Hello Steemit!

Hello Steemit! My name is Audrey, and I have created this account on behalf of artist Nick Giamberdini, to share and discuss his artwork (and sometimes mine), and to find and support other artists as well. We are both new to Steemit, and to the world of Cryptocurrency in general, but we’ve heard a lot of really positive things about this platform, so we are looking forward to interacting with the community and learning as we go! Thus, with no further ado, please allow me to tell you a bit about Nick and his art!

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Nick Giamberdini is a Pittsburgh-based artist who has some formal training from PTI, but is primarily self-taught, preferring the freedom of experimentation and the tried-and-true teachers, Trial and Error, to the rigid structure of classical techniques.

His style leans heavily toward impressionism, and while he does occasionally work with Marker, Pen & Ink, and Pencil, the majority of his work is Oil on Canvas. Finding inspiration in everything from daily life to comics and cinema to mythology, sports and more, his subject matter varies widely. His repertoire includes landscapes, animals, original characters, mythological figures, cryptids and monsters, pop culture, and ... well the list goes on, but I’ll let you see for yourselves as we go.

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In addition to painting and other fine-arts, Nick is also highly skilled at building stained glass. He worked for years with Pittsburgh Stained Glass, repairing Tiffany windows in churches all over the Pittsburgh area. Now, working on a smaller scale, he builds sun-catchers, mirrors, and other decorative pieces, as creative and unique as the rest of his art.

We hope the community of artists and art lovers here will enjoy Nick’s work, and we are excited to discover where this new venture will take us! One of the best things we’ve heard about Steemit, however, is the diversity of content. So, while we’re definitely looking to share art and connect with other artists, we’re also looking forward to finding out what Steemit has to offer in regard to some of our other interests. We’d love to see what you all have to say about gaming, comics, travel, small business, and technology, just to name a few.

Nick, especially, has been a gamer and a comic collector his entire life. He’s been playing Magic the Gathering practically since it came out (I’ve only been playing for about 6-7 years), and he’s also a long-time veteran of several different RPGs like D&D and White Wolf, and miniature war-games, specifically Warhammer 40K (keep an eye out for some pictures of his painted miniatures!). Basically, we’re huge nerds with pretty broad horizons, and I hope this will be the perfect place to get into a little bit of everything!

Finally, I’d like to give a huge thank you to my awesome brother-in-law @blewitt who turned us on to Steemit in the first place. He’s been a great source of information and advice, and a huge help in the process of setting up this account. Even before signing up for Steemit, I’d read a few of his Steemit posts, and they’re awesome, so if you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking out the great content on his account!

That’s all for now, Steemians!
Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you next time!

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Yay!!! So happy you guys are on here. With the art you both put out, it’ll be a perfect fit!!!

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Thanks so much for your help with everything :)

Hi and welcome here! When I started on steemit, my biggest problem was to find interesting people to interact with. So, to help newcomers getting started I created a directory with other interesting and or talented steemians to follow or interact with. Feel free to check it out at https://www.steemiandir.com I am sure it will help you find like-minded people. Enjoy your stay here and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you! I'm grateful for any resources I can get. There's so much to learn!

Hello!

This post has been manually curated, resteemed
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Much love to you from all of us at @helpie!
Keep up the great work!


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Welcome to Steemit artbygiamberdini. The official FAQ can be found here and has A LOT of information https://steemit.com/faq.html - Also remember, Steemit is just ONE of the sites built that uses Steem the blockchain. You should also check out DTube and DSound for starters and if you're a gamer, Steem Monsters! There are many other cool apps but I can't list them all here, there's just too many! But I'd also like to mention Steempeak, it's a better blogging platform that has a lot of cool features. Welcome to the blockchain! :) Oh, and if you're interested in creating your own tokens or smart contracts, check Steem engine!

Sup Dork?!? Enjoy the Upvote!!!

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Welcome to the community! You made an awesome start here, I like your intro and so you have my support. Please keep sharing great contents that you feel passionate about.


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Hello and welcome 😊 cant wait to see the art work

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Thanks so much! I'll try to post some of it tonight!

Welcome to Steem. @blewitt is really storming out with bringing in new people. Will Nick be writing himself? There are some really cool artists here. Seek them out and leave them some comments. Have fun

Thank you! Yeah he's been talking about it for a long time and we finally decided to take the plunge haha. Nick may be writing a bit but mostly it will be me writing, with his input. We're definitely looking forward to finding other artists here as well. Thanks again!

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Welcome to Steem, Audrey (and Nick)! Thanks for bringing your impressive talents to our community. Our #art peeps love when someone new joins in the fun. Did you say MTG? My daughters and I love to play!

I hope that you enjoy your day!


We encourage everyone to explore the various posts and to leave personal comments on those that you wish (for example - thoughts regarding the content or a sharing of a similar experience you've had). This platform thrives through interaction as it's the best way to build relationships with other Steemians while finding communities and initiatives that peak your interests.

We like to advise bloggers to cite if images, videos, etc. used in their posts are of their own creation. This practice gives the creators an opportunity to have it clearly labeled that the works portrayed are the rightful property of the party posting it.

Another tip that we share with everyone is to be careful of copyright infringement when using material that is not of their original creation. Content (for example - images from a website) that grants permission for reuse is acceptable for content creators to utilize within their posts provided there is appropriate attribution to the source. Here's a link that will provide you with more information.


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We wanted to let you know, we have given you a 25% upvote, are now following you, and are introducing you to everyone we know. You can visit our post HERE.

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Welcome to the Steem Community.

Hi there! Sorry for taking so long to reply but I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome! It's super cool to find other MTG fans here as well! We're excited to be here and hopefully the arts and gaming folks will enjoy what we can bring to the table. Thanks again for the welcome and the tips for being good community members. See you out there!

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No need to apologize and thank you for replying. See you later and I hope that you enjoy your day!

Welcome to Steemit, Audrey! Wow, talk about a diverse artistic repertoire! The more artists here, the better :)

I'm a writer primarily, though I've had photography exhibited and love to make collages. I've done some painting with acrylics, too - sort of in the tradition of Monet.

Looking forward to seeing Nick's work, as well as yours!

Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I've had almost no time to do any exploring yet today unfortunately, but I'll look forward to checking out your work as well! Hopefully I will have some time to get an artwork post up tonight!

Welcome to steemit @artbygiamberdini.

Welcome the new steemians. Have a great day!

Welcome to Steemit Nick and thanx Audrey
Onboarding is highly appreciated!
So hi nick
I saw your #introduceyourself and its nice to meet you.
Blogging is what its all about on this blockchain. The best part is that you could earn money.
I have been here for a while and love it!
But be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !! They are yours.
For safety tips visit the white paper.

The Steemify App I use is also great, it is available in the Appstore and free, you can See Whats happening in your account. https://steemit.com/busy/@exyle/using-steemify-to-stay-up-to-date-about-the-blockchain-like-project-destiny-please-consider-blockbrothers-for-your-witness-vote

Also Appics and Steepshot are handy apps and Free. I wish you good luck steeming and I Will See you around🍀
Your value and input is appreciated and if you have questions let me know.
We (@xcountytravelers and I ) are presenting New comers in Our @Heyhaveyamet blogs, and There is a Discord called SteemTerminal for newbies and All questions, join in, I am on steemit everyday ! You can always leave a comment.
Greetings from Brittandjosie from the Netherlands

This is a superb introductory post, you have taken your precious time to let us know you more and better and even say hi to the steemit community!
We are here as a community to encourage and grow one another

Thank you so much!!

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Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade for newcomers in the following category:

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Hello fellow artist. Welcome. I like Magic and also Yu-Gi-Oh.

Thank you! That's great :)
I never played YuGiOh but I watched the show when I was a kid, and had some cards just for fun, but never did learn to play.

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Welcome to the steemit community @artbygiamberdini!
We sincerely hope you find everything you are looking for here and have found a new home here.

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I found you because @xcountytravelers and @brittandjosie from @heyhaveyamet presented and promoted your publication to get more exposure and help you grow faster.

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Have fun and happy Steeming!

you are welcome !

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Welcome to Steemit @artbygiamberdini. Enjoy the way.

Greetings from Venezuela

Thank you very much!

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