Studio 23 Artist Collective “Haunted By Blood” Front Window Exposition Oct. 14 – Nov. 19

Public Arts Midland Official Selection Piano Project Art Plays 2020

Thank you very much for your recent artist proposal for the Public Arts Midland upcoming Summer Piano Project – Art Plays 2020!  As a committee, we were so encouraged to see the positive response from our community.  We enjoyed the originality and creativity of each artist proposal. 

We appreciate the time and effort you took to complete a submission, and we are pleased to inform you that your piano proposal was one of the selected proposals for our Summer Piano Project! As we are still in the midst of the stay at home order, we can not solidify our next steps quite yet. Please know that we will reach out to you as soon as we have more information on when we can begin the painting process. 

In the meantime, please be aware that the actual pianos we have may look a bit different from the application drawing, and you may need to modify your designs somewhat. As soon as we are able, we hope to get photos of the pianos to you so that you can get a better idea of what you are working with.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

Be well and take care! 

The Public Arts Midland Committee

New Shock of Newspaper Article

Wow and wow again!  I’ve sent in an article for the first time and got published on the front of Midland Daily Newspaper in central Michigan.  After research and collecting quotes, my “reporter”, graphic editor and copy editing came into play as to send a request on Facebook.  Sent it in to the news editor by g-mail with pictures in a word document and then didn’t hear back.

On a Facebook message I was tagged into a congrats to my name and Midland Daily Newspaper.  I didn’t know the location at the time until I went to the library to check out the article in their archive.  Bam!  The article made the “news”.

Getting a few extra newspaper copies, the three employees at the front desk were very excited that I did a story on the mural and snagged 5 copies for myself and others that were in the article.  Can’t wait to see where my writing leads off to next.


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Blind Freak Out

Woke up yesterday and whipped theses images out…I call them labor because they are my newest babies that I love no matter what they look like.  If you want to have one of my “babies”, feel free to check out my contact tab of the home page.

Manhood“Manhood” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print



“Double Nipple” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print

Breast Choice“Breast Choice” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per printTiredofScreaming“Tired of Screaming” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print


“Skinny Unite” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print

For Obesity

“For Obesity” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print



“Ab Back” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print


“Seeing Frank” by Heather Deogracia
8.5″ x 11″
Pen & Ink
$100 per print

Udemy Human Anatomy Study Sketches

Who knew I would be reverting back to my college Bachelor’s degree in Medical Illustration.  The on-line course requires three pages of anatomy to memorize (ummmm…right) and here are my notes for the past two dates.  Learning new and stinging my past memory skills.  Promise to keep posting notes and sketches for this certificate program in Character Art Design on



35th Annual Midland Artists Guild Juried Exhibit Award of Excellence

Here it stands!  My very first art piece name “In Deed Roses” receives my first ever award from an exhibition!  The prize was received at the opening reception of the 35th Annual Midland Artists Guild Juried Exhibition

Auto shock came over me when the announcer and jurist were ready for me on the stage for the Award of Excellence.  I must admit I got teary eyed on the way up and in no way was expecting it to compete with over 100 works on display.

The piece spills down with blue transparent acetate rectangles with 45 different figures spreading vertically and horizontally.  Each individual idea for the poses came straight to my brain with no sight.  The artwork hangs on a silver frame 6 feet above the ground.

The award came with a cash prize of $100, gift restaurant certificates from Stacker’s Grill & Cafe Americano.

Free admission to see the exhibit Creative 360 Art Gallery in Midland, Michigan running April 5th- May 12th.

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Whole Indeed Roses
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Midland Artist Guild Juried Show 2019

As most know, I have no children or plan to in the future.  This piece is my expression of what I would act like if I was to be in the delivery room.  There are seven heads: really coming from my branch of personality reality when I freak out or in pain.  Being nude also freaks me out!!  Feel free to comment or like!

“Laborous” Graphite 26″ x 28″ $250


Character Art Design School on Udemy

Can you say draw for six hours a day everyday?  Ouch!  This time I have really gone bonkers on my new certificate course with 119 lessons and over 230 hours of lectures.



Already have a load of homework and it thrills me to no end!!  The art “themes” I am drawing is at 45 items and range from high heels to sunglasses where I need to spend an hour with each one in different angles.  Took me four hours to draw over 200 tries trying to get the high heels just right!

My work is critiqued by other students and the teacher!  I can’t move on until I get all my work done!  Yikes!

In my overall theme, 6-8 hours three times a week, I have to work on my overall imaginative character and I picked a woman giving birth.  Ironically, I have no children yet I love hearing stories about the emotions involved.  Lots on even talking or bringing up the topic with my friends.  Even can digest all the horror stories!

Good thing I studied embryology in college so the topic does not freak me out.  Having a child is a miracle and I think my work will show that it is worth the pain in the end.  Planning on including the dad, doctors and nurses for sub-characters.

Promise on keeping you full of my work as I go along on this journey.  Taking a slam 5 years in medical science or “Medical Illustration” is what I earned with my Bachelor of Science degree is in.  Thought the fine art Bachelor of Arts degree also helped me along as well.

Wish me good luck!  I can only get freakin’ better right?

Dino Sketchy

Sitting in my sister’s living room and practicing a new technique of crosshatch.  It pretty much is a new shading enlightenment and something I found in my first Drawing book.  I now play more with shapes and how to use my strokes from left to right in a upward motion.  I spend time Reading 20 pages of books about art is ultra important to me in recent years.  Yes Art Nerd in the house.