Sunday, August 21, 2016

Art Inspiration: ArtWalk at Liberty Station, San Diego

One of my favorite yearly art events here in San Diego is ArtWalk that takes place at Liberty Station in Point Loma. With the beautiful San Diego Bay and ocean breeze as the backdrop, it's hard not to enjoy yourself.

What I love about attending ArtWalk is seeing how creative energy expresses itself through each of the artists. We all see the world in different ways and how we choose to share our visions is unique and so beautiful.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Only Reason Why I'm Watching the Rio Olympics (And What You Can Learn From Watching Too)

Chad le Clos boxes in front of Michael Phelps before the qualifying race
As a sports fanatic I'm so excited about the Rio Olympics and watching my favorite summer olympic sports including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and track.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Joshua Tree Getaway For Inspiration

Joshua Tree Getaway

Every once in awhile you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, and a quick getaway is the ultimate cure.

Twice this year I chose Joshua Tree as my getaway. The first time was back in February and the second trip was just two weeks ago. I do recommend a visit when it’s not June, unless you enjoy 110 degree weather in the middle of the desert or just go outside at night.

What the heck is in the desert? I asked myself that same question, but I was initially inspired to visit from all the cool pics I saw on Instagram from a few people I follow. Joshua Tree looked so magical, especially at night. It is nature, so what’s not to like? Besides, it's only a 2 1/2 hour drive from San Diego, which makes it a nice, quick getaway.

A few years ago San Diego Magazine dubbed Joshua Tree as “The New Desert Getaway”, and now you can count me in on the bandwagon.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

5 Luxurious Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Caribbean beach series ..  Cuba
Photo credit: Nick Kenrick

Creativity is so important as an artist and entrepreneur. If we weren’t creative, there would be no innovation and we wouldn’t evolve.

Over the years I’ve offered various ways to help get the creative juices flowing such as bringing color and design into your environment, reconnecting with nature, and more.

In this post I’m going to share a few luxurious ways to boost your creativity. As someone who appreciates the finer things in life and will splurge (with time or money) every once in awhile on something I really want, I’ve discovered that ideas and creative juices are waiting in every experience that you invest in.

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Creative Journey: When Being Half-Ass Is Ok

Being an Aries has its pros and cons. One pro is that I have no problem starting any project. Give me an idea and a bolt of creative energy will shoot through me and I’m ready to ram my way into the project. This is evidenced by the many blogs that I have started and even more paintings, jewelry, drawings, and articles I have written. On the other hand, as an Aries I am also notorious for not finishing projects. As evidenced by all the paintings, jewelry, drawings, and articles that beg to be finished.

In fact, as I write this article, one painting in particular (pictured above) that sits by my desk has been staring at me for the past couple weeks enticing me to come for a visit. I stare back and say, “Later.”

Why later?