Dingo Love: Patient

Love is Patient: Prints are now available through my Fine Art America store. Click the pic for more details.

Love is Patient

Once upon a time, The Dingo noticed he was losing his patience in different ways which resulted in fussy and rude behavior and he did not like this one bit.

The Dingo vowed to always walk in love as best as he knew how towards everybody and losing his patience definitely was not a good example of this. If there was one thing The Dingo knew, it was that “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”* and it was definitely time to do something about it.

First, he started by looking up the word “patient” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and found this definition:

  • able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems or difficult people
  • done in a careful way over a long period of time without hurrying

After reading this The Dingo realized that being patient means more than just thinking about himself, it means thinking about others. It’s thinking about how a rude and fussy attitude could make someone else feel bad, it’s recognizing that others are worth our time and investment and most of all it’s about showing the same love and patience that we would expect under similar circumstances.

As you can see from the illustration above, The Dingo decided to practice patience with his inquisitive little guy by reading him a book called “How to Love Cats.” It’s important for The Dingo to not only talk the talk but he also knows the importance of walking the walk because you never know who’s watching and learning from your example.

Walk in Love.
Y.C.Lozano ©2014

The Dingo Walks in Love is a project that teaches lesson in love with the power of art, social media, books, pubic art, & random acts of kindness.

2012 YCL ART Calendars now available :-)

2012 YCL Art Calendar

The rumors are true. 2012 YCL Art calendars are here. If you are interested in purchasing one (or two or three…) You have the option of getting a signed copy for $35 or an unsigned copy for $25.

You can place an order through email, just let me know the quantity and whether you want signed or unsigned calendars. Then I will send you a PayPal invoice where you can safely and securely make a payment through the PayPal website. My email address is YCLART@gmail.com .

If you prefer to make payment in person, I will be selling calendars Dec 7th, 2011 during Art Walk at my studio (YCL ART Studio) from 6pm-9pm located inside of TAC II Studios 229 N. Hogan St. in Downtown Jax. .

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  🙂

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JAZZ FEST Random Art Drop on the Skyway :-)

As I got ready to go to JAZZ FEST on Saturday, I knew part of my time would be spent in TAC II Studios helping to keep the place open for visitors, getting some much needed time in the studio, and then off to listen to some awesome music with friends. While coordinating my plans, I decided to make the Skyway my main mode of transportation into downtown, and not only would I not have to fight to find parking or get stuck in traffic, but I would get to enjoy a nice peaceful & beautiful ride over the St. Johns River into our Urban Core. Then, I also had an epiphany: the Skyway would be a perfect setting for a  Random Art Drop in an effort to continue OPERATION: BRING ART TO THE PEOPLE and also a good way to encourage people to take the Skyway. I did a total of 5 drops this weekend and unlike the JAX ART HUNTS which are more specific on clues with the when and the where, the Random Art Drops are meant to be just that: random, but also spontaneous and unplanned. Both projects, along with many other local & national projects, work together for the same greater cause: to help share the power of art with the people 🙂

View of our fine city from the SKYWAY as I start my JAZZ FEST adventure 🙂

OPERATION: Bring Art To the People…

…(AKA: JAX ART HUNTS) was a HUGE Success 🙂

A work by local artist, Tony Rodrigues, strategically hidden near River City Brewing Co.

So, our first official JAX ART HUNT was last Saturday, Feb. 5th, 2011 and it was AWESOME! In less that a 2 week period the schematics & blue prints were developed, a web page went up, and at least a dozen artists were eager to participate and turned in work for this monumental event.

Some may ask, “Why is the JAX ART HUNT a monumental event?” The answer is this: instead of waiting for the people to come to the art, we are bringing the art to the people. As we all know, art is a powerful tool in any community. but it’s only powerful if it’s valued and appreciated by the people. Having a strong art community helps generate extra revenue into a city by increasing tourism, creating jobs, and elevating property values. Exposing people to art also stimulates creative & intellectual thinking which directly & favorably impacts test scores in every age group from elementary to higher education. But, those are just the minor effects that art has on a community when the real benefit is how it feeds the soul, inspires the heart, challenges the mind, and improves everyone’s quality of life.

The JAX ART HUNTS will encourage people to go out and actively support the arts, explore our amazing community, discover local artists and it will expose random people to the power or art. The artists who are participating and donating their work are directly investing in the future of Jacksonville. This is an amazing public art project that will continue to grow by leaps and bounds and the possibilities are infinite.

To find out how this local project started be sure to read: ART HUNT?! WHAT IS THAT?! & check out Chicago artist: Patrick Skoff.

To participate or donate to the JAX ART HUNTS, be sure to visit: Art in Strange Places for more info.

Be sure to stay in THE KNOW on Facebook at any of the following pages: Art in Strange Places, Arbus, or/and Yvonne C. Lozano

And/or on Twitter: Art in Strange Places,  or/and Yvonne C. Lozano