Year: 2014

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report. Advertisements

CATCHING UP……

December 24, 2014 Hi everyone! I did say that I will return for a few more posts. I’m getting January 2015 posts ready and I’m almost finished. As you can already see, I’ve changed the name Esquisses to Shadowbox. I like the name, love the name. It’s more like a hard-edged name for an art blog, don’t you think? The featured image of this post shows where I am so far. I’m really working my behind off on this. It’s a big gamble for me to move this blog away from WordPress. I know one thing: I’m going to need help to get this blog up and going. It’s fun to do this by yourself, but it will get a bit more harder in the months to come. So I’ve decided that I will advertise needed help. Yes it will be posted in the next few days and yeah I’ve posted before, but with no success. I know that this will be different. I will get back with you guys at the end of this …

HAPPY THANKSGIVING……TILL 2015!

November 27, 2014 Hello! I did say that yesterday was supposed to be the last post for 2014, but I couldn’t resist……As some of you know, there will be no posts for December 2014. I’m working on a new blog site, but I will still give you updates on the blog site’s progress. I promise! Not only that, I decide to replace Esquisses with a new name: SHADOWBOX. Even though Esquisses was a cool and unique name, it was a bit hellish for the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. So I want to start 2015 with a clean slate! So follow Shadowbox to a new site in 2015! Follow the Twitter page at twitter.com/shadowboxerinc. Oh! There is one more thing…….   I know it’s early, but have a Merry Christmas and New Year! Be safe for the holidays, enjoy the rest of 2014, and always, always be blessed!   featured images courtesy of wallscreenhd.com and http://www.friendshipday2014.org.  

ARTSCENE NEWSLETTER: WHERE TO SEE NATIVE AMERICAN ART PT. 3 & PULSE MIAMI 2014

November 26, 2014 Good Afternoon! Last Artscene Newsletter for the year 2014. Part 3 of Where To See Native American Art and Miami Pulse 2014 is here. Read on……   WHERE TO SEE AMERICAN INDIAN ART  Mid-American All-Indian Center – Wichita, KS Millicent Rogers Museum – Taos, NM Museum of the Cherokee Indian – Cherokee, NC Museum of Indian Arts & Culture – Santa Fe, NM Mitchell Museum of the American Indian – Kendal College, Evanston, IL Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum – Warner, NH National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, DC Red Earth Museum – Oklahoma City, OK Sherman Indian Museum – Riverside, CA The Sioux Indian Museum – Rapid City, SD Southwest Museum of the American Indian – Los Angeles, CA Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian – Santa Fe, NM Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center – Yakima, WA Galleries Specializing in Native American Art All My Relations Gallery – Minneapolis, MN Arctic Raven Gallery – Friday Harbor, WA Blue Rain Gallery – Taos, NM David Cook Fine American Art – Denver, …

UPDATE ON NEW BLOG SITE

November 25, 2014 Hey again….just wanted to give an update or progress on the new blog site. A few weeks ago, I announced to you guys that Esquisses is moving to Wix. WordPress will no longer be the home base for the site. For the last month or so, I’ve started working on the new blog site. Lot’s of changes are coming your way. Some of the familiar features will still hang around. There is a possibility of a new name to replace Esquisses. I will keep you posted. Promise!    

REFLECTIONS: QUOTES TO INSPIRE

November 25, 2014 Hello there! We all need a little bit of what I like to call art inspirational quotes. I hope these quotes put a bit of spring into your creative step!   Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. ~Pablo Picasso The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his …

ART CLOSE-UP: WHAT INSPIRES US ARTISTICALLY

November 24, 2014 Hello! November is almost over and the last post is coming close as well, but let’s talk about today’s subject, it’s not long. Just short and to the point. As artists, photographers, or sculptures we love to put together great art, but what makes us tick or inspire us to create these works? It doesn’t matter where we are in the world, we get inspired by pretty much everything. A tv show, food, fashion, films, cartoons, nature….the list goes on and on and on. Inspiration comes in many ways. For me, I survey my environment or where I am. I could be sitting at a park bench or maybe Starbucks and watch people going about their day. Then I can sketch a bit in my sketchbook to get that inspiration going. Fashion is another one. The way the models move with the latest couture dress. They make the clothes look effortless and flawless. Seeing a person in a magazine….ok your fav actor or actress. Of course there are other artists that inspire …

AT THE MUSEUM: RED EARTH MUSEUM

November 21, 2014 Hello and Happy Friday! Most of you thought that today wasn’t coming, but here we are. We’re going to Oklahoma City to visit the Red Earth Museum. RED EARTH MUSEUM From the website: Red Earth, Inc. promotes the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets. History Red Earth, Inc. began in 1978 with the establishment of the Center of the American Indian, a museum dedicated to showcasing Native American arts. In 1987, a group of influential community and tribal leaders founded the Red Earth American Indian Cultural Festival to showcase Native American dance and art. The two groups merged in 1992 to create Red Earth, Inc., which is now one of the most respected organizations of its type in the United States. Red Earth hosts a wide collection of more than 1,400 Native American fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles, and bead work. They also feature acclaimed traveling exhibitions.   The 29th Annual Red Earth Native Cultural Festival will be held June 5-7, 2015 …