Month: September 2021


Yao Ming is a Chinese professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Like Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Tracy Mc Grady (United States) and Luis Scola (Argentina), he is one of the best players in the world.

Liu Xiang won the gold medal in the men’s 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He was the first Asian man to win an Olympic gold medal on the track, and his victory in Greece was hailed in his country as a jump. cultural forward because it went against the stereotypes of what makes a great hurdler. 110-meter hurdles, Liu said: “My victory has shown that yellow-skinned athletes can run as fast as white and black-skinned athletes.” He was born on July 13, 1983 in Shanghai, China.

The Chinese delegation participated in the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney (Australia) and won 28 gold medals in events such as athletics, badminton, diving, gymnastics, judo, shooting, taekwondo, table tennis and weightlifting.

Kuoshu is the national sport of the People’s Republic of China.

Lang Ping played volleyball in the 1984 Summer Olympics for China. In the 1980s, she was the best volleyball player in the world. In 2004, she became the head coach of the United States women’s national volleyball team. “Lang Ping is a person who has been extraordinarily successful in all phases of her career as a player and coach, and her accomplishments are unmatched,” said United States CEO Doug Beal. “She won every major event as a player for China during her career and was clearly the dominant player in the world in the 1980s.” And she transitioned smoother than almost anyone in volleyball history to her coaching role, leading China to a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and successfully coaching professionally in Italy for many years. ” .

China sent 246 athletes to the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona (Spain). He participated in gymnastics, athletics, boxing, cycling, fencing, diving, judo, shooting, swimming, table tennis, archery, badminton, sailing, weightlifting, wrestling, modern pentathlon, basketball, and volleyball. The People’s Republic of China finished 4th in the medal table, with 54 (16 gold), behind the Unified Team (112), the United States (108) and Germany (82).

The Chinese metropolis has hosted the 11th Asian Games in 1990. More than 6,122 athletes from more than 35 countries participated, along with 1,000 coaches. It was the largest sports event in the Third World in 1990.

Beijing has hosted the 1990 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship. It is the capital city of China.

The Asian country has had many famous athletes in the last century: Kuo-tuang Jung (table tennis), Lu Li (gymnastics), Chen Yueling (athletics), Fu Mingxia (diving), Zheng Meizhu (volleyball), Gao Min ( diving), Haixia Zheng (basketball), Yang Xilan (volleyball), Zhuang Xiaoyan (judo), Hong Qian (swimming), Gu Jun (badminton), Chuang Tse-tung (table tennis), Wang Huifeng (fencing), Hsie -ting (table tennis), Wei Qiang (softball), Yong Zhuang (swimming), He Ying (archery), Ge Fei (badminton), Le Jingyi (swimming), Wang Junxia (athletics), Xu Yanmei (diving ), Sun Fuming (judo), Li Duihong (shooting), Mo Huilan (gymnastics) and Qu Yunxia (athletics).

Zhu Jianhua was one of the most famous athletes in China and Asia. He was an Olympic bronze medalist and a former high jump world record holder.

The Chinese team won the Women’s Volleyball World Cup by defeating Cuba (3-1) in 1985. It was the 2nd victory for the People’s Republic of China in the World Cup.

China did not participate in the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR (now Russia). Many Chinese athletes, notably hurdler Tsu Lin, high jumper Ni Chih-chin, long jumper Hsia Chieh-ping, runner Sung Mei-hua, and volleyball players Liang Yan, Zhang Rongfang, Zhou Xiaolan, and Zhu Ling- lost their Olympic chances.

Li Ning won three gymnastics gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California (USA). Like Nadia Comaneci (Romania) and Vitaly Scherbo (Belarus), he was one of the best gymnasts of the 20th century. Li Ning was born on September 8, 1963 in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China.

From 1993 to 1996, Wang Junxia was one of the best runners in China and Asia. She set three world records in 1993 (3,000 meter and 10,000 meter events). This year he won a gold medal in the 10,000m at the Stuggart World Championships (Germany). At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), he notified the world of his championship capabilities by winning the gold medal in the 5,000-meter race.

The Asian country won the silver medal in softball at the 1996 Olympic Games in the United States.

Diver Fu Mingxia won 5 gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games: Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). She is an idol in her hometown of Wuhan, China.

Chuang Tse-tung was one of the best known players in the history of table tennis (also known as ping pong). In the 1960s, he was an idol in the People’s Republic of China.

China has competed in the Winter Olympics 8 times and has won a total of 33 medals. He has more Olympic medals than Iceland, Hungary, Australia and Poland combined.

Michael Chang, who had won a Grand Slam, plans to open an academy for young players in China. He once said: “I have a wish, which is to contribute my accumulated experience of playing in world tournaments to the development of tennis in China.”

China sent 219 athletes to the 1984 Olympic Games, which were held in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Chinese delegation had athletes competing in 16 sports: archery (6), athletics (22), basketball (22), canoeing (4), cycling (7), fencing (17), gymnastics (14), handball (15), wrestling (10), rowing (9), shooting (17), swimming (35), tennis (1), volleyball (22), weightlifting (10) and sailing (4).

The name of Raúl Baltazar has been coming off my tongue for the last few weeks. Ever since Oliver Shipley sent me the first tapes of the artist and himself having an initial conversation, I have been trying to understand all the things that sprout from Raúl, from the way he drinks cinnamon coffee to postcolonialism and an appreciation for children fools who think he’s full of it. I went from being amazed by this artist’s rhetorical questions, to laughing at his jokes, to eating Oaxacan mole at his side. Before meeting Raúl, I was struck by the ease, intimacy, and eloquence with which he spoke of prisons, post-colonialism, and art as a political tool. After meeting Raúl Baltazar, I realized that he exemplifies the type of artist who is deeply committed to theory through practice. It would be wrong to say that you take yourself too seriously. He does not, he is calm, cheerful and quick to smile. But he does see the role of the artist as one that is critical to social change.

Baltazar is aware of his politics from the beginning. “We have to be careful in the ways we are used as artists. Artists are powerful, we design dollar bills. It is important to recognize the ways we can serve the community as storytellers and teachers.” When asked about his most memorable project, he recalls his experience working with Los Angeles juvenile prisoners. Baltazar facilitated art classes at the largest juvenile detention center in the United States, right here in Los Angeles. The artist delves deeper, rhetorically investigating the ways in which criminalization is linked to our (post) colonial foundations. He seems genuinely concerned about living in a city that incarcerates more youth than any other city in America. Baltazar suggests that he too could have been easily locked up had he not found some direction as being creative. However, where there is conflict, this artist finds possibilities. Baltazar himself reminds me of the artist who works to heal society; The one that somehow embraces the chaos and gives it a kind of beautiful sense. Consequently, Baltazar’s murals have intentionally transformed the prison-like architecture of Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. High School into what now appears to be a colorful Aztec temple. Where once high school was a setting for architectural containment, it now seems more like a site of intellectual and spiritual learning.

Baltazar was in the Navy. He grew up in Los Angeles in the late 70s and 80s and found a way to escape. But if you’re from LA, even if you hate LA, you find ways to go back. Los Angeles, he muses, is the kind of place that even when you’re so fed up with its highways, its snobs, and its smog, you return and the city surprises you with its well-hidden secrets and exciting art and culture hotspots. Los Angeles is undeniably dynamic. It is a city that seeps into your flesh and bones. It becomes a part of you that you cannot shake, continually opening up new stories.

Los Angeles for Baltazar as a child was magical. The murals on her neighborhood walls poured into her psyche and her bloodstream. They became part of his cultural environment and his identity as an artist. The images created by Los Angeles artists have had a lasting effect on Raúl. He has been inspired by the (Chicano) movement to recover public space through murals. Remember as a child he was amazed by the East LA Streetscapers murals on Daily and Broadway, and also by a graffiti-covered Tweety Bird wearing a hat. His politically minded parents were also an influence. It has flowered from these seeds. His Los Angeles roots have remained essential to the way he works in the community as a self-aware political artist.

Raúl Baltazar will tell you that he is influenced by the folkloric stories transmitted from the lips of his grandfather in Chihuahua, Mexico. He infuses his art with cultural and spiritual symbols from around the world. In his work you can find Buddhist allegories as easily as you could find something essentially Aztec. In his murals, we see dragons, monkeys, elephants, and trees of life, all archetypal figures who tell stories about knowledge, deception, falsehood, and spiritual truth. He uses the idea of ​​acting and the “setting” of life in one of his murals on the grounds of JLC High School, filled with gloomy Angelenos in the dark night. Water somehow drips or flows through his work, referencing the unconscious nature of knowledge and stories passed down from generation to generation. Much of his work reinvents the folkloric tradition. In fact, one of his JLC murals is literally infused with “good luck” magic. Raúl told the JLC children that if they touched the mural, they would have good luck. The mural itself became an interactive performance piece in that part of its meaning became the magical luck that would come from touching it. Baltazar does not create flat, lifeless objects. Create art that is alive and breathe, interactive and transformative. The Good Luck Mural is a great example of the ways in which art can acquire spiritual qualities or, as Raúl puts it, it can become a “sanctuary or a place that will revitalize you in some way.”

A healer is a community healer. What is compelling about Baltazar is that he is aware of the ways an artist can work as a community healer, suturing or speaking of the hurts, losses and possibilities in our communities in powerful ways. The mere fact that Baltazar feels connected to the community in Los Angeles is telling. He says he’s not just working for himself; He tells us how he wants to use his medium as an artist to mend the spirit of the community and transmit the tradition of storytelling. The murals speak loudly, reflecting the stories that resonate for the communities that live vibrantly within the margins. Even more than telling / painting political stories of struggle and survival, Baltazar’s murals function as temples and gathering spaces for the Los Angeles community. I am also sure that hundreds and even thousands of children will be influenced by Raúl’s murals, just as he was influenced by the murals he saw as a child in Los Angeles.

The figure of the cheater often comes into play in Baltazar’s work. Raúl says: “The trickster makes you question what you believe and whether you really believe it or not, and he does it in an imaginative way that is part of folklore. Those are the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. And, nobody had They had to pay to get it printed or go through a lot of hurdles. It just happened. They kept getting revitalized because they had agency, because they taught something, because they were relevant to people’s lives. That’s what I’m trying to do with my work. Make it relevant today. “

In many ways, Raúl Baltazar’s role as an artist and cheater breaks through and defies categories. He works radically to resist being tagged by any type of artist. Baltazar is both an interpreter, painter, filmmaker, sculptor, muralist and illustrator. Focusing on his wall art here is a choice I made primarily to demonstrate the ways in which he engages the community. Certainly, however, Baltazar is a tradition-defying artist who seeks to identify art and artists as “Chicano” or “postmodern” or “conceptual” or “painter.” In fact, more than anything, Raúl Baltazar is a teacher, cultural worker, and healer in artist form.

I often hear of wives who feel very insecure and jealous after their husband’s affair. This jealousy is not always limited to just the other woman in the affair. To his surprise, the wife may feel jealous of many people, even if she is not jealous or envious by nature. This may be because her perception of herself (and the world around her) has been shaken by the adventure.

She might say, “I am not a jealous person by nature, but since my husband had an affair six months ago, I find that my jealous and unpleasant side comes to light. Unfortunately for me, the other woman is everything that I am not. . She requires a lot of maintenance and is well groomed. She dresses to the nines and is a botox friend. I am a very casual person who wears minimal makeup. Exercise is important to me, so I keep in great shape, but I’m not someone who will try to look like a runway model if I just go to the supermarket. I have a family and a job so I try to look presentable, but I have other things to worry about. However, since my husband’s adventure, Now I have started to pay close attention to my appearance. I notice that I have wrinkles and I am starting to develop a double chin. I tried to dress better, but I feel a bit silly and I definitely feel uncomfortable. If I am in a grocery store stibles shop and see a well-groomed pretty woman, then immediately I feel like her life is better than mine and wonder if she’s the kind of woman my husband would go for if he cheated on me again. I also find myself jealous of women who never had children or who do not put their children first. I am embarrassed to admit this, but sometimes I feel that staying home with my children and prioritizing my children has made me less interesting to my husband and less attractive in general. I’m jealous of professional women who can’t do anything but have fun on weekends or have spa days. I would never think of doing either of those things. Lately, I’m quite jealous of anyone other than me. Sometimes I feel like an unattractive big loser. “

I can totally identify with what you are saying. I went through the same set of feelings. I will share a few things that finally helped me over time. Immediately after my husband’s adventure, I felt really horrible. I became so critical of myself and had some of the same feelings about the fact that I had focused on motherhood. One day I was talking to a friend of mine who has no children and I confessed how much I envied her. Then he admitted that he envied ME because he could see how much love I had for my children and vice versa. She said she was jealous that throughout my life I would have two other people in the world whom I loved more than life itself. This was going to be true no matter what happened to my marriage or other areas of my life. My friend said that no one could take away my motherhood or my love for (and for) my children. I couldn’t argue with this. Then my friend insisted that I underestimated my appearance. She said sure, she wasn’t always heavily made up, but she had a natural beauty that didn’t require heavy use of cosmetics to enhance it. I appreciated this, but didn’t always believe it.

Then a few weeks later, something very sad happened. For about 20 years, I had this ultra-competitive relationship with a friend from high school, who then went to the same college as me. This woman was so skilled and talented. We often competed for the same internships, jobs, etc. He almost always hit me. She never had children and traveled the world, which was something I really wanted to do, but I knew I would never have a chance considering my obligations. Anyway, we had a kind of love / hate relationship. My admiration for her made me see what I didn’t have. I spent a long time envious and thinking that she had it all, until she got very sick. The point I’m trying to make is that you never know what life will bring you. Those people at the grocery store who you assume have everything may have a sick parent at home. Or they can go to an empty house and watch television alone. Things are not always as they seem. It can always seem like someone has it better than you. But in the same way, there will always be someone worse than you.

I learned to begin to appreciate what I had. Sure, it had some wrinkles. But otherwise he was healthy. Yes, I had prioritized my kids and there were some sacrifices with that, but isn’t that true of something worthwhile? At the same time, I made some changes that increased my confidence level. I changed my hair, fixed my teeth, and enhanced my wardrobe. I gave myself permission to take better care of myself and spend some time (and living expenses) just for myself. I decided that a happier mother would mean happier children. At the same time, I was very careful to make sure I wasn’t just chasing an idea of ​​what I thought it should look like. I focused on what I really liked and not what I thought my husband would like. I also took some classes and finally started to dedicate myself to my own work. That way, if my marriage didn’t survive, I could be confident that it would be okay.

Diana in Savannah

Sheet. The Midnight setting in the Garden of Good and Evil. The events that unfolded around the fascinating characters in ‘The Book’ happened 30 years ago. But Savannah still delights in larger-than-life people.

In the heart of the Victorian district is Gingerbread House, home to the wonderful musician Diana Rogers. Lavender’s Blue arrived on a sweltering Sunday afternoon to meet Diana in her kitchen. Exquisitely dressed in oyster pink (hat, long gloves, and real shell earrings to begin with), she first entertained us with her quirks, homemade sugary scones and a glass or two of champagne.

His home is a collector’s paradise. Tables overflowing with antique finds gleam in the scorching sunlight. Diana is originally from Oklahoma. “All they do there is watch TV and go to church!” she howls with laughter.

Rural life was not for her. A classically trained pianist and singer, her wonderfully intoxicating voice, not to mention her superlative keyboard skills, ensured that she was an instant blues hit in New Orleans. It soon surpassed even the jazz capital and went to the Big Apple.

In New York, Diana deftly launched herself onto the music scene. He played and sang in the best hotels and clubs: the Waldorf Astoria, Harry’s Bar, One Fifth Avenue, Windows on the World …

Diana, in high demand, enjoyed a long engagement at Nino’s in New York during the 1990s. He performed at the Madison Arms in East Hampton during the summer months. Diana was flown to London and Cornwall to perform at private parties. He released a hit album in the late nineties with ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘La Vie en Rose’ and his own composition ‘Middle Class Princess’.

In 2003 he decided it was time for a new phase in his life to begin, so he went to the Deep South. He bought a restored wooden Victorian house on East Gaston Street, lined with pink azaleas, in Savannah.

“I still go back to New York every two months,” he confesses. “The last time I was there, I spent $ 2,000 on a hat. But it’s a really nice hat. My wardrobe takes up the entire top floor of the house.”

Diana has fully established herself as a fixture on the Savannah music circuit. He has performed in over a dozen venues and can currently be heard in The Olde Pink House’s basement piano bar. In fact, that’s where Lavender’s Blue first found it. As we descended the stairs from the elegant restaurant upstairs, we heard ‘Moon River’ in sweet tones floating through the heavy night air. Fast forward 48 hours and we are at your place.

“Come to the living room,” Diana greets. Gloves on, naturally, she embarks on a one-woman cabaret show, gleefully weaving her way through the music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin before celebrating the present with Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Kander.

Diana reveals: “Imelda Marcos’s daughter lives next door. And Jerry Spence, the hairdresser mentioned in The Book, is a frequent visitor.” Honey, you can find me on page 47! “He tells everyone he meets!”

Another neighbor arrives, Patricia. “She was great in Washington!” Diana confesses in a stage whisper. Diana plays a medley of Johnny Mercer songs. Outside, thunder echoes in the gunpowder gray sky. The rain falls hard on the terrace. But it doesn’t dampen the decadent party spirit inside.

Leopold, a large tortoiseshell cat appears at the living room door. “She keeps the house!” Diana exclaims. The cat was named after veterinarians determined her gender. “My worker, Mr. Tiles, has the constitution of Tarzan! He was upstairs working when I wasn’t there and he called to say, ‘I can’t go downstairs! Your cat won’t let me pass!’ Anyway, he had to jump out the bedroom window and slide off the porch roof! “

As we say goodbye in the late afternoon, Diana’s phone rings. More guests are coming. The party has just started. A competitive cacophony of church bells and thunder erupts but goes unnoticed, drowned out by echoes of laughter, clinking glasses and Diana picking up the pace with ‘All That Jazz’.

If you are looking for a new car or truck, you are probably excited to choose the model, paint job, and all the accessories that come with the vehicle. However, your ability to finance the vehicle is just as important, if not more important, than all the interesting details and add-ons.

Most people choose to buy a new car or truck through financing, which is the process of paying off a vehicle with loan installments. Financially, this is a much more manageable method of vehicle ownership than paying for a vehicle in a giant lump sum of thousands of dollars.

You can get a car or truck loan directly through a dealer of your choice; through a bank, or through an individual. Each payment method carries inherent risks and rewards (for example, loan rates through banks may be higher, but you may not have a legal recourse in case there is a problem with a private or family loan) . Before deciding on a type of loan, these risks and rewards must be carefully weighed.

For many Americans, however, the biggest risk factor in buying a new vehicle is whether they will actually be eligible for the loan in the first place. A person’s credit score determines his creditworthiness; This number will tell the lender whether or not that person will make reliable payments on your car or truck. The lower your credit score, the lower your chances of getting an affordable loan. In fact, some people with especially bad credit scores may find that they have trouble getting a loan in the first place.

What is a credit score and how does it affect your ability to obtain a new car or truck loan?

Kenneth Elliot wrote in the March 21, 2008 issue of the American Chronicle, “…[T]The FICO score continues to be a primary tool for lenders. It may not determine the final decision, but it definitely influences the ‘first cut’ when a pile of requests is submitted to approve or disapprove. “

FICO is the name of the consulting firm that developed standards for calculating credit scores, Fair Isaac Corporation. The FICO score rubric is the most commonly used method of determining a person’s credit worthiness. In the United States, credit reporting agencies or credit reporters look at a person’s financial past (debts, loans, utility bill payments, previous car or mortgage loans, etc.) to determine if it represents a good credit risk. A FICO score ranges from 300 to 850. 850 is the highest possible credit score; people with high scores have little or no problem obtaining loans. In contrast, credit scores near the lower end of the FICO score range indicate people who are high-risk borrowers; These people often have great difficulty managing their debts.

CNN Money reports that the average American has more than $ 9,000 in credit card debt. Late or missed credit card payments are one of the biggest factors lowering individual credit scores. Many people spend more money than they actually make and are drawn to the appeal of credit-based purchases, which at first seem like easy money. People with a high debt-to-income ratio may not be able to pay monthly credit card payments. After a few months of late or missed payments, a person may find their credit score surprisingly low.

The FICO credit score is determined by a sum of factors. Each factor in a person’s credit history receives a different weight in the final assessment of their financial situation. When determining a credit score, the highest importance is given to the person’s bill and debt payment history (is it on time or perpetually in arrears?) AND the total amount of debt they have. Less important, but still contributing to the final credit score, are the length of a person’s credit history; the types of debts you have and the frequency with which you have applied for new credit. People who make on-time bill payments, who have established a long credit history, and who have demonstrated compelling debt management skills often have the best credit scores.

Before you are eligible for a car or truck loan, you will be asked to provide the lender of your choice, be it the car dealer, bank, or individual, certain information about yourself. The required information may include complete contact information; a social security number; details about your mortgage or apartment rental and employment records. The lending institution will release your information to one of three credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion. The credit reporting agency uses the FICO algorithm to determine your credit score.

If your credit score is less than stellar, don’t despair. You may still be able to finance a new vehicle. Remember, you always have two options when it comes to comparing a bad credit score to strict auto or truck loan terms. You can work to improve that score, or you can find lenders who are willing to work with you. However, if your credit score is good, then you are a preferred borrower and will likely be able to borrow at attractive (ie low) interest rates. Go out there and get a loan for a new car or truck!

Besides creating art, the most important step in developing your artistic career is acting! You can enter or relaunch your career, either randomly or with a plan. The one you choose will likely determine how long you will keep it and if there is a happy ending to your story. If you enter (or re-enter) the market with a plan, it means you are in tune. Your tools are in order, your strategies are focused, and your attitude is tight.

As an artist, your mind is often flooded with ideas, but great ideas will never reach their potential if they are not put into practice. Often times, there are too many ideas running around in your head; that’s where your action plan comes into play. Once created, you can identify your plan priorities and focus on your creative path. Your priorities will tell you where and how to spend your time. The other areas of your artistic career that do not involve creation can seem like a tedious task. Activities that involve marketing your art, writing your bio, uploading images, submitting to shows, are all part of expanding your business. If you consider them an extension of your creation, you will find them more valuable as these activities begin to offer you more freedom to create.

Okay, maybe this isn’t new to you. You’ve thought about creating a plan, your supporters have suggested it, maybe you’ve even written a sticky note and it stayed on your to-do list, yeah? Hello, good for you! Unless you have, I am assuming the personal note has carried over across your calendar with each passing day and may in fact be losing its validity. Don’t seek blame or shame here, there is simply no chance to do it now, as if there is no tomorrow.

So whether you need to turn things around and relaunch your career or are launching for the first time, get a notepad (a large one) and a pen and write some notes for yourself as you read this article, quick before you go. panic arises. on!

First, let’s tackle a couple of areas before we begin. Write your own list on your own paper. It’s okay to print this list here for reference, but to make it real and yours, write it down in your own words. This article is intended for painters and illustrators, but it is a good starting point for any creative career. Adjust it to suit your own creative approach.

These listed steps below are quick and basic and are meant to propel you in the direction your inner artist already knows you need to go, so add to the list as ideas occur to you, but keep it simple and small. I’ll put some resources at the bottom of this page to guide you to more detailed steps than are here. These are steps you can start right now that will lay the groundwork for planning and setting long-term goals for your art. The idea is not to make a super detailed plan set in stone; Instead, you want a flexible plan (like Gumby!) that moves and extends with your evolving goals and your exploration path as an artist.

If you want your art to flourish and grow, you must treat it like a living being: nurture it, nurture it, and release it. Once created, it is something external: your seed blossomed!

Like it or not, your art is a product, a thing that you have made. To launch it, you give it away or sell it. Selling it and making money from it is not a sale. Receiving money for your art is part of the circle of giving and receiving … and giving again. The unique way you produce your art, your story about your process, and the methods you choose to sell it will set the tone for the integrity of your work. If you just want to create for yourself then you wouldn’t be reading this far so trust your instincts and go ahead to create and share your unique vision.

Do you have your pen, paper? Write your title:

(your name) Amazing action plan for artists

  1. Assess your skills. (p. e.g. artistic, commercial, sale)
  2. Research and learn.
  3. Write down your philosophy, mission or statement. Make a note to review later.
  4. Set up a workspace.
  5. Schedule time to create.
  6. Create a budget.
  7. Create 10 or more finished pieces.
  8. Put a price on your art.
  9. Have your art professionally photographed and digitally saved.
  10. Build a portfolio.
  11. Get a bank account for your art and a PayPal account.
  12. Select and build a home base for your online presence as an artist. (p. e.g. website, blog, online store)
  13. Select and create one or two places to connect and share your story and build your community. (p. e.g. blog, YouTube, Twitter)
  14. Select and create where you will show and / or sell your work. (p. eg, Etsy, Flickr, Zazzle)
  15. Select the sources you will go to to meet other artists, get inspired, find out what’s new and find resources and opportunities, and schedule a daily or weekly visit. (e.g. Twitter, art magazines, art business blogs, art forums, Facebook groups)
  16. Make a list of your favorite artists that you consider to be successful and review how and where they market their work.
  17. Find experienced mentor artists to talk to.
  18. Decide how you would like to show your work in person and get applications and contact information. (p. e.g. open studio, gallery, festival, alternative space)
  19. Determine your audience and buyers.
  20. Create a dedicated calendar or planner for your office work.
  21. Make room for balanced free time to exercise, meditate, eat healthy whole foods, and rest. A healthy lifestyle supports sustained creativity.
  22. Take note to review this list in a week or two and revise it as needed.
  23. Find your rhythm.
  24. Do # 7 over and over.
  25. Continue – Repeat.

Now, take a look at your article and let’s quickly go over it together. Do you have all 25 written? Cold. Schedules # 1-3, 5 and 6 will take place within the next 10 days.

The n. 4 can be a little corner in the kitchen or in the area of ​​your house where you don’t have to move it. It doesn’t have to be a big space yet.

# 7 it’s good to plan a minimum of one painting (change to suit your art) per month. I recommend a lot more than that depending on your style and the speed at which you want to enter the market.

# 8-10 will take a little time to get organized. Decide how you want to archive your images. Just photography or digital film? I still have my work shot on large format (4 x 5) film, it takes a few days to process, then I scan and create digital files. If a piece is late to a show or you’re in a rush, going straight to digital works is fine. It’s a good idea to have a portfolio in more than one form, but I don’t recommend an expensive print product at first. Over time, you can select your best work and create a showcase – for now, an image (with description and price) on a single white sheet of 8.5 “x 11” paper and organized in a binder is a great start and something that You can Duplicate and edit easily and cheaply. Organize your digital files by series and file size and create backups to CD or external hard drive.

# 11 can be done in one morning. # 12 can get started while you work on your art. Get everything you can to your home site right away: home page, bio or information page, a blog page or space for news and events, and a page for your online portfolio. Check what you have learned from numbers 16 and 17 and apply it here.

As soon as you have your focus and philosophy, you can start with number 13. # 14, you can wait until your startup website is complete. Once you have your first goals, # 15-18 will be an ongoing routine of keeping track of what’s going on and where your art is in the mix and that will get you to # 19.

Start the business planner today (# 20). It can be a lined notebook, a moleskin, or a planner with a calendar and place for notes. You can grab this digital if you’re more comfortable with it, but a plain old notebook encourages spontaneous scribbling and sketching, so that’s my pick. As you find your groove, you can update and personalize this vital piece or your art business.

I cannot stress enough how important the number 21 is. You may have the idea that if you are a happy artist you are not a real artist. Stories that we all hear or maybe even a friend or two you know, where artists are tortured, depressed, or have fits of insanity in order to create, can seem like a prerequisite for creative genius. Sadly, depressed states, dark moods, and illnesses are more prevalent today than ever. If a person creates within these states of sickness, self-loathing, or altered states of consciousness, brief moments of creativity can emerge. A better path to longevity in all areas is to support yourself as a whole, which maintains your creative spirit. The key is to find the balance of mind, body and spirit. If you do, you will be rewarded with unobstructed access to your interior space where true creativity lives. Then you can bring out your truth and communicate the meaning with clarity and passion that you will have the power to transform yourself and your community in positive ways, ways you could never achieve with anything less.

Do # 22 often. The numbers 24 and 25 are for life, they will change and grow over time, but you will never cross them off your list.

Before I leave you here, are you glassy-eyed or is panic taking over? Okay, try this to refocus quickly. After a deep breath (always the first step), take a break and ground yourself. If possible, go outside and put your bare feet in the grass, concrete or stone for about 15 minutes. Add your own special touch while doing this (eg deeper breathing, standing stretches, closing your eyes and peaceful visualizations, let all that tension flow to the ground) It sounds silly, but it works. When you get back inside, read your list with your renewed calm and just get started.

Does your home office look like it has hit a tornado? Many times we don’t take the time it takes to maintain our home office. We have so many other things crying out for our attention and clutter quickly builds up. I am going to offer you a simple way to organize your home office. This simple but seemingly effective technique is “daily diligence.”

Using this daily diligence technique has helped several of my clients in many areas of their messy lives. This technique has been used by several clients to successfully organize and maintain their home office.

Taking just a few minutes a day to put everything in its proper place will dramatically simplify keeping your home office tidy. Not to mention, when you start, you don’t have to take the entire office and put it in complete order. For most, that would be too overwhelming and that is why it would be beyond messy and would likely get worse.

Just set aside a few minutes, maybe 5-10, each day and make sure you take the time to use organizational techniques that you have found work for you. If you feel like most of my clients and wondering where to start, I have suggested that you start by taking out the trash first. That seems to have helped in many cases.

Several clients found that by just taking a few moments each day – daily diligence – they could effectively remove trash, reduce clutter, and then maintain their home office.

One of my clients mentioned that she had been able to completely tidy up her home office, which was once overwhelming, and that by using daily diligence, she can now quickly maintain and better utilize her home office. He said he gave himself 5 minutes every day. She took my advice and started taking out the trash first. Then he began to organize the rest of his office down to his filing cabinet.

Another customer said she started by setting a timer, giving herself 2 minutes every day. He said he felt that 2 minutes was something he could stick to and not feel like it was too overwhelming or taking too much time away from other things in the home that needed to be taken care of. She admitted that it was definitely slow at first, but she started to notice a difference and that helped keep her motivated to keep coming back every day. He said that he can now maintain his office in less than the 2 minutes he originally started with and that he has used this technique with success in many of the other cluttered spaces in his life.

Many men are avid fans of naked sunbathing, and they strive to ensure proper penile health by keeping the organ covered with a good and effective sunscreen. The joys of naked sunbathing are many, and as long as proper penis care is practiced, it can add an additional element of fun and freedom to the beach or backyard experience. And interestingly, there may also be a testosterone benefit associated with nude tanning.


Testosterone, of course, is the male sex hormone and something that men are concerned about. While few men really know what their exact testosterone levels are, most men want to make sure they are on the high side.

That is understandable. In popular culture, high testosterone levels are associated with true manhood: a hairy chest, bulging muscles, a sperm-filled sac, and a huge penis always erect and ready for action. While the truth is that there is not such a direct link between the hormone and these attributes, testosterone plays an important role in both physical development and sexual problems, including sex drive.


Sunlight is of great importance to the continued health of any individual, male or female. In men, sunlight can influence the increase in the amount of testosterone produced by the body. This is one of the reasons why the ancient Greeks used to exercise outside in the sun. While an indoor gym has its advantages, the lack of sunlight is a definite detriment.

When bare skin is exposed to sunlight, there is a definite increase in testosterone production. One study found that exposure to sunlight on the back increased testosterone production by approximately 120%.

Even more impressive, exposing the genitals to sunlight increased testosterone by 200%. (That could be one of the reasons why so many boners appear on a nude beach, that and the presence of shapely nude women, of course.)

Add some exercise

If a man really wants to increase testosterone levels, he should consider combining exercise with the naked sun. Vigorous exercise also stimulates the process by which testosterone is produced, so doing a naked workout outdoors should have an even greater benefit.

You can bring weights to the beach if you want, but it may be easier to participate in more sporting activities. A game of naked volleyball or naked basketball can get the job done and be a lot more fun. (But remember, men: you are playing without athletic support, so be careful.)

Another activity that can be entertaining is naked yoga. This has become increasingly common in recent years. It is worth investigating if there are practitioners in one’s area and if there is a clothing-optional outdoor space where a class could be held.


Remember, direct exposure of the penis to sunlight causes a surge in testosterone. This means that a man needs to do all the Monty to get the maximum benefit. This also means that a man should limit the amount of time the penis is exposed to sunlight without sunscreen. If the penis is making its naked debut in the sun, it is essential to lather up with sunscreen regularly. If you have a little more experience in being exposed, a man may spend a little time on the screenless penis, but he must be careful not to overdo it!

Naked sunbathing can help increase testosterone levels, but it also exposes how good penile health practices are. That means men going natural should regularly use a top-notch penis health cream. (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil)especially if you are prone to dry or flaky penile skin. A cream that contains a combination of natural moisturizers (such as shea butter and vitamin E) can provide the hydration necessary to treat common dermatological problems, making the stick appear shiny and smooth. If a lingering odor sticks to the penis even after washing, a cream formulated with vitamin A can do the trick. That vitamin is equipped with antibacterial properties that attack the order of rank members. Use that cream to help your virility have an impact on the beach.

Lawyers for government agencies live in a bubble. They are protected by the same system of corruption, nepotism, waste, fraud, and abuse that causes so much hardship for many federal employees. As long as these lawyers follow the party line, their jobs will be safe; they get nice pensions; and they don’t have to worry much.

While not all government attorneys act this way, the temptation to do so is enormous. Following the agency director, special agent in charge, or some other high-ranking bureaucrat is generally an important key to most federal agency positions, so that of an attorney should be no different.

However, there is a greater authority than that bureaucrat. It sends shockwaves to all Federal Agency attorneys, and in the vast majority of cases, these people are shocked by a new system of authority, something completely strange: The Bar. Even Bill Clinton lost his Arkansas attorney license Because the people at the Arkansas Bar Association didn’t care that he only perjured sex.

The vast majority of bar complaints come from disgruntled clients who did not get a good result in the case, for which they blame their attorney. The average attorney in private practice will get some of these in their career. For this reason, private practice attorneys after several years in practice have developed well-developed defensive systems to protect against these complaints.

Agency attorneys do not deal with this system and have no idea about it. As such, they generally do not comply with the rules of Professional Responsibility. The fear of suspension or disqualification can be so great that the Agency attorney may simply not have the stomach for a threat of a bar lawsuit. There is very little reward to the agency attorney for going through one of these bar messes if it can be avoided.

Consider these examples of which the Agency’s attorneys don’t have the first idea, but fully support their bureaucratic bosses:

1. A federal employee has an existing whistleblower claim. To tighten the screws, the Agency says in mediation that if the employee refuses to accept your low ball offer, the Agency will fire the employee for reasons that it already knows to be false. It is unethical for lawyers to defend claims that have no merit. Since the federal employee will file another claim from the Merit Systems Board of Protection against his agency, the agency’s attorney will litigate a claim – a frivolous, legal, and factual claim because his chief bureaucrat ordered him to do so. The bar of your state, does not care about the bubble, that is a violation.

2. A federal employee has an existing legal action for discrimination and is represented by an attorney. The Agency’s attorney executes an order from the chief bureaucrat to send the Removal Proposal letter directly to the employee, without prejudice to the employee being represented by an attorney. In most state colleges, that is a violation because the attorney contacted someone that the attorney knew was represented directly. The agency’s attorney had a professional responsibility requirement to communicate with that person’s attorney and did not do so. The bar of your state, does not care about the bubble, that is a violation.

3. Someone from the US State Department orders a US attorney not to release Hillary Clinton’s emails as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit because they will make her look bad. The federal prosecutor agrees. Later, the federal judge discovers that the federal prosecutor was more loyal to the Clintons than to the Rules of Professional Responsibility that an attorney must follow. That lawyer should prepare to become a lobbyist.

Here’s the bottom line: the bubble can’t protect the bad guys from everything.

One of the worst conditions that a man can experience is the symptoms of male yeast infection on the penis. Men often have a hard time accepting that they have this condition. It is true that the symptoms of male yeast infection can include peeling of the skin, burning during intercourse or urination, intense genital itching, and even redness or sores on the penis.

Many people have suffered from the condition without treatment because they were too uncomfortable or embarrassed to seek help. They wait to see if it goes away on its own or they buy over-the-counter creams. Some eventually get a prescription that cures the infection only to suffer from a recurring infection. Each recurrence is more serious than the last.

Conventional medicine treats the external symptoms of male yeast infection, but it does not cure the infection or prevent a recurrence. Overactive Candida ablicans in the intestines and guts is the cause of the symptoms of male yeast infections.

Natural methods are the best treatment and prevention option. It would be a simple two-step method.

1. Use natural ingredients found in the refrigerator or at the local grocery store to treat symptoms.

2. Start an anti-Candida diet that will stop Candida over-activity and prevent recurrence.

Since the infection can be transmitted sexually, the victim may lead a lonely life for a time. If left untreated for a long time, it can cause other disorders such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, poor concentration and memory, acne, and other skin disorders. Immediate treatment is essential.

Infection in men is physically and emotionally debilitating. Use natural treatment methods and an anti-Candida diet brings the body into a healthy balance.