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IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #9. “Well, at least I never – “

By | October 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

You never? Uh huh. This phrase is a way to shift attention from yourself, your foibles and faults by pointing out the mistake(s) of someone else. When you appraise the sin levels of others you're [...]

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #8. “It’s up to you.” or “Whatever you want.”

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

These are comments of indifference. It's like saying you could care less. Instead you might ask some thought-provoking questions like, "What is most important to you in this situation?" "How would such-and-such decision make a [...]

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #6. “As I said before. . .” or “We’ve had this conversation before.”

By | September 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

These phrases can be off-putting because they're indicating someone's really stupid for not remembering something that was said earlier. Why not be diplomatic and say what you have to say in an interesting new way? [...]

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #5 “You look great for your age.”

By | September 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

This is a biggie. Never, ever say this. It's saying someone of whatever age they're at are at death's door or somehow total wrecks. Using the qualifier, "for your anything" is so condescending it hurts. [...]

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #4 “You always … or you never.”

By | September 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Nobody always or never does anything. People aren't one-dimensional, so it's not a good thing to define them by "always" and "never." These phrases are guaranteed to make someone defensive and closed off to what [...]

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #3 “You were too good for him anyway.”

By | September 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Ouch. This implies the person who has just severed a relationship, personal or business, has awful taste and made a stupid choice in the first place. Instead, make a comment like, "His loss!" This provides [...]

IF I COULD SAY IT OVER AGAIN #2 THE “WOW YOU LOST A TON OF WEIGHT!”

By | August 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Sounds like a compliment, I know, but it could create the impression that the person used to be really fat or unattractive. Better to say, "Wow, you look fantastic!" That way you're not commenting on [...]

“People’s Choice Award”

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Here’s me with Dave Roberts, Del Mar’s Supervisor receiving the” People's Choice Award" for my painting, “Lost in the Woods” at the Turner Gallery in Del Mar Here’s the paintng

North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach CA Painting in Exhibition to celebrate new production of “Ain’t Misbehavin”

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Event, News|

Herbert T. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA 4 paintings of my paintings are in the exhibition Opening Reception July 23 1-5 PM

July 4: Look What I won at the Del Mar Fair! It’s a ribbon and award from the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA for my large collage (hundreds of small acrylic painted pieces) acrylic painting: “Embraced in Wonderland.” SOLD.

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Event, News|

Look What I won at the Del Mar Fair! It’s a ribbon and award from the California  Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA for my large collage (hundreds of small acrylic painted pieces) acrylic [...]

Herbert T. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA 4 paintings of my paintings are in the exhibition Opening Reception July 23 1-5 PM

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Event, News|

Herbert T. Turner Gallery, Del Mar, CA 4 paintings of my paintings are in the exhibition Opening Reception July 23 1-5 PM

Marie Chapian Receives People’s Choice Award

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Event, News|

This photo and story appeared in the Del Mar Times this week. I was really blessed to receive the People’s Choice Award for my painting in the SAG group exhibition at the Turner Gallery. The County Supervisor,Dave Roberts presented the award. Over 200 people were in attendance making it a fun experience for artists and spectators alike.

Gallery Showing

By | April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Event, News|

May 24, 2016 - Opening 1:00-6:00 PM William B Turner Gallery 2010 Jimmy durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014 I have work in the gallery and will be showing my hand painted and dyed silks too. The [...]