I love showing my work to diverse audiences because they teach me so much. Immediate reactions are always interesting and questions of curiosity are very telling. Most of the questions that come at me are about how I did something within my work, or a specific piece. I love these questions because it tells me […]
Of course, the day I have to get all things art festival completed, is the day that my creativity wants to kick into high gear. What is that last minute energy before a great event? I’m working on the little details, the office management part of getting things done today, but no, my mind wants […]
Earlier this month I read a blog post by Alyson Stanfield, the well known Art Biz Coach (https://www.artbizblog.com/2017/06/cultural-desert.html) who is one of our neighbors to the west in Golden, Colorado. Actually, I had read it quickly one day because it caught my eye and then I recalled it this evening, and searched for it to […]
Once in a while, I feel the urge to get things all mixed up! Not that my life isn’t organized chaos already, but when I’m in the studio, sometimes that collection of papers and textures begins to beckon. My latest texture, and great mixed media addition, is faux rust. It’s very interesting going through the […]
My favorite fundraiser is coming up, actually it’s been in progress for months, but the finale is around the corner and that’s when things come to life. The Garden City (Kansas) Downtown Vision (Main Street program) www.gcdowntown.com organizes the Banner Art Walk and Auction this time each year. I love it because it allows artists […]
Do you think you are always open and sensitive to your surroundings? Do you believe you constantly pay attention to the energy that forever follows you? My answer would be no, at least not always. I’m not sure where the term came from but I remember my mom having eyes in the back of her head! Damn. […]
Three days ago was my last day of employment at a job of over fifteen years. Today was my first day of practicing my new career as a solo entrepreneur. Of course the day needed a start with coffee and a visit with a friend. The caffeine kicked in and I was ready to do…………………………..WAIT! […]
Hi there! I am Robin Valenzuela. I am an artist, primarily using acrylics, and also a digital artist. I have been a professional artist since 2008, showing work and reproductions locally and at juried shows and festivals in multiple states. Thank you for swinging by!