Written by Finnegan for a class assignment at the Reform School for Creepy Dolls
Mom normally takes my older brother, Percival on grand adventures. But this time she told me to gather my things for an adventure. She even let me pick which town we’d visit. What I didn’t know, it would turn in to HOMEWORK. This is my report on my adventure in Pilot Point, Texas. I hope you enjoy. Love, Finn. Continue reading Finnegan visits Pilot Point, Texas!
Even though it’s Texas, the winter doldrums still strike. Nature is mostly brown and/or dead. The eyes ache for color and the mind seeks inspiration. I have the solution! Go to the New Beginnings art exhibit in Lewisville, Texas. Continue reading Opening Reception: New Beginnings
This book is 136 years old! (Dec 25, 2021 – Dec 25, 1885). I acquired this treasure one week before Christmas. I learned it is 136 years old and was given to Emma Johnson as a Christmas gift from a school teacher! I have been researching for a week, discovering fascinating pieces of history about the people and places tied to this book. Read on for more information. Continue reading Emma Johnson’s Autograph Book from December 25, 1885
Preface: Following the release of Poodle Lifestyle, Tore Bellis decided to launch his own magazine, Poodle Quarterly. I feel confident the market is big enough for both puplications. Continue reading Introducing…Poodle Quarterly! by Tore Bellis
Tore Bellis and I had so much fun with the Poodle and Bear photo shoot for the Call of the Wild art exhibit. It was inevitable that the enthusiasm would pour into other creative possibilities.
Introducing… Poodle Lifestyle magazine! Continue reading Premier issue of Poodle Lifestyle Magazine!
I met Jerry McKay (JAM), a member of the Visual Art League, in the first member meeting I attended. She was very instrumental in explaining how art submissions work and it’s because of her I hit the ground running. JAM has an art piece in the Day of the Dead exhibit that is on display now through November 27th. I got to ask JAM about the piece. It’s a very touching and relatable story. She agreed to share the story in my blog, along with her art piece. Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville
Saturday, October 30th, was a big event for Tore Bellis and me. It was the opening reception for two art exhibits at the Grand Theater in Lewisville, Texas. This is the first opening reception we’ve attended and it’s the first … Continue reading Opening Reception – Call of the Wild & Day of the Dead – Visual Art League of Lewisville
It’s official! Tore Bellis and I have our artwork displayed in the Western Round Up Exhibition through the Visual Art League of Lewisville! This exhibition is in the North Corridor at the Grand Theater. Continue reading Western Round Up Exhibition – Visual Art League of Lewisville
I was encouraged to submit additional art pieces in the “Self Portrait” exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville. It took me awhile to come up with my first submission, “Iterations”. Coming up with additional pieces seemed daunting. But I have a saying: if you’re handed a piece of meat are you going to cook it? Translation: if you’re given an opportunity are you going to take advantage of it or let it go to waste? I’m not only going to cook it, I’ll make multiple meals out of it! Visit the blog to see my additional submissions. Continue reading Additional photos by Denise Holguin on exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville!
“Iterations” is my debut art piece that is on exhibit at the MCL Grand through the Visual Art League of Lewisville.
The theme for the exhibit is “Self-Portrait”. Not only was I the photographer but I was also the model. Very tricky – especially when I was turning as green as the walls from sitting upside down!
Go see the art piece in person! It’s on exhibit from August 31 – October 30, 2021. Look for the North Display Case. Continue reading “Iterations” an original art piece by Denise Holguin is on exhibition!
I unlocked one of life’s greatest mysteries.
I have been wondering how individuals get their art displayed in exhibitions.
The answer is stunningly easier than I ever fathomed: Join an art league!
When I attended the first meeting of the Visual Art League of Lewisville, themes were reviewed and I sat with a bewildered look on my face. Are there fees? Our art gets displayed…just like that? How many pieces of art can we submit? Does the art have to be hung on a wall?
What strange, mythical world did I stumble in to and how am I fortunate enough to be permitted to join?
I asked questions. And it’s true. Art gets displayed…just like that! Continue reading I joined the Visual Art League of Lewisville
Antonio was enjoying a peaceful hike when he came upon a curious mound of rubbish…on legs! Continue reading Hiker Discovers Garbage Bug
I noticed a fuzz ball moving on a leaf. It wasn’t the breeze causing the movement. It was definitely moving on its own. As I looked closer, it looked like there could be bark on the moving fuzz ball… and are those dead bodies? But what is it? Continue reading A Hoarder in the Bug Community
I don’t always have alcohol but when I do, it’s in ice cream! Continue reading Boozy Ice Cream in Historic Downtown McKinney
Introducing “flourish”, the latest art piece available from Empirical Whimsy. Continue reading flourish
I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas. It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946.
I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book. I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.
This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2
Every now and then I encounter an art piece that stops me in my tracks. Continue reading A Memorable Art Piece
We spotted an abandoned boat at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading Abandoned Boat at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge