Style

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Editing and Curating Your Art and Collectibles

  Home with Janis Gipson Art and collectibles enhance and enrich your home in so many ways. Inherited art can contain the spirit and essence of its beloved previous owner. Art can mirror your taste, and can reflect your soul.  Art can evoke fond memories of a vacation…

Stay Tuned for @kennediekerenn:

  Wrapped in white – Kennedie Casey It runs in the family!  Kennedie Casey was born and raised in Florence, AL.  Her environment was always creative.  She was influenced by her mother, Von Etta.  As a child, Casey was always interested in what her mother wore and when…

Designs for Urban Comfort

  Designs for Urban Comforts™ is about making choices to live your best life. For Rhonda Hardy this means engaging with the people, places, and things around her. It means making the best of every situation. As an artist, Rhonda uses fabrics and form to create beautiful items…

Always Magical: Living with Janis Merrill-Gipson

She painted the face of her kitchen counter navy blue.  She turned her street-faced patio into a relaxing vista. All this during the pandemic!  So now, she starts retirement.  Who knows what we can expect from this design maven Janis Merrill-Gipson –  only magic!! – Victorine    …

Inspired to Sew: Darlene Jackson

So, here’s what happened. A Garden Spices interview with the artist, Dymond Phillips, enabled a talk with her exuberant mother, fashion designer, Darlene Jackson. It turns out that Darlene Jackson is not only a personal friend of actress Cecily Tyson,  but that she has designed and outfitted numerous…

Artistic Clarity: Style of Raub Welch

  “Josephine and the Beauty School Suite” 48″×48″ mixed media I missed an opportunity to witness the beauty of Raub Welch.  During my visit to Chicago last summer, my Sister-friend, Janis Gipson invited me to attend a gathering at the Bronzeville home of Raub Welch.  She knows that…

Maven Magic

  My name is Victorine, and  I am proud to be an Essential Elements (EE) Maven!   This status means that I will be tended to on Facebook, e-mail, and in-person, and given a key to the Deal of the Week, a bevy of extraordinary fashions, and always…

Interview with Fashion Model Vinay Sindya

  GS:  Do you think you are beautiful/handsome? What would you like to change? Definitely yes! I don’t think I would change anything. I am blessed with natural beauty, I guess. All thanks to my parents. GS:  What are your goals as a model? Who is your role…

GARDEN SPICES MAGAZINE: INTERVIEW WITH SARA JANE KELLY

Thank you for agreeing to interview for our online magazine! Please send your CV along with portfolio pictures! Keep your answers short & fun. Here are your questions: Do you think you are beautiful/handsome? What would you like to change? I used to despise being tall – I…

Visiting Tresie Lewis Kinnell

On my road trip to the homecoming for Prarie View A&M University, I experienced the welcome and warmth of an overnight visit with Tresie Lewis Kinnell. Housed in Frisco, TX, outside of Dallas, this subdivision, for me, was reminiscent of the brownstones in Chicago. Kinnell’s house had its…