Hello everyone! I hope you are well? I am doing good and looking forward to creating lots of new juicy arts and crafts for you!
Today I would like to show you my latest ‘Curvy Girl’ arts and quotes painting.
She is an expression of how it is good to take possession of our self and how the most important real estate we can invest in is ourselves.
‘Be the Queen of you’ means taking full responsibility for our lives and being held accountable to ourselves.
I painted her with what some might say are ‘thicc’ thighs as an expression and statement of body positivity and acceptance.
I can imagine that growing up many women with large thighs may have been called ‘thunder thighs’ or ‘Chaka Khan thighs’ but today we can all celebrate the gift of the large thighs that we have been given, just because… :)
Watch me make my Kudu antelope paper wall art piece!
I created this cutting file template a few years ago as part of my Nubian Treasures SVG cutting template for electronic paper cutters found here
In this video I show you how to assemble it for yourself.
Hello everyone! its August hurrah! I hope you will be taking a well earned holiday this month whilst the sun is shining and the beach is calling!
This month’s ‘Art For Your Screens’ features the Nubian/Egyptian goddess Mehyt, she is named as such because she was the consort of Onuris, a hunter god who tracks down Mehyt in Nubia and brings her to Egypt as his wife.
The file can be found here
Such a sweet and romantic story, it has made me want to learn more about the mythology of Nubia in particular and the various gods and goddesses of the region.
Art For Your Screens is a new way of owning and displaying art on your digital devices such as a computer display or digital TV.
The artwork can be used as a screensaver or wallpaper and is a fantastic way to have artwork displayed in your office or home.
Mehyt – The Distant Goddess is a mythical being originating from Nubia and Egypt, she is represented here with colourful paper cut flowers in her hair and a beautiful side profile.
The file can be found here
Hello!!! Long time! I hope everyone is well?
Things have been a bit quiet here but lots has been happening behind the scenes most of which have been documented on my instagram here
But I will try to start a new weekly news roundup for my blog and website. Watch this space!!
So this new painting sort of evolved from an abstract art exercise that developed into a painting about current affairs.
It is called ‘Love in a time of Ebola’ and features acrylic on canvas.. Yes I am now working regularly on canvas!!
The painting sort of just appeared but it started with the eyes.
I don’t know where the Ebola reference came from but it was probably something that I had been reading and thinking about.
The 2 figures sort of look like either space travellers or androids and that meant something to me too.
But art is really about what you see in an image.
This painting is about affection, needs, love, distance, restriction, health, humanity etc etc.
Filed under Art, Self Care
Hello everyone! I hope you are well?
Yesterday I finished another quotes lady!! Whoo! In this painting I wanted to express how often we can look outside ourselves for validation and assurance that everything is ok.
But I think it is true to say that resting in ones self and being true to yourself can offer the best sense of wholeness and security possible.
It can take a lot of work to get to that stage, a lot of people refer to this as ‘The Work’ but I think it is a journey we all need to go on for a more fulfilling life.
Hello, I’ve created a walkthough video of painting my recent picture “Rooted” in acrylics on paper.
The painting represents my heritage of being part Jamaican and part Bajan (Barbados)
This video includes a voiceover
Filed under Art, Video, Vlog
I finished this painting today! It is called ‘Rooted’ as it represents my heritage of being part Jamaican and part Bajan (Barbados). Acrylic on Paper