Lovecraft #quote

October is just around the corner. This months calendar is hand painted – from the Hospice of Santa Barbara Clutch Fundraiser. Images below are from the final clutch – that will be auctioned off soon. 🙂 “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear…

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On TV @KEYTNC3 for #imadonnari working on square for @ArtsforHumanity

Working at the I Madonnari festival over the weekend on a square for Arts for Humanity! I had the opportunity to be an on camera interview – showing up on the local news. This is the 4th year I have done a square – it’s always a blast!

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A Spring Flowers Painting Class with Arts for Humanity!

Last week I participated as a visiting artist for an art class with Karsen Lee Gould of Arts for Humanity! and Santa Barbara Housing Authority Youth Program. I showed the children how to paint spring flowers. It was a fun experience and I hope to be involved with more classes in the future. Arts for…

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Thoughtful, committed people can change the world

A few weeks ago I started volunteering at Youth Interactive in Santa Barbara. I spend one afternoon each week helping kids who are creative entrepreneurs. They call their program TEA – for Technology, Entrepreneurship and The Arts. It’s an inviting creative space down in the ‘FUNK ZONE’ near State Street and the beach. The first project I…

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Volunteering for the @LucidityFest

This year I am volunteering to help create the Goddess Grove with a bunch of Vivacious Jaguars at the Lucidity Festival. My involvement with the Jaguars started last month when I painted a group of women into Glowing Golden Jaguars for a ticket release party at SoHo. This month I’m spending Sundays at the workshop…

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How to make yourself a Jaguar with stencils and an airbrush

The process of creating 13 vivacious jaguars… Last week I got together with a couple of women to discuss the possibility of air-brushing full body makeup Jaguar costumes. We had a photo for inspiration and some ideas about how to use templates – to create the desired outcome. Why Jaguars? The theme is in honor…

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TEDx American Riviera was FUN!

11/11/12 was the day TEDxAmericanRiviera took over the Bacara Resort & Spa and I was there! It was a perfect day full of ideas worth sharing. Some of the people I got to meet included: The Producers – (amazing people) Mark Sylvester and Kymberlee Weil of introNetworks, Inc. The Organizers – (totally awesome) Tami Sherman of Elements Meetings and Dawn Mitcham,…

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The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions

Several year ago I became involved with a Santa Barbara non-profit group called Arts for Humanity. Arts for Humanity! is a Santa Barbara based non-profit that empowers low income at-risk youth, persons with disabilities, and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. The founder of AH!, Karsen Lee Gould, invited me to an…

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April 2012 Events

Next month I’ll busy every weekend with 4 different local Santa Barbara outdoor events! I’m working on a photo stop installation to bring to events – using chalkboard signs I created to highlight each festival/date.   April 1st and 5th, Santa Barbara Arts and Craft Show @ the pier in Downtown SB (my mobile gallery)…

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