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Love them all, especially together. I love when a piece is pure eye candy with mixed textures and layers of unexpected colour, but also carries an element of surprise. This is the goal of the artist. I think that’s a quote somewhere. To give the viewer something completely new, that seems perfectly familiar. To me that shows true creativity; bringing something to the world that is beyond the self. Oh the joys.

Here are some lovely paintings by Naomi Okubo which do just that.

Naomi Okubo
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Naomi Okubo

Besides the very cool name, this girl makes fantastically beautiful artwork with acrylic and oil paints. At first glance I felt like I had seen this style a lot; big doll eyes, cute little animals, fine lines etc. It’s a bit of a trend (although a good one) with artists like Mark RydenNicoletta Ceccoli and maybe a little Audrey Kawasaki creating exaggerated, almost anime-like characters and scenes with a realistic technique.

Somehow though, I find the work of Jennybird especially captivating, settling even. Her paintings are warm, inviting, abstract and fun. She uses beautiful, vibrant colours and creates images that invoke a pre-dream like fantasy world of infinite possibilities and beauty.

Enjoy.

Jennybird Alcantara
Santum

Jennybird Alcantara
The Curious Nature of Extraordinary Beings

Jennybird Alcantara
The Moon – Pathway to Dreamland

Check out this video HERE for an inside look at her creative process and inspiration.

For more of her work you can visit her SITE

Being yourself…

Ylva Falk – Dancer, Free-Style Artist

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Laila Gohar – Founder Sunday Supper Catering, Food Journalist

Laila Gohar

Laila Gohar

Hanne Gaby Odiele – Model

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Hanne Gaby Odiele

Karen O – Singer Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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I get a strong feeling of joy when I see limits being pushed and people really exploring their creativity through clothing and expression in general. Who said that we have to be a certain way? Weren’t we all children once free and always a little bit crazy? Maybe an over-used hippie ideology but it’s as relevant today as it’s been since Socrates. I don’t mean we should drop out and roll the streets like lunatics, but we should never forget what makes us human; our creativity, our access to the infinite expressive power of the universe and all it’s mystery.