The Art Photographic Storytelling with Award Winning Photographer Deb Kalas.
Have you ever returned from a epic vacation, excited to share your photographs with family and friends, you dive in flipping through your photo’s and the ooh’s and ahh’s just don’t seem so genuine. Ok .. yes we have all been there before. We can help you change that.
Our Top Three New Mexico Picks
You could live in New Mexico for a life time and barely scratch the surface of all this amazing state has to offer. If you have a week or less, that makes a destination choice even more difficult! We’ve narrowed down three of our favorite New Mexico haunts.
We are really fortunate to have such a great mix of talent working with us! Roxanne Evans Stout, mixed media artist, adjunct professor, author of Storytelling with Collage, and a feature artist in various publications including Seth Seth Apter’s The Pulse of Mixed Media, Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo, and Create Mixed Media’s Incite 2 & 3. Most recently Roxanne was contracted to work with one of our favorite magazines, Cloth Paper Scissors as an one of their “Art Lesson” instructors. Kudoos and… she even found the time to share with us a peak inside her world as an artist. Thank you Roxanne!
We’re traveling to three really hip and historic cities in 2017 with the talented artist Jane LaFazio, best known for her watercolor sketching, she is also a skilled paper and cloth artist, experienced in quilting, mixed media and painting. Our muse…Charleston, SC; Old World Montreal + Quebec City … so perfect for one of her watercolor sketching workshops! Because it’s always fascinating to take a walk behind the scenes, we’ve asked Jane to share a bit about her life as a full time artist with us. Thank you Jane!
We are so excited about our upcoming travels to Belize with Steven & Rebecca. Such a unique way to experience this beautiful country – photography; plants, herbs & rituals of the ancient & present day Maya.. it all sounds incredibly intriguing to me.
Thank you for taking the time to share a bit about yourselves with us!
Inspiring Reads: Salve For The Soul
Sometimes, I laugh at the idea of creative block: A block is the last thing I’d call it, because that would imply a wall, and there are so many ways to break down, bore a hole through, and pick away at a wall.
No, I get stuck in creative quagmires – absolutely deadly artistic quick sand that grabs ahold of my soul and sucks out every last drop of creativity. It’s awful.
Sometimes, I just need someone to tell me that it’s okay,that this, too, shall pass. That even the greats – even my idols – have found themselves in a quagmire or two. And that’s exactly what the following six books do, offering really helpful exercises, tasks, and activities that help jumpstart my creativity, even in my worst moments.
Charleston, SC: Explore Your Creative Side in the Cradle of Southern Hospitality
It’s the sound of a horse-drawn carriage – clip-clop clip-clop – trotting down a timeworn, cobblestone street. It’s the breeze that whispers past, bringing with it the scent of honeysuckle, accidentally snagged in the horse’s bridle. It’s the sun that streams through puffy clouds, drenching the scene before you in a bath of golden light.
It’s the she-crab soup, or the country-cured hams, or the flaky cornbread sitting before you, gracing a table silhouetted against antebellum views – of wrought-iron Juliette balconies and historic harbors, breezy palmetto palms and sidewalk cafés. Cafés just like the one at which you’re seated.