TONIGHT: The Black Girl Project!


For tickets go to www.thesaartjieproject.org ASAP!!!!

Also there will be a raffle tonight with lots of goodies including  a poster print of my “Afro Puffs Girl” piece 🙂

wishcasting wednesdays


Today Jamie asked “what do you wish to begin?”


well…I wish to begin to actually be. its not that deep, but as far as who i am holistically i tend to hold back in different areas instead of allowing myself the freedom to actually shine…

on a more practical level i wish to begin my new phase of creativity which means working on these cards and paintings to fill up my etsy shop which is overdue to be re-energized and stocked…

also I have been planning and researching and doodling in the pages of several notebooks the past few months about my new creative community arts organization and yeah…its time to begin the actual programs so stay tuned as i will be unveiling the project and website this month!!!! (next 2 weeks!) i have some really awesome things coming up that im super excited about…

im also starting to cook more fun meals…yay! as ive recently become a pescatarian and being seriously serious (lol) about it the past few weeks 🙂

all in all…im ready to begin the next creative chapter. no, the next book. lets step it up this time…



few weeks ago I was hired to do a little wall painting…:-)



the after shot is kinda unfinished…shame on me for not getting a better shot but ill post final ones of the room soon…

The fun part was painting in their dog on the island looking from behind the trees 🙂

A piece for Verse

Verse is a good friend of mine who released his spoken word album in May called Project 77. he is running a group/label called Starving Artist Productions geared towards poets and lyricists. This piece was created for his album release party. It includes some of the lyrics from a few tracks on the album…

DC Scores piece

I was reading my blog and realized I forgot to post some paintings Ive done the past few months!!! I wrote back in May about the DC Scores Art Gala and that I had painted a piece for it but never posted the finished piece so here it is!

“A Child Deferred”:

This piece was created out of 2 poems I was given written by an elementary school student and a middle school student. I blended various elements of each poem to create this piece. I also actually included the text of the poems as the background of the painting. In this next picture you will see that I attached the print out of the pieces and gessoed over them so I could paint over it…

this piece I created last week as a part of Darnell Walker’s “Trip the Light Poetic’ which won best drama in the 2010 DC Black Theater Festival. The inspiration for the work was off one of the scenes in the play as well as minimal directions he gave me…as you see it is very experimental for me and different from my usual style. it was fun 🙂

wishcasting wednesdays


wishcasting wednesdays. i always miss them. dont check or realize it until sunday lol but since school is out and today is my rest day to lay around and do nothing but play with the dog and watch tv, i caught it.

todays wish is: what do you wish for your creativity?

what a great question today. one that i have been thinking about A LOT lately. just in how things have been shifting for me. how i am becoming an artist. transforming into the creator that THE CREATOR wants me to be. so for my creativity i wish that it would explode so that I can do amazing things!!! it is only right because the earth and the atmosphere is RIPE for speedy growth. Ive been overwhelmed lately with these feelings of how crazy life is about to get creatively!!!! so i wish for it to come and for it to be CONSISTENT. i also wish that I will always be aware and intune with my creativity so that I am able to effectively create what is deep in my heart and soul….

we can only grow our roots deeper in our creativity and taller into the atmosphere and the world to love others….


working on a portrait.

in the studio the other day….

Usually when I say “no more gift pieces” God puts it in my spirit to create another one. But this time around I never thought it would be for a reason so deep. A beautiful young woman, Queonna Edmonds, passed away on Sunday July 25, 2010 and I had to celebrate her life through art. When I first heard the news I wished it would have been a dream. We went to college together and she was such a sweet and beautiful soul. I danced with her. Did fashion shows together. The last time I saw her was at my birthday party in DC a lil while ago. Hurt does not even begin to describe my feelings. As a writer, I wanted to write but I couldnt get any words out. Then I realized if any way my heart could cry let it be drips of paint…

so i created. in record time. never painted something this quick this big.

a humbling experience. changed my entire outlook on what i mean when i say “healing and creativity are one”. really cannot see myself ever doing any art that has no meaning. or mass producing things just to get some money,  you know? anyway i am about to leave for her funeral 2 hours away and wanted to put this up before i left…

16×20. beautiful brotha. ©jade andwele 2010

16×20. sista. ©jade andwele 2010.

starting to like painting in a tighter and more classical way. hmm….lets see what comes out of this summer….