Winter Wall Art “PreAmble“
Don’t you just love this opening phrase, “We the People…of the United States”? What could be more inspiring, most especially when seen in the context of Canadian friends witnessing their most essential freedoms cut down on a whim like so many exhausted corn stalks in September. And then, the follow-up phrase is equally inspiring, and astonishing, “...in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” What a Constitutional Convention that must have been, back in 1787. Doesn’t it resonate loudly, even today? In honor of President’s Day, yesterday, here is my version in graphic form, of the PreAmble to the Constitution of the United States.
Below, see the same image in the same matte, the same frame, hung in a different room, a sitting-room, with a different wall color. Striking, but simple. A friend recently purchased a print on my website and failed to realize the framing capability! So his print arrived in a matte, very nice…but no frame! Do take a few minutes to puzzle out the framing capabilities on this website. You have a choice of metal or wood in a variety of finishes, styles and measurements. You also will see differing ways to hang the work. So when your piece arrives UPS or USPS, it will be ready to hang, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. “Preamble to the Constitution of the United States,” looking very contemporary if I don’t say so, myself.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? An art print? Maybe right now, with Spring a month away– instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, giving prints can be a joyful experience! When I give a print, it most assuredly is a joyful experience– most especially during the “Drearies” of February.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves into latter February. 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…a lighthouse print, perhaps, or a poster with a patriotic theme, not a bad gift choice for a friend or relative, post President’s Day.
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: Today has to be a sad day for millions of our friends and neighbors in Canada. Today has to be a tragic day for many Ukrainians. Today has to be a foreboding day if you live on Taiwan. Today has to be a frightening day if you wake up in parts of Chicago or in other, similarly troubled American cities. Today has to be an infuriating day if you live along the American side of our southern border. The world is in a fix. Russian soldiers are moving into Ukraine as this is written. We have been advised by one journalist that our long-established world order is now being altered, deliberately, and that we must gird for what is to come. I find this to be a generally true statement, and to reflect a perspective I share. “Gird,” is right. We’re girding all around, in my world. As something of a mild anti-dote, reading these Founding Documents that so vigorously, imaginatively and even courageously reflect the genius of our Founding Fathers…is uplifting and reassuring. We recommit to these ideals. We recommit to these visions. We recommit to these principles. We recommit to these foundational mythologies. We pray for our leaders and our citizenry. We the People must gird now– it is no laughing matter, seems to me. In my Americana Poster Gallery you may find other visual selections that resonate with your state of February mind and being, please take a look.
You may find my new NFT art interesting, seen here on Rarible. I will be offering new NFTs of original art as this year unfolds. Some videos of creative work are now on YouTube. Find a mixed-bag on Soundcloud. And, lastly, check out some art blogs also in SOUND on Anchor. Build your print collection this year. You can see all this on Linktr.ee.
On the occasion of my one-hundredth blog, here, a special thanks for your interest and support of my work.