Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Shift Is Coming.

A shift is coming.
I feel it stronger than ever. I am at a crossroads in my life and there is so much power in this moment. Have you ever noticed when driving to a destination that you've been to hundreds of times that you revert to an almost cruise control state... you don't even think of the turns or the merges because you've taken the trip so many times before?
They say that in order to keep your brain alert you should try to learn different routes to the same destination... to get out of this habit of not thinking and just going through the motions.
I want to see new sights. to challenge myself to learn new ways. to meet new people and discover new places along the way.
I'm not afraid of the unknown, rather intrigued by it.
I welcome it.
With all of the leaps that I've made this year, I am ready for more "forward."

( SIDE NOTE: Catch me at Blind Whino this weekend for 808's and Crabcakes! )

open crab cake bar from 3-4
1st drink courtesy of Martell Cognac.
and Kanye inspired art.
(they had me at crab cakes)

get your tickets here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Artist Yaoyao Ma Van As Beautifully Captures the Essence of Living Alone

I love these. The beauty that Yaoyao Ma Van As captures in her work is refreshingly relatable - all the way down to her little dog, Parker, that appears in many of her drawings. I chose a few that rang true for me, but you can check out the rest here. 

Musings: 8/14/17

excited about: planning my housewarming :)
reveling in: another successful art show (pictures from that later)
proud of: growth. purchasing my new couch with art show $$
wanting: to do something daring! push the envelope.

listening to: there goes my baby x charlie wilson, ambitionz az a ridah x pac, green light x lorde, bank account x 21 savage, wish you would x mykki blanco, everything nice x dreamdoll

feeling: liberated.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

after winter, must come spring
change comes eventually

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lust List: Limited Release x Black Fantastic T-Shirts

right on time.

go check out @SoulvemberRecs latest release, the Black Fantastic tee.

extremely limited.

get 'em while they're hot!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

New Merch Alert: Inspire the TRIBE x Bookmarks

'marks, b..

these are near and dear to me.
something to hold your place and make a statement.

catch me next Thursday, Aug 3rd @ Pancakes and Booze DC for the release of these bad boys and so much more.
( SIDE NOTE: available on the site Aug. 4. )
Inspire the TRIBE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Musings: 7/18/17

been feeling kind of heavy this week. I need to go back to writing things out  down to get them out of my head. I miss expressing myself through my words. I oftentimes find old poems or notes to myself and rediscoverlearn so much from my past self... knowledge that I didn't even understand the magnitude of at the time... depth that I feel that I've been missing as of late. I want to disconnect in some ways and reconnect with an old friend; the journals, napkins, post -its that tell so much of my life's tale. I want to reignite the spark that I went to school for. to be multi-dimensional. I don't want the discovery of one of passions to dim the light of another. this feels good. this feels right.
Inspire the TRIBE

Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekend: Reggae Festival @ Linganore Winecellars

Inspire the TRIBE

Lust List: New Apartment Inspiration x Inspire the TRIBE

a mix of new bohemian and moroccan inspo = my dream apartment
Inspire the TRIBE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Musings: 7/14/17

grateful for God's blessing
truly humbled by it all

for those out there struggling,
keep ya head up

it's in the works, it's coming

goodnight world.

Inspire the TRIBE

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lust List: PinLivingColor " The Anthem" Keychain

how cute is this keychain from PinLivingColor?
can't wait to get mine.
images via PinLivingColor

Inspire the TRIBE Art x Quick Sketch

"daydreaming and I'm thinking of you..."
the moment inspiration hits (on a post-it at work lol) vs. the final product
Inspire the Tribe.

What's in a word?
anything that rouses you to feel
to move,
stimulates you to create,
seek more,
aim higher,
to be greater,
to elevate
it awakens something in you
a desire to be present
to be here
a breath of fresh air
when you didn't even know you had stopped breathing
Inspire the Tribe.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Inspire the TRIBE takes Artechouse DC

"unfortunately, no one can be told what the matrix is. you have to see it for yourself."
Yesterday I was finally able to check out Artechouse, a new interactive exhibit to DC. I say "finally" (it was less than a week after the grand opening) because I had spent hours scouring through the tagged photos from the exhibit's instagram (@Artechouse) with each picture being better than the last. Excited is an understatement! And I must say... it didn't disappoint.
The tickets allow you access to the exhibit for an hour, although we were allowed in a little early, so we were able to make greater use of our time. There were just the right amount of people - not overly crowded, pretty chill group and no real photo bombs (*praise hands*).
Now that I know what to expect, I'm going to check out the exhibit again soon and see if there's anything that I missed.
Art makes the world go 'round.
Inspire the Tribe.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

thoughts on a plane:
the landing is always crazy for me.
it just hits
and you smooth it out from there...
feels very much like life

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


currently, my favorite sweatshirt from UO.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Musings: 5/18/17

so many feelings.
and yet,
I don't know how to feel.
been feeling overwhelmed with....
desire for something more.
something to crash land in my lap and scream, "HERE I AM!"
on hold seems to be a lingering state
the change begins with me but I'm frozen in fear of what's behind curtain number 1
when did I become so
responsible sounds better
but I know what it is
growth doesn't come from standing still.
-shari renee

Friday, May 12, 2017

Behind My Lens x RLN

 ( SIDE NOTE: Also, check out his new single, featured on the latest episode of Grapevine TV, "Black Power x Jus. feat Georgia Anne Muldrow, Declaime, Roman Lee Norfleet and Rob Milton )


Flashback x Birthday Trip 2017

captures of paradise,
gained so much inspiration here

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Musings: 5/10/17


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Broccoli City Fest 2017

see you saturday

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We Work Creator Awards 2017 x Inspire The TRIBE

The Inaugural We Work Creator Awards was my first time vending. I'm a painter first, so to be in a venue without my paintings felt a little... strange. I also didn't advertise that I'd be vending this night so every face that I came into contact with was a new one. I have really grown to love throwing myself in to uncomfortable  unfamiliar situations in an effort to push myself out of my comfort zone.
The night was great. There were thousands in attendance, a much bigger audience than I'd ever had at any of my previous shows. The cause was spectacular, over 1.5M in grants was given out to 25 entrepreneurs, and the love was REAL. I love connecting with people. I love when people connect with something I've created with my own two hands. There's something so surreal about that, still, to this day.
I've said it before and I'll say it again... rediscovering my love of art changed my life. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me in the next couple of months, years and so on.
Thank you so much to We Work for scouting me out and inviting me to be a part of such a cool night.


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