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Saturday, February 23, 2019



Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

Art on a plate is one project I enjoyed working on. I always love to work on new surfaces and experience new ideas. 


Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

These paintings done on plates with a textured background were inspired by the texture that is found on old decaying buildings falling apart.

Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

 These buildings, have this fascinating  
 mixture of different layers of paint mixed with damp wallpaper, and peeling walls.

Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

 I am into old buildings, they are intriguing and fascinating to me.

Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

 Last week, I visited a 120yr old building and the texture and patina on the zinc shed in the yard, with different shades of reds and browns was really rich. 

Abstract Art Painting, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike.

The main house was once a small manor and the same could be said for the walls, for there were layers and layers

Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

 of a peeled surface, each showing coats of paint, mixed with wallpaper installed by previous inhabitants of the property. 

Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

Each former owner, putting their mark on these walls.

Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

While others that were present, saw decay and sighed, I saw unintended Art in the making and I love that. 

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Mixed Media Abstract Art, on a plate by Miabo Enyadike

 I was inspired, to recreate my impression of these walls on plates............. Enjoy!

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Monday, September 24, 2018


My Artist focus for this month of September, is Ogunlesi Paul Oyetunde, a young Nigerian Artist whose artworks is inspired by humanity and his immediate society.

His style of painting is focused on Portraiture and an honest expression of the human face, with regards to real people portraying real expressions. 

I can relate to Ogunlesi's realistic paintings of expressions with emotions and how he draws inspiration from people because I am also inspired by the human expressions and faces around me, I just create mine in abstract. 

The reason, I think Ogunlesi is a young Nigerian Artist to watch is because of his focus and sheer genius of the understanding of the human face and how it is structured. 

He's ability, to create wholesome portraits of his subject, that immediately tells you the story of this subject and the society they belong to and represent is telling of an artist, who not only paints well but understands the background of his subjects.
 I also love the fact that, his art is conscious of the environment in which he works because he paints on news prints (old newspapers,) which creates a textured surface for his art. 

In turn, he reduces waste subtly and selflessly creates art and awareness, about simple recycling and upcycling of newspapers in a respected and appreciated manner, which is indeed inspiring.

Below is Ogunlesi Paul's Bio and accomplishments:

 Artist Statement

Art to me is a reflection of who I am, my experiences, my environment and all that makes up my African society. 

I can't describe myself, except that I am always the focal point of my art, irrespective of the subject, I create. My art represents me and portrays my impression of any subject I paint, in a way that everyone witnessing my work, can understand the story I'm telling, because it is art, a universal Language.

Brief Bio
Ogunlesi Paul is From Ogun State,Nigeria and was born on the 14th day of November 1994 in Lagos,Nigeria. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yaba College of  Technology,Lagos, Nigeria, where he obtained National Diploma in General Art (A major in Painting)
He worked as an IT student in Defactori  Art Studio under Akintunde Olajide John and has participated in numerous art workshops and symposiums, within the country which include, OYASAF marble print workshop, Artmiabo Art workshop and Facilitator at the young at Art workshop organised by Omolayo Art Gallery.
The Medallion Art workshop in honor of Kolade Oshinowo's birthday. Art in Medicine Fellowship and Workshop 2018 and Artbridge project symposium,as well as  several group art exhibitions which include  OYASAF Art for peace Exhibition, Spirit Art Festival (organised by the House of Bezalel ).
 Ogunlesi, has been involved in several art projects that have earned him awards and recognition, as a young emerging Artist.

Some of these awards Include:

Overall Winner of The Show off Live Competition 2016. 

Winner of the TMP Library Art Competition.

One of the top 100 Artists and consolation prize winner, at the Union Bank Centenary Art Competition 2017.
 The art projects he has participated in to date include:

Participating Artist, Customer Segmentation Framework Art Exhibition,
Participating Artist,at the Otta Art fair and Exhibition.

Participaticipating artist art the ICAF Lagos Art Show,
Participating Artist at the Global Segmentation Framework exhibition 2018.

 Participating artist at the "My Environment" Art workshop and exhibition organised by the BBAAN
He is also a member of the Beyond Borders Artists Association of Nigeria.

To contact Ogunlesi, below are his details if you are interested in collecting his works or extending exhibitions invites, of which he can participate, to further show his work, home and abroad.

Name: Ogunlesi Paul Oyetunde
Phone. Number: +2348122330222

                                              MIABO ENYADIKE

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


                   Woman' Abstract Art Ink on Paperboard. by miabo enyadike

Inspire is a feeling of something, that prompts action. I love and I look out for this quality in people and things around me.

People, Events, Books, Opinions, Art, Craft, Projects, Character, Achievement, Movements, etc, they just have to inspire me to be better and do more not just for myself but for others too.

What does this word mean? because of how it is used these days, let's take the meaning from oxford dictionary and I quote
1. It is a verb
2. To Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

'Inspirations encourages people to turn their passions into actions'

This is so because what I needed after all the loss, I experienced as an Artist and Entrepreneur was Inspiration and there was none for a while, I was lost in myself, a successful entrepreneur and suddenly nothing. 

              Deep thoughts' Art on wet newspaper by miabo enyadike

I needed inspiration from a spiritual point as well as an Art point. This inspirational need to be better and to revive my creative process led me to Pinterest and other digital platforms, reading more and searching for answers. That was how I started blogging about my work.

This might sound weird, I had to blog about my Art to myself initially, like I was writing to an audience but in reality, that audience was an audience of one, me trying to inspire myself that it was okay to talk about what I did as an Artist. 

I needed to pull and put together what I had studied and read about successful Artist, in relation to there work and write inspirational stories to myself in a blogging way, in order to inspire and push me through the very hard come back days of 2013. 

And these blogs to myself were helpful and I still relate to them today and so do people.

                                  African'   Ink on Newspaper,  Art by Miabo Enyadike

I picked the pieces of what was left of my Art career then, by going to restaurants and asking for their empty wine bottles, that had been used because I could not Afford canvas or acrylic paint.

I could not afford art materials the situation, was really bad. With a very sick husband who was recovering, I had to do something or go crazy.

 The 'How to Blogs', on Pinterest helped a great deal and I am grateful, to all the bloggers that write these blogs selflessly. Friends, gave me remaining old tins of paint, they used for home renovations and all sorts. 

Those blogs helped and inspired me to create recycled Art, which fortunately was the buzz around that time and still is now.

                 Bottles and Old Jeans Sculpture by miabo enyadike

Till this day, I am grateful to those who went ahead and deposited old jeans, egg crates, newspapers and all, to help me start my new found 'hobby' of creating "Art out of nothing".

 There where blogs that I read that explained in details, how to sell these craft items in Craft markets. Even Crafts that would sell and how to price them. 

Those blog teachings and advice were extraordinary, the authors of these blogs were relentless in their enthused inspirational blogs, to offer help to me and others in need of advice and mentoring.

                  Flowers growing in a Pot' Ink on Paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.

I started taking my crafts to flea markets to sell. I also on my own, gave out as gifts some of the crafts I made just to encourage some kind of patronage. I had learned that to receive you had to give, and this helped.

 My craft gifts earned me a subtle word of mouth advertising among friends. 

For years, I worked in a quiet and reserved manner, picking up the pieces and working so hard on Art, as my Artworks piled at home, I needed a gallery space. 

I just could not afford one, after several rejections from gallery owners who could not define my art, or box me into what their galleries represented, I was left with Art that no one could see. I really had no idea how or where to show them in a more formal setting.

  Workmen threads: Abstract art, Jeans and rope by miabo enyadike

I remember those days when people asked what is your Art about, I would say its about "Art the Way I See it", what does it mean?.

 I even later in 2014, self-published two small books, that were actual blogs of mine written in 2013, at a time I was looking desperately for artistic representation.

'Workshop Art'

 'Art the Way I See It'.

These were very simple ways I felt, at that time to "Put my work out there", after the difficulty of getting art representation. I said to myself, do something somehow to document your art.

I found a way to paint, using Ink for pens with a brush on smooth paper board and acrylic on any surface I could paint on.

This expression style came out of necessity.
I started using Ink, on smooth cake box packaging paper boards, because it was affordable and easy to obtain. I did a lot of research on Ink and could see, that I could be creating an Art style for myself. 

These two books, where simply about my early experiences in this new Art projects of mine. Wrapped around stories, I explained my new found appreciation for Abstract Art, using Ink and acrylics as my medium.

Woman' Abstract Art Ink on Paperboard. by miabo enyadike

They were fast becoming a way for me to translate my Art vision on objects, paper and any surface or material that was available to me, because of the circumstances I had found myself in, both financially and otherwise. 

My garage which I turned into a studio, was like a Junkyard, that was because I picked everything I found, that looked like it could be Art. 

I made a conscious effort, to create Art or craft out of them because I viewed these items, I picked for free as gifts.
I practically and deliberately took long walks, hoping to find what I called  'God's gift to me for Art', meaning anything, that looked to me like a potential material to create Art, disposed of on the trail that I walked most mornings.

For me, the mental calculation was I could make money out of this if I tweaked it here and there and it cost me nothing to acquire it.

 And I did pick quite a lot, items ranged from Wood, Old Doors, Glass, Pine cones, Magazines, wet newspapers, bottles, you name it, I picked and created Fabulous Art with them.

        Portrait of a girl' Ink on Wet and Crumbled paper by miabo enyadike

Then came 2013 and I knew it was time, to start talking about what I was doing, after all the research and encouragement from friends.

 With help from my now healthy husband, I created Artmiabo pages, on different social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest,

Twitter, just to name a few and started showing my work to an unknown or unseen audience out there, I wasn't sure if they would like or enjoy what I did.

 Armed with so much Craft and Art I had been working on quietly for a few years, with whatever I could lay my hands on, I would wake up every morning armed with a new Art and would share it to my social media platforms in fear.

 Fear of the unknown and at the same time in anticipation of comments. And from time to time, blog about Art or craft I made. 

 Each blog was telling a story about the Art created by me because I knew the blogs were more intended to inspire me and hopefully others too......


Also, it made me focus on my work more, and how I could draw attention to my 
"Peculiar Art", as I recalled someone had called it.

 It only made me more determined and I created a name for my "Peculiar Art"  which is ARTMIABO meaning Art created by Miabo Enyadike.

And I went on, to create pages on social media and represent myself and Art style, on so many digital platforms, in order to introduce myself to the world and sell my Art through social media.  

 It opened me to possibilities because it dawned on me that for me to succeed in this field, I had to be my own publicist, artist, gallery representative, strategist, blogger, and instigator, of how I needed my work seen and positioned and to whom.

 The effort of deep and continuous research introduced me, to a huge and helpful community of Artist, doing exactly the same things, sharing the same constraints but forging on with putting their Art out there relentlessly. 

                       Colors in a Rectangle' Ink on Paperboard by Miabo Enyadike.

And they as I was applying their new found knowledge of navigating social platforms to their creativity, in different stages of their craft. 

It made me realize, that there was more out there and It was possible and eventually my efforts paid off.

 Gradually feed backs, started coming in, invitations to 'blog as a guest blogger',

 Podcast etc, Exhibition invitations
Online stores, just to name a few and the rest is history. 

So this year I decided to create a board on Pinterest, 'Self Help Blogs', and you can click here on my Pinterest platform. These are blogs that I have read and learned a lot, from and see them as valuable anchor points, I recommend them.

So I have pinned them, in order to inspire us all, to hope in ourselves and improve our collective efforts to better ourselves or people around us.

For the Artists, who may be going through a brief period of setbacks, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, trust me on that and keep walking, it is a hard and narrow path but you'll get there. Happy 2019 Let's Inspire each other.


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Thursday, December 14, 2017


I enjoy painting abstract silhouettes especially faces.The simple reason is I can manipulate the profile of an individual, with several layers of color.

 Color for me is an integral part of my art aesthetics I allow color to lead my creative process in the way I see the art I am about to create.

                          Silhouette of a woman; Abstract Art; by miabo enyadike.
My Art this week is all about using colors to create a simple silhouette, of a woman and a man.When I decided to create this particular art, it was more of emphasis on color than on the human profile.
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I wanted to see what the outcome of the creative process would look like. 

Also to see if and when the human features are covered in colors, other than our natural colors would this Art evoke any emotions?... that simply belies the fact, that color seems to be one the many problems we have in our society.....just saying.

                           Silhouette of a man; Abstract Art; by miabo enyadike

This time I painted not in my favorite medium, Ink on paper board but another medium I enjoy sometimes, acrylic on wood board.
Phone Cases

I wanted very bold and color popping Art because I love bold colors and have previously done soft silhouettes with Ink
The paintings are abstract Art and have a rhythm of colors running through the entire faces of the man and woman representing their thoughts and ours maybe?

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017



Simple Abstract Art Patterns and Print Illustrations in Ink.

                                               leaves(fall) by Miabo Enyadike

These Abstract Art illustrations are inspired by nature and color.

                                            Red flowers by Miabo Enyadike

Color is used as the basis to create these abstract art paintings the medium of my choice, in creating these Art is Ink on smooth paperboard.

                                         Spiral (color) Art by Miabo Enyadike

They where created on very narrow paper so that the Art appears very bold and full. 


Colors by Miabo Enyadike

Art by Miabo Enyadike