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About PIPA Fine Art

“Art and creativity in people's consciousness is all things to all people and a profound reflection of man's relationship with life.” It communicates with one’s self and the world we build around us, reflecting an impressive array of memories and emotions, happiness and sorrows, love and hate, truth and fables. Art teaches people, entertains people and inspires greatness. But art is much more; it’s a creative experience which explores the mysterious, the sublime, the unexpected, the often obscure and otherworldly, bringing fleeting moments of profound meaning into frozen moments of time; a moment that would otherwise have been invisible to us. Our world is immersed with visual images that function for a great diversity of purposes; on a personal, and professional level. Images are icons that we construct around ourselves which give us a sense of possession of the world around us and help define our place within it. Photography is also used in the advertising industry to convey a sense of glamor and envy in order to sell products and services. Photographs demonstrate our strengths and professionalism, our friendliness and work ethics, or quality and our product’s attributes. Photographic possibilities are all around us, now it’s your turn to be an inspiration. Please visit our landscape and nature photography galleries for all of your printing options today.

OMG These Are So Damn Cool

I’m so intrigued by these…. I went to my best friends house last night to hang out and he husband, who is a gadget guy, just recently purchased this virtual reality headset. I’m not much for gadgets So I’m like “oh wow Rich those are neat” in my not so interested voice. He insisted I try it out with this game he had…so cool…I’m hooked… it was so much fun!! These are totally on my “I Can’t Live Without” Wish List lol!

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

12 Beautiful Gingham Patterns Home Decor

Is your home or office a one-dimensional decorated spaces? Meaning, uniformly bland painted walls like you see in an elementary school or high school, or the boring and unappealing walls of a hospitals. We all know the reason schools and hospitals are painted this way, to avoid drawing attention away from studying, focusing on other things or relaxing your brain. However, painting your home this way may be a bad idea for so many reasons. We all spend a good amount of time in our homes and of course we all want our homes to be a place of relaxation however, we also need our homes to show our personality. If you have solid colored wall and need a quick fix add some patterns to your textiles. Some thing as simple as adding throw pillows could change the look and feel of the room in a matter of seconds. Here are 12 Gingham patterns that I found interesting. Each photo is directed back to the arts who create them.

Moroccan Dice Throw Pillow by David Kent Collections

Moroccan Dice by David Kent Collections

Olive Green Gingham Throw Pillow by Melissa Fague

Olive Green Gingham by Melissa Fague

4th of July Skinny Gingham Throw Pillow by Anne LaFollette

4th of July Skinny Gingham by Anne LaFollette

Blue Vichy by SEAFOAM12

Blue Vichy by SEAFOAM12

Spoiled Grid Throw Pillow by Bitart

Spoiled Grid by Bitart

Very Berry Gingham by C'EST LA VIV

Very Berry Gingham by C’EST LA VIV

Watercolor doodle gingham - yellow Throw Pillow by: Angela Minca

Watercolor Doodle Gingham – Yellow by: Angela Minca

AFE Tartan Pattern 2 by AFE Images (Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza)

AFE Tartan Pattern 2 by AFE Images (Amalia Ferreira-Espinoza)

Panted Gingham - Mint Throw Pillow by Jess Phoenix

Panted Gingham – Mint by Jess Phoenix

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Book Recommendation: The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!

Is the financial plan of mediocrity-a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as The Slowlane-your plan for creating wealth? You know how it goes-go to school, get a good job, save 10 percent of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day you can retire rich. The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river. For those who don’t want a lifetime subscription to “settle for less,” and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there. Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road to wealth that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.

About the Author:

MJ DeMarco is a semi-retired entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and international best-selling author who’s books have been translated in over 15 languages worldwide. He is the current founder of Viperion Publishing Corp., a media company focused on online and print content distribution. He also is admin/founder for The Fastlane Forum, the web’s leading destination forum for start-up, finance, and entrepreneurial business discussions.

Prior to embarking into the world of writing and authorship, he was the former start-up Founder/CEO of (1997-2007), a global ground transportation aggregator and marketplace that he successfully built and grew into a profitable multi-million dollar company, all with no money, no formal training, and with just a few employees. In 2001, he sold the company in an exit event but later reacquired the company via bankruptcy reorganization. He later sold the company again in 2007 to a Phoenix-based private equity company.

By refusing to accept society’s default template for mediocrity (THE SCRIPT: jobs, 401(k)s, frugality, give your life savings to Wall-Street) MJ was able to retire young in his thirties without sacrificing the good life. Yes, that means he isn’t playing Wall-Street’s “hope, wait, and pray” game where you nervously invest all your savings into the stock market, all while commiserating over the Starbucks you couldn’t drink because saving $4.12 was more important. (Do people seriously believe that sh*t?)

Currently, MJ owns a publishing company which produces, distributes, and licenses his work around the world while contributing daily to an entrepreneurial community featuring over 40,000 entrepreneurs. He lives in Scottsdale Arizona and enjoys road trips, softball, travel, fitness and nutrition, working out, and recklessly exploring the Sonoran desert on his UTV.

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Book Reviews:

Ben Love rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ it was amazing !!

No no no… not another get-rich-quick book???!!! Except it’s not. 113 out of 125 reviews on Amazon rated this five stars and left a ton of positive comments. So I bought it to see what all the fuss is about…
Rich Dad, Poor Dad is often considered the “go to” book of this category, and I would’ve agreed until I read this. It’s also no Four Hour Work Week either.
I much prefer MJ’s approach – no B-S, practical and realistic advice, handfuls of applicable psychology to push the norms you may have come into this work with.
I think you need a certain, very open mindset to approach this book and have it make sense for you. I can now see why it attracted so much love on Amazon.
A healthy read, but be prepared to be personally challenged.

Leo Polovets rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book is amazing, which surprised me because the title is so bad. No, not just bad, but cringeworthy. Despite the title, the content is golden. The author, a self-made millionaire, breaks down a lot of accepted ideas about how to build wealth (like investing in 401Ks and mutual funds) and presents superior alternatives. The main premise of the book is that the traditional road to wealth has two main problems: the road is not in your control and it’s a very, very long road. The solution is to start a business of your own; to be your own boss and not just work for one; to be the guy selling franchises, not the guy buying them. This gives you much more control and the ability to build wealth for yourself as quickly as you can produce value for the rest of the world. Early in the book, the author poses the following question: how many 20-somethings or 30-somethings do you know who got rich from investing in mutual funds or stashing their money into 401Ks? It’s definitely an interesting thing to think about: that the path to financial independence that “financial gurus” keep promoting is not how they themselves became rich, and it won’t make you rich for many decades (if ever). The book has a lot of nuggets of wisdom about what kind of entrepreneurial ventures you should consider, how to approach various opportunities, and so on.

Tin Phan rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A must read for everyone. One of the best books I have ever read.

Eartha rated it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It has been awhile since I’ve read a book that I couldn’t put down. Definitely one of the most inspiring and motivating business books I have ever read.

12 Of The Best Street Art Murals

I simply love street art. Street art not only helps beautify a city; it gives the views a unique perspective of the area and the artists exposure to their work. Noticing the details of an area and the artist’s imagination help capture the essence of a place, a person, a moment in time, or real insight in to your own soul. Many cities have specially designated places for street art and murals and more are embracing the art form each day; some of which are even going as far as creating tours based around the beautiful wall murals. Here are a dozen beautifully created murals throughout the world that we found on various social media sites. Please take time to check out each artists work and their pages.

Rise Up in the Dirt Wall Mural by BK Foxx

“Rise Up in the Dirt” by BK Foxx @bkfox Found on Instagram

“The Council of Monkeys” by Goin Found on Instagram

Looking for the Truth by Jade Rivera @jade1rivera Photo by Roby Stowe

Looking for the Truth by Jade Rivera @jade1rivera Photo by Roby Stowe Found on Instagram

Sea Turtle Street Art Artist Unknown photographed by @scottglasson1

“Sea Turtle” Artist Unknown photographed by @scottglasson1 Found on Instagram

Double Decker bus Vila Madalena by Eduardo Kobra @kobrastreetart

Double Decker Bus Vila Madalena by Eduardo Kobra @kobrastreetart Found on Instagram

6.Half Martha Mixed Media Wall Mural Street Art by BORDALO II

Half Martha by BORDALO II @b0rdalo_ii Found on Instagram

Hand and Flower Wall Mural Street Art Artist Unknown

“Hand and Flower” Artist Unknown found on Pinterest

City of Brotherly Love Artist Unknown photographed by PipaFineArt

“City of Brotherly Love” Artist Unknown photographed by PipaFineArt

Building The City Wall Mural Street Art by Michael Webb

“Building The City” by Michael Webb

Wall Mural Street Art By Astro ODV

Unknown Title By Astro ODV Photographed by Manuela Geypen Found on Facebook

Black and White animal mural street art by Belgian ROA

Wall Mural by Belgian ROA Found on Facebook

"Eyes Shut" Wall Mural Street Art by Nean

“Eyes Shut” by Nean Found on Facebook