Need a little weekend inspiration? Me too! Luckily, I was super excited to find the prints and paintings of Ashley Goldberg! With saturated colors and moody expressions, her simple yet stunning work is sure to be the centerpiece in a room or collection. This Portland-based artist has been drawing and painting since a child and feels as though she is creating new friends with each piece. Her imagination shines through in her work, mirroring yet altering human emotion and expression. With a shop on Etsy, you can shop and check out some of the captivating works below.
Two of my favorites, shown above, make you wonder what these little friends are thinking. Their eyes seem full of stories worth telling!
I absolutely love the detail in the bear print and the warm browns with an accent of red. The turquoise and red combination, above, are simply captivating and draw you in, making you wonder what ails this poor child.
The above print reminds me of souls traveling to a better place, safely enclosed in a cloud of pink warmth.
Named Gaggle of Girls, the above print seems to capture the jovial moment where you see dozens of children on a fieldtrip. All wearing matching bandanas or tee shirts and lead by their teachers, you can always catch the joy the children feel being out and about at a young age. I love this for reminding me of those funny moments.
Make sure to check out Ashley’s fabulous shop and show some love! At around only $20 a print, we can all make her beautiful artwork part of our lives. If you’re anything like me, this artist will inspire you to start a collection devoted to “new friends”!
Now, I know it’s been two weeks since American Idol contestant, Naima Adedapo, was voted off in a rare double elimination, but I can’t stop thinking about her.
The first time I saw Naima she had just finished singing her version of “Summertime” in this amazing saffron frock that she designed herself.
What I really appreciate about her is her bold moves and her genuine style. While many contestants seemed to have their styles molded for them throughout the show, Naima stepped in all ready to go.
I was floored when I saw Naima mix up Rhianna’s version of “Umbrella” with a bit of reggae and some shockingly good dance steps. In an even braver move, this Caribbean mistress covered Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” and (in my humble opinion) perfectly transitioned it into the stuff that summer festivals are made of. With the strong artistic roots attached to many of this season’s contenders, I was sorry to see this one leave so soon.
If you share my love for the funky and soulful songstress, then I’m sure you will be happy to know that she is still included in the Top 11 Tour. Check out what she has to say about it in this heartfelt interview!
Well, it’s Thursday night again, and somebody else is going home. Will it be your favorite?
On March 29th, Britney Spears relseased her seventh record “Femme Fatale” which has stood at No. 1 on U.S. album charts since its release date. The chart-topping album marks the second largest music debut of the year and makes Spears the first female ever to have six No.1 debut albums. In addition to the album’s national success, “Femme Fatale” has also debuted at No. 1 in Canada, Australia and Korea and enters in the Top 10 charts in 15 other countries. Britney worked hard on this album for years and considers “Femme Fatale” to be her “best album yet.”
According to a press release: “The iconic global superstar’s title “Femme Fatale” is a tribute to bold, empowered, confident, elusive, fun, flirty women and men. It’s not a conceptual album, Spears is letting the music speak for itself.” Britney wanted to play with this album by mixing her traditional pop mix with auto-tune and a variety of new beats.
On Twitter, Britney commented on how much she appreciates her devoted fans by saying, “I’ve put everything I have into it. This album is for you, my fans, who have always supported me and have stuck by me every step of the way! I love you all!”
Rolling Stone magazine gave the album 4 out 5 stars and claims that “Femme Fatale may be Britney’s best album…”. The Associated Press adds, “Spears once again sizzles, and her flame burns as bright as ever,” and People Magazine raves, “One of the best start-to-finish albums of her career…”
Here is Britney’s new music video “Til the World Ends”, which I simply cannot stop playing!
Tell us what you think of our girl Britney Spears’ new album in the comments below!