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Creative Projects

Graduation Gift 2017

When my first niece graduated from high school, I gifted her a hand-made, monogramed laundry bag. It didn’t last too long. Since I learned my lesson, I bought a laundry bag to personalize for my other niece. Thanks to my handy chalk pencil, I outlined a rough draft message.Although I had a rainbow’s worth of … Continue reading »

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100% 2017

For the first time since I’ve been participating in the Carver Museum’s 100% fundraiser for its educational programs, I used a lot of 3D material. I knew when I first received those silk tiger lilies that I ‘d repurpose them for this painting. Since I had my painting breakthrough a few years ago, I’ve shortened … Continue reading »

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Project Row Houses

One of my friends sent me a call for submissions link, inviting Black female artists to do a voice recording of a famous Black writer. The recordings would then be played in one of Houston’s historic project row houses. On Sunday, May 21st, we made a 3-hour road trip to visit the installation. By the time we found … Continue reading »

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Haiku Death Match

As part of the 25th Austin International Poetry Festival, I hosted my first ever haiku death match. In the beginning, I was only supposed to host my own spoken word and poetry show, The Austin Writers Roulette.  Then, I accepted the offer to host and perform for as an opener for Bucolics Anonymous. Later, I agreed to … Continue reading »

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Unbound & Reincarnated Opening reception

When I read the description of this art opening, I had to attend.  Every single work of art was, in some shape or form, repurposed from the printed word. These portraits were printed upon book pages. Another artist had placed 256 words atop the head of nails and fixed them with resin, then bound the nails … Continue reading »

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Three-Pouched Tote Bag

It was that time of the year to make my youngest niece’s birthday gift.  Since she’s into fashion, I hand sewed her a three-pouch tote bag. I made a trip to a craft store to get three different, complementary, cotton fabrics. Most importantly, I wanted them cut to the proper sizes. I used the cream-colored … Continue reading »

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