Tickling the Keys

We have a fantastic piano right outside our store that is attracting a fan club. As we go about our busy day, all of a sudden, WE HEAR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC ! People, young and old, of all levels of talent, stop to play. We hear jazz, rock and roll, simple pecking, and everything in-between.

This guy was pretty great and really enjoyed himself. I did too ! The City of Lancaster had a great idea!

 

Graphic Experience 661.945.1718 624 W. Lancaster BLVD http://www.graphic-experience.com/

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The importance of the hand written note

In this day of the social media revolution, cell phone texting, etc., the hand written note is rapidly becoming obsolete. Yet, how many of us still really appreciate getting that special card with a special personalized note written in it?

I know I do.

How many of us still have those special notes tucked away in a drawer to be taken out and looked at again and again ?

I know I do.

I really treasure the ones that are from people that are no longer on this earth and am really glad that I have saved some kind of communication from them, to see their handwriting again. It makes me “see” their hands and faces again.

I personally regret not saving more of the things that my mother wrote. I have plenty of things that my father wrote and I’m glad I still have those as both of my parents are long gone. I have a sister that has passed and I printed out her last e-mails to me and have kept them but it’s NOT THE SAME! I wish I had more things with her writing on it.

Anyways, the moral of my story is: in this age of rapid communication, please don’t forget to take the time to do something the old-fashioned way, WRITE a card or letter to someone you love. They WILL cherish it !!!
DO IT SOON !!!

 

Graphic Experience 661.945.1718 624 W. Lancaster BLVD http://www.graphic-experience.com/

 

 

GRAPHIC EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS THE IMAGINATIVE EDWIN R. VASQUEZ

Graphic Experience: photos, fine art, certificates, posters, needlework, mementos…

Edwin is a man of many talents, his work needs to be seen in person to be totally appreciated! We are pleased to have a special display of his works here in the Graphic Experience.  Come visit us.

Edwin, a self-taught artist and poet was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, in 1964. As a child, he grew up surrounded by art and color. Some of his first influences were Rodolfo Galeotti Torres, Oscar Sarmientos, Carlos Merida, Efrain Recinos. and many others.

His personality and style are represented in his art. His goal as artist is create something that makes you, the viewer, pay attention. He wants to captivate you with something different, colorful and exciting.

Most of his art pieces speak about everyday life situations: it is honest, free-spirited, colorful, and profound. His art pieces are unique and in no way intended to match anyone’s furniture !

His studio is located in Rosamond, a small community 80 miles north of Los Angeles.

TATA LALO

Nunca se lo dije Tata Lalo

en un tiempo cuando apenas se formaba mi destino

cuando buscaba héroes ficticios

y necesitaba alguien que su cariño me diera

usted estaba presente

vino a mi vida cuando mas lo necesitaba.

El día que el todo poderoso ponía a prueba su fe

su fortaleza

me dio tanta tristeza

por no estar a su lado,

pero aún de lejos

en mis oraciones le decía lo mucho que lo quiero.

Es mi destino

es mi martirio

el nunca estar cerca de las personas que amó

cuando se enferman

cuando se mueren

es que acaso es mi castigo

este maldito destierro.

Tata, gracias por permitirme conocerlo

por hacerme parte de la familia

por sus sonrisas

por sus ejemplos

en mi libro de la vida

usted es una Ceiba

es libre como el Quetzal

fuerte cómo el hormigo

valiente heredero

de la tierra de Occidente.

Esta no es una despedida

es mi forma de decirle lo mucho que lo quiero

pues ha sido como un ángel guardián

el padre que todos hubiesen querido tener.