Art & Poetry

Telling Stories: Artist, Jonathan Kwegiry Aggrey

His post of the featured image, Boat Park ii, 56 x 76 cm, Watercolor, made me gasp.  Immediately, I was within the movement of the water and the captivating boats navigating their way home, from fishing, from the city, from wherever.  So compelling his work, I asked him…

Artist, Jacques P. Jackson; Building Human Stories

Mosaic is an ancient and sacred art form. Maybe it’s the iridescent light transmitted by each piece and that each piece is cut and intentionally placed to light the subject. In churches that light is illuminated; In Jacques P. Jackson’s designs, that light dances in the contemporary bodies…

SOMETIMES, I WAIT

  Sometimes, I wait. I watch, OOMeasure, OOAllow, OOAssimilate. Sometimes, I reframe. Perhaps my perspective needs adjustment. How is my time best spent? Now? I don’t know how to get it back. Action is not always called for. Sometimes, I wait.   — Tekla A. Syers resides in…

Wearable Art: Oluwasegun Adeogun Owa

As African drummers/dancers, we look for unique fabrics for creating clothing. This artist creates prints that dance, and Garden Spices asked for a glimpse into the studio of Oluwasegun Adeogun Owa. – Victorine Artist Statement My name: Oluwasegun Adeogun Owa, and  I am a textile artist.  I am…

Art of Our Times: Sena Tues

  “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted” – Sena Tues   About Me !! Kwabena, Sena Alexander was born on September 23, 1978, at Korle Bu, but comes from the Volta region of Ghana and presently resides…

Autumn is Here

May 17, 2020 Autumn is here. I see it in my copper skin. In my glistening eyes. In the bamboo scarf that begs to hug me tighter. Autumn is here. But you are nowhere near here. You’re somewhere, Where spring beckons you to life that demands every ounce…

Art by Amita

  I met Amita Bharak’s work at various events in the Florence, AL area. I would not meet her until we served on the board of the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. Her art depicts the warmth, vibrance, and spiritual nature of her culture, and Garden Spices delights…

Above & Beyond by Aletha Metcalf Evans

  Leave no stone unturned Nor…Nary a corner cut Get to the bottom of things When others give up Put yourself in the place Of those you’re sworn to serve Delivering star treatment Not only VIPs deserve Going the extra mile Isn’t just a saying It’s doing all…

Dorothy Small-Spaulding: Why Not Paint!

The featured image is a card sent to me and created by my longtime friend, Dorothy. It sits on my family room shelf as artwork and inspiration. I’ve known Dorothy Small-Spaulding for over 40 years. We met in Cleveland, OH, my first friend there. With bright eyes, wearing…