leaders go see art - be a leader
Best Leaders Learn from Art https://hbr.org/2018/04/the-best-leaders-see-things-that-others-dont-art-can-help
The gist of the article in the above link is that if you'd like to become more creative, go see art and discuss that art with people from different backgrounds. The best leaders see things that others don’t. Art can help by opening conversations about what you see and what others see.
The last few years, I've made an effort to go see other people's artwork. It helps me gather different ideas, see from new places. I love seeing how materials come together to make artwork. It's just a healthy mental thing for me to do.
Andy knows that my going to galleries and museums makes me spark…like motorcycles make him spark. Sometimes, Andy will go with me, but then we keep it to one gallery or a museum section. He knows what he likes and will give a chance to art he doesn't like and then we do talk about it.
If you're a leader, go see some art. Want to be a leader? Go see some art. If you'd like to invite me, I'd love to go with you! Let's be leaders! Let’s discuss!
Smiles with paint on my hands,
Pop up cat cafe - the art side
Blanco y Blanco's Jeanne made up a painting station for those kids and big kids that wanted to use stencils to paint their own cats.
I decided to take a few clip boards and pencils and ask the adults (big shy kids who would never try to paint) if they wanted to try sketching a cat.
I am proud to display two courageous as well as stupendous sketches of cats!!!! They each did a super work of getting the movement down of the cat or kitten they were watching. After all, that's what's fun about drawing - getting the idea on paper!
Applaud them along with me! I don't have their names and one left their sketches (which are going into my sketchbook, ja ja ja, as a fun memory of this day).
Pop up cat cafe - people stuff
If you're looking for cats here, there are a few in this post.
This post concentrates more on the space from our perspective of being human.
Abandoned Pet Rescue and Blanco y Blanco Gallery works very well together for this event. It was a joy!
If you've not yet been to a cat cafe - meWOW! Andy and I got there early to set up and meWOW!
The volunteers from Abandoned Pet Rescue (APR) determined that three adult cats, two just out of kitten hood, and a whole little of kittens had the personality to enjoy humans wanting to give them attention. The volunteers came in with the carriers, and we heard the cats before we saw them. Yoga mats, toys, a cat condo, food and water dishes, a corral were all brought out. The carriers were set in the back and opened. Slowly, the cats sneaked out...and found all the places they wanted to visit.
At one point, there were at least 50 people in Blanco y Blanco, all holding purring cats or kittens, playing with them, walking and enjoying them play with each other. The space never felt crowded - unless you were someone waiting their turn for a cat, lol! Most of the people treats were enjoyed while waiting for a cat to be freed.
Andy & I truly enjoyed the Pop Up Cat Cafe by Abandoned Pet Rescue. It was an easy fun afternoon for almost everyone involved, including the cats! I don't know how many cats were actually adopted, but I certainly hope a few were. Non profit shelters take note: if you can find a lovely space for a Pop Up Cat Cafe closer to Homestead, Florida, yes, we'll take my Goofy Cat Paintings and help your event!
Without further ado...the photos, lol!!!!
Cat Cafes -a tiny history
Cat Cafes began in Taiwan in 1998.
It's a way to enjoy cats in a coffee shop atmosphere. The idea is for people to be able to be with the cats even if they could not take a cat home. The cats would be out of the shelters and where they could be with people. It's a winning situation for everyone involved.
The upcoming June 1st Pop Up Cat Cafe is a once event. Abandoned Pet Rescue brings their friendliest cats to an art gallery where you may enjoy their company and some fun baked goods and coffee and teas. This the only Cat Cafe in South Florida!
Come and see Pop Up Cat Cafe for Abandoned Pet Rescue Org, Adopt a Cat
Saturday, June 1st, 2019, noon to 3pm at Blanco y Blanco Arts located at 1147 NE 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 which can be found at https://goo.gl/maps/bpFVHRvafeshgcBj8 and more info at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-cat-cafe-tickets-55483208771?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Can't make it there in person? Any Goofy Cat paintings sold online before June 1st, 2019, will still have funds donated to Abandoned Pet Rescue! See more here: https://www.angelinemarie.net/store/c8/Cats_Paintings_for_Adoption.html
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