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."
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
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