The closing ceremony for the first successful group exhibition by my good, dear friend Annette Fernando is happening this Thursday. I am very happy to announce that not only did I feature in the exhibition, but I’ll also be hosting the event on the night!
I felt with my experience and confidence built up from doing YouTube videos and Twitch livestreams, this was the next step up for me to go. I am very excited to host and present on the night!
There will be exclusive postcards of the artwork featured in the exhibition for sale, also some amazing performances from bands, musicians to spoken word poets on the night.
Being part of this exhibition has been such an achievement for me, I’m so happy to be able to share my artwork with my friends and family. It’s made me hungry for more – I will be featuring in more group exhibitions and soon will have my own solo exhibition too (it’s about time I did!)
I wanted to create some content for my social media that showcases how I package my prints and the quality of the products I have for sale on my Etsy.
As well as this, I wanted to show reviews from recent customers which have been nothing but positive in a fun way! I had the idea to create it similar to the iMessage format. I designed the speech bubbles in Adobe Illustrator, downloaded the SF fonts and then created the templates in Photoshop to complete and save off for web and social media apps. These were the results!
A lot has been happening my end, along with fantastic opportunities for commissions as an artist, I am also growing as an influencer too! I am absolutely excited about the campaigns I’ve been asked to work on and it really warms my heart to have this recognition. To be a body positive influencer and an artist influencer too, to teach others that not only can they make art but they are also themselves – ART!
This is the message I want to spread across, along with good vibes and fun – always!
I am really proud to say I have not one, but 2 collaborations with my fave ever boba tea place Xing Fu Tang! The first was a visit and the second is this illustration too. I am so excited to be working with them and I hope it only continues!
I recently made myself a Spotify playlist to lift up my mood, help me feel good and remind myself of the bad B I really am. I think it’s important for us women to empower ourselves, to take ownership and feel good about our bodies too! This is what I was channelling whilst drawing this image.
This illustration was actually an unfinished piece from 2018 that I came across it whilst I was organising my files on my laptop. That’s when the idea hit me, and I was able to complete the piece with haste because it just was the perfect composition and concept for me to portray an issue I feel really passionate about and that is incredibly close to home.
As we all slowly adjust back to reality and lockdown eases; remember this isn’t a moment, it’s a movement. Protect the young black minds that will drive the next generation, we are all helping to bring change.