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The Power Of Artistic Gifts

Art can link an emotion to an intended message. The power of artistic gifts is how they create a certain response that enhances the communication. For example, those who embrace spirituality in their lives might find dolphin art to have soothing and uplifting quality.

Artistic Gifts Leverage Communication

The power of artistic gifts is how they can leverage communication. Here’s an example. The most meaningful gifts I’ve received from my children are the handmade cards they made. Their handiwork touched me in a far deeper way than a store-bought gift.

SHOP Thomas Deir Hawaii Art onlineNot everyone has the time or has cultivated their own talent to create artwork as gifts. Today we have the luxury of jumping online to purchase unique artistic gifts. The important thing is to choose the artwork that best delivers the emotional aspect of your message.

Artistic Gifts Say, “You Value Them!”

The power of artwork as gifts is in the way it says you value the recipient. It shows that you made the effort to find a unique gift and meaningful. It communicates how you feel about them. Giving artwork, even if you are not the artist, is a way to bestow original gifts to co-workers, friends and loved ones

Art includes a variety of things such as tapestry, metal working, poetry, drawings, music, carvings, sculptures, paintings, jewelry and many more other forms. The amazing characteristic of artwork is the unique quality. There are vast art forms and they are incredibly unique.

A Final Thought…

This post touched on leveraging artistic gifts to enhance communication, a critical aspect of society. It shows one more way how art changes the world.

Bison cave paintingWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when we say the word “caveman”? Usually one of the first mental images that pops up are cave drawings. Early man communicated in ways that we wouldn’t understand today, however most everyone through the ages understand imagery. The drawings could have been made as a way to communicate a situation to others, however in a historic sense, early man’s drawings have become powerful artistic gifts to us because the drawings give us insight to the life of cave dwellers.

Art has countless expressions in man’s cultures and societies.

What is your experience with giving or receiving artwork as gifts?
Please feel free to leave your comments.

Aloha,

Thomas
www.thomasdeir.com

Happiness and Gratitude

During this time of year, we often give one another the greeting, “Happy Thanksgiving!” For me, that greeting helps me reflect on happiness and gratitude.

Thoughts I have had over the years about happiness and gratitude.

From November 22, 2016
“I am grateful that I had the opportunity to participate a fundraising event for the Hawaii HOME Project helping homeless people get medical attention. Grateful to Dona and David Miller and Sandy and David Siemann for introducing me to this meaningful fundraiser that’s been going for 10 years. Pictured are Tracey and Tabitha, whom I met and are now off the street and back into a stable home! Now they have some art to enjoy as they move forward! This makes me happy!”

From November 21, 2016
“I was talking with a contractor in Florida the other day. We share similar views on happiness – it’s based on how we handle difficulties in life. He said, ‘Pain is inevitable, misery is a choice’.”

From July 4, 2016
“Happy Independence Day! Freedom isn’t free, if it weren’t for our brave soldiers I couldn’t be an artist and you couldn’t buy art. Happy Gratitude Day!”

From June 2015 (Regarding the unveiling of a tile mural)
“Wow, I’m all choked up with gratitude! And thank you everyone who could be there to share in this special moment.”

From July 4, 2012
“Independence is freedom of choice. As we look around the world, and the world looks at US, we all see the value of freedom. Freedom is respect for the individual; hence ‘Independence Day’. Happiness is gratitude for freedom. Be happy. Be free.”

From May 2012
“There was a time when I had conflict with a person. Through the power of love (empathy, gratitude, humility, forgiveness) I managed to turn that conflict around. Today, I am grateful to have the opportunity to help make the rest of her life the best it can be. She deserves it. Love heals.”

Gratitude Makes Me Happy

From 2009
“Happiness is a state of mind that is fortified through gratitude and sincerity. Surround yourself with grateful, honest, and meaningful people and you will be happy – I did, and look at me, I’M HAPPY!”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Hawaii Artist Launches New Website and e-Catalog

The new website allows visitors to view the scope of Hawaii artist Thomas Deir’s artwork in a broad or detailed view. The website is designed with improved navigation and functionality for a user-friendly experience.

Christ of the Deep, original painting by Hawaii artist Thomas Deir
Christ of the Deep, original painting by Hawaii artist Thomas Deir

Hawaii artist Thomas Deir invites online guests to visit new website and e-Catalog

HONOLULU, HAWAII, NOVEMBER 2016

Hawaii artist Thomas Deir proudly announces the launch of the new website for Thomas Deir Studios. The website includes extensive images and information to help customers understand the artist’s full range of artistic and design solutions. Photos, videos and text bring together a sweeping picture of Thomas Deir Studios’ creativity and craftsmanship across a wide range of applications, including original paintings and wall art for home or office, interior and outdoor mosaics, tile murals for bath and shower, and kitchen backsplash tile murals.

“The website is lightweight and fast! It was created with the user experience in mind. It’s designed using with latest software and is compatible with desktop browsers and mobile devices. We want users to benefit from richer online content that’s easy to navigate and easy to share with others. The new website allows users to share artwork and website pages with friends and family on social sites including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+,” said Deir

Visitors Can Explore Hawaii Artist Custom Portfolio and Ready-Made Artwork

The Purple Effect, Hawaii abstract painting by artist Thomas Deir
“The Purple Effect”, Hawaii abstract painting by Thomas Deir

The new website allows visitors to explore custom portfolio of artwork such as original Hawaii art paintings or custom designed wall art such as Giclee triptychs. Deir’s custom portfolio also features hand painted tile murals and floor mosaics for interior and exterior applications. Design solutions for kitchens, bathrooms, living room walls, entryways, businesses, restaurants, and even swimming pools are showcased on the new site.

The e-Catalog allows customers to browse Thomas Deir Studios ready-made collections such as Hawaii abstract paintings, canvas originals, Giclee canvas prints, matted art prints, and tile mural reproductions. From the e-Catalog, customers can shop for unique artwork with a significantly lower price than the custom artwork. Visitors can purchase their art directly from the e-Catalog website.

About Thomas Deir Studios

Hanauma Bay Tile Mural Entrance
Hanauma Bay Tile Mural Entrance

Thomas Deir Studios, founded nearly 25 years ago, provides high quality Hawaii artwork to customers in and around Honolulu, HI, and other U.S. states and other countries. Deir’s Hawaii art includes original paintings on canvas, Giclee prints, custom tile murals and mosaics.  Many of Hawaii artist Thomas Deir’s original tile murals grace locations on Oahu, including the entrance of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and 15 public schools across Oahu. The murals range in size and they are less than 140 square feet. Two of Deir’s larger tile murals adorn walls at the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki and Hilton Hawaiian Waikiki Resort. For more information, visit http://www.thomasdeir.com/ and https://www.thomasdeirstudios.com.

A PDF file of this material is also available: Hawaii Artist Launches New Website

Veterans Day Reflection

Veterans Day on Hawaii Artist blog postToday, Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have served our nation. We take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice they and their families have made for us, the people who enjoy the freedoms of the United States of America. All of us, regardless of our status as citizens, pay our respects to the more than 21 million military veterans, great men and women who proudly serve or have served in the armed forces.

Brief History of Veterans Day

Did you know there are about 21 million military veterans in the United States?
Every year on November 11th, Americans celebrate Veterans Day to honor the millions of men and women who have served in our country’s military. Did you know that this day did not always have the name Veterans Day?

We don’t know them all but we owe them all. — Anonymous

This day was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the truce signed between the allies and Germany ending World War 1 (WW1) at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year 1918.

The first Armistice Day celebrated in the United States was the following year on November 11, 1919. On that day, all business and activities were suspended for two minutes at 11:00 am. After the two minutes of silence, parades and public gatherings were held. In following years, a tradition began that continues today, America honored the Unknown Soldier on Armistice Day. At 11:00 am on November 11 of every year since, a color guard ceremony representing every branch of the military occurs at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.

The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all veterans, including those who served in WW1. Oddly, for seven years, the day was celebrated in October. Congress moved the day to October 4 in 1968 – so that Americans could enjoy a long weekend. Fortunately, in 1975, President Gerald Ford declared the day to move back to the original, historically significant day of November 11.

More facts about Veterans Day:

  • 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war.
  • 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • 2 million veterans are women.
  • 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975).
  • 5.5 million veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present).
  • Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II (1941-1945), about 620,000 are still alive.
  • 2 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
  • 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
  • As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
  • As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million), Texas (1.7 million).
  • The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.

Source: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts