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My name is Michéle P. Owens and I am a Visual Artist. My studio is based in Olympia Fields, IL (Chicago born and raised--South Side). I love to create in various mediums. Most recently I have been painting with acrylics. I love to create! To start with something so vague and distorted and then to end up with something that explains the vagueness or distortion is more than intriguing to me (more about me and my art later). I started this Blog as an extension of my website (www.michelepowens.com). It serves many purposes: a means of 'exhaling' while I work--to release the crowded thoughts that might interfere with the process of creating art; and as an online avenue for creative and expressive writing.
Let's see what will come from this..

Thursday, March 27, 2008

National Art Convention - New Orleans - March 2008

I have been in New Orleans since Saturday the 22nd of March for the national art convention. It has been AWESOME!!! The convention officially began today, but I have been exploring the French Quarter and other areas. I have so much to show and discuss, but not at this moment...it's 1sm and I have seminars to attend in the a.m. Just to drop a hint or two about the great time that I'm having...
Great food (except for the Popeye's on Canal street), smooth live jazz and other music, very kewl souvenirs, a Mississippi cruise, Mardi Gras World (opening reception sponsored by Crayola), shopping at Riverwalk, A N'awlins cooking class (Mmmm...pecan pie), working on mosaic murals for local schools, and my absolute favorite event so far...a glass blowing class. Pictures, videos, and drawings/sketches coming soon...to sleep now.

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