Monday, March 18, 2013

An Art Gallery in Each Person's Home!!!


The galleries that you are in today are not only your website - take this a step further - your gallery is in each and everyone's home who is able to see your work on their own personal or business computer - once your work - any image is showing up on a person'a screen - that is the display - they are viewing your art right there in their own comfortable space at their convenience and at hours that suit them - the next step is to order - well the site that my art is on - Imagekind offers a 30 day money back guarantee - so a person can simply click and choose which paper type or canvas and size that they would like pay and have the print shipped to them - view it in their home and well if it meets their expectations the sale is made - I have seen the same type of offer made by galleries now - only this can be done with a print made especially for the client to their own specifications and they become part of the creation of the print that they then own - The Bebirian Art Collection …………………………………………………… 10-29-2009YABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian
10-29-2009YABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Low Cost Continuously Available Personalized Art Exhibit For You!!!


my art collection is accessible from any smart phone or smart tablet with this specially designed app: Link to Get my Special Phone and Tablet App and I continuously show - wherever I am - and whoever I am talking with - a sampling of my collection of images on my iPone or iPad - I am most certainly ready - and am keeping the expenses and efforts needed to conduct this personalized showing to whoever is interested in viewing it - down to a bare minimum and extremely low cost - …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9-6-2012F by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-6-2012F by Walter Paul Bebirian

My Response to and Article: Advice on Getting Advice Part 3


This is my response to this article: Advice on Getting Advice Part 3 written for artists to encourage then to work on marketing their art: first of all - what came to mind when I read of the horse and it's actions was a beginning passage in the book - "Emotional Intelligence" where a man is described as having a pick accidentally go through is brain and other than his personality change where he not longer could control his emotions - (read temper) there no other signs indicating that his accident had changed him in any other way - *(read - he was still alive and pretty much normal besides his emotional change) - this is my guess as to what happened with that horse - in which case unless the lady trying to find a cure was aware of this type of effect of the brain damage done at birth to this animal - I could completely understand her attempts at trying to get the horse to change it's behavior - . As far as marketing is concerned - I have been in the business world for a looooong time - and understand that the best course to take with any business venture is to delegate the tasks that can be delegated to others - and as far as I can tell it is the artists joy - pleasure - responsibility and challenge to focus only on creating art - especially in today's environment with the many new tools to do so being available and to do a minimum of planning the website - blog - newsletter and other inclusions of work in the various online environments and allow the art to a certain extent sell itself as well as delegate any greater efforts beyond the basic setups that I mentioned above to people individuals or companies that are focused on those types of activities and efforts - that is my thinking - and what I can tell you is that to date - I have well over 7,338,459 images views of the images in The Bebirian Art Collection and will gradually and continuously do my part in encourage and enlisting other people to focus on marketing my art images while I focus constantly and consistently on creating more and more images and placing them in the collection galleries - While this may seem contrary to what the article has explained and encouraged I can assure you that I have placed a great deal of effort and continue to do so in the direction of marketing by continuing on with my "Doubling Project": The Doubling Project my blogs: List of my blogs with links and my marketing tools: Marketing Tools Page on my Main Website while also constantly utilizing the tools presented with these business opportunities: Business Opportunities Page on my Main Website as well as utilizing opportunities to communicate with others about my art in venues such as this "celebrity" interview: C-Shop Interview - Walter Paul Bebirian & Janell Snowden with Robin and Vonabel Sherman of Home Shopping Network my term delegation refers to my use if the services of people like Peter Olsen here: Watch out for Peter Olsen as well as the writing of various articles such as these: The Richest Man in the World Ever! The Ultimate Source of Renewable Energy! The Most Powerful Idea on the Planet! as well as utilizing the delegating powers of having an affiliate program associated with the site that my art galleries are hosted on: The Share-A-Sale Affiliate program for The Imagekind Art Site I guess it would be alright to add the Facebook Fan Page for The Bebirian Art Collection to this list as well One thing is interesting - and that is that unless I continue to find even more outlets and ways of sharing my art and introducing it to the populations (read both present and futures) of the world I will not have felt that I have even begun to touch the surface as to the great potential of marketing possibilities open to us as artists today - thank you! Walter ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12-16-2012K by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-16-2012K by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, March 1, 2013

What to do About Money?


The funny thing about money is that it seems like there is always a question -- no matter who I hear talk about it and no matter how carefully and with how much intensity and concentration I think about it there never seems to be a clear cut answer as to how to use it - or what to do with it - There are the many choices for anyone to consider at any moment in time - To earn it - To save it To hold it To collect it To Spend it To Invest it and I believe there are various other ways to utilize it as well - Does this one rather limited but diverse tool really come with no instruction book --- and it does in some way demand quite a bit of attention so that anything or most anything happening with it in the general sense is rather a distraction of sorts because it somehow takes our focus off of other uses for it as well as all of the other things going on in life when we seem to find it a challenge what to do as far as money is concerned in any of the categories listed above - For me - I see it as a constant thinking process that I am involved in - as to just how to allocate my energies and I am certainly interested in whether or not this type of thinking is what goes on in other people's lives - ……………………………………………………… 1-26-2012N by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-26-2012N by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, February 28, 2013

For a Blissful Life!


It is always very nice and comforting and reassuring and well just plain wonderful when someone writes about something that takes the pressure off of how one must do this or that and just gives you the permission to do things the way that you want to - In fact all of life would be best enjoyed just as Joseph Campbell's title of his series - follow your bliss - implies - just follow your bliss and of course your life will be blissful - :-) ……………………………………………………………………. 12-7-2012HABCDEFGHIJKLMN by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-7-2012HABCDEFGHIJKLMN by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, February 25, 2013

Traffic - Websites - Conventional Stores and Different Ideas!


Every since the beginning of Individuals and Businesses building websites on the World Wide Web or Internet *(I am not exactly sure if these two are one in the same but that may be irrelevant at this moment for this thought) there have been a great number of other people and businesses have been focused on and attempting to cash in on getting the Individuals and Businesses first mentioned to secure - increase and focus on getting traffic (read hits or viewers or whatever else one wishes to refer visitors to any website) but it is my feeling that the traffic to any website obtain with whatever trickery or attraction that a website owner may utilize or anyone hired by a website owner may use is definitely not as important as how relevant the website is to potential customer's or client's or visitor's interests or what they are desiring to find at any moment in time - Since everyone or most everyone who owns or runs or has a website representing the offerings that they have for their business whether it is a tiny one person company or a giant conglomerate representing the efforts of thousands or hundreds of thousands of individual employees working for the company or conglomerate - is irrelevant - what is important to the viewer of visitor of any website is that the customer or client finds and is able to purchase with great ease what it is that they desire to find - Now, for a brief moment I would like to shift my thoughts to the extremely high trafficked location in New York City's Manhattan - Fifth Avenue where any number of different stores can be found with differing price ranges and differing number of visitors each and every day - and what I notice is that to the stores with a high price on their products and who are serving a very specific clientele who are looking for a specific exclusive style of clothing or jewelry or other items of that nature - there is not reason for them to want to gain as much traffic as any of the stores that are selling the much lower priced item - and in fact their sales methods and the attention that they give to catering to the needs of each and every person that walks in their doors would not be possible if they had the great masses of people who are lined up outside some of the stores that have items selling at a much lower prices range - So, it makes sense (to me at least at this point in time), whoever you are and whatever you have to offer the buying public - that you carefully determine the price range of your products along with the quality and service that you wish to offer each person visiting your website and then proceed to service these people and then look to draw others to your site with the recommendation from the people you have served sharing their thoughts and ideas about your products and services with others - ………………………………………………….. 8-13-2012D by Walter Paul Bebirian
8-13-2012D by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, February 22, 2013

Challenges!!!


challenges are definitely what make much of life interesting - the real challenge though is not to get overwhelmed by any great number of challenges coming at me all at once - in this instance it is imperative to do my best to work on each individual challenge one at a time - even if there are only moments between the focus on one challenge and then onto the next challenge - and then if timing requires it a switch back to one or more of the others until the task or decision has been made in a timely manner - splitting things up so that the focus is only on one at time is - for me at least - the way to achieve the best results - ……………………………………………………………………………….. 4-1-2012B by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-1-2012B by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Let Me Pause For a Second and Think!


When all or most of the many things that I used to know in my environment are gone - changed or just totally transformed - where is it that I can go to for comfort - to orient myself or to just plain get my bearings to go on? The tree that I used to sit under - the store that I used to frequent - the friends that I used to laugh with or the cafe - the club or the restaurant that I spent so many hours dining and enjoying the company of friends at so many many many years ago - The world - although changing so rapidly towards what many an entrepreneur or business owner hopes is a more pleasurable experience - a more enjoyable time or a more connected space - is in fact an extremely disorienting set of disjointed memories along with new and unfamiliar locations set in between many new and unfriendly strangers each with their own problems and misconceptions of what they are being confronted with - Is there any reason to think that I am not able to make new friends - perhaps get in touch with a few old ones and to regrow the friendly environment that once used to be such a joy to live within? Perhaps I can - if not only for a brief moment - and live on I must infinitely because of the great drive I have within me to see and experience the oh so many new and wonderful things that are yet to be invented and engulfed in our new way of life each and every moment in the future!!!! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-26-2012ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWX by Walter Paul Bebirian
3-26-2012ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUVWX by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Widening Both of the Offerings of Art and the Appreciation of Art!


I believe that along with all of the different types of art being produced and available for purchase for the public to access - many people will continually discover new and very diverse forms of art that they will appreciate - things are expanding both as to what is available and as to what people will respond to - ……………………………………………………… 4-14-2012GABCDEFG by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-14-2012GABCDEFG by Walter Paul Bebirian

What Type of Art Do I Think Will Have the Most Influence on the Future?


the real question in relation to influence is will the art viewing public understand that it is now able to view from a much larger base of art - and to purchase from a much larger base of art than ever before - any individual - whether they are a well honed collector or a beginning collector is able now to adventure out into the world and purchase from all different artists directly - without censorship and judgement that individuals have been used to being subjected to for so many years - Think of it this way - the viewing public of Television is no longer subject to the large networks but can now access how many cable stations or merely circumvent the cable stations and rent or purchase videos of the genres that appeal to them - I think that one or two television programs a week is all that my wife and I watch while at the same time she chooses to rent and purchase many different movies that are the type never shown on any of our local television stations - it is a much richer experience than anything that I have had before this system of video rental was devised but it must be studied and careful selections must be made in order to have an enjoyable experience in viewing rather than simply watching what the latest or popular viewership is onto - Likewise - yes there are a lot of works of art that patrons of different restaurants and such are being exposed to but there are even more artists from all over the world who are now displaying their work *(as am I) only on the Internet and to get a full view of what is available and what would be of most interest to one's personal taste a person would have to search quite a bit of art being created today and not limit themselves to what a handful of galleries and dealers have chosen to hold up to you as - important - the best - the most collectable - the most valuable or any other such judgement that someone else might make for you rather than you make for yourself - Also, in the whole picture of things in relationship to the current dynamics of the new economy - there seems to be a lag time between what is going on in the world as a whole and the understanding of the New Rules of the New Economy as far as art and its creation and collecting of it - perhaps a reading of this might spark an idea in someone's head reading this: The New Rules For The New Economy If the last 10 or 15 years of my creating is contemporary - as Anthony Smith puts it - what would categorize my over 40 years that I have been creating prior to these last 10 or 15 years - I am extremely thankful that it is my feeling that I have simply just touched the surface so far up until this point in time and have an extremely large body of work yet to create and will indeed be looking forward to an endless life here on planet earth - excited to see what comes around the corner next - especially in the way of people's changes in the way that the perceive things such as is being discussed here as well as in the technology fields and well - in every other walk of life or field of endeavor!!!! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1-21-2013F by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-21-2013F by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thoughts on Collecting Art


One thing that escapes me is that there is an opportunity today to go way beyond any time in the past since for so many years before now art presented to the general public has been filtered and shaped and censored by a limited few while the collector - beginning or otherwise has the opportunity to submerge themselves into a much larger pool of art sources than ever before without the censorship of the galleries - dealers and museums - Think of it this way - if you were searching for something unique - would you limit your search to that which everyone else is looking at or would you search in places that no one else had gone before - even into regions of the world where art has never been produced before - I would look at every thing - from everywhere to find what it is that touched me in whatever way that I wanted to be touched - the same way as I explore the world in order to create whatever it is that touches me to create it - …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1-21-2013CABCDEFGHIJK by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-21-2013CABCDEFGHIJK by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, February 17, 2013

About Networking Especially Networking on Social Media Sites


Look at it this way - so many people say to me that they don't like Facebook - are not interested or have not got into it yet - but where else can you just go and find out what is the latest happenings with any of friends without interrupting them - or if you do want to send them a message - do it so that they are free to answer *(or not) whenever they are ready to do so - it does make an absolutely perfect *(so far) tool to keep in touch with others - wherever they happen to be at any moment in time - anywhere in the world - what is also very important and essential to keep in mind is that networking and especially networking on social media is not about selling anything directly to your friend or contact that you have made but more about these friends and contacts simply knowing about what it is that you do and then if they happen to know someone else that might need or want what it is that you have - well then the connection for the sale will be made for you - ………………………………………. 9-25-2012EABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-25-2012EABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian

my Letter to Gary of GaryColes.Net


I was just this morning sent a request for information on how I market self and this is my complete and honest answer that I responded with - I am posting it here in the hopes that it might be of some help to others who may wish to gain some knowledge from my knowledge and experience as well as from my approach to these matters in a long term scheme of things: Hi Gary - I hope that you did not ask me this question before and not get an answer - but here goes - my main business so far has been photographing - I have been photographing for over 55 years now - I have been in the photographic assignment business since 1976 In 1992 I finally came up with my "Doubling Project" and have been working with this system of marketing first my photographic assignment business - and now my art business utilizing this program mainly: The Doubling Project: http://575488trillion.com/files/38880100.pdf and a video of me talking about the "Doubling Project" at a main location where I hand out my cards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMqlMQZldxo and this is one of my posts on my latest revelation as to how the two business will be working hand in hand to enhance each other: http://bebirianartthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/02/is-this-word-of-mouth.html but basically I must admit that any other marketing that I have been doing on the Internet as well as my cards for my art which I am utilizing for the "Doubling Project" right now - which is more or less in the experimental stage - are all in the infant stages and not yet with any proven record as is the main "Doubling Project" for which I gave out so far over 3.2 million business cards with this image on it: http://575488trillion.com/image/38904859.jpg In fact with all of the comments that people have given me so far I almost tempted to go back to outing that image and abandon this image that I am using at the present time: http://walterpaulbebirian.imagekind.com/store/ but I have definitely not given it enough time and effort yet to honestly say if ti works or not besides the first image is a tough call since it makes people believe that I am only a photographer and does not offer them the possibility of both photographer and artist - and so I have a future card which I have given out several thousand of so far and which is currently on exhibit on screens throughout the city of New York: http://575488trillion.com/image/41089766_scaled_182x220.jpg this is a current list of screens that the image is on display at throughout Manhattan: https://www.facebook.com/notes/walter-paul-bebirian/current-exhibits-showing-in-manhattan-starting-9152011/10150291636742555 I hope this helps - please let me know if you have any questions - the screens are still in a trial stage as well - Walter …………………………………………………………………….. 9-27-2012GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-27-2012GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian

Working with Pure Energy - the newest and most advanced medium!


I never think about whether I am compromising on anything - I just do with what I am able to and with what is at hand and with what I am physically able to work with and move on from there - things have worked out nicely with the creation of the digital media and the possibilities that it brings when working with pure energy and from a certain perspective I am extremely happy that things have developed now so that I am able to work at creating just about anything with pure energy!!! ……………………………………………………. 11-21-2012CAB by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-21-2012CAB by Walter Paul Bebirian

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Is this Word of Mouth?


well - it has been said that the most powerful tool that you can ever use is word of mouth - basically other people talking about you and your efforts and sharing about your service and products with their friends and colleagues - and when I hear that I think - gee - I cannot make anyone do anything - so how would I ever have a word of mouth business created? what could I possibly do - but something wonderful - a miracle has happened over the years *(I have been in business since 1976) - when a customer comes to me to either have themselves photographed or to have one of their products photographed I spend as much time with them as is needed for them to get exactly the image that they are looking for and that will best suite them for their needs - it does not matter to me in the least as to how long is necessary or how many tries or alternatives or changes that they wish to see - just as long as they are happy with what they leave with - and all at the same very low price that I quoted them - and sometimes it is their wish to give me something extra for the time and the great results - but what I find many of the people who have come here is that they are extremely appreciative of the fact that I did not rush them at all - but gave them as much time as they needed to work together with me to get the results that they wanted to achieve and better - this appreciation of the time that I am willing to give each and every person that comes to me has caused an entire network of different people from all walks and professions of life but specifically concentrated in the real estate industry where the sales person is extremely conscious of the importance of their appearance and how it influences a clients perception of them and the client's willingness to work together with them - to grow continuously throughout the New York Metropolitan Area - what is even more amazing now is that these same individuals have also begun to take an interest in my collection of art images which they may be able to utilize in their own businesses to better develop a relationship with their clients - and so the fascinating adventure of business continues for me - each and every moment of every single day!!! ……………………………………………………………………………………… 11-17-2012PABCDEF by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-17-2012PABCDEF by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Is the Idea that We Call Money Causing All of the Stress in People's Lives?


well I have been thinking - have the farmers been causing the cows that they milk stress by doing the milking so early in the morning - and then why do they do the milking so early in the morning - is it because they might have been - all of these years - up most of the night worrying about money if the have enough of it to pay their bills? and why are so many of the people in the New York City always rushing around - while talking on their cel phones - talking and rushing and going on and on about millions and billions of dollars - in such a stressful way - or texting frantically - is it because they have the stock market on their mind and whether or not they are losing or gaining money- are they worried when the money they have goes up or increases in value - that they will lose it later on or that the value of the denomination it is in (dollars) will go down in or decrease in value? or are they worried when the value of the money they have goes down or decreases in values that they will not be able to gain enough for later on in their lives? does any of this frantic unnatural behavior make any sense when it is driving humans to do things in a stressed manner? sure - when the industrial age and man's being was tied to the machine it seemed as if it was only natural that he be pushed - cajoled - poked and prided like a cow to get up early in the morning (at the crack of dawn) and get the most out of utilizing the abilities of the machines that he was working with and thus get the most money out of the production from their existence that they could for the owners of the factories and industrial complexes that they working in? but have we begun to see that there are more valuable things in the lives of humans than money? health - intellectual pursuit - a general overall feeling of contentedness? are these not as important or perhaps even more important than the grab for money that consumes so many people's lives??? Is the farmer and his cows - chickens - pigs and even corn and other foods that he and his colleagues are growing - are they all adversely effected by the idea that is called money in such a way that there is no human endeavor during any day of the week or any week in a month or any month in the year that is not filled with stress and even anxiety (in some cases) about money and its attainment for existence in our society? …………………….. ……………………….. 12-5-2012OABCDEFGHIJKL by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-5-2012OABCDEFGHIJKL by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Turning Point in My Life and Career!


This is the main Money Series which is derived from a drawing utilizing colored pencil and ink on Japanese Rice Board - listen to the Interview with Laura Hollick where I talk about the motivation and ideas stemming from my creation of the main image and then go ahead and enjoy the individual images in the series - it is in the original drawing and thus that I placed all of my energies for months - day at night at a frantic pace - never sure during that period of time whether or not I would ever draw - photograph or do anything with art at all after that point in time: The Money Series Since creating the main image in this series and then making the individual pieces in the series - these have been the main motivation thereafter until this point in time to continue on in my work as an artist - I look on this piece daily for the motivation - drive and inspiration that then sends me off in so many different infinite directions every single day - . . . . . MONEY by Walter Paul Bebirian
MONEY by Walter Paul Bebirian

Don't Cause Traffic - Create Presence!!!!!!


you know - I have been thinking about this mad drive to get "traffic" to people's websites and it just hit me while I was listening to a commercial about getting traffic to your website yes it really hit me - we all - no matter who you are and where you drive and whether you are a driver or passenger in a car or a bus or on a plane - dislike or some might even say - hate traffic in these circumstances - on the road - in the air - on the runway - even on a boat at sea or in the lake - and so why would we want - at least in referring to visitors to a website - to call getting more visitors and viewers - traffic or to create more traffic at a website - I would think it makes a whole lot more sense both idea wise and for the actual visitor experience to keep a website or blog or galleries or whatever we wish people to travel to- talk about and share with others - in as smooth a condition as possible so at least for a little while today I will be thinking of a better term or even a few better terms to use to refer to increasing the presence of my website - galleries and blogs in people's minds! . . 12-2-2012NABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-2-2012NABCDE by Walter Paul Bebirian

Do I Have a Brand or Not?


I am not sure how to answer this question - on one hand it seems like a great idea to jump on the band wagon of the latest trend in creating a brand and utilizing that to market my art - and on the other hand when I hear the word brand - I think of Coca Cola - Sony - McDonald's - White Castle - and each one of these brands have only a handful of products that they market all over the world to everyone - can I do that as an artist? Perhaps yes - with a handful of images -creating many many copies of these handful of images - focusing on them alone and looking to present them to as many people in the world as possible to eat the up or drink up their essence or purchase them - whatever the goal is to motivate them towards - but unlike these major brands that I mention - I have so far 160,000 images in my galleries all of various styles and genres and types - and from the creating side of things there is no way that I want to either limit or focus on any one of the types or styles that I already have worked on simply because my creative side is focused not on reproducing what I already have or copying or doing anything similar but on creating new and interesting images based on my feelings and either working out something totally brand spanking new or creating from the images and techniques that I already have in my collection and coming up with something new - so as I have said elsewhere at another time when musing on the differences between artists and business people (who yes I understand can be considered as artists in their own fields as well) the main difference that I sense - perceive and experience between artists and business people is that artists are always going on to something new where basically the business people are selling their main stable of products to the entire world - can I as an artist do that? yes - which means that yes I can conducts business as well as live and work as an artists - but the lines are still very very vague in my mind as to where the transformations occur in one direction or the other - will I or do I have a brand - yes - to a certain degree I did that by naming the entire body of work that I have been placing in my online galleries as The Bebirian Art Collection -but since I am still on a frantic paced path to create more and more work - any efforts that I have begun towards marketing any of this work are at the extreme beginning stages - and may remain at that level for quite some time until I force myself to work on that area to a greater extent or until I find someone that will work with me on that in a way that suites me - . . 12-3-2012C by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-3-2012C by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How Many Ways are there to View My Art in The Bebirian Art Collection?


here are just a few of my images that I have posted on a blog which some of you might find much easier to explore instead of tacking the entire Bebirian Art Collection all at once - Many people have mentioned to me - before they have even begun viewing any of my images in The Bebirian Art Collection - that over 160,000 images sounds like a daunting number to think about looking at - well no one person and perhaps not even myself need take on such a task all at once - nope just begin somewhere - in the middle in the end or even in the beginning if you have to - and then things may just begin to fall into place for you- The thing is that many later works have been added in the beginning or earlier galleries due to technical changes that have transpired and earlier works have shown up in some of the later galleries since that just happens to be the way that I work - so in order to even begin to try and understand what you are looking at at any point in the process is just not to be done - especially since I am continuing every moment of waking time that I have to both add new images as we all as earlier images that I have created years ago but that were too fresh in my mind and not quite ready for their next steps in my thinking to add them to the Collection way back when so I set them aside to give myself time to think about where I was going with them from where I was - Well I guess I hope to some extent you get the picture so instead of having a reason or excuse or just not be able to go beyond the normal and unintelligent thinking process I have made it easy for everyone - no matter who you are to simply just dive in anywhere - or if you have to go one image at a time - that is OK - but just begin somewhere - take your first breathe - let it out and then go on to the next one - and if you want to hear some stories - well after I see that at least some of the over 13,500 people here have at least begun to view some of the images in the collection - perhaps then - just maybe I might begin to let you in on some stories - or I just might start everyone off with just one in the beginning - middle or end! :-) Bebirian Art Blog . 12-25-2011ABCDEFGH by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-25-2011ABCDEFGH by Walter Paul Bebirian

What is the Difference Between You Can Do Better and Do Your Best?


What is the Difference Between You Can Do Better and Do Your Best? This is Something I will be thinking about for a while before I write anything here about it further! . OK - so I did a little thinking about this and what I came up with is that the statement - you can do better is more or less a judgement which is saying a person - what you have done or what you have presented me with is not all that you can - now although the person who is saying this may want to encourage the person that they are saying this to do better - it does not take into consider the inner workings of the person who this is being said to and in actuality it may or may not be true - or in other words there may very well be more that the person could do and it may be true that they have not yet reached the peak potential that they are capable of achieving or they may actually have done the best that they can - which brings be to the other statement - which is - do your best or do the best that you can - which is not judgmental however it does to a certain extent imply to a certain slight degree that the person may not have done their best yet - otherwise why would someone be saying that to the other person - but it is a little less harsh as well as less of a judgement call since it is in a sense merely pointing out to the person that it is directed to to search within themselves to see and answer and take action on the question as to whether they are doing the best that they can or not - . 12-19-2012DABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-19-2012DABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian
. 11-19-2012D by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-19-2012D by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

About My Dreams!


Everything I have ever done in my life has been a dream and always new dreams have been coming to me as new technologies and systems are growing to actually allow me or help me achieve even bigger dreams - When I started taking pictured with my very first Brownie Camera over 55 years ago I never imagined at that point in time that anyone else in the world would get to see any of my images - they were for me and I was elated with the results that I had gotten - Eighteen years later - when I was one of the ads that I created for a client was published in Vogue Magazine - I was elated - ecstatic and overjoyed but in the back of my mind the second that that happened I knew that there was more and the new dreams began rolling in fast - at that very same time I had my very first art show in a gallery in Soho with a series of "Street Musicians" and an interesting thrust to go in both directions of Commercial as well as Artistic work really took an interesting direction of thought within me - I decided at that point in time that working as a Commercial Photography would bring in some money while sitting and waiting in a gallery for folks to come in the door and purchase my art was something that I definitely could wait for until I was 90 years old - but then technology came along and reshaped everything and instead of film and camera - which I considered my original capital for my business I now work with pure energy - the dreams from this point on are endless and continue to come at me every single moment of every day for I am now in what I refer to as: Infinite Generation Everyone - let me know if I can help you in any way with any of your dreams or simply make use of my proposal and concepts as I present new ones to you all every single day: The Most Powerful Idea On The Planet . 8-22-2012BABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian
8-22-2012BABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian

How do I choose what to write on a Blog Post?


I find that as far as a blog is concerned it is becoming more and more interesting every day to take comments that I might make on other people's blogs or on chat's like one I was on last night and turn them into blog posts - if the comments I make are meaningful to me and have enough substance then right there is the greatest subject for a blog post - Here is what I wrote prior to a chat with Peter Buffet and his friends before the chat began - somehow the chat becomes much too confusing for me because there is much talk about where he is going and where he has been with his concerts which I have not yet seen - but I did listen to his music posted on his Ning site- where the chats take place one Tuesday a month and this was the influence not for creating the images but for the images that I decided to place up in the chat as I rambled on about my thoughts until everyone else showed up to the chat - at which point in time - I again - as usual had nothing to say at all - A Conversation with Myself! . 5-13-2009B by Walter Paul Bebirian
5-13-2009B by Walter Paul Bebirian

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Conversation with Myself!


Me well - I am early as usual - perhaps I might leave before any discussions begin - but that is OK I guess since at least I showed up and added something to what is to transpire - whether anyone notices or not - the sun is always there on the other side of the clouds - only sometimes we can only see it with the minds eye - 7:19 PM Me I would really like to know if anyone anywhere has ever seen a wild cow - I know there are wild dogs - and birds and cats - but a wild cow roaming in the woods - that is something that I have yet to see: 2-5-2013G by Walter Paul Bebirian
2-5-2013G by Walter Paul Bebirian
7:21 PM Me he showed up today while I was listening to Peter's music - did you put some magic attraction notes in the music to draw him to my world - Peter? 7:22 PM Me anyway - one of his brothers or sisters will be showing up here in the woods in Hobart soon: 5-8-2009W by Walter Paul Bebirian
5-8-2009W by Walter Paul Bebirian
7:24 PM Me oh - and I know that the "Scream" is at MOMA in Manhattan now - but look what I found - the "Smile": 2-3-2013E by Walter Paul Bebirian
2-3-2013E by Walter Paul Bebirian
Carlos Ruivo TBT Will Start a bit later on 7:26 PM Me I understand Carlos - but is it OK if I start at my own time here? it is rather quite fun - for some reason I am always early - not only here but every where and with everything and so it is only natural for me to say something here - because to be honest whenever everyone is here it seems to get all jammed up with everyone talking at the same exact time or so it seems - maybe because I cannot read that fast - Carlos Ruivo It´s Ok... Me here it comes - 34 minutes and to me this is a few infinities all rolled into one - thanks Carlos - that is very kind of you - I am certainly smiling! :-) Carlos Ruivo :-) 7:32 PM Me To Peter - I did see your message to me that you commented here but that your name did not come up here: Thoughts To Myself About Marketing and Selling of Art As An Artist vs Business Person! but that is perhaps because you have to be signed into a google account - and so I did also answer with another comment after yours - just some ideas that I had - 7:34 PM Me I am writing all of this listening to your music - with the beats and the words and I am writing pretty fast with something like stream of thought flowing out to the stream of the music - 7:35 PM Me what a really great experience to communicate with everyone who will be here in such a long manner instead of short quips - with all of the people who I may never meet in this world - and if I do meet you well you will have already gotten some other type of impression of me than you might if you sa w me and I was not able to say anything because of being shy or perhaps because something else might just be on my mind then at that time in the future - 7:37 PM Me 23 minutes left and I just may run out of things to say by the time 8PM shows up - there is an Indian Singing - Native American and I am reminded of many years ago speaking with an old woman early in the morning out in Southampton about her ancestors who used to whale out there long ago - that is Southampton, NY - has anyone here ever been there? 7:40 PM Me wow - so many people have shown up and then left -- perhaps they will come back again like the ocean - it comes in and goes out and comes in again - : 9-17-2012IMG_4170A by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-17-2012IMG_4170A by Walter Paul Bebirian
7:41 PM Me well it snowed here today: 7-25-2011KABCDEFGHIJKL by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-25-2011KABCDEFGHIJKL by Walter Paul Bebirian
not quite that much but this is one of my favorite images of snow in Forest Hills Gardens, NY - did you know that there were American Indians here as well - yup - this place wa s called White Pot once because as legend has it the land was traded with the Indians who lived here for 3 White Pots - 7:45 PM Me and just think that Manhattan was purchased for how much?: 4-18-2011IMGG_1927A by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-18-2011IMGG_1927A by Walter Paul Bebirian
so this fellow James could play in the streets for thousands and perhaps millions of people?: 6-18-2008B by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-18-2008B by Walter Paul Bebirian
7:49 PM Me 11 minutes to go and well - we used to include the Native Americans on the money that we valued: 6-14-2011A by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-14-2011A by Walter Paul Bebirian
and when it comes to wondering I am wondering what this land will look like in a few years in the future: 6-29-2012IMG_9994A by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-29-2012IMG_9994A by Walter Paul Bebirian
well yes now I am ready to listen - :-) 7:52 PM Me seven minutes and there is a future: 6-23-2012FAB by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-23-2012FAB by Walter Paul Bebirian
and more: 6-30-2011IMG_8957A by Walter Paul Bebirian
6-30-2011IMG_8957A by Walter Paul Bebirian
7:54 PM Me blood?: 11-27-2011DHABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUV by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-27-2011DHABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTUV by Walter Paul Bebirian
time to shine the light: 7-14-2006IMG_9194ABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-14-2006IMG_9194ABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian
the blood of everyone: 5-23-2008IMG_8802A by Walter Paul Bebirian
5-23-2008IMG_8802A by Walter Paul Bebirian
4 minutes: 4-11-2011CABCDEFGHIJKL by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-11-2011CABCDEFGHIJKL by Walter Paul Bebirian
7:56 PM Me and so the knowledge is inherent in everything - in the cycle back to the beginning: 7-15-2011EABCDEFGH by Walter Paul Bebirian
7-15-2011EABCDEFGH by Walter Paul Bebirian
where will we be in a few more seconds 8-1-2011C by Walter Paul Bebirian
8-1-2011C by Walter Paul Bebirian
just a faded memory?: 8-15-2011G by Walter Paul Bebirian
8-15-2011G by Walter Paul Bebirian
back to upstate, New York: 4-22-2010DAB by Walter Paul Bebirian
4-22-2010DAB by Walter Paul Bebirian

Monday, February 4, 2013

Captain Kirk and Our Trip Today in a Time Capsule!


Well heading back from Manhattan today to Forest Hills I met with Captain Kirk (well I called him that in order to be able to remember my new friend's name) and we took a brief trip together in this time capsule (which in some people's reality was merely a subway ride but for the conversation we had simply calling this trip a subway ride just wouldn't do)and explored the reality of the great possibilities of what he could explore from here now that he had both the skills and work experience as an accountant - It made sense to point out to Kirk - as it often does to people who have learned to work with numbers either as book keepers or accountants that the richest fellow in this country so far (John D. Rockefeller) actually started out as a bookkeeper went on to create a commodities business and then went on to create the Standard Oil Company - which eventually was broken up into smaller pieces making up many of today's major integrated oil companies that have since grown into large giants themselves - Standard Oil Trust My point was and still is if my friend Kirk actually explores through my website maze - discovers this blog that I told him about (since I do have so many) and finds this particular post meant specifically for him to read - that there are an infinite number of possibilities for him to become involved in something great despite the fact that there are many accountants and bookkeepers and they all may not go on to doing something great or creating something great - but the potential - with a little vision - is definitely there! Of course I was expounding on what I saw as a great need today to not only focus on narrowly targeting a market of people who have specific needs and wants but also expanding the market to the ever growing larger mass audience that used to be the domain of the three major broadcasting companies here in the US - but since these networks seem to be deminishing in size and importance due to the changing business landscape as well as the Internet itself - I think that a much larger and perhaps all encompassing mass network of broadcasting ability to get the message out to just about everyone in the world all with one felt swoop is really what is needed at this point in time - well at least by me so that I can let everyone in the world know about my art and the over 160,000 that are showing in the galleries of The Bebirian Art Collection at the present time - . 12-30-2012G by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-30-2012G by Walter Paul Bebirian
. P.S. have a safe trip back to Texas Kirk - I hope to hear from you once you land back there safely! :-)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Some Thoughts on Tools


A Message to Pete Olsen - here is a tool that I created - : Watch Out for Peter Olsen now how can we make more use of this tool - when I was first introduced to photoshop - I saw this amazing potential but I had not yet learned how to use all the tools that they made available to me - and then they keep on upgrading and more and more tools are being added with every upgrading - what is really unbelievable is that there is no way that I will ever catch up with all of the new developments because there is so much for me to be working with as I discover only a few of the tools at a time at my own speed - here is my first experience playing with photoshop: Infinite Generation you have no idea the thoughts that went through my mind as I created these different colored cloud images and then I began combining different tools and doing more - since that day there has not been one day of my life which has not been filled with total amazement from new ideas and images coming from working with this tool - photoshop now back to the tool that I created above for you - what new and amazing things are you able to utilize this to do what amazing and unbelievable things with? I certainly would like to understand some of your thinking better - how is the house renovation and flipping going? did you ever think of this - I have imagined many times that someone will get the idea to take a piece of my art that they really love and build an entire room or house around that one image - can you picture such a room - I mean if the image that is chosen really inspires and motivates a person this would create a very powerful environment for them to work in - I have been thinking about the silver - is there a way to present the offers or at least some of them in jewelry stores? one friend's sister has a jewelry store here and so I am thinking it might be interesting trying to sign him up and see if he can present the program in the jewelry store - that - if it worked and is viable - will open up a great number of jewelry store around the world to your program - and to aid in the presentation to individuals from each one of these stores - well - I guess I will stop there and give you time to think about what I have written so far - . 9-27-2008B by Walter Paul Bebirian
9-27-2008B by Walter Paul Bebirian

Friday, February 1, 2013

Graham, Buffet and Hope for the Artist!


From "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham - The eight chapter - indicated as the most important ideas in the entire book by Warren Buffet - "Chapter Eight The Investor and Market Fluctuations" "Market Fluctuations of the Investor's Portfolio" except from this section: "A serious investor is not likely to believe that the day-to-day or even month-to-month fluctuations of the stock market make him richer or poorer. But what about the longer-term and wider changes? Here practical questions present themselves, and the psychological questions are likely to grow complicated. A substantial rise in the market is at once a legitimate reason for satisfaction and a cause for prudent concern, but it may also bring a strong temptation toward imprudent action. Your shares have advanced, good! Tou are richer than you were, good! But has the price risen too high, and should you think of selling? Or should you kick yourself for not having bought more shares when the level was lower? Or--worst thought of all--should you now give way to the bull-market atmosphere, become infected with the enthusiasm, the overconfidence and the greed of the greed of the great public (of which, after all, you are a part)and make larger and dangerous commitments? Presented thus in print, the answer to the last question is a self-evident no, but even the intelligent investor is likely to need considerable will power to keep from following the crowd. It is for these reasons of human nature, even more than by calculation of financial gain or loss, that we favor some kind of mechanical method for varying the proportion of bonds to stocks in the investor's portfolio. The chief advantage, perhaps, is that such a formula will give him something to do. As the market advances he will from time to time make sales out of his stockholdings, putting the proceeds into bonds; as it declines he will reverse the procedure. These activities will provide some outlet for his otherwise pent-up-energies. If he is the right kind of investor he will take added satisfaction from the thought that his operations are exactly opposite from those of the crowd." Here I would like to simply interject the thought that the wise investor would also consider placing those otherwise pent-up-energies into studying and investing in art since art has very often been the best investment: "Why Invest in Art?- 12-13-2011C" . 11-29-2012F by Walter Paul Bebirian
11-29-2012F by Walter Paul Bebirian

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Not All Things Are What They Appear To Be Or What You Think They Are!


Over the years while handing out my business cards to people on the streets of Manhattan or wherever else I happen to be and prepared to carry out my "Doubling Project" I have learned many interesting a father amazing things - One thing, which I would like to address today in this particular post is that many people assume things that are not true and when they stop and take the time to discover exactly what they truth is they are very often pleasantly surprised and thankful that they did - As the example that I am thinking of evolves into an expressible group of words to place here in this post I can say that my experience is that there are many people who have rejected my attempts over the years to give them my business card and especially the one that I am currently handing out which is mainly to introduce them to my art at The Bebirian Art Collection ---well more recently since there are a much greater amount of rejections there in the streets perhaps because there are so many people not only focused on talking on their cel phones which did not exist years ago when I started my "Doubling Project" to the extent that they are used today but in addition the added distraction of people texting, looking at maps on their phones to see where it is that they are going or generally searching for various information on this smart phones. Well in order to be able to interest at least some of the people who actually say no or no thank you to me - of which there are a great number - I began asking questions instead of letting them just slip by. Since I do remember somewhere in my mind that a no or rejection is simply an opportunity for a salesperson to answer questions and address any objections that a person might have - By asking the specific questions - why not or do you know what it is - I have since had quite a few successful conversations with people who have then taken my card - but the point that I would like to make here is that many people assume that since I am standing on a corner handing out my card that what I am handling out is something that they do not want - such as an ad for a clothing store or a food shop or a nail salon - or better yet - just about anything that they don't want - but when they are asked by me a few questions and then we do have a conversation during the few moments that they are there waiting for a red light to change so that they are abel to cross the street from where they are - and they discover that I am presenting them with a card that gives they access to at this point in time over 160,000 of my art images they are most often delighted and extremely thankful that both I did give them the card and now that they actually took it - So it is my point here that I would like to make that many people in our advanced society today may not only be missing out on getting my card with instructions as to how to access the world or art that I am presenting to them but who knows how many other great things that they may be similarly missing out as well - simply because they are assuming that what they are being presented is of a different nature than it actually is - .1-26-2010CABC by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-26-2010CABC by Walter Paul Bebirian

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thoughts in response to "Spare Change"


"Spare Change" originally posted by Peter Buffet: "Spare Change" elicited this response from me: Well Peter Buffett if I were going to discuss this post that you have made here I would have quite a few questions to ask you - but the main one first that has come to mind - what if you remove the tendency to go for stability and resist or even fight change - would we not then have constant change and with that constant change would not stability and the fighting of change would then be a change so we would send ourselves into a constant struggle between the two states mentioned above - constant change on one hand and stability and fighting of change on the other - so then once we had this constant struggle where could be then go for change? calm and peace on one side or the other of this struggle - but if we have gotten to constant change we would have to get up again and then go for one side or the other of what we have just settled peacefully into - so it appears from one perspective or the other that the change which is being encouraged or hinted at may or may not be comfortable for a great many people despite whether it may or may not be looking advantageous from an outsider's perspective to embracing it or not - and so I would say that that is why there is much resistance to change - but also from the moment any wall is built it may look like from one side or another that it's creation was unnecessary and that things were better off without the wall being placed there in the first place - what is interesting is that after writing all of the above here I recall seeing somewhere that the main quality of capitalism is change and if this is the case perhaps one take on the whole need for change is that we have to allow the capitalist system that is in place to continue on with it's changing which then brings about the changes that the individuals in society experience - Of course how and why and wherefore this particular thinking goes from here - well - that might indicate that you and I and a whole number of individuals might have a great deal to talk about and to look at and even learn - but most importantly - there is no definite set answer - since in reality the world that we will be looking at has changed since a few moments ago when I began writing this post and will most certainly have changed by the time you and anyone else here on Facebook or on a blog post where I might choose to place this entire answer will have changed by the time any significant number of people may have read these very same words - . 12-9-2012ABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-9-2012ABCD by Walter Paul Bebirian

Saturday, January 26, 2013

No One Likes Being Told What To Do!


Think about your own self - How many times have you seen people say in one place or other - go to this site - come to this site - click here - buy this - any number of these directives that instantly and absolutely hits a nerve and which you immediately refuse no matter what it is that they are telling you to do - to follow - Well, if you feel that way and it is pretty clear that you most probably do - then there is a great chance that whoever is reading whatever it is that you have written that is telling them what to do - dislikes this being told what to do as well and the odds are that whether it is to their benefit or not to do exactly what you have told them to do - that they will inevitably ignore this and not do it - So I suppose the best action to take if you would like to have someone do one thing or another is to simply tell them about whatever it is that you have to offer and let them decide on their own time at their own speed when they would like to do the searching or clicking or whatever it is that has to be done to get themselves to see what it is that you are talking about - .1-26-2013GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian
1-26-2013GABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRTU by Walter Paul Bebirian

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What Does Rejection Mean to Me?


This is exactly what I was thinking about today at around 11:20AM while I was handing out my business cards for my art site on Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in Manhattan - I have, while I stand there attempting to give out these cards to people as they pass me by in the 14 degree weather that we had today - the greatest opportunity in the entire world to both stand up to a great deal of the most difficult rejection that I could possibly imagine right alongside the greatest opportunities every moment to get beyond the rejection of one person and place my business card introducing my art on the Internet to another potential viewer - It is with great joy and anticipation that I place myself in the way of the rejection of so many people in order to make the connection with the next person who is open and willing to take my card and I do so with so much confidence and determination along with persistence that very often allows me to not only be rejected by some but to walk up to those very same people who have rejected what I have offered them - and while they are waiting for the light to change at the corner - offer the very same card and see them change their minds so many times and not only take the card but smile as well when they take it and discover what it is that I had been offering them that they rejected just a few moments ago - my next big project that I am focusing on can be read about here: The Bottom Line enjoy the adventure!!!! :-) P.S. I would love to hear from any of the people who instead of rejecting my offer either the first of even the second attempt - actually took my business card and who have enjoyed viewing my art - it certainly would make the rejection even more meaningless altogether - . 12-17-2012BABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian
12-17-2012BABCDEFGHIJ by Walter Paul Bebirian