Six Months Into 2018

Well if you’re seeing this we have made it to the halfway mark of 2018.  So my question is “how is your year looking so far”.  We have had plenty of eventful things happen since January some good, some fair and some downright discouraging.  Yet we have made it to the mid-year.

Now that we have all come to this point how are we going to finish out the next six months?  It is clear that we are not allowing the distractions, and detours stop us from moving forward.

So take a moment and breath in this next six months of your journey, and know that you are on the right path even with all the detours.  It’s a journey, not a destination, continue to move forward one paint brush, one camera shot, one dance,  on a completed book at a time because the world is waiting for us and our gifts.

Thank you so much for all who have followed me from day one on this journey, thank you for liking and sharing the post, for coming to the broadcast, and just for being a support factor alone the way.

June is always exciting, the festivals start so there will be plenty of #ArtistDayTrips to explore.  You can find us on most platforms and you can catch our broadcast on #Anchor and #Periscope.tv.

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Watercolor Class

Here is the first watercolor class project from our class today. It was a great class with lists of great questions. If you have not signed up on our email list be sure to do so. To your right→

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Today we painted A bell pepper, white onion, and potatoes

We used watercolor pencils to sketch out first. The watercolor pencils will blend well with most paints. We used #ArtistLoft Crimson Red, Viridian Green, Yellow Ochre and #Premium Chinese White , round soft watercolor brush, and watercolor pad 6×6.

An Artist Thoughts: Art Looks Better When Its Framed🎨

There is an unwritten expectation that people will read what you write, buy what you create, and come to your events. When none of the above happens as humans it can leave you wondering if what your doing is meaningful to anyone but you.

The fact of the matter is just because people have followed you on social media does not mean they are going to engage or support what your doing.

I began doing my blog about my adventures of day trips, my studio time creating and just my life on this journey in what I thought was my voice. My experience as an artist, taking my thoughts and putting them on paper or canvas and giving them a voice. Time and time I am confronted with lack of engagement. Its the same feeling I had at age 13 when I invited people to my Birthday party and no one showed up. There I was left at the table with a cake and empty chairs.

There are people who are not going to support what your doing. That is the reality of life.

From Sketchbook to Canvas

When I did this in my sketchbook I decided I wanted to do it on canvas so I could frame it.

This is #Watercolor on canvas pad textured 12 × 16 .

After the paint dried I went in with a #BlackSharpie to bring out more details.

Since May seems to be Mermaid month its the perfect setting.

So let me know what your thoughts are in the comments. Like, follow and be sure to get on our email list.

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May 2018 Calendar #ArtistDayTrip #Classes

Well here we are May 2018. Can you believe how fast this year is moving forward.

The weather here is no where near sunny but cold and we have had rain which is late in the season.

We are building our calendar for May so we will be adding events along the way.

It’s also my Birthday month so there is no telling what #ArtistDayTrip we will have.

So follow, share, and join our email list so you will be connected and able to get notifications.

**********CALENDAR*********

May 11,2018 Art Float, 10:00 am, Riverside #ArtistDayTrip

May 12, 2018 Kite Festival San Diego 10:00 am – 4:00pm #ArtistDayTrip

May 26,2018 Beginning Watercolor.10:00 am -11:00 am (PST) 10 Seats open, Registration $25 paid in advance via PayPal(wordprocesser1@yahoo.com) Class will be in Zoom. Link will be send 24 hrs before class.

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APRIL CALENDAR: Artist Day Trips

Hi Everyone,

We are putting together our April Calendar, some of these will be #ArtistDayTrips.  We will be adding as we get more events so come alone with us as we explore April….

BLACK WRITERS ON TOUR 2018

Black Writers On Tour and Business Expo
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Carson Community Center
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson Street
Carson, California 90746

5th Annual Riverside Art Market
Saturday  April 21, 2018
11:00 am – 5:00pm

 

Garden of Verses: Poetry Day in the Gardenpoetry
& Free Day
Saturday, April 7
10 am – 3 pm

Story Telling: What Happen Yesterday

Yesterday I woke up feeling OK but as the day progressed I came to realize how we as humans are programmed and mentally conditioned for these holidays. Even if you chose not to be involved there will always be someone who will wish you a “Happy” what ever the holiday is.

Why does everyone assume you spent time with family or friends. Why do they assume you attended a church service.

These holidays are man made and the only profit is retail sales with people feeling guilty so they buy gifts.

So as I asked the question “What happen yesterday” I respond with nothing happen it was just another day.

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