Classical Music for Spring

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Spring: It’s when the world comes back to life. The frost of winter is shaken off and nature blossoms in the warming temperatures. Masters of the Classical music era have tried to capture the magic and beauty of spring and have produced some amazing results. Here is a look at five magnificent examples of Classical era compositions that usher in spring with much due excitement and anticipation.

“Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi

There are few instrumental compositions that can sum up the season of spring better than Antonio Vivaldi did with his “Four Seasons Suite.” In “Spring,” the feeling of the world coming back to life after months of bitter cold and frost is present and undeniable. This song creates imagery of lush fields, meadows, flowers opening the warmth of a spring breeze. The “Spring” portion of the “Four Seasons Suite” is nothing short of spectacular.

“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach

Another song that beautifully evokes images of spring is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Light, airy and upbeat, “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” has an ethereal quality to it, and elevates the listener to a more peaceful state. Few composers could compare to the majesty of Johann Sebastian Bach’s majestic gift, and “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” is just one example of why.

“Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” by Edvard Grieg

Often called the “Morning Song,” “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” by Edvard Grieg is a very well-known composition thanks to television and films that have used it as background music. This song easily evokes imagery of a sun rising over a country town, animals rising from a long night’s sleep and the world coming to life after a long slumber.

“Air” by Johann Sebastian Bach

Another magnificent song by Johann Sebastian Bach that easily evokes emotions of spring is the composition “Air.” There could be no more perfect title for this composition. “Air” is a beautiful composition, played with gentle ease, the strings sing with longing and it is a delight to listen to.

“The Blue Danube Waltz” by Johann Straus II

“The Blue Danube Waltz” by Johann Straus II is another well-known composition that has remained popular in modern culture thanks to the film and television industries. Similar to the other compositions noted above, “The Blue Danube Waltz” has a light and airy feel to it – perfect for the season of spring.

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Healthy Equations

There are more numbers in fitness than you can shake your booty at.

There are calorie counts, reps and sets, intervals, days per week, scales and weight. It's daunting, but may I introduce a few new equations?

Have you heard of the 90/10 rule? This rule states that, when it comes to weight loss, 90% of the work is accomplished through diet and only 10% is achieved by exercise. There isn't a lot of documented research on this principle, but plenty of experiential evidence. Think about it…

If you eat a Big Mac with cheese, about 700 calories, it will take approximately a 6-7 mile run to burn off those calories. A Big Mac occasionally is absolutely OK, but if you routinely eat a fast food, or unhealthy diet, you will need to practically live in the gym to achieve your weight loss goals.

Who wants to live in the gym anyway? There is so much life to live and time to spend with family and friends and enjoying hobbies. Is a fast food diet really worth the extra work it demands to lose weight? Additionally, no amount of exercise will convert French fries, soda or Snickers into quality, energy efficient nutrients for your body. Even if your tongue isn't, your cells are crying out for fresh fruit, whole grains and veggies. I promise they will reward you if you feed them well.

So, we've established that 90% of weight loss is diet. What about the last 10%? Have you ever heard of skinny-fat? I know you've seen it. This is the "lucky" person with "skinny-genes" who has never attempted a pushup. Her arms dangle from her shirt sleeves like green beans. Or, it's the successful Weight Watchers graduate who happily hit her target weight but wonders why she isn't toned and can't see her triceps.

The final 10% will bring out your biceps, sculpt your shoulders and whittle your middle. You'll never see the lines and definition you desire with out a pushup, squat or jog. If you want 100% success you have to put the two together! The guaranteed success is worth the work!

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Is It Normal to Be Superstitious About Sports?

Many people believe in superstitions, and even more people believe in them and don't even know it. Superstitions are a routine or something you follow, because you believe doing that will affect the outcome of something. This is extremely prevalent in sports of all kinds. Many people will wear the same shirt, or sit in the same chair during game time, or even watch the game with the same people all because they are superstitious. They believe that by doing all of this it will help in the outcome of the game they are watching. Is this right however? Is it normal for people to act this way, or is this behavior just lucrative, and crazy?

Like I said before almost everyone does something that makes them superstitious. Some hockey fans have to be wearing the same hat every game, or they feel that their team will not win. Some football fans have to wear the same shirt or even the same pair of underwear for every game. Is this type of behavior normal? The answer is yes, but the real question is does all of this superstitious activity actually do anything. Obviously it doesn't affect the outcome of a game, because the shirt someone wears has nothing to do with the actual game, but is this actually a good thing?

I believe that being superstitious is absolutely a good thing; in fact I think it is a great thing. If being superstitious is what attracts fans to the game, and makes people watch the game then it can only be a great thing. Now obviously anyone can watch the game and not have to be doing something special, but it is this behavior that makes the game a lot better for some people. They enjoy acting the way the do, because they believe that in some way they are helping. They are helping, because they are supporting their team, but that is as far as it goes.

Being superstitious is something that really doesn't make sense, unless you're the person. The acts that you may perform over and over because you believe it will help your team, obviously do nothing. The only thing it does is make you watch and enjoy the game. If that is what it takes, then so be it. If that is what someone needs to do to be able to watch the game and have fun then that is excellent, because for the fans that is what it is all about. Watching, and having fun while supporting your favorite team.…

Plumbing and Independence

He called her from Iraq.

She told him that she planned to fix the toilet.

It had been malfunctioning for months,

even after he had 'repaired' it.

He became irritated,

as he usually did.

He began to berate her,

as he usually did.

"You can't fix that yourself."

"You don't even know what's wrong with it."

"Do you even have any tools?"

She ended the conversation.

She looked carefully at the mechanisms in the toilet tank.

She noted exactly what was wrong.

She drew a diagram.

At the hardware store,

she presented the problem

and was presented

with a replacement kit.

At home, she read the instructions.

She read them again.

She took a break and gathered some tools.

She read the instructions again.

Still baffled, she followed step one.

That was easy enough.

She followed step two.

When the toilet was fully repaired,

and working better than it had in years,

she had a celebratory bowl of ice cream

and wondered

what else she was capable of doing herself.…

The Sport of Kings – Newmarket Horse Racing and the Stuarts

Until the 17th century, the market town of Newmarket, was a quiet community stretching along a Roman highway. Its greatest claim to fame was that the warrior Boudica had lived not far away and had given a good account of herself. Things changed when King James 1st apparently got lost.

James 6th of Scotland and 1st of England.

England's new king was not renowned for his sporting prowess but he took to the hunting field with enthusiasm. In the 21st century it would be difficult to imagine the Queen out riding and then getting lost and left to find her own way home but according to history, James, in pursuit of hares in the fog-covered heathland of Suffolk, lost his way and ended up taking lodgings for the night at an inn named the Griffin. When the mist cleared the following morning, February 28 1605, he learned that he was at a place called Newmarket. So pleased was he with his discovery that he purchased the inn and decided to move there.

The king converted the Griffin into a hunting lodge and also purchased the neighbouring Swan Inn, now the site of Newmarket's Jockey Club. In addition he built himself a palace of sorts so that national business could continue while he was in residence. He spent his years as monarch donating prizes to various race courses and improving the breed of horse. The first recorded race took place at Newmarket in 1622, three years before the king's death.

 

King Charles 1

James was not a great horse racing man preferring hawking and hunting, but his son Charles, a stutterer, short and with weak legs, was a fearless rider. Having his own place at Newmarket, he frequently took part in matches. At this time it was usual for horses to be matched one against another, a sort of knock out tournament. hard and fast rules were virtually non existent.

Charles is credited with building the first grandstand at Newmarket and two race meetings in the spring and autumn became the norm. It was while he was there that the great portraits by Anthony Van Dyke and Peter Paul Rubens of the king astride enormous horses were painted. By now however, the storm clouds of unrest diverted Charles from sporting activities as seven years of civil war approached. His only return to his palace at Newmarket was as a prisoner.

King Charles II

During his time as Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell suppressed public race meetings fearing that they might become opportunities for royalist gatherings. After 1660 it fell to Charles II to reintroduce them but following the defeat of his father, Newmarket had become a base for disgruntled Parliamentary soldiers and inevitably the palace and other buildings had taken a hammering. Once the palace was restored, Charles II came back to his favourite place with his mistresses to watch his best horses and to ride himself, setting up prizes to encourage competition. He inaugurated the Newmarket Town Plate, a race in which women as well as men could compete. The rules were specific, the race run in heatswith the final taking place "on the second Thursday in October, for ever."

Charles gave his name to one of the two race circuits at Newmarket, the Rowley Mile. The king became known as Old Rowley after the name of the stallion he frequently rode when his runners were being exercised. It had the added barb in that the equine Old Rowley sired many foals.

Queen Mary II and King William III

The short lived reign of Charles's brother James II left little to time for sport and it was not until he was ousted by his niece and her husband, Mary and William of Orange that royal patronage continued. During this time William appointed William Tregonwell Frampton, one of Newmarket's historic eccentrics as Keeper of the King's Running Horses, a position he was to hold for forty years. King William bought promising horses as presents then ironically, he died when his own horse stepped onto a molehill, stumbled and dislodged his royal rider. Jacobite supporters toasted "the little gentleman in the velvet jacket."

 

Queen Anne

It would be difficult to envy Queen Anne. Daughter of a disgraced king, married to a drunken bore, the Queen endured 17 pregnancies, only four of the babies surviving birth of which only one reached the age of 11 years. Stout and unhealthy herself, horse racing seems an unlikely passion but the Queen kept horses in training at Newmarket. Because of the distance from Windsor Castle however she favoured riding nearer to home at Windsor Great Park and in 1711 she was instrumental in founding a new race course at neighbouring Ascot. Since then, Ascot and Newmarket have been rivals.

The Queen died in 1714, the last of the Stuart monarchs, but breeding horses and horse racing at Newmarket and elsewhere has continued unabated since that time.…

How to Transfer Macintosh Computer Files

How to share files between Mac and Windows 10

Transferring files to and from computers often becomes a daunting and tedious task depending on the data’s characteristics (i.e. file size, number of files, file type, compressing files, etc.). Fortunately for Mac users, there is a plethora of methods to accomplish file transfers. This article will delve into the various categories of file transfers, beggining with the most rapid method and finishing with the slowest method. Despite the speed, each method has its own inherent advantage.

1)Direct Wire/Cord Transfer (i.e. USB Cables, Firewire 400/800, Ethernet, etc.)

Conventionally, taking an ethernet cord and connecting two or more adjacent computers, proves to be the fastest transfer method. Depending on the type of Ethernet cable, it can transfer data from 3 Megabytes/sec – 10 Gigabytes/sec (all of which is variable). The next fastest cord is Firewire 800 which transfers around 800 megabytes/s. Following this is the Firewire 400 cable which transfers data at a rate of approximately 400 megabytes/s. Finally the slowest of the modern computer cables is the USB cable. The USB 2.0 cable is capable of transferring up to 480 megabytes/s. All of these connections require a cord that has a dual sided USB, Firewire, or Ethernet connector so that one end may connect from the host computer to the receiving computer.

Once the cords are connected between the two computers, there are several ways in which the data can be transferred. Perhaps the best method is by booting the receiving computer up in a different manner. Begin by having the receiving computer off and the transferring computer on and running (with the cable of choice connecting the two computers). Boot the receiving computer, and hold down Apple Key + T until the computer has started up. The computer is now in an accessible mode where the host computer can hastily transfer or take files from the newly booted computer.

The file transfer can take place between two regular booted macintosh computers with the use of a third party (FTP or P2P) program. Programs such as Mac Orchard will detect the connection between the two computers and bring up a comprehensive overview of file transfers between the two computers. The advantage of the direct connect method is speed. This proves to be very useful with large files or a variety of files (such as music). The only disadvantage is that the computers can only be as far apart as the cord will reach.

2) Wireless (i.e. Wireless a/b/g/n Router Network, Bluetooth, Online Storage Sites, etc.)

This is the next fastest method of transfer and is quickly overtaking the speed of the direct wire transfer as new technology has been invented. Perhaps the easiest method is connecting two wireless computers onto the same wireless network or signing online from their individual wireless networks. A useful program is AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) where you can create a screenname and sign on, and rapidly transfer data between two computers. Once you have created a screenname and logged in, simply select File–>File Transfer and select the proper files to send to the designated user. The speed of wireless routers varies upon range and type (a/b/g/n) but has a typical range of 50-300megabytes/s. If computers both happen to have bluetooth capabilities, then the transfer can occur within a 30 foot wireless range and a speed of 1 megabyte/s. With Macintosh computers a search for the program within applications or clicking on the Bluetooth Icon in the upper right corner will allow the user to transfer between computers. The advantages of these methods are ease of access, as the wireless methods do not require any connection of cords or transfer of data to any other physical media.

Additionally, many file hosting websites are available online where data can be uploaded and saved to access at a later point in time. Examples of these websites are MediaFire, FileHosting, and RapidShare. The advantages of the online website are when a computer cannot be transported to a different location, the data can be retrieved from another computer via an internet connection.

3) Physical Media (USB Storage Key, CD’s, DVD’s, External Hard drive)

These methods require either a port (USB) or an encoding device (also known as “burner”) to write the media to the disk. USB keys range from holding 40megabytes – 2 Gigabytes, CD’s can hold 700 megabytes, DVD’s can hold 4 Gigabytes – 18 Gigabytes (depending if the DVD and burner has dual layer technology), and external harddrives (typically connect via USB) range from several gigabytes – 3 terabytes. Dual layer technology allows DVD’s to hold almost twice as much data, if your computer is capable of burning dual layer DVD’s. The best reason for this is portability as these devices are typically small or flat and also capable of playing through different media systems besides computers (i.e. DVD player). The only disadvantage is that the storage can be limited and your computer must have the technology to do so.…

Are You Drinking Your Way to Being Unhealthy?

Did you know that the average American consumes a hundred pounds of sugar per year? Did you know that more than half of that comes from soft drinks such as soda pop, fruit drinks and sugary alcoholic beverages? Well, it’s true. Without even realizing it, you could be downing more than a thousand extra calories per day in beverages alone. Over the past fifty years, soda pop and soft drinks have taken the American market by storm. It’s no wonder, we’re American’s- and we love our sugar. Pepsico and Coca-Cola Company are stock market heavyweights now, thanks to the millions of gallons of soft drinks that they sell. But did you ever stop and consider what all that extra sugar could be doing to you? Let’s take a look.

First off on the health crisis train, we stop at calorie consumption station. The average fast food soda cup holds a whopping twenty-five ounces of beverage. In every eight ounces of cola, there are 100 calories, all of which derive from sugar and corn syrup. If you’re doing that math, that twenty-five ounce fountain drink contains over 300 calories. And that’s just in the soda, forget the burger and fries. With many Americans downing three or more cans of soda per day at home, you can account that almost 500 calories of their daily intake is in pure, sugary calories. That is only three twelve ounce cans per day- many of us indulge in much more than that. Giving up that habit, or trading it in for water (or at least a diet cola) and you could save yourself a weight gain of more than a pound per month, or twelve pounds per year.

Sugar, in excess, is a diet disaster. Not only will it cause you to pack on the pounds, it can cause Type II diabetes later in life, too. Each time you gulp a can of sugary drink (and that includes fruit juice, too) your pancreas has to secrete a ton of insulin into your blood stream to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Over time, the pancreas becomes tired and depleted of insulin. This is caused from years of relentless sugar overload. When your pancreas can’t keep up anymore, you are officially a type II diabetic. If it comes down to this, you won’t be able to drink these beverages, anyway. So maybe it’s best to cut back while you are still healthy.

In alcoholic drinks, the outcome is no better. Margaritas, daquiries, pina coladas, long island iced teas, and other sugar based drinks are loaded with calories and sugar. The typical margarita contains about 350 calories, more than half from the sweet and sour mix. It’s best to stop consumption of these items altogether, or at least save them for very special occasions. Choose a glass of wine, liquor and diet soda, or a light beer as a better choice.

It’s never to late to cut back on your beverage consumption. Many Americans report being “addicted” to many soft drinks- particularly colas and citrus sodas. While switching to the diet version may be painful at first, in a week or two, we bet you can’t tell the difference. When you switch off a particular drink and trade it in for it’s diet counterpart, the “artificial” sweetener taste can be overwhelming. However, as your taste buds adjust, you will begin to grow accustomed to the new drink. While it’s better to stave off soda altogether, diet sodas are a good place to start.

Remember, even 100% fruit juice is no exception. While it may be derived from fruit, it is still a solid source of calorie laded, insulin spiking sugar. Limit fruit juice consumption to eight ounces per day and make the rest of your choices diet sodas or, more favorably, water. If you do continue to drink the eight ounces of juice per day, make sure it is 100% juice and not a juice “beverage”, which can contain a ton of sugar and only 2% real juice. (Hawaiian Punch is a great example of this.) Unsweetened orange, grapefruit or pomegranate juice make good options for your glass-a-day routine. Pomegranate juice is packed with cancer fighting phytonutrients- but remember, eight ounces per day is all you need.

If you find you can’t break your juice habit, it’s wise to reach for the fruit itself instead. An orange, half a grapefruit, an apple or grapes contain a lot less calories than their concentrated juices and also contain beneficial fiber, vitamins and minerals.…

Baby Scream: Weird Shows, Inspiring People: Exclusive Interview with Frontman Juan Mazzola

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Ahead of the release of new EP Identity Theft, and having recently reviewed Baby Scream’s delicious Monsters EP, a simple and elegant lesson in melodic songwriting for guy-and-a-guitar types everywhere, Indie Suite decided to talk to the band’s founder and main driving force, Juan Pablo Mazzola, about the weird and wonderful experience of performing live.

Musician’s Rite of Passage: The Empty Gig

Where are your best memories of performing?

JM: Playing at the Subrosa bar in Dortmund, Germany with and for my friends, in particular doing a Big Star cover with my friend Pille. Also I remember touring Germany with The Cheeks, opening their set with an acoustic guitar. Magic moments.

Once in Argentina a few years ago we played a really funny gig. You see I used to complain that nobody cared about Baby Scream and people were always telling me that our lack of success was my fault, the same people that never came to one of my shows! Anyway, there was this one night, we were playing in a real dive of a venue and the audience consisted of only 2 or 3 guys, and there were 4 of us onstage! In Argentina the laws got really strict about start times for shows because of a concert tragedy where 200 kids died. So we did the soundcheck at 19:50 and started at 20:00, nobody turned up until 20:30, by which time the show was over and we were already out of there. In a way that was probably one of the greatest shows I ever did, we played to noone and we played like it was our last show. The day after the show I was frustrated as hell..…. and people still insisted that it was all my fault, [he laughs].

Stupid Little Ducks and Football Stadiums

What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you while you’ve been performing?

 

JM: That definitely has to be playing in a football match in Bodoe, Norway, near the arctic pole in 2007. I played before the match and there were 5000 people, it was freezing and I was playing a song called “Slut”. In the song, there is a part in which I sing “Stupid little f**k”, they asked me not to say f**k because of the kids there. So I ended up singing: “I’m a slut, stupid little duck” and I remember thinking, “this is really weird, 5000 Norwegians near the arctic pole and I am doing a solo acoustic gig….singing that I am a stupid duck”. Yep, I thought I was losing it.

Muddy Stardust and Childhood Heroes

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever worked with?

JM: Muddy Stardust, I was introduced to him by my friend Ariel Belont. Muddy is a genius.

He plays everything, plus he was one of my heroes when I was a kid so meeting him and working with him was amazing. Also, Osvaldo Mollo, he was my guitar teacher in Argentina when I was 13 years old. Nowadays we play together, his sound reminds me of Jeff Beck / Gary Moore, bluesy and deep.

Baby Scream’s EP back catalogue is available to buy now. New EP Identity Theft is due for release before 2010.…

The Spark for Folk Music

His name is Kristian Matsson. Born in Dalarna, Sweden, he is currently performing as a one-man act under the moniker The Tallest Man On Earth, which, like most folk music dating back to the 60s, creates its sound with simply a voice and some basic instruments. The Tallest Man On Earth, excluding rare piano appearance, generally contains just a guitar as a background. The simplicity was coveted, yet forgotten in recent years in favor of electric power chords that make up the majority of popular music today.

However, Matsson plans to change that soon. His previous album, entitled Shallow Graves, received positive reviews everywhere it was heard; people automatically began comparing his act to Bob Dylan. And rightfully so: his endearing vocals, soothing guitar melodies, and best of all indescribable voice attracts listeners of all tastes.

His newest release The Wild Hunt, set to hit the shelves on April 13th, 2010, is superior to his critically acclaimed Shallow Graves in every way. His sound is more refined, the quality is better produced, and the songwriting has improved vastly. The previous album, at times, strayed from a general idea to the song at hand and simply strummed and sang. This, while acceptable and even welcoming sometimes within the genre, is deserted in favor of masterful, remarkable songs that maintain coherence. Good thing, too, because all ten songs are composed so exceptionally well that any lapse in its forward movement would jeopardize the listener’s attention.

So besides the fact that Matsson’s voice is beautiful, eccentric, and homey, what makes this release so notable? Well, many folk fans, even those passionate to the genre, have been well aware of its deterioration since the 1970s. Folk used to contain such timeless themes and address such prevalent issues, all the while maintaining and unparalleled sense of personality and passion. What happened? When did it get ditched for hair metal and dub-step?

That doesn’t matter now, some would say, after listening to this record. It is sweet, tranquil, and impressionable, all of the vital qualities for this music. The only other recent folk phenomenon, Bon Iver, toured the country in 2007 after his succesful album For Emma, Forever Ago, and he took along with an unknown band that turned heads at the ticket line in confusion. Well, that band, The Tallest Man On Earth, made sure that all Bon Iver fans exiting the venues would eventually address the undeniable quality of the opening singer/songwriter they’d never heard of. Hopefully, they’d rave long enough to wish for his return. Well, he’s returned, with such an incredible album that is should re-popularize an entire genre. 10/10. Get this the day it comes out and not a moment before.

“Kids” gives you a feeling of being young and free like you are running around outside on a very warm Summer day and it makes you want to get up and do a little booty shakin dance. Its cute and innocent but really plays up the lighthearted nature of being a kid. I spontaneously laugh sometimes at myself as I hear this song.

“Electric Feel” has a retro feeling to it on top of it already being sheer genius. I heard this song and seriously felt like I was weird for liking it. I heard it again and didn’t care if I was weird for liking it I knew I just loved it. I think you will feel the same way. I assure you are not weird for liking this song, its just so quirky you can’t help but enjoy it.

My latest obsession has been with Indie Rock. Now those of you who do not listen to Indie Rock must know it either really sucks or its really great! With Indie rock (just like indie movies or indie anything) you are going to have the best of the worst or the best of the best.They master the “indie rock electronica” genre. It is pure Genius!

If there was not such a thing there certainly is now and it has been brought into the mainstream. If you haven’t hear these songs yet you probably will. I predict these to have maximum staying power. Watch out for these guys MGMT, you will be blown away. This is like nothing I have ever heard before and it is sweet in my ears. I hope that we can look forward to their innovative music well into the future. I predict international superstardom…remember this article because I’m just going to smile and say “see I told you so”.

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How To Buy Art Supplies in the Store or Online

Maybe buying art supplies can seem like a simple enough task, but there are advantages to educating yourself before going out to drop a bundle of cash on art supplies. Whether you are a professional artist or an art student, consider carefully where you and how you decide to buy art supplies.

Buy Local First

When you can it is best to buy your art supplies from an art supply store in person. This is the best way to really see paper textures, to be able to judge and compare paintbrush sizes or to just do some general comparison of prices and quality. You will also save yourself some money in shipping and handling costs by buying from your local art supply store in person.

Don't Spend a Lot of Money

 

 

 

 

If you are a beginning artist or art student, don’t spend a lot of money on top quality paint, canvas, brushes or paper. Ideally, one must create a lot of bad art before the good stuff starts. I’m not trying to rain on your artistic parade, but not everything you make is worth keeping. Start with an inexpensive student grade paint and use newsprint to draw on.

Buying Art Supplies Via Internet

 

If you have to buy art supplies on the internet, let the buyer beware. Typical large art supply stores like Pearl Paint or Dick Blick will have part of your order unavailable or on back order. When the art item comes in they will ship it separately, therefore charging you double on shipping. Art supply stores will not call you to advise you as to whether you want to pay the extra shipping or not. These art supply stores have your credit card number and they’re not afraid to use it. When your internet art supply order is delivered, go through your invoice with a fine-toothed comb. If there are any art supplies on backorder, call the art supply company and cancel the order immediately.

So the first choice in buying art supplies is to go to your local independently owned and operated art supply store. Second choice is the chain art supply store such as Pearl Paint, and third choice is internet art supply buying.

The benefits of buying art supplies online?

There are advantages to buying art supplies via internet. You don’t have to spend gas money to drive to the store, and you can pool orders among several other artists to share the cost of buying paper in bulk, for example.

If there is one particular art supply you are looking for consider using froogle.com as this search engine related to google will comparison shop for you. Also, consider making a small purchase from an art supply company to test the waters before you call in the big money order.…