Ive been meaning to post my some of my creative activities for a while. Where do I begin.
Im prepping for my first workshop offerings. Still trying to find the perfect location. I made up all of these clip art sheets and paper cuttings for a PaperCrafting workshop. I wanna do like a tea/wine/create party situation. Might have to ditch the wine if I use a parks and recreation facility tho.
Im prepping my new zines. I know that I should do one at a time but when have I ever done something the easy way?
Im making up as much merch as I possibly can. After my hellish past 6 months with water damage, Im putting the shop back together as soon a humanly possible so that I can get back to full production.
Since I can’t find a damn job(its never been this hard for me to find one before) I decided to just lean the fuck in and explore more avenues that I haven’t utilized yet like building Patreon campaigns. Ive been checking out other artists campaigns and how they structure them. I figure that I can do presales, and such by offering pretty cool incentives like coloring pages and prints…..maybe mini paintings. But in the meantime, Thank God for my Customers for holding me down. ❤
On a sadder note my dear friend Melanie Hadley passed away late last month. A lot of you new her from her company New Hood Order. We would vend a lot together and as the spring and summer seasons near, Im just devastated by the loss. What makes it worse is that I can’t get any info on her passing or final arrangements which is odd as fuck. Her family hasn’t made any announcements and her other friends know about as much as I do. Such a damn shame but you know how families are. She was such a beautiful and kind person, she deserved better. Melanie will be sadly missed. <Sigh> And then there was Nipsey Hu$$le 😦 Dude with all of this grief going on thank God that I splurged on a new beautiful banjolele. My new purple bae. Ya’ll might even be able to get a live show out of me some time soon. Isn’t she lovely? She’s such a loud little barker with a very bright sound.
Lastly, Ive been relentlessly seeing All these Damn Angel numbers! Da Hell is going on with that? 10:10, 12:12, 222, 11:11 Lawd Have Mercy!
Well thats it for now. Check out my online shop for all my latest offerings. Here
Peace out Fam. Live Life Well. It goes quicker than you think.
This is my first attempt at block printing on fabric and first attempt at gradients. I dyed some scarves a while back and finally got around to printing. Even though I currently suck at it, I find the process intriguing. #handprinted#textiles#blockprinted#handcarvedstamps
Hello Lovelys: Im doing a installation of my personal/private work…..Meaning my Pickanninies. I usually reserve this work for private viewing but since the producers of The Black Grrrl BookFair so graciously provided me with a safe, nurturing environment to show this work, I jumped at the chance. My pickanninies usually can only be viewed in the collectors homes. But this time you don’t have to be a rockstar or a rapper to see them. This is one of the few times that the general public will have access to see this body of work. They will be available for purchase as well.
As this year comes to a close, Im busy wrapping up this years to do list, while creating next years. Ive been gone a while but to catch you up on things, I’ve been reinventing myself and business. Its quite easy to fall into a rut when you’ve been at it as long as I have.The Shop, the home studio, the websites, the family, & clients. whew! is all that I can say.
Im separting myself from my other businesses and gearing up my mobile business. Im gonna be quite social for 2015! I have been designing my new marketing materials too. All the graphic design & branding services will be ran out of adahglenn.com. I will use this as a social media newsletter platform for trends, fairs,topics of random interests, ect. AfroPuff.biz will be more content & commerce driven.
Pardon My Mess Im gearing up for a wonderful and prosperous 2015.
Love & Light!!