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The Fine Art of Money

I put in a search to see what I would get for “oil paint”. There were the usual paintings one would think you’d get and then there were some other images that ranged from sexy women covered in paint to globs of paint and then also pictures of pizza with olive “oil” being poured on to the slices.

But, the most interesting image for me was this one:

The REAL value of money

As you can see, the value is illustrated by goods, services, actions and just about anything you could think of making me think money has a different value for everyone. Yes, it’s exchanged as energy you create by giving some service or product for some of it, but is there another value here?

 

 

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Will Apple Survive Steve Jobs’s Departure?

The big question of the day seems to be whether or not Apple will survive it’s founders departure.

I’ve read numerous quotes from him over the years and his viewpoints on design, business, creativity and consumer awareness are simple and striking. Here’s one of my favorites;

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

What do you think will happen after Steve leaves Apple? I want to think he’s left some very competent people there to carry on his vision and add some of their own to as well. Based on this leader’s views, I don’t think he’d have inferior staff in his company.
What do you think?????

Back to Art

Well, it’s time to paint again. It’s a very strange thing to be going along and then one day like a bolt of lightning it hits me that I need to create more art.

I’ve decided to do a series of paintings that I’ve had as digital ideas for a few years and stop wondering what I should do next. Just do the art and get back into the “habit” of being a fine artist. That feels like a healthy idea and a very productive thing at this point of my life.

This is the first image I’ll be working on. Let me know what you think. I call it TV-Cows! It’s based on a photo I took in Aruba. This cow sculpture was sitting on top of a restaurant with a antenna sticking out of the top of it. Strangely amusing!

TV-Cows

Pop Art Elvis Presley meets Photoshop.

This painting of Elvis was done last year and I decided to see what it would look like if I posterized it and added a photoshop pop art texture. What do you think?

Elvis meets photoshop version

The History of Art!

A Magical Cat’s MEOW.

The Cat's M E O W

This is Chili. Full name: Chili Pepper. She’s a very nice, affectionate kitty that had lived with me and now lives with a fellow worker and has children to play with.

The technique is photoDigitalArt incorporating typography for additional design elements.

There is something magical about this piece. If you print it out and rub the four letters each three times and spin your body around four times while holding the printout above your head and shake it vigorously all at the same time, listen carefully and you will hear a “meow” sound coming from behind you.

Try it.

Fine Art in the Graveyard!

His wife had a sculpture done of herself for his gravestone as a symbol of her lasting love.

I “stumbled upon” this piece of art on a blog and was blown away by it.

This man’s wife had a sculpture created of herself for her husband’s grave as a symbol of her lasting love. Now, that’s what I call devotion. The sculpture itself is of the finest quality as well.

I’m sure when people come to pay their respects to their loved ones they have to notice this and I’m sure tell friends and family about it.

I wonder what it was like to come to the grave next to it and see it for the first time. It’s truly remarkable.

Looks like the wife had something else in mind when she was considering “until death do us part.”

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