Posts Tagged: Queen of the Pen

Elements of Nature

Yesterday, was a very artistically productive day. I wanted to paint representations of the four elements of nature: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water. I began with basic acrylic paintings; but soon realized more was needed to convey my messages. So, I opted to use glue, old newspapers, and plaster.

Oak Park Conservatory – An Amazon Forest in the City

I recently took a trip to the historical Oak Park Conservatory in the Chicago area. It’s a small, volunteer-operated facility that brings the natural beauty of the Amazon to City Dwellers.

It’s Genetic!

I come from a family of very talented people, both maternal and paternal. We consist of visual artists, musicians, vocalists, dancers, and writers. With each brush stroke I celebrate my mom, Betty J. Robinson-Burton, who is a visual artist and clothes designer/tailor.

Unconditional Beauty

We often hear that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, even when beauty is beheld it comes with conditions. It’s either thin, muscular, curvy, petite, or tall to fit another person’s liking.

African Sun

My DNA test indicated my Angolan heritage. I have so much to learn about my African family history. For now, I’ll allow my paintings tell my stories, hopefully, spiritually connecting me to my ancestors.

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