21 Days 21 Paintings Week One Recap

What Galaxy Do You Live In

Last Tuesday, I started an Instagram challenge called 21 Days 21 Paintings on Sharifa Creates Studio’s Instagram account, @scstudioofficial. My goal is to post one new painting a day for 21 days straight. Why? I want to make painting a part of my daily routine (I own an online art shop after all), and the experts of the internet say that it takes 21 days to form a habit.

I completed my first week of the 21 Days 21 Paintings on Monday. During the first week, I experimented with textures, splattered a ton of paint, and poured on the glitter! It was a freeing week of self-expression and week two is proving to be even more exciting. Don’t believe me? Check out the paintings from week one to see for yourself. Continue reading “21 Days 21 Paintings Week One Recap”

How To Make A Flower Crown

flower laurels

Summer is right around the corner! That means music festivals, after church brunches, and beach outings. With all these activities to indulge in, you have to look cute! What better way than with a flower crown? It can easily be paired with a basic dress or t-shirt and jeans; taking your outfit from a 4.5 to a 10.

Sure, you can buy flower crowns from the store, but wouldn’t it be satisfying to create your own? They take a little effort, but I promise if you can make one, you can make twenty!

If you’re convinced, keep reading to learn how to make a flower crown. Continue reading “How To Make A Flower Crown”

Under the Sea Collection | Behind the Scenes

done artwork

Last November I opened an online shop by the name of Sharifa Creates Studio to sell my original pieces of abstract art. When I first started the shop, I pretty much painted whatever came to my mind and listed it in the shop. Nothing was wrong with this process, but I really wanted to be intentional and create cohesive bodies of work. I did just that earlier this year when I released my first series, the Unicorn Love Collection (it’s pretty magical). And, two weeks ago I released my second series of paintings entitled Under the Sea. This collection definitely captures the essence of mermaids, beaches, and the underwater world. The crazy thing is that I did not plan for this collection to be ocean themed. It naturally took on that life!

For today’s blog I’m taking you behind the scenes of Under the Sea. I will show and explain what it took for me to create this collection! Continue reading “Under the Sea Collection | Behind the Scenes”

8 EASY Easter Décor and Craft DIY Projects

Happy Easter Sign

Easter catches me off guard every year! I never know if it will land in March or April. And, I get so caught in the haste of preparing for Resurrection Sunday, that I don’t get a chance to make decorations.

This year I was determined to do better. I went to the Sharifa Creates’ archives and sprinkled a little Easter seasoning salt on a few of my DIY projects. Instead of coming up with brand new decorations, I re-purposed old décor. There’s no denying that Easter is a week away with all the pink, yellow, and purple colored décor surrounding me.

Lucky for you, I compiled ALL of these projects in one blog post, so you can get your decorations in order too. Keep reading to see how I turned 8 different craft projects into Easter décor!

Continue reading “8 EASY Easter Décor and Craft DIY Projects”

Corkboard Vision Board DIY


Habakkuk 2:2-3: “Then the Lord told me: ‘I will give you my message in the form of a vision. Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance. At the time I have decided, my words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting— it will happen!’” (CEV)

God has a purpose for everyone! Isn’t that amazing news? What’s even more amazing is that we don’t have to figure out our purpose on our own. When we seek after God, He reveals His purpose to us through His word and equips us with the tools to carry it out. One tool that God blesses us with is vision.

Vision is the ability to imagine our future-selves working and attaining specific Continue reading “Corkboard Vision Board DIY”