Adhesives for Mosaic Art

Before starting that first mosaic project, the artist must decide upon the correct adhesive. Choosing the glue will insure that the mosaic will last forever. If you choose the wrong adhesive then be certain that your tesserae will not last long on the surface no matter where it is placed or how well it is…

Bricklaying Basics

When you build with bricks you're creating something that can be appreciated for generations. It's not uncommon to find structures in complete ruin except for the masonry such as a brick chimney or wall. The reasons for do-it-yourself bricklaying vary, but the primary reason seems to be cost. Others include learning a valuable skill for…

Diego Velazquez – A Painter’s Painter, a Realist Star

The Spanish painter, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, or Diego Velázquez, is reputed for his unique and talented skills of integrating color, space, light, and mass in equal value. Born in Seville, Spain on June 06, 1599, Diego Velazquez is noted for his remarkably personal and ingenious style. Well trained in languages and philosophy,…

Misogyny and The Maltese Falcon

Look at any list of "top noir novels" or "best crime fiction books" and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett is invariably near the top. The novel was first published in 1930 and stands as a bastion of the 'hard-boiled' vintage crime stories. Although the plot is quite remarkable, I am not interested in providing…

I Strained My Neck Shoveling!

Yep, you read that correct. Not a lower back injury but a neck injury. The mechanism is the same but I wanted to address neck pain in this article. The fact of the matter is: you can strain any muscle or joint doing just about any activity. In this example a patient of ours was…

8 Tips to Cheer Up Depressed Pets

What if laTely, you've beenicing your pet sleeps abnormally (more than usual), eats less, seems sad, and spends most of its time moping round the house. All these behaviors are totally opposite to his or her normal behavior. Without a doubt, you may start to worry! Depression is what your furry friend may be experiencing.…

Commercial and Residential Elevators

Commercial and residential elevators provide smooth and safe up and down transportation in any home or commercial environment. These devices utilize cutting edge technology and are ideal accessibility devices. While of great functional value, elevators add elegance to residences and commercial settings. They also increase the value of your homes. Advantages and Safety Features There…

3 Reasons to Get a Personalized Number Plate

Personalized number plates are exactly that – a plate that is personal to the owner. Typically when a car is bought, it comes with a registration number. This is specific to the vehicle. Personalized plates are often called cherished plates or private plates. The terms are reliably inter-changeable. Whatever term you use, practically anyone can…

Things to Consider When Buying Coal Stoves

Coal stoves are a truly effective way of heating a home, however before you run out and buy one for your own home there are certain factors that need to be taken into consideration first. It is crucial that you know what these factors are as this will help you to determine just which is…