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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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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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Lucy Casarez

Piano Student of the Month :: Lucy Esparza Casarez

January 26, 2017 Blog, Featured, Piano 2 Comments

When my piano student, Lucy Esparza Casarez completed our Classic Series Volume 1 Piano Book for Beginners in exactly one year,…

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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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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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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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Vina Curtis: "A Parade of Lilies"

Art Scene :: Nevada Watercolor Society Exhibit

November 28, 2016 Art, Blog, Featured 4 Comments

Every year on Thanksgiving weekend, my husband and I make the long drive from Los Angeles to North Las Vegas to…

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Renée Howard, Mosaic Muralist

Interview with Mosaic Muralist :: Renée Howard

November 20, 2016 Art, Blog, Featured, Guest Spot 2 Comments

Back in November 2015, I had the pleasure of learning about mosaic muralist, Renée Howard. My Arts & Education Committee of…

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Arcadia Contemporary, Drawn to Greatness, Pastimes

Art Scene :: Arcadia Contemporary “Drawn to Greatness”

September 21, 2016 Art, Blog, Featured 4 Comments

I was ecstatic to learn that Arcadia Contemporary‘s first exhibition at their new Culver City location will feature graphite and charcoal…

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Ignat Ignatov, Eye, Workshop, Pastimes

Guest Artist :: Ignat Ignatov Eye Painting Workshop

September 12, 2016 Art, Blog, Featured 2 Comments

With the success of Pastimes for a Lifetime’s June 2016 Portrait Demo + Workshop by Ignat Ignatov, we inquired if he…

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