Enjoy a Hobby in Art Collectibles

Having been an avid collector of a number of different subjects for many years, I can honestly recommend collecting as a fun and very interesting hobby.

Collecting, no matter what the collected subject is will be a fun and highly enjoyable hobby, and I have found that one of the more interesting items to collect is art collectibles. There are many different items to be found, which once created or painted will become a work of art in their own right. This artwork then becomes an art collectible. Art enthusiasts will collect such things as items made from animal bone, and wooden novelty items, all of which will have been hand carved or had artwork painted on.

Many people have large collections of designer rugs which are seen as art. Other art collectibles are limited edition plates, thimbles, Christmas ornaments, and figurines produced by such companies as Franklin Mint. And then of course, a huge majority of art collectors are people who collect fine art paintings.

People who have art collectibles as their hobby will always find their own favourite artists whose works they enjoy and appreciate. They will often choose to collect art from one particular artist, either an old master or an artist from the present; Then again, other collectors will choose to have items from the works of a number of different artists. There are of course those who will fill their collection, with art and art objects which are based on a particular theme, such as landscape paintings, animal figures, or various types of sheet music. It is not uncommon for people to think of art collector’s as being very rich; they think that they may have the ability to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on, lets say an original Monet. However people who do not have huge amounts of money at their disposal can also collect art.

I found that collecting postcards was a very good place to start. If you visit museums of art, you will find in their gift shops high quality items, these include glossy postcards which depict some of their art collections. If you purchase any of these cards, you will begin to really appreciate that anyone can build an art collection. A very good source of art collectibles is the online auction site eBay, no matter what type of art or collectible you wish to have. If you are just starting your collection, the choices and options available are quite overwhelming! You should also bear in mind that you can sell your own bits and pieces; this will help you to afford items for your own collection. Doing this on eBay would certainly help your budget. Other places you can find inexpensive items for your collection are, local flea markets, charity shops, and garage sales. You will be amazed at the treasures other people will be getting rid of.

A good thing when it comes to art collectibles is that you can find artists in every part of the world. When you become an art collector you should visit your local art shows, museums, and local galleries. Here you will be able to find out what inexpensive talent there is close to home. Because most pieces of art have a local theme, art collectibles make excellent travel souvenirs. For instance, the artist Heather Bagnoli specializes in oil paintings of landscapes and architecture most of which are found around her home in the Thames Valley. Of course, collectors of art will be able to find a local artist almost everywhere. Having an art collectible hobby will keep you interested in your surroundings and life in general. With an art collectible hobby you will have a beautiful home filled with wonderful art masterpieces. If having beautiful and interesting things around you is something you enjoy, then you really should consider starting an art collectible hobby today.

Arts and Crafts – 5 Reasons Why You Should Use Internet to Market Your Hobby Worldwide

Nowadays, internet had been ultimately used in various kind of things. From selling goods to provide free information to people worldwide.

To me, we must not put Internet aside as one of important platforms to make money and generate income out of it.

To market your hobby in arts and crafts with Internet, I’m 100% agree and directly give my support that Internet could double,triple or even quadruple your income compared to offline businesses.

Here, I will reveal out 5 reasons why you need to use Internet to market your hobby worldwide :

1. Marketing worldwide means you need to deal with millions of Internet users on the line every minute,every second and every day. If just 1% from 1 million visitors buy your product with just USD10 a product, you’ll be getting USD100,000.00. That’s just 1% buy from you. There are millions of web visitors every day. Just imagine!

2. Marketing your hobby will be much much more easier by using Internet. Some of the business through Internet need not you to have your own product but you can sell anything. Repeat, almost anything even you don’t have any idea who run the business. What you mainly need is your own commitment to promote the product and you’ll be getting commission out of it.

3. By using Internet, you can run your business wherever you want – even at the top of a mountain(as long as you can reach the Internet line). This mean that you can start to spread out your unique hobby in any place you like especially from the comfortable of your own house or at least as your part time job(if you don’t want to let go your permanent job).It’s up to you. If you made up your mind to start your business from your house, you need to accept that you’re the boss, you’re the coolie and you’re the staff. So, you will be getting 2 main passions – you will start your own business just by following your own hobby, passion and interest and second, your business will be running from the comfort of your own house without to think about the protocol of office jobs, arguing about parking place, sticking in the worst traffic jam and pressuring with unsettled workload day after day.

4. Some of unique or creative hobbies are just known in certain part of the world. If you want to sell the output or product of your hobby to local people, perhaps the products will be getting less profit because majority of the local people have the same hobby like yours.By using Internet, the unique hobby will be recognized and spread beyond your boundaries and the door to bigger income will be opened widely.

5. Internet is just not for selling physical products. With the increment of unstoppable computer technology, you can show your unique hobby in any shape through any platform. You can try to use video link, e-book, images, patterns etc. Those kinds of technologies will make your life easier. It means that you don’t have to manage your business physically. It can be done by clicking at your computer mouse only. Obstacles and fences that you need to go through in running business offline can be minimized through Internet.

So, the conclusion is Internet not just even make ideas in your head as a reality but you can market almost anything with your own hobby. In this case, guidance and references are important to make your dream come true.

The Art of Nail Art

Nail Art is the art of styling your finger nails with decorative stencils, polish and patterns that are unique and artistic. The history of nail art reaches back to around early 3000 BC when the Chinese invented the first nail polish. This polish was really enamel, which would take several hours to dry and then be a pretty pinkish red tone. Around 1830s the first wooden sticks for manicures were invented in Europe. It was not until the 1920s that automotive paint inspired the modern nail polish that we know today. Soon afterward Revlon was born and nail industry blossomed into what we know it as today.

Today nail art ranges from the simplest French manicure to designs and art by world renowned artists that paint and sculpt unique design directly upon each nail. The techniques and tools used to accomplish these wonderful nail masterpieces are dotting tools, stamping plates which are similar to plating, nail polish, and even the classic wooden sticks are still used to manicure and mix paints.

The most technically advanced form of nail art is the use of special computerized digital printers that print designs and patterns that would not be possible otherwise or would be much more expensive for an artist to do it by hand. This technology is definitely the future for nail art and will allow women to finally be able to affordably design their nails as the ultimate accessory. They will be able to match their nails to their wardrobes, sense of style and personality that was never before possible.

Today with the improvement of nail polish quality that last longer and chip less, and technology used to embellish ones nails makes the possibilities and styles available seem endless. One must only have imagination, skills as an artist or a checkbook big enough to keep up with your nail art hobby to have amazing nails that extends ones personality.

Nail art stamping and dotting tools are really inexpensive and can be bought at local supply stores or online stores. With these tools you will be able to become a do it yourself expert. With some time, patience and learned skill you will be able to create your own nail art

There are many online tutorials and videos on YouTube that you can easily follow and learn how you can do some amazing styles quite easily. Nail polishes today run in many price ranges including prices around 1.50 to 20 dollars. There is a big gap in price and quality but I would highly recommend you buy nail polishes that are free from harmful chemicals that can be toxic to your body. I would look for nail polish such as the ones manufactured from the brands Deborah Lippmann, OPI, Zoya, China Glaze and other similar companies that make big three free.