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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wishcast Wednesday : What is your hearts wish ?

Greeting & Salutations ! Fellow Wishcasters and everyone who should be a Wishcaster , Welcome!!!


     It has been so long since I wishcasted with Jamie Ridler and the rest of the Wishcasting gang . How have you all been ? I have missed you all . I look forward to headin' over to everyones blog and wishing on to others as they wish for me also. Well lets get started with this blog post , shall we...

 Jamie Ridler asks , " What is your hearts wish ? "

     Well I would have to say , considering I feel like my dreams are starting to happen and I feel its taken me a very long time to get to this point in my life , I would have to say , my hearts wish would be to continue to break my fear of thinking its all impossible , because it is possible , Im doing it! I can't believe it sometimes . All it takes is the work and the desire to get yourself out there . I never thought I was a photographer . I have always loved taking pictures and filming, but I didn't think I had what it took to do photography and incorporate my mixed media art skills I've learned here online . This last friday on June 22nd of 2012 , my photo art , as I like to call it , was displayed at an art show called Chocolate and Art. I was so excited that I had been chosen to be one of the underground artists of Los Angeles . There was so much amazing , talented artists there .

All the art was beautiful , interesting and reasonable . We all were pretty much selling our work between 45 to 200 dollars . The crowd was a great group of people . Havin' a good time on a friday night after a hard days work . I felt like I was in , " The Mix ! " as its told . haha!     

The Chocolate & Art crowd.

     We had a great time , and it wasn't called Chocolate & Art for no reason , there was chocolate alright , all you can eat fruit and cookies dipped in the waterfall of Chocolate , as my hubby Dave here demonstrates , he's the guy in the cowboy hat . : )

Dave gettin some chocolate yum!

     All in all Im discovering alot about myself . That I just need to start believing in myself just a little more everyday . The positive energy that I surround myself with , whether it be my people who inspire me or my art , I have found that the key is FOCUS . Keep locked into that focus and just run with it .

     So there ya have it Wishcasters ! Thanks so much for stopping by . I really appreciate it . I have missed talkin to all of you , I've been so into my dreams lately in a way of finally saying I got to make them come true now .

                                        Until next time ,

                                                    MaryAnn K.

lady walkin toward my art !

                    P.S. As you wish for yourself I wish for you also! : )





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hey Everyone ! Just keepin' you posted on what I've been up to!

Greetings and Salutations! Again been a while since I last posted . All I can tell ya is it has been crazy! Between all my film projects and all my craft projects I have had barely anytime to get on the computer. My emails I was behind on , now Im just coming by to just let everybody know Im still alive and kickin' LOL! I am working on the long and awaited stuff I've been wanting to put on my etsy . Its been so hard to finish them all , but there all so cute! Above is a picture of all the stuff Im workin on. The skeleton couple is for a backpack bag Im doing and then theres my Sketchbook project . I will be back to post how they are all turning out. I hope your all tryin' to make time to do your art . It is so important , trust me I know.

Thanks for listening as always , it means alot!

Muah! XOXO


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wishcast Wednsday : Where do you wish to be Fierce?

Hello Wishcasters! I made it to do this twice in a roll , Im on a roll! How are all of you? Well everything is well on my end , just got alot of projects going on. One of them being The Sketchbook Project . Im so excited about this , because it is a limited edition , part of my sketchbook goes in the book that will be published this year. I will keep you posted on when that comes out so stay tuned for that. Now on to wishcasting with the amazing Jamie Ridler ! Today Jamie asks us, " Where do you wish to be fierce?" Well that is a good question! I wish to be fierce on everything I embark on like : being a parent,a grandparent,a wife,a sister,as an artist. Thats pretty much it in a nutshell. : )
I have missed you all wishcasters , you are all such great gals , I cherish you and Jamie! I hope to keep this going and do this every week again like I use to. Until next week :

As You Wish For Yourself , I wish for you also! XOXO!

Here is the How to video I did on My sketchbook project enjoy!

Until next time , remember to treat yourself to a little art through the hussel and bussel of life.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

Greetings & salutations ! I haven't blogged in so long . So sorry its been what feels like centuries since I've been here . My life just got crazy with my film world.
When I started the New Year with my art buddies at The Hive gallery, I felt this amazingly , overwhelming excitement of so many cool things to come ;not realizing
that the feeling I was having could easily turn the other direction in an instant ;
without me even seeing it coming for a second . It was sad because , all I want to do
is make something so grand , and bring artists and like minded people together for the cause of getting our art out there to the masses , but theres always this purple haze that comes over some people that makes them sweat you , and the next thing you know you are hated , and told you are taking advantage of them , or don't give them the respect they deserve . I got all this on the January 2nd , thank God New Years was amazing! I hung out with my friends , and we all were in agreement that this documentary that Im doing is gonna open some doors . I can honestly say they all believe in me and that feels good! They also don't for one second believe I am taking advantage of them in any kind of way , and they're all so giving as well. The person I was working with on this documentary, basically decided to get out of the partnership, told me they did all the work and that it was theres . This is of course not true , I had invited them to join me on this quest , because this person hadn't done anything in about 3yrs , I wanted to help them out . Im glad , because of all the positive feedback that came from it,this person now believes that it came all from them and only them, but I worked very hard to get the project so I stand by my argument that this baby is mine! Luckily we only did one artist so worst case , I could redo the first half and explain to the artist that I have to do her part again , I think she likes me enough that she would understand , so Im not to worried , but my point being , don't let anyone stop you from your dreams. I realized that I am feared, envied , hated , and all this comes with the territory when you create something that is pretty real . I know that in order for me to continue this quest I must put aside all my own fears and doughts and not be afraid and believe in myself , trust in my own heart , that I am on the right path . I feel bad for the one I must leave behind on this project , she is an amazing artist herself , it is ashame she feels this way , but to just give what I know I worked so hard to get for months , to prove myself to all the artists I was filming , and finally get to do a documentary on two artists I had took the time to find , that was all my work and I can't give it away.Thats what I would be doing . So I stand my ground on my dream , my art , my project . A new year with others that fear , I no longer take the burdens of others, been doing that way to long . I guess you can say thats kinda my new years resolution

The person who pulled out ... is my daughter Krystal...I have told you about her
well her darkside is back with a vengence , shes out for my blood , but whatever right... I just let that go and stay away and I as usual will be ok...

Good things are coming for this year , lets hold on tight and get ready for the wild ride
of 2012 !

As always thank you all for listening , it really does mean so much to me , I sometimes feel
very lonely in this world , but its nice to know your hear. : )

Mary Ann K