"2010 is all about doing and discovering." I am happy to say that this mantra worked better than any resolution I could have fooled myself into making. Vague enough to reduce the possibilities of failure and inspiring enough to pull me out of bed especially on dark, cold winter mornings. I started last year with an optimism and energy that propelled me through the tougher days. I did, a lot, and I learned a hell of a lot about myself, life, business and more.
It was exhausting!
Continue reading “New year, new mission, same big picture”
Earlier this week, a post I wrote and illustrated, especially for African Digital Art (ADA), was published. "5 Steps towards Creative Independence" shares some of the things I've learned during my one and a half years of self employment.
Check it out if you haven't already and don't forget to join the ADA District – an online community designed and created for African creative professionals, designers and artists.
The Afri-love philosophy
Love is vital to growth and actualization.
Imagine Africans who love who they are, as they are, and so love each other and the environment that nurtures them. Confident and assertive, they are engaged in charting their growth and celebrating success as defined on their own terms.
Imagine all who are inspirited by Africa – all whose lives and hearts have been touched by the spirit of the continent – sharing their passion through collaboration, in the name of mutual empowerment.
Imagine all starting by looking inside themselves. Self-discovery, self-awareness, self-love and self-respect. And then true learning, understanding, love and respect of the other. Harnessing the power of emotion to influence great positive change.
This website is a place to document a growing idea. One that will be shaped by all who interact with, interrogate and contribute to it. Through facilitating a platform for commentary, stories, interviews, ideas for action, shared resources, reviews, news, art and much more, Afri-love hopes to become a community of creativity, knowledge, passion and ideas.
Be proud. Be inspired. Spread love. Grow.