Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Featured Designs of the Day

Tanglewood Classical Music Festival
Promotional Poster
Roshina Hasan

Tanglewood Classical Music Festival
Promotional Poster
Roshina Hasan

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pet Adoption Event

The 'Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event', originally scheduled for September, will now take place on Saturday, October 14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Kitty Karma of Delray will be participating in the event. Be sure to check out all the adorable furballs!

Art Institute of Chicago

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will be holding a student recruiting event on October 26th at the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College. The event will take place in HU 101 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. All fine arts and graphic design students are invited to attend. Portfolio reviews will be conducted during that time.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

GoFundMe Campaign

Karina is a dear friend of mine. Her family lost their home of 25 years in Puerto Rico. The house is flooded and uninhabitable. Karina's parents are temporarily staying with another relative, but no one has electricity. Food, water, and gasoline are scarce. Looting has already begun as people try to stay alive. Leaving the island isn't an option as there are hardly any outbound flights. Karina wants to send supplies to her family in Puerto Rico. So I have started this campaign to help her. Please help share this campaign. Many thanks!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico experienced total devastation when Hurricane Maria hit. Right now, the entire island is without electricity. I'm making these neon and glow-in-the-dark bracelets to include in a care kit that will be sent to Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Hoping everyone is safe and sound from one of the most destructive hurricanes this year. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by Irma.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Kitty Karma Adoption Event: Saturday, Sept. 09th

09/06/2017 Update: Due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, the adoption event originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 09 has been postponed. Please stay tuned for future updates regarding this event.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Update: Mr. Hamilton

Mr. Hamilton has been renamed 'Paco' and is still looking for a 'fur-ever' home. If you would like a lovable companion please visit Darbster Kitty and open your home to this sweet cat.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Featured Artist

Good day to everyone,

Today I am featuring artist Vernon Grant, who is also an Associate Dean at Palm Beach State College. Vernon works with a variety of mediums, including charcoal, pastel, acrylic and oil paint, and watercolor. He enjoys spending time in his studio painting live models. I have included a few samples of his work in my post. Vernon's entire art collection is featured on his website.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Boba Milk Tea (and more) @ OoFusion

Happy Monday to my fellow blog readers,

One day while in the office, I overheard two of my coworkers talking about carrots and what to make with them. I suggested carrot juice, and then I got into the topic of boba milk tea with them. In case you are wondering, boba milk tea is an Asian drink made with tea (powder), milk, sugar, and chewy tapioca pearls. The tapioca pearls are also known as 'boba' and are a wonderful addition to milk tea. Boba milk tea is also called 'bubble tea'. The drink tastes great when chilled and served with ice. It originated in Taiwan and has become popular in the U.S.A.

I've been drinking boba milk tea for many years now but have never found a place close to my home that sold the drinks already prepared - until my sister introduced me to OoFusion. It's a shop that specializes in boba drinks, smoothies, slushies, teas, and dessert. I haven't tried any of their hot beverages yet, but the cold beverages are phenomenal! You can ask the staff to adjust the flavor of your drink if you prefer something sweeter or less sweet. Aside from boba milk tea, I regularly get OoFusion's Thai tea slushie. You can also get it in a regular tea form, but I prefer the slushie.

A number of my coworkers have birthdays this week, so I decided to treat them to the "exotic" boba milk tea at OoFusion. None of them have ever had boba milk tea before, and all but one loved the drink. My coworker who didn't like boba milk tea is more of a smoothie drinker, and I told him that OoFusion also sells smoothies. I also got everyone some dessert from the shop - a box of assorted macaroons that were eaten faster than the boba milk tea were consumed! So I'm glad I made the trip to OoFusion today. It was a wonderful birthday surprise for my coworkers.

Until next time!

- Lyra

The Wizard of Oz

Darbster Kitty - Part 2

Please visit Darbster Kitty for more information on pet adoptions.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fantasy-Themed Designs

Smoke Effect
George Zimmerman

Mucha Tiger
Gigi Jacobbe

Surreal World
Ellen Bryant

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Poster Designs

Jayson Halberstadt

CCM Festival
Christopher Smellie

The XXIII Winter Olympics
Alexis Workinger

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Musical Genres

The Best of Pop Music
Kevin Gayle

The Best of Jazz Music
Emily Goodwin

J-Track: Vocalic Super Hits
Thelma Quintanilla

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Numbers and Shapes

Shapes Repeats Itself
Jonathan Lockhart Jr.

Emily Goodwin

Design Repeats Itself
Sara Stemle

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Red Nose Day

Hello. It's that time of the year again. Get ready to put on your red noses to raise awareness and show support to help lift children out of poverty. Red Nose Day will be on Thursday, May 25th. You can get your red noses and other related merchandise at your nearest Walgreens. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Opening Night Reception

Two evenings ago I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception to Christopher Barclay's art exhibit at the Bruce Webber Gallery in downtown Lake Worth. It was a phenomenal event with close to 100 attendees. There was delicious food and an open bar. The artwork was the highlight of the reception. There were colorful abstract paintings, mixed media on canvas, and portraits on display. Each piece had its own story to tell. If you're curious to know, swing by the Bruce Webber Gallery and see for yourself. But hurry! May 31st will be the final showing for Christopher Barclay's exhibit.

Photo of The Barclay Collection

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Preview of Teresa Woolfe's Photography Exhibit

Orange Birch
Salt Lake City, UT

Cabin in the Sky
Great Smoky Mountains
Gatlinburg, TN

Sea Oats
Juno Beach, FL

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Photography Exhibit

Heads up! The newest exhibit is coming to town. The Gallery at Lake Worth will soon be featuring work from photographer Teresa Woolfe.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Help Save A Rabbit's Life

A rabbit is not an Easter toy. He or she is a lifetime commitment. Still want to get a rabbit? Think about this.

Artist: Penny Collins

Thursday, March 9, 2017

All In Startup

So many people dream of becoming successful entrepreneurs, yet few people are actually able to make their dreams come true. It's not because they lack passion, startup income, or support from friends and family. What happens is they start off doing business the wrong way and they don't realize their business model is flawed until they've drained most or all of their savings into a business that doesn't generate any profits. If you find yourself spiraling down this path, this book is sure to open your eyes.