Canvas: Yemaya

   There is absolutely nothing that makes me happier than when my pieces get to their new owners.
   This canvas piece went through so many stages, after all this time I’m happy to know she’s complete and cared for.
Her glittered tail, and glow in the dark moons were a secret surprise I just had to include. 🌖🌘🌑🌒🌓

Canvas: Oracle

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Alright, alright.. this may not be so new, in case you’ve been paying attention.. but let me explain.
This piece was recently showcased in The Color Scenes: An all Alpha Female Experience, and I finally got around to taking better pictures of it. Before I even finished it, a fellow beauty by Michelle fell in love with it and insisted on purchasing it. I think you guys all know how much I love when my pieces go to good homes, there was no way I was going to say no.

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Once it made it’s debut at the show, it was time to ship the canvas all the way to Florida. When I tell you I struggled, I’m telling you I struuuuugggleeeed to  find a box. Evetrything was too small, the wrong shape. I was feeling defeated. It came to the point that a month passed and I had the eyes of the girl on the canvas staring at me.. grilling me… telling me I sucked. I’ve been on the hunt for a mini fridge in my room, and when I finally ordered and it arrived it felt like a stroke of genius hit me. Hello, Milli, get your shit together.
   I padded the hell out of that box, I spent way too much on that postage and blew the majority of the profit on just shipping charges, but at this point I didn’t care. I overnight-ed the box, and tracked the hell out of that package. When I received the text message that the package was delivered, I called Michelle up, eye boogers, bad breath and all ( I had just woken up) and told her to check outside her door.
She was also so excited, (and just waking up..or should I say I woke her up). Having her reaction being so elated over something that I created was the best feeling ever. I’m extremely grateful with  her patience, and am more appreciative that my piece gets to be admired by someone so sweet and thoughtful.

Many, many thank you’s  Michelle!
♥.
M

Behind the Scenes: Oracles

I finally picked up a paintbrush this week. I have showcase coming up where I’ll be presenting a few pieces. I took a stroll through Michael’s, and every time I walk in, I feel like a little kid in a toy store. I fell in love with a few bottles of metallic paint. I ended up purchasing 3 bottles, a nice teal, a gold and a bronze… I think that was my favorite.
I had no idea what I was going to paint, but I was going to make it happen. I threw on some trap music, and then some electronic and just let the brushes do their work. I’ll show you guys the end result soon!

Triple Teaser, The Beginning of a New Series

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m all about getting work done.

These 3 new paintings are the first of a new series that I’m titling “Addicted to CC”. I won’t be showing the full canvases as of yet, but you know I can’t resist to show a little teaser. Look at all those curves!

The title is a play on words, which will be more literal on canvas, so I can’t wait to see what I come up with.IMG_0208

New Artwork| Without a Voice

Sometimes I forget to post new work, so irresponsible of me, I know.

This piece titled ” Without a Voice”  was something I actually did fairly quickly. She was something simple, demure and showed enough emotion without exaggeration. When I was done painting her, I noticed she looked asian, which I was pretty happy with and had no intent on doing. I’ve painted many latinas and women of color. This time I had something new to add to the mix, and this is just the beginning.

If you would like to purchase this painting, please email 2minxinx@gmail.com with the subject: No Voice

New Artwork: “I’m So Over This City”

 I had this huge canvas with so many ideas on how to fill it. This 36x 52 studio canvas was primed in a beige coat and rimmed with gold spray paint around the edges. I wanted to go with something neutral, something that didn’t try so hard to stand out. This curly haired beauty  is enjoying her view on her swing, right over her city.

Even though NYC is glittered and beautiful, sometimes you just happen to be over it.

That’s why this piece is titled

“I’m So Over This City”

This piece has already been sold, please stay tuned for more artwork !

Art Show: Soel at Greenpoint Gallery

My boy Soel had his first solo art show and the crew couldn’t be prouder of him. Yes, it’s been a while since most of us have been in the same room together, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not there for each other when it really matters.

I met up with Chris and had a few beers and some mac n cheese with bacon at some tiny bar that looked like it was homed in the south. Their cornbread was pretty delicious as well.

We stopped by a deli and picked up more beers, this time I stuffed them in my purse, for you know :cough cough: “easy access”.We walked into Greenpoint Gallery and the walls were filled with Soel’s pieces. Graffiti inspired everything. Some inspired by the late Cheech Wizard. I fell in love with a water tower piece that I regret not paying for sooner.

While roaming the other floor (that had different artists) Chris and I missed our chance on two different pieces that we wanted to go home with.

When we got back to his floor, we ended up purchasing 2 items, that are now hung up and living beautifully at Chris’s.


Catching up with the fellas is always great, after the show we headed to a bar in Williamsburg to get some more drinks. The guys are hilarious, especially when it came to their freestlye rap battles.