“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
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
I was imbibing a Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino with my friend, Tore Bellis, last Fall. That’s when the spark of creativity hit me: I want to write for Creative Machine Embroidery!
And so I did. Continue reading I am published in Creative Machine Embroidery
Last year my friend Tore Bellis and I took a downtown Dallas walking tour with Jay Cantrell. We started at Pegasus Plaza and admired The Adolphus. I told Tore that someday I hoped to stay there—just for one night. My … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel sets the standard
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
… and he enjoyed it! ________________________________________ I recently taught my friend Tore Bellis how to machine embroider. This was a fair trade because last year he taught me how to solder electronics. I considered what he might like to stitch … Continue reading A software engineer tries machine embroidery for the first time…
Yesterday I walked in to Dianna’s office minutes (more like seconds) after submitting all my receipts for last month’s credit card expenses. Denise: “Dianna! Did you see?” She of course, had not. It had only been seconds ago. The app … Continue reading Confetti, Balloons & Chocolate
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!