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The Art Cafe

Self Care and why it’s important

Hi, everyone! I pray and hope all are doing well as we enjoy the summer. Remember to put out water for our wild friends and animals as the heat is so intense for everyone. I thought I'd journal about self care, what it means and why it's important. "Self-care describes a conscious act one ...

Happy Martenitsa Day!

It's the first day of March and that means Grandma Marta or Grandma March is sweeping away winter and helping spring emerge! It's a month that is filled with lots of ups and downs when it comes to weather, so be prepared. For now, at least in our little part of the world, it's pretty mild. ...

Holiday thoughts

Hello, everyone! I wanted to say I hope everyone is doing well and is staying healthy. My wish for this year is to bless everyone with good health, wealth and stability. May next year be filled with positivity and hope and most importantly, remembering we can do something small each day to make ...

Saving the animals at Lakemont Park

I had heard about Lakemont Park and Blair County cleaning the lake. It sounded all well and good, remove extra silt and stone, etc. However, in their goal to clean, they have disturbed the animals that live and thrive there. This is especially affecting the fish as they are corralled into a ...

Fall Art

Hello, everyone! I hope all are doing well and staying healthy. There have been a lot of transitions lately with school, work and actions to make our environments safer. I honestly am impressed by the flexibility of our town and people to handle these times of crisis in a way that is both ...

Arts Around Altoona

I thought I'd do a little section on my blog here about arts around Altoona. For my first one here, I thought I'd talk about ArtsAltoona. They are a local group that are promoting the arts in our community. I like their message and how they are incorporating a need for our youth to grow in art ...