When my art and my words collide.
Large acrylic painting for my kitchen.
Late nite sketch
This is a portion of an art piece I’m working on.
I fixed the image into a frame at my mother’s home. Cropped. Slightly elongated. I wanted to see how the colors would compliment her interior space. Not sure yet if this work is meant for her space. She loves it, so that’s a good start.
A family member reached out to me asking if my art was for purchase and how they could purchase an original art work. I answer her questions here.
Art work of Queens and Pawns
As I write these words there is so much emotion. This rollercoaster ride of a pandemic, protests, financial hardships, health issues and the TRUTH of the world revealing itself so clearly, and at sometimes violently, throughout 2020 is meticulously played out throughout this film.
The story for this piece includes Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The leaf stitch video is posted for beginner cross stitch.
Cactus Painting: Time to Repaint
I will say that it has been a few weeks since adding a few more brush strokes onto this painting and I’m wondering if it is completely finished ...like done, done OR is it in limbo again.
🎨 Art Relax Therapy Hearts Drawing Sketch - Super Easy Art will post May 22 at 4pm PT on my YouTube Channel - Thanks for watching!
During this time it is extremely important to care for yourself and keep your immune system up and I have been lacking in this area. I know I’m not the only one, which is why I’m sharing this commitment with you.
...we had fun working together and that’s all that really matters. If you would like to encourage a little bit of creativity with your little one you can try this art project, Animal Handprints. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/FYequfwuL_E
I'm just glad there is an "excitement" after all these years and that's truly the lesson and blessing.
In these lessons I will show you four different shading techniques that are super easy to implement into your art projects.
Just last night I took a step towards my goal with ease and gratitude. It was an upgrade/ improvement to my Therapeutic Art practice. The step seemed small at the time and I didn’t realize how much of a large step it actually was until the following morning.
Hi everyone! Hope you all are keeping busy and having fun! This video is a timelapse for the Lesson Two Class about tinting colors. The full video is at this link. Be sure to leave a like or comment! Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day! 😊
I received a request from one of my YouTube followers and students on How To Clean Your Art Brushes. I made a video about it here.
Finishing up on Lesson Two Colors Tints Shades
I received a request from my niece about different brush strokes. Click this link to watch the class at my YouTube channel: Art & All Tings Love
If you missed Lesson One, no worries. You can catch up at this link.
Hi everyone! Hope all is well with you! We’ve have just received news from our school district that classes will be out an additional two weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. So, if you need some art activities to explore today we are learning about tinting and shading colors. See the video clip from Lesson Two.
Hi everyone! As mentioned before Lesson Two will be posted today. (See 28 secs video for details) This class is geared toward our older students however, younger students are more than welcome to try this exercise out. I will upload this to my YouTube channel (at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesjVCRs0SzWK_WgJYj48Ew) and add the assignment to the google classroom. Thanks and have wonderful day!
I’m so happy that many of you expressed interest in the children’s online art classes. For students (parents) who signed up for the classes you should have received a google classroom invite from me.
If you are interested in signing up your student please email me by filling out the contact form at this website.
Dr. Finley’s works also published this year, My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South (Yale University Press, 2018), accompanies the exhibition History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through September 23, 2018.
I enjoyed this story so much that during college I almost got a tattoo of "poetic justice" in Arabic on my lower back. You know the kind and please don't ask me why? Why not? And Arabic? It was a phase and the written language so lovely. And I still don't have any tattoos but that's not what this is about!
Love is color by Dina Saadi
Every Woman by Monica Stewart