Friday, March 26, 2010

Jael's new garments and new journey.

Greetings All,
Jael (left) has gotten a new tutu, leotard, and toe-boots and in the morning she will be off to her new family/home. Then new collecter is a young lady who I met before she was born. I mean she was in her mother wound when I met mom and she's 9 years old now and is a dancer. I love this fact, I love the new garments (made at the request of the young collecter) and I think that she's even more adorable if that could be possible. I also looked up the meaning of Jael and found out that she was a worrier woman and is celebrated in bible prophecy. "Blessed among women" (Judges 5:24). Have a great life Jael and thanks to the Hightowers for adding her to their family.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

13th Annual Cultural Connections African Marketplace & Bazaar

Greetings All,
Well we are all refreshed after our first outing of the year. It was like a New Years celebration for me. Seeing old friends/collectors. The Divas/Friends where a smash hit with both males & females young and old. Some found new homes and are off on new journeys.

Kamryn is featured with her new housemates (left) Felicia and Ron Preston will be residing on the southside of Chicago and I know that she will enjoy being in their wonderful home. Felicia is a fabulous arts and I have her in my collections and will soon add a new piece.

Vibrant Velvet Jones (right) went off with Frank Frazier the noted artist who at the time was not sure when or where he was going, but he was taking her with him. Thank you so very much Mr. Frazier for your kindness.

Duchess (below) in all her gorgeousness went off to Georgia with Joyce Lomax of Jazzbon Creations for her mother and I have Joyces creations throughout my entire house and now I have new pieces to add to my collection of ceramics.
Philomena (left) found a new home here in Chicago with Ms. Cheryl D. Watkins. Jael (below center) is going to the southside home of Michelle Hightower who's daughter fell in love with and ask for only one thing to be changed and that is the color of her garments and we are working on that as we write. Marvelous Magdalena is going to Indiana to the home of Malyssa Steele and she too wanted to change the color of her garments to red/black to match her decor of her home and since she already owns one of my divas I could not refuse.

We had a wonderful time and I must start to create more Darling Divas/Friends for our next outing and I'll post pictures as they are completed. See you soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

1st Road-trip of

Greetings All,
The Darling Divas/Friends are getting ready for their first road trip of 2010. Next weekend (March 12th & 13th) we will be in attendance at the Cultural Connections African Market Place & Bazaar along with a host of others. This is for me the beginning of the vending season and I hope/pray that if you are in the area come by and say hello. We will be at Dixon Elementary School, 8306 S. St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60619. The hours are Friday, 11am - 8 pm, Saturday 9am - 7pm and for further information call 773-535-3834. I hope to see you there.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Greetings All,
Today is a bittersweet day for me thus far. I went class this morning and found out that my instructor Elizabeth Hughes died last night. This was a vibrant and energetic person who was also an awesome teacher. She will be greatly missed, please keep the Hughes family in your prayers. This was a shock and is the bitter part of my day.

The sweet part of my day that this is the birthday of my first born, Kemba Kazan Keen. This day brings back such memories as she has grown to this point of her life. I am so very grateful that she's my daughter and that I could not have asked for a better daughter.
Below is a diva that I created in honor of my real live darling diva and I've shipped her off to be with her namesake. I hope/pray these girls have a wonderful time getting to know each other. God bless and keep you Pooh on this birthday and all the days of your life.