Vision

Voting Takes Strategic Planning

Well, it is that time again—the season where you see all the political TV ads and yard signs. Receive phone calls and canvassing for candidates in various elections, all vying for your VOTE. YES… It’s Election Time! For many, this season is just another time filled with campaign…

VOTE

  For all its faults and problems, until the last six years, this country, the United States of America, held elections where most people could vote if they wished to. There have been, and probably continue to be, pockets of problems where voting was made difficult by those…

Vibrational Voting

What in the world does voting have to do with vibration? Well, just about everything. First, let’s talk about the basic vote. What is a vote? According to dictionary.com, it is a formal expression of opinion or choice made by an individual or body of individuals. Mainly we…

Creator/Creating Gets My Vote!

One of my besties queried, “What happened to you?  You turned 72, and now you are bursting with creativity – a magazine, a blog, and now jewelry!  My answer – “I don’t know!”  I’m just going with what I feel; at this moment, I feel like flowing in…

An Artist’s Perspective: Mikel Elam

    The Art of Dreaming. My mother used to refer to me as the dreamer. I would dream both awake and asleep. I could find images in the cloud’s food nature. Even looking into the face of another. It sometimes got me in trouble. Especially school when…

Dreams: Evans Nyarko Badohu

This young man’s work.  This young man from Ghana, Evans Nyarko Badohu, tagged me his every dream until I asked could I share them with you.  Gate open, Garden Spices, on Evans Nyarko Badohu. – Victorine   Artist Statement I started to create when I was a child…

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,…

Direction: Which Way is Up?

  To possess sound judgment or common sense; to have a clear understanding of a situation. Creating community, restoring community, and positively impacting communities have been a huge part of my life’s commitment. My family was part of the Great Migration. The elders instilled in us that moving…

Foundational Power: Art by Cecilia Lamptrey-Botchway

I was enchanted by the power of the artistry I met in viewing the work of Cecilia Lamptrey-Botchway.  Then I browsed her collective work;  I was mesmerized by the diverse talent of this artist – painting, batik, performance art, and the consciousness of celebrating women.  Garden Spices welcomes…