There are alignments and there is a bigger whelming (the calm version of overwhelming) flood. It is like I tripped on my own feet and landed face first into a new body. At first my face hurts and then I laugh & get up hoping that no one saw me fall. The blessings are the following: 2 new part-time jobs at Do-Art Incorporated and Creative 360, my first art piece sold in a “real” museum (“Good Knight”) at Studio 23 in Bay City, a brand identity graphic design project for Main Street Media Group and getting baptized a few Sundays ago. Dang!!
So here I am smelling roses. Like deep breathes of pink and peach colored roses. The scent will always remind me how far I have come in my most beautiful recovery. I have this strange new habit of taking off rose flowers and sticking them behind my ear. Like mother nature told me to mesh fashion statement and rose obsession at the same time.
This is my chance to give a shout out to my new friends that I met last night at the opening reception for Folk Art at Creative 360!! I was working the bar (an oxymoron) and met some fab fab cool new contacts/pals. This drink is for Sam, the kind smooth talker. This other drink goes to an AMAZING new friend…ummm…she is beautiful, taught me how to socialize, gave very comforting eye contact and loves loves loves medicine and fine art like me! I gave her my business card and I hope to hear from her very soon.
While volunteering, I wear a name tag when I attend events for Creative 360 with my full name and the title of Artist. It is quite entertaining when people try to sound out my last name and guess what it means. By the third try, I get to explain what it means and they are like “Ooooo, that is so beautiful”. I guess it a pseudo chance to interact with other new artistic souls. Check this out! My last name Deogracia is actually a real first name for the female gender. The Latin origin means “born by the grace of God”. I do hold to my heart and would place my right hand on the bible-declaring that I am here on earth for a reason. My purpose is to be a total package human. I can write. I can talk. I can complete artistic creations. I can go to the bathroom all by myself.
This blog has been running for a full year and I am going to renew it for next year. Wow! A year just slams by. Take good care of yourself and brush your teeth before you go to bed. Keep in touch and ultra please make comments! Air hug.
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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.
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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.”
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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