• Barley, The Nutritious Grain
    Arts & Crafts,  DIY

    Barley, The Nutritious Grain

    Barley is stated by historians to be the oldest of all cultivated grains. It seems to have been the principal bread plant among the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Jews especially held the grain in high esteem, and sacred history usually uses it interchangeably with wheat, when speaking of the fruits of the Earth. Among the early Greeks and Romans, barley was almost the only food of the common people and the soldiers. The flour was made into gruel, after the following recipe: “Dry, near the fire or in the oven, twenty pounds of barley flour, then parch it. Add three pounds of linseed meal, half a pound of…

  • ABC Of Soup Making
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    ABC Of Soup Making

    Lean, juicy beef, mutton, and veal, form the basis of all good soups; therefore it is advisable to procure those pieces which afford the richest succulence, and such as are fresh-killed. Stale meat renders them bad, and fat is not so well adapted for making them. The principal art in composing good rich soup, is so to proportion the several ingredients that the flavour of one shall not predominate over another, and that all the articles of which it is composed, shall form an agreeable whole. To accomplish this, care must be taken that the roots and herbs are perfectly well cleaned, and that the water is proportioned to the…

  • Airbrush Art Expert-Pamela Shanteau
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    Airbrush Art Expert-Pamela Shanteau

    Pamela Shanteau is a renowned airbrush artists who’s airbrush talent streams over multiple styles and surfaces. She is recognized among her peers and airbrush enthusiasts for your custom airbrush art. Her surfaces choices for her airbrush art include automotive and motorcycles and the body. It is her airbrush art on the motorcycles that has placed her in the ranks with other famous custom airbrush artists. Her airbrush art has been featured in the 2006 Iwata, the RM 2006 and the 2007 Paint calendars. The 2006 and also the 2007 Signature Harley Davidson calendars have featured Shanteau’s airbrush art. While these calendars show off a great deal of her talent they…

  • All About Post Cards
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    All About Post Cards

    Post cards are a great way to let people know how you are doing and what you are up to when you are away from home. However, there are many other times when you might send a postcard to someone. Postcards have their distinct advantages over other types of greetings like greeting cards and personal letters. First, they are shorter, and take less time out of your busy schedule or fun filled vacation to prepare and send off. Second, the cost of a postcard is minimal compared to the cost of a greeting card or special stationary. Finally, postcards are handy because they cost less in postage to mail to…

  • Airbrush Art On T-Shirts
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    Airbrush Art On T-Shirts

    Putting airbrush art on T-shirts can be a fun and creative hobby. For those that want to take it a step further it can also be fun and exciting business. T-shirts containing airbrush art are popular and unique to wear. What makes airbrushed t-shirts so unique is that one of a kind images can be created giving the wearer a shirt that no one else has. Thus making for a pretty fun hobby or profitable business. The great thing with airbrush art is that you really do not have to know how to draw. All you need to know how to do is successfully use the stencil that you wish…

  • The Arts and Crafts Mission
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    The Arts and Crafts Mission

    The terms Arts and Crafts and Mission Style are often used in synonymous today. They refer to a style of home design and furnishings emphasizing natural materials, especially wood, and showcasing a pronounced geometry in the design. Their tremendous revival in popularity stems largely from their association with hand-crafted elements (though many knock-offs are manufactured by machine), a rarity in this technologically advanced age. The pieces offer an heirloom quality and a patina that deepens with age. Arts and Crafts furnishings and interiors are also typically very durable and classic with a timeless appeal. They suit todays desire to simplify and get back to basics. Arts and Crafts interiors are…

  • Airbrush Art-Your Airbrush Parts
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    Airbrush Art-Your Airbrush Parts

    All beginner airbrush artists should understand the parts of their airbrushes and what these parts do. After all how can your create great airbrush art if you do not truly understand your airbrush equipment, Take the time to gain knowledge of all the parts of your airbrush will help you to learn how to properly work your airbrush and also how to take care of it. If your airbrush is internal mix then it will have a needle. The purpose of the needle is to control the paint flow. Any damage to your needle can cause very bad paint spray patterns. It is important to keep your needle from getting…

  • All You Need to Know to Print Your Own Shirt
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    All You Need to Know to Print Your Own Shirt

    Printing your own shirt can be fun! Have you always enjoyed being given personalized shirts as gifts, If so, this article will show you how to create your own! You only need a few key things to create and print your very own shirt. You need a computer, inkjet printer, great quality transfer paper, and a shirt. If you want, use software for printing your own shirt. If you have any sort of art program, that would work as well. You will need to decide what you want to print on your shirt. Logos, designs, pictures, or phrases among many others would be some options. You could go with a…

  • A Brief History of Stained Glass
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    A Brief History of Stained Glass

    Accounts vary on the earliest use of stained glass mainly because it was invented before recorded history. Some historians claim it was first used as a domestic luxury in the homes of wealthy Romans in the first century. Stained glass eventually gained recognition as an art form sometime in the fourth century as Christians began to worship openly and built elaborate churches to celebrate their religion. Other historians point to evidence in ancient ruins that implicate the use of stained glass in pagan traditions and decor. While we may never know the exact origin of the medium of stained glass it is clear that the spread of Christianity is directly…

  • All About Creating T Shirt Printing Designs
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    All About Creating T Shirt Printing Designs

    Have you ever seen a t shirt printing design and wished you could make a t shirt printing design, Some people think that making a t shirt printing design is complicated and a hard task. This is false. Making a t shirt printing design is one of the simplest things that you can do. In fact, you do not need to be an artist or even artistic to make a great t shirt printing design. We will explain why so that you can see how even the most untalented artist can make a great t shirt printing design. Creating a design for t shirt printing is simple because it can…

  • All About Custom T Shirt Printing
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    All About Custom T Shirt Printing

    Personalization is what makes custom t shirt printing so great. Because of personalization, custom t shirt printing is in higher demand then any other type of shirt printing. Custom t shirt printing has several benefits that it gives to people. Because of these benefits, custom t shirt printing has changed the way that some printing companies operate, and has helped build new methods for printing companies to distribute their products to consumers. With custom t shirt printing you can personalize any shirt with any type of picture you want. It can be a simple message with a family photo, up to a favorite character with your name. This is what…

  • All About Ecards
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    All About Ecards

    Perhaps one of the best things about the internet is the availability of the ecard, also known as the electronic greeting card. There is such a huge selection of sites that offer ecards, it is almost impossible to even conceive of a number. The word “free” might in a sense be misleading, since the sites have to have some sort of income to exist. Hence, pop-up ads and cookies that provide for the junk mail we must endure for the seemingly free ecards. But to many, it is but a minor annoyance to endure such things for the sake of something free. Anything free seems to be a way to…