By Marcella Hayes Muhammad / Artist / I will preface this article by saying that there are as many ways to paint as there are artists on this planet and this method may not work for everyone. I am sharing one that works for me. I work primarily with oils on canvas and use brushes,
This whole adventure began with the question of what to do with my collection of great scraps of fabric from sewing projects. At first I thought I could do some quilting. After trying to sew those tiny bits of fabric together in a particular pattern, I lost it! No patience for the detail and now
The first step with any painting is to begin with an idea. It is much easier for me to concentrate in the mode of a series. In this case, it is a part of my Plastic Space abstract Maruvian Mask series. It focuses on the positive masks from around the world. I choose to call
By Marcella Muhammad / Artist, Designer About four years ago, I had the idea of doing a painting with three lovely ladies in poses of joy with umbrellas. I had the idea in my mind all set but needed a model to make the particular poses I wanted for accuracy. I could just sketch the
By: Marcella Hayes Muhammad / Artist / Physicists have long sought to describe the universe in terms of equations. Now, Dr. Sylvester James Gates Jr. explains how research on a class of geometric symbols known as Adinkras could lead to fresh insights into the theory of supersymmetry — and perhaps even the very nature of
By: Marcella Hayes Muhammad / Artist (Marcella is a visual artist that made a leap of faith in 1995 and took an early retirement from a successful elementary teaching career of 27 years. She and her husband moved from California to the Atlanta area where she is now a full time artist. She has a
I had the great opportunity to pass my book, A Quilt of Dreams, (available on amazon.com) to Dr. William Colvin of Alabama State University to read and I asked him for a short review if he had the time after reading it. First of all you have to know this great man and his credentials.