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  • Veteran s Day

    Nov 12, 2009

    Veteran
s Day

    Last week, Wednesday November 11 marked our annual holiday to honor the Veterans who have served our country. Many individuals are excited that this holiday closes schools, banks, post offices, etc. and some enjoy the added beneift of getting time off to relax and enjoy their day. However, true reverence should be deeply contemplated on Veteran's Day; for the men and women of the military who have witnessed the unimaginable and for those who have given their lives for the daily freedoms we enjo...

  • Halloween- NYC Style

    November 17, 2009

    Halloween- NYC Style

    So this year was my first Halloween in New York City, now I am not much of a Halloween person, I startle very easily, but I miss the fun, childhood holiday of my youth, trick or treating in my neighborhood with my two best friends, Lauren and Taryn and then going back to my house and trading candy. Oh to re-live that Halloween would be fun! But sadly now Halloween is about drunken foolishness and scaring people! No thank you. Anyways back to the present or the very recent past, in NYC all the st...

  • The Warmth of Western Art: II

    Nov 16, 2009

    The Warmth of Western Art: II

    Last weekend I attended the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto to immerse myself in the unique style and breadth of art from the culture of the wild west. I was astounded by the entire event and found much more than I had ever anticipated. As a result I have decided to break what was originally going to be a single post into three. This is the second of the three posts, if you want to check out the first one, here it is.

  • The Warmth of Western Art: I

    Nov 09, 2009

    The Warmth of Western Art: I

    This past weekend I attended the Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto to immerse myself in the unique style and breadth of art from the culture of the wild west. I was astounded by the entire event and found much more than I had ever anticipated. As a result I have decided to break what was originally going to be a single post into three. Look for further posts later this month! This first post will focus on the contemporary art prevalent at the fair. There were paintings everywhere by talented a...

  • Recommended Reading for All Ages

    Nov 06, 2009

    Recommended Reading for All Ages

    To go along with the theme of my previous blog I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books, from childhood until now. This is only a small sampling, I could spend days putting together a favorites list.

  • My Relaxing Art

    Nov 05, 2009

    My Relaxing Art

    I have recently returned to a hobby that I had not worked with in several years: cross stitching. Many assume that knitting and stitchwork are just for "grandmothers." That is truly not the case! Many young women are using stitch work to create beautiful projects to decorate their homes. In this economy, another appealing aspect of cross stitching is that it is a relatively inexpensive hobby. Most of the time, all you need is a fabric or plastic cross stitch canvas, flosses of thread to match ...

  • The Importance of Reading

    Nov 03, 2009

    The Importance of Reading

    A few years ago I was fortunate to get involved with a charity called T.H. Books for Kids. This organization’s sole purpose is to provide books for children who do not have access to them. Seeing all of the wonderful things this charity has been able to accomplish and the joy that the children have when they receive a new book has really reinforced my belief in the importance of reading, especially among children.

  • 10 ways to be a better artist, regardless of medium.

    Nov 02, 2009

    10 ways to be a better artist, regardless of medium.

    When expanding their art many artists focus so heavily upon building the skill of their medium that they forget to build upon their artistic and creative skill. In this post I will list 10 simple techniques that can help you, as an artist become better at your craft without actually practicing your craft.

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