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Louis Vuitton High Jewelry Savoir Faire

This is a very short video of an artist/craftsman making Louis Vuitton’s beautifully detailed pieces of fine jewelry. The video is elegant in it’s simplicity.

Video courtesy of LouisVuitton

On This Day – Vincent van Gogh Died

On July 29, 1890, Artist Vincent van Gogh died, two days after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, in Auvers, France, at age 37.

I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paint used in the picture.

~Vincent van Gogh

So very true. Vincent's "Portrait of Doctor Gachet", 1890, sold for $82.5 million in 1990 to Japanese Industrialist Ryoei Saito, making it then the world's most expensive painting. Saito created quite a scandal in the art world when he jokingly claimed he wanted the painting cremated and buried with him upon his death. However, after Saito's death in 1996 and much speculation as to who now owns Gachet, it's whereabouts are still relatively unknown.

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What is my inspiration?

I am BORED to tears right now! I am so unispired! I have nothing that I want to blog about right now! I am sick to death of Facebook! I am sick to death of people complaining about their jobs! How about “you still have a job!’ Wow! If one more of my friends gets laid off I don’t know what I’m going to do! The big three is affecting so many people in all industries, not just the auto industry. Hell, I worked in adverstising and lost my job along with most of my friends at different agencies in  the Metro Detroit area. There are more of us unemployed than employed. I was in the 7th round of layoffs, which lets you know how large the scope was. We went from 400+ employess occupying 4 floors to under 200 employees on 3 floors.

I am thankful that I am a talented artist. Creatives are more in demand right now than anything else. As a photographer, I can set my own hours and pretty much work as much or as little as I want. Most of my friends don’t have that option. They will all be competing for the handful of jobs in Media and Advertising that will eventually become available. Thing is, there will not be as many jobs offered as have been taken away. Everytime I watch the news I worry that the company that I came from will close up shop. I need to go have a drink. I’ll come back if I get inspired.