About a week I was part of some beautiful events celebrating Panamanian Black Ethnicity month. From the Afro-Artistic Gala and Auction, the African Fashion Festival and the AfroFestival, I shared space with amazing musicians, artists, designers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Learned a lot from those three events and will be making some changes to how I work and put my art out there. This experience got me thinking a lot about how much I want to grow as an artist and where I want to accomplish in the next couple of years. Starting with posting more often, I hope to share more of my work in the near future.
I’ve been working on small… mini portraits of black men and women exploring different features and hairstyles. There will be quite a few of them and I will share some more information on them in a few. In the meantime here’s an image of the first one.
Helping those in need through art. 15% of every artwork purchased will go to “Nutre Hogar”, a private organization here in Panama created in 1988 by Monseigneur Romulo Emiliani and a group of volunteers to prevent severe malnutrition in children in the most impoverished communities in the country. The organization’s health, nutrition, sanitation and environmental protection programs benefit more than 5,000 preschoolers and their families daily at a national level.
Your purchase will help many children and families have healthier food options that would otherwise be difficult to have access to.
Please visit my online store here: http://gianadedierstudio.tictail.com/ As pieces are sold, new ones will be added to the store.
I’ve been using this blogging platform for a bit over a year to publish my process and progress with my artwork. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do it in a consistent basis. I’ve taken some time to get organized, really think about the path I wish to take and how I wish to travel that path. So the time has come to move my work to a space I hope allows me to be share more often and build relationships with those who choose to tag along.
I’ll be sharing the website link soon and hope those of you have been reading my posts so far come and visit often. In the meantime you can visit my Facebook page to see what’s new.