“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!
Or from the other point of view: The Great Summer Feast of 2017. a silly narrative to give me an excuse to show lots of crayfish photos… It started raining. The rain turned in to a heavy shower. Harmless enough. But … Continue reading The Infamous Crawdad Massacre of 2017
For two weeks I’ve been writing a blog in my head to mark this 2 year anniversary. I have plenty of anger filled words. But that … Continue reading 2 Year Anniversary.
…one card at a time. I recently volunteered to make Easter cards for the elderly. I didn’t know how many I’d make – nor how I’d … Continue reading Design, create and manufacture happiness…
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
They only play at swanky locations – usually the LBJ Grasslands or wherever shelf fungus can be found. Their specialty is swing and Lindy Hop music to get the crowd moving. But they are very adept at reading the crowd … Continue reading The Fun Gus Band!
Last Fall I got to experience a controlled burn at the LBJ National Grasslands. At the time I didn’t know it was a controlled burn. I was devastated when I saw ‘my’ charred Grasslands. There were still some open flames … Continue reading Scorched Earth
The real title for this blog is: Do Your Best Every Time. At the end of the photo shoot, I asked if I could have my photo taken with our model. I’m not sure if you can sense it from … Continue reading Unicorn Dreams Do Come True
This photo is my best from today. It was taken at Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Isle du Bois. It seems like there should be … Continue reading The Last Shot of the Day
Do you see anything interesting in the photo below? I added my hand for scale. Do you see anything interesting yet? Here it is! I’m stunned how well the photo turned out. It was taken with my 100 mm macro … Continue reading Tiny frog in a great big world
Taking photos at clever angles can be deceiving and can offer interesting perspective. I was standing at the bottom of a boulder when I took this photo at Eisenhower State Park. The boulder wasn’t that huge but from the photo … Continue reading A Fresh Perspective of Eisenhower State Park
Preface: A few years ago I took a Dale Carnegie course. One of my favorite lessons I learned from the instructor is: “if you lived it you have the right to tell the story.” So that is what I am … Continue reading May 29, 2015. Part 1 of X
My motivation for machine embroidering a project happens late at night – usually between 10 pm – midnight. It was one of those nights when I was in the creative zone, stitching a project – when the bobbin exploded. The … Continue reading I made lemonade from an exploded bobbin
Last year I took a photography class at Brookhaven College. We met once a week in the evening for several hours. I learned more from that class than I did from books on my own. Here’s one of our homework … Continue reading Photography Homework
January 30th was National Croissant Day. Did you remember to celebrate? If you missed out, don’t fret, there’s always next year. In the meantime, here are some highlights from the celebration at my local Starbucks. In preparation of National Croissant … Continue reading National Croissant Day at Starbucks!
If I were to give an account for my day I’d say: 1. I gave sincere praise to a coworker. 2. I shared in a friend’s excitement for her accomplishment. 3. I took pleasure in a friend’s success for overcoming … Continue reading Forget making lemonade. Try this approach instead.
You get up. You consider viewpoints other than your own. Consider the prize. On the surface it looks shiny, new and exciting— a wonderful panacea to solve all your problems. But look deeper. Maybe it wasn’t everything you elevated it … Continue reading What to do when you can taste victory but instead get served defeat
…Thank you. You forced me to dig really deep and find at least one positive from this experience. Instead I found 5 positive things. I have grown increasingly careless about leaving valuables in my car. Your action is a not-so-subtle-reminder … Continue reading To the person who tried to break in to my car…