Fine Arts Diploma

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Fine Art
Back in 2011, I decided to get my Art Degree here in America. I went back to school. Before 2011, I got a lot of professional credits in Arts and also in Accounting through DVC – Diablo Valley College. But for official degree I had to focus on adding more General Education classes. My Bachelor in Arts from Russia (1992) was not enough for American degree as I didn’t take neither American History nor History of California classes. And, I did not have an opportunity in Russia to take any other science such Astronomy or Algebra, Health Science or English Writing & Composition. So, I jumped right in and studied hard earning my degree.
 A couple of weeks ago, Hooray! Hooray!, my sweet diplomas finally arrived: one AA in Fine Arts and another one AS in Accounting. 
Something to celebrate, eh.. (besides those 100+ paintings that I crated in the last 4-5 years :0)!!!
Associate in Arts
But as I said in one of my articles for CWA Newsletter: it is never late to study.. and I want to add: to study more. Next week I am taking a workshop of one absolutely wonderful watercolor teacher Birgit O’Connor. I am exited to learn something new! :0)
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Making Art

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My CWA colleague  Robin at Blake Garden 

Me .. thinking

My niece is creating her music
My friend Vera Lysenko finishing her painting 

My son is creating a giant shoe for his Sculpture Class
Look at some people who create. Have you ever thought what is on their mind? I do, all the time. The
process of art making is exciting yet very personal thing either it is
painting, playing music, making a sculpture or baking and sawing.

Per Oxford
Dictionary, ART is the expression or application of human creative skill and
imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture,
producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power
But what is
behind that? The moment of “getting lost” in times, doubts and admiration, happiness
of the completion and an eternal question “could I do better?”..
I want to
finish this short post with one simple phrase, which probably the best solution
for Art Makers as well to the Art Lovers: 
Live To Create!


New Painting (on a top): 9″x12″ Watercolor on Paper

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul