Indoor and Outdoor Acrylics
Acrylic paints are useful for indoor and outdoor arts and crafts projects. This paint is very versatile, water based, available in large containers, plastic tubes and plastic bottles, and very affordable. It is great for people who are allergic or sensitive to fumes and toxins associated with oil or petroleum based paints.
The main difference between water and oil is that oil will wear better and last longer. Your choice of paint depends on the project and your allergic reactions. The argument for the different paints seems to be personal.
When I first started to paint with acrylics I did what is typical of painting. I bought the student grade acrylics and recommended tablet paper, made sketches of portraits or landscaping and started painting. However, as you gain knowledge and confidence of painting with acrylics many projects come to mind and you wonder if acrylics can be used.
Types of Acrylics
Any surface will receive acrylics. All types of paper products, wood, metal, clay, concrete, and textiles. If the surface appears in our physical world it can be painted.
Practice and experiment with different types and brands of these tints. You will discover your favorites for the different art and craft projects you are creating. These paints may be used alone or mix and match.
Benefits of Primers, Mediums, and Sealants
Read more about painting with acrylics at https://hubpages.com/art/Acrylic-Arts-and-Crafts-Paint-Projects.
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Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument
As a child I took piano lessons and loved it. Until we could afford a piano I had practiced at our local church. Synchronized swimming was introduced to me and my interest changed. Later in life I took a few classes in drumming to understand assorted rhythms for my dance classes. While in college I selected voice lessons. I have always been surrounded by music or musicians for most of my life.
Listening, playing, singing, or dancing to or with musical instruments share many of the same benefits.
Types of Instruments
Regardless of the name of the instrument or what country they originate from there are four categories.
Playing an instrument can be accomplished at any age. As adults we usually know what type of instrument we would like to play. However, if in doubt piano appears to be the instrument of choice for both children and adults. By tradition the piano is considered to be the foundation or starting point.
Selecting a Musical Instrument
Music appreciation begins in preschool or kindergarten where students have hands on experience with various types of instruments.
A child watching the instructor play a piano or guitar to lead the group may be influenced to try these instruments.
Children enjoy blowing whistles; perhaps this is an indicator that children who enjoy whistling will be interested in woodwind or brass instruments.
Family members who play an instrument as a hobby or who are professional musicians will have strong influences over family members. The children who inherit genes for this endeavor have a head start created by nature.
Do not be discouraged if you did not inherit family genes for music. You are still able and capable to take part in musical endeavors.
To find what instrument is best suited for your personality type; try these ideas.
I selected the piano as a child
I tried a flute which my friend liked and discovered I did not have the lungs for it.
As an adult I sampled the guitar, but the steel strings cut my fingers.
Later I enjoyed the drums because I wanted to learn different rhythms. Because I have participated in Middle Eastern dancing I played the doumbek in order to learn the different beats associated in this dance art. Many belly dancers have joined drum circles to better their understanding of the different beats in order to enhance their dancing and to enable a more accurate dance display with musicians during live stage performances.. Musicians appreciate the professional belly dancers who have mastered the beats.
I am not a musician but I do respect people who have mastered playing one. The main importance of your selection is that you love it and you enjoy it.
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Most people know if they are truly shy or not. But, when you are considering belly dancing classes and unfortunately you hear negative comments, your shyness shines brightly. Belly dancing is exactly the type of dance which removes shyness.
Shyness is removed because:
There are physical, emotional, and spiritual changes
Self-esteem is recognizing your personal accomplishments. For me this dance seemed natural and with practice it seemed easy to me. However, to many women it is a difficult dance to learn. Others find it challenging. However, when you have accomplished or mastered the movements and rhythms you know that you have accomplished the rewards of perseverance and you can take pride in your accomplishments.
There are many misconceptions about this dance by those who do not understand.or lack knowledge. They are missing a great personal adventure of wonderful experiences.
The professional dancers in this industry are performing artists. They bring an uplifting and positive status to belly dancing. Accomplishing being a dancer in this industry is a part of your being and self-worth.
The movements used in this individual dance style requires focused attention in order to execute successfully. This brings attention to the body and how it works. The physical movements help the individual to lose weight or firm their curves.
The student notices the physical changes in her body and confidence emerges with these changes. Negative self-image is removed with positive proof of figure changing benefits and she feels better about her female body. Self-confidence emerges which in turn changes mental attitudes, emotional problems, and spiritual renewal..
There are other arts and crafts projects which partner with the dance movements.
This list is what I know, but, there are many other arts and crafts activities which support this dance interest.
Women are Unique
Women are very inventive, imaginative, and creative and these are three of many reasons as to why this dance removes shyness.
Read about the sensual art of this dance.