Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

so….it’s been over a month and i’m still bursting with pride…


i can’t articulate how amazing — and how amazingly cool — our former president is.

and moreover, he’s a good man.

no…a great man.

and the best of who we all should aspire to be.

(thanks kehinde)



Totem Sculptures – Ashley Hicks

somewhere near the top of my list of ‘very unnecessary’ desires is a tabletop sculpture from ashley hicks.

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ashley is based in the uk. give him a holler. he’ll create a sculpture especially for you.

each sculpture is about 20 inches tall. each is unique. customizable. terribly un-british.

ashley hicks – uk

ashley hicks – usa


Michele Oka Doner

an artist of the first caliber. i had the good fortune to meet her in 2017.

we need more like her. those who bring chic, elegance, and beauty to the world.

she does…both in presence and deed.

michele oka doner studio


Lynette Yiadom Boakye

lynette yiadom boakye

london born and based lynette yiadom boakye

paintings in the tradition of the vibrant mono-color of jacob lawrence, her 21st century translations are grand scaled with frank exuberant brushstrokes.

it’s said she finishes any given work in one day, hence its seeming lifelike impatience to engage and leap off the canvas

lynette yiadom boakye - redlynette yiadom boakye - green

…i would own one of these (if they weren’t in museums)…



Misty Copeland


 Misty Copeland

…because my heart is in need of a reminder of beauty, grace, and strength…