For those of us in the US, breaks and vacations are looked at as rewards. Something we get when we do a good job or achieve one of those accomplishments that push us closer to “success”.
During a moment of grief at my mother’s home, I felt clouded, foggy, and a little trapped. I began to try and remember how I felt when I was blissfully happy. That girl felt like a distant cousin.
I decided I needed a break.
F*ck it. Why not?
I always have places saved in my airbnb and i’m always up on what flight tickets are to certain places so why not just pull the trigger already?
I found an Airbnb, flew 3,000 miles to LA and drove 2 hours to Joshua Tree.
Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Joshua Tree, CA
Once again, we’re back at it with Ervin Johnson. This past weekend, I attended another showing of #InHonor in Richmond at Candela gallery and book store. Last time I saw this body of work, we were in Portland about 2 years ago.
Along with attending to purely support, I was also there to interview him for his artist talk. Yay!
This interview was a great example of asking for something then being scared when you get it. I believe as entrepreneurs, some of us are scared of the “crazy” things that are ACTUALLY achievable. I believe it’s what keeps up from doing those things, but for 2019 .. I am walking along side fear. We’re going to be best friends by time next year rolls around.
The moments leading up to conducting the interview, I was nervous, but once we sat down and there was no turning back, I settled in.
All in all, it turned out great, we had fun but honestly … me and Ervin have fun regardless. *snap*
Podcast with Paige of Lookthensee
It’s always inspiring to watch my friends level up.
I’ve always wanted to create a book.
I wasn’t sure what it would look like or what would fill it but I knew I wanted it .. and I finally made it happen at what feels like the last minute.
My exhibition only had 9 images in it but I wanted to share more of the other images and this was the perfect way to do it.
To purchase a copy, click here
These past three weeks have been life changing. I created, executed, and closed out my first solo exhibition.
There is something magical about creating a vision, and making it real.
I teamed up with BlckNLIt, ran by two amazing women, Jasmine and Pricilla. Who. Make. Shit. Happen.
“ When we team up, we can do great things! “
Sounds were provided by DJ Don Chon and drinks sponsored by Ilegal Mezcal
For the closing week, I did an artist talk lead by Pricillia of BlckNLit. It was great being able to speak about the work to everyone, answer any questions and really connect with the people who attended. Which was my favorite part.
A lot of the time, I feel like, i’m posting and no one is really seeing or caring about what i’m saying on IG and connection is a big deal and very important to me.
I hope to create more experiences like this one and speak about the things that i’m passionate about.