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
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
“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
I don’t always have alcohol but when I do, it’s in ice cream! Continue reading Boozy Ice Cream in Historic Downtown McKinney
Leonardine is full of personality… and stuffing! She’s available for purchase from Empirical Whimsy. Continue reading Leonardine!
For Christmas 2019, I visited Crystal Bridges of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. It is my favorite museum because it has art that fits my taste.
One of the art displays featured books with Borax crystals. This intrigued me… Continue reading Memories of Tomorrow
No, it’s not a typo. The name of the hotel is 21c Museum Hotel. It’s not like any other hotel I’ve visited. It’s a quirky hotel combined with an art gallery that speaks to my unusual taste. This piece of … Continue reading 21c Museum Hotel
There was a man sitting quietly on a bench at Crystal Bridges Museum. Was he lost in thought? Or even worse, was he lost or forgotten? He held a brown paper sack. Did it contain lunch or all his worldly … Continue reading My new friend at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
I don’t know how it’s possible that I have not blogged about Stella Jessica Dillard, my torso mannequin. Here’s the first of a new series. I purchased the torso in 2013 when Dillard’s at Collin Creek Mall was closing. Absolutely … Continue reading Adventures of a Retired Torso Mannequin: Project Gnome
Sherman, Texas has a mall. If you live in the DFW metroplex I would hazard to guess you were not aware of this detail. I certainly wasn’t until recently. On a whim my friend Tore and I packed our cameras … Continue reading An afternoon at Midway Mall
Date: August 2019 Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Notes: I used a tripod for a steadier shot. More info on … Continue reading Harvestman, an arachnid who is not a spider
Giant miniatures are possible with a good macro lens and a steady hand…. It also doesn’t hurt to be in a beautiful setting. Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF … Continue reading Giant Miniature
Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Date: August 2019 Location: Xiamen, China Continue reading Bicycles in Xiamen
Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Date: August 2019 Location: Xiamen, China Notes: I can look at this photo and in an instant, I’m back in China! Continue reading Fresh Watermelon