The Art of Chinese Chop or Seal Carving(2)

On October 12, 2011, in Chinese Art, by admin

http://www.blueheronarts.com/index.php?cPath=8 for your name chop or order spplies. The booklet as you see near the end of this video please follow the following link: http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?products_id=394

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When it comes search engines, google is still the king, and they are doing everything they can to maintain their lead,   in the name of providing more relevant search results for it’s users, according to their official blog, this change impacts 11.8% organic search results, in plain English, almost 12% of google search results are useless or of low quality. Google started this change almost one year ago, no wonder I saw a few of my keywords’ ranks dropped like a rock, but almost all the ranks promoted by articles and blog posts were not affected, some of the keywords even ranked better than before, it’s safe to say that old way of link building is doomed.

Now what on earth is plain link building and how do people do it? There are a lot of SEO company out there are doing this, they put your links on websites which only exist for holding links, these websites will only be updated when new links are being added, almost all of them are garbage, the name link spamming are just for these sites. The latest google update will definitely downgrade most if not all of these sites, all the links on those websites will have the same fate.  

Let’s check out a few examples. When I got into online marketing long time ago, I started with this keyword, truck tie down, it was old way of link building all the way, lately I figured that every site in the campaign had way too many links, and those sites had only links, no real content at all. In the beginning, the ranking of the keyword in question rise pretty fast, finally the rank improved a lot, the party was over when google updated it’s algorithm. Here is another keyword, chain pullers, most back links for this keyword are from articles and posts, almost no plain links, you can imagine how this keyword ranks. Old and outdated linking campaign lost to content linking, what’s next? It all boils down to content, so if you create great content, your rank will improve over time, since search engines are another kind of readers. How do you do it? Writing articles and building blogs, take a look at this blog, best baby strollers , I didn’t put too much effort into it from start, but I never stopped posting, now it can even rank the highly competitive keywords. As we can see, quality blog marketing is much better than plain link building. If you can build a group of your own blogs, for instance grade 70 chains, then it will be easier to do article marketing.

Bottom line is that you should create great content, get people to enjoy and share your stuff, in the mean time advertise your business with your content, this strategy will prevail in short or long term. Whatever you do, you will need persistence and patience, nothing will automatically improve overnight, i.e., selling online or improve your search rankings, keep writing, publishing, sharing and creating, you will see the day of success. One of the best articles directories is EzineArticle, new article will be indexed within an hour if not minutes, popular blogs will get your post indexed as soon as you post it, let look at some aticles or posts which are published and indexed, for instance, UTV Winches , nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article is a good example of article marketing. 

By the way, the social media is the must have channel for your marketing effort. The Twitter tools is a wordpress plugin, you can install it, sign up for a twitter account and create a new application, link your blog to twitter, then every new post on your blog will show up in your twitter page, it’s simple and elegant, it’s a big loss if you don’t use this tool.

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Materials list
Brush = Goat hair brush (http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?cPath=4&products_id=435)
Paints = Marie’s Chinese Water Colours
Ink = Chinese or Sumi Ink
Paper = Japanese Rice Paper
Padding = Felt

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Bright Chinese Roses Nail Art Design

On October 5, 2011, in Chinese Art, by admin

Hi everyone! Today we are going to do this beautiful Chinese Roses nail art design! Hope you will like it! If you do, then please rate me with 5 stars! 😉

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Hi,

I am a 16 year old male from the Netherlands interested in the Chinese language and calligraphy.

I already know the basics of writing calligraphy kaishu and some xingshu. I have my own name-seal and mood-seal.

I have seen some pictures where there are some characters placed above the name-seal.
So my questions are:

– "What is placed above the name-seal in Chinese Calligraphy?"
– "What is generally accepted to write above the name-seal?

Thanks in advance!

Most probably it’s the actual characters of the seal. It’s because the characters are reversed and mostly very difficult to read with naked eyes, printing them on top makes it easy to know which is which.

 

I live in England, is there any possibility that you might be able to spare a hand of perhaps having a chinese brush. I’ve seen lots of chinese paintings and I would like to practise them too. I love the confidence, calmness, and gentleness of each stroke. I hope it would be possible. Thank you again =) Pls email me if it’s okay for you =) THank you again!! ^_^

i have a gently used one i used it once or twice. at some book stores you can buy sets with how to step by step .

 

I really like to know some differences, so if you want to answer can you be specific? Thank you!

Probably the first and most important difference is that Japanese art tends to be made by Japanese people, while Chinese Art tends to be made by Chinese people.

 

Help figuring out authentic jade?

On October 3, 2011, in Jade Store, by admin

Yesterday as a gift my uncle took me to a jewelry store (in vietnam). I’ve always wanted to own a jade bangle so he bought me one. He asked the shop keeper if it was real jade. The shop keeper answered truthfully and said that he’s not sure but is mostly likely fake and that it is impossible in vietnam to buy authentic jade. So we bought it anyway because I still fancied it. The jade was about $30 but because my uncle knows the shop keeper he sold it to us for $12. I was a little disappointed when the shop keeper told me it could be a fake so when we got home I tried a few tests. I tried the fingernail one( the surface felt smooth on my finger nail), the bangle was quite heavy, I scratched it with a knife…but no mark and my grandma told me that if you tie a strand of hair on the bangle and burn it with a lighter it may determine whether it’s real or fake. So we tried that but the hair didn’t burn away it was still there. However the bangle takes a while to become cool again once you hold onto it. I haven’t tried the sound test. But apparently it works well with a jade stick. Unfortunately I can’t take pictures of it because I forgot to pack my adapter but I can give you a reference picture of what it looks like.
http://www.mychinaskymall.com/Jades/JBG%…
(it kinda looks like that)
I know it’s difficult to determine if my bangle is real or not with a brief description and a reference picture. But either its a really good copy or a type B jade?
(oh and the jade is semi translucent)

Note: the link for the picture doesn’t work…

It sounds like your object is definitely real stone of some sort, or possibly glass. If the material was really soft, really light, and/or burned or melted in a flame, this would indicate a plastic fake. The hair test measures thermal conductivity; plastic is not as good at conducting heat away from the hair as stones are, so the hair would burn with plastic.

There are a lot of green stones that may resemble jade. Firstly, there are two types of jade: jadeite and nephrite. Both are minerals formed in metamorphic environments. Nephrite is more common, but both are usually considered real jade. Both are very hard (Mohs hardness 6-7) and will resist scratching by a knife.

Other green stones sometimes sold as jade include serpentine group minerals like antigorite, and green varieties of quartz (chrysoprase or aventurine), and occasionally green glass.

However, serpentine minerals tend to be softer than steel, so these can be ruled out for your piece.

Bubbles in the piece would strongly suggest glass. Glass is about the same hardness as steel. A broken surface would have a smooth, shiny, circular fracture, whereas most other minerals (like jade and quartz) would be somewhat more grainy when broken (this is because glass is amorphous whereas minerals are crystalline). Without a broken/chipped surface, it’s hard to rule out glass, but I wouldn’t damage the piece just to make this test.

Quartz is also difficult to rule out without more complicated tests. It is hardness 7, so it also resists scratching by a knife.

In conclusion, I think that you have either real jade, or natural quartz, or glass. A jeweler might be able to help you further.

 

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Rank algorithm update from google weeded out a lot of good or bad websites,   the reason cited is that google wanted to provide more relevant results, on official google blog it is estimated 11.8% search results will be affected by this update, put it this way, almost 12% of google search results are useless or of low quality. They planned and started the update about one year ago, maybe that’s why some of my ranks dropped out of first 10 pages, the good thing is that those keywords promoted by content rich links are not affected, some of the keywords even ranked better than before, it’s almost a sure thing that plain link building loses all it’s attraction, at least in the eye of google.

So what exactly is linking campaign the old way? a large percentage of SEO firms will do this,  they will get links from any websites which accept adding links, the only updates on those websites are the new links, almost all of them are garbage, the name of link spamming sites is justified. The latest google update will definitely downgrade most if not all of these sites, any links on them will be affected too. 

A few real world examples will help to explain what I said. In the very beginning, I didn’t know better, I needed to rank the keyword, chain hoist, at that time almost every body was doing plain linking campaign, almost all the sites I got link from had too many links, worst yet, those sites had no content at all. In the beginning, the ranking of the keyword in question rise pretty fast, finally the rank improved a lot,   the honeymoon lasted until google changed it’s mind. Now let’s look at another keyword, chain pullers, most back links for this keyword are from articles and posts, not too many plain links have been built, the rank for this keyword is making me real happy. Old and outdated linking campaign lost to content linking, what’s next? In fact the only thing matters here is content, so if you create great content, not only people will love to read your stuff, so do the search engines. You probably think there are already too many blogs out there, it’s not true, there will never be too many good blogs, for instance let’s examine this one, top smartphones , I build it as a hobby and kept adding good or mediocre content, you probably think this site won’t rank a all, in actuality my site is ranking high for some nice search phrases. As we can see, creating quality content and article marketing is what we have to do to get great result. Say you’re building your own bogging network, something like grade 80 binder chains, then you will have a powerful weapon in your SEO arsenal.

Bottom line is that you should create great content, publish and share with people, and put your keywords in the context you’re good to go, as long as you don’t stop doing this, you will win over customers and search engines. The virtues, persistence and patience, are essential for your success, long term strategy is required to improve anything of significance, it doesn’t matter you’re doing SEO or advertising your business, keep writing, publishing, sharing and creating, you will see the day of success. One of the best articles directories is EzineArticle, new article will be indexed within an hour if not minutes, and some popular blogs will get your post indexed in minutes, there venues are ideal for promoting your site, I believe you should see for yourself, for example tow strap, nice writing, good content, published on popular site, this article serves it’s purpose well.

By the way, if you don’t take social media account, you’re lost. The Twitter tools is a wordpress plugin, you can install it, sign up for a twitter account and create a new application, configure your twitter tools prpperly, then make sure every new post will post a new tweet, it’s real easy and useful, if you don’t use this tool it’s just too bad.

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