Monday, 13 February 2017

EIGHT DIY VALENTINE GIFT IDEAS . BY MIABO ENYADIKE.

Valentine season is here, and our thoughts are on how to spend the day with people we love and care for.


              Wood and paper cuts love hangings


 We can start by thinking of ways to make that the day special for people we love and truly appreciate.




For me it is making Art and craft the way I know with the sole intention of giving out to everyone special to me.



            Paper Heart on canvas


We always want to share that day expressing our love, in several ways. The top of our list is giving out gifts.



                     Paper and fabric heart 

These days our valentine day could be spent with charities we support and


Crochet bags with hearts



projects that are dear to our heart or the most important our loved ones.

                                  Tote bag with love Applique 



 Whatever way we intend to spend valentine's day, the giving of gifts is what makes the day.


Cards and Gift Tags 




               Cards and Gift Tags 

 I share with you some of my   hand made valentine gifts, made with love.............ENJOY!.


                         Miabo.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

HOW TO BLEND BOOKS AND ART IN A SMALL SPACE BY MIABO ENYADIKE

As an Artist and Interior decorator,I get inspirations from the books I read and collect. These books mostly are biographies,fiction, design,Art and 'How to books'.


I am always on the lookout for books that are relevant to my craft so I am forever collecting.

 The whole collecting of books makes my space crammed but I love my books and I want to share them with friends and guest alike.

 The daunting task was how to create a space that would blend both my books and Art together without it being 'crampy'.

That I was able to achieve for my space when



Recently, I read an article in an  interior decor magazine, about shelves making a comeback.




These book shelves,I read about where really well made and looked more like Art, than shelves.
That was a delight for me. 



Gone are the days when books were arranged in sturdy built, boring looking shelves that didn't add flair to a room,they were



 rather intimidating and daunting just looking at them.



Books these days, are part of home decor accessories, 


 they are stylish to have on coffee tables, as a pile or scattered around cute shelves in a space.



They create a chic space, that says a lot about the style of the individual, inhabiting that space.

 Having said that, this has inspired me to show how,



 I have blended my books and Art in my own space. 


I love books and I am an Artist what can I  say..........  Enjoy.

Friday, 3 February 2017

THE ART OF FLOWERS, PLANTS, FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS IN INK. BY MIABO ENYADIKE


ONLINE ART EXHIBITION.



            Flower Arrangement: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.


MY ARTIST STATEMENT:

Flowers are a staple in our lives, the emotions they provide us is completely supreme.

My inspiration for these Abstract Art Ink paintings is simple to convey a message that Art is dynamic and our interpretations of what we view or sense is totally personal. 


It is for me to create a reality in a complete abstract way that is recognised and understood by all who behold these works as Art..............Miabo Enyadike. 




                      FLOWERS: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                           FLOWER:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:24cm'12cm:Miabo Enyadike.






            FLOWERS IN A VASE: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:24cm'12cm:Miabo Enyadike.






                        FLOWER:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:24cm'12cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                        FLOWERS:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                    FLOWERS: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                    FLOWERS:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.






                         FLOWERS:  Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                        PLANT: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                          FLOWERS: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





        FLOWERS IN A VASE: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                        FLOWERS: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





          FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                          PLANT: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                           FLOWERS:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.




FLOWERS IN A VASE OF WATER:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:12cm'8cm:Miabo Enyadike.





                   FLOWERS: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm: Miabo: Enyadike.





                       FLOWER: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm: Miabo Enyadike.





 FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.



      FLOWERS IN A VASE:Abstract Art:Ink on Paperboard:100cm'77cm:Miabo Enyadike.




...................ENJOY!



                                                                                       MIABO

Saturday, 28 January 2017

MY ABSTRACT THOUGHTS BY MIABO ENYADIKE


These abstract Art on display are some of my works over the years and each work represents the way I see nature, humanity and events around me.




                                 DISTORTED SOCIETY BY MIABO ENYADIKE

My inspiration, stems from everyday occurrences and my influence is contemporary modern art concepts that have no barriers.


              FACES FORGOTTEN BY MIABO ENYADIKE

My interpretation  of events, is simply the way it translates itself,within me. 


MIGRATION BY MIABO ENYADIKE



The impression it leaves me with, is a deciding factor, on how best to convey a story and the the subtle message it carries with it.



                                   GARDEN OF EDEN BY MIABO ENYADIKE

The aim is to show people the many ways and channels that simple stories about events, culture, humanity,nature can be told just with



                                                       MAN BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Paintings,bottles,Plastic,Paper and fabric.
..........Enjoy



                                            AFRICA BY MIABO ENYADIKE


                                               Miabo

Thursday, 19 January 2017

UNDERSTANDING YOUR ART CORE; ART BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE.

I have always asked myself what exactly drives my passion to create Art and Craft?. what is this driving force that makes me want to turn the usual to unusual given the time and effort required to achieve it?.



                                ETHNIC ROPED POTS; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 For years I have always told myself and people that it is passion that ignites my creativity but ain't we all passionate about something or someone? yes we are sometimes briefly, other times forever.


                                     ETHNIC DINING SET; 2006; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 I decided to look inwards and really deep inside my core and it hit me the simple truth I discovered is I love creating things with my hands regardless of its appeal. 
                      ERUPT; ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA; 2006; MIABO ENYADIKE

I need to do something! and thank goodness it is creativity in the form of Art. 


                       ETHNIC POTS AND POT STANDS; 2006; MIABO ENYADIKE.

This deep sense of loyalty to my creative spirit is the driving force of my passion to create Art practically with any thing I can lay my hands on. 

                             ASSORTED DECOR BOTTLES; 2006; MIABO ENYADIKE

Its been several long years away from the Art scene in my home country Nigeria in west Africa, holidaying there briefly I discovered not much has changed in terms of Art concept but a lot has changed in Pricing of Art. 

               ETHNIC SCREEN; 2006; MIABO ENYADIKE

People pay premium for Art and there are more collectors out there willing to patronize and commission Artist,that in itself is fantastic. 




                       STORY; NEWSPAPER ON CLAY POT; 2006; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

My last exhibition in Lagos was held in 2006 at TERRAKULTURE, the Nigeria Art Institute and it was memorable and was documented by a good friend of mine,Willem.



 WILLEM AND I REUNITING AFTER 11 ODD YEARS. ALL PICTURES CREDIT TO WILLEM VEMEER
                                       

 I remember Artist and guest alike wondering why there where few paintings and more  decor objects. 


                  ETHNIC POTS WITH COLOURS AND  BEADS;2006  BY MIABO ENYADIKE

All I wanted to achieve was simply how simple objects enhance our lives in an ethnic setting no pretence and the beauty it brings.


                            HOME; ACRYLIC ON BOARD;2006 BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 I worked with all sorts of materials for months unending to stress that point and at last it was curated in a way I thought fit.
A living room and a dinning area with my ethnic designs.


ETHNIC CURATED LIVING ROOM SPACE; 2006; MIABO ENYADIKE


What were the reviews? don't remember! but what I do know is I was faithful to my core and my creativity, 


        ETHNIC CURATED LIVING SPACE WITH ART AND CRAFT BY MIABO ENYADIKE
not questioning for once how people will react to this concept just did what I knew inside me,what I saw and believed in.

And I was nominated for a Ford foundation award/grant which I was later given for contemporary Art in 2006, alongside my peers.


                            CRACKS; PAPIER MACHE POT; 2006 BY MIABO ENYADIKE

These things I have mentioned ignited a passion that drove the creative process for me.


                                 ETHNIC ROPED POTS; 2006; BY MIABO ENYADIKE

 I enjoyed every aspect of it,I have since moved on to explore new aesthetics while remaining true to my core....and hoping that we all find what drives our passion......Enjoy



WINE HOLDER AND TABLE;2006;BY MIABO ENYADIKE
                                                  Miabo