Artistic in the District: Part Ten, from Ordinary, to Extraordinary

I have always been passionate about art. Unfortunately, when the almighty was handing out gifts, my bag was light on artistic talent but heavy on the creative writing side. No matter, I can still appreciate what I have and what I see.     And when an artist creates something exceptional from something very ordinary orContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Ten, from Ordinary, to Extraordinary”

Artistic in the District: Part Nine, A Photo Story Prompt

As I’m running in circles this week trying to prepare for my second of three book fairs tomorrow at the Calvert library in Prince Frederick, Maryland, events.html this will be brief! It’s a quick photo essay of my more artistic pictures. I’ve also begun adding cute sayings to some curious photos and some quiz photo’s about Secret AgentContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Nine, A Photo Story Prompt”

Artistic in the District: Part Eight, A Portrait Artist of a Different Kind

Portrait Artist Melissa Marie Haney has a special gift for capturing the spirit of her subjects. The evidence is in the eyes, because after all “the eye is the window of the soul,” ─Hiram Powers, American sculptor (1805 – 1873)  “Art was an outlet for all the feelings that I could not express vocally,” Melissa says.Continue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Eight, A Portrait Artist of a Different Kind”

Artistic in the District: Part Seven, A Strong Second Act!

  If you have ever dreamed of becoming an artist, it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing. Creating art is a wonderful hobby even if it never consumes your life, it can enhance your daily existence. As a former account executive, turned stay-at-home mom, turned writer, I know all about second acts and thirdContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Seven, A Strong Second Act!”

Artistic in the District: Part Six, A Special Interview

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Emilee Williams, a very intriguing graphite artist, born in Guatemala, and now living in Maryland. An artists resume: Emilee’s artwork has appeared at the Annapolis Mall, the Anne Arundel County Library, at Barnes & Noble and at the Salem Avery House Museum in Shady Side Maryland, where Emilee saysContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Six, A Special Interview”

Artistic in the District: Part Five, Gallery Hunting

Things to do in DC this summer: Get art smart! Currently planning my summer entertainment, learning and adventuring with a ten and a twelve-year-old in tow, I set out to research Contemporary Art Galleries and museums in Washington, DC that we might like to wander through. After years of field trips and family jaunts, weContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Five, Gallery Hunting”

Artistic in the District: Part Four, The Calvert Arts Festival

    Finding two of my most favorite things in one place, wine and art, I ventured out with my family to the Wine and Arts Festival in Sunderland, Maryland this past mother’s day weekend. The festival took place at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Sunderland, Maryland. For a $15 fee, I was able toContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Four, The Calvert Arts Festival”

Artistic in the District, Part Three: A Colorful Mind

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ─Edgar Degas     Do artists truly have the ability to see things differently than the rest of us? If we could take a sneak-peak inside the mind of an artist, what might we find? Ever evolving, scientific technology offers some new insights viaContinue reading “Artistic in the District, Part Three: A Colorful Mind”

Artistic in the District: Part Two

The focus for part two of Artistic in the District is the blending of two art forms, writing and photography. Some of my favorite blogs are those featuring poetry or a story combined with an artistic photo or photos. In a sense, almost all bloggers strive to accomplish some form of this. These seem toContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Two”

Artistic in the District, Part One

Contemporary Visual Artists and Fiction Writers Sharing a Common Muse As a lifelong lover of art, I find Contemporary Art, the many forms it takes, and the unique spin each artist brings to their medium, intriguing. It differs from Modern Art as the latter, Contemporary, emerged from the former, Modern. The Modern Art movement began earlier, datingContinue reading “Artistic in the District, Part One”

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