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Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Ian Bracegirdle 
 Article Title :: African Mask
African Masks The following is a general over view of African Masks. If you are interested in collecting African mask from galleries or even primary sources we are going to establish some links which take you to places where masks are for sale. Stay with the site as it progresses and the links will be established to useful African Masks contacts. Those of you who are thinking of a collecting trip to Africa may well find the following site useful. There are still places in Africa where genuine old masks can be bought, generally through dealers. Also watch out for fakes as they do abound. Remember buy things you like as investment can go up as well as down. If you like that carving or mask   (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Ian Bracegirdle 
 Article Title :: Carnival and Madi Gras Masks
Carnival Masks and Masquerade Masks Where did the use of Carnival masks and Masquerade masks begin? The Venetian Carnival began over 900 years ago. It has run except for a gap ( from 1797 - 1987 ) and is replayed in its 18th century form today. Many other carnival masks and masquerade mask traditions can be traced back far into medieval times. The true roots came be traced back even further. Venice and other European masquerades are the precursors to modern Madi Gras and masquerade in the Americas. But again I ask where did the traditions of Carnival and carnival masks begin? Take a trip back in time to the Roman times. Around mid February there used to be a Festival called Lupercali  (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Ian Bracegirdle 
 Article Title :: Central American Masks
Central and South America Central and Southern America have a rich masking history. One of the earliest examples dates from 10000 to 12000 BC. It is a fossilised vertebra of an extinct lama representing the head of a coyote. More recent records begun during the conquest of the area, contemporary excavations combined with murals by the indigenous people reveal an array of styles and uses. Most of the surviving masks are apparently burial masks. Often they are carved from some form of rock or made form clay. Skull masks, some jade encrusted, have also been excavated. These are believed to hold the spirits of gods or ancestors and when captured from an enemy take away power. In  (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Ian Bracegirdle 
 Article Title :: Pacific North West Coast American Masks
Pacific North West Coast North American Masks North America is home to a fantastic range of American masks. Some of these are traditional dating back centuries others are modern based upon the traditions of Madi Gras and adaptations. If we extend the range a little into the Caribbean there is also the Trinidad Carnival the most famous of the festivals in this particular culture. The area to be covered here are; The Pacific North West Coast The masks of the Pacific West Coast of North America are a reflection of the lifestyle, mythology and religious beliefs of the indigenous people. Here you will come across several distinct tribes, the most well known being; Haida, Kwakwaka'wakw ( or   (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Andrew Malek 
 Article Title :: Take Spectacular Nighttime Photos with your Digital Camera - Part I
Night photographs express a special something that cannot be seen in normal daytime photography. Whether it is a photograph of a moon and starlit sky over a windy deserted beach, the excitement of a downtown cityscape when the lights go on, or just a picture of you and some friends in front of a favorite hangout, nighttime photos, when done right, are sure to attract attention. However, even for experienced photographers, nighttime photography can be a tricky situation. Photos often look unfocused, blurry, or lacking crucial details, and many may not come out at all. There are some tricks, though, to taking spectacular nighttime photos with your digital camera, tricks that can be explaine  (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Alan Detwiler 
 Article Title :: Making Homemade Gizmos For Fun - Inexpensive And Rewarding Projects
Making simple, homemade devices is fun for any young person who likes to tinker and build. The build-it-yourself enthusiast will get a great sense of accomplishment from creating self-designed items. Someone looking for a hobby or anyone interested in hands-on building and creating, can use common materials and items from around the house. You may need to purchase some inexpensive items such as glue or a small styrofoam ball. Many simple devices can be made with tools that most people already have such as scissors, hammer and pliers. Simple devices can be built in between 15 minutes and 1 hour. Particularly involved projects may take many hours to complete. Some projects could be useful   (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: David Kunstek 
 Article Title :: The "Memory" Collector
The “Memory” Collector Everyone collects something right? It may be baseball cards, hats, or some other type of sports memorabilia. Even if you don’t consider yourself a collector of anything, you may be and don’t even know it. How about the collection of tools in the cellar you don’t really use, but you have to have them! Even maybe all those movies laying around you no longer watch, sounds like a collection to me. More common items people typically collect are things like, coins, military items, guns, and sports items. Generally it will be something that once interested a person, had an impact on their lives or they just simply enjoyed. Me, I am a collector of shot glasses. Wh  (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Palyn Peterson 
 Article Title :: I Didn't Know These Are Slowly Destroying My Scrapbooks!
Once you spend your precious time and energy creating a scrapbook, make sure it lasts! There are a few simple things you can easily do to ensure that your scrapbooks look just as good as the day you finished them, for years to come. The first thing to avoid is paper that is not lignin-free. You've probably heard that before, and it is true, but what is lignin anyways? Lignin is a stiff component of a plant that quite literally holds it together. Although lignin is necessary for plants and trees, you want nothing to do with it! After a while, lignin will cause photos, fabrics and other paper that touch it to turn brown. Yes, lignin-free paper does cost more, but it is a vital part of preser  (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Cyd Klein 
 Article Title :: Decorate for the Holidays
Decorate for the Holidays -article by Cyd Klein sew-help-me.com When decorating your home for the holidays, determine the theme and ambience you want to create for visitors to your home. Pull out all the seasonal decorations you already own. Is there a common color or theme that stands out? Is so, go with that color to build your theme. Some color combinations that go well together are: Silver and any color Sage green and cranberry Gold and any color White on White White, blue, and silver Burgundy and gold If you have a favorite color, consider going monochromatic by decorating with that color in varying shades and tones. An example would be pale blue to navy. Are you a collector?   (read full article)
Category :: Hobbies Articles Author :: Ryan Whiteside 
 Article Title :: Best Site Poker has to Offer!
You can earn $100 a month with the best site poker has to offer! InterPoker is Internet Poker Party’s top choice of all the places to play online! When you play at InterPoker, they basically throw money at you in a variety of ways. They give so much money away it is almost surprising that they actually make money at their site! Not only do you make $100 every single month after you play 500 raked hands... ...you also make $500 everytime you make a royal flush. ...and with their bad beat jackpot which has reached over $15,000. You never have to worry about taking a bad beat again! They may ask if you want to open up a new table called proposition player program where they will pa  (read full article)
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