You can now find me at my own domain http://aaminahshakur.com
As I am adding pieces here and there to the Elephant & Dove Etsy shop, I’m also working on several personal projects (a father’s day gift & a wedding gift for my best friend, for example) and writing new poetry. Most of my recent poetry is not likely to be shared, as it has been intensely personal. I am, however, also working on lengthy piece for performance at a local Solstice Celebration, which is being held as a gathering of artists.
It is with regret that I have to announce I will not be attending the Allied Media Conference, as I have been unable to put together the funds necessary to go. Certainly, I hope it may be possible next year.
I am running a special at the Elephant & Dove Facebook page! When I get 100 likes on the page, everyone’s name will go into a box and I will draw three names. Winners will receive an original one-of-a-kind bookmark. The bookmarks are watercolor & dot art, handmade by me.
It all began with a Mother’s Day present for my mom. Yes, I admit it, I’m cheap. Or more correctly, I’m poor. But it’s also true that there is a limit to how many bath products, flowers, and gift cards you can get a mother before it’s just routine. So instead I decided to play around with some supplies sent to me by my friend Brooke and ended up coming up with this:
I’ve spent the past week working on sketches and playing with watercolor to begin a project for another friend’s mother who saw this piece and ordered two pieces of dot art.
One will be white dot art flowers on a turquoise background, and the other will be mirrored but turquoise dot art on a white background. This is just the first layer of watercolor so far.
The piece at the top of this post is not watercolor, however. It is something I started at first as a way to test out some new ink & paint pens in preparation for the pieces for my friend’s mom. As I went along, I realized that I might as well finish it and make something of it! The piece is available for purchase now at the Elephant and Dove Etsy shop.
It is with great excitement that I announce this partnership with Dominican artist Erick Picardo to bring you his amazing art. The new P I C A R D O gallery has been launched!
P I C A R D O is a multi-dimensional artist, combining painting, mixed media, music, and dance into a blend that serves his community, builds bridges, and preserves Dominican island and diasporic cultures. I have been a fan for several years. He is an active community member, leads the Caribbean Nexus aka The Caribbean Coalition for the Arts & Culture West Michigan, and works extensively with local students to promote and teach the arts. You can learn more and view his work and events by visiting and liking his Facebook page, Picardo Colors.