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”

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)”

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”

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”

New This Month: February 2022

Subscribe to my Newsletter. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Here are this month’s highlights. Feel free to reach out should you have any questions! Click on pic to be redirected to item online boutique 1. Stationery In French, Ă©purĂ©(e) could translate as “Sleek and stylish”. This is exactly what this line of notebooks stands for. CleanContinue reading “New This Month: February 2022”

Sleek & Stylish: Introducing the ÉpurĂ©e Stationery Collection, by DaphnĂ© Essiet

I don’t know what came first: my love for writing or my excitement with paper goods: all I know is that the possibility of pouring my soul on paper is something that fills me with joy. Each time I find cute or original notebooks, I spend away all my pocket money!

Your New Favorite Coloring Book for Adult

Subscribe to my newsletter As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Scientists, along with artists (who are scientists too – iMO) have demonstrated that people have a universal aesthetic inclination for symmetry and patterns. From Conceptualizing a Coloring Book to Creating a Tool For Better Mental Health! When I started my artistic practiceContinue reading “Your New Favorite Coloring Book for Adult”

Galentine’s Day: on Friendship and Sisterhood

Subscribe to my Newsletter. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Every single year, a few weeks after Christmas – millions of people religiously celebrate the highly anticipated and anxiety-inducing (for some) commercial holiday Valentine’s Day, when all extravagances are permitted (if not encouraged), grossing an average of 20 billion dollars annually out ofContinue reading “Galentine’s Day: on Friendship and Sisterhood”

New This Month of December 2021

Subscribe to my Newsletter. Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. The year is coming to an end, and what a year! I believe that all that time alone away from usual distractions forced my creativity to show up in (un)expected ways. It has been a work in progress and definitely a time to reflectContinue reading “New This Month of December 2021”

Artist of the Day: New Article in “Not Real Art” Online Publication

Months ago I applied for a grant through the online magazine NOT REAL ART that “celebrates artists and empowers their work with unique stories, podcasts, grants, experiences, and more“. Although I made it through the elimination stages for a few rounds, I didn’t become one of the recipients this year. Maybe next year I’ll makeContinue reading “Artist of the Day: New Article in “Not Real Art” Online Publication”

The Power of the Mantra: #iAmEnough

Subscribe to my newsletter: 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”

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

Subscribe to my newsletter: 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 specifically what happened that day but I knew I did not feel like I belonged. I never set foot in this class ever again. Fast forward yearsContinue reading “On Dancing: How Representation Can Encourage Younster to Turn to Dance”

Women Extraordinaire: Gold on Black Illustrations of Special Ladies

Subscribe to my newsletter: 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”