2018 Manifest it, dont just talk about it.

Its here the count down for the new year has started. People are heading to different places to be ready for the celebration of the new year.  Have you ever thought that maybe you are the celebration.  You and your creative energy are a celebration every time you step into a room.

2017 has been a great year, and as we close it out with the last blog of the year we want to thank everyone for their support of this blog. You have followed, you have liked and shared and we are so grateful for your presents.

We are looking forward to what 2018 will manifest.



Good Things Continue To Happen

They say “good things come to those who wait” but I say “good things come to those who continue to press forward with their dreams until they manifest into reality”.

If you look to the right of the blog you will now see an “affiliate link” to where I get all my art supplies for the art you see on my blog and website.

I am so happy to be apart of this outstanding opportunity.

Just click the “affiliate link” and you will right at the store.

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We Have 6 Days To Finish 2015

Do you hear it…..the count down to finish 2015.  To step into 2016 with new expectations about what you are doing with your art.  To redefine where you are headed with your purpose.  To get back on track ….do you hear the count down.

How are you finishing up 2015?  Are you finishing up weak or are you finishing up with a blast.  Are you excited about what you are going to accomplish to finish out this year of 2015.

After everything you have gone through this year the highs and the lows.  The happy times and sad times.  The shinning times and times that were dim….how are you going to finish out 2015.

Take the next six days to finish 2015 leaving your foot print as the mark of all the greatness you are….and step into the next chapter of your story full force.

Remember you are the painter of your canvas called your story………how are you finishing the canvas for 2015, because 2016 is a blank canvas……….

Thank you for the support in following our post, all the likes, the shares, the comments….thank you.  To all the new followers thank you for joining us on this journey of art.

We are excited for all the new adventures that we will be exploring in this thing called art so come along with us.  Be sure to follow our broadcast on PeriscopeTV …..https://www.periscope.tv/@theartist_56  you can find our artwork at  013 Mans Confusion

May 2016 be everything you hope, dream and wish for……Chinue c2015




Winter Fest Tree Lighting 2015


Winterfest Tree Lighting Festival 2015
Winter fest Tree Lighting Festival 2015

Tonight we went to the Winter Fest Tree Lighting Festival.  This is the reality that Christmas is just around the corner and 2015 is almost out the door.  Where did the year go.

We stayed long enough for the tree lighting and then left because it was cold. They even brought snow  in for those who wanted to snow board.

Santa and Mrs Claus were there walking around greeting everyone, they had a group there called Heart and Soul line dancing who performed, there was a choir there singing  Christmas Carols, and plenty of food.

All in all it was a good community event.

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Once again we are at the point coming to the end of another year.   This year our focus was more studio working hours, more paintings, more exhibits and completing my first Art book.   Well we did what we set out to do.  All in all it turned out to be a good year for us and it looks like 2015 is going to be an even better year.

We have one exhibit so far in January 2015 and so many ideas as far as more paintings and designs.  My sketch book is over flowing with so much for the up coming year.

As we come to the middle of December, and everyone is running around trying to finish up Christmas shopping….lets stay focused on the real meaning of holidays……family, friends and reconnecting to ones inner voice.

We all have the ability to create a better place, as artist we show ours in the form of paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, singing, movies.   Art is our avenue of opening doors to creating more beauty,  more inspiring works, more togetherness.

I so enjoy reading and looking at so many of your works of art and you have no idea how you have encouraged me with my own journey of art and for that I say “thank you”.

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Art is a wonderful gift this time of year and a lasting gift which does not lose value as time goes on.

Artist you are the shinning light in the world…….create and let your lights shine bright.  Have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to our January 2015 writings.  Thank you for liking our page,  follow us and please feel free to leave comments we really do read them……


Lighting The Way

A Day At The Lavender Festival 2014

Lavender Festival 2014
Lavender Festival 2014
Highland Springs
Highland Springs

This time of year is the Lavender Festival in Highland Springs.  Its right at the start of the warm weather, not summer yet but warm enough to wish you were at the beach.  The ranch is over 2400 acres of land and in the middle of this land are fields of Lavender.

It reminds me of the movie “The Color Purple”, because how can anyone come to these fields and not be in aw of the beauty and smell of Lavender.  It makes for an amazing day, filled with food,

live music, animals and people enjoying the start of warm weather.

No one is thinking about what went on before they got there, you forget about how far you had to park or how long you were in line just to get to a parking lot.  You just enjoy this escape of summer peace for an afternoon with friends and family.  It’s during this time, you realize just how simple life can really be……………

Thanks for following my blog and being apart of my journey.  We are at number 443……..amazing to me that I have lasted this long.  Like us, follow us and leave comments (we do read them).   You can find some of my art at http://chinue.imagekind.com/

This Is Who I Am, This Is What I Do………I Am A Artist

Plains     It’s been said, “hope is an expected end, you settle for less because you don’t want to pay the cost to keep moving forward.”.  It’s in my DNA to create, to see beyond what is presented to me and to not accept just being like everyone else.  I am an Artist, this is who I am, this is what I do.  I want something I can point to. I’m like a graph of interchanging specs constantly growing and changing with time.  I like the treads of a canvas that over time the paint is woven into it and the colors become stronger.

Life does not come with a handbook, it comes with twist and turns, valleys and hills, streams and rivers.  There are many players along the way, some have a repeat performance, and are re-cast later in time, some get one shot and are never called back, some are to be an Oscar winner with the trophy of their works.

Art tells us a story for that season it was created. That story is related to that piece of art and as time evolves so does that piece of art.  It is frozen for that time and space. It tells the story for the artist during that time of their life.

As artist many times you walk into areas you don’t understand. There are the spoken and unspoken rules that the artist of past ignored or just went along with. There are those artist who ignored the rules and pushed the envelope to be known for their own signature as an artist.

To create is to inspire, and sometimes in the quietness of the night the two shall meet and there you find that space in time.  It can be the morning sunrise, it can be the quietness of the earth, it can be the fine lines on a leaf and the detail it has that you never noticed before that day.

Artist occupy the same ground, but have different visions of that ground.   We symbolize structure, unspoken rules, power, authority and control of what we determine as creative……..

We love to read your comments and answer your questions so please leave them, like our page and follow us this year as we continue our journey with art.

The painting is part of the Small Art Series 2013 Oil on Canvas 8 X 10