Origami Art tips


There are a lot of unique and interesting crafts and art forms for people to do and enjoy. One that I find truly amazing is origami. Imagine starting with a flat sheet of paper and with a few folds and sculpting, end up with a crane, star, bull or hundreds of other incredible creations. It’s amazing! There seems to be a question as to where this art form first originated because paper decomposes so rapidly that it’s hard to prove the exact origin. The name is Japanese tho, Ori meaning to fold and gami meaning paper.

Japan seems to have an extensive history of this art with even a poem on record from 1680 that describes paper butterflies in a dream, but there is also evidence of Spain, Germany, China and other areas having a long history of this art form as well. I’m not sure why, but my vote goes to Japan, mainly I guess because of the name, but China is also in the running seeing how they supposedly were the first to invent paper. In the early years of paper, it was expensive,

Advantages of Online Art Galleries Tips


People are generally too busy these days to do even routine tasks and just want to rush back home after work to relax. One has to be an art enthusiast to spare time to visit an exhibition. Moreover, if there are two or more exhibitions at the same time, you will rarely be able to attend both, no matter how much you wish you could. Obviously, you would have to give one exhibition a miss and find solace in the joys of the other.

Thankfully, purchasing methods for art have evolved over the centuries. Today, cyberspace is the most popular and the latest platform for art browsing, auctioning, selling, and of course buying. For the modern art buyer, it is very exciting to move around online art galleries.

Art lovers have the opportunity to see many more pieces and to appreciate them at their own leisure rather than visiting a traditional gallery. There is also the advantage of discretion on an auction and sale websites as it is much easier to make a bid and to buy an item. Generally, the rules for selling and purchasing remain the same,

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Pure Art From the Heart


MIAMI, Florida: It’s all about love.

No matter where you turn throughout Gallery Art, Aventura, Biscayne Boulevard, Florida, you are bound to be energised by the works of Jozza, from the heart out. He certainly puts his heart in his art as he playfully visualizes the main objects of his affections on several planes. These objects include nature and animals, but there are certainly some aspects of his own life’s experiences which he relates through his acrylics. Sometimes with Biblical references like from The Garden of Eden. Putting the pop in popular, “Jozza expresses love through animated lines, shapes, happy colors and faces he uses to pattern his budgeted space.”

He has a distinct way of using bright colours such as hues of yellows, orange, green, and even blue that makes people gravitate to his work, on command of his paint brush. The other element one will find impacting about his work is the huge over 20 dimensions, and of course, the fact that he has applied the paint so well.

His works are for sure inspirational and creative enough to make you fall in love with life and humanity,

Origami History

The Origami Beginning

Origami is the art of paper folding. It is a great way to spend time creating beautiful things and a great hobby to enjoy.

So where does origami come from? Where did it get its start?

Origami History

Ori in Japanese means paper and gami in Japanese means folding. So Origami means to fold paper.

Before origami could be developed it had to be invented. The person who did that was a Chinese man named Cai Lun who lived under the Han Dynasty in the second century around 105 AD. He came up with a way to make paper.

At first paper was difficult to make and very expensive. But it was fabricated and used in monasteries to record all sorts of information.

It is Monks who brought paper from China to Japan. And it is in Japan where someone got the bright idea to start folding it.

Paper folding was done for ceremonial things like weddings and grand occasions. The “noshi” or folded paper was given as a gift and was even thought to bring good luck among samurai warriors.

Butterfly origami, for example,

The Fine Art of Giving Tips

A Time of Giving

As the holidays approach, it is time to reflect on the fine art of giving. Can there possibly be a better way to express your gratitude and love? I think not.

Handmade Gifts

With handmade gifts and all things origami, each pair of earrings and other imaginative creations made from decorative paper, express one’s own individuality and attempt to touch the hearts of others. The act of creating something of beauty with one’s hands provides the ultimate sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.

Origami Earrings

When designing a pair of earrings, there is much thought given to the color and quality of the origami paper, how the beads or crystals will enhance the final assembly, in what order or pattern they will be strung, and whether they will be highlighted in gold or silver. Crystals and beads have been attributed with certain spiritual properties such as healing, promoting good health, harmony, mental clarity, accepting love and having a positive outlook on life. These are some of the elements imbued in handmade origami jewelry and gifts.

The Art of Origami

According to Nick Robinson’s, “Art, Origami & Education,”

How to Learn the Origami Art Tips

Do you want to learn one of the oldest and most exciting crafts? The origami art comes from China or Japan many centuries ago and still is very popular among children and adults. What makes it so great? Maybe the simplicity of the shapes, the elegance and the beauty of the created crafts. Maybe the fact that it’s the most affordable and unpretentious craft for you or your kids.

If you want to learn how to make origami yourself, there are just few steps you need to take. The best way to start is buy buying a practical origami book containing cut out sheets for folding. Such books provide you with an easy way to start, because the dashed lines and arrows make it perfectly clear what to do on each step.

These books are most appropriate for beginners. Once been there, you can start with something more complex. Buy a book containing models and instructions but without pages with real size folds and dashed lines. Generally these books will be cheaper and will contain more complex models. You will need the experience you gained with the beginner books, because some folds can’t be explained

Beauty Of Origami Swan

Now when it comes to making different birds out of origami it seems that most people seem to think of the traditional cranes. Now these cranes are very beautiful but what has been more impressive to me has been the origami-swan. It is still very impressive to me how creative people can be with a simple piece of paper. I was in Japan a few years ago and when I got off of the plane I was very hungry so my friends and I decided to go and get something to eat. As we went to look at all of the different restaurants I noticed that there was a museum in the airport.

After my friends and I finished eating I suggested that we go and check out the museum, now my friends did not want to go but ended up going with me, the museum was dedicated to the art of origami and it was so beautiful that I fell in love with origami at that very moment. I walked around the museum for hours, I walked around for so long that all of my friends left me to go and check the hotel out.

Enjoy the Beautiful Hobby of Origami Tips

The practice of origami, or paper folding, has long been one of the most popular of hobbies, and origami is certainly one of the oldest of all crafts.

The exact origins of the art of origami are still shrouded in mystery. It is known, however, that paper was first developed in China during the first century A.D. By the sixth century A.D., Buddhist monks had brought this new invention to Japan. It is unclear, however, whether the art of folding paper we known today as origami originated in the Japanese or Chinese culture. It is widely recognized, however, that it was the Japanese who raised origami to a high art form. The very word origami is a Japanese word. The term oru translates to “to fold”, while the term kami translates to “paper”.

Many schoolchildren use the art of origami to make gifts for family members and friends, and origami is one of the simplest, and least expensive, crafts for teachers to do with their students. In addition to those ever present paper airplanes (often made without the teacher’s approval), origami is often used in school to create elaborate birds, animals, boats and toys.

Art Gallery Show Etiquette

Do you remember long ago when you had to stand up in grade school in front of strangers and perform? Or better yet, still in school and throwing a party? Yep that is similar to what an art opening is like. The nervousness and anticipation. The gallery owner asks him/herself questions like: Will anybody come? If they do come will they buy anything? Did I advertise enough? Did I forget someone?

The artist(s) asks all those questions plus: Did I take to long talking to that person? Am I missing an opportunity by not talking to that person? Who is that person? Have I already talked to them? Am I sounding like a recording of myself – just push the “play” button and the elevator pitch comes out? Why did I not just become an office worker with a steady income, lots of free time, company benefits, paid vacation, and always an abundance of work to do – like my parents encouraged me to?

Now both the gallery owner and the artist(s) have all that in common, in addition they have to smile and act like it does not matter. Think of the Dial commercial

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Beautiful Older Women Galleries

Beautiful older women galleries
do I fit in?
I line my paintings in a hallway
see them there
does magic come their way?
Have I met the master of my own heart?

My gothic angel art
my whimsical angels of crystal
a pegasus I did ride here.
I see beginnings
the gate that leads me to survival
knowing my own being.
My lessons are in the doing.
Art is who I am.

I set out to meet the day
creativity reaches for me
rainbows or storm
I cannot tell as yet.
Fine art paintings
reproduction of my heart.
The sun is showing its head
I smile on past accomplishments.
Art is who I am.

It is a toss up
will my frailties trump me
will I bend
will I fly like a pegasus?
will I swim like a mermaid?
I lean toward opportunities
beautiful older women
and their galleries of age
timeless and ageless.
The Universe does smile on them
and hand them notes in the hallway.
I patiently wait for mine.
Art is who I am.

There is a darkness in me
late at night
I paint by candles

Buying Art Online

Buying art is not a new concept. A profitable market for these unique products has been evident throughout history. For over a decade, in addition to traditional art galleries, art has also been available from a variety of online galleries. According to IBISWorld, in 2011 there was a 288 million dollar revenue generated in online art sales in the US (IBISWorld, 2011).

Therefore, why are art fans still skeptical about buying artwork online? Is it the fear of purchasing an art piece and then being disappointed once it arrives to their home? Is it not having an art guru next to them guiding them throughout the process? No matter what the customer’s needs are, if a brick and mortar gallery can meet them, an online gallery will be able to do so as well.

Many customers feel that the main benefits of buying an art piece in a traditional gallery include the ability to see it in front of them and to have a gallery employee answer questions regarding the piece or the artist. Nowadays, most online art galleries have flexible return policies, which allow the customer to have artwork delivered to their chosen location and

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Tips to Grab Galleries With Your Artist

Serious about winning the attention of a good art gallery or dealer? If so, you need to understand the core common elements that successful art gallery directors and art sales people look for when they visit and review your artist website.

In our experience Galleries, Art Dealers, and Art Buyers have as many views of how work should be showcased online as there are stars in the sky. The wonderful thing is that these skills and preferences have been developed through the process of actually buying and selling art. Don’t ever under-estimate the experience and skill required to do this consistently – at Art Marketing Secrets we take our hats off to good art salespeople – and you can learn a lot from them.

In the last five years we’ve talked to a lot of galleries and dealers and we’ve found there are common elements which most agree on regarding what they like to see when they visit artist websites. Here is a snapshot for you to focus on:

    1. You might only have a few seconds to make an impression! Art dealers are business people who need to sell to survive and prosper. While they

What You Should Know About Art Galleries Tips

Art galleries are a little like stores, but they are not exactly stores, so what are art galleries?

An art gallery is a link between an artist and the public. It is absolutely indispensable to our cultural life. Without galleries art would be kept in the confines of museums, and reserved to the elite. In fact galleries are the only places where you admire freely works of art.

You should not think about art resellers in the same way that you think about art galleries. Art resellers buy works of art (from already established artists) and resell them. Art galleries cater to artists in whom they believe, and represent these artists. They ensure the promotion of the artist’s work, and endeavor to make the public aware of the artists they represent. The risks are higher, and the profits much less.

Some people are intimidated to enter a gallery, because they think that they might not look like someone who would go into a gallery to buy art. The fact is that, there is no particular a buyer looks like, and besides, there is no obligation to buy. Gallery owners as well as artists are happy

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Oil Paintings Art Galleries

Many oil painting artist love spending hours each day practicing their craft. After they are done with the painting they then will want their work to be seen and appreciated. Hundreds will sell their art work to private people while other will put their work up for display at museums. These days more and more oil paintings art that can be showcased on the internet. This gives the many artist more options on how to display their art for the world to view.

Now in stead of going out to an art gallery, art lovers of oil paintings can relax at home and look at all the art paintings they want while online. The artist can also set up a way to have a digital photo gallery of their work stored away in where people can view whenever they wish too.

When an artist wants to set up a gallery of their paintings online there are several things that must be done. First they will need to scan their oil paintings and then they will want to pick out which art paintings they want to post. The artist will need to upload the images of

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Where to Find Original Art

While art has been created, bought, and sold throughout the centuries it’s sometimes a little hard where to find original art for sale. This is mainly because there are so many masterpieces already out there that people are still trying to get their hands on. However, there are a lot of talented new artists out there who are worth checking out.

Finding original artwork for sale shouldn’t actually be too hard if you take the time out to do a bit of research. Many new artists like to sell their work through their own galleries, workshops, exhibits and websites. You may need to know a bit about the art world to find out where some of these places are and where local events are held.

You can also find original art at various art galleries, arts and craft shops, art stores, and some furniture and department stores. You may be able to find some at local trade shows as well as flea markets. However, the art you usually find in these two places is generally older works.

As mentioned, you can find quite a bit of original art for sale on the internet. You

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Galleries Do Not Lay Golden Eggs

If Aesop had written a fable about galleries, it would have sounded a lot like this one. As you read, replace the word “gallery” for “goose”:

“A man and his wife had the good fortune to possess a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough, and, imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it. Then, they thought, they could obtain the whole store of precious metal at once; however, upon cutting the goose open, they found its innards to be like that of any other goose.”

(This passage is from a file from the Wikimedia Commons.)

Many artists would love to get a gallery, so they can concentrate on creating art. No more filthy business stuff.

Not going to happen. You are always in charge of managing your side of the business equation, no matter where you show and sell your art. There is no golden goose. Even if there were one, she would have to be popping eggs out at a great rate to support you.

You get

Buying Art in San Francisco Tips

Destination San Francisco

San Francisco is known around the world for the Golden Gate Bridge, the Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street famed for supposedly being the most crooked street in the world. However, did you know that San Francisco is also known as the art capital of the western hemisphere? Thousands of art lovers arrive in the city each year to visit its galleries, art exhibitions and museums. The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the world famous San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have all emerged as the centerpiece of attraction for passionate art lovers from all over the world. Many of them buy art objects and take them home. Buying art in San Francisco isn’t simply an exercise, it’s an experience of a lifetime for many.

The International Art Circuit

The art-buying spree we are all experiencing currently is global. From Dublin to Dubai, scores of art lovers are hopping on to cheap discounted flights and globetrotting in their quest to buy art. What has fueled this fire a downturn in the economy not withstanding? The answer may not

International Art Fairs Tips

The Gallery needs no introduction as it has carved a niche for itself in the world of art exhibitions. Its virtually seminal concept of listing art fairs from across the globe has allowed amateur as well as professional artists to gain international exposure through a user-friendly forum that assist them to showcase their work and talents for art lovers and connoisseurs everywhere.

Just a few of the many invaluable features offered at the art Gallery include commission-free purchases of art pieces, a hugely informative online magazine which features daily updates, design competitions, and visitors’ votes for showcased works of art. The popular street art section is decidedly hip with its unusual combination of videos and images of murals, graffiti and other avenues of street art and expression, which truly makes for entertaining as well as absorbing and thought-provoking displays.

Artists are arguably the user group which finds the gallery most useful in terms of the opportunity to showcase their talent and to find international exposure, as well as to make contact with other professionals and compare notes. Every artist can create his or her unique profile page, and students of art are especially likely to

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How To Purchase Art Online Tips

You love art and want art – but don’t know where to start! As a first time collector, you want to make the right decision. When first starting a collection, it can be pretty intimidating to go into a gallery or speak to a dealer when you don’t know what kind of art you like. With the proliferation of the use of the Internet, it’s easier and easier to purchase art online. Traditionally, gallery dealers and art agents would have control over the art world making art a very inaccessible to the masses. That has all changed with the Internet and some amazing online sites to purchase art. One of my favourite sites to research and buy art online is Artsy when you don’t have a gallery, art dealer or art agent or consultant to help you.

Artsy is a highly reputable site to find amazing artwork. It has over 300,000 artworks, architecture and design by close to 40,000 artists. Artsy has a wide range of artworks such as contemporary artwork all the way to the old masters. Artists include Damien Hirst, Gary Taxali, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Damian Ortega, Anish Kapoor

Entertainment And Arts Hotpots in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale boasts of a culture that is as deep as its oceans any individual can ever fathom. Its heritage is diversified by the arts and entertainment that make its communities alive and dynamic. Throughout the year, there are festivals and events that foster interaction and unity among its residents. Here are some of the arts and entertainment hotspots in the city where you can spend fun time alone or with friends and family.


Located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Artserve holds the reputation of being one of America’s six art incubators. The 20000 square foot art facility has a professional art gallery, dance studio, auditoriums, conference rooms, and office suites. It also holds programs and services that aim to help local artists turn their arts into profitable businesses. It is a haven for both artists and art enthusiasts. The facility also holds regular exhibits which focus on bringing diverse kinds of art to the public.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

On 900 N. Birch Road, you can find the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. It is a historic house museum erected on 35 acres of pristine barrier island in Fort Lauderdale.