Winter Art, “Hoover Dam Bridge, Instagram“
That long stretch between New Year’s Day and April 1 when Spring arrives around here, has begun. It is a long one. Winter arrives now– the temperature here yesterday morning was around 7 degrees, pretty chilly. I find myself reflecting on a trip west when we found ourselves in temperatures of 117 degrees, or thereabouts, at the Hoover Dam. Here is a picture taken via Instagram, of that day. We were moved to see one of the great engineering marvels of the 20th century, even in such heat. I recall sunlight bouncing off the surrounding concrete onto my lower legs– memorable! But at this time of year here along the Southern New England Coast, an image like this is pacifying and provocative at the same time. I’m recommending it! < grin > Here is “Hoover Dam Bridge, the Instagram.”
If you like the idea of a “bucket list” photo hanging in your bedroom, perhaps this photo depicts the sort of presence such a photo would exude. Why it’s almost majestic! Remember, you can customize your print on my website– you can consider a paper print, acrylic print, wood print, canvas print, and even an aluminum print! You can add a matte at various dimensions, you can select just the right frame; materials and installation hardware, all with a few clicks of your mouse. Voila! A beauty will arrive at your door ready to hang.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? Maybe right now, still early in the winter season and the New Year– instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Lift someone’s spirits! Consider an art print…as a gift to a friend, today. This can be a joyful experience! When I give a print, it certainly is a joyful experience.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the year moves into the New Year, 2022. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. In our ongoing pandemic period, what better way to celebrate than…with a winter art print…perhaps a gift to a friend or relative.
Two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff, an under-appreciated feature.
Check out several categories of original art and prints on my site; Instagram pix, photos, paintings, illustrations, limited editions, original painted works and Americana posters.
“Business Advice” for day: Early in this New Year when temps are cold, politics are trying…and weird, inflation picks up steam, our national adversaries seem emboldened to cause trouble, our Department of Justice refers to our parents as “Domestic Terrorists,” citizens don’t seem certain as to their own gender, families struggle against myriad challenges, I will offer once again the same word…and idea found in the Rhode Island State Motto…”Hope.” We can “manifest” hope. Live into the word, into the ideal, into our thoughts and actions each day, contributing ‘random acts of kindness,’ where we can, weathering each dust-up, storm and wind-blown hiatus until sunlight once again lights up the distant sky. When is Hope not a good idea? Indeed, Hope is itself a manifestation of Faith. As the Book of Hebrews reminds us, “Faith is the sum of things hoped for, evidence of things, unseen.” Let us be brave this New Year and carry the Hope banner, high. A friend advises, “Happy New Year! And Heaven at the end of your days!” Hope.
I extend a special thanks for your interest and support of my work.