Contemporary Earth Day Art To View By Miabo Enyadike

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Contemporary Earth Day Art Inspired by 2017, Earth day Protest


Earth day was protested over the weekend and I sat at home and watched on TV, all the protest around the world and read some Op-eds on why this particular 2017,
earth day protest is needed.

It aimed to emphasis the need for science and funding for research on how to create Jobs and sustainability around climate change and reduction of global carbon emissions, because of climate change deniers and defunding for research. 





           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard;
        Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike


Also how all this is pivotal to sustaining our well being as humans and for our planet which by the way is under all sorts of threat.




           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard; 
Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike


As I watched and saw all the signs made and carried by the protesters,  I was amazed at the sheer audacity of the number of people who came out. 


           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard;
 Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike




I was struck by the diversity and the facial expressions of the protesters, that was awesome to say the least. 



           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard;
 Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike





By the way facial expressions drawn in a simple or rather abstract way is one Art I just love to paint or draw. 






           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard; 
Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike





So this 2017, earth day march and protest gave me fantastic personalities and content to use.




           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard; 
Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike


 A lot of the signs I noted, where written on brown corrugated cardboard paper, it looked like they where torn up in a hurry and made into signs. 

It maybe intentional or not, for me it looked like a sign of what the earth is experiencing, a desperate need to combat climate change, tearing the earth through incessant floods, wild fires, hurricanes, constant volcano eruptions, etc.


           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard; 
Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike




I was immediately inspired, to  create some sort of Art on all my cardboard boxes I, was looking to dispose.

It simply showed that our messages, can be seen or heard regardless of the material used to convey its content. 



           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard;
 Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike






As an Artist I was inspired by the creativity and simplicity of these messages and decided to create some Art on all my card board boxes packed to be discarded.



           Title:Shadows; Ink on Cardboard; 
Abstract Expression;Miabo Enyadike






Well maybe I did something right or wrong the truth is I created some sort of art, inspired by 2017, earth day protest round the world....Enjoy.


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Poster ideas that artists need by Miabo Enyadike

Poster ideas that artists need

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 MAKING POSTERS WITH YOUR ART CAN INCREASE REVENUE  FOR  ARTISTS - THIS IS HOW



ARTISTS FOCUS:

Artists focus in general look for ways to monetize their art so that it helps their bottom line. The exhibitions come and go, the commissions might come or may not that is why as artists we continue to work so that we have enough art to take care of all avenues, we hope to make money from.





In my somewhat 28 yrs of being a professional artist and a dealer, putting my artworks out there has been both challenging and rewarding at the same.

 There are a lot more avenues now that artists can use to monetize their artwork, being an Artists now couldn't be more rewarding as the internet evolves and makes art selling a lot easier. 



Abstract-Art-Poster-by-Miabo-Enyadike
                   Abstract Art Poster by Miabo Enyadike





ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES

The opportunities out there for the artists are huge and tremendous that we are spoiled for choice as to which platform to use. I use Zazzle, so I can recommend it.


The offerings on these platforms, takes away the headaches of reaching out to potential collectors and creating awareness with a business around our artworks, that in turn helps we the artists to continue creating art.




 WAY TO MONETIZE

A simple way to monetize our artworks is making Posters, art is expensive to create but it is also difficult to sell. 


Today anything can be referred to as art, we see that daily.... remember the 'famous banana episode'  last year in the Miami Basel art fair.... that should be a lesson to artists that art is what a collector says it is, not what the artists knows it is.







Orange flowers, art by miabo enyadike
photo credit: Cor Lems




 Bottom line we need collectors and them buying our artworks, is all that matters regardless of our views, subjects, medium or material. 

From a personal experience I would say style and provocation might be a selling point, that is why artists like myself explore every avenue available to get our works out there and create a collectors base, that cuts across all ages and mind set.

I sell my simple art, mostly flower illustrations and some abstracts paintings as posters on popular Print on demand sites like zazzle .







MY EXPERIENCE

My experience with online platforms started in 2014 and so far it has been good though, not without a lot of hard work with a lot of push and Posters for me has been part of that success.

 Not everyone that sees your art can afford the price of an original artwork, they love it and can't buy it even when you make limited edition prints, which are equally expensive. 

We as Artists, need to look at the gap and make something for those collectors, who love what we do and are willing to pay for downloads or posters of our artwork. 




Orange flowers, art POSTER by miabo enyadike



ATTRACTING COLLECTORS

There are collectors out there, who collect posters, some might be galleries, resellers or even decorators and these platforms makes it easier for them to connect with unknown Artists and see new and different Art.

These are some of the reasons that art selling platforms like Zazzle and others exist, they help Artists attract new buyers and collectors at practically no cost! 

They take care of that need by connecting your artworks to those collectors who need what you do at a lower price and at no cost to you the artist.


EXPOSURE & REVENUE

-These Posters bring revenue 

-The Print on Demand sites, provide exposure and puts our artworks out there. 

- Making these Art Posters creates an entrepreneurial feel around who you are and what you do.

 -Collectors take us more seriously when they understand we are more than just artists,and that we are also making products, and building a brand around our Artwork and this impression sometimes opens more doors. 


REFERRAL & LISTING

Finally apart from the Artists websites, these Print on demand platforms also act as online referral portfolios, for our artworks because we are listed in them.




YOU CAN CHECK THESE SITES OUT AND SELL  





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SOCIAL SHARING

 We as artists all have those paintings, sketches that we have in our private folios, that we muse over sometimes, turning these artworks into posters is an idea worth looking at. 

Research sites online and check what is the best fit for your work and and see how it goes from there. 




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Make sure you have all your social media platforms ready.

 You will need to share your artworks, on your social media platforms that means being present in our social media and sharing our artworks with our followers always helps with the publicity and revenue.




abstract art poster by miabo enyadike




FINALLY

-Research on the Internet about Print on demand sites. Check out Art blogs like
Abundant Artistsfor Ideas and ways to sell Art.

-Look for sites to register as a seller, read and acknowledge the rules and guidelines of the platform, upload your work, start sharing and telling people about your selling site and leave the rest to your followers to respond. 


Sometimes, not even your followers buy from you, people unknown to you from different parts of the world, just surfing the internet are most likely to buy, and are grateful you shared your art at a price they can afford....Enjoy!











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Contemporary Abstract art Portraits to view By Miabo Enyadike


Contemporary Abstract art Portrait to view

                   The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.


Lately, I have decided to create Art on any surface that interest me. Some how it's being quite exciting picking up, textured surfaces and working on them.


This leaves me free of thinking out the process or colours deeply and no! before sketching!. I just paint what my imagination brings forth on any surface.





For me it is a journey of discovery and one I'm enjoying.

It ignites in me, a kind of creativity and freedom to express myself even on a crumbled piece of paper and still feel good about it. 



The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.
  The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.


Last weekend, I picked up newspapers that had been left out under the rain, by the gate house where I live. 

They were wet and torn but they had an appeal to me. I particularly liked the texture,  the wet crumbled newspaper had and the fact that it was a surface that appealed to me instantly. 



The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.
         The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.


I separated them and dried them, being careful not to ripe it further apart and when it dried, I cured the surface with acrylic white paint. 



I painted one of my creative passions, Faces on them with Ink. 




 The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.
      The portrait of a woman; mixed media art;miabo enyadike.



The point I'm making is simple, Art is dynamic and innovative. It's not a one size fits all, it about who you are and how you can express yourself to the next man. 

That makes it interesting and gives hope and purpose to people, who want to be artist and are scared. It tells a story  also of the endless possibilities of being an Artist............Enjoy.


                   MIABO ENYADIKE

Presentation by Miabo Enyadike during the 1st World Art Resilience Meeting on March 27, 2021

 


Presentation by Miabo Enyadike during the 1st World Art Resilience Meeting on March 27, 2021




Woman

Ink on Paperboard

By Miabo Enyadike

Parmanent Collection

Musee de Resilience, St Frajou, France.



My Statement

My name is Miabo Enyadike, a fine artist, an art lifestyle blogger and a workshop instructor.



I am from Nigeria but presently I reside in Johannesburg South Africa,where I live with my husband and Kids, so I am fortunate to practice my art in both my country Nigeria and South Africa.


 I am pleased to be here and be part of this ecosystem of artists at this time.  




As an Artist with an experience of over 28 years in the profession, this last year was a really trying year for Artists especially in my continent.But I will narrow it down to Nigeria where I am from and practice my art profession also.



 The artists in Nigeria were hit hard, they experienced a change in attitude from collectors who demanded half the prices for their works and huge debts and bills that had to be paid in order to sustain their creativity kept mounting, this made a lot of artists to sell their art for nothing just to survive.



 But what was most striking was the turn to the internet to buy art. That took a lot of artists in my country by surprise because as the galleries and collectors were buying at low prices from them directly, they realized they could make better sales from online galleries, exhibitions and websites. 



Their only problem though was the fees they had to pay. Those who were able to pay participation fees saw a means to an end.



This ignited a flurry of new art websites and a lot of Nigerian older artists joined social media, It was daunting for them initially but the results from what I gathered has been good. 




They have connected via the internet to artists, art galleries and collectors alike within the country, the continent and the world raking in cash that would have been difficult to get by just sending their works to brick and mortar galleries, who were also suffering during the lock down. 

 

So the pandemic has its good and bad sides regarding the Nigerian Artists, we can only hope that things will change and improve for the best

  

 

 Bonsoir Ă  tous.

Je m'appelle Miabo Enyadike,  artiste,  blogueur et enseignante d'art.


Je viens du Nigéria, mais actuellement je réside à Johannesburg en Afrique du Sud, où je vis avec mon mari et mes enfants, j'ai donc la chance de pratiquer mon art dans mon pays, le Nigéria et en Afrique du Sud. Je suis heureuse d'être ici et de faire partie de cet écosystème d'artistes.


En tant qu'artiste avec une expĂ©rience de plus de 28 ans dans la profession, cette dernière annĂ©e a Ă©tĂ© une annĂ©e vraiment Ă©prouvante pour les artistes, en particulier sur mon continent, mais je vais me limiter au NigĂ©ria d'oĂą je viens et oĂą je pratique ma profession artistique Ă©galement. 



Les artistes nigérians ont été durement touchés, ils ont connu un changement d'attitude de la part des collectionneurs qui exigeaient la moitié du prix de la vente de leurs œuvres et ont d'énormes dettes et les factures à payer pour maintenir leur créativité ne cessait de monter, ce qui a incité beaucoup d'artistes à vendre leur art pour rien, juste pour survivre.


 Mais ce qui a Ă©tĂ© le plus frappant, c'est le virage sur Internet pour l'achat de l'art. 


Cela a pris beaucoup d'artistes dans mon pays par surprise, car comme les galeries et les collectionneurs achetaient directement auprès d'eux Ă  bas prix, ils ont rĂ©alisĂ© qu'ils pouvaient faire de meilleures ventes grâce aux galeries, expositions et sites Web en ligne. 



Leur seul problème était les frais qu'ils devaient payer. Ceux qui ont pu payer les frais de participation ont vu un moyen d'y parvenir.



Cela a déclenché une vague de nouveaux sites Web d'art et de nombreux artistes nigérians plus âgés ont rejoint les médias sociaux,

C'était intimidant pour eux au début, mais les résultats de ce que j'ai recueilli sont bons.



 Ils se sont connectĂ©s via Internet Ă  des artistes, des galeries d'art et des collectionneurs Ă  la fois dans le pays, le continent et le monde en rĂ©coltant de l'argent qu'il aurait Ă©tĂ© difficile d'obtenir en envoyant simplement leurs Ĺ“uvres Ă  des galeries de brique et de mortier, qui souffraient Ă©galement pendant le confinement.



La pandémie a donc ses bons et ses mauvais côtés en ce qui concerne les artistes nigérians, nous ne pouvons qu'espérer que les choses vont changer et s'améliorer pour le mieux. Je vous remercie.

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