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thinking write: master the mind, harness the subconscious, then create

One of my self-promises for 2013 is to make the year one of reading…quietly, voraciously, and purposefully!  So Thinking Write by Kelly L. Stone seemed a perfect place to start … Continue reading

December 31, 2012

the art of ybor city’s historic 7th avenue christmas 2012

Here’s a few shots from Tampa’s Historic Ybor City around the holidays 2012.  Enjoy.

December 28, 2012

florida’s creative capital: southwest visual thinker wins coveted arts opportunity

Five days before Christmas 2012, Shauna Lee Lange was notified that her inventive visual thinking and strategies firm had been awarded one of 24 coveted spots in a program sponsored … Continue reading

December 21, 2012

tedxsarasota slideshow reflections

It’s been a nearly a week since we were all so happy in Sarasota, Florida at the Tedx conference.  All of us artists and thinkers and creatives and literati getting … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

tattoo nation: modern social expression rooted in tribal art history

© Shauna Lee Lange December 2012 Certainly the portrait of Warrior Te Pehi Kupe, Chief of the Nagati Tao tribe, is an early example of the supreme importance of tattoo … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

the simple art of the christmas pomander

About two years ago, a Facebook friend of mine whom shall remain nameless, shamed me to the corners of the globe with her daily mom-and-kids holiday activities including tons of … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

participatory art: challenges of drawing public auction microcircles

I thought I had left it in the car.  I asked everyone, have you seen the brown journal? And then, I tried to accept that it was gone.  Hours of … Continue reading

December 2, 2012

No Plaything: Articulated Terracotta Dolls and the Greek Girl Child in 5th Century Antiquity

  Shauna Lee Lange, November 2012. Copyright 2012. The Articulated Doll, Greek [Corinthian?], 5th Century B.C. is a graceful, diminutively small, gender-specific figurine or statuette of unknown artisanship that is … Continue reading

November 30, 2012

florida artists: creative capital professional workshop opportunity january 2013

This morning the Florida Council on Arts and Culture held a public teleconference. We were unable to participate, even after holding on the phone for 30 minutes, because teleconferencing instructions … Continue reading

November 29, 2012

shauna lee lange studios to attend tedxsarasota 12/12/12

We are just jumping for joy after receiving our invitation to attend TEDXSarasota on 12/12/12 where Creativity Matters will be the theme for a full day seminar.  TEDxSarasota will showcase … Continue reading

November 28, 2012

north port art center slideshow

Are your fingers feeling neglected? Well, I put mine through the paces today at North Port Art Center‘s Open Art Workshop from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. I brought my own … Continue reading

November 16, 2012

southwest florida arts advisor already under the mistletoe

While you’re putting out your pilgrim salt and pepper shakers for Thanksgiving, one Southwest Florida arts advisor is already hanging her mistletoe with support for the 5th Annual Mistletoe Ball … Continue reading

November 14, 2012

tampa museum of art slideshow: utility and aesthetics in ancient art

Here’s a slide show of our recent trip to Tampa’s Museum of Art to see the exhibition Utility and Aesthetics in Ancient Art.  Hope you enjoy it!

November 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

parkside international fall festival

Shauna Lee Lange Studios will participate in the Parkside International Fall Festival scheduled for November 17-18, 2012 at the Promenades Mall in Port Charlotte, FL.   The event is presented … Continue reading

November 7, 2012

lange studios to partake in charlotte county global entrepreneurship week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one … Continue reading

November 2, 2012

sarasota architectural salvage photo tour

I nearly died and went to heaven today when I visited the Sarasota Architectural Salvage warehouse in Sarasota, FL. If you’re a lover of garden relics and looking for statues, … Continue reading

November 1, 2012

2012 florida keys salute to veterans will exhibit lange’s waterlogged journal

The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is presenting A Salute to the Arts 2012: Veterans’ Artwork in the Historic Gato Building in Key West, Florida. The exhibit is one … Continue reading

October 29, 2012

art therapy for treating dementia in charlotte county, fl

Shauna Lee Lange Studios of Charlotte County, Florida joined The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County in an art therapy train-the-trainer workshop. The workshop was designed to teach and … Continue reading

October 27, 2012

dover’s pictura image catalogue: creative reference & resource

I’ve long been a friend of Dover Publications and their great library of resource materials for artists.  Dover’s created a new portal called which is just wild out of this … Continue reading

October 26, 2012

st. elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital to feature lange’s boy boy

Shauna Lee Lange of Shauna Lee Lange Studios in Charlotte County, Florida will be a featured artist in the upcoming St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of Washington, DC‘s art exhibit “Season of … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Sun Collage – Step One

October 21, 2012

north carolina state fair 2012

October 15, 2012

heritage tourism program applied to southwest florida

The visual thinking and visual strategies firm Shauna Lee Lange of Southwest Florida is participating in seven, one-hour Heritage Tourism webinars sponsored by North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. … Continue reading

October 5, 2012

design center invites lange’s holiday tree

On November 12, 2012, a design center’s atrium was transformed into a Holiday Gift Boutique featuring one-of-a-kind gifts from over twenty world-class showrooms and designer-decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. The center extended … Continue reading

October 4, 2012

a florida flower garden’s september song

I just love September in Florida.  The heat starts to lift, the grass looks the best, and the flowers are in full bloom.  Here’s a photo essay of some of … Continue reading

September 30, 2012

lange’s invitation to FEMA’s National Preparedness Coalition

Shauna Lee Lange has been a subscriber to FEMA’s Disaster related updates.  The agency thought the firm would appreciate an  invitation to join their National Preparedness Coalition.  The National Preparedness Coalition Online Community … Continue reading

September 30, 2012

lange rethinks charlotte county’s libraries

The Charlotte County Library System, a division of the Community Services Department, has invited us to take part in long range planning for our libraries.  Our vision is important to … Continue reading

September 29, 2012

two new trends in paper art journals

Sometimes you have to scour the aisles to find what you’re looking for.  When your search for art supplies fails you, I’ve had a lot of luck  locating items in … Continue reading

August 26, 2012

what’s new in our continuing development and how sound can play a critical arts role

Here’s an update on what’s new in our continuing development towards historic preservation and conservation with a focus on public art communication utilizing visual thinking and expression.  We’ve been busy … Continue reading

August 20, 2012

sanibel & captiva islands pictorial

August 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

finding the open career road without ever leaving your home

One of the greatest disadvantages of reading the Sunday edition of The New York Times over a quarter of a century or more, is that one “gets ideas” they have … Continue reading

August 6, 2012

zen minimalism and less

You’ll think I’m making up this story about how today, when it was full sun, 92 degrees, and 54 percent humidity, I got dressed in very high-heeled open toe stiletto … Continue reading

August 5, 2012

new trends in southwest florida floral centerpieces on the bridal circuit

Here are some examples of what’s being shown in Southwest Florida in the bridal circuit for new trends in designing floral centerpieces.  You’ll note arresting, dramatic arrangements; lots of green; … Continue reading

August 5, 2012

face painting charlotte county’s children

I recently volunteered some free face painting talents on 7/28/12 in support of Charlotte County’s children as they prepared to return to school in the Back to School Festival.

August 2, 2012

a pine island pictorial

Here are some Pine Island photos from a great day of color and conversation!

August 2, 2012

parkside redevelopment district’s public participation on human services, property and crime

Tonight’s community conference on Parkside’s Redevelopment District at the Cultural Center was packed with local triangle residents concerned about implementing a Master Mixed-Use Plan worth over  nine million dollars.  Attendees, … Continue reading

July 19, 2012

tour, travel and talk to a concierge who says yes in a world of no

It’s not as if travel isn’t strenuous and life isn’t stressful enough, right?  In world of no, how do you ever get to yes?  How do you get to the … Continue reading

July 18, 2012

harbor nights ball for community health care, hoarding, and you

Get up and out of that rusty ole’ fishing boat and into your tux for the 9th Annual Summer Ball of Harbor Nights.  The Fred Lang Foundation in partnership with … Continue reading

July 17, 2012

the percentages of people perspiring for help

When you have to resort to baking your chocolate chip cookies on the dashboard of your car in the Florida sun, then honey, YOU may need help.  If there is … Continue reading

July 16, 2012

is community timebanking right for southwest florida?

I recently came across a heartwarming article on a TimeBanking in Louisville, Kentucky. The idea of a group of 30 or so random individuals coming together to share what they … Continue reading

July 15, 2012

the sandwich generation struggle to juggle less and live more

Your Personal Concierge – Southwest Florida’s Helping Hands Your Personal Concierge is a new business in Charlotte County that aims to help people enjoy life without having to tend to … Continue reading

July 13, 2012

purple & yellow butterfly tabletop themes

Today’s bridal shower theme was based on purple and yellow butterflies mixed in with a little Disney princess magic for the bride-to-be.  Here are some of the tabletop decorations to … Continue reading

July 8, 2012

overseas travel gratuity tips on tours and more

Will you be traveling overseas in July before the kids go back to school?  Unsure of how or when or where to tip those who are assisting you?  The Bradenton … Continue reading

July 4, 2012

a credit card caper when she had to be in connecticut

How many times have you left your home, locked the door, and suddenly realized that you had left your keys inside?  Or how about the night you were out on … Continue reading

July 2, 2012

when uncle elmer dies and your friend amber steps in

When your friend Amber says that Uncle Elmer has been dead for two years, and you should have gotten rid of that stuff already, it’s very hard to stay friends … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

the ultimate southwest florida comparison shopper

One of the things Your Personal Concierge helps the community do is to find local products and services that are less expensive than famous brands and are just as good … Continue reading

June 23, 2012

how i am single-handedly driving monarch printing crazy with signage saga (part 1)

Monarch Printing has been helping Your Personal Concierge design a logo for our automobiles, stationery and business cards.  When we first spoke, I knew I wanted and old 50′s style … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

flower bunch club here we come!

At breakfast this morning, Dennis from The Port Charlotte Florist and Your Personal Concierge got to talking about the new florist location in Punta Gorda.  Turns out, many years ago when … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

we “like” our new social media marketing manager and so will you!

Your Personal Concierge Charlotte County welcomes Mrs. Brandy Stokes to our staff of highly creative and motivated experts.  Brandy will serve as YPC’s Social Media Marketing Manager and will be … Continue reading

June 18, 2012

the working person’s hour of personal and business affirmations

So … many of you know that Your Personal Concierge Charlotte County has been attending Oprah‘s OWN Network classes and I’m committed to doing my own self-work.  Just because you coach others … Continue reading

June 14, 2012

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