Crew Movie Review

Crew is the story of three air hostesses. Geeta Sethi (Tabu), Jasmine Kohli (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Divya Rana (Kriti Sanon) work as air hostesses for Kohinoor Airways, run by Vijay Walia (Saswata Chatterjee). The trio and 4000 other employees haven’t been paid for 6 months. Geeta stays with her husband Arun (Kapil Sharma) in a modest home after they had to sacrifice their riches in a family feud. Jasmine lives with her maternal grandfather (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) after losing her parents at a young age. She learned very early in life that money can buy anything. Divya, meanwhile, has learnt to fly a plane. Due to the recession, she failed to find the job of a pilot though she told her family that she has got one. All three already had a money crunch and the non-payment of salary adds to their woes. One day, while flying to Al Burj, their senior Rajvanshi (Rammakant Daayama) dies all of a sudden. While trying to give him CPR, they find gold biscuits attached to his vest. They get tempted to steal the biscuits but they don’t. The plane returns to Mumbai airport where the customs official turns out to be Jaiveer (Diljit Dosanjh), an old friend of Divya. Meanwhile, the news channels have been regularly reporting that Kohinoor Airways is going through a financial crisis. Vijay Walia, however, rubbishes the reports and assures his staff that their dues will be cleared. But one day, the HR of Kohinoor and an old friend of Geeta, Mittal (Rajesh Sharma), blurts out to her that Kohinoor Airways is indeed bankrupt. Realizing that they will never get their salaries ever, the trio decides to start smuggling gold biscuits like Rajvanshi. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

Nishi Mehra and Mehul Suri’s story is entertaining. The screenplay is swift and packs in a lot. The writing, however, gets very convenient in the second half. The dialogues are sharp but could have been funnier.

Rajesh Krishnan’s direction is fine. He keeps the mood of the film very light and this ensures that the film appeals to all sections of the audience. The back-and-forth narrative adds to the intrigue value, meanwhile. The introduction of characters is done in style and sets the mood. The best, however, is reserved for the climax when the trio decide to teach baddies a lesson. The performances of all three actresses are spot-on.

On the flipside, the humour is very limited in the film. Secondly, the director, in order to keep the run time in check, often rushes into things. As a result, the audience doesn’t get time to process the goings-on. Also, the manner in which the trio is able to get out of any problem quite easily gets unconvincing after a point.

On the whole, CREW is a fun entertainer and rests on the fine performances of Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kriti Sanon.

Paintings by Maud Lewis Lead The Way in Miller & Miller’s Successful Online Auction Held April 13th

Three vibrant and colorful paintings by the legendary Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (1901-1970) sold for a combined $79,060, and a 19th century French Bontems caged singing bird automaton played a sweet tune for $10,030 in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd’s online Advertising, Canadiana & Historic Objects auction held April 13th.

All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

Maud Lewis has been featured in numerous Miller & Miller auctions in recent months, always with positive results. Of the three of her paintings in this auction, the top performer was a late 1965 or early 1966 mixed media on pulpboard (beaverboard) titled Cow in Spring Meadow. It was signed “Maud Lewis” lower right and bested the $25,000 high estimate by bringing $30,680.

The other two paintings signed by Ms. Lewis were a mixed media on artist board titled Covered Bridge in Winter, which featured blue loops that almost certainly dated it to the second half of 1965 ($25,960, beating the $23,000 high estimate); and a mixed media on Masonite titled Two Deer in Winter, a serial image found only in the 1960s, that sold within estimate for $22,420.

Also sold was a group of six handwritten letters from Maud Lewis to John Kinnear, all from 1966-1967 ($9,440). Kinnear was a London, Ontario artist and friend who worked as an agent for Ms. Lewis in the late 1960s. Ms. Lewis stated in one of the letters that she had finished decorating some dustpans supplied by Mr. Kinnear. It was signed, “Maud Lewis” ($9,440).

In a related lot, a framed working pencil sketch on paper titled Alberta by A.Y. Jackson (Canadian, 1882-1974), depicting a small village with a church and low hills in the background, supplied by Jackson to John Kinnear, as suggested by Jackson’s 1967 letter to Mr. Kinnear (also offered in this sale), artist signed lower left but undated, rose to $4,425.

The circa 1885 French Bontems caged singing bird automaton was housed in a bronze cage and stood 18 ½ inches tall, with applied scenic Sevres plaques surrounding the base panels. Included was a crank-style winding key. It was mechanically functioning and made $10,030.

The auction overall was packed with 414 lots of general store items, art glass, Canadiana, advertising signs, Western collectibles, pottery and stoneware, art, and lamps and lighting. Headlining the event was the Greg Hisey Collection. Mr. Hisey’s “Ghost Town Blues” in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan was a bed and breakfast where travelers immersed themselves in the past.

Working with themes of early Western transportation, veterinary and general store, Mr. Hisey collected advertising and furnishings right out of a ghost town. Additions to the catalog were remarkable, too, including late 19th century automata, rare Canadian political posters and folk art, decorative art glass, silver, bronzes, and early lighting. East met West in this very diverse sale.

“This was an eclectic auction and performance varied by category,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Petroliana and soda advertising performed well, while niche markets such as veterinary medicine advertising were variable. We found that uncirculated, fresh to the market material performed the best. Collectors are energized by things they haven’t seen before, and their memories are sharp and long. The goat wagons and historic objects relating to early transportation languished, while key advertising soared past our expectations.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction, in which a total of 464 online bidders placed a combined total of 7,402 bids, for a gross of $478,785. Internet bidding was facilitated by and the Miller & Miller Auctions website. Of the 414 total lots up for bid, 99 percent of them were sold and 48 percent of the top 50 lots exceeded estimate.

A Canadian Gilson, Guelph Dixie “Ace” Tractors sign from the 1910s, an embossed lithographed single-sided tin sign, 13 ¾ inches by 20 inches, blew past its $5,000 high estimate to sell for $7,670. Gilson Manufacturing was a Wisconsin company that opened a plant in Guelph, Ontario in 1907. The Dixie Ace tractor was made in Guelph in 1919-1920.

A circa 1891 Conservative Party of Canada poster lithograph, encouraging voters to embrace tradition and protectionism by reelecting Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) Prime Minister, 39 ¾ inches by 26 ¼ inches (paper, less frame), featuring his official campaign slogan (“The Old Flag, The Old Policy, The Old Leader”), gaveled for $4,720, which was within estimate.

A wooden veterinary remedies store display cabinet from the 1900s for Dr. Lesure’s Famous Remedies (Keene, New Hampshire), the tin lithograph panel depicting a horse in profuse detail peering out of an oval stone opening, one of the “holy grails” in veterinary patent medicine collecting that came with the original advertising booklet, achieved $4,130.

A circa 1906 self-framed single-sided tin lithograph sign for the Hickman-Ebert Wagon Company (Owensboro, Ky.), one of the great self-framed tin signs, titled “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree”, a stunning lithographic image from the golden age of advertising, marked, “Chas. W. Shonk Co. Litho, Chicago”, 25 ½ inches by 37 ½ inches, commanded $5,900.

A 1911 bronze yacht racing trophy from the Motor Yacht Club of Germany & Austria, in the form of a dish displaying a mermaid clutching a skiff, signed “Gustav Gurschner (1873-1970) and measuring 7 inches tall by 8 inches wide, fetched triple the high estimate for $4,730.

To watch a brief YouTube video wrap-up of the auction, please click this link:

Next up for Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is a Toys auction featuring the Late Howard Meyer Legacy Collection on Friday, May 10th, followed by a Toys, Advertising & Coin-Op auction on Saturday, May 11th; then a Petroliana & Advertising Auction on Sunday, May 12th.

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Social work is the academic and professional area of study which is aiming to improve the quality of life and the well being of the people and groups that it looks to serve. This involves a huge number of things including teaching, community organization, and other things such as crisis intervention, research, and modification of political and governmental policy on the matter. This is for the benefit of people who have civil rights issues, people who are physically or mentally disabled, people who are suffering from social justice, or people who are at a social disadvantage in life.

People who work in this type of area are known as social workers. In the United Kingdom, this is a special designation which can only be given to people who have been through a training program at a college or a university and know a specific set of skills and who have been approved by the appropriate government regulations. This is not true in the United States, where many people claim the title of social worker and most of them do not have the rigorous qualifications that are held by those in most other countries.

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Continuing education is one of the most important aspects of doing social work. Much like the landscape in politics is always changing, the landscape of social work is always changing as well. As new programs and new laws come into effect, the work that social workers have to do changes as well. Any new social program will mean changes to the existing ones. It will mean that people will be eligible for things that they may not have been able to get into before. It also means that the job of the social worker has become more complicated.

The main benefit to continuing social work education online is the fact that it can be done from anywhere. This means that if you need to you will be able to do it while you are on the job. It means that you do not have to rework your already filled schedule with classes at a real university because those classes are something you can do at your own leisure online. Besides that, most of them are simply going to be a slight modification of information that you already know or that you already have at your disposal. This is an important point to keep in mind. To find out more, you may visit the website listed below:

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Check Google and check with your supervisory staff for information about continuing education in this way. If you find something you may want to make sure that it clears the regulations that you already have in place at your own workplace before you get too deep into study. This is simply because it is likely that it might not apply to what you are studying or what you need to know to complete your job in the best way possible. With that being said, it is always worth a look. Check local universities and unions for online resources as well.

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Kung Fu Panda 4 Movie Review

KUNG FU PANDA 4 is the story of a protagonist wanting the status quo while trying to fight an evil villain. All is well in the Valley of Peace under Po, the Dragon Warrior (voiced by Jack Black). Mr Ping (James Hong), Po’s adopted father and Li Shan (Bryan Cranston), Po’s biological father, have adjusted to each other and they open a restaurant. Suddenly, Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) orders Po to find his next successor. Shifu further tells Po that once he does so, the latter will become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley. Po is reluctant as he’s enjoying being the Dragon Warrior. Meanwhile, some villagers alert Po that Tai Lung (Ian McShane; antagonist in the first part) has returned. Po decides to defeat him. This is when he catches Zhen (Awkwafina), a thief, stealing ancient weapons from the Jade Palace. Zhen happens to hear about Tai Lung’s return during her arrest and informs Po that Tai Lung is none other than The Chameleon (Viola Davis), a powerful sorceress who can shape-shift into any animal she wants. Zhen also claims to know about The Chameleon’s whereabouts. Po decides to go to The Chameleon’s lair and defeat her, against the advice of Master Shifu. What happens next forms the rest of the film.

The story is decent but also convenient. The screenplay is engaging and like the previous parts, the writers pack in a lot in less than 95 minutes. Hence, the audience gets the feeling that they have got their money’s worth despite the short run time. The dialogues are terrific, be it funny or the philosophical one-liners.

Mike Mitchell’s direction is neat. The fourth part introduces new characters and thanks to his execution, the audience will instantly form a bond with them. The series is known for cuteness and this film is no exception. At the same time, like always, the makers raise some important points about life without getting preachy. Some of the scenes that stand out are Tai Lung entry in the start of the movie, Zhen and The Chameleon’s entry, madness at the Happy Bunny Tavern, Po being betrayed and the pre-climax. The animation and the various effects match global standards. On the flipside, Po’s squad is surely missed. The climax fight begins well but to see the antagonist, who’s so powerful, being defeated rather easily, is a downer.

John McInnis Auctioneers will Offer Part 3 of The Burbridge Foundation Collection on May 11th

An Auction Extravaganza featuring Part 3 of the Burbridge Foundation Collection out of Oklahoma City, plus other desirable items from prominent local estates and collections, is scheduled for Saturday, May 11th, starting promptly at 11 am Eastern time, by John McInnis Auctioneers, online and live in the Amesbury gallery located at 76 Main Street.

More than 650 lots will come up for bid in two sessions. Session 1 (lots 1-398) will feature decorative arts, paintings, bronzes, sculptures, porcelains, enamels, clocks, furniture, lamps and chandeliers. Session 2 (lots 399-658) will showcase jewelry, silver and Asian art and objects. Internet bidding will be hosted on the two platforms, and

The Burbridge Foundation Collection demonstrates the keen eye of Robert Burbridge (1907-1994), who began scouring the country for antiques in the 1950s. The Part 1 sale of the collection was held at Sotheby’s in New York in the fall of 1996, two years after the death of Mr. Burbridge. The remainder of the collection has been in storage for the better part of 25 years.

“Decades ago, when I first met up with Mr. Burbridge at his 15,000-square-foot warehouse in Oklahoma City, I was astounded at the quality of the items and the vast array of merchandise,”

said John McInnis of John McInnis Auctioneers. “There were scores of paintings, rows of bronzes, marble and sculptures. Exploring with a flashlight, I rediscovered one remarkable object after another.” For the auction, the collection was shipped in three moving trucks to Amesbury.

Paintings certain to attract bidder interest include an oil on canvas by the German-born French genre and portrait painter Henri-Guillaume Schlesinger (1814-1893), titled At the Mirror, signed and dated 1863 and measuring 44 inches by 35 ½ inches (canvas, less frame) (est. $10,000-$20,000); and a 17th century British School portrait of Sir Edward Sherburne (1618-1702), the English poet, translator, and royalist, 49 inches by 39 ½ inches minus frame (est. $3,000-$5,000).

A bronze sculpture by the 19th century French sculptor Duchoiselle titled Fishing Allegory / Native American Woman, 24 inches tall, signed and dated 1864, has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000; while a marble sculpture by the Italian sculptor Fortunato Galli (1850-1918), titled The Broken Plate, 36 inches tall, signed “F. Galli Firenza”, dated 1885, should bring $5,000-$10,000.

Tiffany lamps are expected to make the sale’s list of top lots. A few examples are as follows:

– An early Tiffany table lamp signed “GDT Co.” with a center post sleeved to allow the glass shade to drop, exposing the socket and bulb, 20 inches tall (est. $18,000-$24,000).

– A Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) bronze counterbalance floor lamp with alligator finish, 53 ½ inches tall, with an 8 ¼ inch shade marked “L.C.T. favrile”, #619 (est. $4,000-$8,000).

– A Tiffany Studios Arabian favrile glass boudoir lamp with conical shade, 14 ¼ inches tall, decorated with applied prunts and signed “L.C.T Favrile” (est. $3,000-$5,000).

A French Louis XVI solid gilt bronze table, heavily adorned with gilt bronze mounts, the top set with a 19-inch porcelain plaque painted with a full-length portrait of Louis XVI, signed, is estimated to realize $8,000-$18,000. Also, a French ormolu mounted ebonized credenza, the tall shaped case having two glazed ogee doors opening to three shelves that flank a center door that opens to a velvet-lined shelf, 45 ½ inches by 72 inches by 19 inches, should hit $4,000-$8,000.

Staying with furniture, a Renaissance Revival walnut and mahogany bookcase, elaborately carved with figural dragon crest, egg and dart mouldings, running acanthus leaves, scrolls and North Wind entablature, 94 inches by 50 inches, has an estimate of $5,000-$15,000; while an Adams period serpentine sideboard with floral and classical portrait scenes and decorated with bellflower and swans, one drawer over a two-self cabinet, should command $1,000-$2,000.

An important 19th century Chinese porcelain moon flask, 19 ½ inches tall, each side painted with large reserves of figures and bat form handles applied to the base of the neck, is expected to fetch $5,000-$10,000. Also, a set of 12 German 800 silver plates, marked for Buccholz and Zelt, with open work rims, each plate 12 inches across, total weight 210 ozt., should ring up $3,000-$4,000.

A pietre dura (semi-precious stone inlaid) marble-top table having a birds, fruits and floral motif, with an elegant scrolling wrought iron base, 29 ½ inches by 27 ¼ inches, has a pre-sale estimate of $2,000-$4,000. Also, a museum-quality Aesthetic Movement bronze porcelain urn depicting birds in a landscape with dogwood blossoms, 31 inches tall, should gavel for $4,000-$8,000.

A Gothic Revival tall clock with Westminster chime, 12-inch dial, moon phase and choice of three chimes, powered by a pendulum regulated, weight-driven movement, made by Colonial Manufacturing Co. and signed “H.W.N.”, 96 inches tall, is expected to chime on time for $3,000-$6,000. Also, a 19th century French gilt chandelier with exotic glass, applied green glass leaves with blown glass grapes, 36 inches tall by 27 inches wide, carries an estimate of $1,500-$3,000.

A vintage platinum diamonds and sapphire bypass ring boasting one Old European cut diamond (2.57 cts., K color, VS2 clarity); a sapphire (2.25 cts., medium royal blue color); three tapered baguettes (.42 cts., G color, VS clarity); and a bypass set with five graduated round single cut and full cut diamonds on one side and ten single cut and full cut diamonds on the other side, the diamonds weighing about .60 cts., (G/H color, VS2-SI2 clarity) should sell for $4,000-$8,000.

Robert Oscar Burbridge enjoyed many successes in his long and storied career. Among them was the “Tamperpruf” Badge System, which was used worldwide from World War II through the Korean War for government security and identification, and later Cape Kennedy. In addition, Mr. Burbridge cornered the market on the manufacture of security decals during the 1940s and over the decades, expanding into decals for parking at universities and other institutions.

The Amesbury gallery will be open for live previews from Sunday, May 5th, thru Saturday, May 10th, from 1-5 pm Eastern time; and from 9 am on throughout the day on auction day, May 11th.

For hotel accommodations, John McInnis Auctioneers recommends the Hampton Inn, at 284 Elm Street in Amesbury (phone: 978-834-5080) or the Fairfield Inn, at 35 Clarks Road, Amesbury (phone: 978-388-3400). John McInnis Auctioneers holds Massachusetts auction license #770.

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SJ Auctioneers’ May 5th Auction Features Estate Silver, Vintage Toys, Figurines, Fine Jewelry, more

SJ Auctioneers is fast gearing up for an important, online-only Spring Silverware, Toys, Figurines & Collectibles auction on Sunday, May 5th, starting promptly at 6 pm Eastern time The catalog contains just over 200 lots of SJ Auctioneers’ finest selection to date of fine jewelry items, sterling silver estate lots, vintage trains and toys, and collectibles.

The artists, designers and silversmiths in the auction will include names such as Cartier, Tiffany & Company, Dominick & Haff, Jose Hess, Emile Delaire, Gorham, Movito, Reed & Barton, Watson, Wallace, William B. Kerr, Sackermann, Hessenberg & Co., Italian Vetreria Murano, Arte, American Flyer, Lionel, Nintendo, Tootsie Toy, Buddy L, Matchbox, Lesne and others.

Outstanding sterling silver lots are expected to dominate the auction’s list of top achievers. A prime example is lot 170, a 200-piece Tiffany & Company Art Deco flatware service in the Hampton pattern in bridal gift condition, housed in a Reed and Barton storage case. Not one single piece is missing from the set, which is expected to change hands for $16,000-$25,000.

Lot 137B is an S. Kirk & Son sterling silver repousse six-piece tea and coffee set with tray, all matching and richly adorned with crisp floral motifs, in pattern number 474F from 1932. The set consists of a tray, a coffee pot, a teapot, a creamer pitcher, a covered sugar bowl and a waste bowl. The total weight is an impressive 205.2 troy oz. The estimate is $9,000-$12,000.

Lot 169A is a 69-piece Georg Jensen sterling silver flatware service in the Bernadotte pattern. The set is complete and in excellent condition. It is expected to finish at $7,000-$9,500. Also, Lot 137C is a Buccellati sterling silver hand-hammered four-piece tea and coffee set, made in Italy and beautifully adorned with stylized geometric finials. It should sell for $4,000-$6,000.

There’s much more to the auction than just fine silver. A few of the more beautiful items up for bid include these wonderful lots:

– A large, signed Herend porcelain blue fishnet koi carp fish figurine, one of several gorgeous Herend pieces in the auction, 5 ½ inches in height (est. $500-$750).

– An exquisite Maitland Smith caviar bowl with mother of pearl seashell design on a stand, one-of-a-kind and made in the Philippines, 4 ½ inches tall (est. $350-$500).

– A green Swarovski crystal figurine of Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, with box, a must-have collectible for Swarovski and/or superhero fans, 4 ¾ inches tall (est. $600-$800).

The toys category will be led by a long Tippco tin firefighter truck ladder with four firefighter figures in the cabin, missing the key but still a desirable mid-century toy (est. $500-$1,000); and a circa 1960s Ingersoll Disney Works Mickey Mouse wristwatch with original packaging and including an original plastic statuette of Mickey. It winds and ticks! (est. $500-$750).

Other toys will include a Japanese-made J-250 Line Mar tin friction jalopy car that sparks and makes noise, 5 inches long, in the original box that has signs of wear due to age; and a Buddy L Pepsi-Cola gift set that includes two trucks showing the Pepsi logo (both est. $150-$300).

The jewelry catalog is plentiful and will include a beautiful Tiffany & Company Paloma Picasso Graffiti “X” chain 18k yellow gold pendant necklace with box (est. $500-$750).

Returning to silver, an antique Tiffany & Co. sterling silver wave-shaped candy dish (or bowl tray), about 12 ½ inches long and weighing 23.6 troy oz., should change hands for $1,150-$1,800; and a pair of Italian-made Federico Buccellati silver .999 coated shells with box, one standing 2 ¾ inches tall and the other 1 ¾ inches tall, are expected to realize $850-$1,150.

Two Spanish sterling silver figural bird decanters or (cruet shakers) made from .915 fineness by Dionisio Garcia of Madris – both designed in the form of a bird cockatoo or parrot, one ruby red crystal, the other emerald green crystal and both carved out of glass and solid silver – will be sold as separate lots (each est. $1,000-$3,500). Both stand about 15 centimeters tall.

A John Hardy sterling silver four-coil dot flex wrap bracelet in the original box, bearing hallmarks and measuring 2 ¼ inches in expandable diameter by 1 ¾ inches in height, has an estimate of $550-$750; as does a French-made Cartier sterling silver Must de Cartier Vendome Trinity ballpoint pen (AG 925), with tri-tone Trinity top/push-button pop-up clip.

A Spanish .800 sterling silver pheasant figurine with ruby red eyes, weighing 75.6 grams and large at 11 inches long by 4 ¼ inches in height, should command $350-$500; while a hand-crafted sterling silver figural bamboo tree by the famous Japanese silversmith Mitsunori, in the original box and hallmarked Jun-Gin at the base, 6 ¾ inches tall, should make $150-$300.

A link to the catalog is here:

Bidding is available now online. Pre-bidding is also available, meaning for those who are unable to attend the online auction, they can still leave their bids now. This auction uses Autopay by If you place a winning bid, your card will be charged shortly after the conclusion of the auction.

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4 Things an upcoming rap artist will need to be successful

Every up and coming rap artist aspires to join the league of legendary rappers like Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Tupac, and Eminem among others. What these new talents don’t know is that success, especially in the music industry, isn’t possible overnight. The ones who are bragging about their cars, houses, and big money now have had to go through immense struggles to reach the point they are at right now. However, the time it takes for an upcoming rap artist to make it to the top of rap charts is predominantly determined by the provisions they have. The problem, however, is that most rappers don’t realize that some of these provisions actually exist.

If you’re new to the music industry, having these things outlined as an upcoming rapper will help you accelerate your career and be successful.

A modern studio
As an upcoming artist, you’ll need to have a place you can go and learn to rap and improve your skills. In fact, you don’t actually need commercial studio like what you see in movies. Even a makeshift studio in your bedroom will do. However, make sure to soundproof the room so that external noises don’t interrupt your training. The best thing about practicing in isolation is that you won’t have to worry about making mistakes. Moreover, you’ll be able to practice at your own schedule.

An interactive website
In today’s world, it is essential for every artist to have a website because websites will help you reach out to people that love rap music. Additionally, the website can also be used for alerting your audience about the upcoming events that you’ll be performing in. Entertainment joints too use this platform to book you for different events. If you have some spare time, you could take free online courses like Wix and create your website from scratch. The other option would be to shell out money and hire a professional web designer to create your website for you.

The presence of a mentor
Navigating through this industry alone can be quite challenging. However, having a mentor will help you overcome obstacles that many experienced rappers face. Since your mentor is so well connected in the music industry, they know where to go if your music needs to be produced by a reputed music label. Your mentor will probably know promotes that could help you get better gigs at leading entertainment joints. In fact, it is recommended that you should get mentorship from an already successful artist as it’ll only improve your chances of being successful.

Don’t stop practicing
You’ll never be able to improve your performance level if you don’t put regular hours into practice. The successful rappers actually practice on a daily basis. Practicing will also improve the flow of your lyrics and boost your confidence. Listen to the work of other renowned rappers, study them, and try to understand how they are making their lyrics flow, and apply that in your performance. However, don’t forget to retain your own uniqueness because people don’t prefer to listen to artists that copy others. You could use rap instrumentals when practicing as it’ll be much better than practicing without beats.

Bring Out your Creativity through the use of DIY silicone molds

Are you ready to explore the amazing world of DIY silicone molds? Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artisan, making your own silicone molds offers up a world of possibilities for unique and personalized products. In this guest blog, we’ll look at how to make a DIY silicone mold, as well as some mold-making ideas and creative projects to spark your imagination.

DIY silicone molds provide limitless possibilities for creativity and self-expression. With a few simple materials and a little imagination, you may create molds that are tailored to your own requirements and tastes. Begin by gathering your ingredients, which should include silicone mold-making compound, stirring sticks, and mixing cups. Don’t forget to prepare your area with a protective coating to capture any

Once the materials are gathered, it’s time to let your imagination run free and create your molds. The options are unlimited when it comes to designing molds for resin casting, soap manufacturing, or customized forms for crafts. Experiment with various shapes, sizes, and textures to create the ideal design for your project.

To ensure success while producing your own silicone molds, keep these mold-making techniques in mind. To guarantee right curing, mix your silicone compound exactly according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Use a mold release agent to avoid sticking and make it easier to remove your products. Don’t be scared to be imaginative with your ideas; the beauty of mold-making expertise rests in its ability to change and adapt.

Once your molds are complete, it’s time to put them to use on some fun mold-making tasks. Whether you’re making resin sculptures, handmade soap bars, or unique candles, your DIY silicone molds will take your creations to new heights. Allow your imagination to run wild and discover the limitless possibilities of mold-making creativity.

Finally, DIY silicone molds are an excellent approach to express your creativity and bring your artistic ideas to reality. With a little imagination and a few helpful hints, you can design magnificent molds that are as unique as you. So, why wait? Get your tools and start making your own DIY silicone molds now!