American Indian Art Auctions Beadwork

The artworks made by the American Indian incorporate numerous varieties of arts and crafts. The diversity of the American Indian art ranges from the traditional beadwork, pottery and other conventional Native American art to the fine paintings, sculptures, photography and other sophisticated works. And because of that, there are numerous art auctions, of which are found either online or offline. These art auctions feature almost types of American Indian artworks.Later on, we will tackle the American Indian artwork that has the most traditional and historical feature, of which, are the beadworks made by the Native Americans. The beadworks made by the native American Indians have rich meanings in terms of symbolisms; these beadworks also are highly decorative and utilitarian.The process and the beadwork itself is one of the oldest crafts of the Native American Indians. The beadworks are mostly made of stones, bones, shells and other semi precious stones. The some of the beadworks made by the native American Indians that are available these days are made very much the same way as their forefathers had made them. Although few of them are made using today’s modern technology, little has been changed and the process is somewhat the same as the ancient ways.The most popular American Indian artworks are those made of sea shell materials. These types of beadworks are highly popular. Almost every American Indian beadworks are made from sea shell material, from necklaces to purses to almost everything.In the old times, the beadworks made by the American Indians were made mostly of the turtle shells and animal horns and hooves. These native American artworks were often used for rattling or tinkling materials that are used for their dances. These artworks were also worn by hunters in a form of necklaces and were mostly made of wolf and bear claws. They serve as trophies of their kills, and serves as a symbol of the hunters expertise. While some of the American Indian beadworks are made of steamed bones and seeds. They were often used for stringing and are mostly blended into various forms.Because of their ever increasing popularity, oriental factories has been replicating, manufacturing and importing beadworks of the Native American Indians. They have been doing it for several decades now. Therefore, has been a competing factor in the beadwork industry of the American Indian arts. And because of that, the craftsmen in the industry of American Indian art industry are greatly affected, losing a considerable amount of income (millions and millions of dollars) because of the fake native artworks made by these oriental factories.In terms of string beadworks of the American Indians, they were mostly made of animal sinews that are finely divided and are attached on clothing. Sometimes, sturdy plant fibers were utilized for this reason.These days, Navajos and some traditional aboriginal American communities still manufacture an ancient type of beadwork that is called the heishii. The heishii or referred to as legend necklace is the most popular type of beadwork, and are used to refer to a legend. Even today, heishii is still used to narrate a legend, with every single bead symbolizing a character.The craftsmen of today’s American Indian art create designs using the today’s technology, by creating actual beadworks through digital means. Thus, the sophisticated and complex beadworks and its designs can be tested digitally before actually manufacturing the piece. Therefore, adding creative process for the craftsmen.These American Indian artworks and its components are essential factors of in the field of archaeology. Not only do they survive history, they also provide numerous fascinating tales and stories that most of which are still untold. As a matter of fact, ancient American Indian artworks are found thousands of miles from seas. Of which is an indication of the numerous trade routes and contacts thousands and thousands of years ago by various cultures.Beadworks crisscross itself through time not just through the history of native American Indians but also in the modern technology of today. The most vital aspect of the American Indian beadwork is the value it represents when it is given among family and friends. Their true meanings are associated with aspirations and essential judgments of a person.Read more on the types of art auctions here

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A Traditional Film Photographer Finally Gives Digital Photography a Try

Being a rather traditional amateur photographer for the last number of years I have to admit that I wasn’t too thrilled when digital cameras came on the scene. Little did I know it but all of that was soon about to change.Many of the earlier ones were clunky, sporting poor quality lenses. In general, early on, digital cameras just left a bad taste in my mouth. I initially use them to share pictures of merchandise I selling with other people around the globe.Although I started to find digital cameras useful I still found them awkward and lacking the precision of a film camera. As time and technology marched on, however, my outlook on digital photography began to change. Digital camera models emerged with greater resolution in the high numbers of megapixels, which was initially unheard of. Needless to say, however, these fine instruments were priced well outside the reach of most any amateur photographer.Let’s fast-forward to today. High megapixel models can be found for under $300 is absolutely amazing. I haven’t ventured out in purchased one of those models yet. Actually, I’m still toying around with my 1.2 megapixel digital camera that I bought some years ago for right around 500 dollars.I originally purchased this 1.2 megapixel digital camera to use to take pictures of products I was selling and place those pictures on eBay. It’s very simple to use, and believe me even though it was somewhat cumbersome it was still a lot easier than using a scanner to digitize actual photographs of products taken.One year while on vacation, I decided to take the digital camera along with my regular photography rig. I found it so convenient, and so easy to use, that I started to find myself getting hooked. I finally took a leap of faith and decided not to be a photography snob and give digital photography a fair shake. Before I knew it I was taking some pretty artistic photographs with my simple digital camera.What happened next surprised even me. I loaded the files of the digital photos into my computer and then clicked on each one just to get a glimpse of what they look like. Even with my simple 1.2M pixel camera the pictures exploded on the screen, and I was then forever hooked on digital photography.So if you’ve been fighting the urge to explore digital photography I’d suggest that you get off the fence and give it a try. You’ll be very glad that you did.

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Bring Enlightenment to Your Environment

Most self-help studies stress the need to create a perfect environment to be able to live a “successful” life. From the most famous celebrities to the most celebrated politicians, and all of us mere mortals in between! To be truly happy, therefore fulfilled and so able to share and give to our fellow humans, environment is crucial.Whether it’s a city street, a rural farm or a Hollywood stage, finding the environment that suits your character can be a lifelong search, so the journey must be enjoyed.To be truly successful, happy, wealthy and wise, draw on all things natural around you and create a stress-free environment.Get in touch with nature and re-assure yourself that the natural world will carry on no matter what. Draw from the creativity of a flower growing, a vegetable being formed, insects oblivious to what’s on TV tonight, and water flowing over naturally formed rocks.Try an experiment… spend a full half hour or more alone in a forest or next to the sea, or failing that, a park where you won’t be disturbed. Make sure you feel safe from wild animals and humans (!) – and just let your mind wander, allow your thoughts to flow freely, call it meditation time if you need an excuse to spend some time on your own. Just enjoy and allow your thoughts to wander free and your imagination to leap into fantasies if you feel the need.Draw from the enlightened natural energies around you and absorb the power… Got it? Great – now go home and create your own little bit of nature in your world.Advancements in technology means food can be grown in a very small space indoors under lights if necessary. So, not having a garden isn’t an excuse anymore. To fit an indoor growing system does require a little cash so you can always use that as an excuse if you want to find one!. However, the materials and set-up of a basic hydroponics system is little more than the cost of a few regular garden tools, so the choice is yours.A balcony or roof garden can be used to grow all sorts of container plants. Most veggies and flowers will grow in containers and once set up, there is little maintenance and lots of time to enjoy the plants and absorb the creativity of it all.If you have a garden available, the choices are so vast you can get lost in the whole garden thing. A lawn is easy and needs mowing every week or so, but apart from the exercise, this type of garden isn’t fulfilling it’s potential. Grow some flowers, vegetables or herbs.
Create a theme or build a water feature.Plan your garden before you start, then you’ll be able to iron out any problems before they stress you out. Work out what you want to plant, what you need, and organise your time so you can spend a little time every day with your natural environment… enlightenment will follow naturally!

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The Therapy of A Clean Environment

Our environment is so important, not so much our worldly environment (which is a big deal) but our personal environment. Am I the only one who feels this way? You can tell a lot about me by the state of my office on a Friday evening. If you come into my office and chairs are not in their place, papers thrown about and it looks haphazard, that’s usually a tell tale sign that not only am I busy, but I am not exactly in control of my life. In contrast, if you were to walk into my office on Friday and everything is in its place and structured then I have things under control. I may or may not be as busy, but I have it covered.This seems to extend to even my vehicle, if my car lacks a nice coat of wax and doesn’t glisten in the sun then you know that my life is either stressful at the moment or I don’t have things under control. Now for someone like me who is very, very neat with everything that I do, getting to this point takes a whole lot of buildup of stress and negative situations. When I get to this point, seeing my office and car in disarray are usually signals to myself that I need to hunker down, get strong, and take care of my mess.Chaos makes me worthless; I don’t like chaos, so seeing it in my life usually means that I am near defeat. Whenever I get to this point I have the tendency to throw everything aside and get to cleaning, which for me is one of the greatest therapies ever. The quiet time and elbow grease it takes to get dirt and grime out and put things back where they belong and to have the place looking neat.When I wash my car I do the tires, I detail the interior and I make it an art. It’s not ever a chore because it reflects on me. Although this may not apply to everyone, it is a bit of a reminder that our environments do reflect what’s going on in our lives and how we handle situations. If you let things fall as they will it is either a representation of your personality or if you are a neat freak by nature like myself then it is a tell tale sign into your life.

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