All posts tagged: June 2018

Reflections: Challenge Your Creativity

6. 29. 18 Hello and Happy Friday! There times as creative people, we can get ourselves into a rut. I think I’ve mentioned this before about when writers have writer’s block, it’s the same with creative folk, but there are ways you can Challenge Your Creativity…             If that doesn’t challenge you, then I don’t know what else to say. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.               Image source: Pinterest, Unstuck, Bali Web Design, and unknown

MidWeek Scene: Arts Business Institute…Art Biz Seminar & Arts Business Summit

6. 27. 18 Hello and Good Morning everyone! The weekend is coming swiftly and I found two more upcoming workshops from Arts Business Institute. Take a gander at these… Credit source: Arts Business Institute   The Arts Business Institute and Pine Shores Art Association  present a professional development event for artists and makers September 22-23, 2018 Taking place at Manahawkin Community Center 775 E. Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050 Join us for an intensive two-day summit focused on growing your creative business. This program teaches practical, step-by-step, actionable strategies.   Schedule at a Glance Saturday, September 22nd 9:00 a.m.                          Registration and Welcome 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    The New Marketplace – Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Creative Marketing Strategies – Edlund 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch break 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    Pricing for Profit – Rosen/Edlund 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Sales Strategies for Artists – Edlund   Sunday, September 23rd 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    Who is Your Customer? – Rosen 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 …

Creative Close-Up: Finding & Using Resources

6. 25. 18   When your an artist, a singer, songwriter, musician, or photographer you think that you’re at the pinnacle of your craft right? In other words, your at the top of your game and feel that you don’t need to further your craft. Not so. We all need fine tuning…kind of like going to the doctor and making sure our bodies are in great condition. Many creative people like to keep going with perfecting their craft. How in the world find and have the time to do it? There many resources, workshops, classes, conferences, you can even go online and find so many videos on painting, playing an instrument, taking photos, and on and on. For an artist like myself, I always try to keep my skills ongoing. I love learning new things and be creative you find ways of styling your artwork. You soon discover new techniques and ways of sketching, painting, watercolor. Same goes for musicians. Even photographers find techniques to create that perfect photo. I’m always on the lookout for …

Where To…Chicago

6. 23. 18 Hello Saturday…Hello Chicago! Soooo many things to do. Where do I begin? Here are some great places that you might like to visit while you’re in the Windy City… Credit source:   ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 443-3600 The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Explore the Renzo Piano¬–designed Modern Wing and its extraordinary collection of works by Chagall, Dalí, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock, and visit the Ryan Learning Center, a free space offering programs and art-making activities for the whole family. With a wide variety of special exhibitions, daily gallery tours, performance programs, and more, the Art Institute has something for everyone! Hours: The museum is open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursdays 10:30–8:00; and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Admission: Complete admission information is available at Purchase tickets online or take advantage of CityPASS for up to 50% off combined admission to the Windy …

News….Updates and Spotify

6. 20. 18 Afternoon everyone! I hope everybody is staying cool cause it’s already hot where I am. Just a few little things to go over… This is a slow month, but as you can see, I’m getting a few posts to make up for it. You can also see that I’m playing with the theme…I don’t like it much and I’m planning on changing it soon. I’ve also updated Shadowboxerinc’s Tumblr, but the Pinterest needs updating. Shadowboxerinc is now on Spotify! Yes, Spotify. Created a few playlists: Dance Out! Artistic Burst Memory Lane June is Black Music Month, is the newest playlist. I’m sure you can find Shadowboxerinc can you? You can also find Shadowboxerinc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday, be blessed!   Image source: unknown  

Shadow Spotlight: Black Music Month

6. 18. 18 Hello all…hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, even though it was short…for some of us. I did say that this month’s Shadow Spotlight will be different. I just discovered that this month is Black Music Month or African-American Music Appreciation Month and I have some good music that needs to have a spotlight put on. Some of you may remember the music growing up and those who are just discovering it for the first time. I’ve created a small video playlist of past, present, and future…                         You can find the rest of the playlist on Spotify, yep Shadowboxerinc has a Spotify account. Already have a playlist titled June is Black Music M0nth. Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed!     Image source:

MidWeek Scene: Summer Reads for 2018

6. 13. 18 Hello all! Spring is ending soon and Summer is pretty much around the corner so I’ve been rummaging around looking for the latest books to read for the Summer of 2018. According to Melanie Yates for, here are the 50 Best Summer Reading Books for 2018, but for this post, there will be only 20 or less… Credit source: Best Products                                                                                                                     I did say 20 and here you have 20 of the 50 best. To read the rest of the article to IT’S BEACH-READ SEASON! SEE WHAT BOOKS FOR SUMMER MADE OUR LIST THIS YEAR by Melanie Yates.   Image source:

MidWeek Scene: Calling All Artists & Photographers!

6. 6. 18 Hello everyone! Hump Wednesday is here and its time for some midweek updates. This is for artists and photographers who would love to let people see their works in motion. Here some competitions or exhibitions, courtesy of Art Show that may interest you. Credit source:   52nd National Mother Lode Art Exhibition The Placerville Arts Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 5-19, 2018 at the Placerville Shakespeare Club in Placerville, California. Anticipated $4,000 in cash, gift certificates, and merchandise. Juror: Frank Ordaz. Open to artists 18 years and older. Media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, alkyd, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, photography, digital imagery, mixed media, and 3D. Work must be original, less than three years old and not shown previously at a Mother Lode Show. No prints, copies, or reproductions will be accepted. $40 for up to 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Deadline: June 18, 2018 (until midnight Pacific time). More info. Contact: email or call 530-621-2468.           …