Baltimore Book Fair

25 Sep 2015: I plan to go to the Baltimore Book Fair today. I love books and I have a lot of them in my studio. There’s a lot of poetry too because I am a poet. I also write and illustrate inspirational children’s books. I plan to listen to poetry and meet romance authors….

New Idea for Gloria

24 Sep 15: Yesterday, my daughter gave me a new idea. She suggested that I print a catalog so that people could order different sizes of my prints at a party. She is moving to CA and she would give me a party there.   She loves my birds. She is a business consultant. I am…

Lip Messages

23 Sep 2015: Ariana can tell you things about yourself just from the imprint of your lips. She has been on the Dr. Oz show reading people lips. I met her at a networking breakfast about five months ago and I told her that I painted pictures with old and used makeup. Instead of throwing the lipstick…

Makeup Donation

22 Sep 2015: I picked up a big box of makeup from a special Red Hat Lady today. The box was full of new and used makeup, crayons, pens, marker, and other goodies so that I could continue to make my beautiful pictures. I always tell people how I paint with makeup and they are…

Bird Painting

25 Sep 2015: I just completed painting over 25 bird paintings. They made me feel really relaxed and I needed that because I am just learning how to drive.  I plan to take my bird originals to Ted Frankel next week. He is the manager of the gift shop at The American Visionary Art Museum….

Makeup Painting Workshop

On 12 December 2015, I showed Jump 4 Joy members how to paint with makeup. They painted beautiful flowers in vases. Kim Landes, the founder for Jump for Joy,  collected makeup and brought it in for the workshop. Jump 4 Joy, Baltimore is a jump rope and mentoring group for youth at the 29th Street Community…

The Baltimore Book Festival

Hi Yall, A few weeks ago I participated in the Baltimore Book Festival this year. I was in the Recycled Craft Tent. I showed children how to make dolls from toilet paper rolls, tissue paper and construction paper. Children picked the color of tissue paper they wanted for the dress, folded it and then wrapped…

Fundraiser Art Show at On Our Own

Fundraiser – Art Show at On Our Own  You are cordially invited to my art show on November 8, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm at 6301 Harford Rd in Baltimore City at On Our Own, Baltimore. On Our Own is non-profit, peer support organization I am on the board and have seen first hand the…

My New Do

Hey Yall, I am so excited about my new hairdo.  I have not had a new hairdo in 25 years.  My daughter, LaToya did my hair in twisties.  My husband, Ben, didn’t know if he liked it at first because he only saw my hair one way, a short afro. Two days, later he told…

Art Show was a Success

Hey Yall, I had lots of fun at my art show and it was a huge success.  Everyone enjoyed looking at and buying  my artwork and my poetry.  I saw a lot of new and old friends.  I received a lot of encouraging words.  Some brought canvases and makeup to ensure that I continue to paint beautiful…