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“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin


Lunch at the cheese cake factory...Yum!

Happy national cheese cake day! #cheesecake

Monday, July 30, 2012


Lunch at the cheese cake factory...Yum!

I met the talented Raven on curlynikki.com and I am glad I did. This is what she had to say and share….

 

I have been drawing my entire. I always liked drawing. I remember sitting in my grandmothers house in our old neighborhood and drawing her vases and fake flowers. I remember in school when I was in 2nd grade everyone had to take art and we had this art teacher named mr.voltz. I remember him showing pictures of his art students and I never thought it would be possible for me to draw that well. We had to do a skeleton one time for class and I remember distinctly thinking about how much I thought I actually did a pretty good job. When I was 13 I decided i wanted to be a fashion designer. I spend nearly every hour of the day drawing and I went to school to study fashion, but after all my struggles I realized I did not truly love fashion, I loved art. I loved creating things and that’s why I never learned to sew. I just wanted to draw and I assumed when I went to art school for fashion I would learn to draw well. This never happened. I met my boyfriend who is a phenomenal, painter,and tattoo artist. I was always ashamed to ask for advice, I always assumed what I drew was good because I liked it. Through him I learned about other amazing artists. I seriously never knew it was possible for one to be so great at art. He opened my eyes to a new world. I asked a couple people for advice including him and they all told me things I did not want to hear. As I stated I thought art was good just because I did what I felt and I liked it, but I was wrong! I stopped believing in myself for a long time, and I was struggling for 2 years to try and make myself become someone that I am not. I spent hours doing brainless exercises trying to create the perfect piece to impress my boyfriend so he could see me as a great artist just as those who inspired him. 2 years ago is when I started to become serious about my artwork, and discovered that i do not need college to learn art. There are hundreds and thousands of tutorials via the worldwide web! Still I struggled to make my art like others who i thought were great and this was a big part of my mistake. I learned that I have something inside of me that cannot me taught. I have ideas. I am my own inspiration. My ideas come 100% from my brain. I do not copy others. I have ideas for days.I probably have 1000 fashion sketches purely my ideas. Inside of my head there is a great and beautiful world I could never ever explain to anyone else. I love being able to express how I feel on paper. It is amazing that one can immortalize life forever using various mediums. It is amazing that one can recreate life realistically on paper, canvas, or whatever medium they choose. I see art in stains, I see mountains receding into the distance when I look at the sunset. My imagination is something that can never ever be taken away from me, and style is something that could never be taught it is something one is born with. My skills have greatly improved in 2 years and I will continue to work until I die to show the world through my eyes.

 

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Artist of the week: Raven Boone

I met the talented Raven on curlynikki.com and I am glad I did. This is what she had to say and share….

 

I have been drawing my entire. I always liked drawing. I remember sitting in my grandmothers house in our old neighborhood and drawing her vases and fake flowers. I remember in school when I was in 2nd grade everyone had to take art and we had this art teacher named mr.voltz. I remember him showing pictures of his art students and I never thought it would be possible for me to draw that well. We had to do a skeleton one time for class and I remember distinctly thinking about how much I thought I actually did a pretty good job. When I was 13 I decided i wanted to be a fashion designer. I spend nearly every hour of the day drawing and I went to school to study fashion, but after all my struggles I realized I did not truly love fashion, I loved art. I loved creating things and that’s why I never learned to sew. I just wanted to draw and I assumed when I went to art school for fashion I would learn to draw well. This never happened. I met my boyfriend who is a phenomenal, painter,and tattoo artist. I was always ashamed to ask for advice, I always assumed what I drew was good because I liked it. Through him I learned about other amazing artists. I seriously never knew it was possible for one to be so great at art. He opened my eyes to a new world. I asked a couple people for advice including him and they all told me things I did not want to hear. As I stated I thought art was good just because I did what I felt and I liked it, but I was wrong! I stopped believing in myself for a long time, and I was struggling for 2 years to try and make myself become someone that I am not. I spent hours doing brainless exercises trying to create the perfect piece to impress my boyfriend so he could see me as a great artist just as those who inspired him. 2 years ago is when I started to become serious about my artwork, and discovered that i do not need college to learn art. There are hundreds and thousands of tutorials via the worldwide web! Still I struggled to make my art like others who i thought were great and this was a big part of my mistake. I learned that I have something inside of me that cannot me taught. I have ideas. I am my own inspiration. My ideas come 100% from my brain. I do not copy others. I have ideas for days.I probably have 1000 fashion sketches purely my ideas. Inside of my head there is a great and beautiful world I could never ever explain to anyone else. I love being able to express how I feel on paper. It is amazing that one can immortalize life forever using various mediums. It is amazing that one can recreate life realistically on paper, canvas, or whatever medium they choose. I see art in stains, I see mountains receding into the distance when I look at the sunset. My imagination is something that can never ever be taken away from me, and style is something that could never be taught it is something one is born with. My skills have greatly improved in 2 years and I will continue to work until I die to show the world through my eyes.

 

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I have to say that although I do not represent team USA I will give it up for my girl Mya Moore!! Holding down USA woman's basketball... I am so proud of this young lady guys!!
Of course she is the tall one lol

My olympian

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I have to say that although I do not represent team USA I will give it up for my girl Mya Moore!! Holding down USA woman's basketball... I am so proud of this young lady guys!!
Of course she is the tall one lol

 

Please support me guys! I need it =)

Grateful2bNaturl Radio Show

Thursday, July 26, 2012

 

Please support me guys! I need it =)

Oh what I would give to be able to attend this event in the MD area!

How neat is this? You better go Natural Hollywood Magazine =)coldstonenautralhair

Cold Stone’s new flavor!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Oh what I would give to be able to attend this event in the MD area!

How neat is this? You better go Natural Hollywood Magazine =)coldstonenautralhair


About a month ago I was contacted by BuildASign.com to do a review on their merchandise. Out of the vast selections of advertisement materials they carry I choose to try out their business cards. Although they supply companies and personal users with advertisements tools such as bumper stickers, license plates, magnets etc, their main focuses are banners and signs.
When I first decided to take on the opportunity to help BuildASign.com gain notability within the online world I initially was overwhelmed, in a good way, at the amount of sources they offered to aide in the success of advertising.
Not only did they have a good selection they also had easy accessibility and structure on the site. Though it is not a fancy high scripted site it is easy to find everything you could possibly need. Simplicity is sometimes best in situations as these.
In producing the business cards I was given the option of either having the cards face glossy or matte. Me being the glizty gal I am, I chose the gloss. There are plenty of designs to select from ranging from fancy to simple. There was also an option where you could "start from scratch" to design your very own. And again, me being the creative person I am, I went with the latter.
In the start from scratch mode there are still templates/designs and guides that can assist you in your original making. I would have to say the best part of the start from scratch mode is the upload feature. Though there is a size limitation, being capable to include your photo or outside creation gives your business card more originality.

In creating my design I did run into a few kinks. At first I started to create my business card using the browser google chrome. It ran fine until I had to resize images. Boy oh boy I literally spent two hours trying to work with the stunts in the  creator. I finally decided to switch browsers to Firefox and it ran smooth as a baby's bottom. If I had known from the beginning that the program was most compatible with Firefox I would have been a happy camper but the lack of disclaimer made me a little perturbed. Now granted I could have missed that notification however with something as big as that I would have loved that to be in big writing.

Now the rates blew me away! For my set of hundred glossy cards they were priced on the site for only 17.99! Now I may not know anything about business cards but that sounds like a good deal. The matte cards were priced at 14.99 for 100  with a respectable increase  in price with card quantity.
In my overall opinion I would definitely recommend this site for those who have either an online business to promote or relatively small business.  The reason being...I haven't found an option to make the cards two sided which would seem more professional and reputable for larger business.
BuildASign.com is also partners with another site where paintings/canvases and home interior can be purchased which I urge you to check out custom canvas prints.



The big question...Will I ever use this site again?? Oh yes I will!!

Signs & Banners
Signs & Banners

BuildASign.com product review

Monday, July 23, 2012


About a month ago I was contacted by BuildASign.com to do a review on their merchandise. Out of the vast selections of advertisement materials they carry I choose to try out their business cards. Although they supply companies and personal users with advertisements tools such as bumper stickers, license plates, magnets etc, their main focuses are banners and signs.
When I first decided to take on the opportunity to help BuildASign.com gain notability within the online world I initially was overwhelmed, in a good way, at the amount of sources they offered to aide in the success of advertising.
Not only did they have a good selection they also had easy accessibility and structure on the site. Though it is not a fancy high scripted site it is easy to find everything you could possibly need. Simplicity is sometimes best in situations as these.
In producing the business cards I was given the option of either having the cards face glossy or matte. Me being the glizty gal I am, I chose the gloss. There are plenty of designs to select from ranging from fancy to simple. There was also an option where you could "start from scratch" to design your very own. And again, me being the creative person I am, I went with the latter.
In the start from scratch mode there are still templates/designs and guides that can assist you in your original making. I would have to say the best part of the start from scratch mode is the upload feature. Though there is a size limitation, being capable to include your photo or outside creation gives your business card more originality.

In creating my design I did run into a few kinks. At first I started to create my business card using the browser google chrome. It ran fine until I had to resize images. Boy oh boy I literally spent two hours trying to work with the stunts in the  creator. I finally decided to switch browsers to Firefox and it ran smooth as a baby's bottom. If I had known from the beginning that the program was most compatible with Firefox I would have been a happy camper but the lack of disclaimer made me a little perturbed. Now granted I could have missed that notification however with something as big as that I would have loved that to be in big writing.

Now the rates blew me away! For my set of hundred glossy cards they were priced on the site for only 17.99! Now I may not know anything about business cards but that sounds like a good deal. The matte cards were priced at 14.99 for 100  with a respectable increase  in price with card quantity.
In my overall opinion I would definitely recommend this site for those who have either an online business to promote or relatively small business.  The reason being...I haven't found an option to make the cards two sided which would seem more professional and reputable for larger business.
BuildASign.com is also partners with another site where paintings/canvases and home interior can be purchased which I urge you to check out custom canvas prints.



The big question...Will I ever use this site again?? Oh yes I will!!

Signs & Banners
Signs & Banners

This is indeed the first time I have done a trim since I started the CG method! What do you think?I did swell

Trimming since the Curly Girl method

Monday, July 16, 2012

This is indeed the first time I have done a trim since I started the CG method! What do you think?I did swell

Gotta bring the color...the art!

Summer art nails

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gotta bring the color...the art!

Q&A on Toni answered

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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