Sometimes it is necessary to invite yourself to walk through the doors of your possibilities.
Even backwards and upwards.. possibilities are always near. Thus the question is.. are you willing to proceed?~N
Memories of a short performance (part I ). Ph cr: Rudy Carlier
There have been so many amazing submissions to the poster image contest for the #under100artshow , I don’t know how I will possibly choose! Artists- you have until Friday to submit up to 5 pieces to be considered for the poster image! Email email@example.com with “poster image submission” in the subject line. For more info, please see “call to artists” post in feed. Artwork by: @fatcapscustomdesigns, @angatu.studio, @umubyjackie, & @jessiestclair_
GRATEFUL TO @ianrchristie for putting us on to the incredible @beyondthestreetsart exhibition in Brooklyn. A monumental effort to bring focus to artists who led a movement that for a long time was misunderstood. Graffiti is a cornerstone of street culture. And this exhibit gives the movement it's due props and the sweat and work you put into it shows @ianrchristie 🙏🏿 I urge you all to go check it out if you can!
📸 by @phat_wayne
Motivation can be a scarce resource at times. Confidence in ones work even more so. Every great artist struggled with not only their work, but a lifetimes worth of crap attempting to dissuade them from continuing to make it. It’s the price of admission. Not just for artists, but anyone following their dreams.
A while ago I watched a video by Exurb1a contains this quote towards the end. For anyone who needs an existential pick-me-up, I cannot recommend his channel enough.
This is what I do while talking on the phone. Hands are moving, body relaxed across the rug....perfect posture for listening. Afterwards, I was enjoying the use of shadows as an element of the drawing. Sweet September Sunday.
Thank you Vaneese Johnson and Lisa Riley of ODOS Synergy Services for letting me be a part of the Boldness and Bubbles Book signing this afternoon. Vaneese is a insightful, personable experienced coach and I truly appreciated her sharing her experience with us. If you are a female entrepreneur I strongly suggest joining Lisa Riley’s ODOS Silicon Valley Women of Color Changing the Narrative - Global 2019 non profit Services. I’ve Only known Lisa for about a month and she’s already been a blessing to me and my new business. We’re all blessed to be a blessing and share our gifts with each other for a greater good.#mompreneur#blackwomenentrepreneurs#sanjose#blackbusinesswomen#artistlife#bayarea#milpitas#odossynergyservices#theboldnesscoach#artvendor
What an amazing night with @theomicollective and @dcartallnight. So much gratitude for Kenyatta and @thecooldc. They organized a dope event. The night started off with @geeohflows and @kara.welch jamming out in our large lotus installation and then soon joined by @samanthayvette and her fire dancing. When I saw that go down, my heart bursted with WTF inspiration. I was right next to @swapdc and @xsameria so I was able to breathe in authentic sustainable art and radness all night. I think it made me shinier. @nicole_the_african blew me away with her cosmic community art canvas. @samiijoon and @elliethecosmicjelly made sure us artists were properly blessed and hydrated. So many freaking amazing Creatives came out to visit and support the hand-painted denim. This is a picture of myself with @boxologyart. She is an amazing local artist who inspires me daily. Days I don’t feel like posting or engaging with life, her page inspires me. I was honored when she showed up wearing my jacket. I would also like to thank @lorareinasart and @iwontgiveup55 who came to get a special piece just for them. Knowing that this badass-ness is walking the streets of DC in my creations makes me grateful AF. The kids jackets were scouted for a local fashion show. The lotus found some new communities to travel too. The music and food were on point. I got to hug @iamleighcp and her wife. I was so honored to be in that space with so many killer artists and community. I never stay up past 12 AM, so when @kryptksounds started to DJ, new life entered my body. I felt super blessed in that moment. And then I saw @ra.safari and was able to hug her golden angelic self (literally... her attire for her performance). I floated home and then broke a bone in my foot. I worked so hard to get ready for this event. I made 16 jackets in 4 days. I feel like the universe was like, “you done? You full? Good, cause it is time to rest.” So here I am, laying in bed, energetically full and happy with an elevated foot wondering how I am going to mange packing up this house and move into the woods by the end of the month. So many beautiful queens and questions dancing in my head before bed. Love you all.
This handsome raven seemed a little upset. But whatever the problem, it sat there on the wire long enough for me to run in and get my camera. I couldn’t get closer than about 25 feet, however. Which is why I always miss these shots because I need the long lens even in my front yard.
Dejenme contarles sobre esta grata experiencia, un reto mas que todo.....
Tuve la oportunidad de participar en ese gran evento @thebrief_hn, pintando durante las diferentes conferencias... peeero el reto era que tendría que hacer una obra por conferencista, siendo la duración de cada una 15 min.... siendi después obsequiadas al público.
Amo resaltar que en cada obra Dios me sigue sorprendiendo, viendo su mano en cada una de ellas, toda inspiración vino de Él. .
¡Les dejo las obras que se realizaron!
Taking advantage of all the nature and getting in some plein air painting from the dancefloor at DreamTime in Colorado before I dj in a few hours.
It’s so beautiful here.
4 x 6” @moleskine
By: @christineswebb 🕸
Using Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils by @staedtlermars & travel watercolor brush pen (water inside pen)
Masjid-e-Nagina "The Jewel among Mosques"
Queen Asni, also known as, Rani Sipri was a Hindu wife of Mahmood Begada, the Sultan of Gujarat. Begada's was arguably the most successful military campaign in medieval Gujarat and he conquered 2 major forts - Pavagadh and Junagadh, hence the name (Begada meaning 2 forts in Gujarati). Strangely enough, 'begada' is a word also used for a bull in colloquial Gujarati and Mahmood got the title because his moustache resembled the horns of a bull.
Sipri was the wife and mother to two Sultans of Gujarat. She started the construction of this mosque after one of her sons was executed by Begada for misdemeanor. Despite living in a Muslim household, Sipri commissioned a building which is uniquely Hindu in its architecture and carvings. It is admirable how the Hindu women of medieval India who were, against their will, married off to Muslim Kings as spoils of war; uprooted and transplanted into an alien and sometimes hostile culture, managed to cling onto their Hindu ancestry and belief system.
The mosque and tomb in this complex are profusely covered with intricate carvings, hence the title 'Nagina'. Walking around the place felt like walking through the marble temples at Delwara or the Dwarkadhish Temple. This is a tribute to the genius of Queen Sipri and to Gujarat's syncretic and secular culture.
What is also secular is a Hindu sketching while sitting in the courtyard of a mosque, listening to a Shiva Stuti sung by the Muslim Dagars. India alone and Gujarat in particular, despite all the negative propaganda around it, gives you the freedom to do this.