Sunday, December 29, 2013

To go in any direction -

Sometimes - in order to go in any direction we must go in the opposite direction in order to see how to advance in the direction that we desire to go in - 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thoughts and where they take me!

It is absolutely amazing to watch my own thoughts - whether I am thinking about a place that I have been to or a specific person that I know and have spent time with - and see exactly how these thoughts incredibly change my mood instantaneously - and this type of mood change is continuously going on all the time -and especially magnified in intensity while I create my images - and then when I view my images later on - I may not necessarily remember what triggered one mood or another but the feelings of that mood are reawakened again - and so I can actually travel continuously by viewing my own art -

for me - this experience does not happen with as great an intensity when I view other people's art - not even the art in museums - and so I am drawn more and more away from those works (although I do enjoy visiting the museum and their environments where the art is displayed for the public) and more and more towards creating and viewing my own works - 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

thoughts on learning and finding inspiration and the fountain of youth -


what I understand is that as man (all of society) develops his thinking then he is able to see more and more of what exists in the Universe - but until then there is so much more that exists than anyone can see yet - the difficulty sometimes is that often when people reach a certain level of knowledge they start to think that they know or understand everything that there is to know or understand and so they stop learning - they get bored and then they do things that become destructive to themselves - instead - since creating my art is the most advanced way of learning for me - I like to continue on creating my art and therefore learning by doing this - this is what I think happens when someone finds their passion - what they are inspired to do - what they want to work on all of the time - day and night and thus they become in a state of constant learning and there is never any reason to to stop or retire from this - since this more than anything is the essence of life - or even - the fountain of youth that so many people think that they would like to find - so it is not in retiring or laying back and doing nothing - but in finding that one activity that inspires you to want to do it all of the time - that gives you energy and that is meaningful to you - and that activity will give you the energy to go on and on and on and to never ever get bored - perhaps this makes sense to you - maybe not - but from my perspective - as a friend to you I certainly hope that you explore inside of yourself and find something that will inspire you that you will want to do all of the time and that will help you explore and learn every single day of your life - and when you do find this one thing that you will do it - constantly - and not worry about what everyone else is or is not doing - for when the time is right - they will become inspired by their own ideas and thoughts to find that which is what will help then go on and learn every single day

thoughts on the general overall condition of artists and art -


geez - I wonder if any of the accountants in the world or the bookkeepers or the doctors - lawyers - musicians - waiters - ever feel the need to critize and claim that one or the other can't do accounting or doctoring or sing or wait - no wait paint or create art or whatever there is a parallel - I remember this skater I think it was in the Olympics who had another skater injured because of the fierce competition and then someone told me the other day that they ballet dancers in the Bolshoi are beating up on the other ballet dancers - in fighting in the ballet because of -- competition - jealousies whatever - you want to be heard above the other person and personal assaults seem like the way to go or you feel that you know more than someone else and that there work does not measure up to what should be lived up to in order to call what we are talking about - art - perhaps some alien from outer space or some spiritual entity representing the Universal spirit collective will come down from the heavens and proclaim that no one - not one should - not Van Gogh or Rubens or Warhol or Valasquez or de Kooning or Pollock - or Haring or well not one person here on planet earth has come close to knowing let along producing what - REAL art is - then what will all of you do - sit there with your mouths open and gasp in wonder - the truth is that no one has yet to create the ultimate art - we are all - struggling to work towards something more perfect - something more real - something more beautiful (in some cases) or more truer or whatever it is that we are so inspired (through inspiration) to achieve - and through the struggle - the trials and errors - the rethinking - the questioning and the doubting that we have when we are creating our own work or thereafter when we are looking at the results of our efforts - there is only to learn by viewing other people's attempt at producing their work - where they have gone what they have done and what the results have been along with the reactions that the viewers have given others' work and how they have responded with the dollar or yen or rupple - it all seems to matter except when we get back to the canvas - the drawing pad - the computer screen - the wherever it is that we begin the adventure again or pick up and continue on for we are all headed no matter what the subject matter we are tackling or emanating or living - we are all headed into unexplored territory - always !

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How much of the Universe do we know about?


I would imagine that our knowledge of the Universe depends on how much development there has been in the human mind - as the human mind develops there becomes an increased ability for mankind to understand more and more of what exists and has existed in the Universe throughout time - only now human kind is becoming more and more capable of comprehending what exists - ……………………………………………. 11-25-2013HABCDEFGHIJK by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-25-2013HABCDEFGHIJK by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, December 15, 2013

regarding the use of hyperlinks in my entries in various discussions


OK - what I am watching and thinking about at this point in time here is a video with detailed geometric lines illustrating the structure that can be found in analyzing the Mona Lisa - I am not sure whether the geometry was used to create the painting or there was someone who was very interested in placing his geometric lines on a famous painting in order to prove that there is a geometric relationship in well painted art (at least during the period that the Mona Lisa was painted) - or was Da Vinci's way of things very geometrical because of the training that he might have had - or the way that he thinks - yes he seems to have invented a few things in his books but how would he have done in Steve Jobs' place when faced with the possibility of creating an iPad or an iPhone - in this instance in our relatively recent past Jobs did not make an linear improvement but made a quantum improvement of a 100 of 1000 fold - a geometrically improved advance in the technology - were they thinking on similar planes - was Da Vinci a relative Jobs in his time? what about the education that Jobs had - he was motivated to leave higher education because of the financial strain it would place on his adoptive parents but did choose one single course - typography - that radically changed the course of computers and their development - and then his education grew exponentially while working at Apple and Next and Pixar so that in each instance whatever he was doing and working with his knowledge and the developments that he encouraged grew exponentially - by utilizing different knowledge from different disciplines he created tools that have advanced society in a multitude of ways and which still are advancing the potential of society still every moment - but are the individuals that are living in this society as a whole - up to reaching any fraction of this potential that they have in their hands - at their finger tips and will the society advance in a positive direction - Jobs is known not to look at what is and ask what do people want - but to ask how will anyone know what they want unless we show them what they want - this entire discussion reminds me of people looking to be told where they should go as opposed to the individuals here telling the viewers of the world where to go with their thinking - where to explore - where to find the new corners of the Universe - how to advance - where to educate themselves and just how many new planes to experience - as to the links above - I cannot - would not dare to tell any of you to either click on them or what was there before you went forward and made the step yourself for discovery - of course there is a title to each of the videos - but the reality is - (and this I am conscious of every moment of every day) that no two people will see anything the same - especially the infinite images in a video - the thousands of concepts put forth in any interview either placed in the mind by the interviewers or by the person being interviewed and so much (from what I saw and can see) was answered that I simply put the video links there in response to questions that were being asked - that were being explored or to questionable statements that were being made about some of the different artist throughout history in some instances the artists right in the videos on the other side of the links actually explored their own personal definitions of art - which in addition to the other elements I have written about directly above - was definitely (from my perspective) an interesting element (their personal definitions of art which they were exploring or espousing) to add to this very conversation - it is because I see the hyperlink as such a great tool that it is able to bring in these outside elements if the viewer is at all interested in a conversation that they are in from the perspective of actually listening to what other's are saying as opposed to merely spouting out what it is that they have to say or to prove themselves more knowledgeable and superior in some odd sort of way that I use them in the way that I do - wishing in no way - generally to be so mechanical as to inject or force anyone to utilize what I have placed in the conversation while at the same time - giving the participant in such a conversation as this to explore - as I have done - the different avenues or highways or channels or universes that may be entered along the way of the on dimensional conversation - thus giving is a multidimensional structure - …………………………………………………………… 7-1-2013EABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXYZA by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-1-2013EABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXYZA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Social Media Just Tools?


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Some More Thoughts on Where I Am and Why I Am Creating More and More Art -


When I create art it seems to me that I either with a photograph or an abstract create a world or situation that does not quite exist in the every day normal world either for very long *(when I capture an interesting moment) or at all (when I create an abstract image that does not seem to resemble anything at all of the world that we are able to see - In this way I am able to either expand my existence to encompass the moment that I have capture in a photograph or to remain in a world that I saw within my mind and actually live there and very often create entire new universes within that inner world - These moments or new worlds, are for me, extremely enjoyable to live within and when I am in them there are many new and exciting thoughts and ideas that come to me that I can and will eventually bring to my reality - It is my hope that the sharing of these images may either touch some of the viewers in the same way or simply encourage them to do the same type of creating for themselves - And while it is true that I am extremely happy and entriqued with every one of the new worlds that I have created so far - there is absolutely no way that I want to stop exploring within for new and exciting places to be - 3-24-2009PABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian
3-24-2009PABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, November 4, 2013

more on what is art and is what I create Art -


OMG - I just thought of something - what happens if someone makes a purchase from me thinking that what I have created is a real work of art - and then wow the entire knowledgeable world comes and says to that person that what they have purchased is not real art - what should I do? what should they do? why did they think that what I was showing in my collection of art was really really really really art - should I try and change their mind? should I go forward and try and create art which fits everyone else's definition of what art is? should I take a ride on a motorcycle and look for Dr House and Wilson? or can I possibly continue on as I have been doing - creating the images that I absolutely love to create and have been creating for most of my entire life? The real question is what would you do - faced with the prospect that the entire world might consider what you love to do - if the entire world came out from their corners of the world and proclaimed now that you had finally sold something - that what you had sold was not really art? or would you run right back to this particular thread right here on LinkedIn (where I originally wrote this post) and try and convince all of the people of the world (and the few people here on this thread) that what you are creating ------- well - is art?

Friday, November 1, 2013

An Interesting Idea and taking it and making it work for Myself!


just last night a very sweet and gentle young lady from Japan now living in California sent me a message about how difficult times are for her in California now and how she was asking for donations in order to keep her beautiful art pure and without commercialization - I did not hesitate about donating some money since I had seen a great deal of her work which is most astounding - and then I began to think - in all honesty - my very own situation - if I do not make any sales soon at the prices that I have set - may actually become similar to her's and with the amount of art (over 175,000 images) that I have already placed on the Internet and about another 200,000 waiting on my computer to be uploaded - perhaps I could encourage people to make a slight donation even as small as $1.00 (or a much lager amount if they like) if they feel that there has been some value in their being able to view my art for free in my online galleries (I do not make prints or canvases to hang on walls of galleries or museums which in my mind makes my work even rarer than any limited editions since only if a person really really really likes a piece after they have looked and liked it so much that they are willing to pay the prices that I ask for) and so I went ahead and placed this concept in this new digital fundraising that my friend had utilized and sent to me so that perhaps times might be only slightly better for myself as well - here is what I was able to create: http://fnd.us/c/fdFga/sh/62B00d and perhaps you might have an idea how to share this with others who might be interested in viewing my art and may perhaps enjoy the experience well enough that they might be interested in contributing to my existed to go further on with my current project - http://www.kulesearch.com/kulebuzz972/THE-MOST-POWERFUL-IDEA-ON-THE-PLANET.html thank you! Sincerely, Walter

Sunday, October 27, 2013

what is art?


J. P. Getty - who was not only an avid collector of art but so much so that he created an entire museum: The Getty Museum which I am sure plays a great role in our society today as to what is perceived as art says this: " Like most serious collectors, I by no means consider the works of art I own as inanimate ornamental possessions. To me they are vital embodiments of their creators. They mirror the hopes and frustrations of those who created them-and the times and places in which they were created. Although the artist may be long dead, and even the civilizations in which they worked long since disintegrated, their art lives on."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tools


well - for me at least - life is a continual learning process - and learning about and connecting with new people is always always always part of that learning process - as a face to face networking process my "Doubling Project" far surpasses any other face to face forum (especially when it comes to fitting things into my own rigorous time schedule) while the tools that are available on Facebook Fan Pages as well as the LinkedIn System are continually improving - and it has been quite obvious to me during most of my life how different tools become alive and work differently for each individual using them - so if you are having success with the tools here on LinkedIn - I would say - great - but don't stop learning and of course experimenting - and if they are not working take some time and - learn how to let the tools do the work -what some of us - including myself - may want to do is to create or invent some even more powerful tools that will suit our different situations even more so than what already exists - but that of course demands a great deal of time and thought - …………………………………………… 2-14-2013ABC by Walter Paul Bebirian
2-14-2013ABC by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Story -


Ahhh – the story – well I am an artist – and how many times does the story of Van Gogh get told to so many artist to make them believe that they may perhaps be lucky if they get to sell one painting in their lifetimes only later to look back at earth from their spiritual existence after death and find that – well finally the world of high end art collectors has now not only finally valued what they have created but this world of art has jettisoned their creation’s prices way out into the stratosphere of astronomical prices very often way beyond the comprehension of so many everyday citizens understanding and still it is the truth that the value of these art works do not come close yet to what they finally will be worth – and so utilizing the tools and means of the different technologies that we have been given today I aim not ever to be an artist again (there was a time in my part life where I was always living on pennies) and to attempt to sell my work for some more of those pennies just to get enough in order to create my next art piece – but to take advantage of the tools of technology that I see that today’s world has given so many people and create as many images of art that I possibly can while I am alive and also to get paid a decent amount for any prints or canvases that people do order from my collection of art that has grown to over 175,000 in number till this point in time so far – and I know as well that I have just begun with what is inside of me to yet create – I thank God – Spirit – the Energy inside of me – every moment that I am alive that I do not get distracted by anything in this world – from accomplishing this activity of expression which is inside of me – and which I have set out to accomplish!!!! …………………………………….. 2-8-2013E by Walter Paul Bebirian
2-8-2013E by Walter Paul Bebirian

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stories About Growing My Business!


There are many stories that I can share with you about how my business has grown over the years and I am willing to share these stories with you but the main concept that I think might benefit you the most is that my focus has always been on what it is that I am doing at any particular moment in time - without that focus the work that I have been doing overall would not have benefited anyone - In other words - I must do at any given point in time - my best for each individual that I have right in front of me in order to be able to go on and serve anyone else - If I did not do my best for any particular individual - that "mistake" - "error" or "accident" would be haunting me throughout the rest of my days - In other words - where could I possibly go in order to hide from myself - cover up the mistake that I had done and shoved it all under the rug in order to be able to take a deep breathe and go on to the next assignment - It has not been that way - since each and every person has been the greatest opportunity staring me in the face and it has been my challenge to make sure that I have done my best to meet the needs of each of these individuals who have entrusted me with the challenge that they have been facing at that point in time - So, In that light of things - what is your specific challenge at this point in time - I will do my best - whatever it is to point you to what I have produced in order to guide you to find the path that will accelerate you in the direction and at the right speed for where it is that you want to go - But most of all I share with you the main philosophy that has allowed me to make such great quantum leaps in my own business growth: The slower you go the faster you get to where you want to be because if you are enjoying where you are you don't have to go anywhere! ………………………………………………… 7-6-2012GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXY by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-6-2012GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXY by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Embeding Facebook Fan Page Posts in a website or blog -


I have just discovered today that I am able to embed my individual posts in a website or a blog post so I just have to try this one and see hoe it works and then I will have to discover for myself what is the best way to utilize this ability:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

About thinking!!!!


I think and think and think and think and I enjoy this so very much that I never have to stop - in fact I think that thinking is the most exciting activity of human life!!! considering it is does happen to be what is unique about human being that set us apart from all other living beings - I mean think about it - thinking - can give you the ultimate pleasure feelings towards just about any activity that you are partaking in and then it can heal any wounds or hurt that you are suffering - it can give you ideas to improve and embellish just about any situation that you are in and most of all - in our society at least - it can most definitely direct you towards ways of making money - a very exciting and pleasurable concept for so many individuals - so go for it - think your way towards whatever life you desire and enjoy it during every step along your journey - for that thinking is your great power over everything else in the world and over your own destiny - think again and you are in heaven now my friend - just think - you don't have to ever die to get there - think - ………………………….. 11-29-2008BABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVW by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-29-2008BABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVW by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, September 16, 2013

Yes!!! - Let's Play Some Games!!!! Most Defiinitely!!!


yes let's play some games - however, I only play games that either I create or which people that I know personally have created a game and in which - when played all the participants playing the game have a chance to actually earn real money - currently - the game I am playing which will earn the most money for both myself and you is this one: http://bebirianartsales.blogspot.com the next most important game that I play was created by my friend's wife and her business partner from Australia: http://www.sokule.com/postit/Bebirian here is a little video where we were celebrating the first birthday of this little business that they created: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AGtPsNW8Qc and then there are a number of related to or similar other games that you or anyone you know can play as well: http://575488trillion.com/page21.html but the really fun part of these games is that you or an organization or a cause such as the welfare of cats or dogs or the eradication of breast cancer or even your family members can benefit from your winning at any one of these games especially the first one - since when you win with that project you win really big - starting at hundreds of thousands of dollars and going to perhaps millions of dollars all with the sale of one item - so I invite you and anyone that you know to either go for playing any one of these games by yourself or ---- if you would like - partner up with any of your friends from anywhere in the world and enjoy the company of your friends while you play the games - ……………………………………………………….. Walter :-) ……………………………………………………………… 11-22-2011EABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-22-2011EABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT by Walter Paul Bebirian

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Business and some really Random Musings -


well – from what I see in the business world – each and every business is unique in its own way of doing things – the way that it operates – how it goes about finding or capturing clients or customers and then how from that point it begins growing – and continues on in the face of all sorts of financial storms and hurricanes – not many business go on forever and the strengths and weaknesses of each are not always quite visible to the spectator public – even to the investor in whatever business we might be looking at – one very positive business that we might look at for a moment is Coca Cola – which many people utilize as an example when thinking and referring to branding – but there are developments – changes and nuances occurring each and every day in such a company as this – not always visible to the casual observer but happening never the less – take a look at their products: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/brands/all/ my point is that not one single product is developed – managed – marketed and sold by one single person – but a whole slew of people or teams and then the bottling and distribution for each of these brands are actually managed by various independent bottling companies: http://ccamatil.com/Pages/default.aspx http://www.cokeconsolidated.com http://www.cokecce.com in fact here is an official list currently introduced to the public by the Coca Cola company itself: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/bottler-web-sites now what is my point? well, none of us artist have enough years (at least most artists don’t) to build such an empire as Coke has done till this point in time, however – there are tools now available to each and every artist which can help them *(including myself now) to market their (my) art to individuals throughout the world who are interested in both viewing as well people who are interested in purchasing various art work – but – there might be some changes to both your and the potential customer’s thinking before such tools will be of any value to either side of the equation – what I mean is – that the delivery system for most businesses back when Coke was started was most of the time a horse and buggy – that went for Coke – Exxon *(Standard Oil): http://www.us-highways.com/sohist.htm – Heinz: http://www.heinz.com/our-company.aspx – Entenmann’s: http://www.entenmanns.com/au-ourHistory.cfm#.UfOO_BZ978s – Hershey’s : http://www.hersheys.com/our-story.aspx#/the-company and a little research will show that company’s like Coke are sometimes still mulling over their mistakes that they made 20 years ago: http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/new-coke-and-new-media-reimagining-the-infamous-product-launch-in-the-digital-era but what we have here is something to learn – lots to learn – there are videos galore about other artists and each of their varying careers as well as business efforts but – we also have a whole lot of tools to have our work even seen – let alone presented for sale to people from al over the globe in a fashion never before possible to any individual artist so it may be a prudent move to focus on utilizing these new tools since if we look back at the horse and buggy utilized by most of the companies mentioned above – within a few years of the invention or introduction of the motor car into the system of delivery – there were hardly any horse and buggies that were able to compete with this vast new way of distributing goods throughout the country on the ever growing highway system – and now we have the digital highway – vast – unpredictable in its bursting growth and able to penetrate countries throughout the world with little effort – do you want to limit yourself to a few viewers stopping by your booth at a local art fair? or even a gallery in Manhattan? things are rapidly changing - …………………………... 11-21-2012DABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUV by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-21-2012DABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUV by Walter Paul Bebirian
…………………………………….. well – I stressed above the delivery systems and how they have changed for the different companies that I have given the links to above but I also gave the link above to the different products that Coca Cola now has in place to offer its potential and ongoing customers so that they can find the products that best suit their needs at any point in time during their day – this is a tremendous challenge for any artist to undertake – but there is a way to go way beyond any artist before us has ever done – by using the tools – whether you are an oil painter – acrylic painter – pencil drawing or watercolorist – to be more productive with your business and that is to offer prints of your originals to the world as well – this was not available years ago – the best a person could do is make a limited number of prints before a plate they were utilizing became worn out and had to be destroyed limiting the number of good prints that could be produced for any image – but this restriction does not have to be followed any longer with the ability of digital files to be reproduced exactly and in high quality to produce a very pleasing product – but beyond that – for myself I work strictly in digital now -after working some 43 years with film and processing and different paint and drawing mediums – I will never go back because for me I have found the fantastic feeling in being able to take a ride in a modern day motorcar as opposed to riding the horse and buggy and having all there is to do to keep that horse fed and alive and living somewhere – but in addition *(my thoughts I think began to go off in different directions for a moment) I can and do create art ceaselessly without having to concern myself with whether or not I need to make a sale to go on and create the next work – there is a new paradigm and shift which I am not sure everyone reading this or who will read this can readily see – let’s just say that my main client in the moment and over time – is myself – and I am creating my own collection of art of which I am the main and biggest collector and so —- let me see – what does this mean – beyond eating and living somewhere there is not very much anyone can do with money besides make more of it or well you can have a collection of cars and boats but what the really super rich people do is collect art over time after they have *(in most cases — there are certain exceptions) accumulated and amassed their great fortunes – but now I have created and posses the great collection of my own art work and I am sharing it with anyone in the world who is willing to put the time into viewing what I have to offer and (here is my offering - "The Most Powerful Idea On The Planet") now that Facebook’s Zuckerberg has announced that he will begin a project to make the Internet available to some 5 billion people who cannot otherwise afford to have such a connection – now things will start to really begin to change for all of the artists who see this as an opportunity to share the art with the rest of the world – just some thoughts and let’s say some personal goals – set out by me – the beginning of what I am calling my “Infinity Project” following on the heals of my “Doubling Project” – this is the natural growth for me - …………………………………. 12-25-2012ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-25-2012ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQR by Walter Paul Bebirian

About the "Doubling Project" and its importance in my business -


well - here is the thing - I would imagine that although there seems to be many things that individuals all know about today - like SEO and blogging and well just about anything that some expert claims is the greatest new way about doing one thing or the other - but the one thing that I do and did from years ago before the Internet which brought me business back in 1976 and still does today that works better than anything else that I have found - is giving out my business cards with my "Doubling Project" because as I foresaw before the Internet (when I was being enticed to utilize magazine and newspaper ads) and after that when the Internet came along - there is nothing like a person having a business card (that stands out) that they hold in their hand and just simply refuse to let go of - and well that is (fortunately) what has happened with my business cards and with so many of the people who I have handed them out to - they have somehow (without me knowing or understanding exactly why) have been compelled to remember that card - place it in a very visible place in their own environments and then chosen to call me once the need for what I do has arisen in their own personal lives - I am extremely lucky and thankful that I had gotten the drive, motivation and inspiration to create such a card and the pure stamina to be able to continue on handing them out to people on a continuous basis - if there is nothing else that I can bring to this group ever - it is this that I share with you now that has done the most out of anything in the world that has kept me in business throughout the many years since I began my business in 1976 - and although I have never generated millions and billions of dollars - I have been very fortunate to be able to keep on doing this business exactly as I wish to conduct it - on a steady and peaceful pace and also to grow it by the addition of my art to the online arena and really taking this presentation to the world at large - this ability to share my art with people from all over the world is something that I had never dreamed of when I took my very first photograph back in 1958 and I have seen such quantum leaps in the ability to present and reach so many more people than I had ever imagined - that I never want to leave this world if only for the excitement to be here and see just what will be the next wonderful development that will always turn up around the next corner - …………………………………………………………… 11-16-2012DABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-16-2012DABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT by Walter Paul Bebirian

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Answer to - Sabrina Gibson's Question - How do you add value to a GROUP? How would you define Value?


In the Facebook Group: Grow your business with Social Networking The Group Founder and Leader Sabrina Gibson posed this question How do you add value to a GROUP? How would you define Value? and I simply answered this way: well - adding value to any group of people in general would be that I share with the individuals in the group either some information that they all can utilize or some tools that would help each and every person - how much value each and every individual would gain or benefit from whatever I have to add to the group would, however, depend on the efforts, creativity, time and thought put into each addition that I present to the group by each individual themselves - for example - for my answer here if I simply stopped above with the answer that I gave above and did not go further with the details after "well - adding value to any group of people in general would be that I share with the individuals in the group either some information that they all can utilize or some tools that would help each and every person" - and did not emphasize that it still remains up to each and every individual to place the added words "how much value each and every individual would gain or benefit from whatever I have to add to the group would, however, depend on the efforts, creativity, time and thought put into each addition that I present to the group by each individual themselves" then I would actually be short changing everyone here without this qualifier and emphases that I am attempting to motivate everyone here towards increasing their participation with what activities are going on here - why? first I know as a group leader Sabrina Gibson has both knowledge and expertise that she has to offer - second it takes time to think of these types of questions and to word them in such a manner that they are both comprehensible and workable into just about anyone's business - but also - I know as an individual person (which we all here fit into this category) I must have something unique - so special perspective - knowledge and ideas which at least for myself and perhaps for some other members of the group here will make my interpretations and explanation to the entire group have some meaning - like an added ingredients to a cake mix or special amount of one of the ingredients to the spices of a meat or vegetable dish - so I am searching for ways in this answer to give my own unique perspective and ingredient - now of - this seems like too long an answer and annoying to the other members of the group - it may be possible that those members are not willing to put into this group the effort necessary to understand what I am saying and the also may not be willing to put this much effort into even give their own answer - now I am a little surprised that with groups in general many members may be part of a group but (and especially in such a valuable group as this) many people do not seem to be interested in actually participating in some of the exercises that Sabrina happens to put forth and therefore the value of the entire group begins to suffer from lack of interest - and although each and every individual here must be extremely busy attempting to run their own business and earn as much money as possible - it is a fact that success for each and every one of the members here cannot be based on money alone - there must be some other motivating factor behind your efforts and mine besides simply making money - some cause that you find compelling and that keeps you motivated day and night to keep on working as hard and as smart as possible to put every single ounce of your energy into the details and different elements of your business in order to make it run to your satisfaction - this is the case for the entire silicon valley which eventually gave us this tool that I am utilizing at this very moment to communicate with all of you - the motivation was to protect our country - the United States of America from attach - and therein lies the rub - because without this main focus non of what we have in our world today in the way of advanced technology would have ever been designed and created in such an advanced and magnificent way - and without such a motivation within the minds of each and every one of us here participating in this group - there will be some element in our mix - our cake or dinner mix or our souls as we continue on with our work that will be seriously missing from the entire picture - and so it is that element or elements that I search for daily to not only add to my own mix but also to the mix of everyone else on the planet who is willing to take the time and see for themselves what I have to offer as an individual! ………………………………………………………………………… 9-9-2013FABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-9-2013FABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, September 9, 2013

Where are they?


Well it certainly looks from the absence of any posts on this blog in what seems quite a while that there have been no random thoughts in my mind but the truth is quite the contrary which means that I have either not been interested in writing them down because they have been so captivating or that there have been so many of them that I have not had the time or the focus to even begin to think about which ones to actually write down here - I will say this though - that the truth of the matter lies somewhere in between both answers - and that is all that I can say as I poke my head out for a breather right now - and I dare say - if this is the case with me - then something similar may also have been true going on with Van Gogh in his letters where we are privileged only to gain access to mere glimpses of what the man was thinking as opposed to a complete dialog of internal muses thoughts - intentions - doubts - feeling and so much more that goes into any human life: ………………………………………. Van Gogh Letters ………………………………………………………… 4-5-2009FABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXYZA by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-5-2009FABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXYZA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How Many Images That I Have -


Well - here is an interesting comment that someone made to me in a return e-mail - now how did he put it? - well I don't remember exactly - but something like - why do I have so many images? do I expect him to look at all of these images? well - you know - the museum or Flickr - or just about any art site has tons of images as well - of course no one is supposed to look at all of the art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or in MOMA all at once - most of the people that I see going into MOMA - well they get to see perhaps 1/2 hours worth or maybe 2 hours worth of art looking and they sit down and eat or enjoy the sculpture garden during the rest of their time in the museum - so why ask me why do I have so many images - kind of like I committed a crime or something - anyway I wrote back telling him to read the article that my friend Beth wrote - that perhaps that might help him understand something - Here's Beth's Article: The Bebirian Art Collection Over 169,00 digital works by one artist, Walter Paul Bebirian OK - so now you know as well that you don't (nor does anyone) have to look at the entire collection all at once in one sitting - But what do I suggest? Perhaps you might view one gallery at a time - like one a day or one a week - one a day will take you about 280 days - less than a year and one a week - well that will take a few years - but do whatever feels comfortable for you - and just enjoy! :-) …………………………………………….. 7-21-2013CABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-21-2013CABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Galleries - Artists and Their Relationships!


perhaps we can look at this from a different perspective - it is possible that there are many different skill levels of people who are about to read the comments in this thread - so from that perspective I would suggest that since we are presumably all creative individuals partaking in the discussion here - that each person choose the time period of initial contact - what is said as well as the periods between further contacting a gallery based on their own personal feelings since in reality each individual is CREATING this relationship which you are developing with the gallery and the individuals who are employed or who own this gallery - if this answer for whatever reason sounds unreasonable or you are uncomfortable with simply going with your gut or as the spirit moves -(let's say) then perhaps you would be better spending your time at this moment in time - creating your art and then when you are ready to develop relations with galleries - then you will simply know - based on when you are feeling that it is the right time - when to approach a gallery as well as which gallery you are ready to approach - I say this because I have read so many different posts here on linked in on so many different threads about people having bad experiences with one gallery or another - and it may simply be that both the artists were not ready as well as their perceptions about a particular gallery that they decided to engage in a relationship with were not quite right as well - just my perceptions - it is also clear that with the ability to place your work online will allow you as an artist (if you so choose) to delve into creating art and developing your skills to a point where if a gallery that you are interested in sees your work - and if you are interested and feel that the gallery is one which you would like to have represent your work to the off and online public then you will have a mutual interest in each other instead of an off balance relationship where one or the other is chasing the other side of the relationship - ……………………………………………………… 3-14-2013GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT by Walter Paul Bebirian
3-14-2013GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Where I AM


For a while it has been puzzling me as to where I AM or where I AM going - and then I realized that I AM lost and then I became relieved because during most of my life I have been lost while traveling and since I have learned to be comfortable while being lost - I began to relax and enjoy where it is that I AM while I AM lost and now I AM happier than before since I have learned that once I realize that I AM lost and begin to enjoy this state of being - I always find where it is that I AM going - without ever having to try - ………………………………. 7-2-2013DABCDEFGHIJKLMN by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-2-2013DABCDEFGHIJKLMN by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Important point on Investing -


well - here is something I think is a very important point - which is not only extremely relevant to social media marketing - as that was the topic that I was responding to when I wrote it - but when I listen carefully to Warren Buffet's message about Benjamin Graham - the man he considers to be his mentor and greatest teacher and read the chapter 8 which Warren Buffett mentions as the most important chapter in Grahams book entitled "The Intelligent Investor" the same element which I note as what is missing in social media marketing also is the number one element which must be dealt with in investing (which may or may not be dealt with by many people in business during their careers) and that is the difficulty tending to want to do something at all times in order to effect results whereas the more practical thing to do is to become more engrossed in doing some other task or project which may or may not be related to the business adventure or in the case of investing - may or may not be related to the investor's processes as well - In Warren Buffett's case - his involvement with reading more and more about companies and their financial statements only help him to understand the businesses that he is investing in and perhaps some others that he may be investing in the future - but it is imperative during all of this process that he (as well as the business person) refrains from merely trading in Warren Buffet's case just because he has the energy as well as time to do so but that he does his best at only doing a limited number of trades or purchasing of companies that make the most sense and fit in with his overall plan - ……………………………….. 9-25-2012BA by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-25-2012BA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Reminder -


This morning I am reminded of a very important point - and that is that one cannot listen to a set of headphones and hear anything unless the headphones are plugged into something that will make them work! ………………………. 4-5-2013BABC by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-5-2013BABC by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Use of Digital Media and Glicee Prints for Art!


quite a few years ago I became aware f the fact that some people use one part of a vegetable and other people throw that part out that the first people are using and eat the part that other people are throwing out - so I believe that all of this ---- hold your breathe ------does not matter - I will from now on always work with pure energy ----- the stuff that the Universe is made of in it's basic down the the bare substance and will never ever work with oils paint - acrylic or even colored pencil any more - I will not however - knock anyone for utilizing whatever materials that they wish to or deem necessary to express themselves and their ideas with - and that is where I disagree with many of the comments that have been made here - and that will most probably post after this particular comment - it is not for anyone to criticize another as to what materials that they use to do their expressing themselves with - imagine the fine artists of the time that Munch created the "Scream" claiming that crayons were not a proper fine art material or in fact that making prints of the image was improper - this would definitely leave the world without what valuable images that we have to view today - Of course anyone can criticize another - but can you do as well with the materials and processes that you are criticizing for not being genuine fine art materials - can you spend enough hours-days-weeks-months and years as well as decades working with these materials in order to be able to express yourself as well with these as with any other materials available - and then if you have accomplished such proficiency and learned to create art by this means - would you stand for someone who has not done the same coming along and claiming that the materials that you have been working with - are somehow not valid - of course not - it just does not make sense and as time goes on - things will change whether the purist oil painters accept this or not - and as the use of the newer materials continues more and more ways of utilizing them to express whatever it is that needs to be expressed will reveal themselves - 4-3-2013A by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-3-2013A by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Do you know what’s missing in your social media strategy? - my Answer!


A friend asked me a question via e-mail today which makes it all clear to me - A strategy in Social Media Marketing should never include measuring or looking at whether or not you are making sales - The Opportunities here and on Facebook or Pinterest offers us the ability to let people know about ourselves - our products and our businesses - these opportunities do not offer us an opportunity to push or sell or whatever it is that people think selling their products is about - When and of people find out about you - your products and your services and your business and when and if they are ready to purchase something that they are interested in and when they have the money enough to do so - they will make a purchase or buy what it is that they really want - this is a great opportunity to not have to sell anything to anyone and by relieving yourself and everyone else from this pressure - it offers the people of the world the opportunity to buy when - what and if they are ready and can afford what it is that they want to buy -so I would venture to guess in many people's cases - Patience might be the only element that might perhaps be missing - go and enjoy life and everything else will definitely fall into place - …………………………………………………………………………. 6-3-2011A by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-3-2011A by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Someone Who Will Be Great!


Someone who will be great will look to serve everyone - and although not everyone will listen or take heed of what they say they will be great because of the opportunity and chance that they offer to everyone - 6-20-2013GABC by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-20-2013GABC by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Evolution


Evolution There is always another way of doing something...and doing it better ……………………………… 11-16-2012FABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXY by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-16-2012FABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWXY by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, June 7, 2013

Staying on Top -


The only way to stay on top of the World is to remain constantly ahead of the World - and the only way to stay ahead of the World is to keep a clear vision of the past the present and the future all at the same time - ……………………………………………………………….. 10-29-2012G by Walter Paul Bebirian
10-29-2012G by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, June 3, 2013

Change is Always here -


freedom - a massive number of people - great ability to fluidly exchange ideas across great distances as well as many thousands of neighbors who you might not otherwise previously communicate with all go into what is created and what is it that people are exposed to and respond to - if there is a divide between what you think is worthwhile and what is being sold in galleries - do not despair there are great changes coming ahead and what you are most probably witnessing is a last hoorah - a great effort to hold onto the recent past and a resistance to change which will always be with us - but which change always wins out over everything - always - …………………………………………………… 1-14-2013B by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-14-2013B by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, May 31, 2013

What has Meaning and therefore Value?


Anything has meaning - anything - that an individual gives meaning to - so if it is a refrigerator - or a jalapeno pepper that a person attributes meaning to or a medicine cabinet or a dead shark or a bunch of flies on the head of a dead cow - well then that has meaning- first to them and then it is for others to first give these items meaning and then acknowledge the meaning in these items as well - and then there you have it - the creation of an object of art - plain and simple - try it with a piano or a wooden spoon - it can work just as well - if and when a person with enough money is willing to put that money down in order to purchase that wooden spoon and then enough editors and critics become willing to write about the phenomenon that you made or declared the wooden spoon - found object a piece of art and that so and so decided that it was worth every bit of money that it took for him or her to win the item at auction or purchase it from you or a gallery somewhere in the great expanse of the Universe? Don't believe me? well then your life - your time and your efforts can go on forever wondering and pondering on all the questions of the Universe while others will continue on to make the rules and dictate what is what - and for you that has meaning!!! ……………………………………………. 7-8-2012G by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-8-2012G by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Art Market vs The Stock Market


It is very interesting that the art market and auctions are continuously compared to the stock market while the two "markets" are totally unrelated entities and work on two totally different principles - ……………………………………………………….. 1-15-2013F by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-15-2013F by Walter Paul Bebirian

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My thought to Ben Lewis - Art Critic after viewing some of his videos on the High Prices of Art


I am wondering if the art critic world is opposed to business people dealing with art in the way that they know how - which is the way business people deal with things - for example I have watched over and over your interview with Mugrabi Jose - and how he describes his interest in Jackies and for some reason I don't seem to understand the concept that his propping up a market for something that he collects as something unusual for a business man to aspire to and accomplish if he has the money to do it - I also am wondering if the interview with Alberto Mugrabi and Aby Rosen - when you do this is there a discussion before hand of what you will cover during the interview? let's say I was to walk into your home - you are a collector of stamps or whatever because you like them - and then I tell you that I don't think you should collect too many from one country or another because their stamps are like cheese sandwiches *(which I actually am not sure what that means) - well of course if you value something and I don't or my opinion is that it is not worth what you paid for it - that may be the case but for whatever reason if you are a collector of whatever you value that on your own scale - I think that art - today's as well as yesterday's is worth much more than anyone has paid for any of it so far - that is my opinion and that is why I have spent my life creating it - but things are changing now because of technology and I own all of my entire collection of art that I have produced so far and if someone wants to buy a print or canvas they will have to pay the price - no longer does an artist (if they so choose) need to sell his last painting in order to afford to continue on to create - ………………………………………………….. 10-13-2012N by Walter Paul Bebirian
10-13-2012N by Walter Paul Bebirian

Saturday, May 25, 2013

What is Happening right in from of our eyes!


I think that both the Internet as well as the tools created in Social Media Marketing Platforms mean - encourage - facilitate and bring forth both Opportunities and great Potential for the Opportunities to flourish - and as these Opportunities flourish the Potential for even more Opportunities increases and expands exponentially - ……………………………………………….. 11-10-2012AB by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-10-2012AB by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, May 24, 2013

What I am looking for -


Most of the time - what I am looking for is right in front of me - but I do not always see it right away - it may be because I cannot believe that it is right there where I am looking and think that I have to search through much more than I actually do - or it may be because my thinking has me looking for what it is that I want in a different form than it exists in my environment - in either case if I go slowly and think to myself that there must be an answer and that what I am looking for must be right here somewhere - then I can usually and happily find it - ……………………………….. MONEY by Walter Paul Bebirian
MONEY by Walter Paul Bebirian

Infinite Generation and Potential


I am in Infinite Generation and therefore my Potential is Unlimited - ………………………………………….. 12-24-2012E by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-24-2012E by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thoughts on the business side of art and the high end sales prices -


well - if you are creative - then why not create the market - the desire the absolute craving for your art in the art buying collectors - so that they have to buy your work and pay what you want them to pay for it - the fact is that you own your work - until or unless you give it away for less than you want for it - if no one will pay for it - or can afford it at this point in time - then wait until they can - and then let them buy it - I remember someone wanting to buy a leather motorcycle jacket off my back when I was in college - and I actually began to take it off - the price was OK - but it was going to be a bit colder that night after class and so I thought about it - and told him I couldn't because I needed that jacket for later on that night - then I sold it to someone else who insisted on purchasing it at another time for even more money - how can you stop people from buying it when you want more money? simply don't sell it - and then figure out how much you really want for it - (hopefully not based on need of money on your part) and then sell it with no regrets - I certainly got my money's worth out of the leather jacket especially since I got it for nothing as a gift - second hand for that matter as well - it was used - and beat up and whatever - a real work of art - :-) ………………………………………………. 5-22-2013WABCDEFGHIJKLMNO by Walter Paul Bebirian
5-22-2013WABCDEFGHIJKLMNO by Walter Paul Bebirian

There is not an end to Creating!


Although there is a stop to my uploading of images to my galleries every time *(and there have been many over the years) there has been a technical problem that makes it impossible to add any images to my galleries - I still keep on creating and even at a faster pace than when I am working within the speed of the internet and the Imagekind website for my images to be uploaded - the full force of what I can do has never been matched or been kept up with by any website and I am not sure that it will be since I can create new images within a split second while there are always a great number of these split seconds needed to upload any particular image file - I must admit though that the ability for people from around the world to see anything that I create in such a fast manner after I have created it is still quite amazing from the technology and where we were at over 55 years ago when I first begin working with images - I can only imagine how much better things will be getting with the more improvements that will be made as time goes on - ………………………………… 9-7-2012CABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-7-2012CABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian

Everything can be improved upon~


No matter what has been created in the past - steel - food - art anything that has been created by the human mind and then made into reality is able to be improved upon and that is something that will just happen over time - movies will be remade - steel will be made stronger and new technologies will be developed to do more and more amazing things - and along with all of these improvements art will be remade to give a different perspective or a clearer picture or just some viewpoint that will bring a certain point into clearer focus - it all just happens over time in our world and is part of the progression of human development - …………………………………….. 4-8-2013BA by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-8-2013BA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A brief note to Beth Waldman after today's conversation -


Hi Beth - Since I mentioned this during our conversation today - I thought that it might help to remember what it is that I was thinking - My Response to a discussion of the "Higher Prices" of Art Of course there are many people who will think that their art -or my art or anyone else's art that they know and have seen and that is of a contemporary nature is not the same as a Pollack or a Picasso or a Warhol - and then again - who is to say how other people will perceive what it is that is being presented to them - if you have even a little bit of imagination - you can perhaps see any one of my images being sold at auction for much higher prices than they are selling from my site for - why - how - wherefore? - there are many potential factors that might encourage such perception even maybe this latest technical mishap with Imagekind and their technical issues - are these 105,000 images lost to the public forever - will I ever be able to upload them again any time soon? these types of incidents may perhaps leave many questions and thoughts in people's minds about any image especially if they happen to love that particular image and even a slight chance of them not being able to view it again exists - How precious our moments on the phone were today - such a conversation is not something that I have every day or perhaps will ever have ever again - Walter ……………………………………………. 10-29-2009YABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVW by Walter Paul Bebirian
10-29-2009YABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVW by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, May 20, 2013

My response to a discussion of the "Higher Prices" of Art


This morning - in response to a comment about this particular article about a recent art auction: Christie’s Contemporary Art Auction Sets Record at $495 Million the comment that was made along with the posting of this article was: "I am always a little surprised when I read this type of news. It seems there is a disconnect between the high end and the 'rest' of the art market. So, I thought I would ask you how your art / design sales are doing" and my comment which is actually an expression of my feelings in this area of thought is the first time that I have been able to put my feelings into words in such a manner - here is what I responded with: I see the entire process from a different perspective - the way that I look at it - I own my entire collection and if someone wants to buy - purchase - own something from it they simply have to pay the price - in reality - the works that are being sold are in a rather low price range compared to where things will be going in the future - this is always just a matter of time - and how things continue on up as the art that is being dealt with becomes rarer and rarer and thus that much less available to the number of individuals interested and able to afford what is being bid on - (which is at the same time increasing in both numbers as well as buying power) - ………………………………………………… - 4-29-2050KA by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-29-2050KA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, May 19, 2013

SECRETS - Secrets - secrets


There are no secrets - only thoughts - ideas - facts - and other information pertinence to what you are interested in and want to know that other people want you to think are secrets and that they have the answers to - these thoughts - ideas - facts and other information are presented either as secrets and either given to the readers of them as free bonuses or entire elaborate stories - essays and different means of exacting a price for the person who - want to know - instead you within yourself have even better answers - insights and information that others are attempting to sell to you and so it would be a much better idea to hold onto your money and place your valuable thoughts - ideas - facts and other information pertinent to what others are interested in and want to know in the form of secrets to that you - in this world of the information age - can - if you so wish - benefit from that which you have - ………………………… 11-13-2012EABCDEFGHIJKLMN by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-13-2012EABCDEFGHIJKLMN by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, May 16, 2013

How and Why Does the Internet Effect My Behavior?


The Internet is like a giant mass audience - but unlike many other audiences there is no one direction at any point in time that the audience is facing and listening to or reacting with - well then perhaps I might look at the Internet instead as an audience at a fairground where there is a country fair going on - where there is instead a crowd and some of the people are at some booths and others are at other booths and they are all kind of shuffling from one booth to another - and well - because of what it is that is at each booth - some booths are very crowded at different times of the day and others may never get many visitors at all - and sometimes some of the booth owners or people manning the booths can leave where they are and become one of the crowd shuffling past all the other booths and likewise some individuals from the crowd may become people manning the booths in place of the other people who have left - that is pretty much an overall simple version of how I see it - so how the Internet effects me at any time of the day depends on whether I am a crowd member there to view and interact with the people manning the booths or I focus on my own booth or another person's booth as a person there to help serve the visitors as a person manning a booth - or perhaps a number of booths - oh and sometimes I might just be sort of a journalist writing about something that I saw at the country fair - ………………………………………… 12-14-2012FA by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-14-2012FA by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How and why can I forget so well? -


A friend of mine - Krista Goon - wrote me a response to a request today and I am not sure what it was that I had originally written to her so I place it here to help me remember at least her kind and generous response: If you have sold your work, you must know the types of buyers most interested in your artwork. Where are these buyers congregating? Where are most likely to be found at (online and offline)? What compelling message can you craft to attract them? How can you find more of them? What conversations are they having? Why do they collect artwork? Why do they want to buy art? Art is often about the backstory. What's the backstory that you can share with your followers? Why do you do the work you do? Who's the best artist in your category or whom do you aspire to be? Model what he or she is doing. That could be one way to market your work. High prices are good but only if your buyers can be persuaded to see the value of your art. What makes your art different and unique? These are questions to set you off on a thinking path and really looking into what your product is and why someone would want to spend money to buy your product or art. Your pageviews might have dropped because your art was a curiosity of sorts for people. They might've visited your site to see what exactly makes your art priced at a premium. I have a suggestion for you. Search for this series of podcasts called "I Love Marketing" from iTunes. They're free. Start from episode 1. They have about 100+ episodes and I find them very good in terms of marketing advice. Practical, do-able marketing stuff. ………………………. 3-14-2010DABCDEFGHI by Walter Paul Bebirian
3-14-2010DABCDEFGHI by Walter Paul Bebirian
…………………… and then comes my response: thank you Krista - this is a post I made just yesterday in reference to an article which gave me a good insight into my own thinking - (although I have forgotten most of the points) there is a tendency for me to forget most thinking that I have along the way in creating and even in clients as well - a lady came to me yesterday (who claims that I did work for her some 15 years ago) who I do not remember but only vaguely -- but as I began working together with her - the occurrence of her being at my studio came back only so slightly : http://waltersrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-thoughts-on-art-of-hunt.html I am afraid that if I do any sort of reading as you suggest that I will most probably forget since the books that I have read just yesterday or a week before are pretty much wiped away now as well - Walter ……………………………… 3-1-2013FABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian
3-1-2013FABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian
…………………………………….. and although I understand the great value of what Krista is saying to me and how it might just help from a certain perspective if I would just answer the questions that she asks and do as she has suggested - I am also reminded of the unprecedented events taking place in the art markets every single day and the need to keep a forward looking view point towards an ever changing future that allows me or aids me or even forces me to forget that which has happened in the past - just as occurs in our stock market moves every single day - there is always a bigger wave and a stronger undertow afoot - : http://news.yahoo.com/richter-painting-breaks-record-living-artist-n-y-035208194.html ………………………………… 7-19-2012BABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-19-2012BABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My thoughts on "The Art of The Hunt"


Really Early this morning I came across a post in a discussion of LinkedIn that was about an article called - The Art of The Hunt - after reading it and the discussion that followed I realized that I have the largest art collection possible ever and that I do not have to hunt for the pieces in my collection - I simply have to sit down and create them! ………………………………………… 3-20-2010YABCDEFGHIJKLM by Walter Paul Bebirian
3-20-2010YABCDEFGHIJKLM by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, May 13, 2013

Exchange of Ideas - An Idea


If I give you and idea and you do the same with me - then we will both have two ideas - but instead if I take even just one of my ideas and make it a reality then I will really have something real to share with you! ………………………………………………………………………………………. 10-19-2012A by Walter Paul Bebirian
10-19-2012A by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Look from afar at what this technology has created -


When I step back for a moment and take a long look at what is happening with the enticements that google and social media are doing to the individuals in the world at large - I see an whole lot of distractions from actually doing the work that I am made to do - Instead of focusing on creating my work - which is what I am very proficient at - I am encourage to get involved with SEO and enticing people to view my art with different mental exercises to seek connections in their minds with other people's activity and looking towards making these connections in their own lives by association - this is all getting very ridiculous and unless there is some sense being made to me very soon I will drop out of this entire game altogether soon - and just let the clicks land where they may - if you or any of your friends need to be enticed to view my work with some tricks that I would create with the Internet and search engines and associations or me claiming to be some expert in one thing or another so that that would inspire you to view my images - forget it - I am simply at this point in time and artist - and I might add a very prolific one and I certainly don't intend to become or let me self become distracted by things that have nothing to do with my creating of my art - that is certainly something that I can always delegate to other people who may be very interested and enthusiastic about those activities - ……………………………………………………. 4-22-2013LABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-22-2013LABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

my answer to the question - Is Social Media Advertising or PR?


Social Media does not have one or the other functions - in life or in business - How it is utilized - what results are gotten and how each and every individual or company utilizing the tools within each different Social Media platform perceives what they and everyone else is doing changes from one moment to the next - the entire process when looked at from afar is much more complicated that designating it to one task or another - from this point on there might be an entire discussion based on what I have said here - but that might not happen if enough people from enough different backgrounds do not participate in such a discussion as this - if the discussion is limited to individuals who are from either an advertising or pr background then yes - the choice will be answered from one or two of those two background with perhaps a few variable perspectives - but what if we have a dancer or a musician or a novelist - poet or journalist - each with a different perspective on life in general or even a number of journalists - we might discover a different point of view coming from each one of those journalists - so the question is asking about social media marketing - does a person simply getting on LinkedIn and telling others about their adventure yesterday in the streets of New York and how they received a free sample of one chocolate candy as opposed to another and how much they like it perhaps produce the results better than a specifically created ad to accomplish the same results? or does telling a long and drawn out story how one lady went to the Saint Patrick's gift store next to the Church on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and purchased a Statue of a Saint to send to her sister-in-law in another state and the story of the resulting healing as a result of praying to that very statue every day ---- constitute PR for people to be getting more in touch with their religious roots - begin attending religious services more often and even maybe perhaps encourage them subconsciously to look into the possible healing qualities of praying to one saint or the other each with their own designated task to work healing in any specific area - …………………………………. 5-6-2013ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian
5-6-2013ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian