Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Creativity is the ability to see that which is waiting to exist.” Anonymous

“Creativity is the ability to see that which is waiting to exist.” Anonymous

Topeka Artist Oshara Meesha is our featured artist for November!

Her interest in art was sparked with a Shakti Gawain CD on Creativity. After she finished a guided meditation on the CD, she got up and drew her depiction of “Creativity.” She never looked back.

She took a certificate in Graphic Design Technology in 2002. Now she is a student at Washburn in Technology Administration with a Visual Communications emphasis.

Her motto is “Art is Healing Art is Life.” Because of art’s healing place in her own life’s journey, she will always incorporate art in everything she does. When you meet Oshara, you will realize how seriously she takes her “Healing Art.” She wears her art, too! She has recently shown her work at the Aaron Douglas Art Fair, and the Quincy Street Conference and Event Center. She is thrilled and eager to show her work at Creative Corners Gallery!

Her favorite piece of work is the first acrylic pastel she made which she calls “Creativity Goddess.”

Meet Oshara Meesha at Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts on November 7th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm!

Meet Oshara Meesha at Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts on November 7th from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm!

Oshara’s healing art gives her so much pleasure that she placed “Creativity Goddess” over her Grandmother’s bed until 2008.

Oshara tells us she finds great joy and making and sharing her healing art.

Come meet Oshara at Creative Corners Gallery. Perhaps you, too, will find healing in the art of Oshara Meesha!

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Roads of Yesterday – by Linda Colvin Funk

You will enjoy the memories of growing up in the fifties! Linda Colvin Funk has written down 40 years of stories about Topeka, Kansas and farming near Nortonville, Kansas into one book. Some of her work has been published in Washburn’s “Inscape,” The “Kansas City Star Magazine,” and Reminisce and “Reminisce Extra.” Inside, among other photos, you’ll see their personal photos of Topeka and farming, Clay Street, the ’51 flood, and selling vegetables on the curb. The names and subjects of interest are: the Santa Fe railroad strike, Hayden High School, Holy Name Catholic Church, Mrs. Konrade, Mr. Walker and Jimmy and Tammy Miller of Charleston, South Carolina. I enjoyed my own memories of childhood for the few years I lived in Topeka as I read her book. It is bound well for many generations to understand Topeka in the fifties from the eyes of a child now grown. I bought one and will keep it for a long time! Five stars for the writing and the memories!

Linda Colvin Funk's book will last for years to come!

Linda Colvin Funk’s book will last for years to come!

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Meet Mark Bouton ~ Thursday, October 16th from 3pm to 6pm, at Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts in Topeka, KS

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Buy How to Spot Lies Like the FBI from Amazon.com, or meet Mark Bouton at Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts, Thursday, October 16th, 2014 from 3pm to 6pm.

I read Mark Bouton’s book, “How to Spot Lies like the FBI.”

Mark does a great job, discussing not only the tells that have been on countless TV shows and interviews, but reveals tips from his own experiences as an FBI agent. He explains the situations that got him out of trouble and the situations others have used to reveal the truth.

Mark’s book is a great read for writers wishing to expand their descriptive ability when it comes to fleshing out a character. He describes nuanced physical reactions that may indicate someone’s not telling the whole truth.

I’ve decided to buy a copy of this book for the Jim Overturf Writers’ Reference Library to be opened with our Writers Workshop Space in Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts at 115 SE 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. It is worth every penny for those who wish to improve their observational skills.

Karen Overturf

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