Monthly Archives: May 2012

What’s up Lou?

Website Updated!

New friends of The Awiya Project are added. If you would like to exchange website links… lets me know!

The Awiya Project Packet:

Putting together an Information Packet for The Murrow Indians Children’s Home in Muskogee, OK.


Painting in the Studio:

Finishing up my latest painting and preparing the canvas for the next.


Stay On the Awiya Side of Life My Creatives!




Authentic Presence

As Jes and I ventured into the world of social media and transforming conversations into Cycles of Compassion, we have made some important decisions that we would like to share with you.

Our first decision: Authentic Presence.

We are here and we are engaging you! There will not be any auto tweeting or Auto reply services. When we say Thank you for following us or Thank you for your support… we took the time to be present, type each letter and sent the message to You.

Second: Our own Hearts & Hands

When we tweet or post a blog, we did so in the now and with our own keyboard. There will be no auto tweets on a scheduled service nor a ghost writer stock piling our blogs with drafts and future publishing dates. In a world where technology has evolved at an accelerated  rate~ We choose to keep the human experience of Authentically being Present!

Third:  Cycle of Compassion in Motion

When we are contacted about donating a work of art to a individual benefit, we will work with the benefit coordinator  to choose the art that is most appropriate and would generate the best funds results for them. We have a wide variety on hand for those Individual Benefits that are put together quickly when sudden illness or accident happen.

When working with Annual Charity Benefits and Public Spaces such as Community Centers, Libraries, Children’s Homes- we work closely with them to choose the appropriate subject matter and have the time to develop the painting for their Auction or Display.

Last: The Heart is Our Home:

 Jes and I are exploring the process of becoming a NonProfit organization. This discovery process will take some time as we learn what the paperwork process is, what we need to do, generate the funds to pay for filing fees and hire an attorney to set it up for us. Jes and I feel so passionate about the Cycle of Compassion The Awiya Project has ignited that we want to take it to the next level and establish a permanent Authentic Presence!  The Awiya Project: Art that Gives.

Join the Cycle of Compassion

The Art of Being Jes Blog!

  @ArtbyJes on Twitter  

The Awiya Project Website

 The Awiya Project on FaceBook 

@Awiya on Twitter

Art Supplies Fund Raising Campaign 

Sharing Beauty, Inspiration and Hope

Our Creative Well

Jes and I live every day with an open heart and within a flow of creative energy in everything we do. Our inspiration is fueled by our passion for seeing the world from many directions, perspectives and yes, through many colors. It is this beauty that we experience that we share freely with others through The Awiya Project: to inspire and generate hope. Here are a few of our past projects

From Palette to Canvas: The Colors of Wahoo

An American Impressionists view of the unique beauty of our community! Artists Jes and Louise Ewers showcasing the timeless charm of small town living.

Showing the month of September 2011  in the Wahoo Public Library Community Meeting Room.

Cafe Loft- C & C Cafe

Artist Jes and Lou Ewers created an artists loft space for the public to enjoy the beauty and inspiration of professional art to accompany their coffee and expresso  from the C & C Cafe.

Art in The Garden

Summer 2011 Artists Jes and Lou Ewers opened their home and garden spaces to the public to come enjoy a free outdoor art show.

Pencils in the Park

Summer 2010 and 2011 Artist Jes & Lou Ewers offered free drawing lessons during the weekly Farmers Market season to children and adults.

Paint the Parade: County Fair painting demo and painting tips

2010 and 2011 artist Jes Ewers and Louise Ewers demonstrated painting techniques and engaged the public in a dialog about art, painting and the creative process.

Check back frequently as we are in continuous motion with The Awiya Projects: Art that Gives  Cycle of Compassion

What’s Lou up to?


Making my morning social rounds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, reading & answering emails.  Jes has completed his 2nd cup of coffee and is setting up to paint for a couple of hours before work. I’m waiting for my current painting on my easel to set up a bit more before I finish the last details. White oil paint takes the longest to set up and dry. So, its computer time for me, hanging with our children, the dogs and a load or two of laundry before Jes and I head out to work.

Yep, it’s true, Jes and I are working professional artists for The Awiya Project and we have day jobs!

Have a Great Holiday Weekend and stay on The Awiya Side of Life my Creatives!

The Spin Continues

Gifts of Compassion Update

Benefit for Crystal, Clhoe and Cory has been set for June 30, 2012. We wish you all the best in your fundraising efforts! 

We’ve Got Your Back: The Power of Pink Update

The 2012 Relay for Life in Saunders County, Ne has been set for June 8, 2012.  Best wishes RFL! 

What’s Lou up to today?

Jes is applying another layer  of paint on the current painting he has on his easel. While that layer firms ups, Jes and I will head out on an art supply run. We are picking up mineral spirits, frames and artists  panels. I will be sitting in front of my easel this afternoon!  

What’s Lou up to?

It’s an early morning for The Awiya Side of Life. The sun is rising above the horizon and Jack the wonder dog is begging to go adventure this morning.  After a few cups of coffee and breakfast with the kids…. then off  we go to the lake for  refreshing walks with Jack the wonder dog &  Lady Sydney , taking some reference photos, fishing for the boys and plein air painting for Jes Lily and I.
Have a great Day my Creatives! Let your Awiya side shine!
Lady Sydney 

Jack the Wonder Dog