Canvas Art Prints – Its Mardan http://itsmardan.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:09:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://itsmardan.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/its-mardan-icon-150x150.png Canvas Art Prints – Its Mardan http://itsmardan.com/ 32 32 How to Create AI Illustration with Wombo Dream Mobile App http://itsmardan.com/how-to-create-ai-illustration-with-wombo-dream-mobile-app/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:30:00 +0000 http://itsmardan.com/how-to-create-ai-illustration-with-wombo-dream-mobile-app/

The capabilities of artificial intelligence are constantly developing, and this includes different types of art. We are going to introduce you to an application that allows you to create digital images using AI technology.

Dream by Wombo is available on mobile and online, but the former has more to offer. Learn how to use this AI artwork mobile app and what you can expect from it in just a few steps.

Why use Dream by Wombo?

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This app is perfect for decorating books, websites, walls, or custom playlists without hiring a professional illustrator or graphic designer. It’s quick and easy.

Whether you’re on your phone or computer, Dream by Wombo’s AI can quickly produce stunning images in an art style of your choice with a simple prompt.

The browser-based version is quite simple to use and has a New as NFT option, while it allows you to download or purchase a copy of your AI artwork. The mobile app, however, puts more tools at your disposal.

We will show you how to use Dream by Wombo on your smartphone or tablet, step by step. But first, make sure you have the app.

To download: Dream by Wombo for Android │ iOS (Free)

1. Create an account or start without an account

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You do not need to register to use Dream by Wombo. When you launch the app, just tap the To start button and it takes you directly to the AI ​​artwork generator. You can use most options after that.

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One of the benefits of creating an account is having access to a gallery where you can save your favorite creations. An account also has direct links to Wombo’s social networks like Discord. If you decide to register as a member, just log into the app and tap the More icon on your profile to start a new art project.

2. Choose a prompt and an art style

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This next step gives you a bunch of options. First, you can enter a specific prompt or select one from the app’s suggestions. For a specific request, be sure to use a few simple words. The AI ​​does its best to interpret them, but sometimes it can fail. Luckily, you can keep trying the same combination until it produces something you like.


Now select an art style. The app currently has 15 unique options, including:

  • Baroque
  • S.Dali
  • dark fantasy
  • Pastel
  • steam punk
  • Ukiyoe

Related: How to Create Jackson Pollock Style Paintings Online

You can also opt for no style and let Dream by Wombo find its own artistic vision. Either way, just tap on the style you want and its icon will activate. the To create button will also light up. Select it and the AI ​​will start developing your artwork.

3. Inspect and name your AI art

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Almost every piece created by Dream by Wombo is beautiful, but it does not always meet your expectations. That’s because you’re dealing with a machine trying to represent the concept in your head with just a few instructions – another reason why AI can never replace humans.

Expect each result to be abstract and feel free to repeat the process with the same prompt and art style. You might get lucky and end up with exactly what you wanted or something even better.

As a finishing touch, you can give your artwork a name and toggle if you want the original prompt to be visible.

4. Save, share or buy your AI artwork

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Once the image is ready, you have several options. To save it, you can choose the To download icon and store the JPG file on your device. You can also set it as background.

Otherwise, touch Publish and add the new creation to your gallery. From there, you can connect with Wombo on Discord, Twitter, and Instagram, while sharing each artwork on the platform of your choice.

If you’re in a rush to show people your AI art, there’s a To share on the final creation page. Click on it and choose where to send or post it.

Finally, you have the option of purchasing a physical copy of your work through the Buy a print button. Costs per unit range from $20 to $100, depending on print style and size.

Related: How to Create and Use Facebook Frames

Although it’s not an unreasonable price, you can make your own poster or canvas for less. Just download the image before printing and frame it as you see fit.

Let AI do the creative work for you

Despite the flaw of not always getting what you hoped for, Dream by Wombo is a great AI app for creating quick and eye-catching illustrations. Now that you know what to expect, see what wonders it can create for you.

There are, of course, a host of other tools on different platforms using AI technology to help with creative projects. Whether it’s writing, singing, photography or other art forms, you can have a lot of fun with artificial intelligence.


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20 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Greater Cleveland http://itsmardan.com/20-ways-to-celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr-day-in-greater-cleveland/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:01:00 +0000 http://itsmardan.com/20-ways-to-celebrate-martin-luther-king-jr-day-in-greater-cleveland/

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Honor and celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend in Greater Cleveland.

We’ve put together a guide to some of the events in Northeast Ohio celebrating MLK’s birthday on Jan. 15, and have included many of the events that take place on Monday, Jan. 17, when the holiday is observed.

Concerts, volunteer opportunities and educational events abound. Here are 20 events to discover:

(Photo by David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com)David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets MLK Game of the Day

Video editing tributes, MLK Day-themed routines and a halftime performance by speed painter David Garibaldi are among the Cavs’ plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The team will face the Brooklyn Nets at 3 p.m. .

1 Center Court, Cleveland

3 p.m., January 17

rocketmortgagefieldhouse.com

The Cleveland Museum of Art tackles complex racial and gender issues in

Portrait of his mother, 2020. Mequitta Ahuja (American, born in 1976). Oil on canvas; 72″ x 84″ Courtesy of Mequitta Ahuja and Aicon Art, New York. © Mequitta AhujaCourtesy of Mequitta Ahuja and Aicon Art, New York. © Mequitta Ahuja

Cleveland Museum of Art

Each year, the King Center launches a holiday theme – and this year, that theme is “It Starts With Me: Changing Priorities to Create Beloved Community”. The Cleveland Museum of Art will center the day around this theme, offering Discovery Packs, MLK Day Login Guides, and an “Action Challenge” where attendees can find inspiration. To free. The museum’s “Picture Motherhood Now” exhibit will also be free for the day.

11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland

10am-5pm, January 17

clevelandart.org

rock room

(Photo by Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer)

Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced a mix of virtual and in-person festivities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Virtually, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a few features for the day, including artist interviews and exclusive induction footage. At the museum, visitors can take advantage of free admission – however, tickets must be reserved in advance on the Rock Hall website. Marcus Smith, one of Rock Hall’s resident rockers, is scheduled to perform.

1100 E. 9th Street, Cleveland

January 17

rockhall.com

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated at the Cleveland Museum of Art

(Photo by Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)Lisa DeJong / The Ordinary Merchant

Tri-C Dr King Celebration

This year, Cuyahoga Community College will host its 45th Annual Dr. King Celebration virtually. The event will include musical performances, student speeches and scholarship presentations. To free.

2:30 p.m., January 16

tri-c.edu/mlk2022

Ice sculptures in downtown Cleveland by the lake

(Photo by David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com)David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

ice cream party

North Coast Harbor will host Ice Fest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, featuring over 30 impressive ice carving demonstrations, character meet and greets, free hot chocolate and crafts. The one-day event takes on the “Harry Potter” theme for 2022. Free.

North Shore Port, Cleveland

11am-5pm, January 17

northcoastharbor.org

The Great Lakes Science Center with its wind turbine in operation as seen Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Cleveland

(Photo by Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer)The ordinary merchant

Great Lakes Science Center

Astronauts from NASA’s Artemis team will introduce themselves, and the National Society of Black Engineers will discuss their work, as part of the Great Lakes Science Center’s virtual Martin Luther King Jr. festivities. The museum will also have a “lift-off” demonstration showing how rockets get into space, as well as other NASA videos and activities. Videos will be uploaded at 10 a.m. free.

10 a.m., January 17

greatscience.com

People skate.

(Photo by Greg Ruffing, special for The Plain Dealer)The ordinary merchant

MLK Skating Weekend

Roller skate all day at Wickliffe’s weekend event. Light skates, adult late nights and other special events are planned for the weekend, with food specialties and family-friendly offerings. Price $9-$11, skate rental $5.

30325 Palisades Pkwy., Wickcliffe

January 14-17

unitedskates.com/public/wickcliffe

Exterior of the Maltz Museum

(Photo by Jeff Piorkowski, special for cleveland.com)

Maltese Museum

The Maltz Museum will host virtual and in-person entertainment for MLK Day. Visitors can enter the museum for free all day. But if they want to stay home, they can access virtual programs like a “Stop the Hate” essay-writing workshop, a chat with Black History 101 Mobile Museum founder Khalid el-Hakim, readings books and dance performances. To free.

2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 17 Jan.

maltzmuseum.org

New to Ohio

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Akron Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side at the Akron Zoo on Monday. Visitors can enjoy free admission and can learn about the activities of Phi Delta Kappa and the Akron Chapter of the NAACP.

500 Edgewood Ave, Akron

11am-4pm, Jan 17

akronzoo.org/mlk-day

Akron Art Museum Struggles to Rebound After Turbulent Year Marked by Alleged Workplace Violations

(Photo by Steven Litt)Steven Litt, Cleveland.com

Akron Art Museum

Games, educational videos, studio projects and more will be scheduled at the Akron Art Museum for MLK Day – and the institution will also be offering free admission. The fun is part of the museum’s “Family Days” series.

1 S. High St., Akron

11am-5pm, January 17

akronartmuseum.org

Old Brooklyn Service Day

Join the Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation for a day of service on Monday. Help tidy up Pearl Road and bring items and supplies for the neighborhood resource closet.

2339 Broadview Road, Cleveland

10am-12pm, January 17

oldbrooklyn.com/obcdc

Lorain Branch NAACP Annual MLK Celebration

Pastor Michael Howard will be the keynote speaker for the Lorain branch of the NAACP’s MLK Celebration, held this year at Wesley United Methodist Church.

220 W. 7th St., Lorain

4 p.m., January 16

facebook.com/Wesley-United-Methodist-Church-109593122410340

Wingfoot Church Reading

Tune in for a virtual event from Wingfoot Church in Akron, where Pastor Jon reads Martin Luther King Jr’s letter from Birmingham Jail. King wrote the letter after leading a nonviolent protest in 1963 in Alabama following his arrest. The event will take place on Zoom.

4 p.m. Jan 16; Noon January 17

facebook.com/wingfootchurch

Despite offers of pay and other incentives, restaurant owners are struggling to find workers.

(Photo by Marc Bona, cleveland.com)

Scene75 entertainment center

A big discount awaits Scene75 attendees on MLK Jr. Day – 50% off all attractions except arcade games. That means lower prices on laser tag, go-karts, mini-golf, mini-bowling and more. The price of attractions ranges from $3 to $10.

3688 Center Road, Brunswick

11am-9pm, Jan 17

scene75.com

bop stop music venue in cleveland has smaller crowds due to covid restrictions.

(Photo by David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com)David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert at Bop Stop

The Bop Stop will present a virtual concert featuring Music Settlement faculty members and guest artists. The show will include music written by African American composers, with a mix of sacred and secular selections. Free, but $5 donations are encouraged.

3 p.m., January 16

themusicsettlement.org/bop-stop

BISHOP JOEY JOHNSON

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MLK conference: “Health or health? by Bishop Joey Johnson

Akron-Summit County Library will host a webinar with Bishop Joey Johnson, discussing King’s critical issues regarding health care, segregation and inequality in the United States. Johnson is the Presiding Bishop of Beth-El Fellowship of Visionary Churches, and he chairs the Racial Equity and Social Justice Task Force. To free.

2 p.m., January 16

akronlibrary.org

Clarence Bozeman

(Photo by Beth Mlady, special for cleveland.com)

Celebration breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Clarence Bozeman, personal driver for King and his wife, will be the emcee for Cleveland State University and the annual Tri-C Celebration Breakfast, presented virtually this year. Bozeman, who is a lecturer on civil rights, will be joined by student leaders from both schools to talk about visions for the future. To free.

8:00 a.m., January 18

facebook.com/clevelandstateuniversity

Day of service and celebration

The Lake County NAACP will celebrate the work and life of MLK at Morley Music Hall and discuss issues and projects in Lake County at this event. Free, masks required.

391 W. Washington Street, Painesville

6 p.m., January 17

lakecountynaacpohio.org

MLK Summit

Children, young adults and adults can listen to King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at three different time slots at Christ Community Chapel in Hudson during the church’s MLK Summit. A dinner is included in the high school and college slot. To free.

750 Streetsboro Street West, Hudson

Jan 17: 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

ccchapel.churchcenter.com

Martin Luther King Jr at a press conference

(AP Photo, File)PA

The King’s Center

Throughout the weekend, The King Center — a nonprofit founded by Coretta Scott King — will host virtual events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Get access to puppet shows, book readings, a memorial service and much more online. To free.

January 13-17

thekingcenter.org

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Golden Years – Global Times http://itsmardan.com/golden-years-global-times/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:49:00 +0000 http://itsmardan.com/golden-years-global-times/

Poster for the 2018 documentary Up the Mountain, which tells the story of artist Shen Jianhua and his elderly students Photo: Courtesy of Shen Jianhua

In a once-poverty-stricken ethnic minority village in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, several 70-year-old women have made the switch from working in the fields to painting interesting works of art to them. brought in money and even caught the attention of foreigners.

Among the lush peach orchards on the northeast shore of Erhai Lake, one of China’s most popular scenic spots, is Huoshan Village in Shuanglang County. For generations, members of the Bai ethnic minority have lived in this village, earning a living as farmers and herders, until they began to turn to painting as a means of earning money.

“At first these older women came to my house only to ask me to help them find a way to make some extra money. study art, ”Shen Jianhua, artist and founder of the Shuanglang Farmer Painting Club, told the Global Times.

As you enter Huoshan village, one can not only see peach trees, but also colorful art installations made by the locals by the roadside, a beautiful combination of rural and artistic life.

“The village is becoming an art garden with more and more travelers coming there every year.”

Shen Jianhua, described by students as gentle and elegant, has an artistic attitude in his own right. He told the Global Times that he moved to the village 10 years ago due to his wife’s poor health. Fortunately, leaving the big city to move to a beautiful and peaceful place like Shuanglang County turned out to be a great choice.

Tell their own stories

“Here we call them all old grandmothers, like Grandmother Moses who started her career as a painter when she was 70 years old,” Shen explained.

In 2012, when one of these grandmothers, Wang Bingxiu, first came to Shen to study art after learning he was a painter from Shanghai, she was 79 years old.

And Wang remains an elderly apprentice even now, she is 89 years old.

“Her works are so recognizable. She is able to reflect her rich life experiences on the web.”

The Shanghai artist often tells his students to be careful of themselves and focus more on their life stories when composing.

“Well, besides the fact that they like to paint rural landscapes, they also paint other things, including human scenes, like weddings, because I think they tell their own stories, a way of find their inner self. “

For Wang, who has lived in this village most of her life, she is not only a farmer, but also a member of the Chinese Communist Party. She once worked as a village midwife who had traveled through remote mountains to help give birth from village to village when she was young.

In addition to the interesting village stories, the richness of the colors is another remarkable feature of these semi-professional works.

“I had 99 colors in front of them and told them to choose the colors for themselves. The colors often used by locals here are very strong and full of contrast,” Shen told the Global Times. “I like it because it’s also part of their instincts, which you can tell by their colorful ethnic clothes.”

3,000 years ago, the Bai ethnic group living in Yunnan mastered the techniques of wearing. Usually, they embroider exquisite designs on the cuffs, front placket, apron and streamers of clothes. The designs they choose range from butterflies to fruits such as plums or peaches.

Sunflowers By Zhao Xinlian, one of the club's students Photos: Courtesy of Shen Jianhua

Sunflowers By Zhao Xinlian, one of the club’s students Photos: Courtesy of Shen Jianhua

Arts Village

In recent years, the club has organized four local art exhibitions. And he has made national tours to places such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, which has made the works of art appreciated by more people. The works of these elderly women sold for an average price of 15,000 yuan ($ 2,347).

In order to attract more tourists, Shen and his wife opened a cafe in Huoshan Village. The chicken coop-shaped cafe sells prints of various paintings, silk scarves and other items. Local Shuanglang architect Zhao Huijun also built an art museum to store these works, with more artists coming to the village to contribute.

In addition to the elderly, young and middle-aged residents also came to learn how to paint peasant painting.

While the first group of students from 10 years ago may rarely appear at painting club meetings as before, their works are still proudly displayed on a painting board, and the art installation will still be held at the entrance to the village to accommodate more travelers.

“It can be a way of life, a way to make money. And with more artists giving credit to this place, I think it’s a real art village.”

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LANG introduces a new product category: paint by number http://itsmardan.com/lang-introduces-a-new-product-category-paint-by-number/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:36:00 +0000 http://itsmardan.com/lang-introduces-a-new-product-category-paint-by-number/

Waukesha, Wisconsin, January 1, 2022 – The LANG Companies, Inc. is delighted to announce the launch of LANG-branded Paint by Number!

“We are delighted to offer one paint by number product to our consumers. Many of us love the beautiful art that our artists create, but want the opportunity to make it our own. Our motto is “We start with great art” and this product reinforces that motto… the canvas begins with great art and YOU make it beautiful and unique! Says Kelli Melzer, Director of Marketing.

Paint by number features cotton canvas stretched over a frame measuring 20.25 “H x 16.25” W x 1 “L. The canvas is printed with a beautiful fine art image with numbers indicating in what order and in what order color it needs to be painted in. The kit also includes several paint cans, brushes, paint guide and hanging materials.

LANG’s paint-by-number kits are expected to be available in late spring and early summer. For more information on new LANG products, including the LANG 2022 product catalog, please visit www.thelangcompagnies.com/brands/lang.

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The LANG Companies, Inc. is a division of IG Design Group Americas Inc. Since 1982, LANG Companies has been an industry leader in the production of gifts and specialty products with a focus on art and design, as well as licensed sports products, including calendars, glasses and stationery. . Our diverse product portfolio is marketed under several widely recognized brands owned by the company: LANG®, Wells Street by LANG®, Artisan by LANG®, SKYZ by LANG ™ and Turner Licensing ™. Each unique brand has a long heritage, is differentiated in the market and dominant in the most attractive segments of the market. For more information, visit www.thelangcompagnies.com.

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I think of us – Chicago Reader http://itsmardan.com/i-think-of-us-chicago-reader/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 23:37:30 +0000 http://itsmardan.com/i-think-of-us-chicago-reader/

Barbara Kruger, collagist, conceptual artist and scholar of Futura Bold Oblique fonts, will be 77 years old two days after her exhibition “THINKING OF YOU. I WANT TO SAY ME. I WANT TO SAY YOU. ”Ends at the Art Institute of Chicago on January 24.

The sprawling exhibition, which opened in September after being delayed for nearly a year by COVID-19 issues, is the artist’s largest in 20 years and his first solo exhibition in the United States since 1999 (edited by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles).

Make no mistake: Despite Kruger’s age and decades-long career, this exhibition is not a retrospective, even if that’s exactly what it feels like. And that is exactly the point.

The earliest works by Kruger included in the exhibition are collages from his days at Condé Nast in the 1980s. While some of his earliest and most widely recognized works, such as 1988 Imagine “the greatness” and Commitment, Untitled (Who’s talking? Who’s silent?) from 1990 are also included, this is primarily done to offer Kruger an unlimited canvas to recontextualize this older work (some of which is reworked) and present it alongside his unreleased work from the past 20 years.