About this blog

Welcome to Speak Your Art Blog Hub. This blog combines posts from seven of my other blogs: In the Flow Studios Arts, In the Flow Studios Body, I Love Shelter Dogs, Mana Keepers, PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings my organizations together and offers my readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.

I hope you will find something that inspires you, empowers you or reminds you of the limitless possibilities that dwell within you. Thank you for visiting. I wish you Peace today and everyday.

Monday, May 25, 2015

About our Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser

Nick, Saving dogs like Ke-ola Everyday
Sadly over 1.2 million dogs are "put to sleep" in US shelters every year. The breeds or dog types that suffer the greatest casualties are Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas and their mixes. Shows like The Dog Whisperer, Shelter Dogs, Lucky Dog and others have shown the general public that shelter dogs make great family additions. They've let us see how even the most neglected and abused dogs can learn to trust again and find balance and love. We agree with Nick Martinez and have faith he'll be able to help Ke-ola an ex-shelter dog find his trust and heal his heart.

About Ke-ola: "Ke-ola is a pit bull mix and had a very difficult life before we fostered him and eventually adopted him. He was found on the streets of Carson injured, hurt and very sick. It took us 6 months before Ke-ola was cleared from quarantine and almost a year before he had regained his health. Here’s a link with info about Ke-ola’s rescue and journey to health One Year Anniversarry of Ke-ola...Life. As he became healthier his energy and intensity also became stronger. We have consulted with several dog trainers that specialize in rehabilitating abused dogs and all have concluded that he is a good dog but is in need of specialized training and rehabilitation with a balanced dog pack and intensive training by an expert." ~Ke-ola's family. You can visit our event for more information about his rehabilitation: Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser 
Arts Open House Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser

In the Flow Studios Arts and I Love Shelter Dogs is hosting an afternoon filled with art, heart and positivity to help this very special dog get the rehabilitation he needs. We will have live music, poetry, photography, cultural dance, paintings, sculpture, martial arts, fire, artisan booths and a raffle with amazing prizes. Our event is authentically grassroots as it will be held in a back yard. The dress is casual and the environment welcoming, inspiring and friendly. We will have a variety of styles and mediums and people from all walks of life. Our events are about coming together as a community to celebrate art, support artists, inspire ourselves and help contribute to worthy causes. 

We are grateful to the talented and generous artists that have volunteered to donate their talents for our special event. Check out some of the incredible artists that will be participating. 

Arleen Hurtado Artist Highlight 
Arleen Hurtado is one of our favorite artists. Her live performances are charged with passion and precision. When she dances she brings forth the strength and graces of her Iberian ancestors. She transports her audiences to another place and time. Arleen’s flamenco is the embodiment of the powerful force of nature that is the feminine. She uses her body to tell the age-old stories of distant lands, of battles won and lost, of heartbreak, of triumph and of culture. Even in her subtle hand movements she brings intention and expression. Her passionate interpretation of traditional flamenco has brought me to tears on more than one occasion. While Arleen’s technical ability is superb, it’s her passion that distinguishes her art. “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” Martha Graham

Speak Your Art- Poetry & Musings
Aurora Ferrer is the owner of Mana Keepers', Dewdrops Images and Kadan Martial Arts Studios. She is the founder of In the Flow Studios Arts & Body, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and the creative director for PaaMano Eskrima Performing Arts. Aurora also created and is a main contributor to I Love Shelter Dogs Blog. She is the author of Dewdrops of Inspiration, Arco Iris del Ser, a contributing author to Miracles One at a Time and contributing poet to Complex Allegiances. "Through my blogs, organizations, projects, books, films and businesses I hope to contribute my talents in my small way for the betterment of our collective and personal human experience. I hope you’ll join me on this journey of self-realization and service. I look forward to experiencing your unique talents and gifts…the world needs YOU and you are not alone." ~Aurora Ferrer

Cooper/Something Else's Artist Highlight
Cooper Streegan-Hagen is an inspired 23-year-old musician from Southern California. He is a graduate from Cerritos College and is transferring to Cal State Long Beach in the Fall. He divides most of his time between church, his girlfriend and Tiger, his 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue Guitar. Cooper is an example of courage and living with an open heart as he has never shared his music with an audience nor has he ever performed in front of a crowd yet when he heard about Ke-ola’s story he put all doubts and fears aside to come to the aid of another. He will be sharing 4 of his songs at our Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser on May 31st. He attributes a great deal of gratitude to his close friend, Evan and his father Mike, not only for agreeing to play in his band “Something Else” but for their generous support of his music. 

Dash Najarian - Visual Arts

{DL} Art,Photography & Design 
Denise Luce of {DL} Art Photography & Design brings her creative touch and compassionate eye to everything she does. Her work is a reflection of the depths of her soul, her strength and her unique perspective of life. Denise’s passion for photography was born because of her love of the feminine form. She is an advocate for the beauty found in all women. She feels a commitment to helping women of all ages, shapes, colors, and sizes see their beauty by using her photography knowledge and skills. Denise draws inspiration for her art from a variety of places like nature, fantasy and the unconventional. She is equally as inspired in a field of flowers as she is in old graveyards...maybe it's the Gemini in her or maybe she can see beauty everywhere.



Island Fitness by Ilima
Ilima Pumphrey of Island Fitness by Ilima is a fourth generation Polynesian dancer, performer and instructor. She is the founder of Island Fitness by Ilima and lead dancer for Nonosina. Ilima brings her 20+ years of experience to everything she does. Island Fitness by Ilima "An effective Polynesian workout" Island drum beats, intense hip shaking and lyrical ground movements make Island Fitness a unique, exciting and fun choose of training. 

"To share my culture and spirit of aloha is my mission." ~ Ilima

Joan G. Grand Music







Jon Luce Artist Highlight
Jon Luce has an unconventional spirit and it translates into his art. His art is a dichotomy. While his work is always refined and aesthetically beautiful he enjoys challenging us with shocking or unexpected subject matter. He asks us through his work to look past convention, to push past our comfort zones and to explore the truth that only our “shadow selves” can provide. When he is not drawing and tattooing ideas for other people, he spends his time creating his own weird and twisted art. “I have a strange view of things sometimes and grew up with strange influences such as H.R. Giger and Clive Barker and movies like Hellraiser and Nightmare on Elm Street. I am slightly morbid and dark sometimes, like my suicidal veggie line of paintings, but also love to see beauty in all things, not just what is typical or popular.” JL


Kadante's Artist Highlight
Kadante Ferrer, founder of Hip Hop Martial Arts is one of our featured performers. He'll be bringing the elements of fire, air, earth and metal to the show.  Hip Hop Martial Arts™ is an original art style that combines aspects of Hip Hop, Martial Arts, Tricking, Breaking, Self-defense, Weaponry and more, into creative & effective movement. 

“You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain” ― Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings



Lalaine V. Felipe - Crack Pies LA


Kip Henderson - Visual Arts










Mahea Mogote Artist Highlight 
Mahea Mogote is a graceful as well as powerful young artist. She has multifaceted talents and interests. As a dancer she communicates her emotions flawlessly through her movement as she shares her ancestral heritage, as a martial artist she brings grace to efficiency and demonstrates the power of the feminine beautifully, as a painter she draws from her heart with vibrancy, honesty and history. She is a renaissance artist and woman holding fast to her cultural roots and at the same time reaching out to the world and learning new things. Mahea will be performing as well as showing at our Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser. 




www.manakeepers.com
Mana Keepers & Dewdrops Images will be showing beautiful natural treasures in the form of rocks, minerals and images. They will also be offering many for sale at our event and 100% of all sales will goto Ke-ola's Rehabilitation. Mana Keepers offers crystals, rocks, books, music, prints, cards, and art-work from local and international nature-loving artists. Dewdrops Images offers original nature inspired: prints, postcards, greeting cards and inspirational photo books. We're honored to bring a little bit of nature's peace into everyday lives.



Mark Bupp Artist Highlight
Mark Bupp and Digital Productions have kindly agreed to come out and film our event! They are donating their time and services to document the performances for In the Flow Studios and I Love Shelter Dogs. Digital Productions was born out of Mark's love and passion for photography and videography. Mark is dedicated to capturing and persevering your important life moments and events for more over 7 years.

Thank you Mark Bupp & Digital Productions





Myranda Josephson Artist Highlight
Myranda Josephson is a freelance photographer based in Southern California. She is the founder of Myranda Josephson Photography, specializing in portrait and couples documentation. She is best known for her ability to capture important and intimate life events with beauty and sincerity. She has a versatile style all her own and makes everyone of her subjects feel like Rock Stars. http://www.myrandajosephsonphotography.com

Ricky Cole - Soul Fresh, Most Wanted, WOD














Roland Ferrer Sr. shares his 40 plus years of martial arts experience teaching classes, workshops, programs, blogs and pages. He lives and breaths the Martial Flow. He is also a seasoned dancer and performer. He created his own style of Filipino Martial Arts called PaaMano Eskrima. He is the Master Instructor at Kadan Martial Arts. He shares his passion for the martial arts through Roland's Martial Flow. 


Roland H. Ferrer Artsist Highlight
Roland H. S. Ferrer of Sound of Zero is a multitalented and versatile artist. He will be participating in Filipino martial arts, harp performances and sculpture. His sculptures are surreal and layered. He made a special piece titled "Forgotten Angels", because every dog PTS is an angel lost to the world. Roland is best known for his music. He is a professional harpist, specializing in free-flow. He is a composer and has recorded his first original full length CD titled "Rise". You can find him at https://www.facebook.com/RolandHFerrer?ref_type=bookmark.






Tepeyolotl Mallinalli Highlight
One of our featured Artisans, Ruben Palma, also known by his Aztec or *Nahuatl name Tepeyolotl Mallinalli, is an amazing craftsman. He is also very active in the local Aztec Community and participates in traditional holidays and celebrations. He is an avid Aztec Dancer and lives to share his cultural heritage through performances and his traditional artwork and handcrafts. A respect for all that Mother Nature represents is a cornerstone in his work. 






Tracy Trinh and her piano trio - Performing Arts 


We are grateful to our generous donors for our event raffle! Thank you for your kindness donors. We'll have more raffle prizes to choose from at the event .

1. Photo Shoot with Denise at DL Art-Photography
2. Original Painting by Jon Luce
3. Necklace and Earrings by Lisa Bupp
4. Private Reiki Cleansing Session by Aurora Ferrer
5. Delicious Crack Pie by Lalaine Felipe of Crack Pies LA
6. One Month of Martial Arts Training by Roland Ferrer

7. Beautiful Natural Crystal by Mana Keepers

We hope you are inspired to join us at the Arts Open House & Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser on Sunday, May 31st in La Mirada, CA. Entrance is $10 adult $5 12 and under. Visual Arts are from 3:30pm - 4:30pm and the performing arts are from 5pm-7:30pm. For more information or for location address please email ManaKeeper@gmail.com




Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart or @SpeakYourArt 

Contact Info for I Love Shelter Dogs
Blog: http://iloveshelterdogs.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iloveshelterdogs



"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."


POI


Māhea Temanu Mogote Artist Highlight


Mahea Mogote is a graceful as well as powerful young artist. She has multifaceted talents and interests. As a dancer she communicates her emotions flawlessly through her movement as she shares her ancestral heritage, as a martial artist she brings grace to efficiency and demonstrates the power of the feminine beautifully, as a painter she draws from her heart with vibrancy, honesty and history. She is a renaissance artist and woman holding fast to her cultural roots and at the same time reaching out to the world and learning new things.  


She has always felt at home in nature, as a young child she could be found in a corner of the yard communing with a praying mantis or admiring a butterfly. Even now she is happy to share an outdoor lunch with the random rattlesnake. This connection with the natural world feeds her MANA and has given her a special understanding of movement and form. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

Mahea is a fifth generation Polynesian dancer. She dances with the world-renowned Polynesian dance group Nonosina. Nonosina was founded by Mahea’s great-grandmother, Estella Nonosina Reid, and they are blessed to still have her love and guidance today. She loves dancing with her family’s group and sharing her culture in places like Hawai’i, ‘Oahu, Tahiti, Mo’orea and all over California. Her most recent performance was on Merrie Monarchs big stage in Hilo Hawai’i where she was honored to be the youngest dancer of her Nonosina group.

Growing up Mahea was greatly influenced by her Polynesian side. She has completed numerous Kamehameha schools explorations camps- Ho’omaka’ika’i, Ho’olauna and Kulia Ika Pono. These camps are only offered to those of Hawaiian heritage. Her Polynesian heritage is the inspiration for most of her paintings and sketches.

Mahea is also an accomplished martial artist. She chose to learn more about her Filipino heritage through training and eventually earning her Black Belt in a Filipino Martial Arts system called PaaMano Eskrima. She boldly represented women in the art as many times she was the only girl in a class full of men. Even at a young age Mahea wanted to prove that women and girls had a rightful place in the male dominated martial arts arena. 


She was also part of the PaaMano Eskrima and Performing Arts 2012 Company that toured California from San Francisco to San Diego. The PME Performing Arts company not only shared the Filipino Martial Arts but also honored important historical figures, brought awareness for endangered species (Haring Ibon or Philippines Eagle) and shared the beauty of the Filipino culture. Mahea proudly represented the great female warrior Gabriela Silang. 

As a visual artist Mahea works mainly with acrylic & oil paints. Her work is bold and is clearly influenced by her love of nature and her love of everything Polynesian. Her paintings have a beautiful simplicity and authenticity. Gazing into one of her works, one is transported to a place where the air is balmy and the water is clear and warm. Mahea’s paintings and drawings are reminiscent of Kristian Zambucka’s.  

Mahea will be performing as well as showing at our Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser. We look forward to seeing what incredible things this young artists shares and to following her career. 

For more info about our upcoming event goto Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser 
Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts



"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."
POI

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Jon Luce Artist Highlight

Jon Luce has an unconventional spirit and it translates into his art. His art is a dichotomy. While his work is always refined and aesthetically beautiful he enjoys challenging us with shocking or unexpected subject matter. He asks us through his work to look past convention, to push past our comfort zones and to explore the truth that only our “shadow selves” can provide. 

Jon’s perspective of himself being an artist was much the same as most of us. Growing up he always loved the arts and enjoyed being creative but never thought of himself as an artist. It took meeting his muse and soul mate as an adult to help him awaken the slumbering artist that had always been inside of him. 

He was born and raised in Southern California. Jon’s family was always supportive of any artistic endeavors he had as a kid. He played several instruments, switching almost every year to a new one and yet his family never complained. He started where most kids do - loving cartoons, video games and comics. His favorites were Garfield comic strips and superhero comics like Spiderman, X-Men and Spawn. 

At an early age Jon was able to see art that inspired him in things that most people considered kid’s stuff. He appreciated the great art that he found in unexpected places. Artists like Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Stephen Platt and Simon Bisley began to fill his comic book bins solely for the art. 

Jon was equally inspired when he found a new type of cartoon, Anime and most importantly, 'Akira'. He says, ‘Akira’ was the anime that changed my life. To see the level of artistic talent, the lifelike characters, the shadows and movement. I was shown more about art than I could fully appreciate at that age, I didn't realize what possibilities could be yet”. 

He dabbled with art classes in high school, but took them no more seriously than his guitar classes. They were like hobbies to him at the time, not really believing he could do anything with either of them. He tried starting bands with friends and wrote comic books in garages, but never got anything really going. 

He 'grew up' as most people do and got a job at the end of high school, moving through different careers and positions of all types. He worked fast food, escrow, courier, waiter, security, telemarketing, video game tester, database manager, theft deterrent, etc. All the while he would doodle or draw funny pictures for friends and family, still not considering that he could be an artist. During this time he met his wife and soul mate Denise. Jon says, “If not for meeting someone like her and being all I can be for her, I may have never tried to be an artist. I married my perfect bride on Halloween, also one of our favorite holidays, as again we don’t always find the typical as inviting as others may.”

His friends encouraged him to do tattoos. He had loved some of the evolving artists like Paul Booth and Carl Grace, so with his wife's encouragement and his friends connections, fate led him to an apprenticeship. One requirement that his mentor Nate had was that Jon needed to go to school while apprenticing to further develop his art. That experience shifted Jon’s paradigm. He began to see other great artists besides the well-known Picasso, DaVinci, etc. He saw a plethora of art in many forms. He not only got to meet and appreciate the work of old masters previously unknown to him but was equally inspired by some of the students sitting right next to him in class. Jon says from that experience, “The artist was born and I have not looked back since then”. JL

Jon is an eternal student, after graduating apprenticeship, he has continued his learning and schooling and continues to this day. He is a freelance tattoo artist and could not be happier. “I love being able to take a cherished memory or idea and give it to someone forever. Making them feel whole, or healed again after having a bad tattoo experience. Whether the experience be from a bad artist, having to cover the name of an ex, or to help cover a scar.”  JL

When he is not drawing and tattooing ideas for other people, he spends his time creating his own weird and twisted art. “I have a strange view of things sometimes and grew up with strange influences such as H.R. Giger and Clive Barker and movies like Hellraiser and Nightmare on Elm Street. I am slightly morbid and dark sometimes, like my suicidal veggie line of paintings, but also love to see beauty in all things, not just what is typical or popular.” JL

Jon is now pushing past his own artistic boundaries and his personal comfort zone by sharing more of his work with the public. “I am trying to do more of my own art and put my work out to others, letting them see some of the beauty I see in things not typically noted as such.” JL

Jon will be showing his art at the Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser and has also generously offered to donate an original painting. Thank you Jon!

Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser event on Facebook.

Contact Info for Jon:
www.facebook.com/jonluceart
jonluceart.blogspot.com
jonluceart@gmail.com

Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart or @SpeakYourArt 

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Blog: http://iloveshelterdogs.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iloveshelterdogs




"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."


POI

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cooper Streegan-Hagen and Something Else's Artist Highlight


Cooper Streegan-Hagen is an inspired 23-year-old musician from Southern California. He is a graduate from Cerritos College and is transferring to Cal State Long Beach in the Fall. He divides most of his time between church, his girlfriend and Tiger, his 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue Guitar.

Cooper’s electric blues-rock musical journey began four years ago. Interestingly enough his musical journey actually started when he was much younger but he only took lessons for a couple of months before quitting his formal instruction. It wasn’t until he was 19 years old that he started to get serious about his music. Cooper was prompted on his musical path by a very important person in his life that was influential to his music. He lost this dear person in a car crash but before he died he told Cooper that he should never stop playing his music.  Cooper has this to say, “It's on this journey and from that death that I have been grateful enough to discover the music I love today like B.B. King and Mark Knopfler. These heroes that came before me have helped me shape my sound in so many ways it's hard for me to imagine my music and playing without their tremendous inspiration. My love for blues, classic rock, and jazz music goes very deep. I am not technical in my playing by any means or musically sound theory wise, but it is the sound I hear in those types of music that echo with my soul both in the bad times and the good times. There are no regrets in my life about where I am or where I am going, but I trust in God that he will always provide blessings for me when I seek them. He has blessed me in so many ways”.


Cooper is an example of courage and living with an open heart as he has never shared his music with an audience nor has he ever performed in front of a crowd yet when he heard about Ke-ola’s story he put all doubts and fears aside to come to the aid of another. He will be sharing 4 of his songs at our Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser on May 31st. He attributes a great deal of gratitude to his close friend, Evan and his father Mike, not only for agreeing to play in his band “Something Else” but for their generous support of his music. Cooper says, “My band members Evan and his dad Mike are the best artists I know at their craft. We all go to the same church as well so it was easy for me to choose them because we have played at my church's worship ministry together. Evan's dad is a superb musician who is far more talented than I am in many ways. He is someone I look up to guitar playing wise at least. Evan is a great drummer and probably the most passionate drummer I know, and although he isn't formally trained like I am he knows how to keep a beat in almost any style. I feel so very privileged for them to be playing with me for this event as none of this could have been possible without their support”.

About Tiger: “The guitar I sling around my shoulders is a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue which I have named "Tiger" because of the flame on the wood. It is my only and favorite guitar thus far as I feel it is the perfect tool for the music I like to play. When I plug it straight into my Marshall amplifiers I get a sound that is pure musical bliss to my ears. Nothing makes me happier then the sound of my guitar through my Marshalls, and they help deliver a wide tonal palette for me to express myself through my music. I have a huge grin right now writing about the sound that comes out of this combination because I am very fortunate to have what I have in Tiger. Tiger just always wants to sing for me, and Tiger inspires me to take my time and listen to what I am playing rather than rush though by playing quickly.”

Cooper chose the stage name "Something Else" because of his father. His dad thought it would be a good name because he believes Cooper is “something else” when he gets into trouble…especially when he plays at night, “I can't play very loud often either as my family gets annoyed by all the loud sounds and ruckus I make sometimes when I am playing guitar at night by myself”.

He dreams of someday being able to play with his musical heroes not from of place of arrogance but from a place of undying gratitude.

“There are things in a person's life that shape who they are, music is one of those things for me. It has shaped my life in important ways and it means so very much to me. I hope my story will inspire others to hold fast to their dreams and to pursue their passions.” ~ Cooper


Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser event on Facebook.

Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart or @SpeakYourArt 

Contact Info for I Love Shelter Dogs
Blog: http://iloveshelterdogs.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iloveshelterdogs



"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."
POI

{DL} Art,Photography & Design Artist Highlight


Denise Luce of {DL} Art Photography & Design brings her creative touch and compassionate eye to everything she does. Her work is a reflection of the depths of her soul, her strength and her unique perspective of life.

Denise was born in Saarlouis, Germany. Growing up in Germany her parents always encouraged her creative endeavors, from drawing and painting to fantasy make-up, sculpting, and different types of mixed media projects. Denise’s family had a tremendous impact in her artistic development and in her appreciation for different art forms, mediums and disciplines. Baking is one of the creative art forms she has shared with her mother and grandmother ever since she was old enough to bake, which later turned into one of Denise’s passions…creative cake decorating. 

She moved to the United States when she was 25 and married the love of her life. Both she and her husband are artists. They share a love of the arts and are each other’s greatest supporters. Denise is a multifaceted artist with a wide scope including photography, graphic design, costume design, cake art, and developing company logos and branding. 

Denise’s passion for photography was born because of her love of the feminine form. She is an advocate for the beauty found in all women. She feels a commitment to helping women of all ages, shapes, colors, and sizes see their beauty by using her photography knowledge and skills. Denise shares, “I very strongly believe that everyone should have photos of themselves that they love. Too many of us, especially women, agonize too often over how bad/fat/ugly we look in photos. I could go on and on about this, but what I've found is: There is beauty in everyone and everything. Beautiful light, the right angle etc will show YOU what your family, friends see in you every day, but you have a hard time seeing. Celebrating femininity is very close to my heart, in all its shapes, sizes, styles, etc. from portraits, pin-up, boudoir to maternity sessions and more”.



She also loves Photoshop and it's creative possibilities. Denise enjoys using its editing capabilities to create photographs that take us to magical kingdoms, have us fleeing for our lives from Godzilla or turn us into our Klingon doppelganger. She’s also avid with more traditional applications like restoring family photos, touching up portraits and enhancing/balancing color. 

Denise draws inspiration for her art from a variety of places like nature, fantasy and the unconventional. She is equally as inspired in a field of flowers as she is in old graveyards...maybe it's the Gemini in her or maybe she can see beauty everywhere.

Her newest artistic and professional ventures have taken her more heavily into design both graphic and organizational. She works with organizations, companies and individuals to not only create their Logos but to help them with branding needs (business cards, t-shirts, banners, stickers etc.) and help guide their public media campaigns. One of her more recent satisfied clients was Crack Pies LA

Denise looks forward to embracing her creativity in many more forms and will be  exploring new outlets for it ... like painting, or creating a variety of props/costumes to use in her shoots, like headdresses, venetian masks, fans, dresses etc.


For more info:
email: DLartphoto@ymail.com
facebook: http://facebook.com/dlartphoto
instagram: @deniseluce

For more info about our upcoming event goto Arts Open House and Ke-ola Rehab Fundraiser 
Contact Info for In the Flow Studios Arts
Instagram: http://instagram.com/speakyourart



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"In the Flow Studios is a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering the arts, the artist and worthy causes."
POI