For Fine Art Lovers: the Dotted Circles Colorful Paintings are Back for the Holidays

Are you ready for pure bliss and happiness? If so, marvel in this multitude of colors of this dotted circle. In her TED Talk “Where Joy Hides and How to Find it”, Ingrid Fetell Lee, aka @aestheticsofjoy on Instagram, eloquently articulated how I feel every time I add a colored dot to the paper. EachContinue reading “For Fine Art Lovers: the Dotted Circles Colorful Paintings are Back for the Holidays”

Holiday Markets in Coral Springs and Key Biscayne, Florida

If you are located in SoFlo, I will be participating in two upcoming Markets! You will be able to discover and purchase my fine art paintings, notebooks, and prints in person. Event Details Details: There will be artmaking stations (contemporary wreath making, ornament decorating, gift wrapping + more!), COMPLIMENTARY bites, FIRST ACCESS to sale itemsContinue reading “Holiday Markets in Coral Springs and Key Biscayne, Florida”

Holidays’ Edition: Gifts for Your Artsy Friends

Subscribe to my newsletter As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. It is an art to make good gifts. You have to not only listen and be really attentive to what people have to say.  To me, it does not have to be expensive (although sometimes it can be): it has to beContinue reading “Holidays’ Edition: Gifts for Your Artsy Friends”

Pondering on “The Power of Writing it Down”

Subscribe to my newsletter. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Last week I posted about great gifts you could get to book lovers, and today I thought I would talk about one of the latest books I have read: The Power of Writing it Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain andContinue reading “Pondering on “The Power of Writing it Down””

Holidays’ Editon: Gifts for Book Lovers

Subscribe to my newsletter As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. .Every Thursday until the holidays I will be sharing gift ideas for the people you love. Today I will feature gifts for book lovers. I love to read and one of my favorite things to receive are books! This is where I findContinue reading “Holidays’ Editon: Gifts for Book Lovers”

What I Have Learned About Anxiety and How I Learn to Deal with It

Subscribe to my newsletter As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. /aNGˈzīədē/ I am a long-time sufferer of anxiety. A few years ago, I was house/cat sitting at my friends’ house and while browsing their bookshelves, I found a short self-help book on anxiety that was pretty insightful,  which prompted me to lookContinue reading “What I Have Learned About Anxiety and How I Learn to Deal with It”

Holidays’ Edition: Gift Ideas for Dancers

Since last week, and every Thursday until the holidays I will be sharing gift ideas for the people you love. Today I will feature the Afro Dancers Collection! Frankly, I have always loved dancing, but have been shy about it. As a kid, I did not experience much representation and although I tried dance classContinue reading “Holidays’ Edition: Gift Ideas for Dancers”

Giving Thanks: Why Being Grateful is Necessary All Year Long, Not Only on Thanksgiving

Until recently, I knew the holiday was important, but despite being acquainted with the codes and cues surrounding the festivities, I never fully understood its true significance and implications (even after moving to New York, being invited to a few “parties” and organizing my own “Friendsgiving”). For me, it came down to hanging with family and people you like, and of course: food.

Aesthetically Yours: In Love with Symmetry, Patterns, and Colors!

Subscribe to my newsletter As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Let’s talk about symmetry today – not physical and individual symmetry, but in art, shall we? The Things We Love… Scientists, along with artists (who are scientists too – don’t get fooled) have demonstrated time and time again that people have aContinue reading “Aesthetically Yours: In Love with Symmetry, Patterns, and Colors!”

The Power of the Mantra: #iAmEnough

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn A few years ago, on this very same blog, I posted a poem called #iAmEnough. I can’t exactly recall how this particular poem came to be, but I know I was challenging the notion of “being put down”. Put down by others, by society, by ourselves – based on others andContinue reading “The Power of the Mantra: #iAmEnough”

That French Girl with a Ukulele: From Hawaii to New York

Before the show started there was a brief 30-seconds soundcheck then I started. I was a nerve wreck. Fortunately, one of my superpowers “being able to fake it big time” nobody seem to notice, although I was shaking throughout the entire set.

Books, TED Talks, Podcasts, and Youtube Channels I Like

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn I love to learn new things, and the more I do, the more I realize how much there is to learn. It is a bit overwhelming… So I thought, if you are like me, you may like some recommendations, books I read, podcasts I listen to, videos I watch, etc… IContinue reading “Books, TED Talks, Podcasts, and Youtube Channels I Like”

Alicia Keys Biography + the Pyramids of Giza with a Twist…

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn The shape of a pyramid is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, and most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, in order to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance. (Wiki) I’ve drawn the Giza Pyramids last year, duringContinue reading “Alicia Keys Biography + the Pyramids of Giza with a Twist…”

Reflecting on The Afropean-Self: How Moving to New York Allowed me to Emancipate Myself from Expectations

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn – As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Michele Obama wrote “Becoming” and Alicia Keys “More Myself”, and over the years women of all ages and life paths have been uncovering their genuine selves. It is a sentiment I am myself familiar with and have been seeking for aContinue reading “Reflecting on The Afropean-Self: How Moving to New York Allowed me to Emancipate Myself from Expectations”

Do You Like Notebooks or People Who do?

When I started to create my illustrations a couple of years ago, this was one of the first things I wanted to make: notebooks featuring my art. At the time, I looked for months into suppliers: unfortunately, I neither had the funds nor the space to store the eventual purchase of dozen of notebooks. A few months back, I was watching TikTok videos (of all places) and realized that I could create that type of product with Amazon as a supplier

On Texturism: Bodacious Mane, Big Hair Don’t Care

“What we need right now is more women who have detoxed themselves so completely from the world’s expectations that they are full of nothing but themselves. What we need are women who are full of themselves. A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must beContinue reading “On Texturism: Bodacious Mane, Big Hair Don’t Care”

Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida Contest – A Process

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Although my design was not selected, I wanted to share it and explain my creative process. A few months ago I participated in a contest to design an inaugural poster for the Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida, happening this upcoming July 24th, 2021. It was oneContinue reading “Don’t Miss a Beat Jazz Festival in Jacksonville Florida Contest – A Process”

On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Youth to Turn to Dance

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Representation matters. When I was about 4-5 years old I was taken to a dance class in my neighborhood. I honestly can’t recall what happened that day but by the end of the class I know I never wanted to go back again. Fast forward years later when I movedContinue reading “On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Youth to Turn to Dance”