Chances are, you’ve come across at least one photo by Nirrimi. I mean, if you use Tumblr and/or Instagram regularly, I can almost certainly guarantee that you’ve seen her work and have most likely hit the ‘like’ button. If you haven’t, I’m trying really hard not to judge you right now. Okay, I’ll be nice. You can read about her here… Now you can’t say I haven’t done anything for you. You’re welcome 😀
There’s something about Nirrimi’s photography that strikes me. Her photos are more than just beautiful and ethereal, they tell a story. (Can I just say that writers are my favourite people mostly because they infuse a little something extra to whatever other form of artistic expression they choose? Awe inspiring.)
Remember how I said Noël Alvaranga’s photography feels like a dream? Well, Nirrimi’s does the same, plus more. It is also the perfect bedtime story before the dream and the sweetest dream all rolled up. I’m gushing, I know!
But see… (And there’s plenty more where these came from).
Eloghosa’s art is breathtaking! I’ve been following her work for quite a while now and the writer/photographer finds a way to pull on the strings of my heart with everything she puts out. I first fell in love with her words years ago, and it’s the way she takes the simplest things and infuses such life and beauty and grace that keeps me all in my feels. The same thing happened when she took to photography as The Forgetter’s Eye.
Eloghosa is primarily a street photographer whose eye delights in the beauty of the mundane. Her interests lie in being able to draw attention to the ignorable happenings of our everyday lives.
I recently curated an art exhibition with the theme ‘Woman In Bloom’, creating a space for women to be unapologetically woman (whatever that interpretation is for the woman in particular) and fully human; the self-actualization of women in a typically patriarchal society. Eloghosa was one of the participating artists and she put together a body of work that explored the theme by considering what it’s like:
i, growing into a woman [viewing childhood and adolescence as conduits],
ii, being comfortably, beautifully and even painfully woman, and
iii, growing inside of that identity, via sisterhood, friendship, motherhood and love.
These concepts were expressed via photographs and free verse poetry in a way that beautifully represented the theme and the subject of womanhood in general, gracefully warming my heart and I’m sure the hearts of everyone who has had a chance to see it.
Another morning at the desk, half awake still trying to forget a weekend exists and trying to remember where I left off on yesterday. I have made a to-do list but its hidden somewhere in a heap of ‘I can’t be bothered with these’ files. I would love to start another list, but pens.. nowhere to be found. And the day ends before it even begins.
You might work from home or an office; either way, office organization is probably top priority. I bet we never really think about how little changes in our work space could make a difference. I am bringing together little organization and decorative ideas you can get done yourself! Depending on what DIY You choose, you may want to have some of the following on your list:
Spray Paint, Shoe box, Mason jar or plastic/ceramic cups, Good sized Tray, Wrapping paper, Office binder clips, Office Pins, Transparent/masking or electric tape and Twine.
At the end of this post we even made an easy organizer board with just five items.
Lets do this!
With the increasing number of phenomenal female, black artists doing impossibly amazing things, I’m always genuinely stoked to see these artists given a platform to put their work out there.
Offering a selection of artwork (from some of my favorites) ranging from photography, to paintings, to digital art, to graphic design, R + Co Art Shop, is bridging the gap between emerging artists and prospective collectors.
The concept for R + Co Art Shop started from a conversation on a bus ride in the streets of Accra. Founder, Sharon Obuobi, had been managing an online platform, African & Afro-Diasporan Art Talks, and she dreamt of creating an art space to enable emerging artists to showcase their artworks and be supported by an art buying audience.