Art and Advocacy in Sacramento

I just wanted to share my art and advocacy Art Installation that is hanging in Sacramento, California. This is a huge opportunity for my installation and me as an artist to advocate for special needs/ people with disabilities. I am proud of myself as an artist and growing with the talents that I have inside of me. I wanted again to share this around my blog page and to show it off.

Finals week coming up..

Yea we know that Final’s week is about to begin this week and next week too. I have been swamped with finishing up last minute details and revision on papers. But so glad it is almost over with, pretty soon I can relax and work on my fun activities this summer. I cannot wait to dig into my books and read romance, sit by the pool, and get into my painting projects this summer. I am staying all caught up with everything going on with my classes and ready for get into the next level of classes in the fall semester.

  1. Stay positive and Focus. 2. Be an artist and paint. 3. Do more watercolor projects.    4. Have fun with friends. 5. Smile and Hug more often.

The best news ever

The best news ever was two days ago, when I finally received the email saying congratulations, your piece Consumer has been selected for the exhibit Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled starting June 15- September 17, 2017. The opening reception is June 20th from 5:30- 7:30 at the California State Museum in Sacramento. This is the best news as an international artist and now California.. dreams can come true.

What makes a good friend?

Recently I have been attending a group club for special needs, we basically talk about different topics and subjects. I got this flyer and been wanting to make this into a blog to post about. So here is this week’s blog:

“What makes a good friend?”

Sharing of common interests: Friends share similar interests, likes, and hobbies. Common interests give you things to talk about and do together.

Caring: Good friendships are based on fondness, warmth, affection and mutual caring. Caring involves feeling and showing compassion, concern and empathy.

Support: Support involves providing help and assistance when needed. Support includes giving encouragement and reassurance when times are hard.

Mutual Understanding:  Your friend gets you and understands your likes and dislikes. Your friend understands (or even anticipates) your thoughts and feelings.

Commitment and Loyalty: commitment is a promise that you’ll be there for each other in tough times. Loyalty includes actions that show your support and allegiance.

Honest and Trust: Without honesty there is little trust or security in friendship. Trust is an assurance that your friend will support you and have your back.

Equality: Equal friendships, no one person dominates the other. The needs of both are equally important, and enjoyment is reciprocal and shared.

Ability to Self Disclose: Self-Disclosure is sharing your private thoughts, feelings and history. Even casual friends share at least some thoughts and feelings with one another.

Conflict Resolution: Even close friends argue from time to time, but they can resolve conflict is often determined by caring, commitment and trust.

(until the next one- I write)

today’s thoughts

There are things on my mind and what I am going to post about this week on my blog, I am slowly but surely trying my best to get some more blogs posted this week during my spring break. At least I am on a roll and getting some blogging done this week. Trying my best to catch up on everything and some new poems as well. For now I am just adding this quick small blog and to clear my head, it it good to get things done this week. I have been writing as well for free time journaling to starting a new journal this week. It is time for new things to start fresh and after ending a year of thoughts written down.

I tossed and typed up an old notebook while it was getting old and in bad shape. Some journal just look like their ready to fall apart, one thing I like the best is already having a new journal that is already in my box saying tis time to use me. Writing is a good thing, to use and to have on hand to clear your thoughts for any day you feel like saying it in your journal on hand but next you for anything at all. One tip from me, don’t put your grocery list in it, cause you might need it in your pocket later on.

Collections we had..

I was thinking about collections..  there are so many kinds of collections that we all have had. Ever since we grown up as kids, we had different things we used the most in our times.  Our memories of what we liked to do the most of, until we found something we all loved. For me books were my toys.

Here is a list of books I was into the most.. and read..

  • The baby-sitters club series – read and had all the books at one time in my life until it was time to pass them down to my cousins and grew out of them.
  • Boxcar children series
  • a series of unfortunate events series
  • Goosebumps series – at least half way of the series
  • Chronicles of Narnia series
  • Nancy Drew series

Spring Break

Yes, so this is the week of my spring break and that means staying up at night and get to sleep in as much as possible. It is just about relaxing and taking a break from college for a few days. I plan on doing these simple 5 steps.
1. Rest and Relax
2. Stay busy with activities during the week.
3. Seeing the coast, the beach, and with friends.
4. To be in a peaceful mood, and stay positive.
5. Follow my Instagram posts: gabbyspurplelife