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Thursday, February 19, 2009

We Artists Hate Marketing!!!

Being an artist, I really hate marketing sometimes, yes, we creatives have to do it too - we’re businessmen, too. But let me tell ya....sometimes...sometimes I just hate the idea of marketing, it is so time consuming. It definitely takes me out of my artistic mode, makes me feel alittle numb, or should I say, alittle too left-brained? Puts me in a mood similar to an accountant, you know. And that is death to an artist, that is totally alien to our nature....sometimes I just wanna cut off my ear(yeah, in reference to that painter guy).

Well...I just wanted to drop this tidbit on you guys, I been marketing my art and music so much lately I had to talk about it. An artist can get extremely annoyed by business dealings, at least this one can. Well, back to “Artland”, the place I love so much.

Here is a new piece of artwork I finished recently:

See more art here: South Florida Commercial Artist

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rev. Al Sharpton Protests Mr. Madoff, The Ponzi Scheme Master

The Rev. Al Sharpton is at it once more, the brother is always in the forefront fighting for everyone’s civil rights. Now...yes, he does have his enemies but this brother remains a real fighter out there in this sometimes unjust nation. His detractors are usually biased, one-sided selfish minded individuals...willing to stomp on other’s civil rights. But Rev. Al Sharpton is never faded and takes all this unfair criticism as so much mindless speech...he’s a brave black man, talk doesn’t bother him, he has more important things to accomplish than worry about haters.

Right now, as I write this, the Rev. Al Sharpton is protesting the lavish treatment of that thief and Ponzi scheme genius, Bernard Madoff, questioning how he gets to stay out of prison and the rest of us go straight to jail. Mr. Bernard Madoff is a criminal, and a big one at that...how in this United States? How in this world can such an unjust person be out on the streets like he did nothing wrong? Oh...could it be his tax bracket?...Could it be his complexion? Hummm...hummmm...

Well, whatever, Mr Madoff, Mr. Ponzi scheme...while you lounge in you upscale penthouse - the Rev. Al Sharpton will be marching and demanding an explanation on how you get to do this. Mr. Bernard Madoff, I am sure you will be able to handle this uproar - you have a heart of steel.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

America: Bad Economy, Macy’s Down But Let’s Be Strong

Wow...this economy is really...I mean really in a bad, bad shape...and it’s only getting worse. And have you noticed? Gas prices are beginning to once again climb up the charts. Folks, tell me, how much more of this can we take?... Well, me? I just bought a one-way ticket to Mexico and I’m out of here(ha...ha...hah...), okay, I just lied...I’m going to sweat this thing out with the rest of my fellow citizens. But , fa real...America is in a very bad place right about now.

Just today, Macy’s cut thousands, 7,000 in fact, jobs, yes, “America’s Department Store”, that famed dealer in clothes, household goods, and the rest - is slashing jobs. This news is very important because being a well known destination for shoppers, Macy’s troubles give a clear indication of the buying patterns of a large section of American retail shoppers. Being around so many, many years, Macy’s is a favored and trusted retailer, so, their inability to procure sales is certainly big news and a good indication of America’s economic health. Many people will patronize Macy’s even if they fail to buy at other retail establishments.

Even with this sour economy, we can grow...things are horrible but we can use this same weak economy to straighten out our ways; behaviors when dealing with these discomforting issues in our lives. In order to strengthen a muscle in our body, we must engage it in struggle or resistance, this resistance(usually asome type of weight) calls out new force; new energy from that muscle. This new energy, this extra effort infuses the muscle, causing it to develop and become stronger and it increases its ability to accomplish the task it seeks to fulfill(in this case, mental empowerment). Yes...we can become more able; more up to the meeting life’s challenges by strengthening our mental abilties and transmuting our negative circumstances, transforming them into more agreeable events. A bad economy doesn’t have to destroy us and turn us into down-trodden pessimists.

At this time in United States, we are going through a rough phase, we even hear the word “Depression” coming up, but we can allow our lower parts to destroy what light we still have in us. The economy is in abad shape but we can and will survive....this I truly believe. This United States of America is a fighter, we take our hits but remain strong to see another day. We will make it... We will make it!!!