Spring Wall Art “America, My Country ’tis of Thee“
At the end of another tragic week in this Country, why would anyone want to post an image of the American flag? Perhaps you are among those who think this way. There was a time when I might have been sympathetic, but I am, no more. The simple answer is, “Because it is time to recommit to the astonishing vision of founding ideals set forth by our forefathers and mothers.” It is definitely not the time to continue to trash these ideas, compromise them, ‘update’ them into oblivion or replace them with any contemporary drivel for which we bear everyday witness, on-line or on TV. Here is my version of “America, My Country ’tis of Thee,” one of a series of 7 original such posters I designed in the immediate aftermath of 9.11.01 when we were all hurting together, and I thought perhaps such an undertaking might continue to reinforce “Who We Are,” which is what I wound up calling this entire original collection of Americana Posters.
I continue to be pleased to offer these images on the occasion of Memorial Day, 2022, a most special holiday in which we all stop to remember those among us of the highest order who have given their lives in defense of this land.
Below, see the image as it might appear on your wall– although, in reality, you can test this image as it might appear on one of your ACTUAL walls using a feature found right on this website. If you should click on this link, look for a feature called, “Live Preview AR,” AND WALK THRU THE STEPS, using your Safari browser and your iPhone. You will at some moment be able to place this poster selection up against your own wall in your own space, and make a determination as to its desirability, or not. Simple as that!
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? An art print? A photo print? Maybe right now, here as this most beautiful month of May winds down – instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. Or, how about a Honey-Bee print? Or, a golf print? Lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, to give prints can be a joyful experience…even in trying times… such as now. When I give a print, it is most assuredly a joyful experience! In these testy, tumultuous times, think about giving an original print this Spring Season.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves toward summer. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. As the Pandemic seems for the moment to have wound down (before the next variant arrives?) what better way to celebrate than…with a spring art print…a lighthouse print, perhaps, or a poster with a patriotic theme, or a Honey-Bee print, or golf print…not bad gift choices for 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.
Memorial Day is here! There is still time to take advantage of my Flash Memorial Day Sale, good thru the holiday. 20% Off First Print with eMail Sign-up, is the pitch. Order now and you will NOT receive your USA poster print in time for the holiday. But you will be the recipient of an original Americana Poster in 5 -10 working days. In this Americana Poster Gallery you may find any number of visual selections that resonate with your Spring state-of-being. Please take a look.
“Can I brand my posters?” To the question, “Can you brand my posters?” the answer is yes. Yes, I can brand these posters for you – contact me with questions. In short, your logo can be added at a discrete size to the lower right corner of each poster. I will show you a proof prior to production. #brandednonprofits is the hashtag I will incorporate to try to identify this program, on-line.
Exhibit Page, New! Thank you for your enthusiastic support of my new Exhibit page, designed to show off to best advantage how examples of my original images appear when matted, framed and hung on the wall! This will be an expanding feature of my site.
“Business Advice” for day: My apologies, I am not normally late to my blog post, but this week, I am. Family matters and our national catastrophes of recent weeks have been on my mind as they are on the minds of so many Americans during this time of severe unrest. As is true in business, one gets preoccupied. The objective is always to get done what needs to be done, what ought to be done and what must be done, on time, and on budget. Excuses don’t cover it. So here is an example I’m not wild to admit. I am in the process of catching up in any number of activities, of which this is only one. As actors say, “The show must go on!” no matter what. In business, “On time, on budget” has a similar urgency and ring to it, is this not true? Here is one more expression of ‘thoughts and prayers,’ offered on behalf of those who have a lost their lives, their families, their friends, in two events over recent weeks; also to the first-responders, front-line defenders and health-care professionals who make it their business to end these tragedies and to comfort the wounded amidst the aftermath. I am confident, unlike some of our politicians, that thoughts and prayers, along with small gestures in the affirmative offered by each of us over time, help. As our Nation grieves, let us this Memorial Day stop to remember those who have fallen in battle, yes, but also those who have fallen in tragedy without reason…in which they bore not one scintilla of responsibility.
You may find my new NFT art of interest (“Non-fungible tokens”), seen here on Rarible. More to come, a new collection in development as this is written. Have fun building your print collection this year. Try a new Americana Poster print purchase…this Spring! This is all viewable on Linktr.ee. A special thanks for your interest and support of my effort.