Arts Group Debate About Cherokee’s Word Art

An arts group, the Associates of the Southeastern Indian Artists Association, based in Tahlequah, had discussed why art is a complex term to interpret in Cherokee. It’s like including word art into the term. It was discussed in the panel “Historic and Contemporary Cherokee Art Movements, actually held last April 12, the 45th symposium on the American Indian at Northeastern State University.

Moderating the panel was assistant professor for American Indian studies, Dr. Candessa Tehee. The panel included America Meredith, editor and founder of First American Art Magazine; Elizabeth Toombs, former cultural arts manager for Cherokee Nation Business; Ryan Mackey, cultural specialist at the Cherokee Nation; and, David Crawler, translator at the Cherokee Nation.

In English, the term art can always refer to a number of things, from opera to dance to painting. According to Tehee, “ditlilosdodi” can be used as a term like art is to English. It embraces various art forms from dance to basketry to painting.

Unlike English, Cherokee is a non-analytical language. In English, individual terms are placed together to form a sentence. In Cherokee, a term can impart a real meaning for the whole sentence. It may have word art included into its real meaning.

Mackey composed each segment of the word in Cherokee script, telling that each segment instills disparate meanings. For instance, the segment “atlil” means a long and rigid shape, while the segment “do” shows a thing to influence. Like many Cherokee terms, “ditlilosdodi” cannot be accurately interpreted in English, but it’s literal meaning suggests measuring or drawing. So for the term art, it’s very illustrative and substantially interpretative.

Crawler is responsible for making turtle shell shakers that Cherokee women wear during ceremonial preparations. He claims that he can’t use the term “ditlilosdodi” as it may mean to copy other’s work. He spoke in Cherokee and invited others to purchase his turtle shell shakers mostly for good looks, which may not be really ideal.

Despite finding difficulty in the interpretation of term Cherokee art, Meredith says the Cherokees are extremely lucky. Word art may also be interpreted through Cherokee art.

According to Toombs, the exact terms for Cherokee art means responding to the question of what makes a Cherokee artwork.

Tehee concluded the discussion with inviting more artists to participate in such conversations.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Art, Tips

3 Ideal Photos To Use For Wall Art Online

There are certain photos that are worth saving. Some of the most precious moments only happen once in a lifetime and it would be best to save them in every possible way you can. However, while you can use your paper printed photographs, they can be vulnerable to moisture or heat damage even if you try to protect the photo with a frame. One of the best options that you can have is to have the images printed in canvas and make use of wall art online. You can find digital printing shops that can expertly transform ordinary photos into works of art. The only thing you have to do is pick the right image and upload this image to the service provider’s website for the necessary enhancements. If you are not sure which image to choose, here are some ideas.

Personal milestones

There are some milestones in your life that are too precious you want to remember them every day. Some of the personal milestones and life-changing events that you may want to print including your wedding, child’s first smile captured on camera, your golden anniversary, graduation day and many other special events. Upload the photos to the photo printer’s website for enhancement and processing.

Word art

Aside from photos, you can use words forwall art online.You can use your favourite word or inspiring quotes to accentuate an area and inspire people. Word art is suitable for schools, personal space such as office cubicles and bedrooms, reception area of business centres and even restaurants.

Personal photos

If you are a professional photographer or has a stock of impressive photographs that you have personally taken, you might consider printing them on canvas for other people to admire. You can use images for wall art online that are inspired by nature or other subjects that interest you. Other excellent subjects include the faces of loved ones, nature, random objects, flowers or your pet. Choose a service provider that offers free shipping and delivery anywhere in Australia or in your area.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Tips

Easy Ways To Order Business Signage In Sydney

You can easily find a service provider that delivers business signage in Sydney. Business signage is required in any company for identity and as a way to advertise your brand in the market. A business signage says so much about your company which is why it is important to have a presentable and high quality signage for your business.

One of the purposes of having a good office signage around your office premises is it offers directions to your guests and customers. An effective business signage also improves the physical appearance of your establishment. You can place applicable signage in strategic locations in your business establishments such as in your office façade up to the reception area, office cubicles down to the important facets of your office such as comfort rooms and exits. Aside from your business premises, signage can also use in your office’s service vehicles for additional branding experience.

Get all your needed business signage in Sydney in one company so you can ask for discounts or exclusive deals. Buy in bulk. Another option is to write down all the signage that you would need around your business establishment. When you already have the total price, try to ask from the service provider for discount from the overall amount.

Another consideration in choosing a company is its ability customize its services based on their customer’s requirements. You should also check the workmanship and flexibility of the company as one of your basis in choosing a service provider. Check the website and gallery of your preferred service provider to get an idea of the company’s expertise. Read testimonials and customer reviews to find out if their customers are happy with their service delivery.

Lastly, order your required business signage in Sydney from a company that uses high quality materials. You may also want to call the hotline of the company for more ideas on how you can get your needed services at a pocket-friendly price. Ask for cost estimates from different service providers to determine how much you need to spend on the signage.

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Thailand Hotels At Its Best

It has been said that Thailand’s offerings of hotels and accommodations are one of the best in the world. Some travel and booking websites have conducted surveys to determine the opinions and recommendations of people who are fond of travelling and going on adventures all over the world. Hotel.com is one of these websites that has conducted this survey and has provided awards to the places that are worth recognising.

This year, Thailand has ranked 10th globally in the Gold Award-winning properties Hotels.com survey that has been conducted. This is for the “Loved by Guests Awards 2017” which are based on real guest reviews. This year, with the rise of a number of hotels around like some modern hotel in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai are on the top of the list of having the most Gold hotels in Thailand. Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Tokyo are also the top three regional destinations for prize-winning properties.

These hotels are being judged according to these categories and the guests themselves do these:

  • Luxury
  • Business
  • Boutique
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Spa, and
  • New

It was not easy in choosing the different winners for the awards as this is based on an analysis of more than 25 million reviews from guests for around 2500 hotels all over the world across around 87countries. All of which are recognised as outstanding hotels.

The recipients of the gold award in Thailand are the big hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, Siam Kempinski, and The Peninsula. However, Pimalai Resort and Spa on KohLantra earned the highest score of 4.9 nationwide. There are also other hotels that brought home gold awards including the following Ariyasom Villa, Sala Ayutthaya and Rachamankha.

Given the popularity of Thailand and its great accommodations and hotels, there are a number of hotels rising around the area and in the country. There are a lot of luxury hotels rising around Bangkok, modern hotel in Sukhumvit are rising in numbers and quality, and there are more options to choose from when visiting Thailand.

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How To Choose A Manufacturer For Aluminium In Thailand

There are certain industries that frequently require the use of aluminium in their projects. Those in the construction, manufacturing, processing and similar industries would need typical products such as Aluminium in Thailand. If you are in any of these industries, it would be smart to look for a manufacturer or supplier where you will get all your needed supplies. In order to find the right manufacturer, you can refer to the following ideas.

Offers a wide variety of products

One of the things that you should check when visiting a manufacturer’s website are the products they offer. Most manufacturers have catalogues where they showcase their products including its prices.  Go for a manufacturer that offers more products than their competitors so you no longer have to deal with different manufacturers or suppliers just to get all your needed supplies for your project. Aside from a wide array of products to choose from, the manufacturer should be able to offer options to their customers such as products that are brand new and OEM parts for those who want high quality yet cheaper materials for their project.

Reputable company

There are numerous manufacturers of Aluminium in Thailand but choose one that is trusted and recommended by both suppliers and customers in the industry. You may also want to check the network of the manufacturer to see if it has strong connections with other suppliers abroad. Find time to read customer reviews especially product reviews to find out if you will have a positive business relationship with the manufacturer especially if you intend to make purchases frequently.

Affordable products

Another major consideration in choosing a manufacturer forAluminium in Thailand is the affordability of its products. When you buy straight from the manufacturer, you get the opportunity to get the items at a much lower price compared to having the items from mere distributors. If you buy the products in bulk, all the more you get higher discounts from the manufacturer. Ask for promos and deals to further lower your overall expenses on your needed products.

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Aggreko Adds Two New Boilers For Different Applications

Aggreko has decided to increase the size of its boiler rental fleet in Europe to provide more options for temporary heating and hot water systems. Two new boilers were added to fleet – high efficiency 250KW and 500 KW boilers to provide temperature of up to 90oC and pressures up to 10 bar.

The additional boilers are suitable for different applications from the delivery of temporary heating and hot water systems to under-floor heating, process heating and cooling, heat load testing and commissioning for chiller plants.

A Glasgow-based temporary power specialist has optimized temperature control and minimized fuel burns and emissions through the combination of advanced dual stage burner, 3-way valve system and smart controls. The boilers are available in compact canopy cases that allow ease of transport. It is permitted to be used in confined compounds, boiler rooms and service yards.

According to Chris Smith, head of temperature control for Aggreko, the new high efficiency boilers will extend their existing range in providing a cost effective and versatile solution to wide variety of heating and HVAC applications. The boilers are particularly suitable for applications that require high pressure or accurate temperature control capabilities. Their small footprint makes them ideal for limited spaces.

Aggreko has a vast experience in designing and commissioning boiler packages for different sectors whether it is for a sporting event or ice rink to data centers, fish farms, construction sites and facilities management. The company also supports planned maintenance projects, commissioning if new heating systems, heat load testing for cooling plants and emergency boiler breakdowns.

In order to enhance boiler efficiency and minimize emissions, Aggreko’s UK development engineers have integrated 3 design features – 3-pass flue, a dual stage burner and 3-way valve. Integrated smart controls allow the boilers to communicate effectively with building management and to link effectively with other plant equipment for the regulation and stabilization of temperature and to provide advanced fault finding.

If you live in Exeter and surrounding areas, you can be provided with a free no-obligation consultation regarding boiler repair or replacement through APH Heating LTD. All the boiler engineers that serve the area are high qualified and experienced in the repair and replacement of domestic and commercial boilers and heating systems.

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HP’s New Technology to change how Identification Cards are printed

Aside from employee identification cards, companies face the challenge of printing hundreds of thousands of visitor badges or guest cards. In many instances, large amounts of paper, plastics and ink are wasted on the plastic card printer. HP Labs has recognized the challenge by introducing a new hybrid printing technology that will change the distribution of employee ID’s, visitors passes, gate passes and temporary passes.

In order to enhance of efficiency of plastic card printing, HP developed a technology called IonTouch which is a cross between the traditional plastic card printer and e-ink technology. Information on the plastic identification cards can be rewritten so that they can be reused by other individuals after card expiration instead of being thrown away to the landfills.

HP’s proprietary technology replaces the traditional ID card printer with the IonTouch Imager that has the capability to write and re-write on a 2.5 inch 300 x 300 pixel display for up to 10,000 times. The surface of the display has the capability for either black or white content or 16 levels of grayscale. The technology is not yet that advanced for color but sufficient enough since most of the HP printer’s use involves employee badges, visitor passes and hotel guest cards.

When the IonTouch system is used, the visitor’s pass can be printed on the spot with his name and contact information including a photo and other additional details like the time of appointment and the name of the person that will be visited. Compared to e-ink and digital displays that costs about $50 per card, HP rewritable display will cost the company a few cents.

Another benefit gained from the HP rewritable display is the lack of power draw to hold rewritable content. When special marks and codes are required on the plastic cards for security reasons and to avoid duplication, you only need to switch to non-permanent ink. Since the plastic identification cards are reusable, it reduces plastic waste disposed on the landfills.

Since the only way with which information can be changed is through the IonTouch Imager, another layer of protection is added to the cards making them very secure. HP technology is very important for businesses that make use of plastic identification cards.

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