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Negative Self Talk

Negative Self Talk

You’ve Got to Navigate The Storm Despite our best efforts there are times that we are our greatest hinderance. This hinderance comes from a habit that destroys sooooo many art careers before they even talk.  It’s the habit of negative self-talk. When I first begin working with an artist, it often saddens ...
A Mother's Love

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love Sometimes I sit quietly, so I can just remember... As a mom of two, one of which is a teenager now 😩 it’s kinda scary to see how life passes by so quickly. I still remember the soft lullabies and the 3am whisper conversations when it felt like we ...
10 Reasons I Love The Pastel Medium

10 Reasons Why I Love The Pastel Medium

10 Reasons Why I Love The Pastel Medium The definition of love may apply to a wide range of connotations, but for many pastelists, no other word in the English language better defines how we feel about the pastel medium. So today I'm sharing with you, 10 reasons I love the ...
How Do You Create When Life Gets Too Busy

How Do You Create When Life Gets Too Busy?

How Do You Create When Life Gets Too Busy Creating routinely is not something that typically happens naturally for everyone. Many artists, like myself, are balancing another profession, family and so many of life’s responsibilities. Thus it can often leave us wondering - How do you create when life gets too ...

Soul of A Badass Warrior

Akwaaba Gallery - Soul of A Badass Warrior Opening Saturday May 8th, 2021 6pm EST (running until June 12th) 509 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA Tele: (917) 260 -9122 Email Akwaaba Gallery First Class Woman My latest piece, 'First Class Woman', premiers this month in Akwaaba Gallery's latest exhibition Soul of A Badass ...
Beginning - The Hardest Step

Beginning – The Hardest Part

Beginning – The Hardest Step Throughout the painting process one of the hardest parts for me is the beginning. This is the time when you sit there with a blank sheet of paper/surface thinking of the steps required to transform it into the beautiful work of art that you envision. The Fear ...
Are You Destroying Your Fine Art Collection

Are You Destroying Your Fine Art Collection?

Are You Destroying Your Fine Art Collection? You have a beautiful art collection! If it hasn’t already, it will likely become a valuable asset and source of wealth in due time. But! Are you destroying your fine art collection inadvertently? Handmade works of art on are inherently fragile but can easily and ...
4 Strategies Artist Can Adopt From Track Stars

4 Strategies Artists Can Adopt from Track Stars

It's More Than Talent You're about to fall in love with these 4 strategies artists can adopt from track stars! Track and field has always been one of my favourite sports to watch! The suspense and adrenaline build such excitement. It’s hard not to feel the emotion and passion that many ...
Amongst The Thorns

Amongst The Thorns

Amongst The Thorns As a child, I was very much obsessed with the “cabbage patch dolls”. Do you remember them? They were cloth dolls that came with their own birth certificates and were widely popular amongst 80s babies. So, I know I’m dating myself here! I believe they were one of the ...
How to Buy Art Online - Confidently & Securely

How to Buy Art Online – Confidently & Securely

Buy Artwork Online - Confidently & Securely Over the past decade, shopping has truly gone digital. Thus, it has become increasingly popular to buy art online. Many collectors will tell you that art collecting is like love at first sight. When you see something that resonates with you, something in your ...