Happy Black History Month: Celebrate with Coloring Book of Black Hairstyles

*Scroll down for your FREE Coloring page download at the end of the post* Do you remember my Black History Month Drawing challenge where I created illustrations featuring a little girl rocking different Black Hairstyles? Well, guess what? It is now a coloring book! February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishmentsContinue reading “Happy Black History Month: Celebrate with Coloring Book of Black Hairstyles”

Say I Love You, Say You Care…

Need a gift for the one you love (or yourself) this Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day? Don’t miss my Say I Love You collection on Society6 – the perfect way to show some love! You can also find a selection of Heart Notebooks on Amazon Prime and always, for more current updates, check out my Instagram! ThankContinue reading “Say I Love You, Say You Care…”

Breaking News: iCanvas Collaboration

Please check out my page New year, same me! 🤩I’m super excited to announce that I’m now a part of the amazing @icanvas family! Making art accessible to everyone at an affordable price – how cool is that?! 🎨 *iCanvas is one of the largest online providers of high-quality canvas art prints, focused on making greatContinue reading “Breaking News: iCanvas Collaboration”

“Dotted. A Fine Art Exhibit” Extended for January 2023 in Coconut Creek, FL

It has been another interesting year, and I am so grateful for all its blessings. Now that it is ending, I have one last event I would like to share with you all My Exhibit Extended for January 2023 at the North Regional Library of Coconut Creek, Florida Happy to announce that my exhibit willContinue reading ““Dotted. A Fine Art Exhibit” Extended for January 2023 in Coconut Creek, FL”

Wearable Art – My Kanzashi-Inspired Flower Bijoux in African Wax Accessory Line

Many moons ago, I started my first business: a Wearable Art Accessory line called Aoede’s Hands (pronounced A-YO-DEES). Aoede’s Hands is a handmade Wearable Art line specializing in making African fabric Kanzashi-inspired flower accessories. It blends traditional Japanese fabric folding techniques with vibrant patterns and colors of African fabric commonly used for outfits. These piecesContinue reading “Wearable Art – My Kanzashi-Inspired Flower Bijoux in African Wax Accessory Line”

LAX – Chapitre 4 (Short Story en 4 actes *en Français)

A 2h15 du matin, mon tĂ©lĂ©phone sonna. Il Ă©tait temps de me lever: les shuttles Ă©taient prĂ©vus dans les prochaines 45 minutes. J’eu du mal Ă  Ă©merger. L’adrenaline de la veille avait empĂŞchĂ© mon sommeil de s’installer après ma douche froide, et une fois endormie (pour une pĂ©riode qui n’avait pas pu excĂ©der une heure)Continue reading “LAX – Chapitre 4 (Short Story en 4 actes *en Français)”

LAX – Chapitre 3 (Short Story en 4 actes *en Français)

Pour la premiere fois depuis mon arrivĂ©e Ă  LA, j’allais passĂ© ma nuit dans un vrai lit. Le sĂ©jour avait Ă©tĂ© hectic et j’avais passĂ© plusieurs nuits sur des matelas par terre, chez des amis de Linda. Cela ne m’avait pas forcĂ©ment dĂ©rangĂ©, mais j’étais quand meme contente de pouvoir profiter d’un peu due calmeContinue reading “LAX – Chapitre 3 (Short Story en 4 actes *en Français)”

LAX – Chapitre 2 (Short Story en 4 actes)

Comment eu-je pu refuser Ă  une bouche si parfaite? Je partais donc Ă  l’aventure avec des gens qui une demi-heure plus tĂ´t n’étaient que de simples inconnus; pourtant, je ne pouvais m’empĂŞcher de constater une forme de familiaritĂ©, j’étais parfaitement Ă  l’aise avec eux. Comme s’ils faisaient parti de ma “long lost tribe”. Nous sortĂ®mesContinue reading “LAX – Chapitre 2 (Short Story en 4 actes)”

LAX – Chapitre 1 (Short Story en 4 actes)

Une jeune fille de 18 ans se retrouve dans l’aĂ©roport de LAX et rencontre un jeune homme, Kojo accompagne de sa fille. Leur avion est retardĂ© alors, ce dernier lui propose d’aller Ă  un barbecue chez des amis…

December 2022 and January 2023 Exhibits at the Coral Springs Library!

A few months ago, while bringing back books at the library and noticed some artists showing their art in the lobby area. I thought that would be a great idea to inquire about it, and I did. Little did I dream I would land two months of exhibiting at my local library! My First Exhibits!Continue reading “December 2022 and January 2023 Exhibits at the Coral Springs Library!”

Dotted Circles: The Digital Take!

Scarcity and struggle are (often) the cradle of creativity. What Prompted me to Create New Digital Art? A few weeks ago I was approached by a company that wanted to license some of my pieces they had found on Saatchi. They required high-definition photographs of my art for printing. I have been meaning to investContinue reading “Dotted Circles: The Digital Take!”

Illustrations for Local Spa in Delray Beach, FL

A month ago I went to an entrepreneur meet-up at Vegan Fine Body, a local shop in Boca Raton that carries my EpurĂ©e Collection Notebooks. Business Ladies Meet and Greet! It is always nice to meet like-minded ladies in the area, a great way to network and make new friends! From this meeting alone, IContinue reading “Illustrations for Local Spa in Delray Beach, FL”

“Sip + Shop” with us at Cyth & Co. Oakland Park, FL

Next week Saturday come “Sip + Shop” with us at Cyth & Co. {pronounced KiTH}⚜️ @cythco in Oakland Park, FL (3446 NE 12th Av.) from 11 to 2pm along with other local vendors: @thehauteandhoney @roxycesscreations @flwr_pao Hope to see you there!

Honeymoon Love Commission in Gold Black and White

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Last year I was commissioned by a dear friend of mine to draw one of her wedding pictures. Of course it was a bit daunting because I had never done that type of work, but I felt I could definitely give it a show. I have to say, I impressedContinue reading “Honeymoon Love Commission in Gold Black and White”

News: I am the New SistrunKollective Member in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I am really excited to announce that I am now the newest member of the SistrunKollective. The SistrunKollective is a Co-op style retail boutique featuring merchandise by local artisans and entrepreneurs. The boutique is located inside the Sistrunk Marketplace (10 top-quality restaurants food court), 115 NW 6th Street in Fort Lauderdale’s  Art District. This basically meansContinue reading “News: I am the New SistrunKollective Member in Fort Lauderdale, Florida”

Pourquoi Je N’utilise Plus le Terme MĂ©tis(se)”

Avant tout, je pense qu’il est important de prĂ©ciser que je crois en une seule race: la race humaine, mais que dans le contexte ci-dessous, je dĂ©finis les race en tant que construction sociale qui affecte celles et ceux qui sont catĂ©gorisĂ©s de “racisĂ©es”. Les valeurs de chacun sont Ă  prendre en considĂ©ration car siContinue reading “Pourquoi Je N’utilise Plus le Terme MĂ©tis(se)””

February 2022 and the 28 Days Of Black Hair Challenge

This past February month, in honor of Black History Month 2022, visual artist Vashti Harrison initiated a Black Hairstyle Illustration Challenge on Instagram #28DaysOfBlackHair – to celebrate Black Hair’s beauty and versatility. I decided to participate (although haven’t completed all entries) The Idea: Black Girl Illustration Initially, I created this girl character for a children’s book IContinue reading “February 2022 and the 28 Days Of Black Hair Challenge”