Saturday, January 22, 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Cherish Bear

My kiddo said, “I love my Cherish Bear !!!” 

In her loudest happy-yell-y voice. ☺️

You can gift someone their own giant squeezable teddy via the link below, and at the same time, show your support for Cherish Dance. 💟👉

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

NACHMO Prompt #2

The one. The only. Alvin Ailey. 

This is in response to NACHMO Prompt #2.

❇️ MASTER ❇️

(Find an iconic dance photo and recreate it.) Ailey’s strength, agility, and passion have inspired me, since I first started studying modern dance, as a young person at Backstage Dance Studio in Vegas. 

His lines, poise, and intensity are felt viscerally through the screen, whenever I watch him dance. Ailey founded his own dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in 1958, which continues to perform and exhilarate audiences. 

Ailey believed that dance was for everybody.

What dance photo have you always wanted to recreate ? 

Join the NACHMO movement, here ! 🔽


Sunday, January 9, 2022

January Art Prompt

“What makes YOU sparkle ?” 

This is January’s Art Prompt. It’s already a week in, but hey, who’s counting. 

Let’s talk about what we love with prompt #8 !

Sometimes we forget about all the awesome people/stuff in our lives and need to remind ourselves of what makes our heart light up. 

Feel free to answer this in any format you’d like—take a picture, jot a not, swirl a dance onto the screen. 

And don’t forget to tag us at @canicolornowstudios when you share your #canicolornow moment. 

We’d love to learn from you and help fill the world with more art. 


Saturday, January 8, 2022

Postcards !


Hand stamped and hand drawn by yours truly. 🖊

Another newbie for the new year, this was an idea from a friend after a long conversation about how to make my art more accessible. 

My dilemma was basically, I know what to do with a coffee mug or with a funny t-shirt, but what do you do with a painting ?? I don’t even have room in my own house for more art. Lol

So here’s to trying new things ! I definitely need some thicker paper, but it’s a start. 

What quotes/images would you like to see on them ?

Originals available. $10 for a pack of 3.

Friday, January 7, 2022


It’s JANUARY !!!…. (Drummmmroll)… That means it’s NACHMO time ! 🤩

No, not your favorite snack, but NAtional CHoreography MOnth ! 

And what’s that, you may ask ? Why it’s your choreographic inspiration-fueled session of daily prompts, movement explorations, and connection to your fellow dance makers—the local and national NACHMO community. 

Prompt #1 ! ❇️ INTRODUCE ❇️

Hi ! My name is René and I love to make things. I am a dancer, poet, and painter. I am the founder of Can I Color Now Studios and the director of Cherish Dance. I believe that art is powerful and that it can help change and unite the world ! 💫

My NACHMO goal ? To make at least three new and different pieces (no length, topic, or genre holding me back). 😍

📸 taken at the amazing Cheaha State Park 

Join in the movement, here ! 🔽

Thursday, January 6, 2022


Welcome to Can I Color Now Studios. 

Check out our YouTube channel and find out more about the art we love to create.

Saturday, January 1, 2022


New art for a new year. 

“Pizzazz” by René Nesbit

Just a splash of color I made one night, when I already had some paint out. Painting always leaves me with such a relaxing feeling.

paint on canvas, 4 x 5

Original available, $15.