• Choose DIY and Embellishment Garden Stepping Stones for Garden

    Taco Winter

    Stepping stones are like a soul of the garden. It beautifully brightens up garden walk. When you enter in the garden you feel like a wow when you step on it.  Garden stepping stones make your garden more attractive and give a luxurious touch to the garden. Creating a garden path out of stepping stones…

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  • How To Paint In A High Key

    Taco Winter

    So what is a high key? It basically means you push all the values in your painting towards the lighter end of the value scale. So your darks will become mid-tones and your lights will usually remain around the same value. Below is a standard 9 value scale, ranging from near white to near black…

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  • How To Use Leading Lines To Create More Interesting Compositions

    Taco Winter

    Leading lines are one of the most effective and under-utilized composition tools available to artists. Leading lines are essentially lines which lead people through the painting, usually towards points of interest. These lines can either be created using actual lines in your painting or organically through the arrangement of elements in your painting (for example,…

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  • An Australian Star Returns to the W.N.B.A., Happier to Be There

    Taco Winter

    There are a bevy of statistics, sophisticated and basic, that tell the story of how Liz Cambage has changed the trajectory of her Dallas Wings and, perhaps, shifted the balance of power in the W.N.B.A. But her teammate, Skylar Diggins-Smith, has a simpler explanation. “Coach Fred calls her a chick magnet,” Diggins-Smith said, referring to…

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  • Didi Gregorius’s Power Suddenly Returns, Twice, in Yankees’ Win

    Taco Winter

    For the first month of the season, Didi Gregorius was hailed as a potential candidate for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. He had 10 home runs and eight doubles and was drawing favorable comparisons to his beloved predecessor, Derek Jeter. Then came the slump. Gregorius hit only one home run in May, and…

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  • FIFA Set to Make $6.1 Billion From World Cup

    Taco Winter

    China’s men’s national team has played in just one World Cup, in which it finished 31st out of 32 teams. But the nation is playing an essential role in righting the financial ship of FIFA, the governing body for world soccer that has struggled to regain the trust of Western companies in recent years. According…

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  • Yankees Fall to Nationals as Steinbrenner Hints at Pitching Acquisition

    Taco Winter

    With the Yankees holding the best record in baseball, Hal Steinbrenner has very little to quibble about. Even after a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, the Yankees were still a couple percentage points ahead of the Boston Red Sox in what Steinbrenner called a heck of a pennant race.…

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  • Fernando Alonso Takes Another Shot at a Motorsport Triple Crown

    Taco Winter

    In the early days of postwar auto racing, it was not unusual for the best drivers to make guest appearances in other series, winning Formula One grands prix and entering small events and regional championships. As Formula One became more professional, with increased investment from sponsors and governments, teams began to insist that their drivers…

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