• Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Singer Featherweight II 117 Review

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    October 19, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Whether you’re new to sewing or have years of experience, you have probably heard about the famous Singer Featherweight. This popular sewing machine was widely used by quilters and sewers from all over the world. It is ideal for those who enjoy learning new sewing techniques in a classroom but don’t appreciate carrying a full sized machine around town. Technology has evolved and new models of sewing machines have been released. The new Singer Featherweight II 117 is incredibly easy to use and has an affordable price.

    This 13-pound sewing machine is perfect for home sewing and delivers professional results. The Singer Featherweight II 117 makes a great gift for today’s quilting, sewing, and craft enthusiast. The machine has 16 stitches and features electronic speed control, convertible free arm, top drop-in bobbin, and adjustable stitch width and length. It can produce up to 750 stitches per minutes. This model is ideal for advanced decorative techniques such as crazy quilting and appliqu.

    Singer offers excellent service and back up support to all sewing machines purchased online or in-store. If you buy the popular Featherweight II 117, you will receive lots of free accessories and different stitches. This tiny machine comes with a built-in carrying handle, built-in accessory storage, snap-on presser feet, and universal presser foot pressure. If you don’t have a lot of room in your house, the Singer Featherweight II 117 is a great choice.

    This highly portable sewing machine enjoys tremendous popularity worldwide. Despite its low price and reduced size, it has plenty of features that can satisfy both beginners and experienced sewers. The Singer Featherweight II 117 is suitable for patchworkers as well. It features four-step buttonholes, zipper foot, straight-stitch foot, button sewing foot, overcasting foot, feed cover plate, horizontal rotary shuttle, buttonhole openers, and screwdrivers. In addition to these convenient features, the machine comes with a 25-year limited warranty.

    The Singer Featherweight II 117 produces beautiful stitches and has enough options and settings to satisfy most part-time tailors. This model is designed for home use, so if you’re making clothes for your loved ones, it gets the job done. The machine can be easily carried in and out for quilt classes. It can also handle multiple layers and heavy materials with ease. From the moment you first use the Singer Featherweight II 117, you will know you are sewing on one of the best machines ever made.

  • New Actors Of Bollywood

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    October 18, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    The Hindi film industry is seeing the rise of a lot of talented upcoming artists. A number of forthcoming Hindi films are casting new stars over experienced actors as their movies mostly pull the audience to theatres.

    Other than that, films with youthful topics demand youthful artists. A lot of young actors in Hindi film industry have started their career successfully in Hindi movies.

    Bollywood’s adored chocolate boy, Shahid Kapoor at first seemed like a one hit actor with Ishq Vishk Pyaar Vyaar in 2003. After this film, a string of flop films followed until he got the much needed break with Jab We Met with Kareena Kapoor. The talented young actor proved that he could hold his own in the critically acclaimed hit Kaminey. He is the lead actor in upcoming Hindi films Milenge Milenge and Mausam in which he acting along side Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor respectively.

    One among the talented young actors Ranbir Kapoor could not make it big with Saawariya, his first film in the film industry released in 2007. However, he did manage to get selected as the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for the character in the movie.

    His following movie Bachna Ae Haseeno pulled public to theatres and got good response from the critics. Wake Up Sid and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani were commercially successful even though both films got mixed responses. 2010 witnessed release of his ventures Anjaana Anjaani opposite to Priyanka Chopra and Rajneeti.

    Even though he is usually in the news for his unusual pick of movies, Abhay Deol is certainly a promising Bollywood actor. Not like the typical Bollywood hero, his chosen first film was Socha Na Tha in 2005. The film could not draw the cinemagoers to theatres. The 2008 film Oye Lucky Lucky Oye was a blockbuster and brought good reviews for his artistic performance.

    Dev D by Anurag Kashyap gave a thrust to Abhay’s acting career and within no time he was considered among the best. He will be starring in upcoming Bollywood movies Rajshri Ojha’s Aisha and Zoya Akhtar’s Running with the Bulls.

  • Home And Away Actress Jodi Gordon To Get Married Abroad In October

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    October 18, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Jodi Gordon, a former actress from the Australian soap Home and Away, has revealed that she and her fianc are considering tying the knot in an exotic destination abroad later this year.

    Australian sports star, Braith Anasta, proposed to Gordon last year and the pair are thinking about joining in on the growing trend of destination weddings.

    The Australian actress explained: “We want to go overseas – to get away from Sydney and take everyone on a little break – but we’re still figuring it all out. We’re still looking at the location. It’s very full on.

    “We’re just trying to cement everything in place. I think these days with weddings you have that many options and it sets your head spinning about everything. But we have some really good options set in place and for us, it’s just figuring out what we want to do.”

    The destination might not have been decided yet but the dress is a work in progress as Gordon confirmed she is working with the Australian male design duo J’Aton to create the perfect dress for her wedding abroad.

    “The J’Aton boys and I are knotting it out and figuring out all the bits and pieces,” Gordon said. “It’s like a whole other job in itself, but it’s fun.”

    The pair got engaged last year and 26-year-old Gordon spoke about the proposal.

    “The sexiest date I’ve ever been on was the proposal, of course. The way he proposed was very natural and real. It was just about us and setting up our future. There was something sexy about that,” she said.

    The nuptials are planned for October this year which is off season for Anasta, the Sydney Roosters captain. Rumours are circulating that the couple will be getting married abroad in Bali or Fiji.

    The rugby player added: “It’s obviously going to be a big year for us, and there’s not long to go now. We’re really excited about getting married.”

    Destination weddings are becoming a popular choice for thousands of couples all over the world and celebrity couples who chose weddings abroad over traditional ceremonies at home last year included Tara Reid and Zack Kehayov, who got married on a cliff top on the picturesque island of Santorini in Greece, and Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo who tied the knot on Richard Bransons private Necker Island in the Caribbean.

    Idyllic spots for tropical weddings abroad include the Caribbean, the Maldives, Fiji, Hawaii and Mediterranean island nations including Cyprus and Greece.

  • Varnishing the Body of a Stringed Instrument

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    October 16, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Written by S. Van Dyck

    A good violin, viola or cello varnish can play an important role in perfecting the sound quality of an instrument. The varnish applied by Stradivari to his violins is still believed by many to be the secret the their phenomenal sound. Whether oil or alcohol-based, violinmakers prize their varnish recipes as one of the most important elements of the violinmaking process.

    Before applying any coatings to the instrument, the white wood can be given a tan by exposure to sunlight for a period of several days to several weeks. Aging the wood brings out the color and visual character of the wood through oxidation and ultraviolet light.

    When the wood has received the desired look, the next stage is applying a -ground- coating. A violinmaker may prefer to apply a primer or sealer first. While also darkening and deepening the wood’s visual depth, the ground coating strengthens and protects the instrument even after the varnish has worn off. Many recipes for the ground coat exist and typically this is a tightly held secret.

    Next, the instrument is ready to be varnished. Many recipes exist; most consist of sun-thickened oils such as linseed, lavender or walnut oil combined with oxidized resins such as amber, dammar, balsam and shellac. Alcohol can also be used as a part of or in addition to an oil base. The mixture is left to sit for up to a week, being stirred a few times a day until the lac no longer sits at the top. The mixture is then boiled, cooled and boiled again, then filtered for impurities.

    Adding color to the varnish mixture can help to bring out darker, richer tones, if the varnish mixture is too light. Coloring agents, or -lakes,- include turmeric and saffron for a yellow tone. Sandalwood and pernambucco bring out a redder tone. The varnish is then applied in many coats depending upon the thickness and consistency of the varnish. The varnish is allowed to dry in the sun between coats. Touch ups can be added if there are areas needing additional coating. The instrument can then be lightly polished using a soft cloth with alcohol and mineral oil and or polished out using pumice powders.

  • Horror Clothing

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    October 16, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Some clothes need no words because the picture says it all like horror clothing. It is now become a fashion people like to wear horror clothes. If you have a tendency to wonder the streets like the living dead or you”re just simply a ghoulish girl, or maybe you”re a monster lover, take on the super cute and the dark and evil all at the same time you can wear these clothes. Children are notoriously impatient when it comes to shopping because they want to wear something different that look good and horror so earlier they used to be this type of cloth but now it is a fashion horror clothes anyone can wear.

    As the name suggest horror clothes means clothes that give horror look after wearing these clothes. Horror Clothing is expensive. These come from horror films as the aim of the horror movie is to give the emotions of fear, disgust and horror to viewers. In the same way horror clothes wearer wants to give the same to others. Many categories are available in horror clothing like men”s t-shirts women”s, t-shirts and many more in many designs based on famous horror movie and stories. People like these categories of horror clothing very much.

    Only the bravest of the brave heart would consider wearing this horror costume, unless they were female wanting to wear out the last nerve of their first time date. You can imagine the look of ‘vestite’ dressed as a transvestite, well. Monsters, vampires and evil from the latest horror films are the most popular at Halloween or at costume parties. Horror clothes for adults are all about adding a risqu element to a classic child costume. These clothes are the perfect way to highlight these personality traits. The image of a scary horror man with bushy eyebrows and pointed goatee is one look.

    Many different accessories can also be added, including a pitchfork, horns, a tail and even sharp pointy teeth. You will be easily recognizable as the Prince of Darkness, when you are dressed in a full length red satin cape with a stand up collar. A black silk shirt with a coordinating ruffled jabot and brocade vest will be peering out from under the cape. In horror clothing women do not look like ugly and scary but more like a sexy fiery femme fatale or temptress. These clothes are available in malls and shops also but if you want to purchase these clothes then you should be more aware from latest movies.

  • Cartoon Picture – What Goes Into Drawing And Animation

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    October 15, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Whether making a political statement or trying to make you chuckle, cartoon pictures can portray anything. Just like any other form of art, the style a picture is drawn in and the color it is given can affect the feel that it gives off. Though thought of traditionally as a childish art form, cartoons have been gaining respect as new shows created specifically for adult audiences are being created more and more and more each day. Nowadays, cartoonists are experimenting with new styles and covering new subject matter. No longer are cartoons designed only for children; there are new cartoons that are artfully drawn and deal with mature subject matter.

    Not many would have given a cartoon picture even a second glance a few decades ago. The technology available at the time didn’t help artists; it wasn’t as sleek and visually appearing as current day cartoons are. Around the mid ’90s, Japanese anime started to get very popular in the United States, causing a whole new level of awareness for cartoons in general.

    Before the Japanese animation boom, American animation had been crude at best. Japanese animation at the time was leagues above what was being made in other parts of the world. The lines were generally very crisp, colors were very vivid, and the art style was distinctly unique. This boom gave way to a whole new wave of cartoon fans, and opened the doors to a whole new way to draw and perceive any cartoon picture.

    Computer animation and design was growing, too, while animation and cartoon styles were in the 90s. No longer needing ink and extensive linework, computers helped cartoon artists draw, tweak, and color their work with utter ease. This really helped the animators out as well, as the frames could be dealt with on the computer after being drawn, getting rid of the need of drawing and scanning each frame one by one. This not only made it much easier to animate, but also made it less expensive and take far less time. Some features that would’ve traditionally taken almost a year or more to complete now only took weeks or a few months. It was quite a big jump.

    Today’s cartoon stills, comics, and full-motion cartoon films are much easier to make and are more visually stunning than ever before. Though the main two reasons for cartoons gaining wider respect and more popularity is due to computer technology and Japanese animation, there have been a few other factors.

    Many people find it difficult to look at older cartoon pictures because of how much better they are today. At this rate, cartooning is looking to be one of the bigger entertainment and art mediums of this century.

  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface – The Midi Trinity

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    October 15, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Officially, MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and it was invented in 1982. These days, it refers to three components:

    1. A physical connector between electronic instruments and between electronic instruments and a MIDI controller, usually a keyboard. The connector takes the form of MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks form which MIDI cables can bet plugged into any electronic instruments (and you’d be surprised at how much music hardware out there today is MIDI-capable almost every detachable keyboard is!)

    2. A message format this message format is the heart of MIDI. This format is made up not of the sounds themselves, but simply the commands that are issued by the MIDI keyboard to the electronic instruments telling them how to play a given song (play the violin turn down the volume to XX, adjust the pitch to YY, etc.)

    With the above two components, a musician was able to control a string of musical instruments from a single keyboard, giving him a one-man band effect.

    3. A storage format in other words, MIDI files. This latecomer of the MIDI trinity was what really did the trick because it allowed musicians to record their creations and tweak them on many different parameters until they got it sounding just they way they wanted it. Without this, MIDI songs could not be played back, because since MIDI commands include only the instructions to the instrument on how to play the song and not the actual music itself, they cannot be recorded in audio format. Now MIDI files can be recorded, emailed, or even downloaded from the Internet.

    A MIDI studio can now be produced in two ways via hardware or software. The hardware version involves connecting a keyboard (using MIDI cables) to the MIDI jack of an electronic instrument and then stringing together up to 16 of these instruments in a daisy chain by way of their MIDI IN and MIDI OUT jacks. The software version keeps the MIDI keyboard (or other MIDI controller such as a MIDI guitar, etc.), while the instruments appear in virtual form on a computer screen (various software programs such as Reason, Logic, and Cubase can do this).

  • How to become a better Actor Performer

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    October 15, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    When acting or performing on any level realize it is an art. You have to continue to practice your art consistently to stay on top your game. There are a few different ways to help you perfect your skills. There are: acting classes, books, video, online searches etc.

    I am going to focus on two of what I feel are main ways to perfect your skills. First, you have to watch yourself. Many say to watch yourself in a mirror. This is good but you can not totally focus on what you are doing and saying if you are performing your monologue or script etc. Your mind will be going in a lot of different directions. I would recommend video taping yourself perform. This is just to help you; there is no need to go buy an expensive video camera. The one you may have will work fine whether new or old. Also, some digital camera’s come with a video mode that will work well. This way after you perform your piece, you can sit back, focus and view every detail of what you are doing over and over. This will make it easier to catch facial gestures or the way you pronounce certain words that you may want to change.

    Second, I would suggest watching a lot of other great performers do what they do best, perform! If there is an actor, comedian, singer, dancer etc. that you enjoy watching perform. Whenever they perform, you just think they are great at what they do, watch them often. With You Tube and all these other video sharing sites you can watch all types of people who are good at what they do at no cost. This will help you perfect some things you do when you are performing. For example say you perform a piece and video tape it. You look at it when you’re done and you don’t like your facial expression on a certain part. Find a piece by your favorite performer doing a similar piece and find what you like and work it into your performance. Then video tape it again. You have to be confident in what you are doing to better connect with the audience and I feel these two strategies will help tremendously.

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    I hope this helps!

    Steven J Wilson

  • Texas Instruments Ti-83 Plus Calculator

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    October 12, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Calculators have shrunk in size and increased in price as consumers have sought out devices that do much more than simple arithmetic. Texas Instruments has their TI-83 Plus model which helps students with their Physics, Biology, Algebra, and Pre-Calculus classes. We’ll examine why this model is so popular with today’s classroom students.

    Back in the 1970s, the slide rule gave way to calculators in many classrooms across the nation. Texas Instruments led the way as almost every student owned one of their models. Today, Texas Instruments [or, TI] continues to produce calculators and their TI-83 Plus calculator leads the way.

    So, what sets this particular model apart from others? Well, it is pocket-sized, comes with 12MB of memory, does tons of math problems including statistical tests, has a complete alphabetical keyboard, and it can run programs to name a few. Still, if you are a Calculus student it doesn’t do Calculus. However, you can bring the TI-83 Plus along for standardized tests and college admission exams.

    The device runs with 4AAA batteries, so you need to make sure you are fully charged before you start your tests or at least carry spare batteries with you.

    The TI-83 is not cheap as you will have to pay about $100. for a new one. Expect to pay a lot more if you purchase one through your university’s bookstore; shop online to compare prices too.

    The TI-89 may be a better option, especially if Calculus is in your future. Shop and compare and make sure that the model you want provides the calculations you need.

    In all, the TI-83 carries on a long tradition of excellence for Texas Instruments. Sharp, Casio, and Canon are chief competitors to T.I., but judging by the TI-83 you will find what you need from the people of Texas Instruments.

  • How The Actor Becomes Successful In Their Profession

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    October 11, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    The actor must learn and perfect many skills before they will be successful at their profession. Whether an actor works in television, motion picture productions, or theater, these skills are necessary. They may come naturally to some of the top actors, but most have to work hard through schooling and practice. Very few can say they were born to do this job.

    The skills that actors must master include speech rate, oral projection, voice clarity, physical and vocal expression, vocal pitch, physical stance and eye contact. Many performers have worked for years to perfect a technique. Some are good at one and not another.

    Others have a natural gift for all. Whether they intend to perform in TV drama, movie or film drama, voice acting, musicals or theater productions, knowledge of each is necessary to meet the requirements of an acting career. These techniques will enable an actor to portray him/herself as being confident and ready to do the job.

    Rate of speech is a skill that one can use in acting. A character actor could speak very slowly when portraying the part of someone with physical or mental handicaps. If portraying the part of an excited or agitated character, an actor might speak very fast. This is an effective way of getting the emotions and feelings of a character across to the audience.

    However, many inexperienced actors and actresses have no sense of timing and speak either too slowly or too quickly. Vocal projection and clarity are two more skills that can be signs of experience, or lack of, on the part of an actor or actress. Vocal projection and clarity, especially in theater productions are necessary to ensure that the entire audience can both hear and understand what the actor is saying.

    The character actor must master the arts of both vocal and physical expression. Body language is a major factor in physical expression as it is used to portray the attitude and emotion of a character at any given time. Vocal expression does the same thing, but in a different way. It uses other things like pitch ranges to show emotions and feelings.

    Pitch is the range of an actor’s tone of voice. Pitch ranges can be from very high to very low, depending on the emotion being portrayed. Physical stance is important because poor posture and fidgeting indicates nervousness and a lack of confidence. The actor must always be concerned with eye contact as well, not only with the audience but also with the other cast members too.

    A whole world of information about the actor eagerly awaits you from Mike Selvon portal. We appreciate your feedback at our acting workshops blog.