Posted on May 17, 2017
I love, love, love me some Ashley. She’s like my soul sister, and love talking to her about everything and anything.
Since we are no longer dating those brothers, we don’t get to see each other as much as we used to on a daily basis. We lived fairly closed to each other and used to make wine and drawing dates, but now that I moved, and we all have our own lives to live.. it get’s a little tougher… but not impossible.
We finally made time for each other, and before even finding each other in person.. we we’re 4 blocks away talking to each other until we saw a glance of each other, and started laughing, giving each other hugs and kisses.
Before I go off sharing photographs, (which will be in the next post) Enjoy these from our taco spot date in DUMBO. We stopped by Pedro’s Mexican restaurant, where we ordered a drink each, she got some banging empanadas, and I devoured some tacos.
The waiter was sweet, and started conversation about the new baby I just purchased. A new lens 10-18mm. Oh man, the wide angle on this thing, beautiful for landscape. I can’t wait until I start playing with it some more. Mind you, this wasn’t even the one I wanted to get when I walked into the store.
And that’s just what we’re both trying and doing… moving on. We’ve both shared war stories, feelings, ugh, the drama… but we also had the chance to share how great things have been going. We’ve both been focusing more time and effort into our crafts. So much painting, being productive, and simply, growing. We’re creating, with full clarity that we come first. It’s comforting, and beautiful.
Hanging out with Ash is always cheerful. Stay tuned for the next post…
Posted on March 15, 2017
Hello my lovelies.
Remember when I said I will be showcasing my work at an all women art installation? No!?
Well, ok, I’m telling you now.
You are all formally invited to present your beautiful souls at The All Alpha Female Experience. I will be presenting new pieces alongside other talented women. And what better way to celebrate women’s month, than by supporting women!
The gallery is located at 1009 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11221, and is closest to the M, J & Z lines on the Myrtle, Broadway stop. The show will start at 8pm and run until 1 in the morning. So no excuses!
There’s a small $10 fee at entry, which is suffice for the free wine and appetizers you’ll be able to gulp down.
I can’t wait to meet you all.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to visit the Facebook page for the event or contact me below and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Posted on June 12, 2016
Boy, it has been a long time since I’ve picked up a brush. Let alone paint on a body. Something that I’m pretty known for. An old friend from highs school, Ruben, hit me up, saying he recommended me to a friend who was throwing together a showcase and was looking for a body painter. I said ” well, yes I’m interested, of course!” Even though secretly I know I’m rusty as hell.
I spoke to the curator, Nestor, who was such a sweetheart by the way, and confirmed all the details. It was a last minute thing, and my main focus was getting a model. Thank goodness my ride r die model Tina was down. Saving my ass, since my first model had to cancel. Tina was already asking me what she should wear, and was more than ready. I owed her a huge hug once I saw her.
Nestor had created a showcase that never left you bored. His theme, was showing how the hard work of barbers is also an art form. And how you do make the public realize this? By exhibiting them at at work and mixing in art of course.
As soon as I arrived, the place was packed, drinks were being served, appetizers were being offered, many different vendors were set up around the room, live art and a battle between 4 women barbers was going down on stage. The crowd was cheering and everyone had an opinion on who the winner was.
Bumping into Marthalica, was such a pleasant surprise, I haven’t seen her sine the last Artist Process, she’s so damn talented. I think I would always love her work, especially the details when painting hands. Something I’m horrid at. I was greeted by Nestor in open arms, he was looking spiffy and re-assured me that I would go on stage after the male barbers battled it out on stage. Since I was a last minute add on to the show, I was basically going to be the ending surprise of the show. Sweet!
I spotted Ruben, and gave a hug that probably made up for the last 7 or so years that I hadn’t seen his face. Though we weren’t always close, he was always magnetizing to be around. A huge smile on his face and a light care free spirit that seemed to be contagious.
It was my call to go on stage, I was given the mic, and quickly after I traded it for a paintbrush. Tina was ready, I started removing the pasties while I painted her nips. No need to give the audience more than they’re already seeing. One of the guys that was getting a haircut on stage kept looking up, even though the barber kept pushing his head down. What are you supposed to do when you have a half naked woman slightly dancing in front of you? You’re going to look!
I had my trusty photographer for the night, thanks boo, who kept going back and forth every time I picked up a new color,making sure he grabbed plenty of shots of me painting. he did pretty damn well for someone who doesn’t know his way around a camera.
There was a live performance, dancers who just absolutely looked graceful. I need to pick up some damn dance classes after that teaser.
One of my surprised of the night was my parents showing up. if i’m not mistaken, this is the first they have attended, maybe not a show, but most certainly the first time they get to witness me painting someone nude live. Hey, they seemed pretty chill about it. The Barber factory’s event; The Evolution was a huge success. I’m so grateful for having the chance to be involved in a movement that’s so mind- altering. I never stopped to think how art could evolve into something more personal, like hair. Especially for men. As women, we’re used to the different cuts , colors , hair is a reflection of our personalities. Now I can say men have the same opportunity us ladies have.
There were so many wonderful artist in attendance, and they all killed it!
I wish you guys all the best, may your hands and talent be forever blessed.Go on and click on a few links to get better acquainted with some of the astonishing skills of the night.
The Barber Factory:
Instagram – @TheBarberFactory
Facebook – The Barber Factory
Posted on October 26, 2015
Sometimes I forget to post new work, so irresponsible of me, I know.
This piece titled ” Without a Voice” was something I actually did fairly quickly. She was something simple, demure and showed enough emotion without exaggeration. When I was done painting her, I noticed she looked asian, which I was pretty happy with and had no intent on doing. I’ve painted many latinas and women of color. This time I had something new to add to the mix, and this is just the beginning.
If you would like to purchase this painting, please email email@example.com with the subject: No Voice
Posted on July 5, 2015
It’s finally time to get to work. I have so much painting to do, and it’s been a little while, let’s be honest.
I’m picking up my paintbrushes for good.
I am officially inviting you all to my next group art show:
I’ll be showcasing my work with a set of amazing artists:
and myself, Minxinx
I can’t wait to see you see you guys there, okay okay…enough writing, time to paint!