Monday, September 26, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON BROKE THE GLASS CEILING MONDAY NIGHT.


DONALD TRUMP IS FINISHED

HILLARY CLINTON ANNIHILATED TRUMP IN MONDAY NIGHT'S
 DEBATE
ON EVERY LEVEL
NOW THEY'RE WASHING
TRUMP AWAY.......


**************

There's not enough spin doctors
or Ignorant Americans to get > Trump near
 The White House
and I believe he is even banned from tour buses that pass The White House.

If you watched the debate, Trump destroyed himself by being himself !

THE NEW YORKER
by Andy Borowitz
Sept 27, 2016
QUOTE
 “I have said time and time again that I would only do these debates if I am treated fairly,” he added. “The only way I can be guaranteed of being treated fairly is if Hillary Clinton is not there.” Donald Trump

Time to take that long vacation he said he would do if he lost,
BON VOYAGE DONALD >>>>
 
**************
 
Donald, you have to come back for all your pending criminal and civil actions against you,
but I am sure you'll be in jail one way or the other. So maybe you might stay on some island where nobody knows you as if somebody would ever want to.....!







PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON
 WILL BE
STEADY AS A ROCK
FOR
A SAFE, SECURE, PROSPEROUS

AMERICA


VOTE




Harvey@HarveyEdwards.com
HarveyEdwards.com
HarveyEdwards.net
631-644-6719

 Image created by Harvey Edwards
Copyright Harvey Edwards 2016  All rights reserved

Monday, August 29, 2016

" Like a bolt out of the BLUE, Fate steps in & sees you through, When you wish upon a star, Your dreams come true "



LAST NIGHT'S NIGHTMARE THAT BECAME A DREAM WITH A SMILE


                                                                                                                                         by Harvey Edwards

My name is Harvey Edwards, artist and retired Police photographer with vivid
dreams and last night I had one of those dreams.
THE DREAM
I was walking down a road in America and noticed a crowd
gathered around a white sheet with blood on it. There were many Police officers around and men in black suits so I casually walked over and asked one of the officers what happened.
He said a man named Donald Trump was killed.
I said oh and continued to casually walk on down the road thinking who is the bigger threat to my country, America, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? The question in my dream was who would push the button first to start a nuclear war, who would be the person who would destroy men, women, children and who would PROMOTE more guns in America, who flip flops on everything said. I stopped in my tracks and thought about the questions but what I just saw a huge smile came over my face. I thought this act was wrong, but then I remembered, think about everyone in America and the big picture, then I felt OK IT WAS MORE THAN OK THIS DREAM SAVED AMERICAN LIFE'S,  MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.
But this was a nightmare that became a SWEET DREAM ! and a dream that I hope comes true :)


"Like a bolt out of the BLUE
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true"

                                                                                           Walt Disney

************
Personal note - I believe that Donald Trump is happy being alive or dead as long as he's in the limelight. I could visualize him at home naked dancing around the room every time the media mentions his name, NOW THAT'S AN IMAGE NOBODY WANTS TO SEE !


Remember more than 20,000 Americans lost their jobs because of Trump's 18 plus bankruptcies.
THINK WHAT HE WOULD DO TO AMERICA ?  


Want to know more about how the Trump family that live's only for themselves
 in Trump world, a world that is most the despicable
family in America today.
http://harveyedwards.blogspot.com/2016/07/trump-and-pence-will-squeeze-blood-out.html




Donald Trump supporters - ISIS, Illiterate, Ignorant - those who think Trump will make America great Again, Women who are rich and just if it doesn't interfere with being a rich bitch, Those men that are rich and only think about themselves, Those who can't think for themselves and need to follow, Those who are disgusted with politician's and think Trump will solve America's problems, but sadly Trump will make it worse and the most frightening part of all this is that we have some, a small amount of Americans that will vote for him.
 NOW THAT'S SCARY !
    

MY PIECE IS DEDICATED TO WALTER CRONKITE



"LIFE INSPIRES ART"....... http://harveyedwards.blogspot.com/2011/12/life-and-times-of-harvey-edwards.html

 631-644-6719


copyright Harvey Edwards 2016 all rights reserved

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Goodbye and Good luck

I have done everything in my power to educate the public to
who Donald Trump is through twitter. How because of his background,
his flip-flopping on very serious matters and the fact that he is a very ignorant person
to lead any country esp mine (AMERICA). But I believe that the thousands of hours I have spent 
trying my hardest to convince those that do not put the time or effort with due diligence for the truth 
remain ignorant and will follow Trump into the depths of hell. I feel like I'm speaking to a wall and the wall will not move for it is INERT to many Americans. Most Americans have real common sense and then we have those who are totally oblivious and could care less about what would happen if Trump became President of our country.
After doing deep research I am committed to the fact that America under Trump
would vanish and millions would die. I believe this in my heart and soul.
I can only hope and pray common sense will prevail for all.

God bless,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TRUMP THINKS IT'S HOLLOWEEN AND IS TRYING TO SCARE THE HELL OUT OF YOU, BUT WHAT HE IS REALLY DOING IS PROMOTING ISIS MORE AN ANYONE ELSE IN AMERICA. TRICK OR TREAT AND THE KEY WORD IS TRICK....TRUMP, TAXES AND THWARTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IF I WERE A GOP POLITICIAN OR A BLUE COLLAR WORKER I WOULD THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT YOUR FUTURE IF YOU HAVE ONE LEFT ! REMEMBER HE'S NOW UP TO THREE CAMPAIGN MANAGERS TWO FIRED AND THE THIRD WILL BE FIRED, THREE STRIKES TRUMP'S OUT ! ! ! DONALD TRUMP IS HARRY HOUDINI, THIS PAST YEAR YOU SAW THE REAL DONALD TRUMP, BUT NOW HE WILL BECOME THE ACTOR HARRY HOUDINI TRUMP. DON'T LET THIS CHAMELEON FOOL YOU TRUMP IS STILL A SNAKE OIL SALESMAN.....

TRUMP GOING TO JAIL....




FRAUD, FACT !

When Donald Trump boasted in an interview aired on Sunday that he “made a lot of money” in a 2009 deal to rent a New York-area estate to Libya's then-dictator, Muammar Qadhafi, he did not specify what he did with that money.
But back in 2011, when pressed on the matter, Trump assured a reporter that the money had all gone to charity, a claim that POLITICO has been unable to verify and that his campaign is unwilling to confirm. The episode adds to a series of unverified or exaggerated claims of charitable giving that have been dogging the presumptive Republican nominee.
Last week, Trump excoriated reporters for scrutinizing his claims of charitable giving to veterans groups, made during a much-hyped fundraiser he held on the eve of the Iowa caucuses. Trump raised less than the $6 million figure he originally claimed, and much of the giving came only after he received inquiries from reporters.
Trump’s past pledges that the proceeds of his ill-fated vodka line, TRUMP VODKA and of his 2015 campaign book, “CRIPPLED AMERICA,” would go to charity are now also coming under scrutiny because of a lack of evidence that he followed through on them. Trump’s spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, did not respond to questions seeking confirmation that the proceeds of those ventures did, in fact, benefit charities, as Trump said they would.
Hicks also did not address repeated questions about whether Trump actually donated the proceeds of the Qadhafi rental to charity.
Trump made the deal with Qadhafi’s representatives in September 2009, renting them his 230-acre estate in Westchester County, New York, after other potential landlords had turned them down because of Qhadafi’s role as sponsor of the 1988 terrorist bombing of the New York-bound Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which claimed 189 American lives.
The Libyan strongman intended to stay on the estate’s grounds in his Bedouin-style tent during a United Nations General Assembly meeting, but local authorities ordered the tent taken down.




"I said, when I did it, ‘I’m going to take Qadhafi’s money. I’m not going make it easy on him, and I’m going to give the money to charity.’ And that's exactly what I did,” Trump told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in 2011, when asked about his profits from the deal.
But tax records from the businessman’s charitable conduit, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, show he made no contributions to it in 2009 or any of the next five years, from 2010 through 2014.
Asked about the lack of contributions to his foundation, Hicks emailed: “Mr. Trump most often makes charitable contributions personally and not through his foundation.”
A LIST of Trump’s “charitable contributions” generated by his campaign that dates back to the beginning of 2010 includes conservation easements claimed for tax breaks, free rounds of golf, and donations of other people’s money made through his foundation, but no money contributed out of Trump’s own pocket, according to a Washington Post.
Trump would have had to have received payment and passed it along to charity between late September of 2009 — when Qadhafi rented the property — and January of 2010, when the campaign’s list begins. Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns — a repudiation of decades of tradition for major party nominees — adds to the difficulty of verifying his various claims of charitable giving.
Before cutting the deal with Trump, Qadhafi’s representatives had approached New York City realtor Jason Haber about renting an Upper East Side townhouse for the dictator’s use during the UN meeting. Those negotiations ended when Haber said he would only rent the property to Qadhafi if Libya extradited one of the Lockerbie bombers, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, to Scotland to serve out a life sentence.

This week, Haber expressed outrage at the Trump campaign’s failure to account for his charity claim.
“The families who lost relatives on Pan Am flight 103 deserve to know where the money went to,” he said. “If you’re going to take blood money you better put it to good use, and at the very least, at the very, very least, that money should be given to a charity.”
It’s not clear exactly how much money Trump made from the rental of the Westchester estate, which the New York billionaire bought for $7.5 million in 1996. In 2011, the businessman told Fox News, “[Qadhafi] paid me more for one night than the land was worth for the whole year, or for two years, and then I didn't let him use the land." (In fact, the town of Bedford, New York, not Trump, ordered the dictator’s tent be taken down.)
Haber said that it was clear from his dealings with Qadhafi’s representatives that before he made his extradition demand they would have been willing to pay well into six figures for use of the townhouse he had on offer.
Trump has repeatedly boasted of profiting off of the rental to Qadhafi without indicating that the money went to charity. “I made a lot of money with Qadhafi, if you remember," the businessman told CBS’s John Dickerson in an interview aired on Sunday, adding, "He paid me a fortune, never got to stay there, and it became sort of a big joke."
But in the CNN interview in 2011, when Harlow pressed him to account for where the money went, Trump said it went to charity.
“Do you still have the money that Qadhafi paid you?” Harlow asked.
“You’re not talking that kind of money — do I still have it? What does that mean?” Trump responded.
“I mean what happened to the money? Some celebrities who have performed for Qadhafi have given that money away to charity or given it away, I think that’s the question on people’s minds,” Harlow told him.




“I give tremendous, in fact, the other night, Comedy Central roasted me. They gave me a tremendous amount of money. It’s already gone to charity. So, I give money to charity. I gave that money to charity.” He added, “And in fact, I said, when I did it, ‘I’m going to take Qadhafi’s money. I’m not going to make it easy on him, and I’m going to give the money to charity.’ And that’s exactly what I did.”
Trump did not limit his dealings with the Libyan regime to the property rental. On Tuesday, Buzzfeed published a report that Trump sought a face-to-face meeting with Qadhafi in 2009 and courted the dictator’s ambassador in the United States in a bid to earn business in Libya.
The 2009 rental and Trump’s attempts to justify it still rankle Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein of Bethesda, Maryland, the widow of a Justice Department special agent who died aboard Pan AM 103.
“It shows that what’s most important to him is making money,” she told POLITICO. “He doesn’t care about the morality involved here.”

SO MUCH MORE FRAUD I WILL RUN OUT OF ROOM TO RUN IT.


CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY
DONALD TRUMP
WILL
SQUEEZE THE BLOOD
OUT OF THE
AMERICAN

PEOPLE



"TRUMP WHO SPITS IN THE EYES OF OUR SOLDIERS !

I'm not concerned about America I'm concerned that we would EVER consider CRAZY Trump
as a candidate !

If you think ISIS is bad,TRUMP will make them look like toy soldiers compared to DICTATOR TRUMP. 

FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP, FLIP FLOP 

TRUMP'S RESUME
and his
DYSFUNCTIONAL
FAMILY

HE BELIEVES HE CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM TRUMP TOWER !

 
Donald Trump
 
*UNDER INDICTMENT FOR FRAUD
THE DICTATOR
RACIST
BARBARIC TORTURER
THE KILLER
THE FEAR MONGER
BIGOT
LIAR LIAR
SENDING HIS PRODUCTS TO BE MADE IN CHINA, NOT AMERICA !
AND
HIS KILLER SONS
DON'T FORGET HIS WIFE

MELANIA TRUMP AS OUR FIRST LADY REPRESENTING AMERICA! NEVER EVER...
A FIRST LADY MUST HAVE CLASS AND MELANIA TRUMP HAS NONE....
ZERO ! SHE IS THE LAST LADY !
JUST AN EMBARRASSMENT

  MELANIA TRUMP PLAGIARIZED
HER SPEECH FROM FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA
FACT !  The SAD part this is no joke.

TRUMP... GUNS, GUNS AND MORE GUNS
TRUMP LOVES GUNS
THAT KILL AND PROMOTES
 ISIS ! ! !


EIGHTEEN TRUMP FAILURES IN BUSINESS

1. TRUMP AIRLINES
2.TRUMP STEAKS
3.TRUMP VODKA
4. TRUMP MAGAZINE
5. TRUMP ICE
6. GO TRUMP.COM
7.THE NEW JERSEY GENERALS
8.TRUMP CASINOS
9.TRUMP THE GAME
10.TRUMP ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS
11.TRUMP SHUTTLE
12.TRUMP MORTGAGE
13.TOUR DE TRUMP
14.TRUMP SHUTTLE
15. MISS USA/NBS UNIVISION
16. NBC FIRED TRUMP/ CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
17. TRUMP UNIVERSITY
18. TRUMP TAJ MAHAL, NJ

FACT-THE BUCK ALWAYS STOPS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF EVERY COMPANY
EIGHTEEN PLUS BUSINESSES
FAILED UNDER DONALD TRUMP !

OVER 20,000 AMERICANS LOST THEIR JOBS
BECAUSE OF DONALD TRUMP'S BANKRUPTCIES  

CAN YOU IMAGE WHAT HE WOULD DO TO
AMERICA ! 


Trump KILLER Sons

Do you really need to KILL for food on your table ?
Do you really need to KILL beautiful animals that never harmed you ?
Are you poor and need all the animal MEAT to survive ?
Why do you shoot guns that cost thousands of dollars ?
Are you having FUN KILLING ?
Did enjoy KILLING the ELEPHANT ?
Why are you not in JAIL for KILLING ENDANGERED SPECIES ?
DID DADDY GET YOU OUT ?
DONALD TRUMP & SONS
WE KILL FOR THE FUN OF IT !
DADDY'S SO PROUD !

KILLERS


DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR KILLED A BEAUTIFUL ELEPHANT
WHICH IS ILLEGAL AND MUST BE PROSECUTED BY LAW, FACT !

KILLERS
SICK SONS
><
DONALD TRUMP WILL DO MORE HARM TO AMERICA AND THE WORLD THAN ANY TERRORISTS.


Those that will suffer are

WOMEN GOING TO JAIL FOR AN ABORTION, THE POOR, MILITARY, VETERANS, OUTRIGHT VULGARITY IN FRONT OF CHILDREN, ESCALATING RACISM, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, IMMIGRATION, CUTTING AMERICAN JOBS BY SENDING PRODUCTS TO BE MADE OVERSEAS AS HE DID IN THE PAST AND PRESENT, HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AS HE DID IN THE PAST, DESTROYING OTHER COMPANIES AS HE DID WITH HIS OWN IN THE PAST, STARTING WARS, DIPLOMACY, EQUAL RIGHTS, BLACKS, MUSLIMS
 DESTROYING ALL DIPLOMATIC TIES, 
DIVIDING THE COUNTRY EVEN MORE,
TRUMP WILL IN-PRISON YOU BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY ALL THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM AND
MOST IMPORTANTLY HE CARES NOTHING ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXCEPT HIMSELF ! ! ! !


                                                                                              

He wants to bring back
"THE IRON MAIDEN"

IS TRUMP FAMILY CERTIFIABLY MENTALLY SICK

YES !

Donald Trump supporters - ISIS, Illiterate, Ignorant - those who think Trump will make America great Again, Women who are rich and just if it doesn't interfere with being a rich bitch, Those men that are rich and only think about themselves, Those who can't think for themselves and need to follow, Those who are disgusted with politician's and think Trump will solve America's problems, but sadly Trump will make it worse and the most frightening part of all this is that we have some, a small amount of Americans that will vote for him.
 NOW THAT'S SCARY !

XXXXXXXXXX
STOP TRUMP!
KNOW YOU KNOW THE TRUTH
TODAY'S POLITICAL LESSON........Sept 21, 2016

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Personal note - I believe that Donald Trump is happy being alive or dead as long as he's in the limelight. I could visualize him at home naked dancing around the room every time the media mentions his name, NOW THAT'S AN IMAGE NOBODY WANTS TO SEE !




copyright Harvey Edwards 2016 all rights reserved

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Plie' it Foward by Ashley Lauren Fisher


I received a beautiful letter from Ashley Lauren Fisher and, to be honest, I never had an emotional reaction to anyone speaking about my work before but this letter brought me to the point of tears. I needed to share it with others. In a very minute way I understand a need to find hope. After three car accidents, not my fault, a train wreck and being housebound for a number of years due to agoraphobia, crippling depression amongst other disasters I lost all hope of ever being happy even thinking about committing suicide until I found using photography as an art form to express my emotions. I can't imagine what Ms. Fisher went through and won't even try. But Ashley Lauren Fisher affected me in a way no other person has, a desire thru suffering and strife can come hope for a full and meaningful future. Thus I share with you a very powerful story written by Ashley who calls it "Plie? it Forward and I call it "Despair to Success". As we live in a very stressful world today something in your life will change all that giving you hope and the motivation to succeed, no matter how large or infinitesimal it might be. Harvey Edwards


Plie? it Forward by Ashley Lauren Fisher
Is there any good left in the world, or is the world mostly just full of takers? Sure, some men and women try to better themselves by belonging to organizations, but for most, philanthropy is nothing but an obligation or social ranking event. Schools emphasize the importance of volunteering and charitable programs to satisfy academic credentials; but are we succeeding in teaching new generations to genuinely care about others? Google the rules of Kindergarten expectations, and see if you uphold to any of them. They aren’t hard to remember, so what’s the problem? Why are these basic courtesies so tricky to apply?

And can’t there just be an APP for that?
Unfortunately, being selfless feels much more like a primordial custom that one footnotes in an old textbook than something we should enjoy forwarding along from a daily blog reading. People have become so disconnected from one another when in theory interactions should be seamless and more accessible just based on current technology. Today we hear more about bullying and bombs than about giving back and paying it forward and I honestly think for most, Ellen de Generous is the only daily reminder to be kind to one another.

We should all be taking less and giving more. And I’m not talking about donating millions of dollars to a cause (yet I strongly welcome it); I’m talking about putting someone else’s needs before yours. The ability to be unselfish boils down to perspective, benevolence and gratuity. One is left to decipher through personal gauge the measurements of weighing loss, achieving gain and a desire to live and breathe within the code of making another life better. Profound? Not really.

Just recently, the Power Ball was over a billion dollars. A given proof if we reached into our pockets we could eradicate world hunger. Maybe contributions or voluntary gifts need to become a new fad in voting and likes on Facebook. Could a give to another crusade trend through social sharing by tweeting about a new hippie movement? I must confess that until recently I would’ve answered ‘no’ to this question, but a gentleman unknown to me changed my perspective.

When I was five years old, like many girls, I wanted to be a ballet dancer. My parents did what all great parents do, they mortgaged their house to give me the dance lessons a young tenderfoot could hope for while teaching me honest values and discipline. They pushed me to follow my dreams and strive for excellence. Along with their unanimous support they gave me a poster (I begged for) titled Leg Warmers by Harvey Edwards, who was a moving force behind making the art of photography accessible for all.

This image wasn’t the typical garden-variety shot of pretty pink toe shoes. It was different, special, and extraordinary. I was the luckiest girl in the world to have this poster hanging in my room as was every young ballerina, instructor, hoofer, rebel

teenager and principal dancer in the eighties.

To date, this iconic ballet photograph has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and was collected by Cary Grant, Robert Redford, Twyla Tharp and Baryshnikov amongst others. Ernst and Young, Misty Copeland and perhaps every single dance studio across the country have used this image. Leg Warmers appeared in over 200 movies including in Samantha Baker’s (Molly Ringwald’s) bedroom in Sixteen Candles and now will be featured in the 2016 X-Men Apocalypse.

Looking at the poster, I instinctively knew the image represented what it takes, a proof that attaining anything in this world was possible with constancy, endurance, courage and perseverance. I possessed these traits. In fact, I thrived through competition. I wasn’t a girl that admired Barbie’s. It was structure and angels, delicate textiles and materials that I found myself drawn to. I had passion for realism. I understood that great things were made from dirt, grit and smut. This gave me incredible focus to build my foundation. I saw no restrictions. The chance to reach stardom lived in my room and the formula existed within my poster. It wasn’t just a ballerina in fifth position. It was Flashdance.

At the age of 23 I sustained a spinal cord injury as the result of a swimming accident. How could it be that I was just modeling and checking off my physical talents in a NYC Agents office? I was vetting a Thoroughbred while riding with the British Equestrian Team's coach. I had performed in over three dozen Nutcrackers’, showcased Chopin in New York’s Steinway Hall, appeared in music videos and danced for MTV. Playing lacrosse, I had scored more goals than any other high school center in the country. I heli-skied abroad, snowboarded in the back trails of Vermont and was teaching my boyfriend how to rollerblade. Everything I had ever worked for, known and valued was stripped from my soul. I went from trailblazer to suicide gazer. What happened?
What happened is my life that was once a gift, was pilfered in a heartbeat.

Even today if you meet me and see all the wonderful things that I have achieved despite my disability, don't think for a moment that I don't feel the incredible absence of what was or should be, that now failed to exist. I now only have use of my right wrist. Easily, that is it’s own narrative but isn’t relevant to emphasize the point in life of paying it forward.

As I sat passenger to my spirit dying I witnessed the whole world rejoicing in my downfall. I knew the axis would continue to turn and other lives would carry on but my life came to a halt. I lost my control, mastery, and power. I became an obvious minority. I was vulnerable.

During my nearly twelve-month residence at Kessler the cleaning company that serviced my home stole my wardrobe of couture clothes and jewelry. It didn’t matter. Every day, I envisioned myself in a black suit of morning I physically and mentally wore. I didn't feel any genuine understanding or kindness around me. I couldn't eat, speak, move or breathe on my own.
And so the story goes of sadness, wallowing times, redirection of my basic instincts and the need for intellectual stimulus just to survive. My mind needed an anchor to stop the drifting of ugliness I was submerged in. But in every corridor, waiting area and in my rehab room hung some insignificant picture imposing as a fictitious pastime. Thus, I trained my mind to only see one image, the Leg Warmers, a simple photo of a woman in fifth position plie?; would I ever be able to stand, bend or hold myself up like that again? How painful...

In the film G.I. Jane: Master Chief (Viggo Mortensen) said to O’Neil (Demi Moore) and the other Navy Seal troops that, “Pain is your friend, your ally, it will tell you when you are seriously injured, it will keep you awake and angry, and remind you to finish the job and get the hell home.” So, I turned my vigor inward. I humbled my objectives and listened to the same message my poster was whispering to me over the years. I focused on the girl that needed grounding, the plie? that signified grace, the taped slippers and the leg warmers that were torn from defeats and grand accomplishments. I weaned myself off the vent and fought to go home.

I remained concentrated on the truth, not on the happily ever after myth. I would never walk again. I worked hard just to overcome my fears of people seeing me disabled. Today, I am a living proof that you can resurrect. I revived my restaurant, built a brand, got an agent, and helped start an organization. I fell in love and raised two children in a lovely home.

After years of being in the hospitality industry in 2012 I received news I was the first runner up to David Burke for Restaurateur of the Year and I would be the recipient of the Gold Plate Award, an award recognizing dedication and commitment to the Hospitality Industry. My mother and father would fly in from abroad to attend the gala and stay with me for a few months. My business partner saw to it that his employees were there to get my house in order. Minimal construction and painting needed to be done along with moving some storage to create some open space. A gentleman named Bryant who worked for my partner’s company (for years) was there to assist me. He moved all my ski paraphernalia, relocated all of my Channel suits while listening to stories that went along with each outfit. I told him about my brother’s wedding and the beautiful Alexander McQueen dress that I wore with matching butterflies in my hair. Passionately I described McQueen’s incredible talent and unfortunate death, and how lucky I was to own the dress that Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) wore it in the Sex in The City movie once she finally got out of her "Mexicoma". He saw my Leg Warmers, understood the significance of this poster and admired my matching bronze statue. We moved my fur coats and resort wear and he teased me about my methodical approach to organizing.

When my parents arrived and saw my statue, naturally they asked about the matching poster. I assured them (of course) I still had it and it was only because I remodeled shortly before they arrived that they didn't see it properly hung.

You can imagine the hole I felt in my stomach when I returned to the basement to find my ski stuff, McQueen dress, Leg Warmers and many other valued treasures, which I loved and kept all neatly together, gone.

I was devastated, the image vanished that was with me through my youngest years, greatest challenges and hardest times. I hated myself all over again. I detested being broken, I abhorred my vulnerability, I loathed my dependence and I despised my body that wouldn’t allow me to run, kick and fight the man who stole from me. I felt silenced, still and shattered.
It took me a few weeks before I mentioned anything to anyone. I couldn't endure telling another grotesque story about my life. Not only was this an event emerged in misery but also for all other sensitivity purposes I was complaining about an object. But my heart felt empty. These were not just “things”. I was taught to appreciate matter in front of me whether it's a piece of wood, inexpensive and holding no value or a tourmaline demonstrating brilliance.
In my determination to not let a stranger get the better of me, I began my Leg Warmers search. I came across hundreds of wonderful messages attributing the photo, which was sentimentally rewarding. I then contacted the photographer’s website to inquire about the piece.
Can someone please get back to me about these items?

Dear Ashley,
How can I help you?

Regards,
Richard
2nd assistant
Harvey Edwards Studio
860-821-8288
 

I then wrote a short paragraph explaining what had happened and asked if I could purchase any print at all or possibly one that was numbered and/or signed. I received a caring email from Mr. Edwards explaining that there were only three hand signed original posters left, put aside for history. He left me with his email and told me he would send me something for appreciating his work. I was surprised that he got back to me so promptly and was grateful for our communication. The direct correspondence instead of having the emails go through his staff was sensitive. I could feel he genuinely wanted me to be content.
I wrote him back thanking him for a timely response along with a short paragraph of what his work resembled to me.
“I was always captured by the diligence and truthfulness that picture commanded of a ballerina while leaving the dance gazers and aficionados left to ponder. As you know, it isn't satin shoes and roses....or a snapshot of slippers with ribbons and rainbows. It's truth-

It's a photo of the beginning.

The beginning of anyone's journey that yearns for the success of life but understands the tale that anything worth accomplishing is hard work.
-Achievement by determination, love, practice, pain and perseverance.
This statement in a soft plie? is what those legs demanded the world to see.

To reach takes effort, and although that may not always be pretty it may leave you with the picturesque dream at the end of your venture that you were shooting for.
Mr. Edwards that is what your photo meant and did for me.
It made me want to dance, to be an artist, to kick ass and kick ass well!!!! I never collected any other posters. God only knows where my Leg Warmers ended up but know that it traveled from my childhood bedroom, to apartments and into hospitals sustaining the darkest and most difficult years of my life. I cherished it for thirty-five years.
It is an inspirational photo to many, and you should be very, very proud. I love it.”

A few days later I was at my restaurant hosting an event for our town mayor. A crate was delivered along with a phone call very specifically asking if the package had arrived and if it was signed for. I collected the package and read the note that came along with it:

Dear Ashley,
Words cannot express the warm feelings I felt when I read your email. I hope this last print I own puts a smile on your beautiful face.

Your friend,
Harvey

Inside the crate was the original poster printed in 1979 for The Long Beach Museum of Art with a personalized message. Uncontrollably, a sea of emotions rushed over me. I felt spellbound and full of faith. A one-time stranger was now my saint. He reached into my darkness and created a beam of light. Mr. Edwards proved with his altruism that giving not receiving is the value of true relationships. He put a complete strangers happiness directly before his own and in return felt full filled.
Please stop and take the time to appreciate the things in your life you were given and remember to give back to others.
Reminisce about the basic rules of listening bodies, raising arms, taking turns, soft voices, safe and walking feet, helping hands and caring hearts. Be kind to one another; remember that a gift is expecting nothing in return except the feeling of being content.

Not unlike all fairy tales in my story there is a villain, a fairy godfather, a warrior and a cozy cottage possessing a magic pair of slippers.
There are morals to uphold and a positive message to pass along.
And I am the luckiest girl in the world to have my print "Leg Warmers" hanging in my room. Plie? it forward.

Thank you so much,
Ashley Lauren Fisher






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Thursday, December 17, 2015


 Today will be a GOOD day, all you need is a little slice of hope.

by Harvey Edwards




We all need to see a peaceful Image to take some of the stress away from politics pounding thump the problems our country is going through with all politicians. So I shot this in the early morning hoping today someone who we never thought would emerge and bring back the sunshine in our life's.

 


Monday, November 16, 2015

" MEN CREATE NEGATIVITY .... WOMEN CREATE PEACE " 


"BREAK THE BARRIERS
THAT MEN MANDATED ON AMERICANS
AND
BLOSSOM"






PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON
 WILL
BREAK THE BARRIERS
FOR ALL
AMERICANS


Break the Barriers
and
VOTE















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"LIFE INSPIRES ART"

 Image created by Harvey Edwards
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