Month: December 2018

My Best Creative Close-Up for 2018…

12.30.18 I know there was something planned for this month’s Creative Close-Up, but I wanted to do something different of course. So I choose my best creative close-up. Creative Close-Up: Creating Art On My Terms “You can draw…ohhh. Can you do a painting for me?” That’s probably what you get when you mention that you can draw, paint, sketch, you know what I mean. Then when you put a little bit of your work out there, they start to ask if you can do a portrait for them. I can draw, sketch, and paint. I love it because I’m such a creative person and while I’m flattered for people to ask, I just don’t too much like it.  Why? Well, I ask, how big do want the portrait or drawing to be? What do you want it to look like? All these kinds of questions, the ones I hate to ask because I don’t want to step on any toes to hurt feelings. I did accept one from a lady at my church, but this …

Best of 2018: Art

12.29.18 Reached the end of Best of 2018 and that is Art. I haven’t seen a lot of it this year, but in 2019 I will make up for it! Here is a small list of art museums who in my artistic opinion that had exhibitions that showed some really great art. Plus, there is an article from Vulture by Jerry Saltz.  Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC Delacroix French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective devoted to this amazing artist ever held in North America. –The Met exhibition overreview The Met Fifth Avenue /  1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028 Phone: 212-535-7710 The exhibition will be held  at The Met from SEPTEMBER 17, 2018–JANUARY 6, 2019   …

Best of 2018: Comics

12.29.18 Hey! Best of 2018 continues with Comics…According to Paste Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and i09 here are the best comics that came this year. The 25 Best Comic Books of 2018 By Steve Foxe, Hillary Brown, Caitlin Rosberg & C.K. Stewart for Paste Magazine      The Best Comics of 2018 by Graeme McMillan for The Hollywood Reporter   The Best Comics of 2018  by James Whitbrook and Charles Pulliam-Moore for i09 Hope you enjoyed these articles and you probably have a few comics that can be added to the list.    Featured image:  

Best of 2018: TV

12.28.18 The best is almost coming to a close, but there a just a few lists to go over, like TV. TV Guide, Vulture, Vox, and Esquire have their list. Let’s see what shows they think were the best this year… Ranking the 25 Best TV Shows of 2018 BY TV GUIDE EDITORS     The Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far) By Jen Chaney and Matt Zoller Seitz for Vulture       The 7 best TV shows of 2018 By Todd VanDerWerff for Vox     The Best TV Shows of 2018 by Esquire Editors Very good shows on some pretty good lists. I can only hope they will be around for a while longer! Enjoy the rest of your evening, be blessed.   Featured image: Vox

Best of 2018: Photography

12.28.18 Happy Friday…last Friday 2018 that is! We are now looking towards best of 2018 in photography. I’ve been a fan of the World Photography Organisation’s Sony World Photography Awards and this year is no different. Take a look at this link for 2018’s Winner’s Gallery, along with The Guardian, and Expert‘s 20 Young Photographers 2018.    Sony’s World Photography Awards 2018   The Guardian The Best Photographs Of 2018 -and the Stories Behind Them   Expert Photography’s 20 Young Photographers 2018 Not a lot with photography, but these amazing photos make up for it!   Featured image: Unsplash

Best of 2018: Film

12.26.18 I’m really pushing it this week! There has been great films and some not so great films for 2018. I haven’t put any reviews in a while but bear with me on that. This list is based on the films I liked, what moviegoers liked, and critic reviews. I’m even adding a few that I haven’t seen yet, but look really good. Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther A Quiet Place A Wrinkle in Time Aquaman Isle of Dogs Hereditary Incredibles 2 Sorry to Bother You BlacKkKlansman Crazy Rich Asians Susperia Halloween Destination Wedding The Predator The Hate U Give A Star is Born Bohemian Rhapsody Creed II Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald Bumblebee Widows If Beale Street Could Talk Random Acts of Flyness Birdbox Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Vox Lux Can You Ever Forgive Me? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mary Poppins Returns Green Book Tully Support the Girls That’s it. An eclectic mix of good films you may or may not have seen. Enjoy the rest of your evening, be blessed! …

Best of 2018: Fashion

12.26.18 Hey there…the best of 2018 is pushing onwards to fashion. Thanks to Stay Chic and FF Channel, I made a list of  6 best designers of 2018, plus I found a video for  Stay Chic’s Best Street Style from Milan Fashion Week.  Fashion is creativity! Just wanted to add that…   Best Designers CHANEL   VERSACE   VALENTINO   DIOR   ELIE SAAB (my favorite!)   MAX MARA I’m some of you may have a different list of best designers for this year, but I would like to know who they are. Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.    Featured image:  

MidWeek Update: Upcoming Programs @ MOCA

12.26.18 Hello and Good Morning to you! Hope everyone’s Christmas was a nice and wonderful one. Mine was peaceful. I’m back with a few things to post today, like what’s going on at Moca, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Here’s a peek at what they have in store for January 2019. Credit source: MOCA Exhibition Highlight Tours EVERY THURSDAY: 5:30PM & 6:30PM EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: 12PM & 2PM   THURSDAYJAN 3, 2019 @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA LECTURE Artists on Artists: Rebecca Morris on Laura Owens On the occasion of Laura Owens at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, painter Rebecca Morris addresses the exhibition and her take on the medium of painting as employed by fellow painter Owens.     THURSDAYJAN 10, 2019 @MOCA Grand Avenue SCREENING Filmforum at MOCA: Small, Real: Observation and the Mundane One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art is inspired by artist Manny Farber’s call for an art of “both observing and being in the world.” Presented in conjunction with Kahlil Joseph’s film Fly Paper, which is the …