Note to self ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ

โ€œEverything that Iโ€™ve ever done I can still relate to, and feel connected to it in a way. Thereโ€™s no part of my life that I look at and go, โ€˜I donโ€™t recognize that person at all.”
โ€• Ian Mckaye

โ€‹I came across a quote the other day, about not being ashamed of your work. At some moment in time this body of work  gives life to an experience, something I went through. It freezes the moment in time, evoking similar emotions whenever revisited.
I’m at the point were I won’t say its shame but more so judging… Guess when it all boils down to it, its all just fear. Fear of my work not being good enough, nor coming out the way I envisioned. Or even worse, messing up and having to start over.

So its an on going process of reminding myself, although I’m not ideally where I want to be & not producing my best quality of work. I keep in mind that’s how I get better, just keep working. Build on my craft, nobody is great when they’re first starting out.

Thats what’s so magical about art & engrossing one’s self in their craft. Sure it may not come out exactly as envisioning, but always leave wiggle room. Allow yourself permission to slip up, recover and find your way again. Keeping in mind imperfections means character, and the spontaneity challenges lead to fun. 

Thanks for stopping by

     โœŒ๐Ÿพ & ๐Ÿ’—

Peace & Love 

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๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ#TwentyFine ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰

This whole month I have been wrapped up in My BDAY Celebrations I had such a blast. Not just for my birthday but all my Aquarius โ™’ peeps, January has been eventful & never disappoints.

Going out to lovely dinners and enjoying nice ambiance of a sushi seafood buffet (really interesting concept I haven’t experienced til recently). Going out to celebrate life every minute of everyday. That’s really one thing I’m gong to keep in mind for 2017 and thereafter; Celebrate life, each & every moment.

16466693_10101653974109817_788846625_oSaw Hidden Figures during the week, definitely a must see. The way we bounce back in the face of adversity. We find joy in complete misery our resilience is like no other. Full of nothing but inspiration and pride, exactly what #BlackGirlMagic is all about.

The thing i love about inspiring films like this is it awakens the greatness in us all. I came across a quote the other day while reading “how wonderful is God to have made the mountains and all the depths of the seas, to actually notice that what this world also needed was a you, what was missing was also a me.” All I’m saying is although you may meet people who you feel do things a bit “better” than you, keep doing you. Cause no one can be you, so keep at it and it will lead you to your greatness.

As I look back at my garments and experiences I see my BlackGirlMagic starting to shine through. And i LOVE it, confidence in my abilities is growing and my Melanin Poppin’

Over the last weekend I took a nice weekend ski trip. It was great to get away for a while, temporary check out from the bitter side of “adulthood” responsibilities, BILLS!!! I had so much fun, but it flew by too quick. Seemed as though in a blink of an eye it was over.

16466788_10101652789548687_1959269081_oI created a bikini for my trip, so was ecstatic at the outcome. With every garment i create I’m able to see just how far I’ve come from when i first started sewing.

I made a tribal High-waist ย Cut out bikini with black trim. Was a bit nervous for the bottoms due to this time it was eye-balled. The trim wasn’t even part of the original concept but i wanted to break up the print a bit and felt the broader, besides serve as a clean finish would help define the space. Instead of using the tribal print for the strap that goes around the neck, I opted for black tying in both the top & bottom and to frame the face.ย 16389411_10101652789488807_2129760389_oI was in the fabric store trying to decide between this or a reddish print that transitioned to a purple hue, I’m glad I went with this one. Maybe next time I’ll go with a solid.

16409676_10101652789049687_152626007_oBack view: High-waist cut out bikini

16409321_10101652788890007_29531598_o.pngย This weekend made me realize I haven’t bought a swimsuit in about 8 years, every time I need to hit the water I make my own. That in itself makes me filled with liberation, knowing that whatever I envision I possess the skills to create and able to wear. Few years back I would walk into stores and after never finding what I had in mind on the racks, use to wish I could make it myself. So its mind blowing seeing what I can accomplish now, so I’m celebrating this small victory as well as all others that come my way. It’s been a long time coming ย but my hard work and dedication is taking me there.

As always, Thanks for stopping by peeps

โœŒ & ๐Ÿ’—

Peace & Love

2017 Intentions

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So we made it, well into the new year and hopefully our new routines. I’ve been working diligently on shaking off a lot of bad habits I picked up over time. We’re about 3 weeks in so some may be starting to feel a bit sluggish and falling back into the comfort of old habits…. DON’T!! sure our comfort zone is a cool place, but nothing ever grows there.

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For 2017 and beyond lets drop the barrier and live! Do something a bit challenging everyday, something to better us little by little. When we have a big task at hand break it down and focus on smaller portions it wont be as overwhelming. ย And before we know it that big task will be accomplished and we’ll have another notch under our belt.

Here are some things I be working on for the year.

2017 INTENTIONSย 

  • Start to create garments for clients -Sharping my entrepreneurial skills
  • Improve and dedicate more time to my Illustrations
  • be a consistent blogger
  • get more familiar with my camera – taking a photography class, so ill be stepping it up
  • Focus on time management
  • Continue to be interactive with other bloggers

 

My goal for 2017 is to live without barriers and limitations i put on myself. I want to improve my focus and maintain my momentum on being proactive. So, feel free to stop in, share life experiences and letโ€™s motivate one another.

Happy & productive 2017 everyone

Peace & Love
โœŒ & ๐Ÿ’—