Blogging 101

The first of my Communicate Better! series of workshops is this coming Saturday, April 1, 9–11:30 a.m. at Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama Ave., Ruston, La. The cost is $30. The gallery and gift shop is open 10–5 Wednesday and Thursday and 10–4 Friday. Stop by or call 318-254-3322 to register for the workshop. The subtitle of my workshop is “Keeping it Fun and Easy.” And it can be! So if you have been putting off starting a blog because you think it will be drudgery, come and find out that it does not have to be. Topics we will…

Communicate Better!

How might you use a blog to share what you know or promote your business better? Are the illustrations you are using with your social media and blog posts working for you or against you? How is writing a podcast or public service announcement script different from writing a blog post or a press release? What guidelines for creating PowerPoints will help you keep your audience awake and engaged? Everyone can communicate more effectively! My 4-part series of classes at Ruston Artisans will give you the tools you need. The classes will be fun and informative, and present effective, research-based…

Local Friends: Come!

Come this Saturday night, March 18, to Ruston Artisans at 203 W. Alabama Ave. in Ruston to hear my presentation. It’s called “Michelangelo’s Sisters: Rediscovering History’s Great Women Artists,” and it is fun, informative and challenging. You’ll even have a chance to win a prize! This is a free event. It will begin at 7 and run about an hour and a half–depending in part on you. I like questions and a bit of discussion along the way, and I have a few questions of my own. Yes, there will be a quiz! So come and check out what you…

Michelangelo’s Sisters

Did you know there was a time when women were not allowed to attend the same art schools that men attended? A time when a woman studying how to paint the human figure by painting a nude model was simply unthinkable? In fact, I do not know if Michelangelo had sisters, but I use that for my presentation title because many, many very accomplished women artists of the past were able to become artists only because they were the sisters and daughters of men artists. And some of them did learn to paint nudes! Did you know that one of…

Fashion Karaoke?!

Ok, I admit it. I have never associated karaoke with high fashion. But leave it to the Ruston arts and entertainment culture to innovate! This Thursday, Oct. 15, is the Third Annual Fashion Karaoke Competition. It will be an upscale event with great fashion, serious karaoke competition and prizes, and–here’s where I come in–arts and fashion vendors. The location this year is the Ropp Center on the Louisiana Tech Campus. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a one-hour social gathering. Karaoke competition begins at 7 p.m. and ends at approximately 9 p.m. with one intermission. Beverages and appetizers will…