I recently listened to a very inspirational speech by my friend Frances Piche. He won the area speech content here in Vancouver for Toastmasters and he also won me over in his talk about his experience surfing. It wasn’t about surfing that got me. It was how, despite his vast physical injuries, Frances chose to focus on the beauty and timelessness of the waves and forget his troubles, his challenges, those pesky injuries.
Life lesson taken: focus on the waves, whatever they are in your life, not the pesky negative things that would otherwise bring us down and stop us from surfing, if we give them too much of our attention.
For me, my waves are the process of painting. When I get back to pushing paint around and taking it away, life challenges disappear and I feel at peace and in a timeless zone. I feel good.
I hope you can find your wave this month too,
ONGOING ART EXHIBITS ORIGINAL ARTWORKS IN VANCOUVER
Wavebodywork Massage Therapy Clinic in Kitsilano, Vancouver
This is a small display of 3 medium sized paintings from my Emerging Series, Pure Abstraction Series and a new painting not on the website called “Let’s Play” – exhibited in December newsletter! Contact Melanie Requet to view.
Call/text: (778) 706-0374
Downtown Vancouver Bentall Tower 2 - Modern Office Display
This beautiful modern office placement exhibits over 7 very large original works of mine (over 60” x 40” and larger). Please contact Tarasch Rawjee for an appointment to view the work.
Phone: (604) 306-4912
Location: Unit #1115 (11th Floor), 555 Burrard Street (Bentall Tower 2), Vancouver, BC.
Pacific Midwifery Clinic - Granville Island - Vancouver
This large display fills the waiting room both upstairs and downstairs at the clinic with my Emerging and Pure Abstraction works. You can drop in during regular business hours at 540 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2
Open Tues-Fri 9-5
Phone: (604) 874-7999
Beverly’s Spa on West 4th Avenue Vancouver
Mounted on wood panel, there are six original paintings from my Fragments of Life Series on display at 2185 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K1N7. Drop on in during regular working hours. Contact Paul Lauener.
Phone: (604) 732-4402
‘Freedom’ 48" x 60" x 1.5" Mixed Media, Collage, Acrylics on Canvas. © Deb Chaney 2015.
Original For Sale and Available for Rent. firstname.lastname@example.org
This painting is located at the beautiful modern offices of JP Morgan Design firm downtown Vancouver 11th floor, Bentall Tower 2. Please connect with Tarasch Rawjee to schedule your visit (604) 306-4912 or email@example.com.
Layers & Process: A Journey in Mixed Media Abstract Painting
Create a large mixed media abstract painting from start to finish while learn the basics of abstract painting and having a whole lot of fun doing it.
in East Vancouver at the Parker Studios.
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org / (604) 736-5111 call/text
Whidbey Island, Wa, USA Pacific Northwest Art Institute.
Register: 360-678-3396. Scholarship Funding available for this venue.
68 SECRETS OF AN ILLUMINATED ARTIST
This pack of 68 inspirational cards was designed to keep you in your creative flow and support your project from inspiration to completion. Printed boxed set $25 + shipping. E-book $9.99. email@example.com.
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