A Dash of Whimsy

When life gives you chaos

Don’t let it sit too long

Or else it gets sour.

Whisk in some self care.

Add a couple dollops of love for others.

Mix until it forms a soft dough.

With strength and precision, roll out the dough into an even layer.

Now sprinkle with hope.

Spice it up with some courage.

Then, roll the dough lengthwise to form a happy log.

Slice the log into even rolls.

Arrange the rolls in your pan to your liking.

And now for the secret ingredient,

That is often overlooked.

You could bake without it,

But it wouldn’t have the pizzazz that most palates are looking for.

So, before you finish your creation,

Don’t forget to add (Not too much!)

Just a dash

Of whimsy.

⁃ Mia Savant


Welcome to April Ponderbots!

The world is pretty crazy right now, and we’ve got to keep our focus in how to get through these times.

Last month we had the inspired artwork from the Online Open Mic and I want to thank each and every artist that participated. So much love and skill went into each piece, and you gave us a treasure by sharing it with us.

This month I want to be especially mindful about keeping our spirits up! While we are getting through this hurdle together as the human race, we’ve got to keep each other smiling in whatever ways we can. Join me in laughter and giggles as we view the upcoming artwork in this new series, A Dash of Whimsy!

Online, the applause is your likes, comments and shares. So, when an artists work makes you smile, be sure to “clap” in support of them!

Mia Savant

Kelsey Bryan-Zwick-Artwork – Online Open Mic

Long Beach & Whale
Mother & Daughter
Self Portrait with Wings

Artist:

A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick is a Spanish/English speaking poet from Long Beach, California.  Disabled with scoliosis from a young age, her poems often focus on trauma, giving heart to the antiseptic language of hospital intake forms.  Author of Watermarked (Sadie Girl Press) and founder of the micro-press BindYourOwnBooks, Kelsey’s poems appear in petrichor, Cholla Needles, Rise Up Review, Right Hand Pointing, Redshift, and Making Up, a Picture Show Press anthology.  Writing towards her new title, Here Go the Knives,

Follow This Artist: 

www.kelseybryanzwick.wixsite.com/poetry 

Instagram @theexquisitepoet

Diego Marquina – Online Open Mic


Artist:

Diego Marquina: To me drawing, painting, taking pictures  and writing is the perfect scape to a calm place in my mind were I can take distance and have some fun. I started drawing as a therapy, working on my mental health is primal to me, and should be for everybody. One day I published one of my drawings, and I started to get feedback that surprised me.

Follow This Artist:

www.instagram.com/diegomarquina

www.facebook.com/diegomarquinaart

www.satchiart.com/diegomarquina

www.behance.net/diegomarquina

Suryani – Online Open Mic

Woman On Cycling
One Moment in Time
Follow My Feeling
Photo Grafer
Right Here Waiting For You

Artist:

Suryani:

I was born at Banyuwangi East Java,Indonesia.

I have graduated  from Stiba University in Malang, East Java,Indonesia with a bachelor of arts degree in foreign literature and languages, I fell in love with art and I cannot stop loving it. I read a book “Everyone can draw” which motivated me to start learning how to draw, I then completed a private art course for 6 months, it turns out that I am an artist. Bali inspired me as strongly as the artistic blood is flowing in me. Artists such as William Hofker and Ton Schulten have inspired and influenced my style of art.  Aboriginal art also has had a profound influence.

By following modern arts and through self-development, I have finally became a consensusism artist.

Consensusism style is characterized by abstract geometric compositional works in balance with the roots of impressionism and the elements of shape, light and color.

Exhibition 2020

Group Exhibition Art Connecting Woman “In commemoration of International Women’s Day”

4th -8th March 2020,Grand Gallery,Arabian Court one &Only Royal Mirage Dubai

Exhibition 2019

Solo Exhibition at Royal Beach Hotel Seminyak from 1st March 2019 until 15th January 2020

Group Exhibition at Kaktus Art Space Sanur from 6th April from 21st April

Group Exhibition at Monkey Forest Gallery from 26th April until 26th May

Group Exhibition at Lv8 Hotel Canggu- Bali  from 26th July until 24th September

Group Exhibition at Studio Jaring ,Batu-Malang East Java from 15th  August until 27th

Group Exhibition at Hadiprana Galellery Jakarta 30th November until 22nd  December

Exhibition 2018

Solo exhibition at Café Des Ubud, Bali from 1st August until 30th October.

Group exhibition at Padhapa Art Space Jogjakarta  from 25th August until 5th September.

Group exhibition at Art Center Denpasar- Bali from 4th  November until 10th  November.

Exhibitions 2017

Group exhibition at Art Patio gallery Lovina, Bali, Indonesia from 4th March until 20th May

Group exhibition Bali art camping at Made Budiana Gallery, Loh Tunduh, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia from 8th April until 8th May

Group exhibition “Female artist” on June at Art center, Denpasar Bali-Indonesia

Solo Exhibition at Maison Aurelia Hotel Sanur, Bali-Indonesia from 17th September until 17th  November.

Group exhibition “Female artist” on 22rd December 2017 until 22rd January 2018 at Monkey Forest Gallery Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Exhibitions 2016

Group exhibition on January at Darwin, Australia.

Solo exhibition at Lestari Grill & Pasta restaurant Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia from March until November

Group exhibition on December at 501 Petitenget Hotel, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Exhibition 2015

Solo exhibition on April at Dandelion Restaurant, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Art Camping Darwin Australia from June until July.

Solo exhibition on October at Hotel Neo Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

Exhibition at Kaja Art Space Ubud, Bali, Indonesia from 12th November until 20th November.

Group exhibition at Gorontalo Sulawesi, Indonesia from 21st November until 30th November.

I had my first solo exhibition at the “Ginger Moon” Restaurant in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia from December 2013 until January 2014.

The second solo exhibition at Lestari Restaurant in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia from August until September 2014.

Follow This Artist:

Facebook: Woman Artist Suryani

Krista Doran – Online Open Mic

Intuition

Artist:

Krista Doran:

I have always loved creating. Inspired through the crafting of projects with my father. I started by drawing on everything in front of me, becoming more creative with each new medium I found.  I began lessons in the 6th grade, following through high school, continuing into college some years later.

My style has grown on it’s own. Journeying toward an enjoyment with acrylics, oils, charcoals and pastels. Everything in life is an experience: colors, textures, human forms, dreams, emotions are an inspiration of life.

 As a woman and an artist, I’ve enjoyed bringing the emotions and the wonderment of life into many different creations with vibrant color and blends of detail. Art has always been a passion and an outlet, but more than that, an escape and connection to life.

By taking my own perspective and using art as a way to process, interpret and journey through all the emotions and experiences I’ve had; this has helped me grow and tell my stories in my own way. Beyond my own stories and messages, I encourage everyone to find their own curiosity in all the beauty and ugly around us.  

Follow This Artist:

www.facebook.com/marblestudiosllc

www.instagram.com/marblestudiosllc