Ceramic Tulip Wall

Ceramic Tulip Wall

Flower Arrangement made from Balloon!!!

Sharonsroses.com is the only florist in the Killeen, Ft Hood, Harker Heights area that has this Unique design of Floral Arrangement that are made from Balloons.

Roses, Tulips, SunFlowers, Lilly ETC. If you don’t find exactly what you are looking for in our gallery, please let us custom design an arrangement for you.

Our professional staff of floral designers are always eager to discuss any special design or product requests. Be sure to ask about cut off times for design and delivery. Some unique flower varieties may require 3 to 7 days lead time to ensure that they are available on the day that you need them. Feel free to call and discuss any special needs with our staff.

To order, please call the number provided.

CALL: (866)-586-7130 or visit us online at www.sharonsroses.com We’re a local Killeen, Texas florist with over 15 years experience, as well as a lovely variety of fresh flowers and unique gifts to suit any style or budget.

We hope you enjoy your online shopping experience with secure 24-hour ordering right at your fingertips. If preferred, you may call us to place orders direct at (254) 690-4005.  Our shop is also a member of 1800flowers, bloomnet and Teleflora.

Choose from our Green & Blooming Plants, Dish Gardens, Fruit & Gourmet Baskets, Baby Gifts,  Handmade Clay Flowers, Indian Dolls, Miniature Tea Sets, Angels, Eagles, Glass Roses, African Décor & Gifts. 

We also offer a variety of Ceramics, Candleholders, Fruit Décor, Clocks, Animated Wall Hangings, Crystal Lights, Gifts in a Balloon, Candy & Chocolates, Other Unique Gifts, Silk Flowers, Plush Stuffed Animals and more.

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Dachshund Dog

Dachshund Dog

Is A Dachshund The Perfect Dog For You?

If you want a funny looking dog that makes a great traveling companion, than the dachshunds may be for you!

This breed which originated in Germany was originally used to hunt badgers. His long body strong jaws and short legs make him a perfect candidate for charging into holes to retrieve small animals. Today, however, toxins are mainly used as pets where they prove to be courageous, loyal and sometimes comedic.

Dachshunds actually come in a large variety. There are three different types of coats, the shorthaired, the long-haired, and the wire haired. In addition there are three sizes which all three coat types come in. The standard size ranges from 14 to 18 inches and can weigh up to 20 pounds. The dwarf or miniature size ranges up to 14 inches and can weigh up to 9 pounds. There was also a toy size, which is not highly recognized but being bred today, and this size goes up to 12 inches and 8 pounds. Along with the different coat types and sizes they also come in many colors. Toxins can be a single color or by colored and can also come in a harlequin or piebald. The solid colored dachshunds can be yellow or can. Bi colored dark sense are usually a chestnut color and have black gray or brown markings. So if you are thinking about adopting a dachshund you have a lot to choose from!

The dachshund is a muscular dog with short legs and a long body, he has a long head and ears that droop down past his skull. he has a strong chest and strong draws. The eyes are oval in shape and dark in color and can be black, brown or dark red. His tail is in line with the back and carried straight up.

As part of their nature dachshunds can be a bit willful and stubborn and this can make them rather difficult to train. They also can be clownish and mischievous and are prolific diggers so if you let one out in your yard you’ll have to watch for holes! They usually get along with other pets but they can tend to be a bit protective and probably are not a good match for a family with young children. Some say the long-haired dachshund is the calmest of the three coat types and the wire haired as more of a clown. Dachshunds are said to be great travelers, so if you travel a lot and like to take your dog, the dachshund maybe a good choice.

Dachshunds can make good apartment dogs as they are active inside and don’t necessarily need a yard. However, this is not mean that they don’t need any exercise. Dachshunds are quite active and love to be walked and, despite their small legs, can keep up with you quite easily. You will have to take care to watch her dachshunds in crowded areas, however, since these little dogs can easily be stepped on.

One of the biggest health issues with dachshunds Is that they can easily become lazy and overweight. This can exacerbate troubles that they have with spinal discs. For this reason it is important not to overfeed your dachshund and he should also be discouraged from jumping as this can damage his spine as well. Other health issues include diabetes, urinary tract problem, and heart disease.

Dachshunds do not shed excessively and are fairly easy to groom. The long haired type will need weekly brushing and wire haired should also be taken in for a professional trim twice a year.

The dachshund and can make an affectionate and loyal pet and with proper vet care can live up to 15 years.

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Lee Dobbins is a dog lover and long time pet owner. She hosts http://www.dogbreeds123.com where you can learn more about dog care and supplies as well as different breeds like the

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Butterfly Wall

Butterfly Wall
'La France': Meet the French soldiers Wes Anderson International Kino International Film Festival in Cannes, yesterday announced its 2010 lineup, with everything from an entry by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wall Street, Oliver Stone: Money Never Sleeps. I found myself marking the ad viewing La France, a court deep in the festival's 2007 edition, which included the winners and 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days …
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Art Pottery Ornament

Art Pottery Ornament

Know About Traditional African Art

When most people think of traditional African art, the beautiful and elaborate masks usually come to mind. While the African masks are a large part of the art from this continent they only represent a small part of the widely diverse types of work. Traditional African art varies in its composition, religious or social meaning, and types of materials used from region to region. In addition to being an art form rich in culture and beauty, African art has influenced modern art in a number of important ways.

Not only was traditional African art created to express emotion and cultural issues, in some cases it was made to be useful. Craftsmen and artisans often made things of great beauty to be functional as well. It wasn’t uncommon for an artist to make amazing textile products that often became ceremonial clothing or to be made into sacred pouches for various religious occasions. Artists also worked as tailors and seamstresses, as others specialized in weaving and spinning. Depending on the need and the talent of artist’s, creating ornamental and functional pottery fell to those who worked with metal, clay, and wood. These African artists in the Diaspora created a division of traditional African art all their own.

Masks aren’t the only art form to be worn in ceremonial practices either. Many African artists were called on to create other types of pieces for ceremonies. Some of the ceremonies in which traditional black African art was worn were harvest, and rain ceremonies, as well as wedding celebrations and New Year festivals. This art took form in breastplates and special jewelry. Most of these objects were made of wood or metal. When not in use, these magnificent works of art were carefully stored and treated with a near religious fervor.

Like most societies, those in positions of power were gifted with some of the most spectacular of the traditional African art. An example of this preferential treatment can be seen in Kente cloth. This cloth was woven specifically for the political leaders of the Ashanti state. The cloth was always brightly colored and had gold thread interwoven into the pattern. In other regions, court artists were commissioned to create sculpture of wood, metal, or clay to pay homage to the royal family and important officials. Today these works are useful in learning more about ancient African culture before colonization took place.

It would be difficult to overlook the masks that came from Africa. The exaggerated eyes and facial expressions of these masks are known throughout the world. This form of traditional African art work was created with feathers and other small items of cultural significance. The construction was usually bronze, wood, or other metals.

Traditional African art is one of the most influential and copied art forms. It has captured the imagination and admiration of modern artists for generations. It teaches of a culture long gone, of traditions forgotten, and proves that ancient Africans had a vital, civilized society before Europeans colonized its shores. Traditional African art is an amazing example of well-made, meaningful artwork.

Mr. Moyo Ogundipe has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Fine Art from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a Master of Fine Art degree in Painting from The Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA.

One of Africa’s most celebrated and renowned artists, Mr. Ogundipe has exhibited extensively in Africa, Europe and the USA. His African oil paintings have been described as hypnotic, colorful and densely patterned.

In 1996, Mr. Ogundipe was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Fellowship. And in 2005 he was invited to become a member of Africobra, an organization founded in the 1960s and whose membership comprises of distinguished African-American artists.

Find and buy art online from Moyo Ogundipe at www.Maigida.com.

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Mr. Moyo Ogundipe has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Fine Art from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is experienced in Traditional African Art, Modern African American Art . He has done many African Paintings and aftican art.Buy African paintings Online

Irish Shamrock Ornament

Art Studio Pottery

Art Studio Pottery
How would you find an artist to rent space to for teaching?

I own a paint your own pottery studio. I have a party room in the back that does not get used in the evenings during the week and would like to rent it out to a local art teacher…how would I go about finding one?

I’m trying to find one without spending money on a ‘want’ ad in the paper…

Craig’s list does not let you post for a job unless you are paying them…and they would actually pay me for the space and make $$ themselves by teaching the classes…
thanks for the suggestion…that’s the kind of advice I’m looking for…

Broward County Schools (in Florida) allow and encourage each teacher in each school to have his/her own web page on the Broward County School’s website. You could simply send an e-mail to the art teacher of every school in Broward County. Of course, if you live in a county that does not offer web pages to its art teachers, you are out of luck, I guess.

Tootalls Pottery studio in lakewood California http://www.tootallspottery.com and http://urnnews.com

Witch Picture

Witch Picture
Can you find me a picture of the haircut they gave Leanne on the new “Witch” episode of What Not to Wear?

An actual “after” pic would work well, but any picture of a similar haircut would also be wonderful. It’s almost exactly what I’m looking to do, and I’m having a hard time finding an image of it to bring to the salon.

I, too, have been searching for an “after photo” of Leanne’s new hair cut. I have curly hair, similar to Leanne’s, that I wear long/unlayered, and have a haircut planned for Wednesday and want to put in some layers. I’d love a picture to show my hairdresser.

Chocobo & Magic Picture Book 2 Music – The Witch, The Girl and the 5 Heroes

Turkish Ceramic Plate

Turkish Ceramic Plate

Istanbul Has Aroused the Curiosity of Traveler, Straddles the Continents of Europe and Asia

Steeped in a rich and colourful history, the city of Istanbul, Turkey’s largest, straddles the continents of Europe and Asia. It is here that towering minarets, as if in a fabled tale of the Arabian Nights, soar majestically into the skies, while imposing mosques, ancient castles and lavish palaces enhance the city’s undulating skyline. Historically, Istanbul dates back for more than 2000 years, though the earliest of Turkey’s inhabitants, the Catal Hoyuk have been known to exist long before that. Founded by a seafaring tribe from Megara in about 650 B.C., the city was named Byzantium. It was Emperor Constantine who built and renamed the city, dedicating the “New Rome” of Constantinople and moving the centre of the Roman Empire from Italian shores to what is now Istanbul. As Constantinople, the city flourished from 330 to 1453 A.D. What followed next was the birth of the Ottoman Empire and the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmet II. Constantinople was to be no more. The new city was proclaimed Istanbul and served as the capital of Turkey till 1922, when the seat of the government was moved to Ankara. Istanbul has its fill of contrasts which blend the old and the new. A metropolis of teeming avenues give way to old cobbled stone alleys and quaint wooden villas. High-rise hotels, elegant restaurants and casinos exude a cosmopolitant air, providing the comforts for pleasure seekers, while rustic coffee shops serve strong freshly-brewed Turkish coffee and hot cay (tea) in tiny glasses on plates and vendors carve strips of doner kebabs for a passer-by or two.

Istanbul is sited on both sides of the scenic strait of the Bosphorus, linking the East and the West. Interestingly, it is the Western or European half of the city which houses its magnificent attractions. A comprehensive tour of this treasure trove of Turkish delights would more often than not begin in the old city, the land lodged between the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. Musts on any “discovery” itinerary would include the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Saint Sophia, the Mosque of Sulaiman the Magnificent, the second-century Hippodrome, site of ancient chariot races, the Topkapi Palace and its Harem, the Grand Bazaar, and the somewhat eerie Yerebatan Cistern Basilica, an underground palace housing large Corinthian columns. Equally captivating are the Kariye Museum, the Archaelogical Museum, the Dolmabahce Palace as well as the European and Anatolian fortresses.

Revered as a masterpiece in the Islamic world, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque mesmerises visitors with specimens of classical Turkish art and is also known as the Blue Mosque by virtue of the dominance of more than 20,000 handmade blue Iznik ceramic tiles used in its interior. Easily distinguished by six minarets (the only mosque in the world to have this number), this huge mosque houses amazing stained-glass windows, a beautiful central cupola 23.5 metres in diameter, a marble minber (pulpit) and mural inscriptions featuring verses of the Koran. A short walk from the Blue Mosque brings you face to face with Saint Sophia, an ancient basilica reputed to be one of the finest examples of architecture of all time. Truly engaging, Saint Sophia features a big dome that rises 50 metres high, numerous mosaic Christian murals, Byzantine columns and priceless artifacts. When the Turks conquered Istanbul, Saint Sophia was converted into a mosque which explains the presence of several Islamic ornaments. After serving as a place of Christian worship for 916 years and as a mosque for 477, Saint Sophia was made a museum, to be admired by visitors of any race and creed.

Deemed as one of the most splendid mosques in Istanbul, the Mosque of Sulaiman the Magnificent is a teutonic beauty built in the mid 1500s. Four minarets frame an astonishing huge dome. Walls are adorned with Turkish calligraphy while stained-glass windows depicting regional motifs grace the area of the mihrab (prayer niche). The most striking monument is the Topkapi Palace, the oldest and largest of its kind in the world. Nestled where the acropolis of Byzantium once stood, the 700,000 sq metres palace overlooks the Golden Horn, Bosphorus and Sea of Marmara. You’ll need more than just several hours to scrutinise the remarkable collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, European chinaware, glassware and silverware on display. The palace also boasts a fine exhibition of imperial costumes and a superb collection of treasures that run the gamut from jewel-studded helmets and objects dart to the famous 18th century Topkapi dagger festooned with four large eye-catching emeralds and gleaming diamonds. Another showpiece, the 86-carat pear-shaped Spoonmaker’s Diamond, regarded as among the world’s largest, is embraced by two rows of 49 brilliant-cut diamonds embedded in gold. The diamond, as legend denotes, draws its origin from its sale by a poor spoonmaker, who unaware of its value traded this gem for a few mere wooden spoons. Made up of 400 rooms, the Topkapi Harem provided the living quarters of the mother, sisters, wives, concubines and children of the Ottoman sultans. On strolling through the corridors and halls of the Harem, one can feast one’s eyes on the luxury of this place.

For travelers with time on their hands, a visit to Chora and its Kariye Museum is certain to enthrall. Located outside the city centre, this small Roman church is the home of outstanding Byzantine frescoes. Yet another interesting option is a tour of the Shrine of Eyub Ensari, the standard bearer of Prophet Mohamed. Old cemetries on a hill are sited near this Shrine which draws thousands of pilgrims. An uphill climb through these cemetries takes you to the famous Pierre Loti, a cosy cafe unveiling engaging panoramas of the Golden Horn. Like a typical tourist who enjoys a bird’s eye view of the city, I looked for a night-time alternative to Pierre Loti, as walking through a cemetry in the gloom and bleak of winter was surely nobody’s idea of a romantic evening. The best night view I found was offered by a roof-top restaurant, aptly named “Panorama” at the Etap Marmara Hotel in Taksim Square. From here, sans the smog of Istanbul’s pollution made visible by day, the view of the old city basking in the moonlight, its minarets beguiling and aglow, was a treat one will never forget. Travelers, whether on a budget or otherwise, will tell you that it’s near impossible to avoid picking up a souvenir or two. Ethnic buys in Istanbul include Turkish carpets, woven kilims, leather and suede goods, hand-painted (predominately in shades of blue) tiles, wall-hanging plates and crockery, silverware, brassware, hand-beaten copper as well as onyx items, embroidered bags, jewellery, and pipes intricately carved out of meerschaum stone.

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