I don’t care WHAT kind of start you had to this year OR how you ended the last…the HUSTLE is the same. So we CAN’T STOP!!! I’m not, and I’m only draggin’ folks for so long till I GOTTA GO!!! It’s ALL about the FLASH these days for me! I FEEL the Speed Force in me, with all the crackling lightening coursing through and around me! I can’t stay still…I CAN’T!!! The Hustle I speak of is the urgent need to fulfill a purpose, the one you were meant for. The side effects are the acute need to serve your purpose above yourself, and intelligently stride towards goals that light a path so you don’t have to slow down aka The Hustle Foot. The now embedded lesson learned last year in reflection was to guard the momentum of the Hustle generated. NOW you’re playing with POWER!!!
Posted by Fitzcarmel LaMarre On February 23rd, 2016
Hello, My Name Is Fitzcarmel Manuel LaMarre. I’m a local artist in the LOVELY City of New Bedford, MA. I’m a transplant from California by way of Miami, Florida. Today is the day Gladys Kerlegrand brought me into this world…here in Massachusetts. I was drawn here by the NEED to be closer to Family. My grandmother’s 100th birthday party swayed me. Also, since my daughter graduated high school and went back to Florida for nursing school (and family) I didn’t want to be alone without family. Instincts were right and we laid grandma to rest last year at 102.5. My father Carmelo rounds it up.
Posted by Fitzcarmel LaMarre On February 12th, 2016
ALL said and done…I’M HAPPY!!! The turn out was GREAT, so far some of Nik Ukleja and Suzanna Blake’s artwork sold which is REALLY the goal of these exhibitions! I enjoy showcasing art through curating and seeing the FRESH pieces, but uniting appreciation and support for an artist’s work is a GREAT FEELING!!! There were MANY familiar faces but I LOVE seeing NEW ones, ESPECIALLY those I invite!
Posted by Fitzcarmel LaMarre On January 19th, 2016
For weeks I’ve been holding on to confidential info about the grants and scoring on December 14th, 2015 for the New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC). I’m not much of a fan of having to keep ANYTHING bottled in…especially GREAT NEWS!!! I’ve been more giddy than anything. But NOW is the time! The CREATIVE OASIS: YOUTH ARTS PROJECT grant I submitted (offering FREE art sessions in New Bedford) HAS BEEN FUNDED!!! At this time I have yet to ask where my grant landed in the grand scheme of the numbers. All I know is it sounded like it received high scores from my fellow council members. I had to recuse myself from voting on my own and a few of the ones related to the Renaissance Community School For The Arts, of course. What I didn’t know was that I’d find out how much the grants would be receiving in funding. THAT’S when I perked up again!
Posted by Fitzcarmel LaMarre On January 6th, 2016
This year, The X will be submerged into an enchanted underwater realm. It’s the RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARTS II JOURNEY TO ATLANTIS!!! With help from a cursed painting “The Way To Lakshimi’s Heart” the members have opened a gateway to ATLANTIS! On Saturday, February 6th, 2016, join us in our first show of the year! View the arts of the Lost City before the portal closes!
Posted by Fitzcarmel LaMarre On December 29th, 2015
Hey, this might be my last post for the year, huh!?! HAPPY HOLIDAYS Y’ALL!!! I wish I could hug all of ya’! As 2016 and my second favorite holiday (NEW YEAR’S DAY) approach I realize it’s a wrap, Folks! Yet another year we get to claim as lived through, and it treated me well! I’ve covered a LOT of ground, learned a LOT, painted on my fair share of canvas, and took my public involvement up several notches. I have HUGE plans and announcements opening up the year and I have a TON to sort out and plan. BUT, I also make it a habit to look at old work to gain perspective from past years. So, for the Resolutions being considered, I have whipped up the last installment of the ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT SERIES based in Value!
Posted by Fitzcarmel LaMarre On December 17th, 2015
There are jobs we take to make money and there are jobs we take for the Love. Mixed in there are those gem projects that you’d do for free, but the Universe makes it a paid gig AND you get ALL THE EXPOSURE YOU DESERVE!!! I call those Catapult Projects! These projects, I feel, are rewards for following the right path (for yourself). These projects are the supports for you to get to that next level, as they test your resolve, skill and dedication to your goals! If your not ready, get ready. Once opportunity swings by, ONLY IF YOU’RE READY will it be able to be considered luck. Otherwise, it’s just another missed opportunity. If you’re not getting prepared for something, you’re gonna be late for everything.