Art? Yes, please

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Photocredit: uchekush/kushshotit

Right hand painted by Darlington

Art to me is an expression of one’s self. Writing is art to me but I’m definitely not making this post to bore you.

I’m here to write about my day!!

Have you ever woken up knowing that you made plans but the side of the bed you woke up on makes you want to reconsider those plans and lay in bed all day?

That was me this this morning.

I slept last night excited that I was going to wake up, bath and go for Charity with Art.

The drizzling of the rain already made me feel like I wasn’t supposed to go anywhere but after hours of psyching myself to go to the bathroom, I finally got clean and focused on dressing up.

Nothing was working out for me, none of my clothes were seeming to fit the occasion, my hair was refusing to agree with me and after minutes of trying to get everything to work out. I settled for ‘let me just wear cloth and go’ with a shirt that doubled as a dress that was made and gifted to me by Kinabuti and a wig which I eventually removed minutes after getting to the venue.

Charity with Art 2.0 themed Gusto housed the largest number of talents I had ever come across in one place, on the same day. With every talent feeling humbled by the next person who would happen to have amazing skills, I harnessed my inner artistic skills, picked up a brush and decided to paint on people’s bodies

It didn’t come out so well but trust me to not fail to tell myself that I did good and move on to the next person. With the amount of curses I received from my moving canvases who exclaimed after seeing the artistic nonsense I did on their bodies, I knew that body art wasn’t something I was going to stop early.

Being amongst talents excited me, especially since I had convinced four different artists to draw on my body and almost every photographer to let me stand in front of their lenses

Hand art by Ayanfeee

Photocredit: Anthony Young of GreatNigerianStudents

Left side of my face painted by Kosi Okafor @thekosi

Right side of my face painted by @yusuffaina

My little ball of trouble did not stop rolling without me playing the virtual reality game. Your girl got to level three!!! Eventually, I’ll harness my inner game man and become an expert at it.

As soon as I find a cure to laziness.

Being a part of Gusto 2018 made me feel extremely proud of myself for not giving in to my feelings in the morning and damning the condition of the weather to attend.

Whenever you stop at Ndubisi Kanu park, visit the Gusto official art installation and find my signature on it. It’s on three different places.

Segun Okewumi – Creative Artist and one of the hands behind the creation of the art installation

Ayanfeee: convener of the event – Charity with Art and a fan

Photocredit: Uchekush/kushshotit

Feezah, alwaysonkeys, Headmasta and TolaSholatv in the cut

kosi Okafor @thekosi

Ayanfe x itsTomiwa

Ayanfe x Uchekush

Celebrities shot by me

Osas x Babavin (one of the most talented writers I know)

My day ended with my visit to PinkBerry, simply because I had been craving their frozen yoghurt in real life after tasting it on Instagram. I testify to tasting heaven in form of yoghurt and from now on, if we must meet, it has to be at a Pinkberry frozen yoghurt outlet.

Photo credit : Anthony Young of Great Nigerian students.

People stared at my body through my journey home but then, I had the littest day!!!

Ever been in a situation where you felt like changing plans for no good reason? How did you handle it?

How are your Saturdays like?

If given the opportunity to mingle with artistic minds, will you jump at it?

How did your day go?

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      • osas have always seen you as a sister with great potentials to do exploits and truth be told this project is going places @ your blog ………………………well for my February I will say all the activities like the close up cool breeze party hyped well by you made my month and also I spent my val under my pillow plus champions league match to mm praise and the likes made that month but believe me I hated Nasu……………like I said earlier nice work am looking forward to your next post

  1. What I would give just to have a bit of your day, mine was literally 5hours of traffic from ikeja to iyana Ipaja. Body pains and reading this just made me a bit jealous….

  2. We started our day almost alike, and the joy I have knowing I saw Gusto through is just filling 😊.

    I hope to Continue covering more photos for your posts

    Big hug🤗

  3. Your write ups are just soo captivating. Giving someone the feeling like they were there with you.
    Your Saturday went down real good.
    Big Ups Dear
    ✌️

  4. For a lazy reader like me, I must say you did good to keep me to the end of it. And the pictures helped with that. I felt you in the piece, and I know I can feel you more. I dunno if it’s me, or Osas wasn’t pleasantly and amusingly carefree enough in this piece (from a personal pov) kudos baby!

    • The struggle to write without seeming like I’m diving in and out of the ocean out of excitement was big. I didn’t want to go over board with anything but since you’ve mentioned it now, I’ll work on it. Btw, you’re a lazy reader? Please how are you on first class? Teach me 😭😭

      • Lol… It’s a compliment for you to think that I’m on or I finished with a first class. I finished with what students like to call a “strong 2.1” but if you want my advice, I’d say know your capabilities and work with them. Study smartly and ask questions.

  5. So I just started writing some stuffs myself and if I get the chance to meet artistic minds, minds that are more advanced than mine, Hell yeah! Where do I sign up?😋😂, and you started by saying you don’t want to be boring I can tell for a fact that I was smiling through the while read my dear. God bless your work and Long Live Osas the King🙌👑…

    • Ayeee💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 thank you so much. We have artistic minds everywhere, all you have to do is get comfortable with your own self and your art before trying to mingle with someone else

  6. Your day was awesome dear
    Had a very lit Saturday too although I almost cancelled. As in almost
    Things almost cancelled most times end lit
    If given the opportunity to mingle with artistic minds, I’ll freaking jump at it

  7. I love reading buh just a lazy writer. Right from the day I started reading ur stories on IG , u write in such an amazing way .😘😘😘

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