Tumultuous Times

Just checking in, I hope you are doing well through these tumultuous times. It’s not just the isolation and the uncertainty as to what to expect next, but it seems that each day there is more bad news and it keeps getting worse.

Of course, my daughter would probably say… Blah – Blah – Blah, Get over it Dad.

And you know what, she would be right, the worst of this is probably behind us. In the beginning, the administration was slow to respond and this tragedy could have been far less costly if they had acted sooner, but now America is fully engaged to defeat this pandemic; there is a new test kit that gives immediate results, we are dedicating large facilities for medical treatment of those afflicted and Spring is just around the corner, with flowers blossoming and warmer temperatures; I wouldn’t even be surprised to see the stock market rally with the infusion of cash from the Federal Reserve and after all it is an election year.

At the same time, this is what concerns me about the economy, if I hold up a hundred- dollar bill and ask, what do you see, of course you’ll say, A HUNDRED-DOLLAR BILL, what I see is ink on paper, in other words, ART, the only value it has is how it’s perceived and with the Federal Reserve currently printing billions of them, it can only make a bad situation worse.

To which, my daughter might say … What’s your point Dad?

My point is, as I wrote in an article a few months ago (see attachment)  about how the national debt has become so large that to most of us it is unfathomable, so I wanted to put it in terms that people could understand, but now, once this pandemic passes, its after effects will still linger and it will further stress and undermine our ailing financial system.gallery

We can’t predict the future, but we can certainly prepare for it to make it better. Since we are going to be in our homes much more than we expected in the coming months, wouldn’t it make sense to brighten up your surroundings and make it more cheerful? Art is food for the soul and with 10,000 artworks to choose from and our lending policy that lets you take it for a test drive and try it in your home or office before making a commitment – it might even cheer you up a bit as well.

We are currently on premises for customers to pick up completed orders and will be available for customers, by appointment only, to come in and browse and/or select framing; as a precaution, due to the current circumstances, we can only allow one party at a time into the gallery. Go to our website, Fancyartnfp.com or call for further information.

Deficit Dilemma

George M Vodin