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MY ABSTRACT PAINTINGS OF THE AFRICAN WOMAN BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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What can I say, about how colourful the woman of Africa is, when it comes to traditional dresses or national attires.  The intricate colours, integrated into the fabric is so beautiful and deeply fascinating. Every tribe, community, village, country in this continent can boast of its own traditional colours, that sets them apart from the other.  As  an African woman the colours in our fabrics, are our heritage and one we hold truly dear.  As an Artist, I have painted silhouettes of women covered in colourful fabrics, eliminating from the paintings any physical features.  My aim is to represent the fabrics, in there true form because for us its not the Style, Shape or Form its about the heritage and tradition....ENJOY.  www.artmiabo.com for more Art by            miabo enyadike                          MIABO

MY OLD JEANS WITH A TWIST! (JEAN VASES; ART AND CRAFT) BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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Old jean pants and all the             Jean Vase possibilities never fail to excite me,      Beginning the process any time I am working with them.           Twist ready These particular old jeans pants flower vases,         Textured exterior   that I made certainly had a twist to them.  I up-cycled other items and  incorporated them into the design. These items include used bottles and old newspapers           Jean   Vase My sole aim in this project was to create a vase that looks         Jean   Vase   sculpted with a worn-out textured exterior and with a twist to it... ......... Enjoy               Miabo Enyadike

FABRIC ART

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Fabric is an item that we all have because we don't only wear it,it is used in every aspect of our lives. They wear off and sometimes we are stuck with them, as it turns out, we can turn them into little art pieces that can be enjoyed by us and our kids. Here are some of my fabric remnant turned into art and craft,I used old jeans fabric because of the texture,  glued it to canvas and applied texture paste on them in order to create a worn out look and feel. Since my objective, was children when creating these craft, I decided to apply flourescent acrylic paint,  that is bright and glows in the dark to create some sort of excitement for them. ............ENJOY            www.artmiabo               MIABO

I DO THIS FOR LOVE (ABSTRACT ART) BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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Being in my art studio lately is less enthusiastic and work is so slow and almost like a burden, which should  not be because art is my life.                               PLANTS  After a lenghty discussion with myself, it turned out that the news reports I listen to, laced with doom and gloom and all the horrible narratives, about issues around the world,leaves me feeling empty and weary.This certainly was one of the factors.           FASHION The other is artist block meaning (no forthcoming meaningful creative process). This year has been one that I have been in my studio, day in day out creating art and working relentlessly, maybe I have milked myself dry, I thought and then it hit me, that my studio needed a cheerful and child like ambiance.           KIDS   Which meant bright colours and a playful workspace to keep my focus on the task ahead,shutting out these unpredictable events happening .This led me to sit down and channel my inner child with child

FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS  BY MIABO ENYADIKE Fashion for most of us is serious, and any retail therapy around fashion is welcomed, with so much delight and enthusiasm.   For me apart from the shopping aspect of fashion, I look forward to all things fashion as a way of life and it truly being a lifestyle. This is what inspires me always, to enjoy my thoughts of fashion and either pen it to paper,   or indulge myself with fashion illustrations, just for the sheer fun and delight of it. These as you have seen, are some of those fashion inner thoughts of mine come to light, I used Ink on paper and pen to give it the look of fantasy  revealing the thought of someone truly dreaming. what are your fashion thoughts?  paint it, draw it, say it, write it down, whatever just enjoy it.                               💖💖💖                   MIABO ENYADIKE START SHOPPING ART RESOURCE AND                MATERIALS HERE

ART COLORS THAT ARE HOT. ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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          ART COLORS THAT ARE HOT. I love colors growing up as a kid, was when I had my first Tie/dye outfit handed to me.  I remember the dress just like yesterday, a simple magenta and violet colored dress, with strings made for me by my mom. Since my childhood days the tie/dye design on fabric has evolved, very beautiful and intricate designs are out there. These days we see these tie/dye art form, being  transformed  into fabulous clothing items, as well as being applied on objects, creating some sort of Art.  I chose the latter and that is applying my tie/dye interpretation on on large paper boards. These boards, where given to me by a friend who was clearing and renovating her office building. She knew, I would love them and that meant a lot to me. I was thankful because they could have been crushed and discarded but she thought of me instead!. I didn't want to let her down went to work on my distressed gift and enjoyed the entire

BACK TO WORK (IN MY STUDIO) BY MIABO ENYADIKE

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 My goodness, the Johannesburg winter is over and now is spring September, bringing in new ideas and intentions, Miabo in the studio  that are out there to explore.As for me I am exploring more work in my garage office / studio,             workspace    just hoping to finish the huge pile of work laying around.     working with oldnews papers  Anyways started work already, creating some up-cycle and mixed media art,using old           upcycle/recycle  newspaper,leather, acrylic paint etc. Also more work on the empty bottles of grape juice just piling up!        miabo in her studio Would keep you posted as the work turns out, this is me today  working in my studio..........ENJOY. Old newspaper pile           www.artmiabo.com                  MIABO

Contemporary Abstract Art Faces to view by Miabo Enyadike

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Contemporary Abstract Art Faces to view                                Over the past weekend, I  needed to just paint something , there was a rush to get my thoughts and sketches down. I later discovered I had no canvas or paper, except for paint and my brushes of course.  As artist sometimes the urge to get a particular work done, at a particular time is one we can all relate too.  Sometimes this creative urge is so strong,that we are ready to drive miles to get the art materials to get our art done. For me frustration is what I felt, with no surface to work on.I had just rushed back from down town joburg with excitement, after a breakfast outing and I had spent most of the time people watching . The whole Arty vibe in Newtown, Maboneng and Arts on main was interesting and the crowd was really eclectic.  It was something I knew, I had to capture in some sort of painting. I decided to put my frustrations aside and no driving to the art store,there was n

Paint Brush Strokes That Tell An Art Story | Contemporary Art By Miabo Enyadike

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Paint Brush Strokes That Tell An Art Story          These are prints from an original paint series I tagged brush strokes, because of the movement of the brush on paper.The strokes where carried out in quick successions with a flat medium sized brush.  My paint medium of choice was acrylic and the surface was recycled cake board paper that has a smooth off white surface.  I used this particular surface because it adds a certain glow or gloss effect to paintings, its also inexpensive and it is easy to manipulate color on it. Each painting in this series tells a story. Inspiration for each of them, came from events around me. Events that we can somehow relate to personally, or one that affect others. For instance the painting of...               "The Boy"             2014,Print 90 cm x 86 cm is one of sadness, of a boy wishing that life is better than what he is experiencing now.              "The Girl"               2014;Print 90 cm x 86 cm