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But where "WHERE are you REALLY from?

      Inspired by amazing artist-designer @Esra Gulmen (http://esragulmen.com/#/dont-i-look-turkish/) who created the  “Don’t I Look Turkish“ collection, I wanted to continue this conversation.  I thought it would be fun to draw some Mini Gabi's wearing Esra & Bold Berlin hoodie collection.  As Esra says: "How am I supposed to look like if I come from Turkey? Or if I am German?" Or in my case, if I am Brazilian or If I am British? We live in a diverse world, people come in diferent shapes, colors, and accents. We are all humans and we like to belong. It’s lovely when people show genuine interest in my background and want to connect. However, it feels intrusive when strangers are not satisfied with the answer, and go on...

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Think For Yourself, Aloud!

This piece was inspired by Coco Chanel's quote: “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud!! I couldn't agree more. Let's be honest, its much easier to bring good news then have to be the odd one that disagrees with the group. But I 've learned in my life, there are times that the only way to move forward is to express my true voice, no matter how much of a freak others might think I am. Of course every situation is different and I am not talking about honesty for honesty sake. I am talking about being clear about my true values, and having the courage to honour them when something is not in alignment. Although giving excuses and pretending all is...

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Women's Rights 2021

My heart goes out to Sarah Everard’s family and friends.🌸🌸 💜I live near beautiful countryside, but never go on these lovely walks on my own, I love music but headphones must be off when walking a quiet street, if the train station is far and it’s already dark, I wonder if it’s safer to walk alone or get in a taxi.... and the list goes on and on and on....I think it’s important we create conversations that can bring real change in our society..Also important that men join and support the women’s movement, and are more aware of what women have to fear everyday.I had a boyfriend who used to go running in the evening and he used to cross...

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From the streets to your home!!

Original artworks and giclee prints   I am so excited to share with you that I will be releasing a series of small original artworks sized 5. 8 x 8.3 inches, each inspired by the theme of sharing the wisdom. Each artwork celebrates encouragement, authenticity and our desire to have the life of our dreams. While the COVID-19 crisis continues to cause havoc around the world, it has also come to show how precious life is and the importance to live it in our own terms. From having the courage to follow our dreams, ignoring the negativity, and being comfortable with not being perfect, we can set out on our mission, and truly experience the life we dream of. My art is inspired...

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