Field Trips At Double Dip Gallery

Are you trying to find a fun way to educate your classroom on the world of art? Double Dip Gallery has a solution for you… a field trip to a fine art gallery & studio that just happens to serve ice cream. Your children will get the chance to explore the watercolors, pastels, acrylics, and gold leaf works of local talented artists. Interest in art varies from each age range, it is always something great to teach at any grade, but no matter the interest level, kids are not going to turn down the chance to get a scoop of ice cream (and let’s be honest, neither are the adults).
If this sounds like a fantastic idea for your school please feel free to contact Double Dip Gallery for more information or to book a field trip for your class. Field trips will be arranged by appointment so that we are sure to be available at your considered time.

Double Dip Gallery is located at 222 W. Pine Street, across from City Hall in Lodi, CA. 209-365-3344/

Field Trip At DDG

Getting Your Writing Flowing by Cynthia Morris

” Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.”- Madeleine L’Engles, award-winning author.

The above quotation is so true. I teach my students that writing doesn’t happen in their minds, it happens while they’re at the notebook or keyboard. You start with a gem of an idea, and through writing, develop that idea. Amateur writers make the mistake of thinking they should have it all figured out before they sit down and write. But what if you don’t even know where to start? I want to share a way to make your writing much, much easier. The method called ‘free writing’ has helped hundreds of my students and clients free themselves from ‘writer’s block’. With free writing, they’re able to get their words out on paper.

Free writing is a very simple way to write where you set your fingers to the keyboard (or paper) and go. Use these guidelines to try free writing.

* Choose your topic
* Set a timer for 15 minutes ( the timer really helps, trust me!).
* Go. Write on your topic without worrying about it being any good or even coherent.
* At the end of the 15 minutes, set the writing aside and do something else.
* Print it up the next day or hours later
* Make notes about what you want to keep and what you want to dump.
* Go back to the keyboard and keep tweaking until you have a something you can live with.

Cynthia Morris is a writer and teacher that offers help to those of us who would love to write, who have it in our hearts, but can not figure out where to start or go with it. She has some great tips that I know will help me with my writing abilities.

"La Attesa di Amore" by Tony Segale

“La Attesa di Amore” by Tony Segale

New Hours

School is back in session, the seasons will be changing soon (hopefully), and our schedules are being adjusted. Our new hours will not change much except: Tuesday, Wednesday,and Sunday we will be open 12:00PM to 8:00PM. Thursday, Friday,and Saturday we will be open from 12:00PM to 9:00PM. However, once Farmers Market has ended here in Lodi, CA we will be closing at 8:00PM on Thursdays. Thanks so much!

Dream of Innocence               by     Jeannie Vodden

Dream of Innocence
Jeannie Vodden

Artistic Quotes

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” Vincent van Gogh

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” Francis Bacon

“To create one’s own world takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” — Robert L. Peters

Stolen Dream by Monette Keil 24"x 40" Canvas Mix Media/Acrylic $425

Stolen Dream by Monette Keil
24″x 40″ Canvas Mix Media/Acrylic

Dancing Through A Dream

This coming up Friday, August 1,2014 will be the start of a new exhibit. The new star of the month is Monette Keil with her Acrylic Abstract paintings. Her show is titled “Dancing Through A Dream” and is opening on our First Friday Art Hop Night. Don’t miss out on being able to view some new art work and meet the artist to ask any questions you may have. The show starts at 6p.m. and Double Dip Gallery is open until 9p.m.

See you there!

Happy Hour

Who doesn’t love a happy hour? Usually you can get great deals like two dollar beers or half off well drinks, or if you’re not a drinker then you can partake in five dollar appetizers depending on where you are enjoying these snacks. Well, we got something even better for you, that everyone can enjoy! Double Dip Gallery is now doing daily HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS! $1.50 for a single scoop of our delicious Gunther’s special ice cream for the day sounds pretty good to us, and that is just the beginning, who knows what we will do next?! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook in order to see what HAPPY HOUR DEAL we are offering each day.

Sunflower by Jeannie Vodden  20" x 27" Framed Giclee Print

Sunflower by Jeannie Vodden
20″ x 27″ Framed
Giclee Print


Fourth of July is a great reminder that we are free to do as we please! Of course there will always be rules and regulations to what we are able to do or should do or not do, but just the thought that we are free to do the good that our heart aspires is a great feeling. In most cases we hold ourselves back from doing some things that might make us happy because of someone or something else in our life, but remember that you have the ability to make your dreams come true, to turn your thoughts and wants into reality, and you are free to achieve these goals! Putting a little bit of effort and possibly some hard work into your wants is always necessary but if it means enough to you then you won’t think about that part because you will be so happy with the result, even if the result is not what you thought it would be, at least you tried! Sometimes just trying is good enough to put a smile on your face. :) Happy Fourth of July!!

Key To Happiness By Jeannie Vodden 16" x 20" framed Original Watercolor             $475

Key To Happiness
By Jeannie Vodden
16″ x 20″ framed
Original Watercolor