Fire Art

Hello everyone. I am back again and this time with something different as usual. Today’s topic is Fire Art.

Well, fire art doesn’t mean you have to do anything with real fire but only with painting. Ofcourse painting fire can make any one nervous not only the novice artists but also the experienced ones.

So today I will not only share my art with you but also will write down a tutorial for how to create a fire art. And ofcourse share some references.

For fire painting you need to observe the flames. You can either use a candle or anything. You need observe the colour and shapes of the flame and how they flicker and dance around each other.

One tip I prefer sharing is, always use a black background for fire painting it will highlight the entire picture of yours.

The black background not only highlights the intensity of the fire but also makes it easier to paint. When you start off with a dark background, this adds stark contrast which will ensure that you keep the painting focused on the fire and nothing else.

Things you will require:

1: Pallete

2: Medium sized paint brush

3: An old rag

4: Paints. I prefer acrylic paints but you can also opt for oil paints. The colours must be red, yellow and white.

5: Paint thinner for oils or water for acrylics.

6: The most important thing, the painting surface.

Background
Traditional painting rules dictate that black is simply an absence of color and should therefore never be used in painting. Whether you agree with this or not is up to you, but it is not essential to stick to the rules of fine art. Using fast drying acrylic paint or a watercolor wash, paint the background very dark or black. Cover the whole of your painting surface.

Colour Palette
Whether you are using oils or acrylics, select your color palette first. Select the color you want for the dark back ground. The darker the better. Choose red and yellow for the flames. Mix varying degrees of red and yellow to get different gradations of orange. You should have at your disposal a very light yellow, which increases in intensity, followed by varying degrees of orange and finally red. If you are using acrylics, you must work fast because acrylics tend to dry quickly. With oils, you don’t have to worry about this.

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Once the background is dry, select a medium sized old paint brush. Use your reference photo’s at this point and make a note of the basic shape of the fire. Notice s shapes and how they join together about a third of the way up the fire. Notice how two flames within the fire are never the same height.

Select red paint with your brush and load the paint onto it, being sure to get the paint into the brush really well. Starting from the base of the fire, the widest part, place the loaded brush onto the painting surface and press the brush onto the surface. Follow the forms of the brush in a free and light way. Trace the brush up the paper in the shape of the fire. Do not worry about specks of paint getting onto the neat black background. They will end up looking like sparks from the flame.

Orange
Wipe off the excess with a rag and repeat the process with orange paint. This time, trace the brush within the edges of the red paint, so that the red is around the edge and most prominent at the top of the fire shape.

Yellow
Use a rag to wipe the excess orange paint off your brush and select light yellow from your palette. Trace the shape of the flame within the confines of the orange fire shape you just made. Observe the yellow in your reference photo and notice how the lightest yellow part of the flame is located near the base of the fire. Increase the intensity of the yellow by selecting a deeper yellow from your palette and continue tracing the shape of the yellow part of the flame, within the orange part. All the while paying attention to your reference photo. The colors will naturally blend.

White
Add a little white paint to your brush and gently trace the brush in the center of the fire toward the bottom. This is the hottest part of the fire and often looks close to white. You can make this as bright or as dull as you like.

So everyone here was the tutorial for fire art. For more details you can visit

1● https://feltmagnet.com,

2● https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.wikihow.com/Paint-Fire%3famp=1,

3● https:/jerrysartarama.com &

4● https://boredpanda.com

Here are some fire arts which I would like to share.

I had named it, “The Dwelling”.

This one I had named, “Walking to the light”.

This one I have named, “The Waiting”.

Remember I painted sea waves one and updated it one of my posts, this is the same. Only difference is I have named it, “The Firey Waves”.

Well this is one of my own pictures which I used as my dp on Instagram for a long time. I didn’t name it anything.

It took a long time to paint this one. I have named it, “The Burning Roses”.

This one was the easiest for me. “I named it, “Walking Away”.

This one is one of my favorites. I named it, “The Burning Angel”.

Last one. This is also my favourite. I have named it, “Fiery Fairy”.

For more of my paintings and work you can always find me on my usual contact place:

https://www.instagram.com/deserted_queen/

So lovelies, that’s all for today. See you again. 😉

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Stereotypes about working women: A Personal Experience.

I was going through an article on http://www.youthkiawaaz.com, that what are the stereotypes about working women, two points caught my eyes because I can relate to them. Which are:

1: Women With Ambitions Are Somehow Of Bad Character And Attract Unnecessary Attention From Men.

2: Careers For Women Are Also Pre-defined – Teaching, Nursing, Medical Doctors. Not Acceptable – Journalism, TV, Field Reporting, Etc.

Well in my case I am from a small town in West Bengal. I don’t stay at my hometown anymore because of my career.
In 2017 in the same hometown of mine I started facing some issues regarding bank, so I asked for help from an almost influential person. Whereas, when it came to the solution of that problem the person whom I approached ofcourse told everyone he was helping me because I was spotted with him on our way to the bank.

He couldn’t help obviously. So I gave up on him. On the very next day he called me up and then used these words, “Women are not fit enough for journalism and tv” (I used to work in a channel at that point of time) and he didn’t help me because that could have affected his family’s reputation. I didn’t answer him back because I didn’t want to get into any argument. Later on, on my gutts I solved that issue.

After some days he texted and apologised for his words.

Later on he started discussing my work related stuff with me.

One fine day he told me “Ladies who work don’t have a good character and you can easily sleep with people to reach somewhere”. I replied with a smiling smiley and blocked him from everywhere. Tbh that day, I wanted to break his face. Because during my entire career it was known by people who worked with me that I had been a hard worker.

Well, to be straight forward enough, ladies don’t need to sleep around to reach somewhere. That is what some people don’t understand due to their cheap mentality.

There are more stereotypes. If you have male friends, you don’t have a character. You work late at night you are characterless. These issues are not only faced by ladies in cities but small town girls mostly face it.

Many girls from my hometown or other small towns come to me till date with same issue which they face in their area because these girls dared to work in a challenging field. Some are my juniors. Some know me somehow.

Only suggestion which I have always given and I still give is: An empty mind is devil’s workshop and people who are unable to achieve anything will always criticise you.
There are two major reasons for their way of thinking these stuff are: either they never had a working lady in a challenging field at home or they couldn’t take advantage of you.
In my case it was the second thing.
Ladies never let these people get into your mind. If you are truly careeristic ignore it. Your career should matter to you not what these people say.

It’s your life be daring enough to take your own decisions and fight for it. Because ladies always remember you are worth it.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, some have heard and read about him some have not. Last week was his birthday. He was born in Calcutta on 7th May 1861 and died on 7th August 1941 in Calcutta. He was a Proud Indian He was a Writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, painter. And he received Novel Prize for ‘Gitanjali’ in the year 1913.

Honestly speaking on my blog today I won’t write what everyone knows or can read about him. This is my blog so today I will write what I truly feel, what I truly think about him.

I had read about him since my childhood. My Grandpa used to say one cannot finish reading his works during his/her whole lifetime. Of course he had written a lot. I somehow could feel whatever he might have felt during writing either a sad poetry or a love poem.

Many bengali people in India love him but some hate him. I remember, last year a renowned camera person from a renowned channel told me there’s no point in loving that man’s work because he got whatever he had because he was born in a rich family.

I didn’t respond him, I just smiled. Of course I could have argued with him because I have read him since my childhood. But I couldn’t make him understand what I exactly feel about Rabindranath Tagore.

If any artist is reading this then my question to you would be, have you seen Rabindranath Tagore’s old age photograph? If yes have you looked deep into his eyes? What do you see?

It is said that eyes of a human reflects everything about that person, I am not sure about others but about Rabindranath Tagore it was applicable. His emotions would be easily understandable from him eyes. I personally avoid looking in his eyes of his picture. Do you know what I see?

He might have recieved everything a man ever wants or wanted but his eyes says he was in agony, in deep pain which he couldn’t share with anyone. His eyes say he wanted peace. His eyes depict, only if he could turn over the time.

There are many portraits about him. Many people draw about him. I only sketched once about him because I can’t draw those eyes. I can’t draw that pain, that hurt. I can’t. I only sketched about him once in my lifetime but for me that was worse because I felt like thousands of knives were hitting me.

I have never seen him but I feel like as if I have known him since ages. May be it’s common.

Many “FAMOUS” people would say ,”Ah, that’s very normal”, if I share my true feelings about what I feel about Rabindranath Tagore. But my question is do you feel connected to him like I do? Do you feel like you have known him always like I do? Do you?

Honestly speaking he isn’t my favourite writer or poet or painter but still I love reading his works. This reminds me of one more incident in 2017 while I was working as a journalist, my senior asked me about one of the phrases of Rabindranath Tagore’s work “Ghore Baire”, a lady who sort of hated me commented, “How would she know about it? You asked the wrong person”, and she chuckled. My senior knowing me well then told her, “Why don’t you answer it then”, she didn’t have any answer to it. I simply completed the phrase and told him the other required details and left the room.

You know I didn’t feel victorious that day because she couldn’t answer it and I knew about it. I was extremely hurt because I can’t portray my feelings.

I know whoever reads it might feel it boring because for the very first time ever I have revealed this side of me but one thing I would say Rabindranath Tagore was really a great man. Not because I know it but because I feel it.

A quote by him, “Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence? I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. Open your doors and look abroad. From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before. In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across an hundred years.”

That’s all for today.

Interview Zone: The Episode Author (Thriller)

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Episode is an application that has given many writers a field to write their stories and to direct it as well. Everyone can read, write and direct their stories with this application. You can also find your Genres and read the stories from there. It is very well categorized with its stories.

Today in Interview Zone I have writer/director E.Walker whose rose to fame with her first story CSI. She’s an American and she specializes in thriller stories though she is very young, she writes very well and she is the sweetest person I have ever spoken to. So without further delay I will post the interview with her.

Moni: Hello Miss Walker welcome to Interview Zone. So here I will go with my first question. You technically writer on thriller. Why so?

Walker: Well, I write so because I have so many ideas in my head about them and just keeping them there is horrible. I like to express my ideas and that’s why I began writing.

Moni: Interesting answer. Apart from episode where else do you write? Do you own a blog?

Walker: I do not write on anything but Episode. I am trying to get into Wattpad but I don’t know yet.

Moni: Which novelists do you admire?

Walker: I don’t really look up to any novelist.

Moni: Well, ummm, that’s pretty impressive. So apart from writing what do you do? What are your hobbies?

Walker: My hobbies are playing violin(nerdy but who cares) and I do sports such as soccer and track.

Moni: I don’t think it’s nerdy. I personally would like to learn violin someday. Reader’s love your stories, your work so have you ever thought of publishing your own novel?

Walker: I have thought about publishing a novel but I believe I’m too young as of right now. A friend and I are writing a story but it is nearly impossible that we will ever publish it.

Moni: Someday you will definitely. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Walker: No actually. I always and still do want to be an FBI agent. That’s what inspired my first story CSI.

Moni: Okay, what are your upcoming works?

Walker: Some of my upcoming works are a winter break story with a terrible twist and a story about a new town being plagued with murders.

Moni: Final question (promise!): do you have any advice for the yet-to-be-published writers reading this?

Walker: Yes, it does not matter how many readers or views you get. But also don’t give up on your story. Make it advanced, don’t make it simple. Simple is boring. Thinking of new ideas, not ones from other authors. Be original.

Moni: That’s all for today Thank you so much Walker for this lovely interview.

Walker: You’re welcome dear.

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P.S Miss Walker did not want us to use her real image so we used her anime.

So readers, this was Miss Walker’s interview. See you soon.

Amici, Friends Forever

Friendship is a unique gift given by God to human life. According to philosopher Emerson, a friend is the greatest masterpiece of nature. Friendship can not be defined only in one word or song or in poetry; No restriction can be restricted to the conversation. At present, college, university, office of all the triumph of friendship, in a word Life Impossible without friends.
Psychologists believe that love should never be brought in circle-based friendships. It is lost in eternal green friendship. Regarding friendship and love, poet Rabindranath Tagore said, “There is a lot of difference between friendship and love, but it cannot be distinguished by fluctuating. Friendship in love, love dresser. If there is tangled in a place of friendship, even if it is torn in two places, there is no harm even if it becomes dirty, but there is no restriction on reaching the knees. You have to overcome the power to say everything to your friend. In this case you have to be very generous. No hiding can be done. See buddy as a collaborator rather than a competitor. Try to be happy with the success of a close friend, encourage him. Accept friend’s success as an inspiration for yourself.”.

Well, so here it is about a group who never met in real life. Moni, Amber, Bhavuk, Aakash, Saksham, Shashank, Amanda, Dalicia, Shruti, Poras, Akram, Shyam, Avi. They were fans of a sitcom and they were in a group on facebook. Initially oneday a lady suggested they should start a whatsapp group in which they can discuss the sitcom. Obviously, everyone agreed to it including these 14 people. When the group started there was huge number of people. But as day and months went by the list decreased. One night the lady who suggested the original plan for group decided to shut it down. As only these 14 people were left, they became furious, which resulted into a huge argument with the lady. She threw them out of the group. What she didn’t know was these 14 had each other’s personal numbers. After that incident Amanda decided to create a new group on whatsapp and she did it. But this time she added only these people. Everyone is from separate countries and are from different time zones but yet they find out time for each other. This is like a second family to them. Of course everyone has friends in real life, some are working, and some are students. There is an age difference as well, but they are like a part of each other. They discuss stuff, they argue, they fight but most importantly they love each other. And no matter what they always want to be with each other at their problems.

Amanda is the most prettiest and innocent girl in the group, but no guy hit on her because for others friendship came first. Same with Amber, he is handsome but no girl from the group hit on him. Dalicia is the youngest not only age wise but behaviour wise as well, she is the kid of the group. Shruti is the sweetest one, Poras is the intelligent one, Akram is the wisest one, Shashank is the most talkative but a sincere one, Saksham is the craziest one, Aakash is the notorious one, Bhavuk is the introvert one, Avi is the studious one, Rahul is the funniest one,Shyam is the sweetest and kindest one and Moni, well there is nothing special about her so I won’t write about her. Though Moni is extremely sensitive but useless, they all still love her. Obviously they fight like hell but at the end they find their way back to each other. Technically, what I mean is that they worship their friendship which is rare to find these days and especially when they haven’t met yet. They have each other’s back which was proved during the conflict in last group.

In this age of technology, distance between friendships cannot have much effect. Due to misunderstandings in a very trivial way too many years of friendship are broken. It depends entirely on how much importance you give to your friendship. Man is a social being. Friends and friendship are an integral part of social life.

So, the story I told about these 14 people is a very real story. And I really hope from the core of my heart that they remain Friends Forever.

© Monidipa Dutta/Entity

Interview Zone: Interview with The Photographer

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Hello Readers, So today is Sunday that means Interview day.. Today I have got Mr Suryaya Sankar Saha’s interview on photography. Let me tell you, Mr Saha is a well known photographer. From a shop owner in India, West Bengal to a renowned photographer has been a very big step in his life. Here goes some of his works.

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So without further delay I’ll move on to the interview.

Moni: Hello Mr. Saha welcome to Her_Blog.

Mr. Saha: Thank you Monidipa

Moni: Let’s start with the interview. So my first query is What is your expertise as a photographer? What do you basically shoot about?

Mr. Saha: My expertise is in capturing candid moments in various events… I shoot events, music videos, portfolio, product shoot etc.

Moni: Wow, that’s a lot of work.. Ok moving on to the next question, in your country how is the business of photography. On a scale of 1-10 how much would you rate about it. 1 being the least.

Mr. Saha: The prospects of photography is increasing in our country day by day… I would give a rating of 8.

Moni: Not bad at all, you are very much talented Mr Saha have you ever thought of persuing your talents out of your country? If no, why?

Mr. Saha: Yes I have thought about it. And I am working on it though.

Moni: Well, that’s a good news then I guess. So, how long have you been working in the photography arena?

Mr. Saha: I have been working in the photography arena for three years as a full timer & around six years as a part timer.

Moni: Interesting, Why did you choose this line of work? You know there might be risk and all.

Mr. Saha: Honestly speaking Moni, I choose photography because it was my passion.

Moni: Ok, What were the challenges that you most commonly have faced and how did you deal with them?

Mr. Saha: The biggest challenge that we face is the mindset that anybody and everybody can do photography, it doesn’t require any special skill. I dealt with the challenge by clicking unique & creative photographs.

Moni: I don’t know what to say after this, so I’ll move on to the next question. What do you enjoy the most about your job as a photographer?

Mr. Saha: Ummm, I love everything about my work but I would say getting a chance to meet various people and exploring different places.

Moni: Have you ever faced a difference of opinion with a client? How did you handle it?

Mr. Saha: Yes. I handled the difference in opinion and I dealt with it by explaining my point of view, about which I don’t want to get into the details.

Moni: No issues, when it comes to work what is your biggest strength and weakness?

Mr. Saha: Biggest strength is creativity & punctuality & my weakness is I forget everything else while I am at work.

Moni: Haha, totally understandable. What inspires you at your work?

Mr. Saha: The desire to challenge my own work inspires me in my work.

Moni: How do you make a picture stand out?

Mr. Saha: I make a picture stand out by using different angles and different light.

Moni: Mr. Saha how much experience do you have in Photography field?

Mr. Saha: Approximately, around 10 years.

Moni: Photography. What does it mean to you?

Mr. Saha: It is my bread & butter as well as my passion, in short it is my life.

Moni: Ok last question, If you were to give advice to a rookie about how to become a photographer, what would you say? What would you not say?

Mr. Saha: I would ask him/her to have patience to capture the perfect moment & I would not tell him/her that the journey he is undertaking is a difficult one. In short I won’t discourage anyone.

Moni: Well Thank You so much Mr. Saha for sharing your experiences with us. Thank You for this interview.

Mr. Saha: It was my pleasure.

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So everyone, this was Mr Suryaya Sankar Saha with us. I hope you will enjoy reading his interview as much as I enjoyed taking his interview.

So see you soon.

Do You Remember?

I know the way you look at me now, it is not the same. Our love has disappeared now.

But baby Do you remember?

The way you blossomed when I used to come,
The way you used to get angry whenever I left,
The way you blushed whenever I touched you.
Do you remember?

Please let’s reminisce the old times we have spent under the moon.

Those moments we used to get lost in each other’s eyes.
Those times when we knew we couldn’t live without each other.
The time when I believed you are only mine.
Do you Remember?

When you used to melt whenever I came closer to you,
The way you used to blow my mind away with your childlike innocence,
The way you used to Love me.
Do you remember my love?

Do you remember?

© Monidipa Dutta