An acquaintance of ours Professor Lei Weng, of the University of Northern Colorado, runs the Colorado International Piano Academy and Competition program and asked if we would help spread the word about their upcoming event. To visit the website please go to http://www.cipa.leiweng.net/ you’ll need to use Google to translate it unless you read Chinese. Or you can download the schedule of events here at agenda.pdf they are in English. Most of the …Read more →
July 2nd was the 50th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s death and so we thought it a fitting challenge to write in his style. Six NoCo Writers attended the latest Saturday Six Challenge. Gina Paoli won and received a gift card from REI. Read her story here and visit the Saturday Six page to read great writing from the other contestants.…Read more →
Gina Paoli, new NoCo Writers’ member, has started off well by winning the latest Saturday Six. The meeting was July 2nd, which also was the 50th anniversary of Hemingway’s death. So in the spirit of remembrance this meetings challenge was to write like Hemingway. We discussed his Iceberg theory, polysyndetons, and “what if” scenarios. Then we wrote. About an hour and a half later we had 5 completed stories, and one partial. The quality …Read more →
Cole Thompson’s studio was one of those out-of-town locations and so it had to be inserted into the Fort Collins Studio Tour map as if it were the Hawaii of Fort Collins. The long directions could scare away anyone concerned about gas prices but Ben and I decided to start our Fort Collins studio tour right there. We were intrigued by two things: the Angel Gabriel and Totonka (buffalo) Trail.
We had seen “The Angel …Read more →
One of my favorite scenes from a movie is from Independence Day. Will Smith is dragging an alien across the desert in a parachute, he’s just lost his best friend, he’s hot, he’s exhausted, the alien smells and then suddenly, in a fit of rage, he kicks the alien in the head and screams, “I could have been at a barbeque!” Well we were at a bbq and we did talk about aliens. We also …Read more →
When the storm finally blew over and the sea resumed its endless and rippling charm, the mood of the vacation turned strangely gloomy for Lea. But her two daughters were happy to forget those three panic days of toss and turn and throw-ups. Now, they would jump out of their bunks before breakfast was served; kiss their mother good morning then fly off to play with some new friends. Their pink dresses a …Read more →
Well, you’re kind of fat,” my doctor said. This was in response to me saying, ‘so I’m pretty healthy, then.” I wanted to say, “yeah well you’re short and bald.” I didn’t of course instead I just looked down at my stomach and asked, “Well I’m not that bad, right, maybe 10 or so pounds?” “No, actually you’re technically obese.” he stated. “You’re short and bald and you have yellow teeth,” I thought. “Oh,” is …Read more →
On March 24 2011, more than fifty design teams and over one thousand attendees from all around Denver Metro area gathered at the City Hall Event Center in downtown Denver to compete in the 7th Annual Paper Fashion Show. This fashion show was a fundraising event to support, DAVA, a visual arts programs for inner city kids. It had been growing in popularity since its inception in 2004. This year, it again attracted a …Read more →
Rob, the owner of Creative Spirits, once told me it was interesting that no matter how nervous and unsure people are at the beginning of a class within an hour or so the room gets very quiet as everyone concentrates on painting. It was true. At first, everyone including me, were laughing, joking and wondering how they were going to paint Georgia O’keeffe’s Red Canna, our painting for the night. When Angela Hopkins…Read more →
“I had such a good time meeting everyone and the talent of this group was amazing,” Elisabeth Abel, Artisan You co-owner and instructor for this class commented. Fifteen members of CCAS attended her Fine Silver Jewelry class Saturday, February 26th. Using silver clay – fine silver mixed with an organic binder which burns off during firing – the class made pendants and miscellaneous silver objects.
Elisabeth first taught the class how to make molds using …Read more →