Final Weekend Scene: Catch-Up on Milan Fashion Week 2016

Final Weekend Scene: Catch-Up on Milan Fashion Week 2016

October 8 / 16

As promised the update from the Milan Fashion Week 2016. I totally forgot about this. New York, then London and just recently Paris. This is a short, but to the point post on which designers showcased their designs in Milan.







I hope you enjoyed the fashion show. One more post to go…..












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Last Wednesday Scene: Paris Fashion Week 2016

Last Wednesday Scene: Paris Fashion Week 2016

October 5 / 16

Last post for today. Paris Fashion Week arrived, September 27 – October 5, 2016. Today is the last day. I know I’m behind, (I forgot all about Milan Fashion Week, how reckless of me) but don’t worry I’m playing catch-up. Here are the highlights from Paris…..







Beautiful fashion, beautiful creativity. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed and come back this Saturday for Weekend Scene, when I’ll have Milan Fashion week posted and other good things too.










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Reflections: Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

Reflections: Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

September 28 / 16

One last post for today. I’ve decided that this month’s reflection should be inspirational and motivational. In life, we all need a little something to make our day better. At the university that I work at, I saw post-it notes scattered across the campus with inspirational quotes and you know something? It really made you smile. It just does something for the soul, because let’s face it, we go through a lot on the journey of life. We go through trials and tribulations. There are days when we are up and days when we feel down. So today, I’ve found some quotes that hopefully would put a smile on your face and a warm fuzziness in the soul.


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis – writer

It always seems impossible until its done.

Nelson Mandela

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome 

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – statesman

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean – actor

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman – poet

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Maya Angelou

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn – businessman

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

Hope these quotes lift up your spirits. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.









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Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver 16-20

Creative Close-Up: Art Talk w/Stephen Silver 16-20

September 26 / 16

Hello, hello, hello! The last Monday is here and it’s time for some Art Talk with Stephen Silver. I’ve said it before and yeah I’ll keep saying that Shadowbox will feature Silver’s Art Talks the rest of this year. So here we have 16-20……


Art Talk 16- Stephen Silver : Believe it WILL happen



Art Talk 17- Stephen Silver : Artistic Depression



Art Talk 18- Stephen Silver : Where Do I Belong.



Art Talk 19- Stephen Silver : Your Portfolio will make or break you.



Art Talk 20 Stephen Silver : Today is your day



Great advice from someone who’s been there and he’s still doing the work he loves. Alright….that’s it! 21-25 will be featured next month. I hope you enjoy your Monday, be blessed….check back Wednesday.

















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Final Weekend Scene: London Fashion Week 2016 Recap

Final Weekend Scene: London Fashion Week 2016 Recap

September 24 / 16

Hello again. Last post for Saturday. As some of you may or may not know, London Fashion Week has pass….September 16-20, 2016….and Shadowbox is giving you some highlights, courtesy of the British Fashion Council.








Here is the full stream video of London Fashion Week, courtesy of the British Fashion Council.


For more about London Fashion Week go to Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I will get back with you Monday! Be Blessed!









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@ The Event: San Antonio

@ The Event: San Antonio

September 23 / 16

Hey everyone! Friday is hear….yea! We’re stopping in San Antonio, Texas for some great events. Here’s what happening in the heart of Texas…..

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Fright Fest Presented By Snickers

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257

Visit Website

Hear The Globe  / $15

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 17, 2016


Carmens de la Calle

320 North Flores, San Antonio, Texas 78205

210-281-4349 ♦   Visit Website


Party On The Plaza  / Free

Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Tower of the Americas 4D Theater

739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-3101    Visit Website

Party On The Tower Plaza: Free Concert Series  / Free

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 – Friday, Oct 28, 2016

7 pm – 11 pm

Tower of the Americas

739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205

Visit Website

Second Sunday Jazz At The Witte / Free With Museum Admission

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016

3 – 5 PM

The Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St., San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-357-1900    Visit Website


Alamo City Comic Con

Friday, Oct 28, 2016 – Sunday, Oct 30, 2016

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 E Market St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

Art In The Garden – Alyson Shotz

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 – Monday, Jun 19, 2017

San Antonio Botanical Garden

555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, Texas 78209

Visit Website

Exhibition Opening: Carlos Merida

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78215

210-978-8100    Visit Website

Girl’s Eye View  / $10 Adult, $8 Seniors And Children (6-17)

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 – Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205

210-458-2300    Visit Website


Friday, Aug 26, 2016 – Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Galleries and Exhibition Venues throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

333 West Olmos Drive #103, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Visit Website


Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Photography  / $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students, Free For Members, <19 Yo, Current Military

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 – Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

the McNay Art Museum

6000 North New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 824-5368    Visit Website




Voices Of The West: Adrienne Keene

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 – Thursday, Sep 29, 2016


Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-299-4499    Visit Website


For more events happening in San Antonio, go to If you live in the area, or just visiting, see what the city has in store. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be blessed.


















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Last Wednesday Scene: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

Last Wednesday Scene: Calgary International Film Festival 2016

September 21 / 16

Hey again. One last post for today. The Calgary International Film Festival has arrived, September 21 – October 2, 2016. Here is a little something going on at CIFF…..

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Opening Gala:
(Wednesday Sept. 21 :: Jack Singer Concert Hall)Our Opening Gala film is the romance biopic MAUDIE, celebrating the life and career of Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis. Shining a light on marquee films, galas celebrate the year’s highest accomplishments with a screening and a party.

MAUDIE charts the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins, BLUE JASMINE) and the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke, TRAINING DAY). Maudie rose to fame in the 1960s, becoming an internationally celebrated artist while living with crippling juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Director Aisling Walsh, cast member Kari Matchett and producer Mary Young Leckie in attendance!


Finalists Announced:
(Saturday Sept. 24 :: Globe Cinema)The jury has deliberated! Here are the finalists for this year’s Best of Shorts:


Join us Sept. 24 and find out which films will take home this year’s awards for Best Short Documentary and Best Overall Short Film. For the first year, the winner of the Best Overall Short film will also qualify for Academy Award consideration, as CIFF is now an Oscar-accredited festival!



A central component of the festival experience is the opportunity to meet visiting guests and filmmakers from around the world. There’s nothing quite like watching a film and then having the opportunity to meet the people who created it. From directors to documentary subjects, to cast and crew, here’s a taste of who’s coming to CIFF 2016:

Robert Cuffley, CHOKESLAM
Martin Starr, OPERATOR

Catch these guests and more on the red carpet, at a post-screening Q&A or at an In Conversation event, part of our new Behind the Screen Series.


TIFF Award Winners:
OLD STONE & MUTANTSYesterday, two films from our 2016 lineup, OLD STONE and MUTANTS, scored top honours at TIFF! Much like last year’s award-winners, including ROOM, CLOSET MONSTER and SLEEPING GIANT, these titles are sure to delight local audiences.

City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film Director Johnny Ma will be in attendance at the Sept. 29 screening and to deliver a keynote at In Conversation: Filmmaking Abroad (FREE) on Sept. 30.
Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film

(Saturday Oct. 1 :: Glenbow Theatre)This Summer, we asked Alberta directors and producers to pitch their short film projects for a chance to win $50,000 in BravoFact funding and a chance to see their film on the big screen at CIFF 2017. Here are our finalists:BOOM & BUST (Renée Amber, Andrew Phung)
CONSUMER (Julian Black Antelope, Michael Peterson)
HAPPY BIRTH-DAY, MANGO! (Eva Colmers, Eric Spoeth)
(Jason Long, Scott Lepp, Seth Williams)
A SÉANCE (Gary Burns, Gillian McKercher, Guillaume Carlier)

Cheer on the teams, get a free voucher for $5 admission to the Glenbow Museum and be part of a homegrown film journey from conception.


FanGirl Quest Road Trip!

We’re back! Yesterday we packed the Bassbus and took 15 folks on a road trip across Alberta in search of our coolest and most iconic film/tv shooting locations. From FARGO to HEARTLAND to SUPERMAN, we learned how to screenframe and had a blast doing it.


In Conversation:
(Friday Sept. 23 :: Globe Cinema)Join us for a live conversation on Canadian cinema with two of CIFF’s gala selection directors, Kim Nguyen, of TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR and Robert Cuffley from CHOKESLAM. They’ll speak about what happens behind the scenes on their sets, the dichotomy of the industry between Quebec and the rest of Canada and take questions from you!Tune in on Facebook Live if you can’t make it in person to ask your question.


Filmmaker Q&A:
Matthew Millan
For the last few days, we’ve been presenting you with a series of blogs featuring filmmakers from this year’s festival – Linda Ohama (A NEW MOON OVER TOHOKU)Jordan Roberts (BURN YOUR MAPS)Jonatan Relayze (ROSA CHUMBE), and Toby Fell-Holden (BALCONY).Today’s subject is Matthew Millan of the music documentary STRONGER THAN BULLETS, which highlights the role of music and community in the aftermath of the Arab Spring uprising in Libya in February 2011. He talks about a different side of the country than the one we are usually presented within the media.


Buy Your Festival Pass or Ticket-Pack Today!
CIFF offers several ways to attend our 12-day festival of more than 200 multi-genre films, shorts, and documentaries from dozens of countries. For the best value, purchase your FESTIVAL PASS OR TICKET PACK and get ahead on your festival picks! Ticket packs can now be redeemed in-person at our Eau Claire Box Office or online at

As always if you live near Calgary and want to see what happening films are coming, try the Calgary International Film Festival or CIFF. Have a great Wednesday and be always blessed!















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Wednesday Scene: Competition, Art Fair, & Other Things…..

Wednesday Scene: Competition, Art Fair, & Other Things…..

September 21 / 16

Hello! The month of September is moving swiftly and there are still things to touch on. The Artist’s Magazine’s All Media Art Competition is heading this way……

cred: artist’s magazine

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Sponsored by The Artist’s Magazine, this annual competition offers cash, prizes and publicity to its talented winners. Get rewarded for your finest work! Winners will be featured in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

Already Entered?
You can edit or manage your entry HERE


  • $1,000 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • Winner will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winning work will be featured on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.

FIRST PLACE in each Category

  • $100 CASH
  • Winning work will be published in the July-August 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $100 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winning work will be featured on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.


  • Winners will receive complimentary subscriptions to The Artist’s Magazine and $50 towards the purchase of North Light Books.
  • Winners names will be listed on the The Artist’s Magazine. website.


  • Acrylic: paintings executed in watermedia, with acrylic being the dominant (80 percent at least) on any surface; additions of other media are permissible.
  • Graphite, charcoal, ink & scratchboard: works that are executed primarily with drawing materials, including pen and ink, although additions of pastel, watercolor or other media are permissible.
  • Mixed media and collage: any materials on any surface.
  • Oil and oil pastel: paintings done in oil-based media on canvas, board, paper, or wood.
  • Pastel: paintings that are at least 80 percent (soft) pastel on paper or any other surface. NuPastels or other hard pastels are considered soft pastels. (Paintings executed primarily in oil pastels should be entered in the oil and oil pastel category.)
  • Colored Pencil: works executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in colored pencil; underlying layers and additions in other media are permissible.
  • Watercolor & Gouache: paintings executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in watercolor; additions of gouache, acrylic or other media are permissible.
  • Digital: works include archival 2D prints or digitally-assisted work.

How to Enter

  • You must enter online. All entries must be submitted as digital files. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • Image requirements for entries: JPG files (Please try to keep the file size under 5 MB to ensure proper uploading). The viewing screen & thumbnail which you will see during the entry process is for general reference only and does not reflect the image quality that will be viewed by jurors. The file that you attach is exactly as it will appear to the jurors.
  • All entrants should be prepared to be able to send a hi-resolution print-quality replacement file should their entry be among those selected as a winner. For publication in Watercolor Artist, these files should be 300 dpi when saved at approximately 8×10 inches (2400×3600 pixels), ideally, and 5×7 inches (1500×2100 pixels) at minimum.
  • Artists can be from anywhere in the world. All works must be original. Compositions based on published material or other artists’ work are NOT considered original and are not eligible. Paintings executed in a workshop under another artist‘s supervision or paintings based on another person’s photograph (even if it’s copyright-free) are NOT eligible. Employees or associates of F+W, a Content and eCommerce Company, or their immediate families may not enter. The Artist’s Magazine reserves the right to reject work deemed unsuitable for publication or that does not meet above criteria. Work previously published in a national publication or receiving an award at a national-level exhibition at the time of submission to this contest is not eligible.
  • Due to SEC restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, or North Korea.
  • For more information visit our Preparing Your Entry Page, Judging and Notification or FAQ pages.


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This coming weekend is the last weekend for the Governors Island Art Fair. I hope you guys had the chance to visit the art fair and have some fun in the process. Ferry ride to Governor’s Island is $2, admission is free. Catalogues are $20. So if you’re in the NYC area, take the ferry to Governor’s Island and enjoy some art!

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