“The International Decade” for People of African Descent (Recognition, Justice and Development)
Inspired by the United Nations General Assembly’s Resolution proclaiming 2015-2024, “The International Decade” — Acrylic on Canvas, 30×30″ (2015)
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.6
Advice: What is the best advice you’ve received? What is the best advice you can give?
“Make a place for your art.” In 1980, I attended an informal lecture by Ernie Barnes where he emphasized the importance of being proactive. That was the best advice I’d ever heard and I continue to encourage my students and other artists to take control of their careers. I also teach a workshop on “The Business of Art” and recommend my book, Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing, for some helpful tips and creative affirmations.
Aura: How would you describe your energy, style, etc.?
I’ve been told that I have a golden and magnetic aura, and love that description which I hope to always live up to. I think of myself as a 68 year old petite woman with the heart and energy of a child. I’m always open and love to embrace new ideas, and creative challenges. My idea of dressing up, or as I call it my typical “exhibit wear”, is made up of one of my many Asian tops or jackets, some slacks and a pair of my “dressy” gold or silver metallic sneakers.
See you tomorrow as we wrap up Synthia’s week with full Acrostic Interview.
Books written and/or Illustrated by Synthia SAINT JAMES
Mollel/Saint James. To Dinner, For Dinner, New York, NY: Holiday House, 2000.
Hull/Saint James. Alphabet Affirmations, Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative Classics, 2000.
Saint James, Synthia. It’s Kwanzaa Time, New York, NY: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Hull/Saint James. Peace In Our Land, Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative Classics, 2002.
Sneve/Saint James. Enduring Wisdom, New York, NY: Holiday House, 2003.
Hull/Saint James. Dream A World, Los Angeles, CA: Kids Creative Classics, 2004.
Saint James, Synthia. A story in The Milestones Project by Dr. Richard & Michele Steckel, Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2004.
Johnson/Saint James. Mother’s Love, White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1996.
Saint James, Synthia. Girlfriends, White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1997.
Saint James, Synthia. Can I Touch You: Love Poems & Affirmations, Newark, NJ: Music Quest, 1997.
Saint James, Synthia. Creative Fixings From The Kitchen: Favorite Multicultural Recipes, Atelier SAINT JAMES; 2 edition (January 15, 2016).
Saint James, Synthia. Forward to Who’s Who Among Afri-Can Americans-13th Edition, Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Group, 2000.
Saint James, Synthia. Essay in How to Make Black America Better by Tavis Smiley, New York, NY: Doubleday Books,
Saint James, Synthia. Synthia Saint James: A Book of Postcards, San Francisco, CA: Pomegranate, 2004.
SAINT JAMES, Synthia. Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing, Los Angeles, CA: Create Space, 2011.
SAINT JAMES, Synthia. Can I Touch You: A Collection of Love Poetry, Los Angeles, CA: Atelier SAINT JAMES, 2011.
SAINT JAMES, Synthia. The I Wills According to SAINT JAMES: Book One, Los Angeles, CA: Atelier SAINT JAMES, 2011.