I read yesterday about the stand-off between the Philippines and China. i thought to myself, oh great, here comes another world war. But then I read about the killings of innocent people in Syria. SO I said to myself, oh great there's another opening for world war and US Troops. Ah, but then I heard about the killings of Christians in Northern Nigeria. Surely this will require US troops on the ground. Oh, but what about the unannounced race wars in America where we already have troops on the ground? When it gets down & dirty, the color of your skin and facial features will be the determining factor in whether you live or die. No matter who your friends may be, it's a race thing. So don't be surprised when you see your face on a Dead or Alive poster. Truth will become what is protected with a gun. Am I being alarmist? too negative? Frankly, I don't know. Every day the news reports on more killings, slayings, murders, suicides, genocides, infanticides, than I can keep up with. Peace, some say, isn't profitable. Maybe there is a way to make it so. Maybe all those "prayer warriors" out there can focus on establishing peace within themselves so that they can then share it with others. I hate to admit to prejudice. However, when the actions of certain people groups reinforces past stereotypes, it becomes more difficult to remain neutral. Pray for peace. Prepare for war.
Yeah, so Facebook changes its photo pages, and it seems to allow more room for unrequested, unapproved, and frankly unwanted advertisements. I have returned here to see about creating pages on which to display paintings for sale.
*Wait a minute. Does every one who picks up a brush soon think that their paintings are valuable? Just saying.*
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. So it is said. After all, my reason for using a free web service is to minimize my costs, & maximize my profits. I would not be adverse to paying these folks a commission of 10 to 20 %.
Anyway, if you stop here and browse, please leave a message, comment, something so that I know I'm getting hits. If you do not see anything you like, make a suggestion. I take requests. I may not act on them, but I take them.
Be Blessed. - steve
One of my FB Friends said, "It's really not necessary to wish me a Happy Day.
I served because it was the right thing for me to do."
I agree with him. It sometimes feels 'not so good' when I hear it.
I suppose that I may still be feeling a bit guilty about surviving the Army Experience during the Vietnam Era, 1971-1978 for me.
I am glad to be here.
I am glad that I served in the Army.
I'm not so happy about the men & women that didn't make it home.
And those that made it home, but then took themselves out.
Welcome home was all I really needed to hear.
And a hug would have been nice.
Be there for someone else.
I can't tell you how much they will appreciate it.
Sometimes something is presented to you that you are not sure how to respond. Such is the case with this Weebly. I noticed that
a friend was using weebly to sell their paintings. I have not asked them for their updated results. During my first month on
http://www.etsy.com/shop/prdad007, I sold one of my new creations, and thought that this was going to be great. No sales since then, but I am hopeful. If you use one of my images, please, at least give me the credit, and better yet, send some USD to firstname.lastname@example.org through Paypal.
I saw that a friend, an artist on facebook, had created a site for her art here on weebly. I have clicked so many buttons now, I think I've done the same. I am not sure where this is all headed, but I know that if I continue to spread good news about good things that more good should come to me. So, yes, this is a selfish venture after all. It started out, or so I thought, not about me, but the reality is...well, you know. Visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/prdad007 to buy my art.
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Vietnam Era Vet, Painter, Professional Husband & Father