2017 Menswear

Hey peeps, happy 2017 to all.                                                                                                                 how has everyone been doing? …. I’ve been putting forth such a strong effort to being committed to my goal and “staying in action” of accomplishing goals.

I wanted to tackle menswear for the longest…. So I did just that!

slaving away on creating the pattern pieces

I made my Menswear debut in a tailored single breasted blazer with double welt pockets, breast pocket, two piece sleeves, lining, complete with lapel and collar.15967176_10101621145693227_276405023_o15942883_10101621066736457_926944746_o15942913_10101621067804317_445071363_o15942983_10101621067440047_355666747_o

My first Menswear piece Pattern and sewing all done by me 😊                                                   I couldn’t be any happier or more proud of my hard work and dedication.

Thanks for stopping by, Peace & Love

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“Neatly” participating in trial and error

Still continuing the progress, I’m working to improve shading with color pencil. In all honesty I didn’t have much of a clue what I was doing at first…

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I knew I wanted to work on creating a Cypress tree {May be hard to tell by the looks of things however, lol}. I started with a light French grey for shadow. Than thought maybe if I just create lines & dashes to fill out the subject it’ll improve. I mean inorder to create a work of art, it all starts from a dot/line. At least that’s how I see it {perhaps I’m wrong….}

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I than decided to adapt some of the hatch & cross hatching technique. Layering a few greens & charcoal color mixed with brown. I was feeling better about the direction but I knew I didn’t reach the destination. So very eager, I continued the process.

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Once the tree’s base was filled in, I just noticed it was too green. Cypress trees in the swamp are covered in algae,yes. But my image -for lack of better wording, just wasn’t it.

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& this is where I am currently, I need to create more branches. While continuing to work on the shadow of the crevasses.

I’m proud of my persistence, didn’t get discouraged. I saw I could fix things and bring it all together. I feel confident that I’m finally headed in the right direction. Going to thoroughly enjoy the ride as I become a better artist.

Thanks for stopping bye
Peace & Love
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🎉🎉2016: Time to Believe 🎨🎉🎉

What 2015 has taught me is to believe in my abilities more. I have always lived by the saying….

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Which I do on a regular basis. Except when it comes to my art, I honestly come down a lot harder on myself than I should. I get fixated on the result I wish to achieve and than what I produce. & 9:10 I am not over the moon about it.

So I’m learning to look back at what I create not to be as critical and harsh, but to revisit this journey I’m on to become a better artist. Take pride in the level I’ve reached now, and with faith & excitement I’ll get to that goal. {& with a lot of consistency & patience too}.

I was working on doing some shading with color pencil. On my first attempt using the Harshing & Cross Harshing technique, I honestly didn’t know what was what. And it showed 😂😂😂

Although it looks like a replica of one of my nieces & nephews work, I should find just as much pride & carry on. & that I did. May not look like much, but it looks a whole lot like progression to me 😄😊

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So for 2016 I’m going to be do away with the negative habit of self doubt, believe in every once & fiber of my being. And focus more on my passion & craft.

2016, I’m ready 😄😊

Thank you for stopping by, & HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉🎉
Peace & Love
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🎉🎉Progress 🎉🎉

Its always awesome seeing progression on things you’ve been working so hard to achieve. & I for one am super pleased 😄😊 Im getting better with facial expressions, it wasn’t that long ago I would feel the facial features I illustrated were {lack of a better word} bad.
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Most times I would just avoid them, not even bother with an attempt. But after dedicating the appropriate time to, researching different techniques, & countless YouTube videos…. I really started bettering my craft. Which is so satisfying, I am elated with progress. Truly can’t say it enough.

Which reminds me of this fabulous quote:
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So as I walk down memory lane with these illustrations & rejoice over the development of my skills. I have such strong faith for where it may lead me.
🎉🎉🎊Ques confetti & exciting exit 🎊🎉🎉

Thanks for stopping by
Peace & Love
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Kuba Love 😍😍

Stumbled on these gems 😍😍😍 both are made out of Kuba cloth. The Kuba people adorn their garments with shells which is their currency. Kuba Kingdom is located in Central Africa, bordering Dem. Republic of the Congo.

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& the cape doubles as a skirt, this deal just gets better & better 😄

I love gaining insight through experience,  especially when I’m learning through fashion. I am over the moon about these eclectic pieces. The fact that it encourages me to dive in & take a clearer look. I want to learn what’s the symbolism for the position of all the arrows, diamonds, fine lines etc. I want to research, learn about it all.

My excitement at this point is apparent. & whatever I find I sure will share with everyone

Thanks for stopping by
Peace & Love
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Have a great day 🙂

Its CARNIVAL!!!! :)😄

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Carnival time, time to play ah mas, wuk &whine. Finished my mas boots just in time too. Can’t wait to be chipping down the road in full costume. {Mas is nothing without feathers & proper footwear ;)}

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How it all started, 12 hours ago…

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When the hot sun hits these babies are going to glisten, sparkle & shine. Wouldn’t have it any other way :)😄

Have a wonderful Labor Day everyone.
Thanks for stopping by,
Peace & Love ya’ll
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