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The Five by Five 2016


It’s here again. One more year. The Five by Five event in Downtown Tampa. This is the picture I’m donating to the event.  The caption reads: “Winters won’t change but you can.”  I heard this from Jim Rohn and it resonates with me, especially, in my present conditions. But on the sunny side, spring comes after winter. So, I’m cheering up in this unexpected winter season! He has something to teach me and I know whatever that is it’ll make me stronger.

Update: I went to the event last Friday 10/21. I met some dear friends there and we had a blast. I don’t know if the buyer of my little picture will read this but “thank you” and I want to add something else to better appreciate the illustration above.

Since this is a winter (of the soul) theme I kept the background black and the dress blue which is a cool color, in this case, it parallels with winter. The red hair is in contrast with the black background and winter blue (since red is warm) to show tenacity and strength that only comes from inside of us. Her gaze is of awareness and attention. She refuses to feel defeated and decides to carve her best semblance to weather the season.

Here, some more pics from the night.  The gallery inside of Tampa Museum of Art. Outside the museum: the illuminated water fountains and palms against downtown skyscrapers, and one of the new sculptures added to the outside of the building.

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Community Event


The Five by Five Event in Tampa is coming up again. It will all happen the night of Oct 16. The goal is to  raise funds for art programs in the bay area. It showcases entries from artists around the globe in a 5 by 5 format. Other artistic activities are going to be happening during the night. This will be my second year participating and I know it’ll be as good or better than the one before.



The Five by Five event. This is the first time that I have something on display. The event was held at the Tampa Museum of Art in vibrant downtown this past Friday, October 17. The event’s goal was to raise funds for the arts. The works submitted measured 5×5 and the cost of each painting was $25.

The night was splendid and there were many activities in the museum and in the Curtis Hixon Park (just outside the museum).  It was a night for the performing and visual arts; I am so glad I went and took part of this community event.


This is the little painting I submitted for the event. It is a fashion sketch and I decided to pick this one b/c of the easiness that evokes and the simple lines; the message fits right in.


20141017_213902 This was around mid way in the event. The artworks were displayed in white shelves. You can still see some for sale. This is inside the museum.


20141017_213935 Detail of the staircase. The gentleman with a kind of a basket on his head was playing a wind instrument. I’m not sure what it was and why the outfit. I didn’t have a chance to grab a program.


20141017_202441Detail of downtown Tampa. It is really beautiful here. Downtown Tampa is becoming a hot spot for community events and the arts. The atmosphere is great!


The Tampa Museum of Art is located on the banks of Hillsborough River and across from iconic University of Tampa.