There was a Dandy Named Andy


I love this illustration and chair combination! It would go so well in my dream art studio. Check out the other "Andy Dandy" chairs by Jimmie Martin (Design duo Jimmie Karlsson and Martin Nihlmar) who collaborated with photographers Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg to create these pop inspired chairs. They are a limited edition of 5 and only available from


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Yinka Shonibare MBE

I've been studying the works of Yinka Shonibare MBE over the last year and was ecstatic to find out he has an exhibition “Yinka Shonibare MBE” at the Brooklyn Museum, its certainly on my fall to do list when it travels to the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian. What intrigues me most about Shonibare's work is the amount of research placed into his concepts before producing the works of art and the Dutch wax printed textiles are simply fantastic. I love the drama of costumes and I am a devout textile fanatic (more on this later) so seeing these two elements combined is a double dose of inspiration. He also empowers me as an artist to go out and make your dreams happen no matter the obstacles, his disability has not slowed down his process.

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What Dreams Are Really Made of

(C)2005 Tanekeya Word"

This is what dreams are really made of...a bit of imagination and a whole lot of ambition to turn it into reality.

In an effort to get organized for my move and to begin my journey to grad school I have been posting less. I'm focused on loads of artistic projects and I hope to get back on a regular blog schedule soon (thanks for following the blog). Moving back to DC after a year sabbatical of traveling, painting, and developing has left me quite energized and ready to take on the world (imagine my focus, energy level, inspiration and productivity turned up to 20...fierceness)! Keep Dreaming and remember to "Live What You Love!"