Being an Artist and Maintaining a Steady Income

Being an Artist and Maintaining a Steady Income

An artist uses his talent to create pieces of art that he sells to the public. He may require some raw materials such as canvas, wood frames, paint and paint brushes. He also needs working space. Before you can get a place to work and display your work, you can start by working in the backyard, an unused shed or garage.  Any section of your will be most ideal. With the work ready, the challenge comes in selling the work. How do you get to display it? How will art enthusiasts know that you have a piece they like? What would it cost to rent shop space?  These are some of the questions that will go through your mind. Art galleries Take a few samples of your work and present them to an art gallery near your home. Proprietors of these galleries like to work with accomplished artists. You will need to convince them of your abilities and commitment. An astute art lover can tell apart the work of an amateur and a professional. With your work portfolio, you should also have some presentation skills. Besides that, you need an understanding on how art lovers think and what they like. Arts communities Visit the Art Council offices in your city. Register as a new local artist. Get to know when and where events are being held. Attend them and showcase your work. Print a few business cards that you can distribute to the people you meet. Exchange contacts with other artists. Keep in touch with them on a frequent basis. Find out what challenges they are facing and how they sell their work. Join an arts community group on social media. Upload a portfolio of your work and share it with others. Participate in online discussions as well as commenting on other people’s artwork. Local charities By joining a charitable course, you are utilizing the opportunity to give back something to the people. You can volunteer to teach art to children or offer your best work as a prize for a fundraising event. Work with a charity whose line of work blends with the kind or artwork you specialize in. Offer to paint a mural or create a sculpture at their offices. Donors who interact with the organization will take an interest and inquire about you. Selling art online If you have funds you can set up a website where you can display your work, prize and sell it. However, this is way too much for an artist who has just joined the industry. Shop around for websites that allow you to sell artwork. Visit a few websites and find out what they require of you. You can also get in touch with providers of online marketing...

Dishwashers: They Really Do Make Your Life Much Easier

Dishwashers: They Really Do Make Your Life Much Easier

It is time to add some magic to your kitchen to make your life so much easier, especially when it comes to dealing with dirty dishes and wine glasses. The task that terrifies me the most in the kitchen is not cooking but the one subsequent to that. It is the herculean task of washing dishes, especially after a huge dinner party. The moment I see a pile of unwashed vessels I wish for a genie to swoop in and clean them up in minutes. This was what led to my decision to invest in a dishwasher. A dishwasher is an appliance used to wash dishes and cutlery.  You open the drop down door, load the dishwasher with the cutlery, vessels, pans and plates and leave it to work its magic. The detergent is added in a tray which is mixed with water and used to clean the pots and pans. It dries the items within so you get clean vessels ready for use. The settings panel works on touch system which allows the user to choose the temperature of water, set the timer, and select a wash program. It also has a child lock option to prevent your child from getting hurt or tampering with the unit.  When the washing cycle is complete, you hear a beep, indicating the machine is ready for another load or to be switched off. There is a built in electronic fault indicator in case of any repairs. The size of built- in dishwashers varies from 18 inches to 24 inches in breadth. I use one of the Fisher and Paykel dishwashers made of stainless steel.  They are quite spacious; I can fit upto 16″ plates and it blends into my kitchen décor. Going by the amount of washing i do, I chose a single drawer dishwasher. There are double drawer dishwashers as well, suitable for large families or those who entertained often. With 9 wash programs to choose from, the dishwasher does not make too much noise nor does it require constant attention. Since it comes fitted with a cutlery basket and knife clip, it makes it easy to sort through the items when emptying the washer. I was able to clean wine glasses with no fear of them breaking. The portable free standing dishwasher is so convenient to use and we can take it with us when we move houses. It requires no special plumbing; I have placed it near the kitchen sink, connected a pipe to the tap and it is all set. If your kitchen is compact like ours, you can use the top of the dishwasher as a counter top. Dishwashers are such a boon, they make the one time consuming task a breeze. Not only are they efficient but make sure to keep the dishes bacteria free and squeaky clean for instant use. Bring home a dishwasher and resume those lavish parties with a...

5 Uses for a Heavy Hauler

5 Uses for a Heavy Hauler

Today we’re going to discuss the most common uses of a heavy hauler. However, let us first go over exactly what a heavy hauler is specifically. Heavy haulers are typically nothing more than flatbed trailers on multiple wheels. Usually 18-28 wheels on average. These flatbed trailers are usually hauled by a tractor unit, and it’s not uncommon for these units to haul loads up to 30 tons. The term “H-Hauler” is another term used to refer to a more overhead version of hauling. It’s referred to as a method to haul heavy builders material to work sites by plane, such as to mining or construction dumps, of up to 400 tonnes. Shipping Probably the most populated way for bigger national businesses to handle all of their shipping needs is by hauling shipment companies. Have you ever seen the big rigs on the freeway with the huge flatbed attached and a company logo on the side of the trailer? These guys are most likely hauling freight shipments for another company. Another reason this method is popular is because a lot of freight management companies operate all days of the week, and on holidays. Towing So we’ve discussed the fact that the majority of businesses use semi trailers for their shipping needs, but what about smaller businesses? How do they use haulers? For one, haulers come in different sizes. Smaller businesses may not even use haulers for shipping purposes. What about a towing business? These businesses often use haulers for their business needs. How else are they going to pull a 3 ton truck deserted on the side of the road, with a rope? I think not. Jobs There are quite a few jobs where one may be required to own a hauler or trailer. Another way haulers are used are by construction workers or landscapers. Some of these workers are carrying a few thousand pounds to each of their job sites, and more than just an F-150 is required. Farming How about the way animals are traveled and sold by and to multiple produce and agricultural companies. Do you think that these guys ride their horses across the country? Nope, this isn’t the 1800’s. But they do use freight haulers. A lot of them even use their haulers locally from one city to another. Air Freight Remember I mentioned above how sometimes the term H-Hauler is used for Air freighting and logistics, well this is true. This method is often used by businesses and private militant groups to covertly ship, and to expedite shipping. Although the most expensive method, it guarantees shipments 25 times faster then your traditional...

Moving Away For A Temp Job

Moving Away For A Temp Job

Temp jobs can be a great thing, but they are not always the most practical when they require you to have to move away to take advantage of them. With this in mind, you should consider the things that you need to take care of and complete before you drive away from your home to head off for the latest job across the country somewhere. The first thing that you are going to want to assess, is how long this temporary position is actually going to be. If it is several years, you might be thinking about what to do with all of the ties you currently have to where you are right now. The firsts thing will be getting in touch with utility companies and services to have them moved or suspended until you head back into the area. The place where you are living right now will also be a point of concern. If you are renting, this is a lot less problematic as you are not obligated in most cases to keep living in the house or apartment after you no longer wish to. This is usually taken care of with a simple call to the landlord and setting up a time frame to get your things out of your place so that the landlord could rent to someone new while you move onto your new job. For a house that you own, there are a few options. You could just leave it empty until you are ready to return to it. This is a good idea for those that are wanting to make one place their permanent home. However, if you are indifferent and are willing for a more dramatic approach, you could sell or even rent the house while you are out of the area. Since you are not likely planning to take all of your worldly possessions with you where you’re headed, you need to be thinking about what to do with the non essential items in your life that you don’t exactly want to completely part with. Storage units are always a cheap solution for this kind of need, as it offers a secure place to rent and store the things that you care about, but do not necessarily have all the room to move around with you. The good thing about these storage units, is that they are available in almost every place in the country, so you do not likely have to spend a long time searching for one. Whether you are looking for San Francisco self storage, or a unit in Pittsburgh, it is all as simple as just searching online or in local yellow pages for available locations. These are the things that you will need to consider when you are moving away for a temp job. While this might seem like a big undertaking right now, it really will pay off to have taken these steps in the...

Car Accidents – Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Car Accidents – Don’t Be Caught Unprepared

Those of us throughout the world that drive know that a car accident is always possible, but its not something that most people think about on a day to day basis. That said, most people seem to think they’re ready for one to happen, when they really are not. The fact is, there are things people need to be mentally ready for if a car accident ever happened, things that most people never think to mention when talking about car accidents and their consequences. At the end of the day, the most important thing that many people never consider until it happens is how shaken up they will be when the time comes. In just a few short moments, people completely forget what they’ve memorized about how to deal with the other parties in a car accident, and become vulnerable enough for the other parties to, sadly, take advantage of them. It is important to always make sure and immediately call the police to get an official accident report, no matter how minor it might seem. There could be worse interior damage to the car that no one can see, and could cost thousands of dollars, leaving the owner of the car responsible no matter where the fault lies. Overcoming this shock is a very difficult thing to do, but its important to do it unless you want to deal with some serious pain later. As long as the drivers do call the police, they’ll be able to take care of the basics as long as the drivers are at least somewhat comprehensible. In addition to remembering what to do while shaken up, people need to be sure that they are with a car insurance company that really understands what its like to be in a car accident, and can empathize with them on a personal level. Far too many car insurance companies come off as cold and calculating, but a good insurer comes across as friendly and loving, from the home page of their website to the phone call interactions that most customers will hopefully never need to have with their agent… but if they need the service, it’s reliable and personable. Most importantly of all, though, be safe out there. Car accidents are a huge problem across the world, and there are countless numbers of causes for them. It’s important for everyone to remember that the vehicle they’re driving can also be a tool of destruction. Of course, if one is ever caught in one of these horrible accidents, its best to have good insurance and support system for...