The 2013 year began for me with wonderful opportunities to share my creativity, and the momentum continued through the fall.
I applied my new art technique and created three portraits of Frida Kahlo for the 8th Annual Frida Festival 2013, at the East End Studio Gallery.
The Guiton St. Artists celebrated our open studios with a three-day festival in April. The closing event included live music by Jimmy Dan, and new art by me and my fellow artist neighbors to share with our growing amazing followers of classical and impressionist art. We so appreciate your support.
In June, I rejoined my artist friend Myrna Salaun and we returned to the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. The Market celebrates 10 years in 2014, and Myrna and I started way back then. Mitch Cohen has been a wonderful organizer and friend.
I was proud to be included in Second Nature, an exhibition of student works, part of Darra Keeton’s retrospective, In My Nature – Art and Science, at Rice University. The exhibition ran from May to September.
Fechas Patrias: A Celebration of Mexican Independence was a solo art exhibition at Talento Bilingue de Houston, in Houston’s East End. The show compiled a progressive trajectory of works over the last eight years to candidly present my artistic evolution beginning with works in colored pencil and including my most recent pieces from the Mexico Series.
In October I held my first workshop for writers to share my publishing experience. The concept for this workshop came from the questions I received during my summer book tour as an Author in the Stores for Kroger.
In the fall we celebrated our 7th Guiton St. Artists Fall Open Studios, and my 7th Anniversary in my studio. Live music was by Jeff Taebel, Janet Z, and recordings by Filip Blachnio. Original works were by my fellow artist neighbors and myself.
I celebrated my 7th year volunteering for Houston Via Colori with another 10×10 street painting. And although due to excruciating health circumstances I was not able to return the second day, I enjoyed the fantastic opportunity the Center for Hearing and Speech provides me as a local artist to share my work with thousands of visitors.
El Dia de la Cultura Salvadoreña offered me an opportunity to share my book as a presenter among an impressive program of Latino writers.
I was interviewed by the Latina Book Club, and I had the exciting opportunity to share The Lady of The Turquoise Pendant as a speaker for professional groups, and K-12 students sharing about the Aztecs, writing, art, and innovation.
The year came to a close giving me the long-awaited opportunity to meet my goal to obtain certification as a Natural Health Professional, and completing my Naturopathic Doctor studies. I look forward to sharing this knowledge with you in the future as well.
I hope your Holidays are Merry and that you can capture your dreams in 2014.
With much appreciation, peace and love.
You can learn more about my work at www.lilibethandre.com