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Friday, 24 May 2013

VINTAGE PARIS DECOR BOTTLES. BY MIABO ENYADIKE



Bottles, bottles, bottles, what can I say I love them! There is so much potential in these bottles, that one wonders if it would  ever be completely exploited.










Vintage Paris stamps sealed with mod podge


 Decorating bottles to me is an Art form, that, requires total patience and focus, in order to transform a once empty bottle worth nothing at all, to something beautiful with value attached to it, yes I mean good value of course!. I never get tired of  working and designing on empty bottles and jars, thank goodness I am not alone in this art form.



Vintage Paris stamp sealed with mod podge

 I could completely go blank working on a painting, holding my brush in front of a canvas and wondering what happened to my brilliant idea(artist block) or the same block could come up, when trying out interior decorating ideas for a client or even a design pitch, but not on crafting decor bottles.




 


For me it is a form of art that is not only therapeutic, but so much fun to create. It is an art form, that has been on for centuries passed on from culture to culture, used for all sorts of purpose and still going strong.



Decorated with tissue paper,modpodge,vintage print and spray paint.


the good thing now is, it all depends greatly, on  independent ideas and interpretations, as opposed to it been attached to a culture or tradition.



Decorated with paper and ribbons.


 Well crafted bottles, can be seen in upmarket stores,and are used as gifts, decor pieces, art pieces , for storage and are collected by people all over the world. One thing  that stands out, in all my years of this art form, is how it never stops to create curiosity, and amazement to people. I love 




Decorated with vintage lace and jute rope, painted two shades of pink.




Decorated with grey tissue paper and hessian fabric.



that look on the face of someone or people, coming to terms with the fact that this could be the bottle discarded last night! WOW! well there you go, what can I say, except enjoy with me these fab decor bottles I made with all my love from me to you.





Vintage Paris stamps on painted bottles sealed with modpodge

                                           ENJOY!www.artmiabo.com
MIABO

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

THE YORUBA MAN (MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD) OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING.BY MIABO ENYADIKE

           

      Cleaning up a place or a storage is always a daunting  rewarding task, and that was exactly  how my cleaning exercise at my Garage turned Art Studio felt.

 When I had finished the uphill task of cleaning, clearing, repainting the walls all by myself, it indeed opened my eyes to the potential and possibilities, of some of the items I had earmarked as waste.

One such item  was my old work surface, a Simple wooden door placed on a wooden cupboard, used basically for everything art.



USED DOOR

The wear and tear, could be felt each time it was in use. I finally got myself a new work surface, and it Struck me, that this door could actually be transformed into something special and here I was about to discard what could be of more value.

Indeed, that was a light bulb moment! I decided to turn this old door into a surface for a mixed media painting, using acrylic and oil paints on the already disused textured surface.

My subject a Yoruba Man. I felt a huge personal reward,when I finished this painting, one of inspiration and satisfaction, that I had done the right thing!.




VOILA -YORUBA MAN 

Think again, what can you do with some of that junk?. This object was originally a door, and for years became my work table when I



 placed it on an old cupboard in the Garage. It is now one of my most sought after paintings.
I grew up in Lagos, South-west Nigeria and despite it's cosmopolitan nature, remains the bastion of the Yoruba, and the peculiar nature of their dressing, leaves an indelible cultural mark that is distinguishable anywhere, you find someone adorned with the attire, you know immediately, it is a Yoruba man.Enjoy!
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Monday, 6 May 2013

THE VILLAGE TRADER (MIXED MEDIA ART) BY MIABO ENYADIKE


When a good friend of mine dropped by my house over a year ago, She brought with her  50 empty paper egg crates.


                                               EMPTY EGG CRATES

 She told me she had just  uncluttered her house when She  thought  of me!. Wow that was huge for me.

Now, don't get me wrong, my house is not an incinerator nor a refuse dump. She had no idea she had just sent my imaginative mind racing.


 I thanked her and pondered, for almost a year on what exactly to do with this Greek Gift. It was there staring at me every time I was in my garage/studio, I knew it had huge potential but how?



                                               EMPTY EGG CRATES


Finally I decided to use it as a base for an oil painting. I thought to myself it must have an appeal and value.




THE VILLAGE TRADER; 140CM,50CM; OIL ON EGG CRATES; MIXED MEDIA
2013; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



I kept processing it in my mind, from a creative and marketing point of view, on how best to go about creating something out of these crates sitting in my garage.


Which you will find below when it was still work in progress,



PAINTED CRATES TO BE JOINED WITH GARDEN WIRE.




I also thought it should make a very good art piece, that would be a conversation piece.



THE VILLAGE TRADER; 140CM,50CM; OIL ON EGG CRATES; MIXED MEDIA
2013; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



I got my inspiration from the Art of the ancient Egyptians, from the paintings done on the walls of the pyramids.It turned out,that with a good inspiration and a subject matter my aim was achieved!.


 A lesson learnt, and one echoed by all who saw it on display at my last exhibition,in a time of  austerity, and high cost of living, unemployment and financial uncertainties look within, there just might be wealth laying around.




THE VILLAGE TRADER; 140CM,50CM; OIL ON EGG CRATES; MIXED MEDIA
2013; BY MIABO ENYADIKE



We all have things laying around the house that are of value and some are not, but they all are useful,we can give to charity, re-purpose  them or even recycle.
Here is the finished work ENJOY.
TITLE:THE VILLAGE TRADER


 MIABO
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Sunday, 5 May 2013

ART AND RE-PURPOSING (USED BOTTLES AND USED PLASTIC CONTAINERS; ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA).BY MIABO ENYADIKE

There are loads of fabulous items that have come out of the least expected discarded items mostly from our homes.




             BOTTLES;
          WAR AND DESTRUCTION
       Abstract/Mixed Media

These finds have been  up-cycled, recycled whatever you want to call it into different art forms that some how appeal to us,


EMPTY PLASTIC CONTAINERS;
RED ROSE GARDEN
 Abstract Mixed Media 

 or make us all want to create some or even hoard things hoping that one day we too might create something spectacular out of waste.
I love it so I will share with you guys up-cycled crafts that I love........ENJOY
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                MIABO