Month: July 2018

Reflect on Your Creativity

7. 31. 18 Hello everyone! Last day of the month of July and it’s time for Reflections. Take a look at these quotes that reflect on creativity…                       Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday evening, be blessed!     Image source: Pngtree,, Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P.,& Columbus Museum of Art

Creative Close-Up: Artsy Shark

7. 30. 18 Hello! The weekend went by fast, as always and July is pretty much over. This month’s Close-Up is coming from Artsy Shark. Inspiring Artists to Build Better Businesses, this website inspires artists to create and build their businesses with great tips and workshops. Here are a few posts that can help you get inspired to start your own art business… Credit source: Artsy Shark 6 Steps to More Online Art Sales by Carolyn Edlund     Instagram Story Tips for Artists by Karlie Carpentier Rosin What Artists Must Know about Pricing Consistency     How to Choose the Right Artist Residency by Carolyn Edlund Does Your Art Business Need a Media Kit? by guest blogger Leslie Kell   Hope these encouraging posts put a spring in your creative step. Go to for more posts and read about artists that are featured on the webpage. Image source: unknown

MidWeek Update: Workshops & Retreats

7.25.18 Happy Hump Wednesday! Today’s update is workshops and retreats. Thanks to, I found six of these that might interest you. Credit source:   Stan Kurth-Freedom in Watermedia by Franciscan Life Process Center Kathleen Bechtel, Art Director $15 – $325 Actions and Detail Panel DATE AND TIME Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 9:00 AM – Sat, Sep 8, 2018, 3:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar LOCATION Franciscan Life Process Center 11650 Downes Street Northeast Lowell, MI 49331 View Map DESCRIPTION This workshop is designed to help students (beginning, intermediate or advanced) paint in an intuitive manner starting with no preconceived notion or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Emotions and feelings will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement color, texture, line, shape, and value. Instruction will start with arbitrary mark making and color application, working transparently to opaque building layers using a variety of mark making tools, watercolor, acrylic and gesso. The intuitive process relies on feeling and seeing so there will be ongoing evaluation of …

Cool: Upcoming Trailers From Comic-Con 2018

7.24.18 Hello everyone! Hope Y’all had a great and fabulous weekend. Just catching up from the events from this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Five movie trailers debuted during the event, Aquaman, Shazam, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Glass, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Here they are…   Aquaman opens on December 21, 2018.     Shazam comes to theaters April 5, 2019.     Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to theaters this November 16, 2018.     Comes to theaters January 18, 2019.     Godzilla roars into theaters May 31, 2019.   Hope you guys enjoy these trailers. I got really hyped about Godzilla. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!   Image source: Screen Rant

Weeknd Update: Residence Programs and Other Things Literature

7. 21. 18 Hello again! Just a few others things to remind you courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs. I found some conferences and other neat things for those who want to work out their literary brains… Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)   Bookgardan: A Year’s Sustenance for Writers Keene, New York, United States A 12-month, low-residency book cultivation program of sustained individual mentorship and ongoing small-group interaction online, bracketed by two week-long residencies. Bring your book project to full fruition in Bookgardan, a year-long program of intensive, one-on-one literary mentorship and supportive camaraderie with an intimate cohort of fellow writers, featuring monthly manuscript assessments and online craft lessons, beginning and ending with two week-long fall residencies at Craigardan, a mountainside retreat for artists, makers & thinkers in the majestic Adirondacks of upstate New York. Led by internationally acclaimed novelist & teacher of writers Kate Moses (Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath), a founding senior editor & staff writer at Salon and former senior acquisitions editor at North Point …

Where To…Albuquerque, New Mexico

6. 21. 18 Hello and Good Morning where I am. It’s the weekend and I’m pretty happy about it. I’ve never been to Albuquerque New Mexico, but I would love to go. Lots of things to do there… Credit source: Visit Albuquerque   Museums INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER   2401 12th St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104 Phone: (505) 843-7270 Toll-free: (866) 855-7902 Visit Website Make this your first stop to discover Pueblo Indian culture. Enjoy our renowned collection of Pueblo pottery and art, see traditional Native American dances honoring Mother Earth and meet artists selling their handcrafted works. Traveling with a group? Try your hand at pottery-making or gourd painting on one of our in-depth tours. Browse original works of pottery, turquoise jewelry and art at Shumakolowa Gifts, and taste our award-winning Tewa Taco and fresh baked Pueblo oven bread at Pueblo Harvest Café. Located just minutes from Old Town Albuquerque, the IPCC is a vibrant place for people of all cultures to share, learn and discover.       THEATER POPEJOY HALL 203 Cornell Dr. N.E., …

MidWeek Update: Fashion Fall/Winter 2018-2019

6. 18. 18 Hey there…I’m a bit behind in the Fashion department. New designs of creativity from these gems here for Fall/Winter 2018-2019. I’m getting caught up with some of the fashion shows that happened a few weeks ago. Here are a few videos from Christian Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, and a few others…                                                       My favorite…             I saw my favorite…Elie Saab! For fashion fans, I hope this brought a bright spot for your day. Any thoughts on these collections? Enjoy the rest of your Hump Day Wednesday, be blessed.   Image source: YouTube

Music: Live Music Venue Events for July in San Diego

6. 18. 18 Hello! Trying to change things a bit, it’s been a while since I posted anything in Music and I want to change that. Comic-Con in San Diego has been on the brain for the past few weeks, so I wanted to see what the city has to offer when bands, big, small, and other events had to offer and here are just a few venues have that you may be interested in going… Credit source: San Diego Reader THE AIR CONDITIONED LOUNGE 4673 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116 | Directions 619-501-9831 | Website Proper midcentury modern nightclub, complete with dance floor and DJ booth, sunken lounge and VIP room (reservation only), and MOMA-worthy light fixtures. A sense of orange pervades, except perhaps in the blueberry-rich Berryjito. In August 2017, the venue began hosting an on-going series of hip-hop music events called Hip-Hop Wednesday. UPCOMING EVENTS Hip-Hop House Anniversary Celebration Wednesday, July 18, 8:00 p.m. Summer Twins and Twin Ritual Friday, July 27, 8:00 p.m. House Music Fridays Every Friday Juicy Saturdays Every Saturday …