Dorian, Above-Time brand ambassador, reframes himself.

Above-Time Celebrates One Year of Bow-Ties

Did you know bow-ties are all the rage? If not, then read on how Founder and CEO Carey Reddick, II has leveraged his evolving business around bow-ties and other accessories. Above-Time has been busy promoting and selling bow-ties and developing the brand during this past year, while creating a business model that celebrates community and explores creative …

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The Art of Bow-Ties: A Gallery Re-Brands

Carey Reddick II, CEO of Above-Time, Inc., makes friends easily. This attribute is a very good thing when one is launching a new and emerging retail business. Enter Alexander Salazar, art gallery owner, who is having a busy day. While Reddick sets up a store front display of bow-ties, Salazar is multi-tasking. As I interviewed …

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My interpretation of a windsurf sunset. Painted by me in 2009.

Leisure Imitates and Creates Art

Photography often inspires art, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture and even crafts. Photography itself is viewed as an art. Creativity is inspired using any type of media. This week's weekly photo challenge is Life Imitates Art , asking photographers to find artwork to imitate through a photo. Years ago, I used to dabble in painting and …

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Entrance to Art Building Sacramento State U

Dare to Enter: Thursday Doors

I recently discovered a fun, weekly photography event called "Thursday Doors" hosted by Norm 2.0. This is my first post and I am excited to present: ...the art room door at Sacramento State University. The campus has a variety of interesting doors, but many are of the "government-issue" variety, complete with the double glass doors. …

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San Dollar Art Sculpture at San Diego's Palomar Hotel

Ornate Coastal Culture

The Weekly Photo Challenge invites us to post a photo of something that can be described as “Ornate.” The word ornate conjures up the synonym, “elaborate," marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; Ornate. In the Palomar Hotel in downtown San Diego, as I walked around the lobby, filled with surf and coastal culture …

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Montezuma-Mural

Camera Lucida: The Colors of Life and Culture

I get to see amazing art work every day on the campus at which I teach. Lassen Hall, which houses the administration center on the Sacramento State University campus, sports this incredible mural, depicting the Aztec ruler, Montezuma. This mural, celebrating the culture of the Mexican people, was painted in October, 1978 by Ed Rivera, a …

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eucalyptus grove

A Fly on the Wall

Wall to Wall At my house, a fly on the wall has to contend with original art work and framed prints. I am very proud to display several original oils by my grandmother who was a prolific painter in her late 50s. Treva Maynard McCune, who was too humble to sign most of her 200 …

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