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Art is for Everyone
In the history of human accomplishments, art is certainly one that is wholly celebrated no matter what era they are in. we tend to make use of art to express ourselves in non-verbal ways. Despite the fact that so many people are from different walks of life, art is something which pulls them all together and allows them to draw their own opinions and takeaway.
Other than art, if there was anything that humans liked to do, it would be to party! We like take on any excuse which would allow us to throw an epic get-together. It can be because we want to boost a business. It could also be because we wanted to support a cause. It could be to celebrate something. Anything is pretty much a reason to have an event.
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Don’t you just love enjoying the time outside and do trampoline exercise with your kids? Yes, of course, we do. Not until one of your kids suddenly break a leg because of not being too careful. Trampolines are fun, but they are also a recipe for disaster, especially if you’re not careful enough.
Even the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons bans trampolines on kids ages 6 and under. However, kids will be kids, and they will definitely find a way just to jump on one. This is because we can’t deny the fun and joy a trampoline gives to us. In fact, they can also be used as an exercise equipment as well.
Now before you get rid of your trampoline, there are fifteen tips that can keep your kids safe while they happily bounce back and forth in the trampoline. Everyone can have fun in the trampoline as long as you follow the tips listed down below.
Find the Perfect Location to Set Up the Trampoline
You must set up the trampoline at least three meters away from any kinds of outside danger such as walls, trees, poles, and fences. It’s also advisable to install a padded mat in your trampoline in case yours doesn’t come with one.
Terrain Placement is Important
It’s also ideal to place your trampoline on soft ground such as sand or bark. This will ensure that your kids or even you will have a safe landing just in case some of you falls off the trampoline. Don’t ever place the trampoline on asphalt or concrete or the next thing you’ll find is a broken skull.
Check Before Using
It’s always advisable to do a regular safety check before you use the trampoline. Listed below are some things that you need to check and these are:
The springs – check if they are securely attached and not loose.
The mat – check if there are no tears or holes. Slight damage on the mat can result in a hard landing, which increases the risk of getting injuries.
The trampoline level – always ensure that the trampoline is properly leveled so that no one falls off unexpectedly.
Extra things – always keep the trampoline away from any sticks, leaves, or your kid’s toys to ensure safety.
Use the Ladder
There’s a good reason why trampolines come with a built-in ladder. This is to be used to get in and off the trampoline itself. It can be tempting to just jump off without using the ladder if you feel that you are a stunt person wannabe. But it’s always a good idea to keep safety first at the top of your list.
Remove the Ladder (if needed)
Now that’s a bit odd. Above, we told you that the ladder acts as a safety material. And now, we just told you to remove it. This tip will come useful, especially if your kids are left in the house with no adults around. So if ever you will go out of town for a while, secure the trampoline by removing the ladder to prevent kids from getting on it.
Keep a Lookout on Your Kids
As a parent, it’s your responsibility to keep your kids safe at all times. So if ever your kids are getting too excited and over-enthusiastic on the trampoline, make sure that they don’t jump too high to reduce injuries.
Clear Thy Pockets Before Jumping
Before you get on the trampoline, clear your kids’ pockets (and even yours) from any kinds of items. It can be a bit of a chore but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Don’t Imitate Stunts You See on the Internet
The internet is a dangerous place (sometimes). So if you let your kids watch some trampoline stunts on YouTube, always make a piece of advice to them not to imitate it. Those eye-candy backflips and somersaults should only be done if you’re already a professional. And since you’re not, then stop dreaming about doing it or you’ll get a nice trip to the hospital.
Kids Ages Six and Below Should Not Be Allowed
As said earlier, kids age six and below should never be allowed to play on the trampoline. However, there are mini trampolines that are available in the market that is suitable for your little kids. You could opt for those if you had the cash.
Teach Them the Importance of the Trampoline’s Center
The center is the safe spot of the trampoline. And it’s important to teach your kids about this to prevent themselves from jumping on the sides where the steel frames are at.
Clear the Underneath of the Trampoline
Before you and your kids do some jumping action on the trampoline, take a look underneath it and see if it’s clear from any debris or harmful materials/items.
Don’t Drink and Jump
This one is for the parents who like to drink a lot to cast their problems away (which is ineffective by the way). So if you’re from an intense drinking session, keep away from the trampoline or a visit to the ER is the next thing you’ll wake up to.
Don’t Wear Shoes
This one should be pretty basic. Always be barefooted when jumping on the trampoline. Not just you, but also your kids too. Or better yet, you can buy trampoline socks if you don’t like the feeling of being barefoot while doing some trampoline action.
Ensure That There is an Adult Supervising Your Kids
If ever you go out for a little while, always invite your friend or tell your helper to keep a lookout on your kids if ever they are on the trampoline. Don’t ever leave your kids alone in the trampoline because if you do, then say hello to a trip to the hospital.
One Jumper at a Time Rule
This rule is self-explanatory. Only play with the trampoline one jumper at a time. Unless your trampoline is pretty big, that can fit at least five people or so. The many the jumper, the higher chances of getting an accident is. So keep things simple and make safety as a priority.
Rebounding exercises such as trampoline jumping bring plenty of health benefits to your body. And the best part is, you only need fifteen to twenty minutes on one to get these benefits. Gone are those extensive exercises that require thirty minutes or even an hour just to get rid of that unsightly fat.
You can opt for a single-person mini trampoline for exercise purposes. The best thing about this is that you can exercise almost anywhere with it. Either at home or at the park or wherever you want to. With that said, here are five reasons how a 15-minute trampoline exercise can bring lots of benefits to your body.
Gets Rid of Stress
With just a few minutes of rebounding exercises a day, it can create a huge impact on your overall health. It increases blood flow on your cardiovascular system and helps your body to release more endorphins to keep you feeling good throughout the day. Thus, giving you a clearer mind to help you do more and achieve more as well as getting rid of tension.
Enhances the Pelvic Floor for an Improved Sexual Health
In case you don’t know the function of the pelvic floor, it is a group of muscles that helps support the base of your pelvis and the organs on it. Having a strong pelvic floor helps control your bladder, improve sexual orgasms, and stabilizes your hip joints. Look at what a 15-minute rebounding exercise can do. If you’re a woman who wants to have an improved sexual health, then start your trampoline exercises today.
For active moms that had already recovered days after their delivery, you can strengthen your pelvic floor once again by doing trampoline exercises. A 15 to 20-minute rebounding exercise never hurts.
Rebounding exercises is also a good way to improve your balance as well as your body’s proprioception. If you don’t know what proprioception is, you can do the following:
Stand on one leg
Close your eyes
Proprioception is the process of your body where it sends a message to your leg to make micro-adjustments at a continuous rate to help you stay upright. And if you did the following above and have stayed upright for a long time, then congratulations! You have a strong body proprioception. And if you don’t, then it’s time to get on that trampoline and do more rebounding exercises.
By doing trampoline exercises, it produces 2-3 times vertical gravitation, which strengthens your bone resistance. Compared to most weight-inducing workouts, rebounding is one of a kind because it’s a low-impact exercise. Which means it’s gentler on joints, cartilage, and even the vertebrae. Since it’s a low-impact exercise, you can exercise more (if you want to exceed more than 15 minutes) if you have the time to even gain more benefits.
Just Have Fun!
At the end of the day, just have fun. Rebounding is a fun exercise that can get rid of stress without putting too much pressure on your body while doing it. If you find that 15-20 minutes is just too short, then extend it at your own will. So what are you waiting for? Live healthier and bounce your troubles away by doing trampoline exercises.
In terms of territories and drastic changes, events are seemingly in a precarious circumstance. Back in the day, events were completely necessary. Now that everything’s mostly digitalized do they still carry the same relevance?
There are people that tend to think that hosting events may not have the same efficacy as they did before as people tend to mostly meet and discuss things online. There are also those that believe that throwing or hosting an real world event is still as relevant as ever.
For the sake of argument, let’s take a look at both sides of the event discussion.
A digital event like an e-symposium or an e-panel means that anyone with an internet connection and a standing knowledge of the address of the event can access it. This is not to imply that all digital events are free.
There are digital events which require a small menial fee but can still be access no matter where you are on the globe. That’s a different level of connectivity that cannot be beat.
May Lack Credibility
The trouble with a digital event is that people like to say that they’re going but end up not going at all. This is due to the fact that most people tend to doubt the credibility of people who throw digital events. People tend to think if others do not spend money to rent out a venue and pool people together that their words do not mean much or aren’t valuable.
This is a sad misconception that limits the true reach of a digital event.
When a business or a person takes time to organize and host an event, it pretty much stamps a seal of ‘credibility’ over the associated origin or host. There is a reason why a lot of governments host events to really help promote their tourism.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, real world events often equal networking opportunities which can bolster one’s business and future event. When you host an event, you effectively open your brand to be perused and even be coveted by others.
If you do this professionally, hosting an event is pretty much your bread and butter.
To Wrap Things Up
Events, regardless of the shape or form that they take, will always carry relevance with it. While there are certain aspects which one will have over the other, it does not change the fact that events are important. They’re a good way to exchange ideas and continuously improve one’s processes and efficacy.
Do you think throwing or hosting events is still highly relevant today? If so, why do you think so?
The very pinnacle of every artist’s starting goal is to hold their own art exhibition. Today, we explore the perks of actually hosting your own art exhibition.
We believe that this is an important discussion to have. Particularly since there are a lot of artists which tends to nurse the belief that having exhibition are costly and ineffective. While there is a good argument for that, we believe that it all just boils down to properly planning.
Here are a few perks to hosting your own art exhibition:
If you make art, it should only follow that you will want people to support and purchase your art. If you manage to book a good gallery, chances are they will have regular patrons who come in looking for new artists to patronize.
If you make a good show, you can be sure that your art will have a market waiting for it.
Establishes Your Identity
While there are a lot of artists that have a strong presence online, if you ask around offline, there would not be many that can tell you about them. This is why hosting your own art exhibition is an effective way of establishing your identity as an artist.
An established identity can also open a lot of door for you in terms of networking and memberships. A lot of communities tend to offer their support to artists who have been brave enough to establish their identity through exhibitions.
If there is anything that a lot of budding artists lack, it would be experience in dealing with real establishments and art brokers.
As a newbie artist, it would serve as a good experience to host your own exhibit. Finding a gallery, composing the overall appeal or organization of your pieces, and even mingling with your guests—all of these are important experiences that can help you better hone your brand and your talent.
To Wrap Things Up
Having your own art exhibition should be looked on as a boon rather than a hindrance. While there are some pitfalls in hosting your own exhibition like the costs—these are usually exacerbated by a poorly planned event. In order for an artist to truly mark their presence in the grand scheme of things, a good representation of your capability through an exhibition should always be considered.
Would you hold your own artistic exhibition? What perks do you see obtaining from this?
If you can’t afford to get your own trampoline but can afford to go to a trampoline park instead, then this article is for you. Listed below are the top twenty trampoline parks that you will surely love to visit. Keep in mind that the trampoline parks listed below are not ranked from best to worst. All of them are treated equal and it’s up to you which one to choose.
Altitude Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: USA, UK, Puerto Rico, Panama, Argentina, Norway, Japan
The Altitude Trampoline Park is present at 50 different locations worldwide and counting. The park has you covered of everything you need for fun and excitement such as foam pits, dodgeball courts, and even a trampoline basketball.
Where it’s located: Boston, MA, Deer Park, NY, and Ottawa ON (Canada)
If you think that the Altitude Park is already enough, then wait until you get a visit to Sky Zone. They have a freestyle jump where you can trampoline your way from wall to another. Not only that, but they also have trampoline basketball, jousting, trampoline dodgeball, and even a leap of faith where you can jump from high heights and land on a trampoline filled with foam.
Flight Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: Hartford, CT, Pittsburgh, PA, Springfield, VA, Albany, NY
This one is targeted for the younger audiences. But as time goes by, it also became a popular workout center for those who want to do rebounding exercises. Doing trampoline exercises is a great way to lose weight without putting too much pressure on your joints and feet.
Launch Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: Several places across the USA
The Launch Trampoline Park is suitable for anyone at any age especially kids and teenagers. They have a trampoline court, foam pit, an arcade, and even a café with free WiFi where you can just chill and relax after that intense jumping action.
Urban Air Adventure Park
Where it’s located: Several in the USA, one in Bristol, UK
The Urban Air Adventure Park have large trampoline rooms complete with a basketball court, dodgeball area, and jump pits. They also have a warrior obstacle course where you can race with your friends and see who gets the highest score.
Get Air Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: USA, Canada, Mexico, Finland, Japan
Get Air Trampoline Park is unique at their own way. While the most common one is having a basketball and dodgeball court, Get Air allows you to put on a giant bubble and bump into other people and trampolines for example.
Tempest Free Running Academy
Where it’s located: Chatsworth, Hawthorne & Vista, California
This one is not just your average trampoline park. The Tempest Free Running Academy is aimed for free runners and parkour lovers. The place is complete with large trampolines with foam pits where you can practice doing trampoline stunts and other techniques.
Big Air Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: Several across California, Spartanburg, SC, Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC
The Big Air Trampoline Park has plenty of trampolines that are placed in every corner of the room. There are also obstacle courses, dodgeball and basketball court, and also a foam pit just like the others.
Where it’s located: Winston Salem, NC, Greensboro, NC
This trampoline park had received a lot of positive customer feedback over the years. Just like the others, it has a trampoline dodgeball court, foam pit, a basketball court, and also a café with free WiFi for you to chill and just hang out for a while.
Elevation Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: Edmond and Moore, OK
Jumpers at all ages will surely love this one. What you can find in the Elevation Trampoline Park are huge trampoline rooms complete with basketball, dodgeball, and volleyball courts. The best part about this trampoline park is they also have a fitness program as well.
Airmaxx Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: St. Cloud and Eden Prairie, MN
This trampoline park features depend on its location. For example, in the St. Cloud one, they have a 1000 square feet of trampoline sports courts. In Eden Prairie, they have a mini golf area, mini bowling, laser tag, and also an arcade. Each version of the park has its own unique features.
Where it’s located: Charleston, SC, and Jacksonville, FL
The Velocity Airsports trampoline park has everything that most trampoline parks that are mentioned here. They have a dodgeball stadium, trampoline basketball, huge trampoline pits, and a ninja obstacle course. They also have an inflatable playground which is a nice addition.
Planet Air Sports
Where it’s located: Pompano Beach and Doral, FL
This one also has everything that most trampoline parks already have. The only addition here is the slope where you can snowboard your way down, a play cage ball, a bungee trampoline, zip line, and various sets of climbable walls.
Where it’s located: Gurnee, IL
Jump America is one of the best trampoline parks that offers competitive pricing. What you will get are endless trampoline rooms, dodgeball courts, a jumping pit full of foam and also a kid zone where kids can have fun separately from adults.
Stratosphere Trampoline Park
Where it’s located: Eldersburg, MD
Stratosphere Trampoline Park is both great for fans of trampoline parks and ninja warrior courses. Not only a ninja warrior course, they also have a dodgeball court, an airbag that you can have fun with, a mechanical bull if you feel like being a cowboy/girl for a while, and also snowboards to practice your snowboarding skills.
Art and artists certainly need to embrace the future. A lot of the time, a lot of budding new artists tend to get left behind due to the inability to choose their particular platform. Being an artist in this century can be quite difficult.
Not only are you facing constant criticism over the validity of your art form but heaven forbid if you try out a different medium that wasn’t used by any of the great masters. When you are an artist of this generation, technology will play a big part in what you choose to do. That being said, it would be good for budding artists to explore open platforms.
What is an open platform?
This term is generally used for software and even hardware which was not tied down to a particular brand. The common trouble that a lot of digital artists face is the fact that they tend to use different programs so when they face an error or a problem, it can be hard for them to find a solution.
Asking around would be difficult as well since you’d have to find someone who used the same sort of program or hardware that you did.
Why go with an open platform?
Here are a few good reasons why an open platform would be good:
Feedback and Support
Most open sourced or open platforms have a very supportive community to them. Other users of the same platform tend to share any issues and solutions that they’ve found. Artists need a good supportive community behind them.
That way, they’ll be able to grow in a more positive way rather than negatively.
Most open platforms like tablets or an art program tend to be free. This is because they are usually developed by other artists themselves. Made by artists for other artists, so to speak!
As such, artists generally do not need to worry about shelling out something excessive in order to get started on their artistic journey.
To Wrap Things Up
Open platforms make being a connected artist a heck of a lot easier than other platforms do. When it comes to choosing the type of open platform you’re going with, it would still be best to apply a bit of critical thinking and decision making. As there are more open platforms available both online and offline, it would be highly important that an artist chooses one which works well for what they need.
Have you tried out different open platforms? Which one worked best for you?
When it comes to planning an event, it is always important to consider the backdrop. Chances are, people will tend to forget the name of the caterer or even what the event was. What they will remember is what they felt when they gazed upon a natural backdrop—at least, that’s what we’ve constantly heard when we ask people about it.
In light of this, we wanted to talk about how you could suitably utilize nature as a backdrop for your upcoming event. Here are a few tips you can take with you:
Scope out the Area
One of the best things about events is that you let yourself really get to know the place that you’re aiming to host your event at. When you scope out the area, it would be good to ask for gallery photos of the place.
Utilize those shots to get a better feel of the sort of lighting that they tend to get in the really different seasons or weather conditions. The really good event locations are able to provide at least portfolios that can help to influence your decision.
Understand your Event
Of course, the sort of backdrop that you need should be in line with the sort of event that you’re throwing. For example, if you’re having a wedding, you need to place a focal point for the altar or where the bride and groom will be seated during the reception. You may also need a backdrop for a professional like a doctor or a chiropractor in riverside who may need a holistic scenery for their practice.
If your event is a birthday, the backdrop will more likely be used for the activities sprawled along the premises. The backdrop should enhance your event and not overrun it. So a balance needs to be struck with your event.
Use Nature’s Light
One of the biggest sells of natural backdrops is the fact that that lighting is all natural. This can mean really wonderful photographs with the right photographer. It’s not just the photos that you’ll be getting when you go with a natural backdrop.
Your guests get to enjoy being outside for a change. What is interesting is that there are certain venues which have an option for an indoor set-up yet have large windows which still let you have a natural backdrop.
To Wrap Things Up
Utilizing a natural backdrop is not only smart but it’s going to save you a pretty penny. Instead of relying on floral arrangements or even porting inexpensive lighting equipment, you can let Mother Nature wow your clients and your guests. Making use of heaven and earth to give your event a wow factor is simply a truly smart move.
Would you consider using nature as your backdrop? How would you utilize it for your event?
If you happen to be an event planner or are in the business of events in general, there is a lot to be gained by being part of an event planner symposium.
What is an event planner symposium?
A symposium, by definition, would be a sort of conference or gathering with the intent to discuss and explore a particular subject or topic. A lot of different professional fields often hold symposiums because of the many benefits that attendees and exhibitors get to enjoy.
When you really think about it, there are A LOT of different benefits that one would be able to obtain from attending an event planner symposium—especially when you work (or are planning to work) in that particular field.
Here are a few of them:
In the land of events, connections are everything. If you’re planning to run a successful event agency, you will need to carry a list of trusted connections especially when it comes to venues, catering, and other sort of suppliers.
Symposiums are an ideal place to meet and secure alliances with other firms or suppliers. We use the word alliances as it is quite easy to find yourself on the negative side of a bad deal or a competitor. If you make good deals, you’ll have a better chance of being prioritized even when it’s at the last minute.
Think Tank Environment
The world of events is one which changes quite drastically. So when you start to think that you’ve got the whole thing figured out, that’s when a new trend can knock you off your confident feet. A symposium that’s dedicated to event planners emphasizes the need for continued knowledge.
The panel discussions will be talking about a myriad of relevant topics like new technologies or the latest trends when it comes to specific events like weddings or even press junkets. It is always important to continuously sharpen your knowledge about events.
If you happen to be one of the people who have been invited to be part of a panel, you do well to add to your credibility by being part of the symposium. Exposure is one which cannot be understated in the land of events.
Your name is your brand and if you do—or say—the right thing at a symposium, you can fully expect clients to come running after you.
To Wrap Things Up
A symposium is always a great place to get started on your networking or growing your understanding of your particular field. An event planner symposium is a great event wherein many experts in their field are willingly sharing their expertise on the different angels that need to be considered when it comes to throwing or hosting events.
Do you work in an event planning related field? Would you consider attending an event planner symposium?
Photography did not used to be considered an art form. After all, in its earliest years, it was mostly rather rudimentary in its execution. In today’s usage, it is something that has certainly changed quite drastically.
Today, we wanted to place a bit more focus on the topic of photography as art. We’ve received quite a few questions about which particular components matter most if you’re making photographs specifically for art. We asked some of the professional hobbyists and these are a few of what they had to say:
The term ‘composition’ is a rather catch-all word for everything that you could use to make a photograph look its best. This will have to do with the angling, the temperature of the shot, the lines that you take advantage of, and so many other things.
The composition of the shot will greatly determine how much drama you can add to it. If you’ve ever seen a place look bigger than it actually is, you can highly thank the composition of the shot for that. Composition is all about what you want to place your focus on and how you are going to make sure that your photo is able to convey it and highlight it to its best capacity.
One of the principal components of an artistic photo would be the lighting. It greatly affects what sort of emotion will be conveyed by the shot that you’re taking. For example, if you’re thinking of conveying something that is happy, the lighting should suggest that with warm or bright tones and hues.
If you happen to create a “happy” photo which has dark or even menacing hues, an odd disconnect between the subject and the message ensues. Lighting is something that is always worth paying attention to. If there is too much light, it can over saturate the shot and ruin an otherwise good subject.
Every photo needs a subject. Basically, what you are planning to use as the focal point of your photo is your subject. It can be scenery, an object, a person, or even another piece of art. Photography is a great artistic tool because it is not restricted by its medium.
To Wrap Things Up
Components matters a lot in photographs. You can have a rather mundane subject but if you compose it right, you get some pretty interesting and wholly captivating images. One of the reasons why photography is one of the more popular forms of art is the fact that it is highly accessible to a great number of individuals.
Have you tried your hand at photography? Which components would you say matter most in making artistic photographs?
Through the ages, the topic of art has always been one that has been met with a lot of criticism and debate. This is particularly true with the more modern artists. It seems that the general public tends to be at odds when it comes to the artists that should be venerated and the ones that should have been ignored.
A lot of modernistic art pieces have been quite dubious at best. For example, there was a pair of glasses that were left on the floor of an art gallery and people honestly thought that it was ‘art’ or part of the exhibition. Another such example would be the night janitress who mistakenly threw away an art installation simply because she thought it was garbage left on the floor.
More often than not, there is no longer a standard on what is considered to be good art. A lot of this, most people blame, quite conversely on the subject of technology and innovation. The popular mediums of art were paintings and sculptures which were shaped out of marble or clay. In today’s world, pretty much anything is considered art.
To be honest, a good way to determine what good art is would be through these small little parameters:
Art, in its purest sense, is made to convey a message or to provoke thought in the viewers. If a piece of art is enough to make you stop in your tracks and consider whether there is merit in the art—then it has accomplished its job.
Art is meant to arrest an individual and captivate their attention. Whether that attention is positive or negative, it doesn’t really matter. Art is the catalyst for thought and conversation—for action and introspection.
One of the reasons why the arts of the masters were considered to be so good was because you can feel the absolute passion of the artists pouring forth from their chosen medium. The same was that performance arts can evoke a reaction out of you because of the inherent passion that is carried and cultivated underneath.
Passion is a key ingredient for art. If you cannot feel anything from the art piece—not even the intent—then you can actually say that the piece is flat and will require further work.
To Wrap Things Up
Whether or not an art piece is going to be considered ‘good’ is often subjective. There could be a piece that is celebrated by critics but panned by other artists or art lovers. The funny thing about art is the fact that most people generally attribute ‘good’ art to the pieces that were produced by the great ones like Michelangelo and those that came in his time.
Do you share the belief that art is overrated? What are your parameters for ‘good’ art?