How To Use Acrylic Paints

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Having done a lot of study on website creation and SEO, I know it is not very easy to have your website on the first page. I am very elated and feel very encouraged to keep writing about what I love and have a passion for......Art and Painting.

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Acrylic Sunset Painting by Nkolika Anyabolu

It is amazing how time flies. Wasn't it just yesterday that I was baking my Christmas cake and roasting a massive turkey? It is as though I closed my eyes and on opening it I'm in February. Dunno if I'm supposed to be happy or sad...I have mixed feelings about this remarkable speed of time.

I am happy that time is moving on quickly so that I can reach my goals faster. Yet again, I am sad because each minute that passes by means I have added another minute to my age and if I had been sleeping...that would be a minute gone without achieving anything tangible. O well I guess there's no way one can eat his cake and have it at the same time. In all things, to God be the glory.

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I have been busy these last couple of days finishing up some paintings I started last year and dumped along the line. I wonder if there are other artists that are in the habit of starting a painting then dump it halfway only to pick it back up again after some months? I guess there may be many of us. Anyway I am glad I finally got round to getting back to each and every one of them.

I also did some new paintings too. Kind of got a burst of inspiration (and energy!!!) and I put it to good use. Trying to spend less time on the computer and more time with my sketch pad and brushes. Yet again, one can't avoid sitting in front of the computer all the time. To reach out to the world and have the world reach out to you...you got to spend some time on the computer. Still don't have a camera so it'll take some time before I can get to show you what I've really been up to.

I was pleased to discover my blog has been featured for the month of February on theBlogging Women directory. Being less than 3 months into blogging  with little or no incoming links I must say I think I am doing well. Hopefully over time I would build up my links and have a better exposure.  I guess it all boils down to what the experts say: having a blog is one thing, getting people to visit is another ball game all together. Now I know starting a blog is the easy part. With time I am sure I'll be able to sink my teeth into it all one step at a time.

Acrylic on paper painting of Giraffes

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Acrylic painting of giraffe silhouettes by Nkolika Anyabolu (MD)

Giraffe Silhouettes

20cm x 28cm

copyright Nkolika Anyabolu (MD)

For some time now I've been having a lot of fun and deriving a lot of joy from painting wildlife. It definitely is influenced by where I have found myself......................Botswana.  Botswana hasn't been good to me in a lot of ways, but I have simply chosen to see the good sides of the place.  I keep saying I'm way too young to burden myself with thoughts that will not in anyway make me a better person or make me happy. The bottom line's that I am too young to send myself to an early grave. Needless to say it is always very important to try and see the beautiful side of any where you find yourself.

Coming here opened a totally new chapter in my life. A chapter I was not in anyway ready for (can we ever be completely ready for what life throws at us?). But like a popular saying in my culture that says "a na awachi uwa ogodo"............which means adorning life with beautiful ornaments no matter the circumstances, I decided a long time ago to keep my shoulders straight and walk with my head high at all times. Yeah, like the giraffes in the painting above. If I could get my neck to be that long I would definitely be making a statement to the world around me that I have simply chosen not to be deterred.

What is it that you're going through now?Have things happened that have made your shoulders slouch and made you constantly afraid of looking the world in the eye? Brace up and know you're not (never alone). Like giraffes who never walk with their heads low, may we all learn to stare down adversities and disappointments.

Everyone reaches a point in their life where they must either change or cease

Brett Whiteley

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Acrylic painting of an Elephant

The Okavango is home to a prosperity of wildlife and attracts thousands of visitors a year. On the mainland and among the islands in the delta, lions, elephants, hyenas, wild dog, buffalo, hippo and crocodiles congregate with a teeming variety of antelope and other smaller animals - warthog, mongoose, spotted genets, monkeys, bush babies and tree squirrels. The delta also includes over 400 species of birds.

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