Here’s a tale of how a 17 year-old girl from Nigeria turned her art blog into an internationally recognized fashion label in the blink of an eye. Seven years ago, young Dumebi Iyamah moved to Canada, where she started blogging about art, painting and photography. She is skilled in these three areas and enjoyed writing about them. Eventually, her friends and family suggested adding another topic to her blog: Sewing.
With the internet making fame so easy these days, it makes the standout of true talent that much harder to identify Some talented souls refuse to stand in the shadows though. Being a smart, funny, and skilled individual can put you into the spotlight. Internet sensation-turned-cable star, Issa Rae has used all of the above with a dash of personality to reach the top, and right now she’s on fire.
A painting is often defined, not by the artist or the quality, but by the content. Some paintings were intended to capture a thought, and some were intended to capture images. But sometimes, the best paintings capture moments unplanned and unscripted. They capture life.
If you look at a painting, you might be able to tell what the artist is feeling, but you wouldn’t be able to tell me if the artist is deaf, autistic, or if they are a paraplegic. If you were to accept that dare, your odds of success would be grim. Of all the difficulties those living with disabilities face in life, some things simply can’t be hindered by a disability, and one of those things is art.
Still fresh in our minds is J. Cole’s last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which is famous for being the first album in 25 years to go platinum with no features. The album was officially certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). But, of course you already knew that, since the internet memes won’t let us forget it. That album dropped exactly two years ago, so the artist’s newest gem, 4 Your Eyez Only was highly anticipated up until its December 9th release. It’s different, but in a good way.