Description How many hot rods can be balanced on the head of a pin? I dont know if were going to fully answer that age-old question in this venue. But when it comes to a 23 T Hot Rod like this Turquoise bewdy Im always willing to give it a try! And why not!?! ~ :0)Point Im making by mixing the old metaphors is that when speaking of angels and pin-heads the answer always is as many as necessary! And when it comes to hot rods, rat rods or any rolling stock at all, theres a lot more art to it than science. Stick with me on this as I explain. There have always been discussions -arguments- on thesubtletiesof concepts. Seventeen-hundred years ago it may have been theconcentrationof angelic-beings in any given space. Thats the angels and head of a pinargument. In this forum today were addressing the what the heck is a hot rod anyway question I guess Ha!I chuckle at the question surrounding this 23 T Hot Rodb/c what does it matter how detailed or meaningful our understanding of someone elses definitions about rodding as long as were having Fun. Let me digress just a bit. Other day having a chat with a person I thought to be a fellow sojourner only to find them to be what I politely refer to as a contrarian. Whats a contrarian?, you ask. Well, thats a person who seems to believe a conversation about the mundane must be riddled with argument andcounterpoint And sometimes thats charming NOT! Ha! Nah guys cutting too fine a point on his definition of a hot rod. Gimme a break!, I sez to im. This stuffs supposed to be fun! What possible dif-in-def can it make how fine a line a buff cuts when it comes to Old School How many Peddles Kind of Paint Size of Tire (tyre) a rod has. Im lucky I remembered the rod pictured here is a23 T Hot Rod. Whats the dif between a 23 and a 24 anyway? - Ha! Im sure someone out there knows that one and is chomping at the bit to tell us Ha!Im just saying. If U get off on hyper-analyzin
Chas Sinklier, VivaChas! Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement The VivaChas! Story
There's a new sheriff in town here at VivaChas! - - - We have a story to tell U about what it is we do with all these cool photos we make. Long-Story-Short, VivaChas! uses half the proceeds from the sale of the Hot Rod images here to make a difference in the world. We got the idea for making giving a major part of our business plan from the book by the founder of TOM'S Shoes, Blake Mycoskie's - "Start Something That Matters" - it's all about integrating helping others in need into Ur business from the very start & that's what we're doing here at VivaChas! ~:0)
The mob here at VivaChas! works out of what we call "The Club House" that is a small building on the property where Chas lives & works - we rely on third party venues for printing and shipping, so the only expenses outside production are web-site related and that's very low. So what sort of donations do sales at VivaChas! support with the "profits" from Hot Rod, Rat Rod & Pickup Art Photographs?
For starters VivaChas! supports the work at World Vision International. There we and U can provide on a monthly basis the money needed by children in the needy places of the world. Right now we're helping a one year old girl in Guatemala - As funds become available more will be done there to supply water and other necessities many of us take for granted. We also suggest U support a child through World Vision urself - here's a link - http://www.wvi.org - That's a great place for U to start helping as well ~:0)
Now for closer to home. About 400 miles North of our Texas Hill Country Clubhouse is the town of Abernathy, Texas just outside Lubbock. There the hard-working staff help kids & teens learn what real love is all about - self-less love and direction for youth is what they do. The Love Shack is a genuine non-profit just as is World Vision - just closer to home so-to-speak - Go to The Love Shack site - http://www.abernathyloveshack.org - and read their story. They step into the midst of a need in their community and make a difference. Help us help them; or help them directly through their site. VivaChas! supports The Love Shack with a monthly donation - - - U could do that as well either directly or by buying Hot Rod or Hill Country Art from VivaChas! ~:0)
Let's face it kids and teens are the world's future. By supporting world relief and regional relief folks, we here at VivaChas! are pitching-in where and how we can. U can jump in where U want - it's up to U ~:0) Our goal is for giving to remain a lasting part of our business plan as it is in our everyday lives ~:0)
That reminds me about local giving. VivaChas! in a focus of global giving, regional giving and local giving provides locally from our own income from VivaChas! - Hot Rodney Hot Rods - and other sources as we think them up in the future! Additionally, I - Chas Sinklier the photographer behind VivaChas! - teach college students about the Way, the Truth and the Light - along with PhotoShop and other Art classes ~:0)
So - when U buy a VivaChas! print, half what we call "the Profit" - above printing & shipping goes to World Vision, The Love Shack and other non-profits as our bit in helping our fellow man. So there U have it. The VivaChas! story as it now stands. We'll be updating it regularly for U - - - now go buy a nice print for Ur own clubhouse, that blank spot on the wall, or as a special gift with a story for someone U know & love ~:0) VivaChas! - VivaTexas! & VivaYou!
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