My First Elected Position – WAV Artist’s Council for Marketing

I little over a year ago I moved to the WAV. In that time I have attended community meetings and volunteered to help with community events, such as ArtWalk 2013. This year, 2014, the community decided to create an Artists Council. The residents have approved the creation of a pilot “WAV Artists Council” to be in…

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Animal Pencil Sketch Inspiration – Birds at Rincon Beach

I love birds – and all animals really. They move and have a personality – something that makes drawing more challenging and fun. Sea birds – seagulls tend to come in flocks and are all over the coastline. I took my pencils and sketchbook to the beach and practiced drawing birds – also took photos…

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Landscape Pencil Sketch Inspiration – Rose Valley Hiking in Ojai, CA

If you take your sketchbook along on a hike then your sure to find a inspiration in the landscape. If your not able to go out and actually draw from life, a video might do the trick. I like to sketch and take video while out in nature, and then archive what I have on…

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Free Small Business Counseling in Ventura County

Recently I got in touch with the  Economic Development  Collaborative of Ventura County about their free small business counseling. I leaned about the service from attending a networking event at Connect Ventura. The process of applying online for free counseling was simple enough and in a couple days I got in contact with a Business Advisor from SBDC.…

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EcoArt Fair at the WAV – ArtWalk Ventura @ventura101 @venturajournal

This year I am collaborating with the other WAV artists on an event by creating promotional materials for ArtWalk. It’s the first year that the ArtWalk peeps have notified us that we have a street to fill in collaboration with eco friendly automobiles … “New this year under the generous sponsorship of the Ventura Auto…

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Photographed by Chris Jensen

This year I am participating in the Ventura Art Walk. The WAV is a participating venue of the event and we have a bunch of fun things in the works. As a bonus – I was selected to get my photograph taken by Chris for their marketing. POSTER CAMPAIGN: ArtWalk Ventura’s poster campaign will feature…

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The Center for Advanced Creative Thinking in Ventura

Recently I have been working on a new project called, “The Center for Advanced Creative Thinking.” I’m collaborating with a group of experienced individuals who have a variety of skills – from writing to film production. The center is a think-tank available for business and organizations who need help with imagination. This collection of individuals…

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Working with one of the original Mad Men

I recently met my new neighbor, Stewart M. Birbrower, who is one of the original New York Mad Men. He was an Art Director/Creative Director in New York From the 60’s to the 80’s and has been the recipient of over 150 awards. (Like, Best TV Commercial in the Super Bowl, “Mean Joe Green”) Today Stew…

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DAW Digital Art Workshop – #ventura #art

Explore digital arts at Foreverbird Studio. DAW – Digital Art Workshop – is a relaxed studio environment where visitors can learn and play with digital art technologies for free. This workshop takes place during the WAV First Friday event each month. Stop by to try out drawing with a tablet, use a stylus, project your…

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