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00 pAMELANOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Because of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays,filled with candy, costumes & frightening decor. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Let's discover a spooky array of Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more!
The ARt diSTriCt Is almost eight months old now and continues to expand. Remaining a hub of activity for its over 1800 members to connect with art lovers from around the world. The mission here at the magazine is simple: To share with you "the Art Lover" some one-on-one interviews, showcase artists, keep you informed on events, news, promotions and CELEBRATE the creative arts! This month we spotlight Cendrine Marrouatfrom Winnipeg, Canada! She states that creativity to her is, "The ability to use ordinary things and elements to tell powerful stories!" Now take a deep breath, exhale, relax, enjoy the art and let's tell some stories....the spooky kind! BOO!
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Because of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Enlighten yourself with Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more. Take the trivia and make a quiz for your next party!
Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.
The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia.
Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.
Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
In 1962, The Count Dracula Society was founded by Dr. Donald A. Reed.
There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
I was born and raised in Toulouse, France, and have called Canada my home since 2003. My passion for the English language led me to study its intricacies for six years at university. My favorite subjects were linguistics, phonetics and translation. I hold a bachelor's degree in English-to-French translation. In my 14-year career, I have done many things, including teaching, translation, photography, reviews, blogging, content curation, and journalism. I also released six collections of poetry, two photography books, two social media ebooks, and a spoken word CD. Finally, I am a dabbling playwright with two plays under my belt. I tried writing short stories, but the genre is not my thing.
What does "being creative" mean to you?
The ability to use ordinary things and elements to tell powerful stories.
What’s your main artistic medium? *
What inspires you?
Life and the world around me.
Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet?
I specialize in nature, macro and black & white images.
What are you trying to communicate with your art?
That beauty is all around us.
What kind of equipment/tools do you use?
I have a Nikon D750 and two lenses. The AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G is one of the best for macro photography; while the AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G is a powerful all-in-one lens. I use the latter for everything else. I also rely heavily on a tripod and wireless shutter. It's not always convenient to carry when travelling, but it helps in low-light and windy conditions. I shoot in the RAW format all the time and use tools like Topaz and Lightroom to process my photos. But I'm not a huge fan of over-processing.
What advice do you have for budding artists and photographers?
Practice, practice, practice! While knowing the basic rules of photography is very important, don't be scared of disregarding them occasionally and experimenting to unleash your creativity. Also, never compare yourself to others. Of course, it's important to have a frame of reference by studying other photographers. But remember that each person sees the world a certain way. Stick to your style and tell stories with your photos.
What is #1 on your Bucket List?
The release of my upcoming photography book, titled "Life's Little Things: The Quotes." The book should be out on July 25th, 2017. I'm very excited!
Do you have any passions other than art/photography?
I love reading, doing crosswords, and listening to music. I am always busy doing something.
Click on the following links or above images to learn more aboutCendrine Marrouatand visit her work!
An arts district is a demarcated urban area, usually on the periphery of a city center, intended to create a 'critical mass' of places of cultural consumption - such as art galleries, dance clubs, theatres, art cinemas, music venues, and public squares for performances. Such an area is usually encouraged by public policy-making and planning, but sometimes occurs spontaneously. It is associated with allied service-industry jobs like cafes, printers, fashion outlets, restaurants, and a variety of 'discreet services' (see the back-page small-ads of almost any cultural magazine).