Women’s History Month Spotlight: Yulia Brodskaya

                                                                    Simple Complexity.

Paper always held a special fascination for me. I’ve tried many different methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be ‘the one’ for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it.

There isn’t anything complex about paper and glue yet illustrator, Yulia Brodskaya, has used her creative genius to construct intricate and vibrant 3-dimensional pieces using paper and glue, these same elements have quickly garnered her international recognition. Having over 100 pieces in her collection she has worked for big names like: Oprah, Starbucks, Godiva, Bentley, Niemen Marcus, Hennessy, Target and several others (To name familiar US companies). Born in 1983, making her just over 30, she began working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006 and quickly left graphic design for her real passion. She accrued over 100 clients within 5 years. If there were any woman illustrators worth highlighting it would be Yulia. Her attention to detail, the meticulous nature of the pieces, her vibrancy of color and emotion all come across clearly in her work. Each piece quite visually pleasing, her work became a muse of inspiration:

I see the culmination of emotion from a lifetime in your face like a tree that has stood the test of time. With lines that circle the trunk round and round so too do the lines on your face tell a story…they tell a truth: Our perception of reality happens in dots and lines and with care and attention we can craft a beautiful reality that celebrates our experience in all of its colors. So be like Yulia, bravely stretching the bounds and lines of art, the bounds and lines of life.


Dannielle Cayard is a poet, vocalist and free spirit who uses her creativity to guide her audience deep into the corridors of her beautiful mind.

She is also a Mousai House member and Written Expressions contributor.




While you were sleeping… @Beyonce writes #newrules and releases a surprise VISUAL ALBUM!

Photo credit: http://iam.beyonce.com/

Yes, Beyoncé did it again. She pulls another stunt and enchants the world with her clever, timely and utterly flawless execution. This time she does it with the unanticipated release of her 6th studio album self entitled, BEYONCÉ.

A 32 track album featuring 17 full videos and 14 songs available only on itunes now.

Bey shocked the world and displayed the true power of social networks. Dropping the surprise announcement on Instagram. Her social reach and support from her stans (bey hive) proved that no promo was necessary. Beyonce continues to set the bar high but what we are most pleased and surprised by is that she released 17 full videos! That shows true dedication and commitment. Hats off to everyone involved in the silent productions. Truly a remarkable undertaking. We are always excited about the visual arts.