Free Posters: Grow Yourself Bigger than Any Problem

Hey loves,

Amanacer here, in Haiti. I was recently handed a copy of the book “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by wise little sister Victoria Bauman (thanks, sis!) . One of the key takeaways from T Harv Eker shares is this epic advice, which I’ve turned into a poster for my office and want to share with you all too!

BONUS: Colour edition. If you’re a baller with a colour printer or want to send it off to a local print shop, then look no further because I’ve also created this 18x 24” version for you.

P.S. I went to school up to Grade 1 in Canada so I’ll never stop spelling colour with a “u” :)

Here’s to your exponential growth, infinite beings!

P.S. Have we connected on Instagram yet?

I post all kinds of new paintings, events and projects exclusively over on @Amanacer_Art


DIY Resin Art Table in 8 easy steps

Hey loves,

Amanacer here in Haiti. I recently gave a cheap IKEA table a major makeover and some of you on Instagram asked for the recipe. So here’s my secret formula in 8 easy steps, pro tips included, just for you.

Key ingredients

  1. IKEA GLADOM side table. $20 Link to purchase here

  2. Art Resin Epoxy 32 oz. $49 Link to purchase here

  3. Alcohol Ink Dyes. Ranger Rick Brand $11-30 Link to purchase here

  4. White Acrylic Paint. Any variety will do!

  5. Resin accessories (gloves, stir sticks, scrapers, measuring cup, blowtorch). Link to purchase here

  6. A closed box or hard lid to allow your table top to dry without dust or bugs getting in the mix. This is super important to achieve a glossy, smooth, bug-free finish. Trust me.

By the way - I have no affiliate links with the stores above. I just think their product are the best and recommend them to you because it’s what I use after years of testing out the market. Muah.

You’re welcome. :)

 
 This is my typical resin art setup at the home studio here in Haiti. Lots of air flow is important is key when working with epoxy resin and blow torches.

This is my typical resin art setup at the home studio here in Haiti. Lots of air flow is important is key when working with epoxy resin and blow torches.

The Recipe in 8 Easy Steps

  1. Mix equal parts A & B of the resin together for 1 minute

    Watch this Resin 101 Video if it’s your first time working with this sticky stuff!

  2. Pour the transparent resin equally into 4-5 different cups

  3. Add a dime size of white paint and 10 drops of alcohol inks into 4 of the cups. One color per cup.

    Pro tip: Stir the paint and ink together lightly for a marbled effect. Stir it thoroughly for a solid effect.

  4. Reserve the 5th cup as a transparent layer to add depth

  5. Mix your cups of paint and dye, then pour them freely over the IKEA table top. Once you’ve got a solid base, pour transparent resin on top, and layer more colors on top of the transparent resin.

  6. Swirl, mix, fork, spread and wave it out into a design you love

  7. Torch slowly over the entire surface with the blowtorch to remove bubbles. That’s how it gets glossy and gorgeous AF. Don’t light it on fire now! That’s a thing.

    Pro tip: continue to torch it periodically for the first 4 hours, every half hour. Those bubbles are damn sneaky and can try to pop up after you’re supposedly done.

  8. LET GO, LOVES! Resin is a flowing substance with a mind of it’s own. As it begins to harden it will stay in place more or less as you pour it. But a big part of playing with resin is letting go and embracing where it ends up. So for all my control freaks and A-types, it’s a great lesson in loosening up and letting it slide into it’s own idea of perfect. Mkay?

Thanks for stopping by. Have you said ‘hey’ over on IG yet?

It’s where I post my latest creations, tutorials and adventures. @AMANACER_ART

My Urban Mermaid & The Wishing Wall

Urban Mermaid Mural

Paint your wish

Amanacer + Jerry Graffiti present a special art event

 We're making world class art, inspired by the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince. Will you help ?

We're making world class art, inspired by the streets of downtown Port-au-Prince. Will you help ?

"What's your wish, Love?"  "Kisa ou swete, cheri"? Asks the Urban Mermaid . Her outstretched arm is curved just right to give you a huge. Selfie time, anyone?                      #WhatsYourWish    

What's more exhilarating than doing something for the first time? Something fun, that you think you secretly might be good at? That was my experience on this project. 

This interactive mural  is part of the official program for the Ghetto Biennale 2017 Arts Festival, happening between Dec 11-17 in Port-au-Prince Haiti. It's situated on the exterior wall of Le Plaza Hotel, who kindly sponsored the artwork.

The Amanacer Art concept for "La Sirene Urbaine" was executed in collaboration with local superstar Jerry Graffiti who has only recently thrown off the cloak of anonymity after 15 years. 

Artist Amanacer (Emily Bauman in pink) progresses on the mural's finer details with a paintbrush.

PRESS RELEASE (English follows)

La Sirène Urbaine et le Mur de Souhaits – 
Dévoilement de la fresque murale et l’art participative d’Amanacer 

Venez ajouter vos souhaits et désirs sur une mural vivante! Rencontrez une sirène urbaine et posez pour une photo avec elle. Participez à un tournage d’un film sur les mythes de sirènes et ‘Simbi » en ayiti.

 On vous donne rendez-vous devant Le Plaza Hotel Ce vendredi 15 décembre dans la matinée et samedi 16 décembre après-midi, pour ces activités culturelles autour du Mural « La Sirène Urbaine ». C’est une nouvelle collaboration entre l’artiste peintre Canadienne-Haitienne Amanacer (Emily Bauman) et Jerry Graffiti.

La Sirène Urbaine et le Mur de Souhaits font partie des activités du festival d’art Ghetto Biennale 2017, le 11-17 décembre 2017. Venez nombreux avec vos souhaits et souries (activités gratuites).

Location : 10 Rue Capois à Champs de Mars (mur extérieur du Hotel Le Plaza)

Heure : 9h-12pm vendredi le 15 décembre et 12-5pm samedi le 16 décembre

Parking sécurisé disponible sur place à Le Plaza Hotel.

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Jerry at work on La Sirene Urbaine

The Urban Mermaid and Wishing Wall -

Unveiling of the mural and participative Amanacer Art project

Come and paint your wishes and desires on a living mural. Meet the Urban Mermaid and pose for a photo with her lovely self. Or participate in the filming of a video on mermaid myths and legends in Haiti.

You’re officially invited to take part in these events in front of Le Plaza Hotel, this Friday December 15th in the morning and Saturday December 16th in the afternoon. The new “Urban Mermaid” mural is a collaboration between Canadian-Haitian painter Amanacer (Emily Bauman) and widely renown street artist “Jerry Graffiti.”

The Urban Mermaid and Wishing Wall are created as part of the Ghetto Biennial 2017 Arts Festival happening from December 11-17 in Port-au-Prince. Come one, come all, with your wishes and your smiles (all activities are free).

Location: 10 Rue Capois at Champs de Mars downtown (exterior wall of Le Plaza Hotel)

Time: 9am-12pm Friday 15 December and 12-5pm Saturday 16 December 2017. Secure parking available in the hotel parking lot.

Urban Mermaid Work In Progress

Good Luck

 

Follow @amanacer_art 

P.S. Here is an excerpt from the Ghetto Biennale Artist Biography. A special thanks to Leah Gordon and Eugene:

"The urban space of Port-au-Prince has a new and fascinating impact on traditional legends, magic, and storytelling. Canada-born, Haiti-raised visual artist Amanacer and Haitian street artist Jerry Graffiti will explore the question "How do rural expressions of magical rituals, and knowledge get translated into Port-au-Prince’s urban consciousness?" This question will be explored through the creation of an interactive mural that elicits the stories around a particular magical being: the voudou mermaid goddess LaSirenn. LaSirenn's religious significance in contemporary vodou, her magic, and everyday encounters in urban consciousness of Haiti will be explored through a week-long project "LaSirenn Urbaine."

Contact Info for Media

Name: Emily Bauman « Amanacer »

Email: HelloAmanacer@gmail.com

Website : Amanacer.ca

Instagram: @Amanacer_Art

Facebook @AmanacerArt

 

 

Art on the Run: Côtes de Fer, Haiti

Welcome to the wild beaches of Haiti's "Iron Coast" AKA the Côtes-de-Fer.                                                                                     Art on the run is a fun way to combine my art with the spaces and people who inspire it's inception. I hope you enjoy these captures from last weekend's salty adventures in Haiti's south.

Amanacer Resin Art pictured : Inner Sea Scape #1 from the 2017 GOLDEN DREAMS Series. 12x12"

 Climb out of your shell. The colour and texture of the caribbean coast never cease to inspire me. I escaped the life of a cubicle-dweller, 9-5  government employee to become a creative entrepreneur, painter and part-time development practitioner instead. Welcome to my new life in the 509. #AyitiCherie

Climb out of your shell. The colour and texture of the caribbean coast never cease to inspire me. I escaped the life of a cubicle-dweller, 9-5  government employee to become a creative entrepreneur, painter and part-time development practitioner instead. Welcome to my new life in the 509. #AyitiCherie

 Amanacer Resin Art  : Secret Wishes from the 2017 GOLDEN DREAMS Series. 12x12"

Amanacer Resin Art  : Secret Wishes from the 2017 GOLDEN DREAMS Series. 12x12"

 I adore Yanvalou Designs, a company that leases original Haitian paintings to produce this boho luxe beachwear. What could be more perfect?

I adore Yanvalou Designs, a company that leases original Haitian paintings to produce this boho luxe beachwear. What could be more perfect?

A special thanks to the lovely Cloe for sharing in the off-road weekend and taking these snaps.