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"A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love."
-Friedrich Nietzsche- 

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."
-Jerry Seinfeld- 

Well ladies and gents, today is the final day of the Center Of Hope charity series... event... thing. I have decided to make some provisions though. Due to a recent bit of lash back regarding the prospective permanent deletion of the 12 COH series pieces, I will keep the pieces on deviantart indefinitely... I will however as promised make the pieces no longer available for print as of midnight tonight eastern standard time following my philosophy on selling art. I would just ask all of you to bare in mind the reason for these pieces. Again all proceeds I make on these pieces goes straight to the Center Of Hopes coat and toy drive for under privileged children ( a great event I volunteer at every year; see link below). I also figure why not up the ante so any proceeds I make from now until 12 am tonight I personally will match for donation out of my own pocket. :)

Thank you all for all the wonderful support.

I would like to take a moment mention several amazing people who were so kind as to so kindly feature and support my work over the past month bringing much appreciated attention to this cause. Please take a moment to check out these incredibly talented artist (odds are you already have :)).

You are all far to kind.

Thank you everyone again,

Best regards,

Brandon M. Gardner

Link to Center Of Hope:…

5 days left to purchase your prints from my Center Of Hope collection. Thank you everyone for your graciousness!! :)

Best Regards,
Brandon M. Gardner.
So I had a new first last night( or should I say early this morning). I was jumped and (attempted to be) robbed by several fine young gentlemen this AM walking to my car. I feel a bit like hell so don't expect too much from me the next few days. I ended up with four broken ribs(luckily not internal bleeding, punctured lungs etc.), a bruised sternum (and ego), a plethora of cuts and bruises and a nice shiner on my left eye. Yeah.... It was a fun night. Any hoo on the bright side,   Jokes on them cause I'm broke!!! They got nothing.... didnt even have my cell phone on me b/c I'd forgotten it in my car.

Cheers all!!
Here's to a better day.... I hope.

Best regards,
Brandon M. Gardner.
Tonight, midnight EST the final 3 pieces of the COH series will be released from my clutches. All 12 pieces will be available for print until 12 am on Dec. 1st at which time they will be erased and never seen again. So get em while they're hot!! And remember  all of the proceeds I make from the sales will be donated to The Center Of Hope (see link below) for a coat and toy drive for needy families and children. So knock out some of your Christmas shopping and help some folks out this holiday season!! :) 

Thank You All.

Best Regards,

Brandon M. Gardner.

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson- 

Either I am terribly unfunny or not many folks have a sense of humor these days....
"You shouldn't take life to seriously or you'll never make it out alive..."
-Cant remember off the top of my head- 
11/5 12am COH 6-9. Be there or be.... somewhere else I guess....

Best Regards,
Brandon M. Gardner.

Sooooo.... Tonight at midnight EST I will be releasing the first five of the Center Of Hope charity pieces (which I've been vigorously working on)!! Hope your all as excited as myself :) With your help we can make for an awesome Christmas for some underprivileged kids!! Thanks so much for all the support!! I would encourage others to do something similar ( I am looking for gift ideas... ;)) See Ya then!!

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about:…

Best Regards,
Brandon M. Gardner.
So I personally do not believe in selling art.... I want my pieces to be available for anyone at anytime, for in part these are not mine to sell. They are yours.... You are the ones who support me daily and inspire me constantly so to sell my pieces would be selling a bit of some of the great and talented people Iv'e met in this community of artists. They just as much belong to my friends, family and community.That being said, with the holiday season just around the corner, I've been conspiring as a way of which to give back to the town that raised me and made me who i am today as well as supporting the art community and all who great folks I've met along the way. Sooooooo here's the plan, Starting November 1st to December 1st, I will be releasing 12 pieces in which I will make available for print, as well as take requests for any of my other pieces. Obviously part of the proceeds goes to DA, which is great because it , as well as advertisement, is what allows us to have this outlet to share our art with one another. As for my cut, I will be donating all of which to a great organization I've worked with quite often called The Center Of Hope (see link below). They offer free meals and food all year round and during the holidays do both a turkey drive for thanksgiving and a toy and coat drive for Christmas. So this will be 100% non-profit for me. After Dec. 1st I will no longer enable any of my work to be sold as prints. So I ask with great modesty please help me help us and give back to those less fortunate. I personally will be purchasing the first piece and donating to the center to raffle. Thank you all for everything and If any of you are interested or know someone who may be please send me a noteor email me at Im done with the mushiness now I promise... haha.

Thanks Again and best regards,

Brandon M. Gardner

link to The Center Of Hope…
"There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep."

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
-John F. Kennedy- 

Let's elect children as our leaders
and make a dog the pope
magic 8 ball as our president
to tell us yes or no.

Trade bombs for cotton candy
and money for play dough
and should we find sufficient time
put monkeys on the throne.

The cops will play as robbers
and robbers play as cops
and businessmen shall not collect
any money if past "GO".

Make jail cells out of cotton
gas chambers pits of balls
court cases be decided
by games of tic-tac-toe.

Make tears to taste of sugar
sadness replaced with smiles
for when tears fall from cheek to lip
their sweetness shall inspire.

-Leonardo Von Holmebrooke-
"No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
-Isaac Asimov- 

Heroin addicts make great phlebotomists.
"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
-Ernest Hemingway- 

"The road to pestilence is scorned by vacant tongues, written in the rotting mouths of the occupants of perdition. No words will be heard for language lost can not be spoken. Times of a new eye birthed from the cold flame will come. Days before the elders could un-learn what once taught. No words will be heard when nigh stories brought forth by wingless bird, crushing their heads into the pavement with hope their ears will no longer receive the transmission of tiresome loathing. No words will be heard, for no words will be spoken."

-Leonardo Von Holmebrooke-
"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
-Edgar Allan Poe-

"A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous."
-Alexander Hamilton-