We are a black woman-owned, DC based operation led by two artists, working together to bring moments of relaxation to your life through what we know best: visual art and poetry.
Our themed live virtual
and in-person sessions & paint/poetry boxes are conceived with love and wellness in mind.
All paint & poetry boxes are hand-crafted and personalized.
The experiences are inspired by our art disciplines and shared with you.
Meet the Artists: J'Nell & Maquita
J'Nell is a visual artist based in Washington DC. She specializes in oil painting, portraiture with an emphasis on female and black bodies. She loves to show and explore the different sides of womanhood. She paints the things she filters daily within current culture, history, music and fashion combined with her love for painting the human figure, and playing with pattern and light.
"I paint to:
capture the "feel good" moments; those moments where figures are caught in the vibe of the music, posing, flirting or candidly caught in mid-smile.
my hope is that my art uplifts your spirit.
my hope is that it makes you smirk and giggle.
my hope is it takes you to a nostalgic place.
my hope is that their expressions and body language are contagious.
I want you to feel them in your own way with whatever you bring to the experience."
Find her latest artwork on her website:
Maquita Donyel of Polished Pistil is a storyteller currently based in the Washington, D.C. area that discovered her love for literature after taking a required Shakespeare class during her undergraduate studies. Her love for words, art, women, authentic human connection, self-expression, and God led her to storytelling.
When she isn’t consulting, accommodating her daughter’s social life, or laughing obnoxiously with admirable souls she hopes to take wherever she goes, Maquita is storytelling (and smiling, she likes to smile).
Testimonials & Reviews
"I highly recommend a Paint and Poetic Prose session! I had such an amazing time. My package was delivered with everything I needed and more! There session was so chill and soul filling and I have beautiful painting that I Love!! And you don’t have to leave your home. 😍"
- Alexa (Fire)
"...so it was this really interesting juxtaposition between all of the senses---listening to something and taking it in without seeing anything, creating your own photograph in your mind and then opening your eyes and creating something that is actual tangible art."
- Amanda (Earth)
From the painting to the poetry to the mini course on how to embrace our cycles, really was a full experience of divine self care.
Ms. Thevey (Special Session)
"The packaging was cute. The poetry was though provoking. The painting is eclectic. The playlist was dope. My little quarantine art collection is coming along. This ain't your average paint party! Cant wait for the next one. This is now my Sunday Morning Therapy."
- Kristen (Fire& Earth)
"This is an incredible business with a beautiful purpose. All of the special touches make your platform stand head and shoulders above any paint n’ sip that I’ve ever experienced. Executed flawlessly!"
Mountain Home, Idaho
I love meeting amazing women that are unapologetically themselves. That like to share, be vulnerable, be strong, funny and emotional all at the same time. As women---so many times we forget to take a moment for ourselves. So I want to thank each of you for taking the moments this evening to share that time with us. We spread ourselves too thin many times."