Paula Felici – The Inspired Mic Spotlight – April 2015

The Inspired Mic rises again this month at Leroy’s 19th Hole at Cypress Knoll. Each month we bring fourteen presenters who deliver their creative talent in myriad mediums. The Inspired Mic boasts writers of all genres, magicians, musicians, mentalists, actors, motivational speakers, painters, just to name a few. We have three teenagers stepping up to the mic from Flagler Palm Coast High School this month! Pick your tickets up now, because they are $10 in advance, $15 at the door! You may get tickets in person at Change Jar Books, Flagler Beach Gift Shop, The BeachHouse Beanery, and Leroy’s 19th Hole. You may also purchase advance tickets at The Inspired Mic

Paula Felici PaintingPaula Felici

Currently I’m working on a collection of paintings for the Spring Show at Salvo Art Project. I’m working with a new softer color palette with an impressionistic feel to the floral paintings, many of them painted with obscured silhouettes. The theme of these paintings is “My Secret Garden”. These new pieces will be on display in my studio.  The show, entitled Salvo Presents Prima Vera, will be held on April 18th from 6-9 pm at Salvo Art at Naturescapes in Bunnell.

Periodically, I post some of the pieces I am working on to my Facebook page

I am also doing a little freelance writing. My first piece appeared in the Spring issue of the Pelican Post and I am currently working on a second article on The Mah Jongg Mavens of Palm Coast which will appear in the Winter edition.

I plan to continue studying, reaching and growing with my art as well as developing my skills with the written word.

After attending and enjoying what I heard at previous Inspired Mike nights, I decided to throw my hat in the ring. Why?  I’m beginning to wonder now. The truth is that the one constant I have heard in all of the author’s works is perseverance, tenacity and the need to get those words on paper. When Joanne Chevalier, editor of the Pelican Post, came to visit me at Salvo Art and consequently asked if we could work together on a feature story on me and my art, I was thrilled. The caveat was that there were no other feature articles being planned by other local magazines in the near future. As luck would have, there was another article in the works. I strongly believe that art, in any form, enriches all of us and that personal credit is not nearly as important as spreading the word about what the artistic community of Palm Coast has to offer.

So I asked Joanne how she felt about my doing the article on J. J. Graham, Petra Iston and The Salvo Art Project and, to her credit, she quickly agreed. I loved working on the article, I loved the finished piece and the wonderful photos by Bob Carlsen that accompanied it and I loved spreading the word about Salvo. But what I am most proud of is that I had turned a potential disappointment into a different sort of opportunity. In thinking back on that, I feel that my small involvement in the Inspired Mike gave me the impetus to do just that.

Stay tuned for more art and more articles.

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