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Saturday, August 6, 2016

TechnoGranny Show, Zentangle, Relaxing Benefits of Rhythmic Art



Zentangle, Relaxing Benefits of Rhythmic Art

 
   Jan Steinle began her journey as an artist 40 years ago upon graduation from theIvy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh.  She spent the next several years creating store decor and displays for various clothing retailers, after which I took time off from my art career to raise my three children. During that time she built a network marketing business with her husband that ultimately generated a million dollars in annual sales.  Towards the end of those decades. She became a Creative Memories Scrapbooking Consultant, and later co-owned a custom picture framing shop in Pittsburgh with her sister Carole.  In 2014, she discovered and fell in love with the Zentangle® art form, becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in April 2015.



Talking Points

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  The ‘process’ is the focus, not the finished piece of art - that’s just a wonderful side benefit.

one of Jan's Tangles
Zentangle


The Zentangle method is a fun and unique art form centered on creative design and the relaxing benefits of rhythmic art.  It can be learned and mastered quickly, even by individuals inexperienced with drawing. 




Zendala Template 1
Completed Zentangle pieces are distinct in their intentional, step-by-step pattern development and characterized by repetitive strokes, intricate lines, and abstract shapes.

The Zentangle method promotes mindful meditation through a simple, calming state of focus that naturally reduces anxiety and imparts a sense of well-being.  The numerous benefits of creating Zentangle art have made this method a fast-growing trend with schools, businesses, psychologists, medical professionals, physical therapists, artists, crafters, and imaginative individuals around the world.

Beam of Light by SanGenWoman
Even beginners can successfully complete projects after just one class.  Everything required is inexpensive and portable, allowing it to be done anywhere.  This approach can be used in stress-reducing seminars for employees, become a life changing tool for achieving mindful meditation, or simply become an avenue into the world of art.

Potential benefits may include:
-     minimize stress and anxiety
-     encourage creativity and imagination
-     increase brain function, focus, and patience
-     develop hand-eye coordination, problem solving, fine motor control, and handwriting skills
-     support medication-free pain management


- Mission as a CZT is to share this meditative practice, empowering people to discover and embrace their inner creativity.  I taught a 6-week Zentangle course last year at the Community College of Allegheny County (North Campus), where I will be teaching again this fall starting on Sept 7th, and conducted workshops at the North Hills Art Center on Babcock Blvd, which I also plan to do again this fall. 

-    In addition, Jan conducts Home Workshops for folks where they can invite their friends in for a fun and relaxing get together.  I also offer Private One-on-One Instruction.

-    More recently I have been looking for companies or organizations that would like to introduce Zentangle as part of a Health and Wellness, or ‘Stress-Reducing’ workshop.  For example, this weekend I worked with the founder of Hope Grows, a non-profit organization formed to support Caregivers.  More and more, folks are being called upon to help in the care for their loved ones, in particular middle age boomers who are part of the ‘Sandwich Generation”, frequently caught between helping both children and aging parents at the same time.

-    As I continue to teach Zentangle and develop myself as an artist, I collaborate with my sister on various Social Media platforms to help support the Caregivers around the world under the name SanGenWoman.  My sister Carole (who also loves to ‘tangle’) does most of the writing (including a Blog), and we both contribute Zentangle Inspired Art.  (SanGenWoman is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you can visit SanGenWoman.com for links to all our Social Media)

Carole recently published an E-Book, and will publish a print version soon, based on her experience caring for my mom, called ‘The Artistry of Caregiving’.  The Cover Artwork is mine.

-    TangledArtBoutique.com
http://tangledartboutique.com/index.html?tab=galleries

pictures Jan's Tangles picture

http://tangledartboutique.com/collections/jans+tangles


-    To help share our artwork, Carole and I put together an online store with close to 150 images.    

You can order prints (framed or unframed) on paper, metal, canvas and acrylic.  You can also order the images on Cell Phone Covers, Tote Bags, Apparel, Greeting Cards, & Home Decor Items, including Towels (cool, new addition is a large Round Beach Towel).

I can also do Custom Portraits - family members, pets, homes, or special vacation spots are all options!


RAWartists
Pittsburgh, PA  Sept. 15                        
(Xtaza in the Strip District)

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Recently, I was invited to participate in the upcoming Pittsburgh RAWartists Showcase.  RAWartists .org is an independent arts organization for artists, by artists.  An international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.

RAWartists Mission:  to provide independent artists with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW ventures to provide the platform for these artists to be seen, heard, and loved.

RAWartists Showcase:  for indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.
RAW is a fun and alternative way for artists to showcase globally online, and locally in over 60 cities across the US, Australia, Canada and the UK!


TangledBee
412-980-5267

Jan Steinle
Artist
CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
janbee.steinle@gmail.com

Online Store: TangledArtBoutique.com

facebook.com/TangledBee
Instagram: @Tangled_Bee

Listen to the Podcast Here

Techno Granny Show Hosted By:


Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


This blog post can be reproduced in its entirety with the following information:
© Joanne Quinn-Smith, Techno Granny Show™ 2007-2016  All rights reserved.
Dreamweaver Marketing Associates  |  (412) 444-5197
Listen at: http://tinyurl.com/TechnoGrannyShow OR on its unique radio channel at:http://tinyurl.com/pospittlivemag
Additional blog posts at: http://technogrannyshow.com

Thursday, July 7, 2016

TechnoGrannyShow, 7 Considerations When Buying Computer or Laptop


Listen to #podcast here


Bob James has been doing business as Concerto Networks – a now defunct franchise based out of San Diego, CA - in the Pittsburgh area since 2004.  Now
Robert James, Concerto Networks
that the franchise contract period is over, he is in the process of re-branding his company using the underlying corporate name – IT Directors On Call, Inc.  This name describes the mission of his company – to provide that part-time IT support and management needed by most small businesses today.  For more than 12 years, he has been helping small business and individuals with computer hardware, software and networking installation, purchasing, and troubleshooting.

Bob had his introduction to home computing in the mid-70s when, seeing advertisements for the new TRS-80 computers, he wondered “why would anyone spend $600 for a glorified calculator?”  He found his answer a few years later while serving in the US Army in Germany.  After spending an all night session exploring and playing with  a home computer, he obtained his first computer by swapping a reel-to-reel tape deck for a TRS-80 Model 1 computer.  During the remainder of his 12 year Army career, he continued to build his expertise through self-study and experimentation with the various computer and network systems he encountered.  Many times he would teach himself a new computer system so he could turn around and teach others how to use it.  He found he had a knack and a passion for working with computers and working with people with their computers.

After leaving the Army in 1992, Bob continued his trajectory of increasingly responsible positions in Computer Networking and Computer and Network Security with Computerland, Mellon Bank, Carnegie-Mellon University, KPMG, Pitt, and Children’s Hospital.  In 2003, Bob decided to shift his focus from the corporate world to a segment which has been and still is greatly underserved – the small business.

Bob can be contacted at:

Bob James
IT Directors On Call, Inc.
412.334.2898



7 Considerations when buying a new computer


  1. Know the primary purpose of the computer.  While any computer can be used for many purposes, it’s important that the primary purpose is considered when deciding what type of computer is purchased.  In general, the primary purpose can be:  “traditional” business, entertainment/communications, or “creative” business.  This can drive the decision to purchase a PC, MAC, or even a tablet.

  1. Knowing where and how you will use the new computer is an important consideration.  The “road warrior” who always carries the computer with him/her will have different needs than the “desk jockey” who works primarily at his/her desk.
 
Are you a PC or laptop fan?


Invest in legacy sotware and hardware
  1. Legacy software and hardware can mean the difference between purchasing a new computer that is relatively easy on the wallet and purchasing a new system that breaks the bank.  It can also remove many options.  You should always consider whether it makes sense to keep some of the peripherals and/or software used on the old computer for use with the new one – or to start fresh and buy everything new.  Also, be sure to determine whether you have specialized software or hardware which may require specific types of computers or operating systems.

  1. Central to any computer is the operating system.  The operating system translates what the user does – using the mouse, keyboard, or any peripheral device – into instructions that tell the computer how to accomplish the wishes of the user.  Since you will be using and interacting with the operating system every day of the computers “life”, selecting the correct one for you is vital to your happiness with that computer.

  1. Two items which always seem to be a source of confusion is memory (RAM) and storage (hard drive size).  The confusion is understandable, since both memory and storage is measured in “bytes” – either megabytes, gigabytes, or now terabytes.  Unfortunately, this confusions will many times lead a typical computer user to take the wrong actions when the computer starts to slow down.
    Choose your ram and memory carefully (photo WDNet Studio)

  1. While the operating system is the central piece of software in the computer, the processor (or central processing unit – CPU) is the central piece of hardware.  Literally nothing can happen without the processor – it runs everything.  There are a number of things to consider to make sure the processor in your new computer is in the proper “family”.

  1. Okay.  You’ve done the research, made your selections, considered the trade-offs, and you have the money in your hand.  Now what?  Do you run down to “Jim’s Feed Store and Computer Emporium” to buy the new computer?  Maybe – or that may not be the best place to go.  Chances are that wherever you buy the computer, you will not find the one that exactly matches your specifications at the price you want to pay.  Once again, there are factors you may want to consider in where you look for the computer.

 
Choose where you buy your computer wisely.
(photo by Emmanuelle Bresciani)

Listen to #podcast here


Techno Granny Show Hosted By:

Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


This blog post can be reproduced in its entirety with the following information:
© Joanne Quinn-Smith, Techno Granny Show™ 2007-2016  All rights reserved.
Dreamweaver Marketing Associates  |  (412) 444-5197
Listen at: http://tinyurl.com/TechnoGrannyShow OR on its unique radio channel at: http://tinyurl.com/pospittlivemag
Additional blog posts at: http://technogrannyshow.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TechnoGrannyShow, TechnoGrannyTalks, The Technology of a Home Based Travel Business




Hosted by: technogranny
Title: TechnoGrannyShow, The Technology of a Home Based Travel Business
Time: 03/24/2016 08:00 AM EDT
Episode Notes: Like the song "Cabaret" says, "What good is sitting alone in your room?" Listen in to Chinaza M. Duson, Author, Speaker, Network Marketing Professional, National Diamond, UK Expansion Leader, Performance Coach, HR Executive from the Greater Atlanta Area. Listen in as she and TechnoGranny talk about the tough questions about a home based travel business.| Is it costly to start? | Is it technologically difficult? | Can you really make money at it? | Can you actually enjoy travelling while becoming financially independent and helping others to do the same?| Most importantly is it fun making money travelling?| If you have friends who like to travel, please share this interview.| Also listen in to find out how to hear Chinaza speak in Pittsburgh tonight and if you can't make that how to get additional info on starting your own home based travel business.| TechnoGranny and Chinaza look forward to seeing you soon on the beaches of the world.| But first you have to listen in to this #podcast #Chinazaspeaks.

Listen to the Interview Here


Chinaza M. Duson

Author, Speaker, Network Marketing Professional, National Diamond, UK Expansion Leader,
Performance Coach, HR Executive

1.        XsTREAM Travel, 
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June 2003 – Present (12 years 10 months)United States
We have over 15 years of experience in the public and private sector serving as a provider of branding, strategic marketing and management solutions, business development, social media marketing, human resources, supply and demand services as well as contract facilitation. 

We deliver integrated solutions to clients who desire to grow their business and increase their market share worldwide. We move smart and fast to make things happen. Our leading principle is to grow with our clients. As your needs evolve, so must our offerings. We believe in taking care of the customer-first which requires us to understand our clients’ current and future needs and build an organization that best supports them.

UK
June 1, 2015
In 1976, Tiffany Marie Duson, was born in Millard Filmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY, earmarked to the genealogy of an alleged drug abuser and wayward prostitute name Carlita Duson and a functional heroine user, dealer and pimp named "Gruff". Upon her birth, both parents would flee their respective cities in an effort to escape their own destitution, in search of better lives, headed to different corners of the world, without Tiffany, now know as Chinaza in tote. Only to be miraculously discovered by a nosy neighor and a concerned, yet doting grandfather in a drug house on Buffalo's, lower west- side, where in the first week of her life, she was thrown out like trash, found dehydrated, malnutritioned and knocking on death's doorstep . Chinaza Duson's remarkable story is sure to become a world classic-serving as a elegant, yet powerful testament of the human spirit and how one woman's will to survive systematic abuse and torture by her own grandmother, while her family stood by and watched, and overcome the multitude of continuous horrors in a life entangled in generational curses, dysfunctional behavior, abuse, neglect, degradation, incarceration, countless failures and serial losses, on her journey to unprecedented success, all while capturing the eloquent testament of a remarkable, against all odds, rise to mental, physical emotional and even financial freedom.

April 2010 – Present (6 years)Atlanta Based - Worldwide Outlets
As a Network Marketing Professional, Business Developer & Personal Performance Coach, Chinaza Duson, leads an organization of thousands as the #5 Income earner with Paycation Travel.

She spends countless hours, teaching & mentoring others on how to own and operate their business in the largest industry in the world "Travel" via Paycation, a Global Host Agency whose Certified Travel Agent program provides the novice or the consumate entrepreneur everything needed to start and grow their very own home-based travel business. Our home based business model includes mentorship, coaching, a proprietary website powered by priceline, ongoing training, support, marketing and accounting tools, and so much more.
 

She lead the launch of Paycation's rock solid Travel Program in the United Kingdom in September of 2014. I invite you to come join our global expansion team. Contact email: goodgirltravel@gmail.com or www.shespeaksworldwide.com

Ownership of a Home-based "Travel" business affords you those in the United States an opportunity to capitalize on over 422+ Taxes Breaks, weekly income and 6 streams of monthly passive residual income.

In three minutes learn how to become a home based 

travel consultant by calling 941-467-3131



After you listen to the call, you can contact Joanne Quinn-Smith, aka TechnoGranny, Paycation Travel Consultant for additional information at 

412-444-5197 

or you can check out the opportunity further at;  http://eventsburghtravel.com

Techno Granny Show Hosted By:

Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


This blog post can be reproduced in its entirety with the following information:
© Joanne Quinn-Smith, Techno Granny Show™ 2007-2015  All rights reserved.
Dreamweaver Marketing Associates  |  (412) 444-5197
Listen at: http://tinyurl.com/TechnoGrannyShow OR on its unique radio channel at: http://tinyurl.com/pospittlivemag
Additional blog posts at: http://technogrannyshow.com