I'm really feeling this feature at Dasheen Magazine - I made their WowBlog list. I'm quite pleased :)
Again, Tynisha, I'm still speechless and thank you!
I had to go slowly with Brianna McCarthy and not for the reasons she may think.
I’ve had my eye on her. She’s been gracing my work desktop on and off for the better part of 2010. In fact, she is a very pregnant part of my vision board. If there wasn’t a mirror nearby, then I could look at Brianna McCarthy’s work, tiled as if she just knew the colors that would inspire me to life, love and laughter and we just became fast friends.
She saw me first, and its one of those moments where you’re thinking ok, I have this magazine and you want people to say what they think and sometimes they do, but most times they don’t and then out of the blue you get a simple “I dig your site.”
No preamble, no awkwardness, no long goodbye. Just a dig—and a good one. And it’s not a friend, it’s someone who doesn’t have to be sweet to you or on you haha. So, of course you check out this person’s site, and then you see your desktop background that you first saw and saved from LeCoil and you have your OMG moment and then you wait a week to respond, because you’re already crushing the artist too much to breathe.
So yeah, for as long as Brianna McCarthy’s been digging me, I’ve been digging her and then some and I wanted more. I needed to finesse my approach. You just have to understand this is the one you want to invite inside your living space and co-habitate. And yes of course hang her art on your wall—mantle-worthy as it is.
The following is my open door. Allow me to introduce to some and present to others as we say in church Brianna McCarthy, artist extraordinaire, passion.fruit lover and my not so private girl crush out of Trinidad and Tobago.
You see how inviting. And would I switch sides to some passion fruit for her, YES! Haha. Thank God for the wide world of new media and her medium. God certainly has blessed the child and I hope she never EVER stops!