Sunday, September 27, 2009

My New Boyfriend Nik!

I finally got my camera, the "Nikon D5000".

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Robbie!

A special birthday shot out goes to my homie Robyn, who I've known for over 14 years...been friends since baggy jeans and timbs!
off to coming soon!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Get Creative With It: My "Tomboy Chic" Rendition

On the pier getting ready to attend a fashion show.

This not so new trend "Tomboy Chic" was featured in the Spring Issue of H&M magazine. Although this look has recently been brought back onto the fashion scene , It's been out for quite sometime and the person I remember wearing it best was Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) from the Cosby Show. I've always admired Denise's fashion sense as child and was a huge fan of the show, but back then I could have never even thought of wearing men's clothing without my mother having her say and thinking I was even more weird than she'd already thought. Seeing this article in the magazine only took me back to when I watched the show as a child not only for the entertainment but to see the deeeecent clothing that was worn as well by all of the cast.
As you can tell by some of my previous post. I love trying new things and changing up my lookis on of my favorite things to do, so you know I had to try this look as well and you don't have to ask where I got the guessed it the Thrift Store (can't remeber the name but it was somewhere in Germantown) for only $2.50 for that price you know I had to snag two more in grey and brown. Check it out...
H&M Spring Issue

My Rendition...

What can I say I'm an 80's baby.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mobile Bloggin: Just Trying this Thing Out!

Danng my camera phone is all that!

View from Kelly Drive in Philly!

Reflections of an Artist: You Think You Know But You Have No Idea!

RULES: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, and/or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. WRITE ONE so I can read yours while I'm bored at work.

1. I absolutely hate it when random men call me sexy... I'm so not flattered;I understand that that's a characteristic of me but in not my name so please stop.

2. I have a thing for nerdy, dorky men...their nerdism does something to me

3. I hate it when men that I percieve as nerdy or dorky turn out to be normal pigheaded men after all, it ruins everything smh.

4. I have a really bad habit that I'm trying to break right now but I never tell u what it is (wink) well maybe it's not thaat bad lol.

6. I loooove electronic music, but I can never listen to it around my peers cause they think im weird for liking it smh. (well ladies get use to it cause I'm gonna be blasting it in the car pretty soon.)

7. When angry, I play random scenes in my head of me getting revenge on the people who make me mad.

8. Umm as you can see by #7, I'm a bit of a dork!

9. I love sponatneity, it gives me a rush like no other!

10. I'd say about 75% of my day consist of me daydreaming and fantasizing about different things.

11. I have a mild case of obsseive compulsive disorder and can't sleep when things are out of place, it drives me absolutely insane (okay maybe its not that mild after all).

12. I love to be in control of almost everything most of the time; others time I can just sit back and let someone else get there hands dirty.

13. Many people don't know this by looking at me... but I be very sensitive at times. There's been times when I've broken down in cried in front of total strangers (Melissa, Robyn shut up, dont u dare bring that up.)

14. I'm a cry baby and I been this way for a long time and crying has gotten me almost everything I've wanted at the time, but I swear to you, I do not cry just to get my way; it's just something I can't control.

15. People say i'm bossy, but I honestly think that things go better when I'm in control of the situation.

16. The last couple of statements may make you think I'm a B!t@$ but I'm really a caring indiviual who carries the weight of others on my shoulders (tear).

17. I still sing in front of the mirror with a brush as a microphone and pretend I'm famous lol!

18. I can sometimes come across as serious and uptight but I'm really a child at heart.( so I was told by a 7 yr. old lol can u believe it?)

19. (Bashful) I have a bit of a crush on one of the people I've tagged in this note.

20. I talk so much trash but can only back it up 45 % of the time.

21. I'm very self-conscious about my butt and wish people would just get over the fact that it's's been big for 25 years leave it alone gosh.

22. I've always wanted to travel back in time into the 70's and wear a big afro and sexy tight clothing like Pam Grier.

23. I love making people feel nervous (there goes that control issue again, sorry).

24. I would love to meet a guy who I can be buddies with and still be in a romantic relationship with too(guys are so uptight these days ugh).

25. Wish I could get in the minds of men to see what they're really thinking; sometimes I think it's all a facade, it's gotta be they can't be that complicated.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Creative Jucies: I Got my Mojo Back!

So for the past couple of years I've been having this dry spell, no I'm not talking about sex but art and by dry I'm referring to the ink medium in which I use to create my lino cut prints. I've had a few ideas that I jot down every now and then but recently I've been having this strong desire to create with ideas and thoughts coming to me and cluttering my mind all at once. I was sick of being blessed with this gift and feeling helpless as to what I should do, so I asked God to guide my thoughts and make it plain as to what I want to communicate through my work. While alone in my room I begin to see visions of what of the pieces I wanted to create. I can't really describe it now, I'll probably have an actually Artist Statement up soon about it, but here are some sketches of how I want my prints to look.

This is a sketch of the center of one of my pieces, I haven't worked on the outer design yet.

Here is a sketch of another one of the pieces,

the outer design you see will be transferred to each corner of the linoleum block.

close up of outer design...

One of the references I used to draw the male figure...

now all I have to do is transfer this image...

and carve it into this linoleum block in order to print it on to paper.

Some reference I've been using. Stay Tuned.

Creative Ambition: Sweet Inspiration

Seeing the work of another artist and speaking with them first hand gives me the drive to also create. With work and everything else in the way I haven't quite found the time to do so, but with a new job at hand and a flexible schedule I've definitely gotta step my game up...Check out these photos I shot at a recent Art Show I attended for some local artist.

Portrait of Basquait, this one's my favorite.



Child Rebel Soldier hip hop supergroup as know as CSR.

Child (Lupe Fiasco) Rebel (Kanye West) Solider Pharrell Williams

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Get Creative With It: Some Say it's Trash, I say it's Treasure!

Okay so I'm a thrift store addict, and I have my reasons as to why I prefer second hand shops oppose to "regular" shops. One I feel like every year it's the same ish, different color at "regular" stores, two I can never find stuff that represents me and three, I hate wearing the same items I see everybody else wearing, I prefer to be different; and you can believe I can always accomplish that at a second hand store.

I consider myself to be a very bright individual...not so much book wise lol, but personality wise I'm a very fun and exciting person which is why I adore this new fuchsia dress I pick up from the Good Will for only $8 and all I did was pair it up with a different belt to give it two different looks...oh and the hair added some effect too ;)

My New Favorite Dress

Love the ruffles...

How do you like my new bang?

That's not all I got. Check out my the other pieces I found in later post.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Get Creative With It: Young, Fly and Flashy for my B-Day

Check out my Birthday outfit that I got for less than $50. Talk about a steal.

*Wish I could have taken a full length pic but that night was extremely hectic.

Okay so the dress wasn't originally the length that it is now. I cut approximately 3 inches off the bottom to make more fun and flirty. I've always imagined the previous owner to be an older woman who wore the dress to church and other gatherings in a more sophisticated manner. But me, I wasn't even tryna be sophisticated on my b-day if you know what I mean, so I had to think of a way to make the dress young, fly, and flashy without over doing. That is why I decided to go with these pieces to sexy it up a bit.

Where I Got Em:

Earrings: found them in my jewelry box; had for years now but can't remember where I got em or how much I paid for them.

Necklace: Forever 21 $10

Dress: Village Thrift Store $7

Clutch: borrowed from my mommy

Shoes: Burlington Factory $20

A night of fun at Buddakan wit my girls: Price less

I love, love, love these shoes...

You can find this shoe style in several different stores. Their reminiscent of the shoes Carrie Bradshaw wore in the "Sex in the City" movie, guess that's why they call em "Carrie's".

Here are some flick of me and my girls at Buddakan, an amazing restaurant with the most delicious food I've ever tasted hands down.

The 10 foot Buddha day I too shall achieve a state of mind that he was said to have achieved.