How to Create Your Own Kitchen Art Deco

Kitchen art decor adds personality to your room. It can coordinate with your cabinetry or your appliances or really just help you make a theme in your space. It’s a brilliant way to just bring in color and show off your sense of style.

There are a lot of different types that you can choose from. For instance, even if you just decided that you wanted to go with utensils each utensil could really have a different sense of character. If you want a country look then you could try making it yourself. For instance you could mount an old worn silver fork on a piece of metal or a wood plaque. You could really play up the table setting kind of feeling just by going with a series of plaques. You could have one for the knife and the spoon.

Another option for this kind of artwork would be to go for a very modern feeling. You might be able to find a very large and oversized fork to hang on the wall. It could really tie in with your stainless steel appliances. Plus it will be kitchen artwork that most people won’t have.

There are a few very traditional motifs for this kind of artwork. They usually feature fruit. You could almost create a sculptural element by going with more high end kitchen accessories such as just bringing in a large papier-mâché pear instead of using the typical wallpaper border. This can give your room a much more high end look. Artwork doesn’t have to hang on the wall. It can be functional. It can be part of storage. It really just depends on how much wall space you have simply because in the kitchen you really don’t have that much space to work with.

Another thing you might want to bring in is a chalkboard. This can work with all different kinds of design styles. For instance you could just paint one directly on the wall and then you can leave it plain or frame it out. This is going to work well with a modern design style and it will also tie back in with any black appliances in the room. This way your black appliances look intentional. This is a great solution if you wanted stainless steel appliances but your current ones were in great shape. There are also a lot of different chalkboards available. You can find chalkboard paint in a variety of colors. Of course you can go with the classic black or green depending on what you have going on in the rest of your room.

The Confines of Toilets in Modern Art

Toilets in Modern Art

Travelers tend to frequently take the cleanliness of toilets as indicative of how civilised a country might

be. Modern artists pretty much do the same thing. Defining a “threshold of civilization” by means of a

toilet pot is however by no means simple. Neither is it likely to lead to a conclusive, once and for all

outcome. On the contrary. When we are faced with a toilet pot as the focal point for debate, arguments

rich of historic content will likely emerge that we realise we’ve digested somehow only as and when we

enter into it.

The first toilet to make its way into the art world was pushed to its rightful place by means of a trick,

which is, if you think about it, the only way to do it. Toilets are embarrassing, not shocking. If an artist

manages to outshock the embarrassment he’s likely succeeded in getting the specator to the point

where he is transferring his emotions to the spectator’s mind, not merely associations of excrement.

The spectator would never make this adjustment if he wasn’t somehow confronted however. So in

1917, Marcel Duchamp, stagemanaged a necessary coup both on the public and the art world itself

when he, under the pseudonym “Richard Mutt”, purchased a porcelyn urinal, scribbled, or rather

‘splashed’ the pseudonym on it, placed it on a pedestal and entered it as a sculpture in an exhibition

organized by the New York Society of Independent Artists. The piece was rejected by the jury without

discussion as ‘no work of art by any definition’.

It took a few decades, but this act was eventually confirmed as the birth of concept art, even though

the artist might have never meant anything more than to show what art had become. He resigned

himself to doing nothing. Many of his ‘ready made’ art objects have been stolen or destroyed and

resistance in society to anything Duchamp was seizeably big. It was only until the 1960s -since the

rise of the Concept Art movement- that the concept of ready made art became an accepted art form.

In the magazine ‘The Blind Man’, Duchamp defended his toilet on the basis of him chosing an ordinary

article of life, and placing it so that its useful significance disappeared under a new title and point of

view. Creating a new thought for that object made it into art. “Whether Mr. Mutt with his own hands

made the fountain or not has no importance. He chose,” Duchamp argued.

At this present day the debate has evolved some more and now there’s regular debate about whether

art is actually not so valid if it doesn’t boast at least some degree of placid vulgarity. The Russians Ilya

and Emilia Kabakov might offer some ideas. These two Russians are the undoubted king and queen

of out-of-all-proportion installation art that deals with the bleak side of Russian everyday life. Many of

their works are represented in the collections of many of the world’s major museums. In 1992, they too

created a toilet work. ‘The Toilet in the Corner’ is an exact replica of a Soviet toilet provincial style for

an exhibition in Germany’s Kassel, named Documenta.

The massive installation was built outside the

exhibition building in the German city just like they would have been in provincial Soviet Russia. The

toilet marked an important point in the Kabakovs’ careers, who had lived outside Russia for a number

of years when they made the toilet installation.

The work was inspired by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which to the artists minds demanded an

embracing of the genre ‘total installation’.

This is the first work in which Ilya Kabakov encompassed an

entire range of personal memories and reproduced them. His toilet shows shabby walls of white lime,

covered by obscene graffiti in which toilets without any doors are placed. They epitomize the Russian

idea of civilisation even more because they were communal, just like ordinary people’s residences.

People believe that in exile, Ilya Kabakov’s work has become more unified and total.

Kabakov and his wife created more than 200 installations in a number of different countries. They are

concept artists closely associated with the Russian NOMA group and steer clear of producing pop art,

a strong contemporary art movement in Russia. Kabakov does not want his work to look as if it could

be included in an advertisement.

He has chosen to focus on the ordinary everyday life in an old

fashioned effort to chronicle its bleakness. “Too banal and insignificant to be recorded anywhere else,

and made taboo not because of their potential political explosiveness, but because of their sheer

ordinariness, their all-too-human scale”, as one writer puts it. The Toilet in the Corner is now on

permanent display in the State Hermitage.

One Belgian, Jan de Pooter, also more or less a contemporary concept artist, is also driven by the

urge to document. He has made an inventory of the collapsing public urinals of his home town

Antwerp. He also made a portable urinal and christened it “pisse-partout”.

It is a portable device that

allows one to have a pee at any place in complete serenity… In creating his ‘urinal art’, De Pooter isn’t

the first to draw public attention to the public conveniences in the city. They even derive their official

name “Vespassiennes” from the Roman emperor Vespacianus who lived in 68 AD. On this ruler’s list

levying taxes on public toilets throughout his empire came after building the Colloseum, ending Nero’s

misgovernment and persecuting the Jews. When he got complaints about it he used the famous

words: (pecunia) non olet! Money does not smell. Which has stood the test of time.

Hot Paint Colors for Spring

If you are planning to freshen up your home this spring, take a look at the top colors for Spring 2013, selected by the Pantone Color Institute. Pantone is considered the color authority for paint and textiles.

A Balance of Bright and Subtle

According to Pantone, the color of the year is emerald. Their top ten colors for Spring 2013 represent a mix of bright colors like Monaco blue and poppy red, along with subtler shades like African violet and linen.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “The expression ‘balancing act’ is something we all relate to… This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression and excitement.”

If you have been shopping lately, whether for paint, wallpaper, linens, home goods, furniture or clothes, you have no doubt seen these colors. Although most of the shades in the top ten are water tones like blues, greens, and violets, if that is not your preference, the selected colors also include yellows and a bright red, as well as nectarine.

For people painting their homes this spring, this variety of bold and pastel tones allows for a mix of calming, subtle colors for walls with more dynamic tones for accent pieces like pillows, rugs, art, candles, and bedspreads. Professional interior painters can advise you on how to incorporate a pop of color in the room with accent walls throughout your rooms.

Suggestions for Every Room

In a recent article for CBS MoneyWatch, Ilyce Glink discussed how the colors chosen by Pantone for spring can be incorporated into every room in the house. She recommended some of the more muted, relaxing colors like Dusk Blue or Grayed Jade for bedrooms, and more dynamic colors like Lemon Zest yellow to brighten up the kitchen. If you prefer to go with something more neutral for the walls, the hot colors for Spring 2013 can be represented in accessories like towels, rugs, and kitchenware.

Linen is probably the most neutral color in the Pantone top ten. It is a flesh/peach tone. For rooms like a home office where you don’t want bright, distracting colors, this can be a good color for the walls. It also provides a subtle backdrop for decorating the room with just about any colors you like, whether pastels or bright.

Whether you are doing the painting yourself, or hiring a professional painting company, take a look at the hot colors for this spring. Pantone even has a sneak peek at the hot colors for Fall/Winter 2013, and as far ahead as 2014 and 2015, so you can be a step ahead of the upcoming trends.

If you are not certain that you are going to love a particular color, or if you have always gone with versions of white paint in the past, go easy before jumping in and painting an entire room. Try out some accessories in your chosen color first. Painting is no small endeavor. You want to be happy with any paint color you choose for years to come.

5 Interesting Tap Dance Facts

Tap dancing is one of the most rewarding forms of dance to both the eyes and ears. The rapid foot movements, combined with the rhythmic sounds created by the dancer are unparalleled in any other form of dance. The history of tap is filled with interesting facts, including these five:

1. An early form of tap dance was popular in the early 19th century among African-American slaves. They used the dance to maintain their history of rhythms and beats passed down through generations. The slaves used their feet because they weren’t allowed to freely play drums or other instruments from Africa.

2. Prior to metal taps being used, the dance was performed with wooden clogs on leather shoes.

3. In the 1920’s and 1930’s the metal taps became popular. During that same time, African-American dancers expanded the art to become more acrobatic, and energetic. Tap dancing at this time expanded from solo performances to often being highly orchestrated teams of dancers.

The Nicholas brothers were two of the most famous dancers to emerge during this period. Their skills amazed audiences, and earned them a role in the movie Stormy Weather. The movie was one of the first to feature a predominately African-American cast.

Fred Astaire was quoted as saying that the Nicholas brother’s performance in Stormy Weather was the greatest movie musical number he had ever seen.

4. In the 1930’s and 1940’s tap dance reached a wider audience when it made a big splash in Hollywood. Famous dancers like Fred Astaire and Ray Bolger impressed audiences around the world with their musical feet.

5. In the 1950’s, Gene Kelley increased the popularity of tap dancing by combining movements from other styles of dance with his tap dancing skills.

The Beat Goes On

Tap dancing is still a popular style of dance practiced and studied around the world. The musical sound and the fast footwork continue to capture the attention of adults and children all over the world. The sound of the tap dancing techniques of rush, flap, shuffle, ball change, and cramp roll, will continue to live on as one the greatest dance varieties enjoyed anywhere.

Bow Tattoo Meanings

The bow tattoo is becoming a popular feminine inked choice. The design, size, colors and locations are being chosen to reflect a variety of personal meanings, depending on where they are being inked. This style is being creatively designed to reflect the meaning or location on the body. Bows have been used culturally in many ways to visually express a sentiment or meaning or practicality. Bows often have a feminine flavor of representation, perhaps one of the reasons why they are being chosen for inking.

The traditional dictionary explanation is that a bow is formed by using a cloth or string, tied in a way that has curved parts on either side with two loose ends. A classic visual example of this is looking at shoe laces after they have been tied. Women have worn bows in their hair both as a decoration and often in securing or tying their hair.

To the gift giver, often a bow is one way of fancying up the presentation and used as a visual acknowledgment to the receiver, that it is a present. A now common visual symbol of a gift.

Bows have been used to represent as a reminder to not leave the past behind, as in the saying “Forget me knot”.

Often yellow ribbons are tied around trees with a big bow, to display a representation that family & friends are waiting and honoring a return of a loved one, from a journey or war.

They are sometimes used to symbolize an accomplishment in life and how it could become untied through circumstances and fragility.

In the clothing fashion industry bows have been used in many different styles from the head to the toe. Some styles incorporate a physical bow and others have used a bow printed material. The classic mens’ formal wear is often represented with a bow tie.

Sometimes cartoon characters are represented with a bow placement, to visually represent that the character is female.

Bow ribbons are often worn or displayed. A pink ribbon for example is known to symbolize or represent a fight against breast cancer. It can be a visual expression of supporting family or friends in a overcoming breast cancer. Or sadly represent a loss of a family member or loved one to breast cancer.

Bow tattoos designs from loud to delicate have been used on the body to represent jewelery on toes and fingers. On the back of legs, where the old style garter clips would have been located, some women are choosing to have a bow inked. Others have chosen to have a ribbon wrapping around their ankle tied in a bow inked.

Feminine twists are being designed that incorporates a bow on traditional skull, cross & bones and designs that were more originally masculine.

Perhaps the appeal of bow tattoos, to the one choosing to have it inked on their body, is the variety and versatility of possible meanings it could have or represent for them, with a feminine creative twist.

Easy Songs To Play On Guitar With 4 Simple Open Chords

Learning Chords

For most beginners at guitar playing, the first goal is to learn some easy songs to play on the guitar. And one of the main challenges here is learning all the guitar chords needed in order to be able to play those songs.

And that’s not always an easy thing to accomplish. Many songs uses chords that seem to have been invented for no other reason than to make it impossible to play. No wonder you give up on those songs. They have to wait until you get better at guitar playing.


The Chord progression G-Em-C-D is a common (big understatement!) sequence all over the world, in all sorts of music styles. You can of course transpose to other chords, like C-Am-F-G or D-Bm-G-A and so on. Another way to “transpose” a song that not fits your voice is to use a capo at any fret you like.

I have compiled a little list of songs that I found that uses these chords. Many of them uses the progression all the way through the entire song, others are played with variations. And a few of them uses other chords as well.

The List

So here it is, my small gift to those of you who can’t find easy songs to play on guitar.

Here are the chords again, with two additional variations.

(C-Am-F-G), (G-Em-C-D), (D-Bm-G-A)

Stand by Me – Ben E. King

Heart and Soul – Hoagy Carmichael

The Thin Ice – Pink Floyd

Earth Angel – The Penguins (in family guy, back to the future etc.)

Donna – Ritchie Valens

Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler

Every Breath You Take – The Police

The Living Daylights – a-Ha

Last Kiss

Those Magic Changes and Beauty School Dropout – from Grease

Leader of the Pack

You Send Me

Blue Moon – Chris Isaak

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – The Carpenters

Bubble Goose – Wyclef Jean

Teenager in Love – Dion & The Belmonts(?)

Fly On The Wings Of Love – The Olsen Brothers

Bus Station – Tom Russell

Heart Of Gold – Neil young

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Beautiful Girls – Sean Kingston

I’ve just seen a face – The Beatles

Last Kiss – Pearl Jam

Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis (I think?)

Single Ladies – Beyonce

Baby – Justin Bieber

Mary’s Song- Taylor Swift

Jump then Fall- Taylor Swift

Wrapped in your Arms- Fireflight

This magic moment

Up on the roof- The Drifters

Wonderful world – Herman Hermits

Lovers moon – Glenn Frye – My new favorite.

She will be loved – Maroon 5

His Latest Flame – Elvis.

I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield.

End Of The Line – Traveling Wilburys.

Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary


Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Pete Seeger

Look at the first song in this list. In all its simplicity “Stand By Me” is a fantastic song, and it has travelled with me through all these years. And it’s a very easy song to play on guitar.

If you like that song I’ll show you a very special version of it, at my website.

How to Build a Cobblestone House

He huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down – certainly not if the house was built with cobblestones. Building cobblestone houses was a folk art that flourished in upstate New York from 1825 until the Civil War in 1860. Many of the 700+ cobblestone homes that were built survive today, a testament to their fine craftsmanship.

To build your cobblestone house you’ll need 5 main components: cobblestones, soft lime mortar, wood for windows and doors, cut stone blocks for quoins, lintels and sills, and lots of cheap labor. Lets take them one at a time – assuming the cheap labor is you, your family, friends, relatives and anyone else you can convince to do manual labor for $1.00 to $1.50 per day.

The first step is to gather the cobblestones. This may take several years. Cobblestones are small fist-sized stones deposited by the glaciers that swept from the north millennia ago. Rough-shaped ones can be gathered from the farm fields or rounded, lake-washed ones can be gathered along the shore of Lake Ontario. You’ll need over 14,000 cobblestones, so get cracking. As the manly work of stone gathering progresses, the women and children can be kept busy sorting the stones by size and color. You’ll want to use the finest, smoothest, similar-sized stones on the front of your house, and save the rougher, odd-sized ones for the back, sides and interior of the walls.

While this is progressing, you better start preparing the soft lime mortar. Don’t skimp and use Portland cement. It dries too fast and will pop the cobbles out as it dries. Soft lime mortar is made of lime, sand and water. Find limestone (calcium carbonate) or dolomite (magnesium carbonate) and break it into pieces. Burn it within heaps of logs for 2 to 3 days to create quicklime. Add water to the quicklime to create a hydrated lime sludge.

Mix in 5 to 9 bushels of sand to 1 bushel of lime sludge. Age the mortar in a ground pit covered by sand or cow manure for up to a year.

Fell a bunch of trees. They’ll need to be hand-hewn to build the doors and windows – each custom fitted to a specific opening. Also, find a quarry where you can get limestone or sandstone blocks for the corners of your building (quoins) and as structural support over the doors and windows (lintels) and under the windows (sils).

Now the fun begins. Start by laying the stones in walls 18 to 20-inches-thick. Build the wall with rubble stone, faced by cobbles. Use elongated or triangular shaped stones to tie the cobbles to the rubble wall. Use the soft lime mortar as your glue, getting fancy with straight ridges between the horizontal and vertical rows of cobbles. Build about 3 rows (or courses) per day so the mortar has time to slowly begin setting. It will take 35 years for the mortar to fully harden. Lay in the cut-stone blocks at the corners to create quoins. To finish the inside, apply horsehair plaster to the stone.

Once the walls are above reach, you’ll have to build scaffolding by burying poles in the ground 6 to 8 feet from the wall and tying cross members from the wall to the poles with hickory witches. Then lay planks on the cross members to provide a building platform. As the walls rise, you’ll have to repeatedly raise the height of the scaffolding. Attach a crane and tackles to the highest pole to winch up buckets of cobblestones and mortar.

Hand build your windows and doors to fit each opening and hand-hew trusses for your roof. Winter is a good time to do much of your carpentry work. Depending on how many workers you have and their skill level, you may finish in a year. More likely, the building process will take about 3 years.

When you’re done, you’ll have a fine home that will stand for centuries. Go see for yourself. A new guidebook called “Cobblestone Quest – Road Tours of New York’s Historic Buildings” (Footprint Press,, 1-800-431-1579) offers 17 self-guided car or bicycle tours for viewing the diversity of cobblestone buildings clustered within a 65-mile radius of Rochester, NY, and no where else in the world.

“Cobblestone Quest – Road Tours of New York’s Historic Buildings”

By Rich & Sue Freeman

17 self-guided car or bicycle tours for learning the history and observing the diversity of unique cobblestone buildings in Western New York State.

208 pages, 20 maps, 85 photos, indexed, paperback, 10 X 7 inches

Price: $19.95, ISBN# 1930480199

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Pattern Making As an Art Decorative Technique

A pattern is an organised arrangement of the elements of design such as dots, lines, shapes, textures, colours etc. on a surface using any appropriate technique for decoration. Pattern making is an experimental process since the resultant designs cannot be predicted by the artist.

Patterns can be used as designs for paper bags, clothes, greeting cards, fringes, garlands or tassels, and pop-up. There are several techniques in pattern making. Examples of pattern making techniques are Sponging, Veining, Blowing, Spraying, Spattering, Stippling, String Pulling, Wax-resist/crayon batik, Marbling, Scribbling, Rubbing-in, Rubbing-out etc.


This technique of pattern making involves the use of sponge as the principal tool for the creation of the patterns. The sponge can be laid or spread on the material (such as paper or cloth). The paint or ink is then dabbed with foam at the open areas of the sponge. The paint or ink can also be sprayed onto material after laying the sponge. The nett patterns or diamond shaped patterns of the sponge would appear on the material. Another technique is immersing the sponge in the paint or ink and rolling it on the material or paper to create the patterns.


This form of pattern making involves the application of paint in a liquid form by splashing the paint on the surface of the material to create interesting patterns. Sometimes, the tips of brushes are loaded with colour or ink and the thumb is used in splashing the colour onto the material such as paper. The splashing of the coloured pigment or paint can be done with a piece of foam or brush loaded with paint.


This is the application of paint or colour spilt through the tiny holes of a spray diffuser or atomiser. The spray can or container is filled with different coloured pigments or ink and is sprayed one at a time onto the material in several ways to create interesting designs. Surfaces of

Papers for writing calligraphy and other forms of wall hangings are decorated with spray patterns in varieties of colours.


This is the use of a drawing tool or implement in creating series of dots in an organised pattern on a material. Marking tools such as pencils, crayons, markers and pens can be used in creating interesting patterns of dots on paper and cards. This form of pattern making can be used to decorate the background of cards to be used for greeting cards, certificates and other forms of wall hangings. Pointed metallic tools such as gouges, chisels and texturing nails can be used in creating decorative textures in the form of dots on backgrounds of wood, clay and leather.

String Pulling

This is the technique of creating patterns on a material by the use of strings. These strings are immersed in a colour pigment or ink. The coloured string is then pulled for the colours to spill on the material to create decorative patterns on the paper.


This method of creating patterns involves the creation of random abstract lines with a marking tool, generally without ever lifting the drawing device off of the paper. The scribbles which are often created with different coloured marking tools result in eye-catching and attractive patterns on papers. These can be used in producing designs on paper bags, garlands, greeting cards etc.

Paper marbling

This is a method of aqueous (water) surface design used in producing patterns. The patterns are the result of colour usually, oil paint poured to float on either the surface of plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. It is often employed as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. It can also be used as designs on papers to be used in producing paper bags.

Wax Resist/ Crayon Batik

This form of pattern making involves the use of wax in resisting parts of a paper or fabric and either applying colour or ink on the entire surface of the material. After the paint or ink is dried on the surface of the material, the wax is scratched off or removed to create interesting patterns. Another technique is applying the waxed design on the surface of the material and immersing it in a paint, dye or ink solution. The wax is freed off the material after the paint or dye is dried to create the patterns. Coloured crayons can be used for creating attractive patterns on materials before paint, dye or ink is applied.

His Most Famous Painting (The Study For This Sovereign Life) – Jim Dine

Jim Dine (b 1935) is a well-known American ‘Pop’ artist (painter, sculptor, printmaker, illustrator, performance artist, stage designer, and poet) of the twentieth century. ‘Pop Art’ is a form of ‘Contemporary Art’ that derives its ideas from commonplace to unique materialistic objects, such as packaging of products, advertisements, comic strips, and photographs of celebrities. Dine has repeatedly used ordinary and familiar objects of personal significance in his paintings. These objects usually are bathrobes, hearts, birds, flowers, hands, or tools. The painter depicts his popular ‘heart’ in his most famous painting, “The Study for This Sovereign life” too, which gained fame as his best creation of all time.

“The Study for This Sovereign life,” measuring 48″ X 73″, is a work of oil and sand on canvas, and was created in the year 1985. The diptych has a blue background and a rope like string divides it into two sections. On the left side is a deadly skull, and on the right side is a bright red heart. In spite of its depiction of the abominable skull, “The Study for This Sovereign life” is passionately filled with brilliant colors. A splendid contrast is created, as the blood red hue is set against radiant blue color. The painting takes on a dazzling sheen, as a tinge of striking orange and green shades are added to it.

Despite being known as a successful ‘Pop’ artist by the world, Jim Dine often deviates from the insipidness and the inexpressive nature of popular art. He does this by creating lively paintings that are fused with passion and the common experiences of daily life. He believes that he is too subjective to fall in the genre of ‘Pop Art,’ and that ‘Pop Art’ is a mere facet of his style of painting. According to him, the popular images of daily use are not the subject of his drawings. They are just a part of his landscapes. His real interest lies in creating personal images, such as paintings depicting his own palette and brush, his studio, his experiences as a painter, his other paintings , color charts etc. In short, he is fond of portraying simple objects from his own life in his work. His paintings such as “The Study for This Sovereign life” are therefore a mode of personal expression.

Dine’s work has been highly appreciated and admired in many parts of the world. Apart from the United States, his pictures and sculptures have found a place in various museums across Europe. The great amount of recognition received by “The Study for This Sovereign life” has made it a masterpiece of historical significance.

Grow Taller During Puberty – Maximise Growth During Puberty

Many people wish to know how to grow taller quickly during puberty, yes we all grow during this phase but the main question everyone is interested in is how they can maximise their growth in this period so that they can push themselves to get a bigger growth spurt. The answer is very simple and it is explained in the following article to help all of you learn how to boost your human growth hormone naturally and grow taller during puberty.

The first thing that you will want to focus on is a diet. A diet will help those of you who have bad eating habits to not only become healthier but it will also help you guys get enough nutrients and vitamins that are needed in your body for maximal growth.

You will want a diet that is high in…

· Vitamin C (fruits and berries) as this can help in preventing scurvy (weak bones), help with healthy bones and helps protein cells stay together

· Calcium (milk, fish, green vegetables, dairy products) as this helps strengthen your bones and teeth

· Iron (liver, red meat, egg yolk) as this helps with growth

· Protein (meats, seeds, eggs, grains) as this helps your body with the repair and growth process

That is the first thing you will want to focus on. Also many of these foods will help you with boosting the amount of human growth hormone (HGH) that you body will be able to produce. Your diet will also help your body with the recovering you will need from the stretches and exercises you will be doing as well to grow taller.

The next is creating an action plan to go through over the summer with stretches and exercises.

There are a variety of stretches that you can do in the morning when you wake up and before you go to sleep in the evening. These stretches include famous stretches such as the cobra, the simple standing twist movement or even just stretching yourself up against a wall and reaching as high as you can. Most yoga stretches and other streches that target the spine are ones that you want to be looking for and they don’t take too long to do during the morning either.

Exercises are a little more complicated, the main exercises that are recommended are swimming, sprinting, cycling, basketball, jump rope and even kicking.

These all target the areas in the body that are easy to lengthen/straighten for more height; shins, thighs and the spine.

The final thing you will need to focus on is rest. This is vital as this is where your body will recover and during puberty you will need a lot of sleep to boost your HGH hormone (about 8-10 hours undisturbed sleep).

The position you sleep in is also important when thinking about how to grow taller during puberty. You should be flat on your back without a pillow so that the pressure is relieved from your spine and that you aren’t harming your posture sleeping in one of those comfortable positions that really aren’t good for you if you want to grow taller quickly.