in the East these days. You can purchase whole boxes of them at discounted prices from online suppliers, including eBay.
The one thing I would note is that the build quality. Many are OK; but some are badly assembled. I have had”square” canvases looking anything but square. What happens is that if a single stretcher-bar is a little longer than the rest, a perfect square or rectangle isn’t obtained. The subsequent canvas looks absolutely awful when hung on the wall and it is not fit for purpose… even if you ARE a penny-pinching artist.
Dud canvas? Better still, invest in a complete roll of canvas. Expensive outlay but you will have the ability to cut off precisely what you want, when you want, and prepare it as you wish… and it could last you simply years.
Another way to save is to use canvas-boards. A whole lot of professional artists prefer them. They last for a long time; I have canvas-board paintings from the 1970’s and they are absolutely fine.
You can purchase boxes of them from some online providers and eBay isn’t a bad place to look .
And even cheaper…
Medium density fibreboard has found favour with many painters. Available in a number of thicknesses, the 3mm and 4mm sizes prove popular. Easily cut into any size (and shape) that you need, MDF needs sealing and priming before use. You can use a normal sealer followed by several coats of acrylic gesso, with light sanding in between. Remember the edges also. If you reduce your own, use a dust mask, MDF does produce a good deal of flying particles.
However, MDF isn’t quite as stable as people believe. There is a problem sometimes with what’s known as substrate-induced discolouration (SID). There are some solutions on the artists’ marketplace that will deal with this.
Conservation experts are not convinced about the long-term stability of MDF, but most of us are not going to be painting masterpieces that will need to last for a few hundred years. Properly prepared, MDF is fine. Some artists find it is too smooth for their own liking. It is also feasible to prepare a panel and then glue proper canvas around it; this may offer the additional tooth that some prefer.
And really really cheapskates…
It’s possible to paint oils on watercolour paper so long as you prime the surface , acrylic gesso is best. This creates a barrier, preventing (or certainly reevaluate ) destruction of the paper by the oils. Just how long it lasts for, I really don’t know but I would suggest not producing too many masterpieces this way; just to be on the safe side. Acrylics on watercolour paper do not cause a problem.
There are now special papers offered for oil-painting; these look the same as watercolour paper but have been specially treated to handle the destructive properties of oil-paint. They are not always cheap per sheet… however… a complete sheet for six or seven pounds will cut up into whatever size you want, and you will get several work surfaces for your money.
I am not sure about this one. The ideal hardboard is one without oils inside (untempered) but I don’t have any means of telling one from the other. If you use it, sand the surface first, use SID therapy and provide several good coats of primer.
Attempt to use artists’ primers rather than those from a DIY shop.
Making your own…
It is possible to make rather good panels by gluing sections of cotton shirts or old bedsheets onto MDF or hardboard. Use pva or an acrylic medium to perform the sticking. Wrap the material over the borders and fix to the back, before adding a primer to the surface.
Acrylics can be painted onto plastic surfaces, opening up many ideas for using acrylic-sheet, perspex and other similar substances. Among the best places to trawl is, again, eBay, look for offcuts or someone promoting panels.
Additional Media… Watercolour.
Fantastic quality watercolour paper could be costly. So why not consider the lightweight papers such as 90lb? I’ve read about artists spreading water on both sides of the 90lb paper and simply letting it stand flat–with no taping– into a very clean smooth board like formica or marble (an older kitchen work-surface would likely do). The sheet remains in place for a reasonable length of time. Other people do not tape it, but only place bulldog-style clips to affix it to a board, allowing the paper to stretch, cockle and then dry again without fiddly taping.
There are options for developing a variety of surfaces that can make you less dependent on”ready-done” papers.
Gritty or grainy papers are extremely common now for pastel work. You can create your own gritty surfaces using several materials along with a kettle of pastel-primer paint. Consider using the primer on mountboard (which is conveniently acid-free), or other thick card. There is a tendency to using MDF as well, painted and prepared with a gritty primer. Even plastics and metal will hold a proprietary pastel-primer.
This medium really has a good tooth and a few coats will most likely give you all of the grip you need.
If you’re keen you can purchase a bag of 4fine-grade pumice stone and mix it with white gesso, to paint in your surfaces.
I have known people use sandpaper from the hardware store; yes it does work, but the paper isn’t acid-free. Pastel is however a sterile medium, so if you really want to be experimental then get yourself a sheet or two of fine-grade sandpaper. Avoid the rougher grades, the grain will consume your pastels in minutes.
Eventually… PAINT SMALLER!
The main issue is that you are able to find ways of keeping your skills alive when cash is somewhat tight. If you can paint,… or perhaps just DRAW… during those times, you’ll have a collection of work ready to sell when the dark clouds draw away and things improve .
No, it was not creepy at all, because my little Golden Pup was sitting beside my bed, wagging her tail as she waited for me to wake up and play with her.
Golden Retriever puppies are definitely one of the cutest things in the world. Shiny gold coat, twinkling eyes, and softest paws are something which could melt anyone’s heart. If you have always wanted a dog, this breed would be the perfect selection for you. These are extremely obedient and friendly puppies that make a excellent family pet.
Choosing the name
Deciding the best name for your puppy is a huge task because that title would be called out each time. The name is like an identity of an individual and same is true for puppies. Firstly find the names that are pleasant to the ears and are easy to pronounce.
Possessing a unique yet simple name would be an amazing thing. If you have more than one puppy, try to avoid naming them with rhyming words as this causes confusion when they hear you call out their name. Look for names that perfectly portray the character or looks of your golden retriever.
I and my hubby named them in the most incredible manner. We wrote our top three favourite names on little pieces of paper and held them in front of our puppy. She noticed them and caught them with her little teeth!
We named them Rosie and Noddy, and such names felt as if they were perfectly picked out for our dogs. These names suited them nicely and they responded to them better than I could have imagined.
My Experience with two dogs
People feel blessed when they get a pup, I was super, super lucky to have two little darlings! Having two golden sisters was among the happiest phases of my life and the moments we shared are something that I would always cherish.
I got two 8 week old golden retriever puppies, which were nothing less than fluffy, comfy cotton balls. They would play around all of the time, and take away household items, which we later have to snatch back from them.
Cleaning the house was just another challenge that was faced as these mischievous fur balls always wanted to play and cuddle. Their best activities included:
– Running around the house
– Looking cute every single second!
These are the very best things which most golden retriever puppies would do till they grow into a dog. Some could even do these things even after being a full- grown up because after all, they’re the most cheerful, happy and friendly breed of dogs in the world!
If anyone looked in my golden retriever pups for the first time, they would have a real tough time identifying them on the basis of their looks. Since I had sisters, it was easy to get confused and call out wrong names.
I had my little secret when it comes to identifying my puppies. It may sound unique to some of you while common to others, this little trick always helped me to stay away from the problem of confusing between the Golden Sisters. Noddy, the elder puppy had warm, dark golden ears which almost looked brown. Rosie, the younger sister had whitish ears that had a tint of gold like her body fur. This little color distinction helped me in easily identifying my dogs and I was never confused between them.