Summer Art Print “America the Beautiful“
Given everything swirling about in this Country, why on earth would anyone post this image, “America the Beautiful,” this year at July 4? Because the ideals that were born with the advent of America still hold, that’s why. The haters, the loud-mouths, the deceivers, the cheaters, the vengeful, the sanctimonious, the squanderers, the scammers, the shammers, the colluders, the dividers, the race-baiters, the all-virtuous, those who insist that with every scurrilous connivance they are on ‘the right side of history,’ the data-gatherers, policy makers, un-elected bureaucrats throughout our now well-politicized institutions, no matter who you are…you wouldn’t have a leg to stand on were it not for our Founding Fathers and the brilliant documents they conceived and left as legacy to the rest of us. And the ideals still hold! Just astonishing, in my view. We are finding out, yet again, that stewardship is more challenging than the original acts, are we not? Given our national tensions, I hold this July 4 out to be as important as any in my lifetime. Let’s hear it for renewed, individual, committed stewardship. What can I do?
Below, you get a sense of how this image may look when hung on a particular wall, perhaps even your wall? I confess, this is my favorite verse…not the first verse, but a beautifully moving one, from what is among my favorite American hymns.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a single graphic print? An art print? A photo print? Maybe right now, here as this lush month of June unfolds – 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? A lighthouse print? Lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, to give a print 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 summer.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves thru summer. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. As the Pandemic seems for the moment to have wound down (we hear rumblings…) 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!
Customize your selection. 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.
“Can I brand my Americana posters?” To the question, “Can you brand my posters?” the answer is decidedly, 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. Good anytime of year, even AFTER July 4.
Exhibit Page, New! Thank you for your steadfast, 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! I have added new examples every now and again and will continue to expand this feature of my site in months, just ahead.
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, one that will focus on a series of recent studies in oil-crayons completed since last summer. Look for it, soon.
“Business Advice” for day: Having been to New York City for an arts event recently, and having witnessed a family member come down with Covid as a result, and understanding that many who attended that event on that particular day also came down with Covid, I am particularly mindful of how fleeting life is; good health, luck, fortune and follow-thru, among many other qualities of our existence. Here is another area of life in which the personal and professional are profoundly over-lapping. In fact, in this example, the personal and professional overlapped < and still do > almost entirely. Thank goodness, Covid is passing, the event was a success, and our family member is coming along, well. “Advice” is not relevant, here, but an overriding sense of Thanks…certainly is.
Have some creative fun building your print collection this year. Post July 4, try a new Americana Poster print purchase…this summer. And do see my new promotional video on Youtube! In this season of chicks and chickens, take a look!