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For the Love of Christmas and Dolls  

    By Rhonda Hardy My love of dolls goes way, way back to Christmas time as a little girl.  Christmas was magical and meant that I was going to get a new doll. – My first memorable doll was the Tiny Tears™ doll. Some reason I mainly…

Update on Artist, Rosemary Summers

    Painting: A Matrix Kind of Love I had to catch up with this artist.  Rosemary Summers has boundless energy, and Garden Spices needs to tap into it. – Victorine Update: Just donated a huge painting valued at $5,500.00 to Matrix Human Services Annual Artworks Fundraiser. I…

Welcome to “The Studio . . .”

  After running my business out of my home for six years, I now have a creative space named “The Studio that God Gave Me.”  There’s everything here – from the beautiful leaded-glass ceiling high windows, 700 square feet of open space for sewing machines, fabric storage, a…

Clearing My Head

LaQuanda “Que” Simpson has always found her way to peace and serenity.  I asked her to share some of her haunts for mental clarity  Gate open. – Victorine “I am so blessed to experience mornings like the one below! So peaceful and serene. I’ve walked to this creek…

Legacy of Vision and Light: Brenda Davis

Brenda Davis (1962 – 2022) Art by Brenda Davis Inspired by visions that “God sends to me,” Brenda Davis filled the walls and ceilings of her double-wide mobile home in rural Alabama with painted depictions of boldly abstracted flowers and birds, multi-colored fronds, primeval jungle royalty, calligraphic-like seals,…

Darshan Comes to Tuscumbia, AL!

A few years back I penned a piece inviting you to “Jump” into experiencing different cultures.  Eight years later, I am awestruck to be experiencing the first national Indian art exhibition – Darshan, Visions of India, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL. Garden Spices…

Carnival is Here!: Tatiana Gibs (Tatje)

There is nothing like Carnival in the Caribbean, and Sint Maarten jams during this festive season of celebration.  Tatiana Gibbs captures the vibrancy of the Caribbean in her tribute, Carnival Is Here!  Tatiana and Dakey also sing calypso, the genre that makes you either move or swoon.  Their…

Native Tongue: Reverse Tie Dying Unitees

Dana’s Tie Dye Wrap Dress As soon as I saw the tie dyed wearable art, I was smitten.  But never have I experienced the magnitude + the vision of design displayed by Unitees.  I knew we could not capture every piece, but Garden Spices had to show you…

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…