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Uses for Gothic Calligraphy

September 24, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Other

When I tell people that I know how to write gothic calligraphy, I often get questions like, “what is the use of knowing how to write calligraphy, you can do anything on the computer now?” If I didn’t write calligraphy, I would probably ask the same exact thing. Throughout this article, I will tell you …

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A Canadian Painter Of Native Americans

June 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Pastels

Using pastels as his favored medium to paint with, the Canadian artist Nicholas de Grandmaison spent over forty years of his career doing portraits of Native Americans or the First Nations of North America. Born in Russia from an aristocratic lineage, Nicholas de Grandmaison lived and created art in Canada for most of his artistic …


Recycling The Past With Architectural Salvage Items For The Present And Future

February 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Architecture

As part of the responsible effort to go green and recycling, architectural salvage items are growing in popularity as an affordable option for home décor while preserving the beauty and artistry of the past.   In the simplest terms, architectural salvage is the process of rescuing items and materials from buildings and homes that are …


Decorating With Architectural Antiques: Recycling At Its Best

February 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Wood

Olde Good Things rescues treasure trove of architectural antiques from demolition and makes them available to collectors, interior designers, and homeowners. Everybody wins with this recycling effort. Imagine seeing a vast collection of the most beautiful decorative antique items you’ve ever seen in your life, then finding out that the place where you saw them …


Cleveland Art Gallery Promotes Local Artists

February 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Art Galleries

Lake Erie Artists Gallery, located in historic Cleveland shopping center Shaker Square, is one Cleveland, Ohio art gallery that focuses on local northeast Ohio artists. The gallery used to be at Tower City Center, but moved in 2009 to its current location next to one of the city’s oldest restaurants, Balaton.  The space is open …