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Small Business Interview :: Picture It! Kids

Last year, I had the pleasure of teaching Mrs. Alexandra Swenson’s lovely daughter, Nikita. She was a natural with measurement and…

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Griffith Observatory+HollywoodSign

Art Scene :: Unsplash LA Expedition

February 14, 2017 Art, Blog, Featured 8 Comments

Pastimes for a Lifetime has been a longtime fan of Unsplash, an Internet Company in Montreal, Quebec that provides free (do whatever…

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JDRF, Pastimes for a Lifetime

Art Scene :: JDRF OneArt: Artists for a Cure

February 8, 2017 Art, Blog 2 Comments

As an aspiring professional artist, I am a firm believer that art can change lives and bring people together to fight…

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Zubin Grogg

Student Interview :: Zubin Grogg

February 3, 2017 Art, Blog, Featured, Piano 6 Comments

One of the privileges of being an Art and Piano teacher is staying in touch with my longtime students after they…

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John Brosio, Arcadia Contemporary

Artist Interview :: John Brosio

January 13, 2017 Art, Blog, Featured, Guest Spot 7 Comments

Starting the New Year off by interviewing one of my favorite artists, John Brosio was more than just a positive experience;…

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Mosaic Tile House Entry

Art Scene :: Mosaic Tile House

January 7, 2017 Art, Blog, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Towards the end of a delicious Christmas Day brunch with the family of one of my longtime art students, the hostess…

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Regina Lyubovnaya Oil Painting Still LIfe

Art Scene :: Regina Lyubovnaya Pop Up Show

December 28, 2016 Art, Blog, Featured 1 Comment

It was a treat to receive an invitation to attend a pop-up art show by one of my favorite oil painters…

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Arcadia 12x12in12 Exhibit

Art Scene :: Arcadia Contemporary 12 x 12 in 12

December 20, 2016 Art, Blog, Uncategorized 0 Comments

Exhibiting artists include: Nick Alm, Mary Jane Ansell, Daniel Bilmes, Jana Brike, John Brosio, Rob Browning, Michael Chapman, Alexander Chistov, Shaun…

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James Hollingsworth

Artist Interview :: Neil Hollingsworth

Thanks to a random Facebook post by a fellow artist, I had the pleasure of learning about artist Neil Hollingsworth and…

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Colors of Winter Reception

Music Scene :: SFV Arts & Cultural Center • The Colors of Winter Reception

December 12, 2016 Art, Blog, Piano 4 Comments

On Sunday, December 11, 2016 two of Pastimes for a Lifetime‘s advanced piano students had the privilege of performing at the…

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