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It was a very bad year that strengthened her faith and grew her business!

Posted by Charisse Louis on January 28th, 2010
ChaRene Graphic Design

At the end of 2008, I discovered my parents neighbor had filed a lawsuit against them for cutting down a tree they believed was theirs to cut. Before I realized the seriousness of the charges, I attempted to talk with these neighbors on behalf of my mom and dad. The door was slammed in my face and so began my nightmare. The stress from the lawsuit was too much for my dad and less than a week before the trial, my mom found him dead from a massive heart attack. During the next few weeks, my mom suffered from horrible migraines that I attributed to the stress of both events. Almost a month to the date that my dad passed away, I found my mom unresponsive from a stroke.

Two brain surgeries and months of rehabilitation later, my mom survived! I was told point blank by her surgeon that it was a real miracle she was alive and functioning. Many other strange events occurred during these few months and I was beginning to feel cursed. But amazingly, as the sole care giver to my mom, I was able to grow my business significantly during the worst economic downturn since the great depression. I believe it was my faith that sustained me, kept me going, working and carried me through this intense personal trial. My desire, through this condensed version of my story, is to give others the hope and faith that what may seem impossible truly is possible.

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BZTAT is where it’s at!

Artist Vicki Boatright, known as “BZTAT” (pronounced bee-zee-tat), specializes in whimsical drawings, paintings and prints of cats, dogs and other companion animals.

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BZTAT creates colorful customized pet portraits, which are unique in their original contemporary style.

BZTAT also creates murals and other artworks that address social issues, community development, and cultural diversity.

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Three Twenty Something’s are making their mark, Geared up for SUCCESS

Introducing the Gear Ring by Kinekt Design

Kinekt Design (pronounced “Connect”) brings forward-thinking design objects and products that fuse together a modern aesthetic with tangible interaction.

New York, New York, February 05, 2010 – Kinekt Design LLC, announced its first product launch – the Gear Ring.  The ring is crafted from the highest grade alloy of jewelry stainless steel to ensure the function and precision of all the components.  It embodies the company’s vision of playful yet refined design.

A few companies are taking notice:


The company has been working on developing the Gear Ring for over a year and this is their first rotating/spinning piece.  A product designed for men and women, the ring is elegant yet striking, with comfort styling and smooth movement at a great price of $165. The price includes FREE world wide shipping comes with a LIFETIME WARRANTY and can be purchased online.  A video can be seen below or on the company website ( which shows how the Gear Ring works.

Kinekt Design creator, Glen Liberman, was always fascinated and inspired by small mechanisms and their movements. With this interest, the concept was envisioned for the Gear Ring, a product “complex enough to play with, yet simple enough to wear:”

Interview with the three owners: Andy Patel, Glen Liberman and Rachel Liberman

Question: How did the three of you start working together?

Answer: Well, Glen and Rachel started working together first.  Rachel and Glen have launched projects/products together as well working independently.  When Rachel met Andy and learned he had a strong business and finance background as well as an entrepreneurial passion it made more and more sense for all three of us to start working together.  Our first business together is Kinekt Design LLC.

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Interview with Artist Extraordinaire Lynne Taetzsch that knows how to Market her Work

Many artists are not able to commercialize their products properly and therefore they are not able to get a fair price for their work.  Lynne Taetzsch is not only a well know and respected artist but she knows how to market her work.  What follows is and interview with Lynne:

Andrew Spriegel: Your website is very easy to navigate and you seem very computer savvy, why is that?

Lynne Taetzsch: I’ve had a website for 12 years, beginning with Netscape’s built-in web designer, moving on to HotDog, and then Dreamweaver, learning along the way.  I read books about good web design, subscribe to newsletters, and take constructive feedback seriously.  I look at other artists’ websites, too, noticing what I like and don’t like.

I also love working on the computer, so it’s fun for me to manage, update and promote my website on the Internet.  The first computer I owned was an IBM System 23, where I used a database management system to operate my direct-mail publishing business.

Andrew Spriegel: Who does your packaging for your art, the painting I received from you was the best packaging I had ever received?

Lynne Taetzsch: I order specially made boxes just the right size for my paintings.  They are packed at a local Pak-Mail in Ithaca, where the owner carefully protects the paintings with Styrofoam insulation to be sure they are safe. 

Andrew Spriegel: How much do you use social networking?

Lynne Taetzsch: I have just begun to use social networking over the past six months to a year, although I guess I’ve been a member of LinkedIn for a lot longer.  Several of my art collectors are on it, as well as other artists who exchange advice.

I have a Facebook Fan Page now, and my fans continually increase.  I post to it 5 or 6 days a week.  But my most active social activity is blogging.  I’ve been doing my abstract art blog for years, and try to post 5 days a week.  I talk about my latest artwork and post images as they are being made.  My blogs are automatically sent to Twitter now, also. 

I have videos on YouTube, one of which has received over 57,000 views.  In the blog I talk about the meaning of abstract art.

Andrew Spriegel: How do you do so much writing in between your painting?

Lynne Taetzsch: I’ve been a writer all my life, and have published 11 books.  I always loved both art and writing, though art is my first love.  The writing often helped me make a living, though.

I write fast (like I do everything), so it is not a problem for me to keep up with my art blog.  That material is then used again on Facebook, etc.  Or I will simply post an image with a description, which just takes a few minutes.

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