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CHRISTIE SMITH: ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSPIRING CREATIVITY DURING COVID-19

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Meet Christie Smith, a former LPGA Gold Professional whose creativity has shown artists and entrepreneurs the importance of adaptability during COVID-19 in order to thrive as a creative. 

Eight months after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic this past March, societies the world over are still attempting to paint a picture of what our “new normal” will look like in the weeks, months, and years to come. One artist and art gallery owner, Christie Smith, has already begun to show us what the “new normal” may look like for her fellow artists. 

Seven years ago, Smith pivoted from a 25-year-long career as a professional golfer to pursue a passion for art. Not long later, she opened the Unleased Art Gallery in Half Moon Bay, CA, where she showcased her stunning and unique abstract expressionist pieces and prints. When she was forced to close her gallery’s doors in March, and with her gallery’s lease expiring three months later in June, Smith was forced to double-down on her creativity; both in her art itself, and how to sell it. Leveraging online engagement to connect directly with customers through social media, Smith began offering virtual gallery viewings as she relocated the gallery itself further south down California’s coast to Laguna Beach. Soon, she had sold more art virtually than when her gallery was open to the public.

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“My artwork is an inner expression of who I am that connects me to others,” said Smith, “I feel the need to create for the sole purpose of connection…to myself and to others.”

During a viral outbreak that saw virtually every country in the world close borders and enter lockdown, that connection to oneself – and others – is paramount. Smith’s latest connection, entitled “Satisfaction,” is a collaboration with photographer David Stratford. A California native himself, Stratford snapped over 10,000 photos at rock concerts all over his home state between 1973-1976. The collection shows enhanced images from Stratford’s collection which Smith then overlays with colored resin and metal flakes, creating stunning and truly unique pieces of artwork each time.

“Creativity is thriving,” Smith affirms. Despite the impact COVID-19 has had on many creative industries, as well as the myriad uncertainties that still remain, Smith offers her fellow artists a beacon of hope. “Human beings are resilient. We can adjust to our environment…everyone has slowed down. They stopped to realize what was more important. Many people have searched out for art….more artists are looking to collaborate…people have in whole become more creative about everything they are doing.”

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NicolasJ from Virginia Beach is glowing with talent on Instagram

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NicolasJ is an artist from College Park in Virginia Beach, VA. His latest single he put out is called “Be Mine” and his latest Album he put out is called “From Me to You ”. Although NicolasJ is more known for his R&B flow his single “Be Mine” has an Island vibe. You would want to listen and you won’t be disappointed. The College Park native NicolasJ, says “From Me to You” comes from NicolasJ and a message to all people no matter what race, gender, or nationality a person may be. He also has “From Me to You 3” coming very soon and says this will be his best work yet. Look forward to hearing singing and a different type of flow from him. People say that his style of music reminds them of Rod Wave. He refers to his music as “real music” where people can relate. NicolasJ has been around music all his life and what motivates him is his love for music, the excitement on his family members faces when they hear the record and all his deceased family and friends who told him not to give up on music.

Talent is hard to come by in this game as people are staying regular and not original which is only effecting themselves. Nicolas and I only been communicating through Instagram and he’s hungry for success which to me is remarkably inspiring as I can see him independently rising in this game. Make sure y’all stay connected with my man, below is his recent project go stream and engage.

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Author Paul Preda Voicu Shares His Views On The Current Bitcoin Movement

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Paul Preda Voicu is an experienced author, writer, and entrepreneur with in-depth knowledge and expertise on Bitcoin. He is the founder of a marketing agency brand that focuses particularly on video marketing.

His Story: 

Paul Preda Voicu like most entrepreneurs came from a humble beginning. He was a kid who wanted to achieve freedom in a world where it felt impossible. 

To achieve freedom, Paul ventured into freelancing and after freelancing for about a year, Paul Preda Voicu managed to transition to owning a remote video marketing agency. This offered him the possibility to travel to over 80 countries while also running his 6 figure business. 

He went from being a kid with a humble beginning to achieving location independence and flying all around the world. 

Insight on Bitcoin: 

When Paul Preda Voicu was asked to share his insight on Bitcoin, here’s what he had to say. 

“Bitcoin is here to stay! With institutional interest rising, Paypal including crypto merchant payments, JP Morgan offering detailed investment plans to their premium clients and companies like Coinbase and Etoro going public, I believe that the crypto market has a very high potential.

The reason for this is that the crypto ecosystem is getting linked to the online payment pipelines. Therefore we will see a new system getting attached to a more mature infrastructure, this will be a very interesting transition.”

Paul believes that BTC price target will probably be $80,000 with a 3 trillion market cap by the end of 2021. Bearing in mind that this is a very timid estimation. 

General Advice:

“The best advice is to be diversified enough to weather any storm” Paul says. He also believes that Etherum, BNB, DOT, and ADA are safe bets. “The companies have great projects and partnerships this year and I expect at least 40% from this moment”.

Also, the NFT game is still virgin and there are a lot of new exciting projects that can go to the moon. “I always tell people to be on the look for new projects because they have a great potential to rise.”

Paul is a strong believer that cash is trash, according to him, “the smart people that read this and have a basic knowledge of investing should be dollar-cost averaging from this point. I only hold 30% of my net worth in cash in case there are major market dips (discounts) that I can profit from.”

If you’re looking to 10x your investment in the crypto space Paul believes that you should definitely look into the PANCAKE SWAP universe, there are a lot of hidden gems there and he will be sharing on his private telegram channel some of the most exciting projects.

You can reach out to Paul on 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulsholiday/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pauls_holiday

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paulsholiday2/

Website: https://www.paulsholiday.com

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@iHateJulian plans For More In Future

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The pandemic has been mischief for many people globally, but few have made the best use of the time it created to be an advantage. For instance, iHateJulian ventured into music during the period, since he always had deep love and appreciation for it. He is now an individual to pay heed to as long as the industry is concerned.

Plans

iHateJulian is working on delivering more music and videos in future as it will yield more growth, more memories, and more money! He is so far done with one project, ‘Moody’, and has released four music videos for it recently.

Natural Rhymes

iHateJulian has no specific time to craft his music. “When I listen to instrumentals and zone out, the rhymes just come to me naturally,” he says. His music style is mostly lyrical and fly, but he keeps trying to make different flows and beats unlike most artists who stick to a specific style.

May’s Tasks

@iHateJulian anticipates to release four music videos in the coming month to keep his fan-base alive. The videos include;

1 — Come Wit It – 3rd May,

2 — Nice To Meet You – 10th May,

3 — Forreal – 17th May, and

4 — God Is My Best Friend – 24th May.

In Conclusion

iHateJulian draws inspiration from his Mom, and the likes of Michael Jordan, Jay Z, Diddy, and Nick Cannon. His goal is to one day get to their level of stardom. He also understands that the entertainment industry is a business and treating it as such has made him successful. You ought to check on him in his social media platforms and get more information for the dropping videos.

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