Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 End of Year Wrap Up

If someone asked me my favorite moment of 2015 I would have a really hard time deciding. This year has been great to me. I stepped out of my comfort zone and had my first art show before I was even prepared for it. I created over thirty pieces in less than a month and made a bigger profit than I could have imagined, but more importantly connections. I undervalued my work by setting low prices for myself because I wasn't sure how I would be received; I wasn't sure what to charge because putting a price on my artwork was new to me. At the very least I just wanted to break even. I was humbled by the number of people that actually paid more than the ticketed price because they saw something in me... in my art/ vision, and I'll never forget it. I followed that up with another equally successful show five months later.

This was a year of gains, as every loss only increased the value of what was to come. I can truly say that the positives far outnumbered the negatives. I reconnected with old friends, made amends with people that may have caused pain in the past and built stronger relationships overall.

I start(ed) a new job in 2015... something I'd been wanting to do for a while now, and I know that it's only up from here. 

The biggest surprise of all is the love that has found me and rounded out my year beautifully.

Here's to pushing ourselves to new limits in the new year. Taking what we learned in the last and capitalizing off of it.

The time is now. Life is here.

Show up. Show out.

Peace, Love and Blessings in the new year!



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Musings: 12/15/2015

so - I'm on cloud 9,
been sitting here for some time

have a new job. after five years of the same. 

learning to give things time
and watch them bloom... 
- overestimations of the group- it's power and morality
- close- mindedness
- pressures toward uniformity

too much of this going around.

stuck between being in the 'now' and totally obsessing over my future
currently: cheating on my love of painting with a new found love of digital art
( loving this new wacom tablet, l o v i n g! )
I miss "All That"
we'll probably never have a sketch show like that again... the world has lost it's sense of humor and replaced it with acute sensitivity.

Travis Scott released merchandise for 72 hours. Get it while it's hot! ... these bombers though?!

( SIDE NOTE: I've been invited to a fancy holiday party this weekend.. it's about time! *dusts off closet* )

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lust List: Girlfriends Tee x Skreened

I love this 'Girlfriends' inspired tee by MissTurman x Skreened. Just in time for the holidays! 

Pick it up here.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Phone Down x E. Badu


Musings: 11/30/2015

fight for your happy.

I have more to say, a lot more... but that seems to sum it up.

for now

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Difference Boutique x Fall '15

When my friend Niesha asked me to model in the latest fall campaign for her online boutique, The Difference, I was a little hesitant to say the least. I can be extremely shy, a little awkward and at the end of the day I'm no model…. but I decided to push my apprehension aside and take a leap. Shooting with Niesha was great, she's truly a one woman powerhouse - she handled everything from the styling, photography, edits, etc (not to mention that her shop is awesome!). I'm happy that I had the opportunity. We got some pretty good shots and I'm able to cross another item off of my bucket list. Be sure to check out The Difference Boutique to view my foray into modeling and don't forget to shop while you're there! ;)

( SIDE NOTE: Trying out a new line of hair products - so far, so good. Will do a review soon. )

Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekend Recap: 10sq. Miles Pop-Up Shop x 10/7/15


Best pop-up I've been to in a while.

Thanks to Gee for letting me be a part of it.

('Chuck Lincoln' piece is available on the site.)

Friday, November 6, 2015

MATTE Projects Presents BLACK

"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly."

MATTE Projects is bringing a collaborative music, design and art affair - BLACK - to the Brooklyn Hanger next Saturday, November 14th. BLACK, founded in 2013, promises to not only be a musical endeavor but a sensory experience as well. 

I'm so excited to attend, and have my mind blown. From the talent, to the large raw warehouse space… this is right up my alley.

Artists include:
Parisian dark prince Gesaffelstein
Kanye West's creative director FLAT WHITE
Berlin up and comer Tummetott
LA's nightlife princess Masha

Cara Stricker
Nate Brown
Zach Walker

Meet me in Brooklyn November 14th! Tickets are available here, and are going fast. 

A portion of the proceeds from BLACK will benefit React To Film's middle and high school program and college action network.

SIDE NOTE: I will have some of my work featured in the 10sq. Miles Pop-Up Shop tomorrow at the Fridge DC. Come out, its sure to be a good time. )

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

don't run when happiness finds you
don't duck and hide
revel in the moment
enjoy the space
you deserve to be here


down for you x ta ku,

the latest song that I can't stop playing

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

image via blind whino art gallery

catch me at the halloween crawl in dupont circle tonight! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Musings: 10/22/2015

I've been away for so long
kind of excited to be blogging again
it only seemed right to start with a musings post
there have been a lot of changes for the better
and I look forward to sharing a bit of those changes with you
mood: jersey x drake/ future

I've been listing like crazy because I have so many plans for the next few months
debating coming out with TRIBE hats.. but while I'm deciding, I created one for myself.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

good things are happening

will be back with tons of updates this week


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Musings: 9/22/2015

very excited about my latest piece..
it will be featured at The Museum Pop Up Shop (coming soon)

feeling very reflective
like I know what I need to do
where I want to be
and the steps I need to take to get there
it's slowly becoming more and more clear

Friday, September 18, 2015

"I feel like I’ve always been spiritual, but in the last two or three years, different people have come to me in my life...,” she reveals. “I think that’s what we do in life: People remind you, on your journey. Things happen and you’re like, 'Whoa, OK, I’m going here now, because I need to.’ And when you need to, it’s almost like a gift when hard things happen, because you find this energy that sometimes gets lost in the clutter of life.

-Gwen Stefani, Yahoo (me also)

( SIDE NOTE: Message. )

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Musings: 9/15/2015

So I tried something new today, and instead of rolling over first thing in the morning and checking my phone, I prayed. I had a conversation with myself about how I wanted my day to go and set my intention. I made it a point to (and I prepared for this by turning message and phone notifications off the night before) start the day without any interruptions, without checking for texts/ missed calls/ social media mentions/ updates... basically without input from anyone other than myself and God.

I took the time to set the tone/ vibe for the day and gave it time to stick. I used the time from when I first woke up until I had been settled at my desk for half an hour to truly center myself before I was able to be reached by the outside world... and it made a world of difference. I feel more focused, and most of all I feel in control of my mood. I'm going to attempt to implement this new behavior into my daily routine for a week and see how I feel. We spend so much of our day interacting with others, and reclaiming my mornings feels so liberating. The text messages, calls and social media updates aren't going anywhere... get back to YOU, the world can wait.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

be the change you wish to see

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Colette Miller Wings x DC

colette miller wings + my new (fav) jumpsuit 
= the makings of a great day


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Weekend Recap: Made In America, Day 2

Labor Day weekend consisted of relaxation, the Made in America concert - day 2, and more relaxation. I skipped day 1. I'm not big on two days in a row of the same thing… especially when large crowds are involved. One day was plenty. Future, Lolawolf, Grits and Biscuits and Fab put on a great show. We left before The Weeknd went on, which was totally fine… I saw all I needed to see of him at The Roots Picnic. I wish I would've been able to catch Banks' performance but time got away from me. Thanks to MM for making it all possible! And of course I had my thoroughest girl with me. ;)

( SIDE NOTE: The Internet will be in DC in two weeks. So you'll definitely catch me there. )


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