Wednesday, May 11, 2011


…..of Woodbury University’s Department of Graphic Design for the most amazing exhibition of student work.  You will be astonished at the range and quality that is being produced by these talented & creative students.

Enter a world of wonder…

This thought provoking installation ‘HOPE’, a degree project by Elizabeth Sweeney will greet you as you enter a world of wonder…..


Me, Sue Vessella, Rose Nielsen, Senior Development Officer and Kenneth Nielsen, President


Senior Sose Ohanjanian (center) discussing her moving installation ‘FREEDOM of SPEECH’.

This lyrical work speaks of the  use of poetry to compensate for the lack of freedom of speech.

Sose, who has worked for me is as sweet as she is beautiful and talented.  Keep and eye out for her as she’s definitely going far in her career.






Discussing Photography

041 Getting crowded…...and no wonder!


Lots to inspect!


Some of the work you’ll see:


Package Design

Graphic Design

Logo & Identity Design

Advertising Design

Entertainment Design

Screen Printing

Professional Practice

If you need a logo for your company or complete identity design you’ll do well to hire any one of these talented designers.


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There is no avoiding the pull of the internet, the blogs, the YouTube imaginings. It's as if we're all 'On the Road' with Jack Kerouac each in our own world of meanderings. When we tell someone to 'get a life' it might be a bit difficult when you're dragged into other people's 24/7.

I've come to realize two foundational principals, there are no accidents and everyone has a purpose. More and more I'm desiring everyone to come into a full realization of their purpose as we all find our way on this little jewel of a planet.

For me, as a professional 'Western style artist', I stumbled into Chinese Brush Painting after a trip in 1980 to Monet's home/garden. Seeing all of his collection of Japanese woodblock prints was an ahh haa moment for me and when I returned to the States I started painting in the Chinese manner and never looked back. The first year was extremely painful for me as I felt that I should be able to master the technique since I was a 'trained' artist. Not a chance ... that just gets in your way.

Now, after teaching close to 3,000 students and having my book 'The Ch'i of the Brush' published by Watson Guptill, I can say that every one of my students does better their first day than I did my first year! Why? Because I insist that they leave their critical parent outside and just enjoy the journey, respecting the work that they do. I never let anyone throw anything away because that just ingrains frustration and defeat.

We really only begin to learn when we stop and figure out how to 'save' a painting. It works every time.I am so proud of my students, their receptivity and eagerness to express themselves is a continuing blessing for me.So, back to finding your purpose. Perhaps it starts with realizing 'it's not about me'. It so easy to want our needs met and to filter everything thru this attitude. When we realize that we're here to be of benefit to every life that we touch the universe really provides the ways and means.

The best part is that it's really exciting to not have yourself on your mind all the time!I'm re-reading a wonderful book about authenticity and in my next meandering I'll tell you about it. In the meantime I'd love to hear about your journey and am here to answer any and all questions about Chinese Brush Painting.