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…”
Category Archives: love
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”
Celebrating Love? Valentine’s Day is in Less than a Month!
What are your thoughts on romantic Love? Is this something we created as human beings to sustain our species, or something else?
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 at the 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’ 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”
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!”
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…”
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”
Afro Fairies Mural
Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Almost a year ago I was commissioned to create a mural! Just wanted to share with you these picture ❤ This was my first time and it was much fun! It later inspired my notebook collection of Afro Fairies! Here is my Instagra Daphné Mia Essiet © All rights reserved.Continue reading “Afro Fairies Mural”
Celebrating Black Francophone Women, from the Caribbean, Africa and France – Part1
Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn In America, we often celebrate icons such as Toni Morrison, Dr Maya Angelou, Oprah or Angela Davis. I feel like there is real a lack of Africans, Caribbean and Afropeans women depicted in art, so I decided to create some pieces featuring black and brown women I learnt about overContinue reading “Celebrating Black Francophone Women, from the Caribbean, Africa and France – Part1”
Fine Art Close Up: Dotted Symmetry 100
I am super excited to share this new piece with the community! Some New Fine Art Painting The large canvas (24x30in) was quite daunting at first, but the process became my main focus. I never really plan what I am going to draw beforehand, just that I would use a grey background (it wasn’t evenContinue reading “Fine Art Close Up: Dotted Symmetry 100”
Abstract is my Art: a Poem
Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn Abstract is my Art It all started withThe grainy sound ofA fine tip pen on construction paper. It reminded me ofWhen as a childI would write with my fountain pen on a blotting paper. In chaotic times,drawing the linesbrings me solace. Abstract is my ArtI mimic life’s intricacyYet keep it simple,ItContinue reading “Abstract is my Art: a Poem”
“He Should Not Have Resisted Arrest”
Have you ever found yourself face to face with a bear? I’ve personally never had myself, but the simple thought of it is terrifying to me. Most likely, I think that I would try to run as fast and far as possible – understandably so: as human beings, we are built for survival; everything weContinue reading ““He Should Not Have Resisted Arrest””
Women Extraordinaire: Gold on Black Illustrations of Special Ladies
Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn This post was to be published last month in honor of #WomenHistoryMonth but with everything that’s been happening, in New York and the world, I had put this aside and focused on other things. I’m happy and excited to finally do this and share these pieces with you. It hasn’t alwaysContinue reading “Women Extraordinaire: Gold on Black Illustrations of Special Ladies”
On The Crown Act
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth + #theCrownAct I decided to make some figurative work subliming women’s hair. *The CROWN Act is a California law which prohibits discrimination based on hair style and hair texture by extending protection for both categories under the FEHA and the California Education Code. It is the first legislation passed at theContinue reading “On The Crown Act”
Ohhhh, Artsy, Artsy Me…
« The circle represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement, God (‘God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere’ (Hermes Trismegistus). It makes me feel but I feel peaceful watching these! Check out some of my latest creations, soon availableContinue reading “Ohhhh, Artsy, Artsy Me…”
On Raphael Saadiq "Still Ray"
Instant Vintage, 2002 There are songs, like this one, who keep me believing; keep me believing that one day, I will make someone feel that way about me – and It’ll be reciprocated.I guess what I particularly like about this tune is the “poetic simpledom” of it all. Ode to happiness and bliss .