Monthly Archives: January 2017

Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 28 of 100

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I’ve made 2 sales and one potential sale in the past 24 hours–a record for me outside of the Venice Beach vendor spots. This is important because the sales were done through three sources: word-of-mouth, social media, and physical location. The word-of-mouth happened when one brother noticed a print that his brother had purchased from me. The social media sale happened when a coworker saw the Facebook live video I had posted and wanted one of the prints used in the broadcast for his house. The physical location sale happened at the Coffee Cartel, which has metal prints of mine up on the wall (just like the picture posted on this blog entry).

As I mentioned on a different blog entry, I have good days and difficult days when it comes to sales. I don’t expect this to change. I do hope, however, that I can make my sales sustainable enough to justify doing my business for a lot longer than 100 days.

Time to get to work again.

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 27 of 100

IMG_0321.JPGJust a pretty post today from Palos Verdes. I’ll add more in a bit. 🙂

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 26 of 100

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The back cover description for American Vineyard is now finished! I’m proud to share it on this blog:

A Timeless Story of Love, Loss, and Friendship

In 1980s America, six adolescents struggle to secretly build a ranch fence to repay a large debt caused by their own carelessness. As the fence construction nears completion, an unexpected evil strikes the children, testing their character and resolve to right an unfathomable wrong.

American Vineyard is Vincent Lowry’s finest coming-of-age novel about youth and innocence. Vincent’s other works are #LucysLetter – The Children of the Greenhouse Age, Surfing the Seconds, Dreams Reign Supreme, and Constellation Chronicles – The Lost Civilization of Aries. Vincent was educated at Tulane University in New Orleans, and he lives in Southern California with his son.

Praise for Vincent Lowry’s Books

#LucysLetter – The Children of the Greenhouse Age  

“Well written. A lovely little story with a big message.”

-Doreen Ashbrook

Surfing the Seconds

“I love the way Vincent Lowry writes, each word a picture, each line a memory waiting to be revisited. I have so many bookmarks and underlines in this Kindle edition that I found it hard to pick one line to share.”

-Pamela Barrett

Dreams Reign Supreme

“This was a fantastic short read. An excellent balance of short stories and poems.”

-Jeanette Glazewski

 

Constellation Chronicles – The Lost Civilization of Aries

“Vincent Lowry has created a science fiction book that held my attention from the very start.”

-Sandra Stiles

 

 

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 25 of 100

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I have a lot of friends dropping Facebook because the site has become too argumentative and hostile. They’ve been FB members for years, but they’ve gotten to the point where the costs of using the site (namely the constant disputes and trolling) outweigh the benefits (catching up with family and friends). I understand this fatigue all too well. I’ve encountered posts and pictures on my own updates that I really didn’t want there in the first place, but I’m not going to waste my time on the hassle of deleting them or unfriending the person who caused the situation (both actions make me look like a jerk). Yes, I can change the security settings, but I really don’t care to fiddle with buttons for an hour or two to find out that not much will change as a result.

I guess I’ll continue to deal with the site for now. Others, not so much.

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 24 of 100

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I did my first fine art metal print live video today on Facebook with my girlfriend. It turned out pretty good considering that we have never done a video before showcase the fine art. I wanted to post the video on this blog, but I need to upgrade my service in order to do so. Instead, all I can post is a link: https://www.facebook.com/VincentLowryPhotography/.

I hope you enjoy it! My girlfriend did a wonderful job with the water and ketchup on the print!

(Vincent Lowry – Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

 

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 23 of 100

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I happily read that two more National Parks have defied the gag order placed upon them: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/two-more-national-parks-appear-to-defy-donald-trump-on-twitter/ar-AAmfl6f?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

#Resist

And I’m proud to add my excerpt from #LucysLetter – The Children of the Greenhouse Age

A House on Fire Cannot Stand

From the Children of Tomorrow:

Many score years will pile as high as a mountain and stretch as wide as a great river in the eras following your generation. The decisions you make during your brief stay on this borrowed planet determine whether that mountain, in the lens of time, is capped with snow and embraced by the beauty of scented evergreens, and whether that river is pure with fresh rain and flowing in abundance for tomorrow’s farms and communities. The statutes and policies you set regarding the health of our shared home is not confined to the age in which you live. Those laws are stones thrown into the lake of Earth’s history. The ripples spread with each succeeding generation—widening, growing, influencing—and become precedence for the subsequently tossed stones of legislation.

If a house divided against itself cannot stand, than neither can a house on fire. You must not turn a blind eye to the smoke signs of rising temperatures, melting glaciers, violent storms, diminishing reservoirs, burning forests. You must look with courage at the emergency which threatens our communal abode, and dedicate an unwavering, immediate focus—united in principle and policy—in snuffing out the peril smoldering in our midst. The hour of action is upon your generation. A newborn flame is manageable, but a mature inferno fed by the winds of denial, delay and indecisiveness becomes unstoppable. The great test of humanity’s fate shall unfold in your lifetime, determining whether the children of tomorrow will inherit the embers of a lost paradise once ample with diversity and beauty, or whether they will live in comfort and peace in a house, a world, saved and preserved.

With love for all,

-Lucy Gold & The Children of Tomorrow

(Vincent Lowry – Author of #LucysLetter and American Vineyard)

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Following a Dream in 2017 – Day 22 of 100

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Two of my customers received 24×36″ metal prints today, and both customers praised the quality and look of the prints. They were very pleased about their purchase, which will serve well when friends and family ask about the new art in their house. I try my best to produce quality work when it comes to my prints and books. If my art ever falls short of that desired goal (even in blog posts that contain typos), I will always try to do better next time to fix my mistakes.

It’s time for dinner now. I’m making myself salmon with veggie soup. It’s still very cold outside because of the rain (I saw frost this morning!), so eating something warm sounds amazing right now. 🙂

-Vincent Lowry (Author of American Vineyard and #LucysLetter)

 

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