Sunday, December 25, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Well the Divas/Friend survived another outing and we well received, but no one found a new housemate. However we do have a sideshow of the wonderful Faie African Art Gallery new location and we had a grand ole time. We shall have our annual show/sale a Hand Works Studio/Gallery in our new location this coming weekend on the 17th and 18th. We shall keep you posted and enjoy the sideshow.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A HIP AND HOT HOLIDAY HAPPENING!
Please join us at the new Faie!
1005 E. 43rd St.
Sunday, December 11
From Noon until Six pm
Start or finish your holiday shopping with a cultural vibe!!!
Come select your holiday gifts from the finest collection of African Diasporic Art in Chicago and shop with one of our featured guests for the day…
Dobson Products of Chicago
Itiah! Cultural gifts with a Caribbean flair
Amazing handpainted light switch covers by Pearlie Taylor
…and the Divas/Friends
Arthur Wright will be in the house creating pen and ink portraits!!! Appointments are advisable for your portrait sitting.
For more info 773-268-2889
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Four years and $5.3 million later, the Roentgen School reopened as the Switching Station Artist Lofts. The building wraps entirely around its paved courtyard, which serves residents as a private gathering place and a safe play area for children. Other amenities include off-street parking, a fenced-in play area on the building's sunny south side, and a lower level suitable for meetings and other events. Apartments on the building's upper floors afford fine views of Garfield Park to the north and the downtown Chicago skyline to the east.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I would like for you meet my latest "Diva" Vashti who's dressed in a 2-pcs. satin pajama set under her silk robe with matching sandals. Vashti was the wife of King Ahasuerus and is mention in the Book of Esther of the Old Testament. In the Talmud from Jerusalem she is also and often viewed as an independent-minded heroine in the feminist interpretations of the Purim story and also called a villain. You decide, but you know that I think that she's a darling;-}
Y.W.C.A. Evanston, 1215 Church Street Evanston, IL 60201. Free admission, so if you are in the area do stop by and say hello.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
The Darling Divas/Friends are gearing up for a road-trip this weekend. We will be at the Cultural Connection African Market Place and Bazaar at:
Dixon Elementary School
8603 S. St Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60619
Friday, March 11th from 11am til 8pm
Saturday, March 12th from 9am til 7pm
So if you are in the area, do stop by and say hello.
And this weeks video features artist Kanika. Enjoy.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Meet "Obadiah" servant of Yahweh. This is my latest male friend of the "Darling Divas". I don't make many males because I like dressing the "Divas", but people ask all the time if I make any. I had two doll left in the group that I had cut/sewn, but had not stuffed or dressed and thought why not make them into men so "Rob", the only male that I have would not be alone. The shirt fabric is some of that wonderful fabric by artist/designer/activist Kweli Kitwana and do check her out at: www.africanamericanfabrics.com
Friday, February 18, 2011
This is my latest diva Kweli who's named after artist, designer, and activist Kweli Kitwana. Kitwana created the fabrics that Kweli is dressed in and the fabrics that i used in the background of this photo. She has a wonderful line of fabrics and you can judge for yourselves at: http://www.africanamericanfabrics.com/
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I shall attempt to create a "Diva" each week until I go out venting later this month and next. You know that I will post if I have anything to post and I still love watching Living Single. See you later and enjoy Kadijah.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Meet Janira who is the latest "Darling Divas". Janira is wearing emerald green long gown with matching sandals. She is also wrapped in a green, gold, and black African Wax print stole. She looks just like a diva for sure in all her green and gold. Cool, clam, and collected.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saffornia (left) and Cece (below right) have found new house-mates and have moved on. Saffornia is now residing with Susan Trice on the south-east side of Chicago and Cece has moved to the far south suburbs to Olympia Field, IL with Cece and Preston Bowe.
I had dinner with Saffornia and friends at her new home and she just sat there so contently waiting for rooms to be prepared. She's such a diva.
Cece on the other hand had her had her house-mate to give me a call last night to say that she was very happy in her new home. I will get to visit later in the year and check out her new environment.
Below is a video on a product that I plan to try and thought that I would share it with my viewers. I hope that you find it as informative as I did. Enjoy;-)
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here is "Eureka" she's my latest diva. I have been working on her for the last two weeks and she's finished. She wearing a garment that was created for an earlier diva who found a new home and that caretaker want her dressed in red/black. So I could not let a good outfit go to waste. I think that if fits Eureka better and I had not planned it that way, it just happened. She looks so serene sitting amongst the plants.