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!
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
“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!
Every now and then I encounter an art piece that stops me in my tracks. Continue reading A Memorable Art Piece
This is Part 2 of the ongoing series of a wedding couple who stayed at the Tower Hotel Courts. This blog showcases the wedding ceremony, decor and fashion. Continue reading The Tower Hotel Courts in 1955, Part 2
When I was in high school I saved my money and bought a pair of brown Doc Martens. They were the most expensive thing I had ever purchased at that age. I decided given the price, I’d be buried in … Continue reading Doc Martens
I tried visiting the Dior exhibit when it opened months ago but tickets were sold out. With encouragement from a friend, I booked tickets for the last weekend of the exhibit. Here are the highlights. (highlights is an understatement. You … Continue reading Dior Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art
Sears is dying. Some may argue Sears has been dying for years. But in Frisco, Texas, the Sears store at Stonebriar Mall is indeed closing its doors. I thought it would be appropriate to pay my last respects to the … Continue reading Sears is dying
Intro: This is a day-in-the-life post about working late at the office and the results of such effort. I felt foolish for working late to embroider a tunic. The design was almost a two hour commitment to embroider. And there … Continue reading My Work is on the Cover!
About a month ago, I treated myself to expensive new running shoes and a fancy pair of socks marked with a left and right foot. Before I started my workout on the treadmill I paused to take a photo of my new shoes. I was quite happy with my new purchases and was excited to test the shoes. Maybe the shoes will help me run faster! But then a man interrupted my happiness. He snuck up and got on the treadmill with me. I vehemently told him to get off. He did. Then he asked when I’d start wearing sports bras … Continue reading Old Grouch Lady Protects Others
A maroon version of these shoes were on display at a storefront. They stopped me in my tracks. If only they are available in blue. I peered through the window and saw other colors… is that blue I see? The … Continue reading New Blue Shoes
Back in March I embroidered and photographed a t-shirt for work. While we use a professional photography studio – I thought it would be fun to photograph the t-shirt in a natural setting. (And I’m an overachieving lunatic). Here are … Continue reading My Day Job on the Weekends
There are wildflowers and grasses swaying in the wind. You can see signs of possible erosion or perhaps wild boar have been causing the damage. Butterflies … Continue reading Unit 70 at the LBJ National Grasslands
Here’s a preview of a project I finished this evening. I spray painted the tulle-like fabric and hand stitched beads to the embroidery design. Camera: Canon … Continue reading Do your very best
This is my favorite Valentine’s Day story and probably one of my best stories. I’ve only shared it with 2-3 of my closest friends and also … Continue reading St. Valentine’s Day in Detroit Michigan
You know those warnings about not wearing loose clothing near machinery? It’s true. It’s also a true statement that you should not dance near machinery. Annabel found out the hard way. Believe it or not, she was Lindy Hopping on … Continue reading Unfortunate Accident