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The Belchers.
Done on 7-8 inch embroidery hoops.  The trio is finished!  Louise and Tina have been sold (Though I can take custom orders for them)  Gene is currently available. ;)

Detail of a 3 panel triptych by artist Saba Barnard @artbysaba at the #pleiadesgallery #durham #nc #madonna #unity #diversity #starsandstripes #byzantine #painting
Checking out @muralarts in #philly with artist Yves Wilson #artigniteschange @yvesisalive
Missed the 2” of snow in #bpt cuz we got blue skies in #philly #jillscott #dobbinstech #murals #walls  (at Dobbins Football Field)
"Champagne for my real friends.
 Real pain for my sham friends.” — #FrancisBacon #art #painting #AGNSW


MIA is entirely too turnt

All these women look amazing

"…ain’t it funny, I still got on all my clothes and I can still sing….."
—Jill Scott, live with The Roots, ‘You Got Me’


"OK Computer": i-D Magazine presents the Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collection.
Shot by Olivia Rose and styled by Jack Botkett, the editorial features models Akinola Davies, Andre Brown, Curtis McFarlane, Jay Kirton, Jean Sebastian Pougnand, Jerome Brown, Larry B, Mitchell Dyer and Richard Kelapo.


Leo and Diane Dillon


Each year, when the new model of Air Jordans was introduced, every Black kid I knew, rich or poor, was trying to get those “sneaks.” A crisp, clean pair of brand-spanking-new Air Jordan sneakers was a supreme status symbol for anyone who wanted to be cool and “down with the streets.”

One kid could be heard saying to another, “Yo! Did you see the new Jordans? Them joints is fly, yo!” A typical response would be “Yeah, man, I got them on layaway” or “They’re fresh, but I still like last year’s better!” The latter was code for “my mom can’t afford them.”

The average outsider looking around the projects or a dilapidated inner-city neighborhood might not even have imagined that teenagers were wearing shoes that cost nearly the equivalent of an entire month’s rent. The visitor might have wondered, Why not trade the shoes in and move to a better neighborhood? But that would have defeated the purpose of buying the shoes. The point was to be in the concrete jungle and dress like a million bucks. That defiance was the essence of Black cool. It was one way for poor youth to defy the weight and gravity of their social class.



artist Hank Willis Thomas, Soul from Black Cool edited by Rebecca Walker.

(via howtobeterrell)

Flickr user demersal’s shots of Greece

"And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love."

- Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love  (via lapalomanegra)

(Source: hello-lolo)

Sydney Albertini, “all over self #3”, self portrait series
On at the Flinn Gallery upstairs at the Greenwich Library in CT. Exhibition is on til March 12, 2014
Artist talk Sunday March 2, 2pm

Ife Bronze Seated FigureBenin Kingdomc. unknown. 
»Aaron Mobley / Heart of Afrika Designs.

#LFW close up: ktzofficial costume jewellery, velvet appliqué and furry gloves make a statement for #AW14