Unleash your creativity and think your way out of the box

Written by David Amerland

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Hugh isrepparttar first one to acknowledge that just enrolling in a watercolour class is not enough. “It comes down to technique,” he explains, “watercolour painting, like any kind of painting, is not easy. The danger is that ifrepparttar 109314 instructor is not alert enough to make it easy for those taking part to express themselves and become attuned with their inner vision then their frustration and negative feelings will grow, not go away.”

Hugh has made a name for himself precisely because he has spent most of his life developing a teaching technique that teachesrepparttar 109315 technicalities of watercolour painting almost by stealth. “The idea is that when you’re painting you should be focusing onrepparttar 109316 most important element ofrepparttar 109317 equation. Your inner world. That’s where your creativity resides. Anything else is a distraction.”

To help promoterepparttar 109318 principle Hugh has written an interactive theme-driven How-to book on watercolour painting titled “Hugh Templeton’s Watercolour Guide for Absolute Beginners”.

The book was featured inrepparttar 109319 Times Educational Supplement as a means of helping teachers develop creativity inrepparttar 109320 classroom and it’s been popular with stressed-out executives who have little time to attend classes.

Published by innovative internet publisher Cool Publication (www.coolpublications.com)repparttar 109321 book has been one of their best-selling titles fromrepparttar 109322 moment it was published.

“It is easy to use. It comes in 25 theme-driven sections and you can start painting effectively fromrepparttar 109323 first chapter,” says senior editor Chris Walker, “we tried it when Hugh first approached us and even we managed to paint a passable watercolour and we haven’t touched anything beyond a computer keyboard forrepparttar 109324 last thirty years. Hugh Templeton’s technique really works, we all forgot we were learning and it was so much fun we felt great for hours afterwards and we tried it out in an editorial meeting!”

David Amerland is a freelance media editor and journalist with over 20 years' experience. He is the Associate Editor of Fighting Fit Online magazine and acts as a marketing advisor for publishers and organisations.

Halloween History

Written by Mrs. Party... Gail Leino

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The Celts believed all laws of space and time were suspended during this time, allowingrepparttar spirit world to intermingle withrepparttar 109312 living. “Trick or treat” is innocent fun to relish onrepparttar 109313 Halloween Day. It comes fromrepparttar 109314 catholic tradition of eating and giving soul cakes on Halloween.  People would walk from village to village begging for "soul cakes," made out of square pieces of bread with currants. The more soul cakesrepparttar 109315 beggars would receive,repparttar 109316 more prayers they would promise to say on behalf ofrepparttar 109317 dead relatives ofrepparttar 109318 donors. Atrepparttar 109319 time, it was believed thatrepparttar 109320 dead remained in limbo for a time after death, and that prayer, even by strangers, could expedite a soul's passage to heaven. The Jack-o-lantern custom comes from Irish folklore.  Wearing costumes comes fromrepparttar 109321 days when Celtic villagers would dress up in ghoulish costumes and noisily paraded around, being as destructive as possible in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess. Halloween party supplies like paper plates, napkins, and cups are a nice way to complete a Halloween Party Theme.  Halloween decorations like pumpkin piñatas as a centerpiece, can also double as party prizes. Party favors like Halloween stickers or glow jewelry fit a Halloween Party Theme.

Mrs. Party... Gail Leino is the internet's leading authority on giving the best possible party, using proper etiquette and manners while also teaching organizational skills and fun facts.

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