From a study measuring happiness, increases in incomes produce large hedonic gains in developing countries, small variable gains in Europe, and negative gains in the U.S., while companionship "yields more happiness in individualistic societies (like the U
Support economic gardening where cities invest economic development dollars in growing their own companies vs stealing them from other cities.
Invest in local lenders that care and know how to assist in the development of local businesses vs attracting only national lenders who have no ties to the local market.
Establish programs to hire and train from within the community with the help of the beta community vs training local companies to rely on outside entities for talent.
Identify the core beta community of conscious creatives in your
region/city/neighborhood and draw on them for leadership, vision and
talent vs hiring people from outside the community. Related to above.
A stunning image - one of a series - by Michael Seidman.
There are a few people I have discovered on Flickr with the true artist's eye and Michael is very much one of them, taking photography into new areas using digital technology but all the while avoiding the pastiche and the faux oil paint. Look at his photostream to see many more gems like this one.
It is probably clear from my posts, that I have more than a passing
interest in photography, art and craft. Indeed, over the past three
years that interest has developed into an attempt to if not make a
living, to at least get some return on what I would be doing anyway. So
here are links to where you can find my 'stuff' and with luck buy
Photography and digital art.
My primary site for this is Panchromatica Designs.
I have a limit on the number of images I can upload to that site, so if
you like what you see you should also look at my site on Flickr.
In the nature of things, Flickr is less about 'finished' pieces of work
and more about recording experiments, sharing images and community, but
if you see anything there that you like, the please get in touch and I
will give you a quote.
I also have an EBay shop.
This is something of an experiment and depending on sales could end up
as either the place where I sell a restricted set of images/print sizes
or my main outlet.
Making jewellery is something of a new venture. Unlike photography,
which has been in my life for something like 40 years, it is something
I have only recently started doing. I am trying online sales, this time
at Etsy. At the moment
there is again some overlap with the prints and with EBay ( I think I
have the pricing consistent!), but again this will I hope settle down.
This information will stay accessible via TyePad's Pages function. Look at the sidebar to the left and see the heading More Information. This (and other pages to come) will be listed there.