Norma

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

preview

The Tashkovski Collection is officially launching on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm at The Chop House on Waring  (200 Waring Road, Syracuse, New York 13224 – (315) 445-1976). The event is called Sip & Sparkle and will include twelve local vendors. They will also have a Wild Turkey bourbon tasting and some appetizers.  It is going to be a lot of fun!

I had a poster made and some postcards.  The bracelets are photographed, catalogued and tagged.  I have a Square reader to process debit/charges.  I am ready to be ready (which means ready, I think).

Here are the latest pieces.  These leather bracelets feature vintage pins manufactured in Estonia circa the 1970s by a tin toy company called NORMA.  I scoured the world looking for them.  I’m in love with them!  The are handmade, one-of-a-kinders.  I know you will fall in love with them too. ❤

Cindy Lewis

20191116_141702.jpg

Cindy Lewis is exhibiting abstract acrylic paintings in the art gallery at the Community Library of Dewiit and Jamesville.  The paintings will be on display through December 2019 with an artist meet and greet scheduled for December 1, 2019 from 2 – 4 PM.

20191116_141606.jpg

The artist uses instinct to cultivate her paintings, which are color driven.

20191116_141728.jpg

20191116_141636.jpg

20191116_141651.jpg

20191116_141712.jpg

20191116_141753.jpg

 

The Rakuten Way

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I have been manifesting money in the mail.  The first time it happened – OMG, it was totally unexpected.  I stumbled upon this site called Rakuten.  They know you, know what you like, know where you are on-line shopping.  Through emails you click their links to get to things you planned on buying with or without them, things you feel comfortable paying the price offered – and then they give you cash back.  Win-win!

https://www.rakuten.com/r/KTASHK2?eeid=28187

Check it out!  Use the link above and get started.  This site encompasses all shop sites – Amazon, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and many more.  All types of merchandise, not just fashion.

It is amazing! ❤

IMG_20191017_093049_819.jpg
Tashkovski bracelet, J.Crew T-shirt, Rag & Bone patent leather skirt, Hue tights, Marc Jacobs booties
IMG_20191024_092916_471.jpg
Tashkovski bracelet, BCBGMaxAzria sweater and skirt, Sorel boots
IMG_20191023_091917_424.jpg
Tashkovski bracelet, Banana Republic top, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots
IMG_20191104_123631_770.jpg
Theory cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria belt and leggings, Ralph Lauren boots
IMG_20191010_094426_488-1.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress, Marc Jacobs booties
IMG_20191107_092626_432.jpg
Tashkovski bracelets, Theory cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, Calvin Klein booties
IMG_20191025_113749_016.jpg
Tashkovski bracelet, Theory sweater, Rebecca Taylor dress, Marc Jacobs booties
IMG_20191029_085858_093.jpg
Free People cardigan, Rebecca Taylor silk top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Joie sandals

 

Journey

20191107_120921.jpg

20191107_120931.jpg

This year there are fifteen 8th graders in my Studio in Art accelerated high school course at Chittenango Middle School.  They finished the Lions Club Peace Poster project just in time for the end of the first marking period and for the judging last Wednesday.  This is an international competition where the big winner gets $5,000.  At the local level, the Chittenango Lions awarded monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

20191107_120938.jpg

20191107_121006.jpg

This year’s theme is Journey of Peace.

20191107_121014.jpg

Posters will be on display in the guidance office where we have recently created a little gallery space.  They will be moved to the Sullivan Library’s Community Room for the month of December 2019.

20191107_121221.jpg

Today our winning poster competes for the regional title.  If it wins, it continues its journey at the state level then internationally.

20191107_121024.jpg

20191107_121032.jpg

The Lions Club is providing us with a luncheon on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in our classroom.  I am so incredibly blessed to have these wonderful people in my life.  They are so supportive of my program and each year for the past thirteen years they have turned three of my students into professional artists.  That’s a lot of pros!  Win-win! ❤

20191107_121039.jpg

20191107_121048.jpg

20191107_121056.jpg

20191107_121105.jpg

20191107_121119.jpg

20191107_121127.jpg

20191107_121213.jpg

20191107_121140.jpg

20191107_121157.jpg

20191107_121205.jpg

20191107_121235.jpg

Misery Loves Company

I love a man who believes in the devil.

20191109_143929.jpg

I don’t give credence to evil.  I believe there is goodness and lack of goodness.  We create our own realities and so, perhaps unwittingly, we create sadness, doom, mayhem and what have you.  The Universe/God gives you EVERYTHING you ask for without the emotion associated with positive or negative vibes.

20191109_143950.jpg

That’s the gist of it.  In this way, no outside entity or force is inserting itself into your experience.  You and you alone create the life you have.

20191109_144007.jpg

The good news is that you can control your life experience by thinking positively, by working to create a sense of goodness via happiness, joy and love.  You can have a beautiful life if you choose to look at the good, that is to say to create rather than face reality.

20191109_144000.jpg

People who argue for their limitations, who need to revisit shit-storms don’t get this.  People who use the devil as a temptation scapegoat instead of taking responsibility for their actions – well, that seems a fearful way to live.

20191109_144749.jpg

I accept that I will not be loved unconditionally by this man, because it is apparent our beliefs have divided us, and so, this so-called devil has seemingly wedged itself in the cracks of my relationship after all.

20191109_144605.jpg

Isn’t that ironic?  You get what you think about – perfectly illustrated.  Imagined evil wins this round (for the sake of this article).  And the moral is that you just can’t take yourself too seriously.  Allow everyone to live their own truth even if it perpetuates pain rather than alleviating it. And don’t judge.  Yes, that’s the trick – to love anyway, even if you don’t always agree…and to trust, trust, trust that goodness will inevitably/eventually prevail.  There are always positive outcomes available to you. ❤

20191109_144306.jpg

Jerome Witkin has made a career of facing harsh realities via his large-scale figurative paintings.  Art must show our times, without any holding back, showing how we are living in this time – this world .  His quote operates on the assumption that everyone in this time is living crummy lives.  He uses Katrin Naumann, my friend and yogini as a primary model to illustrate the dastardly manifestations of society, which is such an irony in itself.  Katrin is an ethereal soul, an absolutely beautiful human person.

20191109_144029.jpg

Witkin is proficient in rendering and paint applications.  His compositions are modern visual collages shaped like temples for his angst-infused pulpit.  The devil is in the details, lol.

20191109_144735.jpg

Jerome Witkin:  This Time, This World is currently on exhibit at ArtRage Gallery (505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13203).  The art reception is tonight from 6-8 pm.  The show runs through January 11, 2020 with an artist talk planned for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7 pm.

20191109_144743.jpg