Eyebrow Piercing – The Most Popular Types

Our eyes are among the most significant areas on the human body. Of course, an excellent means to underline the eyes is through various kinds of piercings. Whereas other types of face piercings are getting more accepted, eyebrow piercing is already a leader and still originating new styles in body piercing

According to the position it has got, eyebrow piercing can be classified into several types.

• Horizontal eyebrow piercing is horizontally located above the eyebrow, following its line. The extraordinary look of this piercing can add to the shape of your eyebrow. Jewelry options that will suit this kind of piercing include barbells, curved barbells, banana bells as well as bio-plast barbells.

• Bridge piercing represents an alternative to nose piercing. It’s the portion of skin between the top of your nose and your eyes which is pierced. Yet, this is not the best variant if you’ve got a tight skin in the area because it will dry and flake away.

• Anti-eyebrow piercing is performed slightly below the inferior eye orbit, right on the upper cheekbone. As well as the two preceding types, this one is executed exactly underneath your skin, without even touching your facial muscles or bones.

• A variant of the common eyebrow piercing is the spiral eyebrow. The difference between them is the spiral eyebrow type consists of two or three successive holes. Afterward, a spiral-shaped piece jewel is passed through all these holes.

• The T eyebrow piercing represents a typical vertical and a horizontal piercing. These are executed in immediate closeness to one another so as to create the shape of the letter “T”.

• When two or more types of piercing are combined, this is labeled as combination or multiple eyebrow piercing.

How to Choose Eyebrow Body Jewelry

It’s your personal choice as for what angle of your brow you’d like to have pierced. The truth is any puncture requires the same efforts for healing. The eyebrow body piercing is normally made according to the marks, upper and lower. It’s a known fact that horizontal piercings are usually difficult to deal with, but an expert is able to perform this kind of operation. As soon as you decide on what type of eyebrow body piercing you will have, tell the master about your choice. An experienced specialist who has got a clear notion of the brow anatomy will correctly select the position so as to avoid grazing your nerve-endings.

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Source by Garry J

Art Jewellery

Art jewellery has always been admired for its unique aesthetic appeal.

The material for creating such jewelleries vary dramatically. They range from precious metals and gems to acrylic, glass and wood and so on. The artist develops techniques for using these materials to maximise effect.

In many countries the local culture, art and craft is depicted through their jewellery.

Traditional forms are sublimed with contemporary designs, to suit the tastes of modern art lovers. Thewa, jadau and pacchikkam are symbolic of such art forms in India.


Thewa is a traditional art of fusing 23K gold with multicoloured glass. The glass is heated by a special process to have a glittering effect, which in turn highlights the intricate gold work presented in the form of motifs. They depict the day-to-day life, legends, battlefields, nature, royal weddings, and hunting scenes. Each of these pieces are then ornamented with gemstones which add an exotic flavour of creative imagination spreading the fragrance of distinct poetry in each design.


It is a form of embedded art. Usually different semi precious stones, gems, crystals and beads are embedded in gold/silver, by melting it a bit. Once the gold becomes pliable, the stones are set on it with great precision and artistry. On cooling the gems get fixed automatically i.e. without the use of any adhesive or carving.


It is one of the most exemplifying forms of modern art jewellery, depicting style, colour and fine craftsmanship.

The process of making pacchikam is based on an intricate setting of gemstones usually made in a silver casing, because of the metal being highly malleable and closely resembling platinum, a precious metal.

Many contemporary designers are today inspired by this art form and are leading the way for further development in it.

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Source by Shveta Kumar

Western Art – Neo-Primitivism – A Contemporary Edge to Primitvism

Neo-Primitivism – The History

After Russian painter and art theorist Aleksandr Shevchenko published his book ‘Neo-Primitivism’ in 1913, a completely new genre in art was formed with the same name. However, other accounts suggest vice-versa. According to them, Neo-Primitivism began much earlier, with its official launching in 1909, at the third ‘Golden Fleece Exhibition.’ The art form is said to span over 1907 through 1912. Although, it was primarily a Russian art movement, it became equally popular in the Western nations. Neo-Primitivism was fundamentally a radical modern sect with primitive style executions and therefore, named so.

The Details

The characteristics of Folk Art, like lubok, embroideries, distaffs, icon painting, and spoons, formed the basis of Neo-Primitive works. The frames were usually one-dimensional, flat imageries with bold color schemes, and visible brushstrokes. The paintings lacked, not only in visual depth, but also in their intricate or visionary representations. The Neo-Primitive works often look like child-art, with the distortions of forms and space.

The Artists

Russian artists Aleksandr Shevchenko’s (1883-1948) publication describes a harmonization of Russian Folk Art with some different art forms, like Futurism and Cubism. French Post-Impressionist and Cubist Paul Cézanne’s (1839-1906) body of work was also a great influence on the underlying philosophy of Neo-Primitivism. The original protagonists of this style were Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964) and Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962), though they were not the only ones. Other famous artists associated with the movement were Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935), Vladmir Tatlin (1885-1943), and Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887-1985).

The Artworks

Mikhail Larionov’s, ‘Soldier in the Woods’ (1908-09) is a perfect example of Neo-Primitive elements, where a brightly painted canvas in primary colors, depicts a horse smaller than the soldier is. Similarly, Natalia Goncharova’s ‘The Evangelists,’ (1910), is a set of four, oil on canvas works, 204 cm X 58 cm in dimensions each. This religious work is a leading example of icon painting, which depicts the four authors of the Gospels. The set is remarkable for its straight-forwardness, simplicity, linearity, and colors, in each piece.


An exhibition in Paris, featuring the native art forms of Australia, Oceania, and Africa, popularized Neo-Primitivism in the Western world. The directness of themes, bold expressiveness, striking color combinations, vigor, spontaneity, and innovation, caught the fancy of the Western artists in no time. Neo-Primitivism, in the Western world, has come as a blanket term for various types of art, including ‘Body Art.’ In broader terms, any art, which subscribes to the philosophy of Primitivism, represented with a modern outlook is Neo-Primitivism. Primitivism suggests that the life was more simple and honest for the ‘unschooled’ primitive civilizations!

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Source by Annette Labedzki

Plebotomy – The Art of Drawing Blood

The art of drawing blood is called phlebotomy, and is a very delicate and intricate skill in the medical world. Health care workers have to draw blood carefully so that the patient does not feel any discomfort or extra pain during the process. Here are the procedures to be followed to safely draw blood, using a vacutainer and needle.

The first thing you have to do is not to start drawing blood, but to find out the patient’s name and date of birth. This is to ensure their identities, as you will be marketing all specimen tubes using this information. Next, you have to wear protective gloves for protection from bodily fluids. You then have to arrange all the tubes you will require for drawing blood, along with the necessary tools like a tourniquet and alcohol swabs.

Locate the right vein

The most common point to draw blood from is the median cubital vein, found on the inner part of the forearm. The reason this is considered to be the optimum vein is because it is located closest to the skin surface. In addition to this, there are not many nerves found surrounding it.

The chosen spot now has to be made ready by placing a tourniquet on its upper part. Make sure the tourniquet is so tight that the vein starts bulging. Then, you have to pat the vein to take a look at its size. The part which bulges most is the best place to draw blood from; however make sure you decide on the best angle to draw blood.

Insert the needle with a fast motion

Make sure you insert the needle into the vein using a smooth, but fast motion. This way, the patient experiences minimum pain when you draw blood. This done, the vacutainer, or in layman’s terms, the blood specimen tube has to be pushed into the holder while the needle is kept steady.

You see the vacutainer getting filled with sufficient blood for the specific blood test. If you are not using a vacutainer, but an old fashioned syringe and needle, all you have to do is manually pull the syringe back till it gets filled with blood. It is basically better to use the old fashioned syringe and needle system for people with small or compromised veins. Old adults, young children and people with small veins are more comfortable with the butterfly needle and syringe.

Mix specimens thoroughly

Once the last blood specimen is collected, the needle has to be pulled out at the same angle as it was inserted. The vacutainer has to be always removed last before the needle is pulled out of the arm. Make sure you immediately dispose of the needle and apply some gauze to the patient’s wound, with some pressure.

Gently swish the specimens around to thoroughly mix them. Specimens have to be thoroughly mixed lest you end up with false test results. In addition, make sure you label each specimen correctly before sending them for testing.

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Source by Kelly Hunter

Drop Coating Metallic Auto Body Paint

Drop coating is an important skill that every auto body paint sprayer should aspire to master. Drop coats are administered during the last phase of the spraying process when metallic paints are used. When applied to an auto body panel correctly, drop coats offer full color coverage, perfect metallic content distribution and a better paint base that can accept lacquers with ease.

Applying Metallic Paint

Drop coating should be used with all metallic auto paints. Many paint sprayers apply metallic base coats using the same methods with which they apply solid colors, and this is a common error that compromises an otherwise perfect job. While horizontal arm movements are perfect for most solid color spray jobs, metallic auto body paint should be dropped onto the panel as soon as basic coverage has been achieved, and it is equally as important to cross coat the final application in horizontal and vertical directions.

Ensuring Uniform Paint Coverage

Before drop coats can be applied, the prepared car panel must be adequately covered with metallic auto body paint to help avoid primer transparency. Once the color is activated, a full wet coat of paint should be sprayed to the surface of the panel. It is essential that each horizontal spraying movement blends into the previous one to guarantee uniform coverage and distribution (overlaps of 30% to 40% are perfect). As soon as a single we coat has been applied, the auto body paint must be left to dry for around 10 minutes. Never spray a second coat until the first one has achieved a matte appearance.

Applying a Second Coat of Metallic Paint

Personally, I like to spray the next coat of paint in a different direction to the first, especially when the panel has been taken off the car. Sometimes, this isn’t possible on vertical panels, such as fenders and doors, if they are still fitted to the vehicle so don’t be too concerned if you are happier using a typical horizontal spraying pattern. The second application must be sprayed in a similar manner to the first coat, but try to achieve 80% wetness in comparison to the earlier application. Once more, the auto body paint must be left to dry for around 10 minutes until matte.

Applying the Drop Coat

If the metallic paint is still transparent, an additional coat may be required but this won’t be necessary in most cases. To spray the actual drop coat, position the spray gun 18 to 24 inches away from the surface of the panel and reduce gun pressure by 20% to 30%. Spray the auto body paint horizontally, moving the arm slowly across the panel so the metallic color drops (or falls) onto the surface. Maintain uniform coverage until the spraying process is complete. Recoat the panel from a similar distance straight away, but swap the horizontal movements for a vertical direction so the subsequent coat crosses the first. As well as guaranteeing even paint coverage, crossing the drop coat offers uniform metal distribution and a superior surface that will accept lacquer correctly.

Tacking the Drop Coat

Allow the drop coat to dry before visually inspecting the metallic auto body paint. Check for patches where coverage might be inconsistent and spray a further drop coat if necessary. With solvent-based auto body paint, it is always a good idea to run a tack rag over the vehicle panel as soon as the drop coat has dried. Specialist tack rags can be purchased for water-based auto body paint, but it is preferable to waive the tacking process as high paint build-up can peel back the color and this can lead to frustrating rework.

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Source by Paul J. Mitchell

Elevator Dreams – What Do They Mean?

About a week ago, a friend shared about an elevator dream she had. In the dream, she was not sure whether she was trying to get off the elevator or trying to close the elevator door so that she could go up, but a huge head of a black cobra was in the doorway, preventing her from doing anything. What do dreams with elevators in them mean?

Elevators usually move upwards or downwards, suggesting that you are either moving forward (up), or are regressing (down). My friend’s dream suggests that a deep fear within her is keeping her stuck at the moment, and that she has an opportunity to come to terms with the fear (represented by the snake) and to move forward.

My friend’s elevator dream reminded me of my own several years ago. It is also a synchronicity because it happened on the last morning of 2002, right before the New Year of 2003. (It is now almost the end of 2010.) I dreamt I was in an elevator that was spiraling upwards. I had been in a similar “stuck” situation for several months on end, and since March of that year, I had been practicing a special meditation and doing my best to follow through with my inner guidance because I wanted to get myself “unstuck.”

The following is a description of my dream, and an excerpt from a memoir of my reconnecting and awakening process:

“On the last morning of the year (2002), I dreamt that I was going up a skyscraper in an elevator. The elevator did not move in a straight line but went up and around the outside face of the building in a loose spiral that reminded me of the DNA helix. I pressed myself into a corner with my arms flat against the walls since I am seriously afraid of heights. I was with a man whom I did not recognize to be anyone in particular, though he definitely seemed familiar. We got off at the floor with the food court. The multitude of colorful food stands, which reminded me of Quinsey Market Colonnade in Boston, were abundant with assortments of fruits and vegetables, and even Polish kielbasa.

Together we walked into a brightly-lit diner where my companion tried to order a romantic Italian meal with wine and the works despite it being the wrong place for that–on the menu were dishes like gefilte fish soup. To me, it was clear what was or wasn’t on the menu, but my companion, insisting on Italian, began to argue with the waiter.

I felt awkward; I didn’t want to be there. And while my companion is fighting with the waiter, I’m thinking I really ought to get out of there–forget about the pasta–and get back on that elevator and continue spiraling upwards.

I awakened in high spirits and interpreted the dream to mean that I was on the right track, that I just needed to continue to cultivate that inner connection and not pay too much attention to all those things and events in my environment, in other words, to not get myself distracted by secondary life matters such as pasta or gefilte fish, or even men. After all, romance wasn’t even on the menu at the time.”–end of excerpt.

The “waiter” in my dream can be interpreted as God, the “menu” as divine plan, and “going up the elevator in a spiral” as ascending, as spiritual growth. Looking back, this dream was prophetic for me. The last several years I have been working diligently on my higher life purpose, and it wasn’t until later in the process that it became clear to me just how important it was to keep myself from getting distracted from my path.

Before I began my meditation (one that was particularly helpful for connecting me to my higher self) and followed through with my inner guidance, my dreams were not so vivid and clear. I noticed they became clearer and easier to interpret the more connected I became with my inner self.

I have a hunch many people will experience elevator dreams in the near future, as we are entering a time of unprecedented spiritual growth. (Activated by reconnecting and integrating with your higher self.) Having an elevator dream where you are going up in a spiral can be very confirming (and comforting), particularly during this time of difficult challenges.

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Source by Christine Hoeflich

Luxe Bohemian Interiors and Furniture

Laid-back luxe bohemian interiors are the perfect balance to the conundrum of city life. Aesthetically appealing with a touch of history the chic bohemian home is as unpredictable and unique as its owner. Impeccable style and luxurious statement decor the boho vibe carries on from one room to the next.

Designing with vintage architectural arches and antique doors makes you build rooms around them, considering them as functional art and creating design that flows in tandem with historic nuances. Vintage aesthetic wood textures play throughout the home, keep the rest of the home fairly neutral, a warm color palette plays with distressed patina consoles and bold contemporary art.

The house is bright, cozy and welcoming, balancing dark wood doors with a cool, hip vibe. Boho sanctuaries make you want to linger and stay, caressing you with their energies. Your personal style should reflect in the decor keeping it characteristic and appealing instead of being trendy. Hand carved authentic antique doors crafted by artisans in teak wood with elaborately carved headers and studded with metals gives the connection to history and tradition.

Textured cabinets, soft blush hues or bold brass cladded armoires define the corners and hallways. Whitewashed coffee tables with hints of burnished brass on a sisal rug and pillows in vintage fabrics give a touch of bohemian rhapsody.

We are not looking for perfect symmetry rather a kink in furnishings gives the edgy eclectic vibe. The vintage sofa table asks you to look at it with the deep relief carvings and the muted shades dispersed randomly yet in a pattern of design.

The boho home has a beautiful Buddha carved wall relief that touches your inner spirit and calms you with its energy. Surround yourself with the love and beauty of old world design and reclaimed woods, bohemian treasures that capture your heart.

Exotic embellished fabrics, perfectly disheveled pashmina throws, an abundance of green plants in big brass urns the boho interior has a collected and worldly appeal, each piece has a story and a purpose. The earthing cabinets with brass horses or the carved sunrays cabinets bring in energies creating a balance with nature.

Hang a lush patterned tapestry behind the bed as a headboard, using a vintage door mantle as a tapestry rod letting the fabric take its natural folds. The sequins play with the sunlight creating dancing patterns on the white linen bedspread. Create a sense of dramatic boho design with sari curtains that let the sunlight in and are yet boldly colored.

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Source by Era Chandok

Paint by Number Frequently Asked Questions

Paint by Numbers – Paint by Numbers is an amazing hobby that can teach someone to master the craft of painting. It is recognized as one of the best stress relieving hobbies there are. We put this FAQ together to help answer some of the more common question pertaining to the hobby.

What is Paint by Numbers? – Dating back to the 50s, paint-by-numbers was known as a style of art that was performed by filling in pre-numbered areas on a canvas with specific matching colors of paint. This popular art form was brought to market in a kit form.

What is included in a paint-by-number kit? – Each paint-by-number kit comes with everything that you need to complete the project. You’ll get paint brushes, the canvas with numbered fields for you to paint and you’ll also get matching paint vials numbered so it’s easy to match the paints to the canvas. There is also an instruction manual and a picture guide with what the painting should look like when it’s done.

What sizes of artwork are available? – For most paint-by-number kits the average size is 16 inches by 20 inches but there are kits that are larger or multiple panel. Some of them are large enough to be considered wall art.

Do I need to be an artist to do paint-by-numbers? – Absolutely not, paint by numbers is designed to be a learn as you go type of structured art. You will gain skill over time plus, there are varying difficulties of kits from very simple ones to insanely intensive kits that will test even the serious artists.

How long does it take to complete a kit? – That really varies depending on the difficulty of the kit and the amount of time that you can dedicate to doing your paint buy number project. It’s meant to be more of a relaxing activity so it’s hard to say. It could take days weeks or even months depending on the time that you want to put into it.

When you want to switch colors should you clean your paint brush? – Yes, it’s advisable and you should also clean it between each painting session. Rinse the paint in a brush basin or container water. If needed you can add a touch of mild soap and thoroughly clean the paint from the bristles. Reshape the brush to allow the dry between uses. Never let it sit out of the container of water or rest on its bristles.

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Source by Donald Martin

Wear Scrubs to Do Some Painting

Painting any part of your house is always going to be a big job. From the preparation to the cleanup, a lot of work is going to be involved. If you are going to be doing some painting in your house, the best way to get the job done is to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. That being said, the quickest way to do that is to dress comfy. There could be no better way to dress comfy than by wearing a pair of womens scrubs.

By dressing comfortably to do your painting, you will feel less stress without even realizing it. Scrubs will make it easy to do all the bending and stretching that comes with the entire paint job. If you will be taping off all the woodwork around the room, scrubs will be so comfortable and less hindering than a pair of jeans. If you will be painting your ceiling, they won’t distract you as your struggle to roll the paint on above your head. If this is the case, you are going to get paint in your hair as well as on your clothes!

The best part of wearing print scrubs to do your painting is that they are relatively inexpensive. You can buy a few pairs of scrubs for the same cost that some people pay for one pair of jeans. It won’t be the end of the world if your scrubs get paint on them and then thrown into the work clothes pile. Depending on which type of scrubs you are wearing and what color paint you are using, you might even be able to get a little bit of paint on them and still wear them for other purposes.

No matter what area of your room you are painting, you are going to get paint on your clothes. Try as hard as you might, this is the inevitable truth. Painting makes a huge mess, no matter how hard you try to keep things neat. You will start off good, but as the day wears on you will get sloppy. Not only will your scrubs pants make you feel comfortable as you move around the room, it will also ease your mind if you get paint on them. Scrubs are good to wear for just about anything you do around the house. From vacuuming to cleaning the bathtub, they are some of the comfiest clothes around. While you might not wear your scrubs out in public, they are great for doing all the odds and ends that have to be done around the house.

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Source by Alice Lane

Serch Bythol Jewelry

Celtic jewelry is today much sought after for its beautiful designs and artwork and also for a way for ethnic groups to display their heritage. This jewelry is still able to convey its symbolic message to those who understand it.

This Celtic love symbol of everlasting love takes the form of 2 Celtic triple spirals or Triskeles. Each one takes the form of three cornered knots which represent the body, mind and spirit of people. When joined together the Triskeles form a circle which represents eternity. Thus, the Serch Bythol symbol represents two people who are joined eternally, mind body and soul in everlasting love.

Celtic designs

The aura that surrounds these designs is steeped in tradition and folklore. The meanings attributed to Celtic symbols have over the years been handed down orally from generation to generation to what we today recognise and revere. Celtic symbols take the form of knots, spirals, crosses and labyrinths. Spirals are represented in the Serch Bythol.


The spiral in ancient symbolism reflected the universal pattern of growth and evolution that is found in the natural world. There is no beginning or ending in spiral patterns and it is an ongoing process of innocence and discovery, of community and the essence that connects all things to each other.

The triple spiral known as the Triskele is also known as the Celtic triple Goddess symbol. The triple goddess represented the phases of life of maiden/mother and crone or the three phases of the Moon.

Double spirals signify balance. They can also signify a time when day and night are equal in length, in other words the equinox.

Spirals that are clockwise owe their symbolism to a time when the Druids favored the moon, yet this spiral represents the Sun. Loosely wound spirals symbolized the summer sun while a tightly wound spiral expressed the shorter winter days and longer nights.

Circles are also important in Serch Bythol symbols as they are believed to be the building block of Celtic imagery.

In Celtic symbolism the spiral is also known as the Triskele, representing in ancient belief the triad of sky/earth/sea or maiden/mother/crone and in Christianity the Holy Trinity.

The Triskele

The Triskele is very often represented in Celtic art and today we see it represented in the form of tattoos, clothing and most commonly in jewelry. Apart from signifying Celtic ancestry or tradition the Triskele represented unity and everlasting relationships between various entities. The Triskele resembles interconnected spirals that have neither a beginning or ending and so look as though they are one continuous line flowing in one direction.

Even before the Celts reached Ireland the Celts left their signature in the form of a Triskele symbol. Because of this we can trace its ancient heritage back to Celtic culture yet it is uncertain where the original Celts came from. The Celts we know were a tribe of migratory people who may have traveled down through Scotland from the cost of Africa or may even have come through Egypt, France and Spain.

The most common Triskele symbol has been found dating back to the Neolithic period which signified a period during which the rise of stone tools, crop growing and crafts such as jewelry flourished. The Celts produced beautiful pieces of art and possessed superior craftsmanship qualities. They adopted their designs from things around them, from nature and from their spiritual beliefs and produced intricate pieces of jewelry wrought from metal, gold and silver. The modern jewelry we see today accepts the traditional meanings of these ancient symbols and is worn with pride.

Celtic jewelry

Celtic jewelry was further refined with the advent of Christianity and became much sought after items by traders and merchants. Today Celtic jewelry is extremely popular and many jewellers of Celtic pieces still practice the same techniques of the ancient and skilled craftsmen.

The secret meanings of the ancient Celtic spirals can be traced back to the 6th century and carry with them noteworthy spiritual and sentimental value for those who give and to those who wear it.

The whorls or spirals found in Serch Bythol jewelry emerged as a common symbol of Celtic artwork and are considered one of the most important examples of Celtic symbolism. For this reason it is no surprise that the joining of Triskeles and the resulting circle that has no beginning and no ending is being worn today as Celtic wedding jewelry to express everlasting love.

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Source by Tim Lazaro

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