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1710, 2015

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

By | October 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog|95 Comments

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 [...]

1010, 2015

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

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|389 Comments

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 [...]

2609, 2015

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|105 Comments

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? [...]

1909, 2015

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

By | September 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|260 Comments

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. [...]

1209, 2015

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

By | September 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog|446 Comments

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 [...]

509, 2015

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

By | September 5th, 2015|Categories: Blog|249 Comments

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 [...]

2808, 2015

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

By | August 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|461 Comments

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 [...]

1407, 2016

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|449 Comments

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

1407, 2016

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|342 Comments

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 [...]

1407, 2016

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|141 Comments

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

1407, 2016

Marie Chapian Receives People’s Choice Award

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Event, News|39 Comments

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.