Isn’t It Time You Got Creative
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh
In this world of stress and worry, isn’t good to know there are simple everyday things you can do to counteract it? One sure fire way is to do something positive.
Art, as we know, can affect us in many different ways. You can express your feelings using art. You can turn your negative feelings into positive feelings just by viewing something beautiful. You can unlock your fears and insecurities about creating by pushing yourself to do something that you have never done before, like picking up a paintbrush, coloring with your kids or photographing images that inspire you. It’s really that simple.
That is why I love the Creative Lounge and encourage you to find out more about it. The Creative Lounge, owned by Armineh Havan, had a ribbon cutting and grand opening on March 22. The Creative Lounge is an art studio with a twist! Not only does Armineh offer workshops and classes to kids and adults, she also offers open studio time when you can drop in and just “create.”
Here is Armineh’s promise and vision for anyone who comes to the Creative Lounge: “If you make the required investment in and commitment to yourself and the offerings at the Creative Lounge, my promise to you is this: To guide you along the path to discovering and embracing your true self, as well as providing you with the tools to communicate through creativity. To teach you that by providing the ideal setting, children expressing themselves through art can build their self-esteem and grow up healthy and confident with an increased freshness and joyful participation in life. To inspire you to see the world in color. To challenge you to not limit yourself to conventional methods and means and to experiment, explore and realize that you are limitless. To provide you with a relaxing and friendly environment. To give you the tools, support, environment, validation and reinforcement to live your dream.” Stop by today and see how creative you can be. The Creative Lounge is located at 2656 Honolulu Ave, Montrose. Or call (818) 636-0493. You can also reach them online at www.creativelounge.biz.
Please remember to mark your calendars to attend a very special ceremony at the Vietnam War Memorial in Montrose on Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. This will be a ceremony led by members of VFW Post 1614 and American Legion 288. This is an event for veterans, by veterans. The event, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, is a ceremony that includes a flag folding ceremony and other remembrances. If you know any Vietnam veterans or any veterans who served this country, pass this information along to them. Many Vietnam veterans who returned from the war were not welcomed with open arms. This is our chance to welcome them back as a community and remember those who gave their lives in service to this country. We hope to see you all out to support our veterans at the Vietnam War Memorial in Montrose at the northwest corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue.
“Montrose: Images Of America” is on sale now. A pictorial history book of Montrose by local historian Robert Newcombe is available for purchase. You can buy it at the chamber or any of our local bookstores.
Centennial April business mixer on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stay tuned for the location!
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Saturday April 13 at 8 a.m. at Vietnam War Memorial, northwest corner of Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue.
Supervisor Antonovich’s Annual Arbor Day ceremony on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. Special guest speaker is Sheriff Lee Baca.
Artwalk on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue.
Golf Classic and Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday, May 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Verdugo Hills Golf Course.