Phillybeanpie's kitchen art !

Tuesday, July 10, 2012




2019 - praise break!

my inspirations, projects, music,crafts & informative cultural links.

nothing beats live music, congas, drums  & real instruments. 

Celebration , Beautiful Music, Dance from

Mali Culture /Beautiful Music/Dance - Khasso Sinon Gnasigo Moussa Kanté

 Cultural Music &  Dance  - Dembancane jikke 2012 " kelemina

Cultural Music & Dance -Sini Gnasigo  

Cultural Dance Senegal -  Soninke  
Cultural Dance -

Sierra Leone Dance  - Bundu

Igbo Antilogwu Dance  


autumn 2018 -thankful
as always!

the rabbits have dibs on the strawberries every year!

 a great summer for the garden
lots of rain, lots of flowers/lots of fresh herbs!
Thanks to the Creator!

after chilling all winter

garden quotes



Plants & Healthy Air Articles  

How Plants Clean Up the Air
from Mold, Bacteria & Viruses 

Plants Clean up the Air in Your Home 

Houseplants that Clean Your Home's air
of Toxins

How English Ivy Helps to Prevent 
Mold in Your Home

How Trees  (& Roots) Prevent Flooding

How Native Plants Prevent Flooding


 Baltimore Is ‘Most Robbed City’ In The U.S., Study Shows


Beautiful Dreamer by Carolyn Malachi


the amazing king sunny ade - juju beats


Autumn 2018 is coming in smooth like...

the Philly Bop
demonstrated by

 Brother Bayah & Davita

October is 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 

(a little) classic salsa/merengue/jazz/timba/
jazz con swing.. percussion & rhythms 
music mix 2018 -


about the spanish & congolese inspired
 changui music 

Elito Reve y su Charangon
Fea. Mykel Fonts

some Congo beats & amazing harmonies
 with Kofi Olomide 

more of Koffi the sapeur

Oderquis Revé y su Changüi

Pedrito Martinez does Los Van van 

Los Van Van  (classic)

Los van van

 Como Cantan Como Bailan Los Negros

Fania Allstars

Maykel Blanco 

el Nino & Verdad

(India,Brazil,Islamic, Irish, Caribbean,Hispanic, African) 

Caribbean Festival 

song by Alison Hinds

& Destra 

Peter Ram



good vibes & lots of congas!

music by Shabba 

& Sinach  




(African Art)



benin- togo- mali- guinea -senegal -
kenya/ethiopia-- spain-  congo/cameroon
ireland & more!
( 9.4 percent Kenya)

so basically my DNA -it's all over 
the place but uniquely mine!

I'm still trying to figure it out.

there lots of information about
West Africa on the internet.

my ancient oracle estimates 


ancestors were nomadic? probably.

good books for research. info...

a good website


(from Christine's genealogy site)

What I've learned so far..........
it's helpful to  Get a DNA test..

1.It's always best to do your own research and
check out & verify your own (multiple)  sources.
just don't copy & paste 
other people's research & info You could be copying Other People's mistakes
Always ask for permission & always credit your sources*.  


Protect your Private tree &  Photos.
 Enjoy the  Process, the Diversity  &  Have Fun!

book title

an atomic bomb was dropped on this little known African American community*  

a good book on Slave Revolts  in Puerto Rico




cultural games like 

 Brown Girl in the Ring





Trust Your Own Instincts & Boundaries...


Evolve &  Live your Best life!!!

Tourism & Events by locations (click on)
- the anti stoop sitting serum




on evolving

bad vibes / negative energy!

tune by

 ..quotes &   old time quotes ..


Love & Happiness


maco - a very nosy person ....
a stranger who cannot stay out of 
your business.
maco jokes ! (below)

Hilarious, You're too forward!!




Live & Let Live, Leave Other People's 
Business Alone.


  Culinary & Photography Hobbies..

(spicy chorizo stuffed plantains)

 my meatless

check out my culinary ideas here

Music - Culture - Food - Dance-  Life

brass drummer, mali  &  tchourai/thiouraye 

all original images are property of  phillybeanpie*

tune by 


more Music Vibes 2018

(homage to the chill wkdu vibes) 


in the middle of chaos, beauty......

afro cuban drummers



ghost dance

my interpretation of  teke masks (congo)

mali's luv (art,cloth)


I've known rivers ... by gary bartz, music


akwabaa dolls,ghana


I crocheted a pomegranate! lol

handmade textile mats/table runners/bench scarves


& things that inspire !

photo of  musician in dc

more things that inspire..
original photos, by me!




guinea baga art @ museum visit


Baltimore's train station ceiling!

beauty & inspiration is always around
for those who seek & appreciate life's  beauty.

baltimore cool, painted screens!

a crayon colored laundromat

a nice theater to see a lynn nottage play in

a statue of Mr. F. Douglass
on waterfront

dc chinatown - tune by  acoustic alchemy

above image
seen in Baltimore ... a very cool window !
- Beautiful,  a few Urban advocates of peace
for a City in  severe Crisis!

tunes - click links below to listen




( burning spear artscape, july)

photo of mr. winston rodney (burning spear)

music links below



poem by maya angelou

...more things that inspire..
Always God , Family, Friends, Nature & Music
architecture & nature..


Flo- rida


the heart of rock & roll is in Cleveland...


"isla linda y preciosa"


leeward islands

my photography

music by Ghana's  kojo antwi  for
baltimore style/urban cool  - akwabas in the windows\


sun dappled summer linens

blood orange candle

book selection - harlem style



















 handmade ankara phone portfolio


in smaller size for traveling light..


medium sized tote


handmade clutch purse


click link below to enjoy music 

just bees and things & flowers? :) roy ayers

 image 2016





.. there's nothing like live conga drums!!!...

farmers market fun!   

(norway spoon) for more kitchen art- click here

Moroccan tea kettle

i like to create -
paintings, textiles, crafts, digital photos, photography
(of how i view this world)  & more!
all work copyrighted, to inquire about my work
-- contact me at -

or my homemade version 

(a sugar-free) phillybeanpie,
it's  all good.



inspirations, winter 2017

tune by gene harris

Thanks for Stopping by!


inspiration interior decor web sites
(beside flea markets, museums & galleries)

african inspired decor

african inspired decor Frederick Douglass's
 old house in Baltimore modernized

rand africa decor 

connaissance des arts

new york social diary

black renaissance noire journal


umiri siki

a people united

ishka designs


african arte

material culture

hamill gallery

chinoisery chic

cecil hayes interior design


other interests

julian francis abele 

gullah /geechie nation news

remembering the women
that j marion sims experimented on
in SC

quilts of gees bend

the dogon of Mali

Mami Wata

black renaissance noire journal

african arts journal

king  leopold's ghost
(congo genocide)

peepal tree press (literary)

spoken vizions magazine

journal of contemporary african art

if  covetousness is 
Your Nature, then?
it is what it is...



  1. Absolutely love that green and yellow sunflower crochet purse. Beautiful work

  2. Absolutely love that green and yellow sunflower crochet purse. Beautiful work

  3. The Sunflowers? that's one of my favs.also Thank You :)
    & I really love Your creative work too!