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.



Grand Opening Art Gallery


We had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of a new gallery. The Theshold Art Gallery is located in Redlands, California.  It is always so inspiring when someone makes their dream come true. We met some amazing artist Lynn Richards, Cindy Rinne and Aeron Brown.

It was an amazing night.

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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Find more of our artwork at http://chinue.imagekind.com/



Feeling Stuck, Asking Yourself Whats Next


Oil Pastel and Ink A City In Tears c2016
Oil Pastel and Ink        “A City In Tears”      c2016

This is the second drawing of 2016  11 X 17 Oil Pastel and Ink

Many times as artist we get to the place where we feel stuck and it is at that place of being stuck you start to question whether or not you should even be doing this thing called art as a career or a hobby.

Its doing these lean times of temporary despair that we have to step back and reevaluate what we are doing.  Being an artist is not an easy path because it is a creative journey you are on instead of a career path.

Yes you want to make money at this but the real reason you are doing it is for the creative energy it gives you.  Your doing it for the love of being able to be creative and also make a profit from it.

There are a lot of artist of all kinds, the arena is full of creative souls trying to find where they fit into this arena of creative oceans. You paint, draw, take photography, create computer art, performance art, and yet you still wonder where you fit into this ocean of art.

The only thing I can tell you is to keep creating and you will find your place.  Remember your art is the journey of your soul as it keeps expanding to greater heights alone the way.

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c2016 Chinue Phillips


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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Collage, Oils and Pastels = A New Creation of Art

I started playing with some of my old pieces by blending them with some new software I have.  I remember doing this once before with my watercolors where I took some watercolor paintings and reworked them in Illustrator which made some beautiful digital art.

The top one is a Collage 18 X 24 , I used pastels, cut out some pictures from magazines and then scanned this into my software to make this beautiful new piece of Man’s Confusion.

The bottom piece is a piece I had done for the Small Art Series Gallery, The Bell Peppers are  8 X 10  Oil on Canvas, scanned into the computer to make this collage type Digital Art piece.
I really like the way they both turned out and it goes to show you can re-create any piece of art making it tell a different story.

Let me know what you think about these two creations……..be sure to follow us, like our page and leave comments (we really do read them)

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