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Painting: A Spiritual Pathway to the Divine


In a world increasingly driven by technology and fast-paced living, the art of painting provides an oasis of calm and introspection. It allows both the artist An Artist Portrait (Part Two) - This is the Part Two (and final part) of the true life story as artist written by Frank V. Cahoj for our Weblog. (Part One) An Artist Portrait (Part Two) I give an unbelievable amount of credence to these two early periods in my life: one of everlasting creation, one of analysis and disillusionment. The… and the observer to delve deep into a realm often considered transcendental. For many, painting serves as a bridge to the divine, a medium through which spirituality is explored and celebrated.

The Act of Creation

Painting, at its core, is an act of creation. Artists take inspiration from the world around them or from within, translating complex emotions Artists Psychology - Here's an interesting exclusive article Roland d’Humières, 56 years old psycho-analyst from Aix en Provence (France) has written for our Weblog. I think it to be a very interesting writing about the artists psychology, or maybe "arts psychology", what's behind an artists mind. Artists Psychology Whatever is his/her Art, painting, music, dance,

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“Painting: A Spiritual Pathway to the Divine”

Waffle Cooking is an Art

There is considerable debate surrounding the origins of waffles. The Dutch argue that they invented waffles, with the modern classic Dutch stroopwafels (syrup waffles) originating in Gouda during the 18th century. However, chiffon waffles, made from separated eggs, were already known in the Netherlands in the 16th century. The Belgians also claim that waffles are a Belgian invention, and the classic Belgian waffle, leavened with yeast, does have a long history.

The earliest mention of waffles that we have, however, comes from an English recipe for waffles in a 14th-century cookbook. Nowadays, British waffles are typically savory potato cakes served as a side dish rather than for breakfast.

Today, when people think of waffles, they often imagine American waffles. The method of making these batter cakes arrived in the Americas in the 1620s with Dutch pilgrims. The initial versions were more like drop cakes cooked on a griddle. In fact, it wasn’t until 1789 when Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron back from France that the modern waffle was born. It took another century for waffles to gain widespread popularity in America, where they were served with both sweet and savory dishes.

The American waffle is a batter cake that

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“Waffle Cooking is an Art”

Tools For Leather Crafting

Leather crafting has been around for thousands of years, and so have the tools used for it. There are various tools for different styles of leather crafting, such as sewing, stamping, or punching. It takes time, effort, and careful precision to create a well-crafted leather product, but with the right tools, leather crafting can be both enjoyable and rewarding.

One type of leather crafting is leather carving, which involves creating a three-dimensional effect on a leather surface. Tools required for this craft include mallets, stamps, bevellers, and swivel knives. This process can be time-consuming but is usually well worth the effort. First, the leather must be soaked in water for a certain amount of time before it is cased. The craftsman then uses a swivel knife to cut into the leather halfway while holding it vertically. Next, a beveller is used to create an indentation on one side of the leather, forming a vertical edge on parts of the image. The beveller is used while a mallet lightly strikes it. The final touches are dress cuts, made with a swivel knife.

The use of these tools varies depending on the desired effect. Bevellers can have different shapes, such …

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“Tools For Leather Crafting”