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In progress —:
‘Cosima in the evergreens since I dropped this vase’ + the bedspread 
Im really enjoying something in this picture. Convos with Cosima are so lovely.
Aug 20, 2014 / 28 notes

In progress —:
‘Cosima in the evergreens since I dropped this vase’ + the bedspread
Im really enjoying something in this picture. Convos with Cosima are so lovely.

water creature.
midnight things.
A place to wash my fears.
Aug 20, 2014 / 7 notes

water creature.
midnight things.
A place to wash my fears.

stephen-narain:

"After Colour" by Brianna McCarthy

yes :)
Aug 18, 2014 / 55 notes

stephen-narain:

"After Colour" by Brianna McCarthy

yes :)

Aug 18, 2014 / 27 notes

blackgirlbravado:

brianna mccarthy and i have a few things in common.  besides being chubby cheeked girls with caribbean backgrounds, we both have a great interest in “examining issues of beauty, stereotypes and representation…” (her words via her website).  unfortunately, what we don’t share is her exquisite artistic talent.  the trini native is a self taught creative genius who expresses herself through various mediums.  portraiture, murals and doll making are just a few of the ways in which she shares her artistic thoughts with us.  in my opinion, mccarthy captures the beauty, complexity and humanity of women from the African diaspora.  some of her dedicated fans have even used her sketches as inspiration for their tattoos!  well, whether on my skin or my walls, i look forward to owning a brianna mccarthy piece in the near future.

got my copy of #transitionmagazine
114 today :) 

Quite pleased to have pieces from my Anima/us Botanica series featured in this issue with a paper by #kelliecarterjackson on Black women in film. 


Also, Kehinde Wiley’s work provides me with life in abundance.
Other artists featured in this issue include Mickalene Thomas and Allison Janae Hamilton. 

Coolness…I’m liking it :) #vscocam
Aug 18, 2014 / 11 notes

got my copy of #transitionmagazine
114 today :)

Quite pleased to have pieces from my Anima/us Botanica series featured in this issue with a paper by #kelliecarterjackson on Black women in film.


Also, Kehinde Wiley’s work provides me with life in abundance.
Other artists featured in this issue include Mickalene Thomas and Allison Janae Hamilton.

Coolness…I’m liking it :) #vscocam

Cosima in the Evergreens since i dropped this vase. (Detail)

She’s done + Im so connected to her.
Aug 16, 2014 / 59 notes

Cosima in the Evergreens since i dropped this vase. (Detail)

She’s done + Im so connected to her.

—face like a flower | crown for a chin | cosmic migraine pulsing — ‘I found you | I carry you with me’
In progress.
Aug 15, 2014 / 65 notes

—face like a flower | crown for a chin | cosmic migraine pulsing — ‘I found you | I carry you with me’
In progress.

In progress:
‘Cosima in the evergreens since I dropped this vase’ (detail)


continuing where i stopped in Havana with this series.

Rainy day quiet day thankful day introspective day — riding waves + clearing fogs.
Aug 14, 2014 / 258 notes

In progress:
‘Cosima in the evergreens since I dropped this vase’ (detail)


continuing where i stopped in Havana with this series.

Rainy day quiet day thankful day introspective day — riding waves + clearing fogs.

a song to my earth + sky | say nothing or speak gently —— in negative. Because, why not? 

×current mood× 
interaction conflicts with solitude + i’m still in hermit mode.
Aug 7, 2014 / 28 notes

a song to my earth + sky | say nothing or speak gently —— in negative. Because, why not?

×current mood×
interaction conflicts with solitude + i’m still in hermit mode.

a song to my earth and sky | say nothing or speak slowly. 

—

She + I had long conversations until sunrise. She said so much. 
In progress.
Aug 6, 2014 / 68 notes

a song to my earth and sky | say nothing or speak slowly.

She + I had long conversations until sunrise. She said so much.
In progress.

Things drawn in gardens behind the heliconias
Aug 3, 2014 / 44 notes

Things drawn in gardens behind the heliconias

Jul 30, 2014 / 12 notes

Im really enjoying animating my digital sketchbook things.
GIF play in the moments between deadlines :)

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens a friend + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :) Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down. 

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws. 

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]

A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized. Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic. 

My JBear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block.

All the time Im struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.
Jul 30, 2014 / 35 notes

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens a friend + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :) Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down.

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws.

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]

A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized. Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic.

My JBear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block.

All the time Im struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens, Rodell + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :)

Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down. 

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws. 

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]
A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized. 
Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic.
My J Bear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block today.

All the time I’m struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.
Jul 29, 2014 / 17 notes

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens, Rodell + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :)

Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down.

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws.

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]
A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized.
Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic.
My J Bear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block today.

All the time I’m struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.

digital sketchbook/i spend too much time on my phone/really i do
Things.
Jul 29, 2014 / 18 notes

digital sketchbook/i spend too much time on my phone/really i do
Things.