Artist Open Studio Day and Exhibition

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I am excited to announce that I am hosting my first open art studio day.

For those of you that live in Miami this is a great opportunity to learn more about the artist, me! We’ll be able to interact one on one, walk into the place where I create and get inspired and you might be able to observe me in action.

Along with it an exhibition of my latest work will be on display, and I will also have a special sale on previous collections.

Oh! one more thing!!! You can get 10% off on any purchases the day of the event by clicking the “Going” button on my Facebook page & showing up🙂

I hope you join me June 18 at any time between 10 am & 4 pm.
There is plenty of parking!

My studio is at the back of the mustard yellow building, through a green door.

Make sure to check direction on google maps! There is only one way into the street (through NW 25 Street)

Hope to see you there!!🙂

Latest Artwork – Enchanted Forest collection

I imagine walking through forests where color has no boundaries, where sunlight lifts the spirit and where nature becomes part of one’s soul. I breathe in deep and exhale pure joy…

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Magic Within, acrylic on canvas 33 x 66

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Find availability,  price and closeups at my website: Awapara.com

Best wishes to all 💚😘
Thanks for stopping by!:mrgreen:

SAVE THE DAY! South Miami Art Festival is this Nov 7 & 8

For all the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Residents…
Join us for the Official Launch of the Miami Art Season 2015-16. There’s something for everyone – and the best part – admission is free!

Starts on Nov 7 (10-5 PM) and Ends on Nov 8 at 5 PM. I will have a booth to showcase my latest work at the corner of Sunset Drive (SW 72 AVE) & 58 Court.

I hope to see you there!🙂

Here’s a sneak peek of my latest work that I’ll be showcasing at this Art Festival

The following Map Shows my Location!

PAINTING GIVEAWAY!!! UPDATE – THE WINNER IS…

Acrylic painting, 16 x 20 inches “Free Spirited Bunch”

UPDATE: … and the winner is… Maria Fernandez!!! Yay

Hello my WordPress Friends!! I hope you are all doing well.

I am popping in to announce a painting giveaway on my Facebook Page. The Rules are simple.

  1. LIKE my page first, then
  2. LIKE, COMMENT in & SHARE the Facebook post to be eligible.

The winner will be announced when I reach 1000 LIKES!!!! Good luck everyone!

Link to my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AwaparaArt just in case the other link doesn’t work.🙂

Sending you my Love, Pati
(Shipping is Free within US, non-US resident must pay for shipping or any custom fees, or send for pick up.)

Expressions of the Heart – Solo Exhibition

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It is that time! It is the Event of the Year! at least to me… heehee

I am really excited to announce and invite all Miami Residents to my first Solo Exhibition happening tomorrow at 2494 NW 89th Place, Doral, FL 33172. Presented by Macondos Coffee Roasters.

I hope you can make it, ’cause nothing beats looking at art live!

Have a wonderful day!!!🙂

Colors Influence Your Mood

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Feel like changing your frame of mind for the better? Buy a colorful painting.

I am not kidding🙂 There are tons of articles in the Internet talking about how color influence our mood.

Think about it. How does the thought of opening a yellow umbrella on a rainy day makes you feel? Uplifting, isn’t it?

Besides, haven’t we all used phrases like “feeling blue” or “green with envy” to express our emotions and “white lie” or “golden opportunity” to express action?

This is testimony how powerful color is.  So, go ahead, fill your life with color and make your day brighter.

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It is a great honor to announce that Rolando Chang Barrero from RCB Fine Art Gallery will be representing me, some of my work and my vision. This is a new chapter in my artistic carreer and I am very excited!
This galley is located in Lake Worth, Florida. It is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Miami, but the drive is well worth it. I included detailed information about the Gallery below.
I am grateful for this opportunity and for Rolando’s warm welcome!

Rolando Chang Barrero
FINE ART GALLERY
711 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
786-521-1199
email: RCBFineArt@gmail.com
Hours:
Mondays-Tuesdays by appointment only
Wednesday-Saturday 11- 6 pm
Sundays we’re Closed

GOT MY FIRST REVIEW!! YAY!!!

RATED FIVE STAR shaped labelWell, not literally. I’ve had many people left reviews on my other sites, but it is the first one on my official website. This is exciting!!! Thank you Wendy B!

I believe in reviews. I’ve written a few and relied on many.

As a consumer, reviews are a great tool to make an informed decision whether the product or service is worth it. As a business owner, reviews are valued and greatly appreciate it. I get excited every time I get one.

So, I know they take a bit of time and thinking.

What could one say about a painting? You might be asking yourself. I say that the easiest and fastest way to write a review is to tab into how it makes you feel. It doesn’t have to be elaborated. Just a few sincere words would do the trick, but if you would like an idea… see below.

1. You may start with how you found me, met me, got to my site, etc.
2. Write the year you bought the painting(s), or not…🙂
3. A few words describing how you feel about the artwork would be great.
4. End it with a recommendation, great service, etc… heehee

It would look something like this…

“I came across Pati’s work at the South Florida Art Fair last year. Her color scheme got my attention, bold and bright. I bought a floral painting that now hangs on my living room. It brings a smile every time I see it. Pati was great to deal with and professional.”

You see, it’s that easy!!!

I hope this email inspired you to write a review, but if you are still not sure or simply find it to much of a hassle, I don’t want you to feel bad or guilty. It’s OK. I send you my love anyways for choosing to buy one of my paintings.

Have a wonderful day! Blessings!🙂❤

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Think of the Love you could be Spreading!

I’m excited!  Got another review on my Etsy Shop.

I’m sharing this with you, not only ’cause I’m grateful, but also as a reminder to take the time to write a review.

For folks like me, emerging artists, craftsmen, writers and many more depend on this feedback to help their store get more sale. However, also so we help others make informed decisions when buying a product online.

So, please,  please, next time we buy anything online that we could leave a review, whether it is 1 star or 5, take a minute to write it.

In my case, you could write a review on my Facebook page (if you bought a painting and did not had the time then, of course.. heehee) and other social media, whichever you prefer.  It could even be anonymous.  I’ve had customers write a review and sent it on the mail for me to copy/paste it on my site.

Think of the Love you could be spreading!!

Thank you all! Have a 5 star Tuesday!!!😉

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Storm Riders

Striking Photography by Bo

Storm Riders Fine Art Print

Scenic country lone tree view looking east from Northeast Boulder County Colorado with cloud to ground lightning striking as well as cloud to cloud lightning, blue skies and star trails above.   This is a two images stack equal to a one minute exposure to keep the noise level very low.

Storm Riders Fine Art Print

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FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION SALE!!!

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I wasn’t sure if I should post this Sale in my blog. I usually write about my paintings (occasionally nowadays) exhibitions and my life. But then I thought, “Hey, it’s a sale! Everyone loves a sale!” heehee  “It would be selfish not to share it!!” Don’t you think? or am I deluding myself?:/ My heart tells me otherwise. So, here it is!!

This promotional sale is to honor all the dedicated and loving father’s!!! (and those mother’s that have the roll of father as well).  Happy Parent Day!!

I also wanted to let the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale (even West Palm Beach) Residents that I take the original to you. Yes!! If there are a few paintings you would like to see in person, please don’t be shy and let me know. I take them to you. It is part of the perks to live close by.

It is a huge sale! There is a 25% OFF on selected items. Check it out!!!

Follow this link, it will take you to my ArtFinder page, where I have the sale.

Wishing you all good vibes!!!🙂

SUMMER IS HERE! AND SO ARE TROPICAL DRINKS! YAY!

Tropical drink are associated with summer and fun times. I love them!! Most of these colorful drinks are sweet and refreshing.

Inspired by the new Season, here’s a collection of my favorite beverages that I enjoy in a Hot Summer day! They serve to cool down and why not, as decorative pieces for your home bar!

I also included other pieces done previously, as commissioned paintings.

Enjoy your weekend!!!

PS. Prints are available here and the originals will soon be ready on my Etsy Shop

Q and A – Interview

This is a list of questions people have asked throughout the years, in friendly conversations and interviews. My answers without holding back are as follows:

15 - 1Where is your studio?

I have a huge living room with a breathtaking view of a lake and half of it is my studio. I get all my inspiration there.

What do you listen to when you are painting?

Most of the time, I listen to classical music; it helps me relax and get deeply focus. Other times I feel a need for loud Latin music, like Regeton and Salsa.

Are you a full-time artist? Do you see yourself painting for the rest of your life?

I’ve been an artist since I first picked up a color pencil, but I’ve painted since 2004 and Continue reading

THROWBACK THURSDAY!

I can’t remember when this picture was taken, but it was a loooooong time ago! I look so young!!!!:mrgreen: OMG!!!! Time flies!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Adding the Finishing Touches

 

How do I know when a painting is done?

Well, for me is all about feeling. As I go through the motions of applying each color, little by little layers are built on top of each other, revealing the work of art.

In other words, the harmony created by motion and color speaks to my heart letting me know to put down the brush.

The picture above shows part of a big painting measuring 50 x 100 inches.

By the way, you may also follow me on Instagram at art_by_awapara

My Own New Website!

I logged in with the sole purpose of posting this announcement and signing out, but it was impossible.

I browsed through the latest posts and came across beautiful pictures, wonderful stories and familiar faces.

Blogging and reading other blogs was part of my daily routine. It was fun. I loved the interactions and conversations.  I miss it! But I get to log in, once in a blue moon, and instantly feel connected.

Wow! my alarm just announced that is time to get ready for the gym! (It is 8:50 am). Yes, I started OrangeTheory! It is pure torture, but I love it!!

Now, the announcement… I have my own new website (again!). It took me a while to create it, but it was worth it. In case you would like to know, I used WIX. They have tons of beautiful templates. I didn’t follow any of them, because I had something more specific in mind.

Anyway, here is the link to my website: www.awapara.com to give you an idea how it looks.

You could also check it out through your mobile phone. I had to fix a few things, but now it looks good.

One of the reasons I re-designed my website was because I just started to take part in a local farmer’s market. It is difficult to take the big paintings to that site (even though I will try), so this way people who take my card would be able to see my other works. By the way, it was a great first time. I absolutely loved interacting with the people passing by. They got to ask me questions and I got to meet my buyers. It was a great experience and  I sold three pieces.

Got to go burn some calories!😀

Be well! Sending you all a big hug!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

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It’s been a while!

Hello People!!! I hope you are all well.

In my absence I got married, traveled for a few weeks and re-organized my life a bit.🙂

I had to radically change my habits. I am painting more and spending very little time on the internet. I usually find some time to upload new work to my website and post once a day on my Facebook page. Would love to see you around there!

I need to focus all my efforts on creating a large portfolio and keep on growing as an artist.

I wish you all the best in Life!!

Pati❤😀

PS.. here is my favorite wed picture.

Never Will I Depart

This poem was written by Wellden Brown, a very inspirational poet and a loving soul. You should check his site.

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Alcohol Ink Paper Pendant

Kim is a very talented artist. I love her blog. She is so creative! This is one of her pieces that she convert it into jewelry!! Such a joy!😀

Craft-Create-Connect

She is at it again folks… trying something new and different!

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Painting: Under the Blue Light

It took me a while to finish this piece, but it is finally here.

It’s funny how each piece takes its own course. This one took a while, and lots of changes. I took so many pictures that I was able to create a video, with all these frames. Watching the metamorphosis is unreal. If you would like to see it here is the link

Also, below is a wonderful poem written by Wendell A Brown, one of my dear friend of the web-sphere. You should go check his blog. He wrote it specially for this post. His words are a blessing to the world. Many thanks Wendell!


There was a certain air of confidence every where
The moment I began to feel his eyes embrace
I knew that this would be a fantastic piece
As I felt the soothing energy alive within his face
 
There actually was a surprisingly shy moment
Where he let his guard down allowing me to see
That though his image seemed so very perfect
I begin to feel a genuine and selfless humanity
 
One would see this painting when its finished
They would surmise that it showed so much more
But in the moments which  the creative spirit flowed
There was really one thing he let me know for sure
 
That He only agreed to sit down and let me paint him
Understanding within me there was a genuine real need
To capture this side of his truly gentle  wonderful spirit
Because he saw he could not hide his truth from me
 
That through the  gorgeous smile and handsome looks
I could see the true charade played with others each day
And he wanted to finally end his daily ruse with  life
Letting his seemingly perfect self slip so very far away.