A Flat Lay from our Flat Lay Photo Styling Workshop 🌟
If you're looking to up your photo styling game, keep posted for the announcement of the online version of our workshop. All of the same goodness but in a version you can do in your own time, in your own space and with your own props!🙌🏻
Featured is a flat lay from the lovely @composeyoga 💖
I like things on a daily basis on Instagram but it's nice to edit images down, using the Collections feature. The process reminds me of 'The Taste Gap' by Ira Glass - if you aren't familiar with that, it's worth a quick read/listen. 📷s this week by: Bill Wadman, Iwona Pinkowicz, Dan Jeanes, Sean Greenberg, Angel Jara Taboada, Greta Gerwig, Hannah Faith, Jack Davison, & Play Hunter
Hey #blackgirlswhopaint fam! Happy Monday! Let's focus on our blessings today. In what ways have you been blessed recently? This can be a person, place, opportunity, etc. For example, I've been blessed with bosses/colleagues who understand my love for arts. Many, if not all of the close people in my work environment, have pushed me towards the art, even if that means ultimately/potentially losing an employee. What have you all been blessed with? Share below!!
This week's theme is "Space Art." We're focusing on outer space, planets, stars, etc. This also includes anything related to astronomy, astrology, and spirituality. The sky is literally the limit (lol). If you have any pieces with a celestial twist, please submit via DM:
1. A high-quality photo of your space art painting that has little to no watermark. Even better if you're also in the photo! 😉
2. Caption: provide the name of your piece, 2-3 sentences about the meaning behind your painting and use the hashtag #bgwpspaceart and any other hashtags you'd like to be included
***Please make sure your photo meets all criterias, as I'll only be posting 2 #blackgirlswhopaint a day. Features will be chosen at random.
The fascinating “Story of the Name” #behindthename
”Who Pushed My Papaya” is indeed an intriguing name. Interestingly, a random incident gave rise to this name,
About Six years ago, the creator of “Who Pushed My Papaya”, Anisha was buying fruits from a roadside vendor in Mumbai. A lady next to her was holding a papaya and she was busy bargaining with the fruit seller. Suddenly, the lady in a seriously offended tone, sing songed “Who pushed My Papaya?.”
At that time Anisha was expecting her baby and to her utter amusement realised that her own overgrown belly was the culprit. The baby in the belly had pushed the papaya.
Some how this random line/response stuck with her for years to come – and became the perfect choice when brainstorming a name for her new new venture, because its so unique and so random and “Random thoughts give birth to #greaideas ”
She also gave a creative bend to it and translated it as Who-One, Pushed-Curate/Ideate/Execute, My-Individual, Papaya-Random Thoughts, Needs and Ideas
Have you had a similar random incident, that has led you to a new idea? We’d love to hear about it and share it here on #WPMP
Or do you find your self struggling to identify the right inspirations; Good News! we are here to help you to Ideate through them! Contact Us!
When you truly LOVE your wardrobe, your wardrobe will love you back.
I left a client yesterday with a capsule wardrobe of less than 35 day to day staple items. She now loves every. single. Item. and has direction of how to change her shopping habits to help her feel incredible 24/7.
She is just glowing and telling anyone who will listen how liberated and amazing she feels. Queue happy dances. I love my clients and I’m so glad what I do is transcending exactly how I imagined.
Do you really truly LOVE your wardrobe?
Image via @pinterest
"Superstition in Mozambique and nearby countries like Malawi and Tanzania holds that if you have a piece of albinism in you - in the form of a bone or piece of skin - you’ll have luck and money. In Mozambique a person with albinism can be worth $4,000 to $75,000." Daniel Rodrigues ---
@danirodriguesphoto is part of the Born The Same tour, now showing as online exhibition on the @phmuseum platform curated by @mtsalvati | visit here: phmuseum.com/exhibition
Teaser for 'Young Collectors III' by Tatenda Chidora!
According to art consultant Alan Bamberger (2016), “Regardless of how you view your collecting, whether serious or recreational, there are techniques you can use to maximize not only the quality and value of your art, but also your own personal enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of that art. Step one is being true to your tastes. This means acknowledging that you like certain types of art regardless of what you think you're supposed to like or what seems to be the current rage.” -excerpt from press release.
Show opens 30 November at 6pm!
The premise of the open call was simple: Any person, regardless of age, training, or reputation could submit an artwork and every submission received would be included in the show. The only restriction specified was that the work must fit into a 16-by-20-inch envelope. Curator Jamie Sterns and gallery founder Andrew Edlin dubbed the experiment “Et Tu, Art Brute?” They announced that submissions were open, and waited, not really knowing what to expect. “We were saying if we got 200 submissions, we’d be happy,” Edlin said. - Link in bio.
Band-e Amir in Bamiyan province. Afghan Culture House is an attempt to identify and promote Afghan Culture through curation. Our first series will cover the culture of the province Bamiyan. Find the link in the bio.
Curators along with the chef at LACMA's Ray's restaurant created a special menu for our tour of Chahall's exhibit that reflected Jewish, Russian and French influences. This dish is treated salmon under pickled beetroot with black caviar. 👌🍽 Does this dish remind you of Marc Chagall's art? #chagall#marcchagall#lacma#curate#curAte#finedining#food#restaurant#rays
Meet one of our featured photographers, @jseigar! In our current issue you can find his My Plastic People photo series - check it out!
"Seigar is an English philologist, a high school teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a traveler and an urban street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments but trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Travelling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continuous conceptual line story from his trips. The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession. His most ambitious project so far is his “Plastic People", a work that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world. He has participated in several exhibitions and his works have also been featured in international publications."
I believe in all things beautiful - that these things are what drive our communities, cultures and arts to create change and become better as a whole.
My aim is to give, promote and actively charge your life with inspiration and beauty in hopes that your perception alters and you feel compelled to make your mark in this world.
My idea, my goal, my excitement is kindness - by way of aesthetic virtue. 🌸
Tomorrow I’m finally moving. I feel like I’ve been here forever, like this room was some kind of purgatory, a place where I was meant to pay a penance; for what I’m not sure but it’s finally over. Taking all my pictures down, packing all my things into boxes, stripping the sheets off the bed, and I just keep getting lighter and lighter. I think the reason I had to come here was so that I could finally take all of the ugly rotten out from my lungs and get rid of it. I’m leaving it in this room and I hope it’s trapped here forever, like a ghost in the walls.
#mywork 💥 I placed Stephan Balkenhol's "The Danzer" (3m, wood, bronze) in the centre of Prague #flash 🔙 2007 co-curated with @gisela_winkelhofer ❤ Can you imagine that there was a time with no Bakeshop in Dlouha? (our morning office..) ☕ ZOOM - the street corner 😘 REMEMBER THAT? No, Yo Don't 😁🍵