Sweet Dreams

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I have news for you lovies....

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Hello my blogger family! So I have great news. I got accepted to participate in the Black Women's Art Festival in Philadelphia this year. I'll be a featured artist at their 8th annual festival happening July 27-31st.

Black Women's Art Festival-Philadelphia

This is my very first showing. This is my first "yes" actually.  I'm still shocked (I received the invitation yesterday morning). I've been rejected so many times (especially in Boston, well only in Boston) that it was to the point where I would ask myself "why are you still doing this?". Every time I submitted sample of my artwork to exhibitions or festivals in Boston, they either don't respond back, or, make it very clear that my art is not the kind of art they want to show.  However, drawing, painting, anything artsy is my life. Without it I feel robotic and nonexistent. It's my necessity so I never took the rejections so personal to the point where I decided to quit and be complacent...No way Jose.

 I feel very blessed and honored that I was picked to join many other artists in Philly. The theme is "Healing and Joy"-very ironic considering the changes I personally gone through.

Anyway, I had to share this news on my blog. I will keep you posted.

Thanks everyone for your support. Also, those who've been in my position or currently experiencing it, don't give up please. Remember, do it for yourself, appreciate what you do, don't be afraid to stand out or be an outcast, be patient and everything else will follow.

This is only the beginning...


23 months locs

Monday, June 20, 2011
I know I know I got really quiet on my blog. I have no excuses or a good reason. I just get really tired after work and spend my leisurely time on twitter. Anyway. Yesterday made my locs 23 months. 1 year 11 months. I can't believe it. It's true what they say, time flies. I started styling my locs more as you will see in the pictures after these lines. I brush my locs every night and it keeps my hair soft, removes lints, as well as stimulates my scalps. I'm over my "omg my locs are getting thin" crisis. Apparently I over dramatized that whole ordeal lol. My locs are fine. I joined two of them and now I'm satisfied with my locs agains.

Sidenote: Well it's still relevant but can I say that I love being called a nubian princess, or rasta queen, princess, empress or simply queen when I'm walking down the streets? LOL I love it!

I'm loving this current length as well. I can do so many styles now it blows my mind. Locs are very versatile and this has been an amazing journey thus far!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Artist spotlight

So I was on tumblr doing my daily browse when I fell upon these magnificent painting.

 Gorgeous huh?

What makes it even more dope is that the artist Minjae Lee from South Korea is merely 22 years old. Oh and self-taught.
I'm stunned because his style is phenomenal and knowing that he uses only markers, pens, and crayons is just mind-blowing.

To see more of Minjae Lee's artwork visit these following links