Black DC artist uses body paint to give subjects a voice | Lifestyle

WASHINGTON – As it tends to do, inspiration came to Cierra Lynn Taylor in the form of a whim.

She had already turned furniture, clothes and bathroom stalls into canvases when she decided to sweep a paintbrush across her daughter Jaela’s skin.

She covered the girl’s back with black paint, and then reached toward the white.

“I am,” she wrote in block letters between the girl’s shoulder blades.

In her next strokes, she surrounded that phrase with words she wanted her daughter to remember: Worthy. Powerful. Beautiful. Black and Proud. Enough.

It was one of the first pieces of body art the Black D.C. artist, who is known simply by her first and middle name to those who follow her work, created. She snapped photos of it and, as she tends to do with her artwork, shared them on her Instagram page.

Months later, that page is now filled with

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Picture perfect, pretty pastel property by the sea with stunning Instagram-worthy interiors

The inspirational woman behind these mesmerising interiors was a master at creating unique and super stylish rooms.

Over the years she created four dream homes that showcased her style that regularly featured in glossy magazines such 25 Beautiful Homes and Traditional Homes and Interiors.

So to say this beautiful house in Pembrokeshire with a sea view overlooking St Dogmaels has glossy magazine standard interiors is undeniable and surely perfect Instagram and Pinterest content too.

The lady in question was Beatrix Pearson and when she and her husband Eric arrived at their new home in Pembrokeshire from their former stunning Somerset property in 2009, this lovely home got the brilliant Beatrix design treatment too.

a bench in front of a house: five bed detached home in St Dogmaels Cardigan with the prettiest of pastel cottage style interiors for sale for 825k with jj morris cardigan

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five bed detached home in St Dogmaels Cardigan with the prettiest of pastel cottage style interiors for sale for 825k with jj morris cardigan

a close up of a flower garden in front of a lush green field: five bed detached home in St Dogmaels Cardigan with the prettiest of pastel cottage style interiors for sale for 825k with jj morris cardigan

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Take notes and get inspired: jobs for September in the garden | Gardens

I love this moment. When the sun slants and everything is mellow with ripeness; when the garden can’t quite decide if it is celebrating the last of the heat or the beginning of the cool. There is much to harvest, from seed to produce. Gather as much as you can into bottles, jars and the freezer; you may have had your fill of courgettes and runner beans, but deep in December their summer flavours will cheer up a dark night.

Kalimeris incisa ‘Charlotte’.
Kalimeris incisa ‘Charlotte’. Photograph: Barnaby Kent/The Guardian

September is not all toil, though. It’s a time to take note and plan for next year, whether that’s visiting an inspirational nursery with a great display garden or scrutinising your own garden for gaps. Take photos on your phone, make notes and mark up the dud bits. Later in autumn, when you are digging up and dividing, you’ll have an excellent visual

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Stock Custom Homes constructing estate home in Port Royal

Pushing the Envelope, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Sept. 12, 2020


Stock Custom Homes, the award-winning luxury homebuilding division of Stock Development, is currently constructing a 6,291-square-foot under-air residence at 4115 Cutlass Lane in Port Royal. The property will contain five bedrooms and a bonus room, six full bathrooms, a powder bath, and a pool bath, plus a three-car garage.

Upon entry into the foyer, guests will have a clear line of sight through the generous great room to the beautiful, expansive outdoor living space complete with a summer kitchen. This open layout maximizes the possibilities for indoor-outdoor living and entertainment. A standout feature on the first floor, also

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Bath Christmas Market has been cancelled this year

a group of people walking down the street in front of a crowd: Bath Christmas market has been cancelled for 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, its organisers have confirmed.

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Bath Christmas market has been cancelled for 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, its organisers have confirmed.

Bath Christmas Market has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers have confirmed on the official website.

The award-winning market, which draws in a steady crowd of jolly shoppers each year, is being replaced with smaller, safer events for the first time ever.

Kathryn Davis, Chief Executive of Visit Bath, told Somerset Live: “It is disappointing that we cannot hold the Christmas Market this year, but I hope everyone will understand the reason for this decision and the early notice we are giving.

“We fully understand the value of the Bath Christmas Market to the city, but public safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19 has to come first. We are pro-actively working with partners across the city to create a Christmas event

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‘Nomadland’ and Frances McDormand Immediately Become Oscar Frontrunners

Nomadland is the film for the current moment. It’s also the film for the moment a decade ago, illustrating just how everlasting the country’s tug-of-war between the optimism of the American dream and the hopelessness of reality is. 

a man standing in front of a cloudy blue sky: Fox Searchlight

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Debuting simultaneously on Friday at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival—a historic global virtual premiere that rightly puts the drama at the center of this year’s Oscars race—Nomadland is based on the 2017 reported book by Jessica Bruder. 

Bruder’s book chronicled a new and ignored population of wanderers: the Boomers in their 60s and 70s both too poor to retire and unable to afford their homes even while working. The dual circumstances push them onto the open road, tumbleweeds rolling through the heart of a country that made it impossible for them to exist within its system. 

The new

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Seven must-read books for freshers

Every year, the University of Limerick (UL) draws up a recommended reading list for first years, a carefully curated collection that they believe will be of benefit to students as they take the big step into higher education.

t draws from suggestions offered by the campus community and is compiled by the Centre for Teaching and Learning for the university’s First Seven Weeks (F7W) programme, which supports new students.

Maura Murphy, manager of the Centre for Transformative Learning at UL, explained that the thinking behind the First Seven Weeks Recommended Reading List initiative is to encourage its new students to continue to enjoy reading.

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8 beige room ideas that prove it’s beautiful, not boring

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Beige room ideas might not seem like the most exciting of schemes but, take it from us, they’re worth a look. Beige is a comforting, inviting colour to use in your home – whether it’s on the wall or in furnishings and accessories – and it’s super easy to add accent colours to, both neutral, natural ones and bright bolds.

Now, beige is having a moment. Dulux announced this week that this year’s Colour of the Year 2021 is Brave Ground – colour they say is grounding and one that will provide a firm foundation for change and creativity in our homes. And yes, of course, its choice is inspired by the pandemic and our need for comfort at home. 

We love it… and so we’ve put together a gallery of room ideas so that you can see how easy it is to use

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This company by husband-wife duo is redefining luxury interior design for clients; eyes Rs 100 Cr turnover thi

The economic reforms of 1991 opened the Indian economy to the global business for the first time. The year was also tumultuous as it saw the collapse of the Soviet Union, an event that caused great economic stress to the Russian business ecosystem.

Around the same time, in 1993, Hardesh Chawla was in Russia running a financial services business in Moscow. As the economic unrest grew due to the Asian financial crisis in 1997-98, people started selling their assets in Russia. Hardesh saw that some real estate structures, though in dilapidated conditions, were being sold for lesser price. He started buying those buildings and renting them out. 

Hardesh’s wife Monica Chawla had a bent towards interior design and would add her inputs before renting out the house. When they started receiving positive feedback from their tenants about the design, they decided to translate this into a business opportunity.

Hardesh and

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Wealthy BLM protester’s notes reveal plan to occupy luxury NYC pads

They can start with her place!

The wealthy young woman accused of rioting in Lower Manhattan cooked up plans to take over luxury apartments abandoned by “white flight” — and defend them by tossing bricks off rooftops, The Post has learned.

Clara Kraebber, whose parents own a $1.8 million co-op with river views on the Upper East Side, detailed her desire to build a “BLM [Black Lives matter] focused” network for “wealth re-distribution” in notes seized following her arrest last week, law enforcement sources said.

But in an ironic twist, The Post last week found Kraebber at her family’s second home: a 4-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom farmhouse that dates to 1730 and sits on nearly seven acres in rural Litchfield County, Conn.

At the time, she declined to discuss her alleged role in a window-smashing spree during a Black Lives Matter protest that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to at

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