How the the Spirit of Malawi Transformed My Images

How the the Spirit of Malawi Transformed My Images

Malawian Inspired Art: 2019-2024 Greetings from Lilongwe, Malawi. I hope you're doing well. As you may have heard, Malawi is currently grappling with the tragic loss of Vice President Saulos Chilima who died this week in a tragic plane crash. This is a time of deep...

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I’m Moving! +New Malawian-Inspired Art

I’m Moving! +New Malawian-Inspired Art

There's so much going on at the moment. I'll try not to be too long-winded...First, I wanted to share some new Malawian-inspired art created recently. The largest piece by far is a mural I designed. It was painted in April and completed a few weeks ago.My former UNFPA...

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How to Shine on Social Media -For Artists & Idealists

How to Shine on Social Media -For Artists & Idealists

I was asked years ago when I first started teaching online if I would ever make a social media course for artists and creatives that would go with my earlier color, web, design, creativity, and illustration offerings. Back then (2015) I did not yet feel like I knew...

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Talking Location-Independent Art, Work, & Life

Talking Location-Independent Art, Work, & Life

-with Art Ladders: The Creative Climb Podcast I've been busy these past few weeks with making art, online and live training digital media sessions, and a new podcast interview. Phew! My brother (Kevin Palana (Lawrence) of CAT Country 98.1 Providence, RI. fame) is the...

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New Textile Drawings. The Art Underfoot.

New Textile Drawings. The Art Underfoot.

Hitting the Mats Hi. Today I wanted to share two new textile drawings I made recently. Both were inspired by mats (literally the art underfoot!) made in Malawi with wicker/straw or chitenje patterned material. Above, is one of my new textile drawings called Woven...

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New Murals + Live Social Media Workshop

New Murals + Live Social Media Workshop

Hitting the Ground Running I've been back in Malawi for two weeks now, and it was time to get back making to work straight away. This past week I made five new murals after my recent USA and Germany trip to see family in July. My team of former digital media students...

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Meet up? New Live + Virtual Art Shows Open

Meet up? New Live + Virtual Art Shows Open

I'm about to head to the USA over the weekend. Things have been busy here in Lilongwe, Malawi with teaching live courses and helping UN organizations with their design and communications, but I'm almost ready for the 30+ hour journey (and finally catching up on all...

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Does This Torus Drawing Unblock Stuck Energy?

Does This Torus Drawing Unblock Stuck Energy?

Using Art to help Unblock Stuck Energy If you are feeling a bit stuck in life, I thought I'd share my work in progress that can help get positive energy flowing again. It's *almost* done and I am definitely going to need a name for it in the coming week or so. The...

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