Kick Down the Lights, Camera, Action Baby



Stand here.  Look and speak to the camera.  Pronounce your words.  Explain your artwork to the audience.  Hmmmmm. 

Looks like Heather D. did the impossible dream.  Yep.  TV baby.  TV.

There is a fundraiser event on the local news that is going to take place for the next two weeks.  Creative 360, a local gallery and school for artists, was looking for someone to present their work and explain why the classes helped them in the series of “Express Yourself Art Shop” lessons.  Being the art nerd I am, I was able to collect all my art work from my 2-dimentual and Acrylics classes.  In addition, I brought my own personal collection of work I have done in the past three months or so.

For fun, I took a few pics of all the art projects I have been working on.  Actually there are piles but I know where everything is (not a hoarder, please don’t label as the such).  I selected about 20 or so to show the director.  Little did I know that they were going to put these art sketches on the wall behind us.  I thought I was just bringing them to just show the director my type of work. 

Pretty much went picture by picture of what the image is and what my theory was behind it.  That is the fun point in my brain.  Most try to guess what my art means, but when I spit out my “truth”, they look at me like I am crazy.  Oh well.  I’m crazy.

The interview was only like 15-20 minutes long.  I was able to introduce myself and talk about how the classes were challenging and awarding at the same time.

Stars in my eyes.   Hmmm.  Maybe someone in Midland will stop me in the street and want my autograph.  Now that would be EPIC.




Published by heatherdeogracia

On the first day of my job, I walk into a production studio to hand in paperwork. A young gentleman stands up to shake my hand when I walk into the room. "Wow! You are tall." he states. I point to my heels of my shoes. "Wow! You are short." Laughter lights up the room. Matt Damon San Francisco Clear Channel Radio With an electric soul of an artist, Heather Deogracia, has an interesting personality that uses her manic branches of her mind to express her sense of humor, expand the creative hourly illustration addiction and continually read big books about artistic principles, elements and glorious techniques to feed her intellectual capabilities. “With a splash of color and chemicals in my brain, I have to clean it out once a day or it must flash flood my other organs.” Heather Deogracia Proud to start staging a background of her latest achievements, Heather was on the front page Sunday Feature in the Midland Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016 and is an Award-Winning Fine Artist for the state-wide competition Legacy Trust Award Collection for the past three years in a row. She displayed in over 30 exhibits and fundraisers in the tri-city area over the past four years. She has earned a 2017 Leadership of Bay County Achievement Award from Studio 23 and a Midland County Art Letourneau Award for "Collaboration and Creativity in Community Support". A harshly educated woman, Deogracia spent five years to earn a double major Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Medical Illustration in Pre-Medicine and Fine Art at California State University in San Bernardino. At the same time period, she held down three jobs as an Intern for the District Attorney, Graphics Editor for the college weekly newspaper and created the Peer Health Education program. Her artistic talents covered in the fine studio art requirements included painting, color theory, graphic design, photography, figure drawing, advanced drawing, watercolor, sculpture, illustration and art portfolio assignments to keep work organized. In the sciences, she has a background in chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, advanced human anatomy and psychology, biology, genetics, comparative animal psychology, marine biology and medical microbiology. Currently, she has been an art instructor for workshops for the past year for Creative 360, teaching private art lessons and writing a graphic novel soon to complete by the beginning of 2018 named Heather Hurts Inside: Illustrations of a Broken Human. The new true story is about a suicidal bipolar woman that is prescribed Ritalin at the age of 38 and she reverts back to her glory days of her life. The truth is that no one knows the past is killing her mind.

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