December 13, 2013 J&Bs view
English: Christmas Nativity scene at the Franciscan church in Sanok (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Our Christmas tradition is found in the books of the New Testament. Matthew, and the Gospel of Luke. The story goes that Mary and Joseph were traveling to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. Mary was heavy with child and began labor. They were unable to find a room at any inn. Joseph led Mary to a stable where cattle and livestock were kept. They found a manger or a trough as they were also called. After Mary gave birth to Jesus (assisted by Joseph), she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger. The shepherds keeping watch over their flock, received a message from an angel on high that Jesus had been born. The most popular tradition isRead More
September 27, 2013 J&Bs view
Various sectors of Emmy awards
An Emmy award was established in 1949 with the aim of recognizing and honoring the work done in journalism especially in the television industry. Also the award matches to the Tony award for recognizing excellence in theatre, Grammy award for recognizing excellence in music and Academy award for recognizing excellence in the film industry. The award is given to personalities in respective sectors who have shown outstanding performance in their profession.
Since the establishment of the Emmy Awards, it has grown into various extra ceremonies to honor and emphasize a number of local specialized realms.
Sectors of the Emmy Awards
- The prime time Emmy Awards - the Awards in these sectors are presented in every month of September in each year and onRead More
September 7, 2013 J&Bs view
Labor DayToday I would like to think of this weekend. Today is the beginning of a long weekend and the last holiday of any significance until Thanksgiving. This weekend is Labor Day. There's different groups of people for this weekend, those that travel those for enjoying being off from work, and those people that have to work. Hopefully, those people that are traveling to visit loved ones, another group are the ones that are just going on vacation, and those that are just on the road for work or pleasure.
Let's pray that none of them buy and drink alcoholic beverages while driving. There's going to be that group just laying around watching TV, maybe doing a little work around the house. This group also needs to remember the rule of the number of drinks they have had. Then we haveRead More
September 7, 2013 Fashion
When I was in the ninth grade my art teacher really encouraged me to become a commercial artist with my major in fashion. I loved to draw the cover page for our department stores. I always fell back to drawing the ladies with the dresses that were being featured for the week. That was the year of about 1954. if I had listened and followed my dream I would not have been as happy in commercial art as I thought I would be. I would have had a short career. It seemed that commercial artist were no
more needed for the drawings of fashion. probably about the early 60s they started taking pictures of models in the clothes that were to be sold. And it really caught on it would've cost me more for my education than I could have made back in salary. I don't really think I could've become a fashion designer, instead of a commercial artist for clothing in the newspaper.
A fashion designer is one to design, cut out and sew up a garment. Fashion designers can work in many ways. They can work solo or they can work as a team. They can sell their designs directly to a fashion house. Usually high-fashion designers cater to specialty stores, high-fashion department stores like Dillards, Saks 5th Avenue or Express.
Stores like Abercrombie and Fitch, Justice or Juicy are likely to be designed by a team or an individual designer under the direction of a designer director. Fashion designers work in different ways some sketch their ideas on paper while others drape fabric on the dress form. When the designers are completely satisfied with the fit of the toile he or she will consult a professional pattern maker, who then makes the finished working version of the pattern, cut out of card are a computerized system. after the pattern maker gets a working pattern a sample garment is made and tested on the model to make sure it is an operational outfit, fashion is a big business.
There are three different types of fashion we will discuss. The first is Haute Couture, each garment be in made for an individual use inexpensive material is time-consuming and due to the high cost of each garment Haute Couture makes little direct profit for the fashion houses but is important for prestige in publicty.
Our next area in fashion is the Ready-to-wear (pret-a-porter)
Ready-to-wear is crossed between Haute Couture and mass market. Closer made in small quantities. During the period known as fashion week is when ready-to-wear collections are presented. Fashion week takes the place on a city wide basis and occurs twice a year. These two weeks include spring/summer, fall/winter, resort, swim, bridal.
Mass market is our next fashion we need to cover. Mass-market sales is what the fashion industry relies on. Mass-market caters to a wide range of customers. Producing ready-to-wear garments using trends by famous names in fashion. The mass-market often waits around a season, to see what catches on. Then they start producing their own version in order to save money and time. They use cheaper fabric, simple production techniques that can easily be done by machine. Therefore, the end product can be sold much more cheaply.
I still miss the ideal of being a commercial artist. Any kind of artist would have been nice.Read More
August 31, 2013 J&Bs view
- I would like to think of this weekend as the last holiday of any significance, until Thanksgiving. This weekend is Labor Day, there's different groups of people for this weekend. Those that travel for enjoyment, those that travel because it's the last weekend for vacation, those that go home to visit family, and then there are just those people that like to drive around. Then there are those people that have to work that will also be out on the roads. Let's pray that none of them buy and drink alcoholic beverages. We're going to have that group that have a long weekend off. There will be that group just lying around watching TV and may be doing a little work around the house.. This group also needs to remember the rule of the number of drinks they have had. Then we have that group thatRead More