Yes I know its been ages! Let me start out by saying I hope you're having a great start to your new year. For me I'm hoping this year will be better to me than the last two. As many of you know I lost my mom in 2016 and then my dad in 2017 and I really needed to take some time to process things. Over the past few months I've had the opportunity of meeting some of you and I want to thank you all again for your kind words and encouragement.
When I started this blog I wanted it to be a space to inspire and to be inspired so the last thing I want to do is to share my pain.
With that being said, you will be hearing from me a lot more often, still working on my schedule since I am juggling many hats. I also think I'm gonna be doing a bit of a refresh to spice things up a bit so stay tuned.
I have to say that is has been a strange couple of weeks, hell the entire year has been strange. But like I said before this is our happy space and we will focus on the positive here.
My work has always been about the human experience and that we are more alike than we are different. There is another side to that thought also, it's about recognizing our differences and celebrating our them. This is what So Yoon Lym has done with these hyper realistic series that she titled Dreamtime. Just look at all the detail in her work.
For the past few months these images have been floating around on my instagram feed and today I finally found out who's responsible for them and her name is Shani Crowe. These images are a part of a series called braids. Shani's work is centered around cultural coiffure and beauty ritual, as they relate to the African diaspora. This series is currently up at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn you should go check it out if you can.
It's always a strange day when you wake up and find out that one of the people who played an important part in your teen beats is no longer around. I thought it was fitting to do a little tribute may he rest in peace. Illustrations and gif animation by Helen Green
Andrea is a Brazilian born Baltimore based designer, educator and diversity advocate who has one of the most interesting blogs out there. I've been following Andrea Pippins on Instagram for some time now, she is such a kinda soul who inspires me on a daily basis. You should check her out
I had the pleasure of meeting Christine Kim at the Ottawa chapter of the all night international street art festival called Nuit Blanche last Saturday night. I came across her work last year at Toronto's Nuit Blanche where she handed out free paper orbs. The line up for her work was one at least an hour wait. Needless to say I was really excited when I found out she was going to be participate in the Ottawa chapter.
Christine Kim is a Toronto based artist and educator who makes some of the most amazing paper cut sculptures. I really love her modern take on a traditional art form.