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
“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
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!
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
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
I have a vision. This vision will have something to do with me completing a task, project,goal, or dream. I will be splendidly happy in every way, everything goes perfectly, I love whatever it is that I’m doing, and then I realize that it is just a vision. I day-dream a lot, possibly more than a single person I know, I can not know that for a fact but I can assume. I live in my head, everything great happens there, plus it helps keep away the anxiety of another day in reality. Something I have recently discovered is I am only hurting myself with these visions, I simply do not have to put effort into actually accomplishing my wants and needs, if I’m dreaming about them and they are going so great. Basically, I need to start taking action steps to LIVE my life. Baby steps seem like a good way to start, everyone will tell you baby steps work, and if you are a Bill Murray “What about Bob?” fan then you should be convinced baby steps are the way to go. However, baby steps I find are just an excuse I use to not fully dive into whatever it is that I would love to be doing but too lazy to start. I am finally getting inspired to accomplish my goals, to reach for the stars, and to remember that I am capable of more than I even know. Which is why I am going to take big girl steps, adult steps, fearless steps, steps that will lead me to bigger and better things in this world that I have not experienced yet. I encourage every one of any age to step up to the plate for their own life, to put the effort into being happy, and to being able to say that no matter what fears I might have had I still went through with (whatever it is) and came out a better me then I was before.
By Tony Segale
Do you think about the words you put out into the universe? The words that you say to a friend, client, or co-worker. How about thoughts that you figure no one needs to know, they are just your thoughts, you can choose to share them or not. Do you think about what those thoughts are doing to you personally? I just read a book by the author Florence Scovel Shinn titled The Secret Door To Success. Based on the title I figured it would be a bunch of hocus pocus telling me to go buy a new desk and fancy chair because that will help me get prepared to make a million dollars, or something along those lines. However, it actually made plenty of sense and inspired me to have a positive thinking pattern. While reading the book I realized how all my insecurities and all those times I felt like hiding in a box in a dark corner were really just my negative thoughts eating away at me. Negative thoughts can tear a city apart, that is how powerful those thoughts are and little O’ Me (you) can be destroyed by them. It is time to be confident in all we do, no matter if it is our career, taking care of loved ones, creating a beautiful art piece, diving into something we have always wanted to do but too scared to start, or opening a new business. Be confident, sounds easy, but it can be incredibly difficult. Let’s start small, next time a negative thought comes to mind, or a bad memory, think of the opposite. A happy time in your life, a positive outlook on a bad situation, reasons why you should not be worried. All of those thoughts get you back on track even if it is just for the next ten minutes or for the whole day. Eventually you can train your brain to start thinking a different way, a positive, happy, confident and inspiring way. Let’s get INSPIRED!
Tony Segale- Watercolor