Showing posts with label illustration. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

HOW TO INSPIRE OTHER ARTISTS BY MIABO ENYADIKE

                   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......



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

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.

............................Enjoy 


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Saturday, December 16, 2017

FLOWERS IN MY PEN GARDEN. PEN AND INK FLOWER DRAWINGS: ART BY MIABO ENYADIKE


 FLOWERS IN MY PEN GARDEN  

FLOWER ART  BY MIABO ENYADIKE.



Tulip flowers in a Vase: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 30cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike


Drawing with a pen is another form of art I indulge in once a while. It is truly relaxing, but a little tricky.

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When I found this book in a flea market, it had all these wonderful gorgeous flowers in it, I knew I had to have it. 


Tulips: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 25cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike

The thought of drawing them in black and white was appealing to me, then came interpreting my thoughts about each flower on paper. 

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I used a black ink pen and that to me was daunting especially after several mistakes.
                                                       
Daffodils: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 20cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike


Finally, I cracked the code 'PATIENCE AND RESPECT' for the plant!.
This meant I had to read about each flower, I had selected to draw, let's be clear I hate biology.

Sunflower: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 30cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike


Then I had to see them in real life, which meant going from one flower store to another.    
                                          
I knew I was, wearing down the salespeople with questions, and not buying flowers from the store after all that questioning, was really annoying to the salesperson.

Aster: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 30cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike

It did not matter. I was on a quest, and a few angry looks were not going to put me off.

 I was going to draw these flowers ,they were important to me and I love a challenge.



Marigold: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 15cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike
                                           
I eventually got all the information I needed, sat down, night after night and drew these flowers, just the way I saw them in my mind.

Saffron: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 20cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike



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My interest in flowers stems from my love for natures colors and beauty.                                                                                                         
flowers are part of nature and so they form part of our natural habitat and the presence of flowers and the subtle message, it brings with its calm beauty cannot be overemphasized...... Enjoy.




            Eucalyptus: Pen and Ink: Drawing: 20cmx30cm: Miabo Enyadike



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Monday, December 11, 2017

ABSTRACT DRAWING | FACES BY MIABO ENYADIKE



               ABSTRACT DRAWING  | FACES    

Art illustration by Miabo Enyadike

Art is dynamic and one's creativity as an Artist is based on thatI have always wanted to do drawings on facial expressions, with emphasis on the different faces we put out in public.




Facade- Art illustration by Miabo Enyadike


The task was how to convince anyone, to sit down, in order for me to have a quick sketch, that I eventually succeeded in accomplishing, please don't ask how.

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Facade-Art illustration by Miabo Enyadike


 I did nine of these drawings, sketching only half of the face, I needed to show how we all put up a facade, in public and another face reserved for people close to us in private.

These drawings tell the story.



The faces are divided into two parts, the public, and private facade.





 The public facade, I drew with pen and ink on a watercolor background, while the private facade is not represented at all.

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 I made it that way, to show the other side of us that we would rather keep private.





 As for me, it is all about the facade that we all put out. ENJOY!.

           
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

SIMPLE ABSTRACT PATTERNS AND PRINT ILLUSTRATIONS BY MIABO ENYADIKE








SIMPLE ABSTRACT PATTERNS AND PRINT ILLUSTRATIONS BY MIABO ENYADIKE.


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



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Monday, October 30, 2017

20 ABSTRACT ART FLORAL WALL ART FOR YOUR HOME.....ORIGINAL INK ART. BY MIABO ENYADIKE





 ONLINE  FLOWER ART EXHIBITION 
BY MIABO ENYADIKE


ARTIST STATEMENT:
These are Flowers and Plants,where Ink on Paperboard is the medium of choice. 
The whole creative process is driven by Color and  Abstract Art. 
In this Artmiabo Online Exhibition, Color is used extensively to tell an Abstract Expression Story of 'How Flowers and Plants when used as decorative accessories form a natural collaboration with Interior Decorating'.You are welcome to: 





Title: Chinese Bamboo in an Orange Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2015
Artist: Miabo Enyadike







Title: Red lilies growing in a Pot
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 45 x 39 cm
Year: 2017
Artist: Miabo Enyadike





Title: Red Tulips growing in a Pot
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 59 x 45 cm
Year: 2017
Artist: Miabo Enyadike









Title: Flower Bloom
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 59 x 45 cm
Year: 2017
Artist: Miabo Enyadike



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Drawing Supplies





Title:Flowers in a Pink and Grey Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2015
Artist: Miabo Enyadike





Title: flowers growing in a Pot
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 59 x 45 cm
Year: 2017
Artist: Miabo Enyadike







Title: Chinese Bamboo, Lilies, Tulips in an Orange Pot
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 45 x 30 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike






Title: Blue Pansies in Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionisn
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2015
Artist: Miabo Enyadike


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Title: Withering Tulips in a Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2017
Artist: Miabo Enyadike
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Title: Flower Arrangement
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2014
Artist: Miabo Enyadike





Title: Flowers in a Vase
Medium:Ink and Paper on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Mixed Media Abstract Art
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2014
Artist: Miabo Enyadike



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Title:Hot Pink Calla Lilies in a Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike






Title: Flower Arrangement in a Pot
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 40 x 29 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike







Title: Orange Bulb Plants in a Blue Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2017
Artist: Miabo Enyadike






Title: Yellow Lilies
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 40 x 29 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike


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Title: Flower Arrangement
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike






Title: Sunflowers in a Purple Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2015
Artist: Miabo Enyadike







Title: Flowers in a Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 59 x 45 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike







Title: Purple Pansies in Yellow Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2014
Artist: Miabo Enyadike






Title: Red Flowers in a Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2016
Artist: Miabo Enyadike





Title: Amaryllis Flowers in a Blue and Orange Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expression
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2014
Artist: Miabo Enyadike




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Painting Supplies






Title: Papaver Poppy in a Blue and Yellow Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2014
Artist: Miabo Enyadike





Title: Sunflowers in a Yellow and Grey Glass Vase
Medium:Ink on Smooth Paperboard
Style: Abstract Expressionism
Size: 100 x 77 cm
Year: 2015
Artist: Miabo Enyadike





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