Art is Passion

Party Like it's 2014!Party Like it's 2014!
Tuesday -- December 31, 2013
Happy New Year :) I hope you're ready to bring in the new year with a bang! 2013 has been an incredible year and I know things are only looking up... so cheers to bigger and better things!

"I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."
- Ron White

Dribbble - Show and tell for designers
Speaking of new and exciting things if you haven't checked out you should give it a whirl! The site offers a platform for web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and other creatives to share their work. Whether it's a new design idea in it's beginning stages or closer to production it's a great place to get feedback from other like minded people and see what's up and coming in the design world! The talent will blow you away at the least :)

Washboard MAGIC
Get Your Wash On
Washboard MagicWhile visiting Nashville a couple months ago I had my first washboard experience and was enchanted at first site :) It takes a truly creative mind and a funky soul to bring such a unique instrument to life. The washboard player brought the excitement to a whole new level and opened my eyes to new possibilities. Well this holiday my dreams came true and I got an authentic washboard for Christmas! Now all I have to do is learn how to play it :) Cheers to learning new things!

Poem by Joanna Fuchs
I'm writing this in a state of shock,
Watching the clock-tick tock, tick tock,
Advancing, approaching, relentlessly,
A brand new year; Oh, can it be?

The calendar says the same thing, too;
Time races, vanishes for me; Boo hoo!
No, wait! If time flies, I'm having fun!
A year of fun! It's gone! It's done!

I now embrace the blur of time,
Because it simply means that I'm
Too busy with pleasure, joy, delight
To mourn the passing days' swift flight.

So I'm wishing you fast, happy days,
Pleasuring you in myriad ways,
Filled with happiness and cheer,
Oh Happy, Happy Bright New Year!

Throw Out Fifty Things
I went to the Santa Monica Public Library in search of something inspirational and stumbled upon the book Throw Out Fifty Things by Gail Blanke. I must say after just one chapter I feel like a changed person :) It's amazing how great it feels to clear the clutter from your life! If you're looking for a new way to start 2014 this book will help you get there.

Throw Out Fifty Things

Kristel Lerman
I've shared some mural designs from Artist Kristel Lerman in the past as they're sprinkled throughout Venice and Santa Monica. I felt it only right to give some props since I recently discovered the artist behind the curtain! Check out her Facebook page for more artwork.

Artist Kristel Lerman

Art is Passion Save the Dates!
New Years Eve -- Dec 31st
New Years Day -- Jan 1st
Dress Up Your Pet Day -- Jan 14th
Martin Luther King Day -- Jan 20th
Punch the Clock Day -- Jan 27th

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