Needless to say, I needed a space of my own that wasn't contaminated with manliness. A girl cave. Better yet, a carefree black girl haven where I can actually get work done. Here are the tips that I used to develop my haven at home:
1. Carve out a space in your home
2. Keep your notebooks handy
3. Surround yourself with art that inspires you
Alana Ladson. I stumbled across her originally in her feature in Essence Magazine and then reached out to her about a few of her pieces. The piece that I have hanging on my wall is The Fine Princess. Alana's artwork inspires me because of the quality of each piece and the attention to detail that is displayed within all of her work. At only $15-$20 per piece, I plan to buy a full collection of her work to finish decorating my CFBG haven. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from her Etsy shop:
1. Butterflies III- Buy Here
2. The Revolution... - Buy Here
3. Retro Synchronized Swimming- Buy Here
4. Elegance (Mature)- Buy Here
5. Rose Twins- Buy Here
Have you carved out a haven in your home?
*A special thanks to Alana Ladson for collaborating with me on this post! Alana Ladson Art is a small Black-owned business that you should definitely support.