Did you know that this last week in September is also known as Keep Kids Creative Week?!? This fantastic holiday, meant for creatively encouraging children, was created by Bruce Van Patter, children’s book author & illustrator, as a way to encourage our youth to let their imaginations go wild and dream up their own stories. This […]
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According to a recent MSNBC story, a team of archivists has been hired for $600,000 from the Andy Warhol foundation (plus a number of other smaller grants), to rifle through the pop artist’s “boxes”, which were used as his method of organization. Apparently, Warhol used to horde everyday items in his home until rooms became […]
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It’s that time of year again – back to school… For many college freshmen, this means being on their own for the first time in their lives! For me, it meant independance and creating a space that was “ME.” That’s right, not only was I concerned with class schedules and sorority recruitment, I was ready […]
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“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which one to keep” ~ Scott Adams ‘The Dilbert Principle’ – U.S. Cartoonist (1957 – )
I can certainly appreciate this quote – some of my best creations were built upon mistakes! I’m certainly no artist, but I enjoy creating masterpieces in my kitchen & many […]
Filed under: Uncategorized on August 6th, 2009 | No Comments »
According to the LA Times arts blog, “Culture Monster,” a new art-focused reality TV series is in the works for Bravo TV network.
The premise of the show is much like “Project Runway“ and “Top Chef.” 13 contestants, through various challenges (sculpture, painting, photography, etc.), compete to win a gallery exhibition, cash prize, sponsored national tour, and a […]
Filed under: Uncategorized on July 16th, 2009 | No Comments »
As the Rodin Museum undergoes a facelift this summer, one of Auguste Rodin’s best-known sculptures, The Thinker, will be temporarily displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
While the limestone facade of the Rodin Museum is being restored, The Thinker can be found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Great Stair Hall until it can be safely returned […]
Filed under: Uncategorized on July 9th, 2009 | No Comments »
If you’re not already aware, today is “National Take Your Dog To Work Day.” A pretty exciting day for us dog lovers! However, if you’re like me and don’t work in the best environment for our furry friends, the closest we can get to our pup appreciation is through images… and of course, I’m thinking of art!
Filed under: Uncategorized on June 26th, 2009 | No Comments »
“Here and there, now and then, lose yourself in nature and find peace.”
~ John Muir
“Zigzag Through the Meadow” by Terry Sauve
It’s always this time of year that I find myself yearning to be outside more than anything. We dust off the grill, bring some of the potted plants back outside and spend as much time […]
Filed under: Uncategorized on June 23rd, 2009 | No Comments »
You’ve probably seen beautiful cappuccino/latte foam designs showcased by talented baristas – or maybe you’ve followed the “Ultimate Barista Competition.” But, have you ever seen a portrait artist work in foam?
Barista/portrait artist, Michael Keen, owns Studio 6 Coffee, in Denver, CO where he dishes out these mini-masterpieces, regularly, at no extra charge; gotta love that! The Today Show […]
Filed under: Uncategorized on June 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
If you live in or near the San Diego area a not-to-miss event is Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art! Being a resident of our southern states, I hadn’t heard of this event until recently, but am excited to learn more and spread the word to those of you who may be lucky enough to […]
Filed under: Uncategorized on June 11th, 2009 | No Comments »