"Iterations" an original art piece by Denise Holguin at the Visual Art League of Lewisville

“Iterations” an original art piece by Denise Holguin is on exhibition!

“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!

Visual Art League of Lewisville

I joined the Visual Art League of Lewisville

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

Empirical Whimsy


Just recently I was rummaging through my garage and came upon a bucket of the metal junk I had apparently forgotten to discard.  With the launch of Empirical Whimsy, you can imagine my excitement.  Rediscovered objects!

The s-hook used in this piece is one of the objects removed from the streets of Dallas.  If you want a visual it’s the Walnut Hill / I-35 area of town, near liquor stores and other establishments.

I am absolutely thrilled to have turned pieces of junk into lemonade.  Continue reading Resilience

17 Year Work Anniversary

Today is my 17 year work anniversary. I celebrated by writing thank you cards to customers ordering my newest design collection, Coffee & Tea by Blue Hair Girl.     Among the Dale Carnegie principles I have employed over the years:  “Count your blessings – not your troubles”, “do your very best” and “show sincere and honest appreciation”.   Continue reading 17 Year Work Anniversary

What motivates you, Pamela?

I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger.  She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?

Old Grouch Lady Protects Others

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