Art

Celebrating through Art: Rosemary Ollison

I met Rosemary Ollison’s work on Facebook.  I had never experienced such a feast of leather artistry.  Ollison’s jewelry was vibrant, dimensional, and a celebration of leather I could not stop devouring.  I asked if I could feature her work in Garden Spices and after browsing her site,…

I CELEBRATE NOW

  Between sleeping and waking My yesterself passed away. Hope always rises with the sun. New possibilities reach for me. I declare, “Today is good.” I celebrate. Today greets me And fun peeks from the mirror. Today is glad to see me And cannot stop kissing my face….

Celebrations: Frank Malaba

Our “Rainbows and Butterflies” are the small miracles of our life – the little things that are so easy to overlook, yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment to notice and to pay attention. Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies, for all creatures –…

Sports Day Celebration: The Color Purple

  Gigi and Sarin getting ready Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director…

CRACKING UP

  There is something in me always longing to be released, unfettered, free.   It expresses as laughter or escapes under cover of laughter or as a condition for laughter. I don’t know the what or how of it, I only know it cracks me Up!   Shoving…

Gigi Takes The Grand Palace

We met Bernie and Garnet’s daughter as Garnet.  She has nicknamed herself, Gigi and has taken the Grand Palace in Thailand by storm!  Not really.  Her dad takes pictures and caught Gigi exploring the beauty of the Palace. The Grand Palace is the most famous landmark in Bangkok. …

Featuring Pepper, aka, Chicken

   Let me introduce myself.  I’m Pepper, aka Chicken.  My dads, RJ and Pepe, are crazy about me and so are my fans.  Whenever I show up, people can’t help but chuckle.  So…have a laugh on me.  Oh…Would you care for some of Pepe’s oatmeal banana bread?  …

Art: Malika Jackson

Malika Jackson is an artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois Her works have  been exhibited at galleries, festivals and exhibitions.  She recently matriculated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a MFA.   Completed a six month residency at the Hyde Park Art Center –…

From the Heart: Romaine Head

  I had not seen my dear sistah/friend, Debra McCain, in over 30 years.  Her visit with me brought us up to date, and I told her about Garden Spices.  She told me that her sister, Romaine Head, was now doing artwork. How?  When?  I had to see…

MERKS!!!

“Uncle Bernie” Basley caught images of then, 4-years-old, Morgan Bennett, affectionately known as, Merks.  At age 12, Morgan still has big laughs and big jokes, but these shots capture his sense of humor. – Victorine – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in…