So … I really wanted to see the Kaws exhibit at Brooklyn Museum this year, but unfortunately I missed it. Granted I hadn’t been to NYC since March, and it really was out of sight, out of mind, but I attempted to go in the final days of the exhibit. However the weather was not making that easy, on the week that I was planning to go, a hurricane decided to form, so most flights cancelled. THEN New York flooded! I’m like is this all just a ploy so that I will not be able to absorb the Art, I need? Fortunately I have a BFF who loves me! Although I know he went to enjoy the exhibit, he was nice enough to take photos, and capture the essence of the exhibit.
Yall know I love blk and white photography, just an instant timeless photo. And when done right, when you get ‘the’ shot, it becomes a forever photo. So I’m always trying new (for me) things, this time I was playing with lighting, and posing. I honestly never know how to pose, so I just do slow random movements, then check the footage, and make adjustments as needed. This time I was in Puerto Rico, and the bathing suit I was planning on wearing, was not staying in the correct places, so I decided to still utilize the suit in my room. Without further delay … Also, Be Kind about my work! I’m sensitive about my shit!
I finally got the chance to go to Dallas to see Basquiat’s painting, “Sam F”, at the Dallas Art Museum, and it was different than what I expected. I vaguely remembered the canvas was a door, but then I saw it. Almost skyed, mounted on the wall, although it was in a ultra prime location in the museum, it didn’t feel like the best place for it to be. However I was beaming like a schoolgirl when I saw it.
Do you guys have an artist that y’all can’t get enough of?
I love connecting through STL airport, because the art is ALWAYS on point! When I am working a lil too much, I love that I am able to see Artwork in most airports, but STL is my fav. There are two areas where art is displayed, and when I’m in the airport for a bit, I try to visit both sites. This time I was only able to visit one art ‘gallery’ because it was on the way to my gate.
Here’s the Leap Collection, 2018-2019 by Visual Artist Mojo.
This Summer I don’t feel like Ive done much of anything, except maybe work. So now we are quickly falling into fall, and although I celebrate all the seasons, I am not looking forward. Currently I am looking out the window, and the winds are blowing hard! Welcome to Chicago. I just am not ready but I am ready for fall foods. Welcome to the season of comfort food! I’m not a super fan of pumpkin (anything) but I can already taste the autumn squash soup!
I am going to try my best to actually participate in Fall. My goal is to try new restaurants, because food is life. Have y’all done anything for the summer?
I love streetwear, even if I don’t wear it myself. I just love the thought, and the work that goes into design and marketing, especially from Black designers. So when I came across Joe Freshgoods from the Westside of Chicago, I took notice. My friends that are into the sneaker space, knew who he was but I had no such luck. So imagine my surprise when it was announced he was collaborating with 7-Eleven, with merchandise, but he was also had the opportunity to ‘take over’ a store here in Chicago.
I went to the 7-Eleven which was in the loop, on E. Wacker, but of course I didn’t bring my tripod. Right place and Right time, as there was another stylish woman taking photos. So of course I asked ‘Want me to take your photo?’ said she yes, so I slipped in that, “Can you also take mine?” Poof a photoshoot was born!
Also, I am currently obsessed with ‘Polaroid’ type photos.
Your favorite Non decision maker, has made a decision.
Say Congratulations, because I have officially moved to Chicago, IL! Yes, I am a resident! I even manifested this apartment yall. Its everything I want, minus being a second floor walk up but even that, I love. I moved in April 4. I know I am late telling yall, but those who needed to know, knew. Although all paperwork is filed, it felt weird being ‘stabled’ like I can’t just up and walk away. I’m giving Chicago a year, to either Wow me, so that I’ll stay here forever Or I’ll be out to my beach city.
I am just here taking my time to decorate, but I have the vision, and I am going to see it through. However for now, I am so happy! Chicago, welcome your newest resident!
I almost forgot .. but I took a photo with Keith Haring … painting. Of Course I yelled a bit because it caught me off guard. I’m at the Art Institute Of Chicago, more than the average person, and this was the first time I was experiencing this? Crazy!
Have I told ya I be out here putting together floral arrangements? Well Have a seat, and let me put yall up on game. I can’t remember with what day or arrangement it started with. Lets just say Valentines day. I remember the roses I put together but I cant remember much else. Luckily for you, and me if I’m being honest, I took photos! Shout Out to Trader Joe’s, If you go early in the day, there’s usually a nice selection of random flowers they put together. Depending on what flowers are talking to me, I spend no more than 15$, but I don’t buy flowers every week. When my current bouquet is dead, and I mean dead dead, then I prepare to buy a new set.
I brought tulips, to celebrate the first days of Spring, but even with a delay getting them cut and into water, they last such a long time, a few weeks. And I captured them in the dying process, up until the very last day, they were such beauties. Theres just something about fresh flowers that make you a bit happier with the day.
So … I’m listening to WizKid’s Made in Lagos on Recommendation from a Hinge Profile. Homie said its the best album of 2020, so I figured I’d take a listen. Well Idk If I’d call it the BEST Album but its damn good! Especially the Songs Roma, and Smile. Can I just say, I LOVE when British Rappers rap, so yup Skepta, is one of my favorites, actually the song Longtime is a favorite too. Made in Lagos is a chill album, Whether in the morning with a cup of tea, or at night, with a glass of wine, getting ready to go out, this album is all about feel good music. I could imagine how it would hit, hopefully in 2021/2022, we’ll be able to experience it! Have you guys heard this album?
Also, Sweet One is such a great song. Just close your eyes and vibe out!
I finished season one of Utopia Falls, and I am ready for Season two. Or at least some information on IF there will even be a season two. I won’t spoil anything for those who would like to watch but as of today, there is no word on if the series is scheduled to be canceled. I truly hope that intent the case. It’s a REALLY good series, that is very on par with the things we see in our own societies currently. Also, whoever does the music for the show, deserves a raise! Also, the series didn’t finish on a cliff hanger but I would like to see what the addition brings us, in season two.
Have you watched yet? Its on Hulu, when you do watch, who is a favorite? I like Brooklyn, Sage and Apollo. Tempo grinds my damn gears. I love Bodhi, Aliyah and Mags. Especially Mags.