Friday, May 20, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-ITALY






Our first day in Florence was wonderful.....with the exception of the international phone plan I PAID for before I left is not working and cannot be activated. The phone # they texted me to call with my error code cannot be called from Italy!!!




We are all snuggled into our rooms at Hotel Boccaccio......





My little room is  the size of the servants quarters in the old days......about the size of my laundry room at home, but it is cozy and quaint and quite sweet.



My first Italian cappuccino.....




The  ceiling of our little coffee shop.......



A quick visit to the Il Duomo di Firenze, before it started pouring rain....tomorrow we will go back for a slow stroll. Time to tuck into bed with a journal and some watercolors!!:)


A Thought for Today.....
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
Unknown



More Tomorrow........














Thursday, May 19, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-ITALY




The 3 hour security lines the news warned of was only 20 minutes for us, so we were through security with 3 hours to spare.


So.....lunch at the Chop House with Joan Fullerton and Judith Babcock.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-BUTTERFLIES



ITALY BOUND TODAY.........!!!!!!!
 STAY TUNED.....
I will be sharing my journey with you here!!

A Thought for Today.......

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.

Unknown



Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-THE MIND



YIKES....tomorrow I leave for Italy!!!!
I know, I know....I sound like a kid waiting for Christmas, and most of you have already been to Italy....probably multiple times....but remember how excited you were the first time??

A Thought for Today.....

A mind that is stretched by a new experience, can never go back to it's old dimensions!!

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Monday, May 16, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-REINVENTION


TWO days until ITALY!!!!! I am packed, almost finished with last minute chores in the house, 
and planning to PAINT with actual brushes and palette knife today, to get back in the swing of that since I have been mostly Pouring...........................

A Thought for Today.....

I'm on the hunt for who I've not yet become.

Unknown

I love this, and I love that every day we get a chance to reinvent any part of ourselves or our lives that we are not pleased with......or just add something new and exciting in. I am personally fascinated with reinvention!!




Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Daily Thoughts from the CEO of Where ART Lives-FOREVER





 A Thought For Today..

 STORMS DON'T LAST FOREVER!!:)

I know, I know.......not at all a NEW concept...but still we need to be reminded.....I needed to be reminded!



Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Governer's Park)
Denver, CO 80203


Friday, May 13, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives- FEAR



FIVE DAYS TO ITALY AND COUNTING.....


And...I cannot see my kitchen counter......




But I finally have time to think long enough to get EXCITED!!!!!






A Thought for Today......

 EVERYTHING you want is on the other side of fear!!

Jack Canfield



Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives

http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com




Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-SAY YES

A Thought for Today......


If somebody offers you an amazing OPPORTUNITY,
but you are not sure you can do it, SAY YES then learn how to do it later.


Richard Branson


Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-ACTION

A Thought for Today....

"A Real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided"


Tony Robbins


Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Friday, May 6, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives.....Mindset

Oh my goodness, I can hardly believe it is May !

Another month and we will be halfway through 2016!! I was recently reviewing the goals I had set for this year. Some of them I have already achieved and others I have not given a moment's thought to since writing them in my journal last December.

Fortunately spring is yet again a time that we consider one of fresh starts. I used to think that was odd, it's like New Year's all over again with everyone talking new beginnings and goals. What I realize now is that about halfway through the year we all need a kick in the pants as the motivation and discipline has likely begun to wane.

For many, Spring also brings excitement about summer travels. A change of scenery is therapeutic for every soul, but I believe it is essential for artists and creatives. Often our work is solitary-and the walls can close in and our view of the world can shrink. Travel expands our hearts and minds and reignites every one of our senses.

Many of you have traveled to beautiful places in recent years and I have been so thrilled to follow your journey online, living vicariously through you!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

I'm getting ready to take a 12 day painting trip to Italy. This is a trip I have dreamed of for 20 years. I am so excited and will be blogging while I'm gone, sharing my trip with you.

I realize that not everybody can take a trip out of the country or even out of the state but an effective change of scenery can be as small as a different room in your home. Along with my hectic work schedule I am going to school right now and I recently spent about two weeks of 14 hour days at my desk. I literally thought I was going to go crazy and could not take another moment.

Knowing myself well, and how important atmosphere and surroundings are to me, about 10 days in I decided to work in my dining room instead of my home office. I turned my chandelier up as bright as it would go, placed myself in a chair facing my candlelit buffet with all of my beautiful trinkets and my beloved art collection. And of course, put on some Italian music!!

My entire frame of mind shifted-I kid you not!
Life does not have to be mundane even if it is basically the same.
Be cognizant of the tiny little changes that can cause a great mind shift.

What works for you?

 I would love for you to share in comments what helps you to have a positive mindshift.

 fino alla prossima volta! (until next time)

Thought for today....

 KNOW THYSELF!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-MOTIVATION

Thought for Today.... 

People often say Motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. 

Zig Ziglar Sincerely,


Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258

Monday, May 2, 2016

Shared from from the CEO of Where ART Lives- PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE



Today I am thrilled to be introduce you to a woman who has greatly inspired me, as well as many  others...JULIANA ADAMS.

She is not presently a PAINTER (who knows what the future holds?), but is a sister artist in the creative arenas of WRITING and FILM.





Juliana is a collector of my work, but more importantly, she is a veteran in the nursing field (50 years) and has just released her passionate, powerful new book,

"The Joy of Nursing, Reclaiming Our Nobility"




My tiny little part in this project in addition to moral support over a few long lunches, is that Juliana chose one of my paintings for the cover of her book and documentary. 


 From the press release:

The Joy of Nursing has the power to reinvigorate each individual nurse’s discovery into choosing to be the nurse they need to be. This discovery supports the evolution of what is needed by the profession to meet the exciting opportunities open to all nurses at this time in history!

Drawing upon her own experiences in academic, leadership and hands-on practice, Juliana has “walked the walk.” Be inspired and enriched by her journey … and yours.

Read more about Juliana and this wonderful project at 
http://julianaadamsinc.com



Juliana's book speaks to the deepest part of your heart, whether you are a nurse, nurse in training, doctor, or have at any time been a patient, which I believe is the case for most of the population.

Last night was the official launch party, and today, you can purchase this book on Amazon, or through Juliana personally HERE




Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
Boarding House Studio Galleries
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill)
Denver, CO 80203

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Shared from the CEO of Where ART Lives-DREAM



  A Thought for Today......


  OUT-DREAM YOURSELF!!!!

  Unknown



Sincerely,
Kimberly Conrad
CEO/Where ART Lives



http://KimberlyConradFineArt.com
http://CoastalLivingArt.com
http://kimberlyconraddailypaintings.blogspot.com



LIFE - ART - BUSINESS


Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery
220 East 7th Ave (Capitol Hill) #10
Denver, CO 80203
303.881.2258