Art Poster Auctions

Art Poster Auctions

Art poster auctions are very popular. Owning great pieces of art has gotten easier. A properly framed art poster can be as nice as owning an original painting and it is far less expensive.

I have found many different art styles in art poster auctions. The most expensive art poster in the abstract style sold recently on eBay was a 1959 Picasso entitled Les Menines. The poster sold for $560.00.

There was an original and authentic art poster auction recently in the art deco style that caught my eye. The poster was from 1961 and was for Breakfast at Tiffany. The poster sold for over three thousand dollars.

World’s Fair art poster auctions seem to do very well. I saw an auction for the 1939 New York World’s Fair that sold for more than fifteen hundred dollars. There was another art poster auction for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair that went for just under fifteen hundred dollars.

In the Asian art poster auction market, there seems to be some really odd things. I found a poster that depicted McDonald’s hamburgers invading Japan. The poster got fourteen bids from six different people and it closed at four hundred fifty five dollars.

In the category of Impressionist art poster auctions, I found one for the 2006 Jazz Festival in New Orleans that sold for over four hundred dollars. It was done by a Cajun artist named James Michalopulos and featured Fats Domino. The colors in the poster were brilliant.

I found that the category of Modern art posters seems to get the most auction listings. There is one art poster that keeps being re-listed because it just doesn’t sell. The poster is from the Elvis movie Love Me Tender. Apparently the owner of this poster has determined that it is worth one thousand dollars and will not take less than that. He hasn’t sold it yet, but I wish him luck.

There were another Modern art poster auctions that really did well as far as I could tell. They were Greyhound travel posters. There were a couple of art poster auctions that sold recently. They were both created in the 1950’s and both of the posters sold for around three hundred dollars each.

After researching so many art poster auctions, I have come to the conclusion that my parents and grandparents should have collected every piece of advertising they ever came across. They would be worth a small fortune by now!

The Sante Fe Railroad as a subject is prominently sold in art poster auctions. These must be highly collectable because they generate a lot of bids. If the art poster auction is for an old original poster of the Sante Fe Railroad, it will fetch upwards of four hundred dollars.

I found an art poster auction that was listed by the artist himself. He made a black ink drawing for the Pearl Jam concert in Rome in 1996. This original drawing was what the poster was made from.

Pop art poster auctions cover a lot of different topics. One of my favorites was a 7-up soda advertisement from 1970 that featured The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. The item did not sell, but it was fun to look at.

In the style of Realism, art poster auctions abound. I found one that was an advertisement for United Airlines and depicted the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. This poster sold for over one hundred fifty dollars.

The most interesting art poster auctions I found were for rock concerts. I liked the one listed for at 1956 Rolling Stones concert and there was another one for a Grateful Dead concert in Hawaii. They sold for a combined total of over seven thousand dollars. The interest in these art poster auctions was overwhelming.

Advertising seems to be a big theme in the art poster auctions that I looked at. I found advertisements for just about everything. I liked the poster for Russian beer that was created in the late 1920’s. It would look fantastic framed in my neighborhood bar. The buyer of this particular poster bought it for $475.00.

Concert posters are fun to look through. Art poster auctions feature a lot of posters for concerts. I found one that was made by Jim Pollock for a Phish concert in 2000 in Hartford. I liked it, but I am not a fan of Phish and the three hundred dollars that it went for seemed a little pricey to me.

The Role and Uses of Real Estate Virtual Assistant

The Role and Uses of Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Among the various kinds of virtual assistant profession, real estate virtual assistants are those who provide services to the real estate agents by taking the load off them. They are very similar to the virtual assistants except for the fact that they are specialized in real estate business providing specific and specialized services to their clients.

The real estate virtual assistant’s job includes the following:

The real estate virtual assistants maintain and update their client’s websites with the present information on homes, contact information; some may even create flyers, advertisement, logo, scheduling appointments with prospective buyers etc. A certified real estate virtual assistant can simplify the process for the realtors. They can handle queries more professionally, handle phone calls and do the general secretarial and administrative jobs, answering emails etc.

Advantages of using a real estate virtual assistant:

The realtor can achieve higher sales and increase the revenue generation when getting the assistance of virtual assistants. The business is well structured with their help and growth of the business is sure. The realtor gets more time for listing and selling homes than taking care of routine activities as they have the professional help got from virtual assistants. The realtor gets more leisure time with less amount of stress. Long-term clients can be taken care with their help by sending updates etc.

Real estate virtual assistants are capable of handling lead generation activities, follow-ups, client database management, coordinating online transactions, planning marketing activities and so on. They can assure the realtor for meeting overall objectives with greater satisfaction.

Virtual real estate assistants will be able to promote the important aspects of business called the “customer service.” Even though many real estate agents intend to send holiday cards, birthday cards, thank you cards and follow-up emails and cards to their customers and open house attendees, time does not permit them to do so. All these can be done with the help of virtual assistants, as a happy customer is a customer for ever. Apart from these services, a virtual real estate assistant can send closing gifts, creating and sending mailers, creating CD tours of real estate listings, planning events for the customers etc.

Hence the services offered by the real estate virtual assistants are crucial for running the business. It is very important to check the references before hiring a virtual real estate assistant. Hiring a virtual real estate assistant who is self-motivated and efficient is a priceless possession for a real estate agent or a realtor.

How to Make Super Fast Money Everytime

How to Make Super Fast Money Everytime

Do you believe that you can make money super fast? I hope that you believe that making money super fast is not a pie in the sky dream. Many people will have you believe that its impossible to do so but I am here to tell you that you can make money fast and you can do it again and again, when you understand the following steps. These same steps have made me lots of money again and again.

1) The first and foremost step to making money fast is to connect with the needs of others. Research that need to help you discover the extent of that demand. When you find that need be prepared to become the solution.

2) It is not necessary that you have a great big idea. Many of the wealthiest people started with the smallest and most simple ideas. When people want a solution to a problem they are focused and determined to get the simplest route to fixing the problem. If you have the solution to the problem they will eagerly pay you for it.

3) If you want to make money fast you are not going to want to spend lots of money first off. That would completely defeat the purpose of acquiring money. The secret then is to find a solution where there is little over heard and a small start up. You want to start small and create a large profit.

4) Now that you have the practical aspect to making fast money you need to combine it with the most powerful ingredient. This ingredient is so powerful that millionaires swear by it. People who use it to increase their business sales swear by its amazing and magical ability to help them create large amounts of money super fast. I can say though years of experience that it works again and again. That fourth step is to change your mindset about money. You must alter your physical and internal reality in order to suck money towards you fast.

It is easy to become a money magnet and make money fast when you have the right mental and spiritual balance. Making money with these steps can literally change your life overnight.

GM Plans to Keep Saab, Hummer

GM Plans to Keep Saab, Hummer

General Motors is going through a cataclysmic change, one that will certainly pull the company out of its current financial plight or result in bankruptcy, even the possible dissolution of the company. In a quest to right the listing ship, the company is divesting itself of several brands including its share of Isuzu, Fuji Heavy Industries [Subaru], and others. As far as its wholly owned brands, speculation has been rife that one, two, maybe even three brands might be discontinued or sold. Two of the most talked about makes for possible divestment are Hummer – the niche military-style SUV brand – and Saab – the Swedish automaker. Although both brands are currently fairly weak, GM has maintained that the two makes will not only survive, but receive fresh product and backing. Let’s take a look at two of GM’s most vulnerable brands and what the company may have in store for each one.

Saab — Saab enthusiasts have been highly disappointed ever since General Motors snapped up the Swedish automaker back during the early 1990s. Admirer’s hopes that the brand would receive some deep pocket support haven’t quite worked out the way many would have wanted it to. Instead, the Saab brand is simply a shell of its former self with most models based on other automaker’s platforms including the Subaru inspired 9-2x and the GMC inspired 9-7x.

Saab’s future more than likely rests with Opel, GM’s big European brand based in Germany. Future production of some Saab cars is likely to go to Germany with rebadged Opels being sold as Saabs. For the long term, look for every single Saab model to based on someone else’s technology, effectively ending what was once a unique Swedish brand.

Hummer — Desert Storm gave rise to the Humvee and soon after the war ended, the AM General company began to produce civilian versions of its military vehicle to fulfill consumer demand. By the late 1990s, General Motors bought out the rights to the Hummer name, but GM still relies on AM General to produce the two largest models, while building the H3 itself.

Despite intentionally low sales, the Hummer name has managed to thrive. Celebrities, financial moguls, and everyday citizens have been attracted to the brand which has given GM a bit of a “halo” effect. With gas prices surging, demand will certainly drop for the larger Hummers, but GM may counter that with stronger emphasis on the H3 and the development of the H4, a vehicle reportedly much like the compact Jeep Wrangler.

Of course, not everyone is happy with GM’s plans with the two brands, but then again these aren’t normal times for the struggling automaker. In time, GM’s plans may be refined and Saab could still be sold, especially if Swedish interests step forward. In all, GM is attempting to right its listing ship without peeling off too many brands. Will it work? That is hard to say, but if you are a fan of the GM you certainly hope that it will.

Discover The Healing Power Of Art

Discover The Healing Power Of Art

We are all creative beings. Men’s creative minds made them reach the peak of the highest mountain in the world, plant a flag on the moon, fly into outer space. Our creativity brought about inventions that have changed human history and culture such as the computer, the Internet, cell phone, TV, x-ray machines, and a long list of other innovations. These are all the end result of man’s creativity.

Suffice it to say, creativity produces works of art, which in turn, plays a large role in our everyday lives. We can see them in almost every corner, every space or walls around us. Art has been used as a visual means of communication and expression dating back to prehistoric times. Art speaks of originality, individuality, a creative process, graphic materials, colors, textures, spontaneity, risk, alternatives, and imagination. But art is not only for the creative minds or the famous painters. It is also a healthy way to express the way we feel and deal with our emotions. Art has been of central importance to the healing practices of many cultures over much of human history. As time went on, art has been developed as a tool for psychological diagnosis and treatment called Art Therapy.

According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is a method that utilizes art media, images, and the creative art process to help a patient to address concerns and conflicts. Art Therapy is based on the knowledge of human development and psychological theories which are implemented in the full spectrum of models of assessment and treatment including educational, psycho-dynamic, cognitive, trans-personal, and other therapeutic means of reconciling emotional conflicts. It is also used as a tool for fostering self-awareness, developing social skills, managing behavior, solving problems, reducing anxiety, aiding in reality orientation, and in increasing self-esteem.

The beginnings of modern art therapy can be traced to the early 1900s when psychiatrists first wondered if there was a relationship between artworks and the illnesses of patients. At the same time, art educators began to observe how the free and spontaneous artworks of children were a form of personal storytelling which conveyed emotionally and symbolically meaningful messages. These two areas of interest that eventually resulted in the emergence of the distinct discipline of art therapy in the 1930s. During the second half of the twentieth century, art therapists became increasingly organized, setting up graduate programs, professional associations, and journals.

A variety of artistic methods are used in Art Therapy. These methods or professional areas include: music therapy, dance therapy, psychodrama, and movie therapy. Other methods include speech therapy, recreational therapy, photo-therapy, and poetry therapy.

Art therapy has actually developed into a human care service which expands the psychotherapeutic process to encompass the client’s visual and verbal expressions, and intellectual insights or reflections. Art therapy clients are able to deal with the same kinds of issues they would deal with in conventional talk therapies. They are not required to have any special artistic skills or abilities in order to benefit from art therapy. However, the clients engage in the therapy by creating with art materials in collaboration with the art therapist. The art therapist serves as a witness, guide, and facilitator — helping the artist-client to express their unique creativity and then “translate” their creative language into meaningful avenues of exploration and personal insights.

Drawing, painting, and sculpting help many people reconcile their inner conflicts, release deeply repressed emotions, and foster self-awareness, as well as personal growth. Some mental health providers use art therapy as a diagnostic tool and as a way to help treat disorders such as anxiety, abuse-related trauma, and schizophrenia. Art therapy sessions are also given to prison inmates and HIV patients.

Although there is relatively little scientific evidence to prove that that it helps people with cancer, many health professionals think it may encourage the cancer patients to express their emotions, which could help them improve their relationship with others. It can also take their minds and feelings away from pain and discomfort.

Art is found to be of great help most especially to a depressed individual. Through art, they can discover their anger and express it in a healthy way. In one study, art therapy was used with suicidal teenagers, and results showed that it had positive effects as part of an overall treatment plan. Teenagers with depression are often slowed down in their journey towards independence and to having a secure self-identity. Therefore, it is very helpful to provide a safe outlet for the distress that has triggered the depression. With the creative process of art therapy, negative factors that cause depression such as guilt, worthlessness, and hopelessness are gradually addressed.

When used along with other interventions for the treatment of depression, art therapy can be an effective and creative way to aid an individual’s journey toward self-knowledge and emotional health. The idea is not to focus on producing a masterpiece. The important thing to remember is to concentrate on the act of creation itself. The images that are produced can help lead the individual to a new and different understanding of how they think and feel, and this knowledge may be the tool that helps them unlock their inner happiness.

Emotional disturbances such as depression, anxiety, and stress overload are the result of losing touch with one’s own thoughts and feelings. One way to get back in touch with these thoughts and feelings is through the use of art. Art therapy provides a sense of accomplishment, enjoyment, and personal expression for those interested in simple relaxation and self-discovery.

Folk Art Auctions

Folk Art Auctions

Folk art auctions feature a wide range of objects that reflect the artist’s craft traditions, and traditional social values. Folk art is generally produced by people who have little or no academic artistic training. Folk artists usually use established techniques and styles of a particular region or culture.

Folk art auctions include paintings, sculptures and other decorative art forms. Some artists also consider utilitarian objects such as tools and costumes as folk art. For the most part, the category of folk art auctions exclude works by professional artists.

It has been my experience that folk art auctions have something for just about anyone. I found a folk art painting of a cat in a peach tree that was done by the artist Tascha. The artist also noted on the folk art auction that they create unique ceramic tile art.

My mother purchased a blanket chest for me years ago that I listed recently in a folk art auction. The chest was made about two hundred hears ago and is very beautiful. The original painted decorations are still intact.

I found an interesting folk art auction for a carnival knock-down dummy in the shape of a large cat. It was made around 1930 and is twice the size of similar items. I researched the item on a non-auction site and found that it is worth a lot of money.

My heart is still swayed by Americana folk art auctions. I recently fell in love with a painting I found up for auction of Elvis on a Harley in front of a large American flag. It was spectacular! The stretched canvas was painted with acrylics.

I especially like the Halloween themed folk art auction I found that was offered by Sister Raya New Orleans Folk Art. The title of the painting was Little Spooky the Cat – Awaiting the Great Pumpkin. The painting was painted in classic vintage style and used gold maple, red sapphire, blue pearl, white, pumpkin orange, sable brown, amber rust and jet black. I would love to have this hanging on my wall all through the autumn months.

Another folk art auction that I found and was sad to bid up past my budget was a handmade set of miniature dominos. The set was in a folk art decorated maple case. The set dates from the mid to late 1800’s. It was really exquisite and I’m sorry that I missed out on it.

I really liked another folk art auction that I found for a modern fraktur. A fraktur is a specific kind of Pennsylvania German folk art. The fraktur I found was a watercolor of a marriage record. It was very colorful and looked like it held very special significance to its original owners.

I found a wood box from Maine in a folk art auction that really appealed to me. It was rather small, but was painted chrome yellow and was trimmed in forest green. The paint was crazed and worn and it was made in the late nineteenth century. There were no visible nails and the hardware was reported as looking original.

The folk art auction that I missed out on that was way out of my price range was for an Andrew Clemens sand bottle. The sand bottle was date 1887 and was covered in patriotic decorations. It was an apothecary style bottle with a stopper and it contained at least ten different colors of sand. The bottle ended up selling for eighty five hundred dollars. I’m sure that it has ended up in an excellent collection of folk art.

I found an amusing folk art auction for three wooden carvings. The name of the piece was Three Articulating Folk Art Whimseys and were all made by the same artist. The carvings were accented with sheet metal neckties. The first carving in the folk art auction was of a cobbler, a blacksmith and a gentleman with a donkey. The second carving was a diminutive soldier and the third was a cobbler smoking a pipe. I think that this piece of Americana was purchased at a low price of three thousand dollars and was worth much more.

Decah Lambo Doors

Decah Lambo Doors

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Decah lambo doors derive from the famed Lamborghini machine with its original upward swinging doors. Decah lambo doors move outward slightly, then upward to enter and exit your car with style. With the help of a decah vertical car conversion kit installed by car conversion professionals in as little as three hours, sweet swinging decah lambo doors can become reality for your vehicle.

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Decah lambo doors can be installed by body shops and car conversion kit distributors. Give your vehicle the aura of class by purchasing a standard kit ranging in the $1500 range or modify highly regarded and elite cars such as the Porsche and Corvette with more expensive decah lambo doors kits starting at $3000. Have it installed by professionals or do it yourself – easier bolt on applications are available which can be directly shipped to you.

When buying these illustrious pivotal assembly systems for your decah lambo doors, keep in mind just how much you´re improving the overall look and feel of your car. What would you prefer: a standard four door Volkswagen Passat with no modifications or a Honda Civic with 18 inch spinning silver rims and classic lambo doors? Enough said!

Tips For Choosing A Knife For Various Outdoor Sports, Part 1

Tips For Choosing A Knife For Various Outdoor Sports, Part 1

There are countless numbers of different models of knives available on the market. Unless you know exactly what to look for and what you need, choosing the right knife can be nearly impossible. But if you’re armed with the tips in this article, you’ll be able to easily choose a knife that perfectly fits your needs.

The first thing you should determine is what you’ll be using the knife for – will it be for camping survival, hunting, defense or some other activity? Once you’ve decided what activities you plan to use the knife for, you can determine what features you need the knife to have.

Each outdoor activity requires a specific set of features. Here are some common outdoor activities, along with suggested features that you might need.

Hunting: A hunting knife will need to have a blade shape suitable for skinning animals. The size of the knife will be largely determined by the game you are hunting.

Boating: A knife for boating will need to be stainless steel, to resist corrosion. The knife should be sharp, and you’ll probably want a partially serrated blade for cutting rope.

Fishing: You will probably want two separate knives for fishing – a fillet knife and a general purpose knife. The general purpose knife should be a small to medium knife with a stainless steel blade.

Survival: A survival knife should ideally be a large, very tough knife. It should be highly resistant to rust, and tough enough to handle a lot of abuse. If you’re stranded in the wilderness, you’re not likely to be able to take care of your knife very well, plus you may need to do things with it that you normally wouldn’t.

Camping: There is probably not one perfect camping knife. You’ll have to make a choice based on the type of camping you do, as well as what other tools you have, such as a machete, saw, or axe.

You always want to be sure that the knife you pick is suitable for the activity you plan to use it for.

Character diversity in the Lost television series

Character diversity in the Lost television series

Are you feeling “lost”? Are you in a situation where you don’t know what to do or where to go? Are you trapped in a place where there’s no means of escape? Are you in the brink of breaking down and giving up? Well, that’s exactly the feelings, emotions, and thoughts that the Lost television series’ characters experienced.

Millions of audience worldwide is “in” on the Lost television series craze since its inception in 2004 by ABC Network. It has gained international recognition and garnered several awards because of the uniqueness of the show — combining the concepts of the movie “Cast Away” and the reality TV show “Survivor”. With the show’s mysterious island, secretive lives of the enigmatic characters, intriguing storylines and plots, and the creative style of the series, more and more viewers have patronized and watched it, making it one of the most popular American serial-drama television series.

Despite the big ensemble of characters — the survivors of the plane crash, the writers have creatively set the characters’ life stories in an intricate way that they intertwine each other’s lives. Their experiences and life stories are revealed episode by episode through a flashback, which leads them to the decisions and choices they make in the island. The cast is composed of a variety of personalities, thus writers find it flexible to play with the storylines. This diversity in characters are reflected through the judgments they make while living on the island, their different backgrounds affect the way they treat each other and the situation at hand, and their respective secrets hinder them from revealing and showing their true selves. But as the series progress from one season to another, more and more characters appear and disappear yet the diversity in the roles portrayed are not lost. These characters are imbibed in the persons of an Iraqi Republican Sayid, pregnant Australian Claire, troubled surgeon Jack, unlucky-psychotic lotto winner Hurley, dance teacher Shannon, con man Sawyer, rich Korean couple Yunjin and Jin, fugitive Kate, ex-rock star drug addict Charlie, mysterious crippled-adventurer John, construction worker Michael, Michael’s young son Walt, Shannon’s step brother Boone, Catholic priest and Nigerian criminal Eko, airport security guard Ana Lucia, clinical psychologist Libby, former Scottish soldier Desmond, leader of the “Others” Ben/Henry, loving couple Rose and Bernard, shipwrecked Frenchwoman Danielle, and more.

With Lost television series’ continuing success and popularity, more twists are coming up and created in the story. The Lost television series attracts many because the characters’ dilemma, choices, experiences, emotions, confusions, hurts, and other feelings are of real life drama that people and viewers can relate to it.

The Benefits of Business Improvement Programs

The Benefits of Business Improvement Programs

By attending to an effective, well-structured Business Improvement Program (BIP), business owners are able to learn elaborate, reliable marketing and business management techniques with minimal time and effort. A solid, coherent Business Improvement Program can easily make the difference between a poorly managed, low-rewarding, average business and a prosperous, lucrative, well-run business with long-term prospects and well-established goals and objectives. Business Improvement Programs are appropriate for both small and extended business owners, providing program attendants with a set of comprehensive materials that account for all the relevant aspects of a prosperous, successful business.

There are various reliable training websites and online services that offer business owners the opportunity to enroll in professional Business Improvement Programs for free or in exchange for a reasonable sum of money. You can either choose to participate actively, by attending to specific business seminaries and courses, or, if your time doesn’t allow it, you can simply purchase self-study oriented materials that allow you to assimilate valuable information in the comfort of your home. However, it is best to personally attend to Business Improvement Programs, as active participation allows you to exchange opinions and interact with well-trained professionals.

In addition, business seminaries and courses encourage attendants to confront their opinions with other people, allowing participants to express their ideas and beliefs regarding business management solutions and marketing strategies. Considering the fact that most Business Improvement Programs are focused not only on theory, but also on the development of practical skills and logical abilities, attendants are able to view their business from a different perspective, approaching and solving problems in a more objective manner.

Business Improvement Programs are appropriate for all business owners, regardless of the nature of their managed business. Such programs account for very important features such as innovative sales and marketing strategies, effective solutions for consolidating the relations with clients, reliable strategies for attracting new potential clients to a certain business, strategies for neutralizing competition, strategies for establishing priorities and long-term objectives, and various other business-related aspects. Business Improvement Programs are presented and taught by the best professionals in the branch, providing you with support and encouragement over the entire period of the training program. By the end of the training program, you will have developed an extended package of valuable information regarding proper business planning and management, corroborated with a set of practical skills and abilities that will improve your relations with your employees and potential customers.

A solid, well-structured Business Improvement Program can help you boost the profitability of your business in a short amount of time. Whether you own a struggling, oscillating business or, by contrast, a successful, properly managed business, BIP can teach you how to get the most out of it with minimal effort. Business Improvement Programs can also help you better evaluate the overall efficiency of your business, teaching you how to quickly identify and correct emerging problems. Business Improvement Programs are the best means to rapidly enhance the efficiency and the prosperity of your business.