“Art has single-handedly changed my life and the way I live it. It is like love, you make it what you want. It makes you feel things you can’t always describe; so you’re left to just relish in the beauty of it,” Mellissa A. Mitchell told BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT.
It’s unfortunate that the story of Nathan “Nearest” Green has been long forgotten until now. Who is Nathan “Nearest” Green, you ask? To be honest, I found myself asking the very same question until I discovered him. His life has been overshadowed for generations, but he is a very prominent figure in a rather unexpected line of work: distilling alcohol for the now famous brand Jack Daniel.
Jenni Kayne has a relatively high end brand in America’s clothing market. Her styles are very traditional and never outlandish, but if you want to look as good as this future megastar, your pockets are going to hurt. At least mine would.
If shock value was worth money, Australian graffiti artist Lush would be rolling in dough. With graphic scenes of genitalia, ripped heads, and breasts, Lush has managed to offend more than half of the Australian population. For over 12 years, he’s been plastering the street with his obscene art and he’s more than proud of it. “It’s the ultimate self-gratification, f*ck jerking off, it’s just a lot better to hear random people talk about you and say the most outrageous shit,” he told Acclaim magazine.
Nature is one of the most popular topics to include in artwork. From breath-taking landscapes to even the simplest of things like a tree or an insect, nature has always been a source of inspiration for many artists. There are so many ways to enhance a lively nature scene. Martyna Zoltaszek has accomplished this in many of her beautiful and captivating pieces.
When I walked into the Local Green Atlanta restaurant, located in West Atlanta, the first thing I noticed was a large sign that says: “Eat Well, Be Well.” Then my attention went to the wall covered in colorful paper, where customers were encouraged to write down and share their goals. Some of the notes were simple, such as “eat healthier and recycle more,” and others were more serious, like to “always have a servants heart.” Right away the small details set the tone for what this restaurant is all about.