Canvas: Yemaya

   There is absolutely nothing that makes me happier than when my pieces get to their new owners.
   This canvas piece went through so many stages, after all this time I’m happy to know she’s complete and cared for.
Her glittered tail, and glow in the dark moons were a secret surprise I just had to include. 🌖🌘🌑🌒🌓

Canvas: Oracle

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Alright, alright.. this may not be so new, in case you’ve been paying attention.. but let me explain.
This piece was recently showcased in The Color Scenes: An all Alpha Female Experience, and I finally got around to taking better pictures of it. Before I even finished it, a fellow beauty by Michelle fell in love with it and insisted on purchasing it. I think you guys all know how much I love when my pieces go to good homes, there was no way I was going to say no.

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Once it made it’s debut at the show, it was time to ship the canvas all the way to Florida. When I tell you I struggled, I’m telling you I struuuuugggleeeed to  find a box. Evetrything was too small, the wrong shape. I was feeling defeated. It came to the point that a month passed and I had the eyes of the girl on the canvas staring at me.. grilling me… telling me I sucked. I’ve been on the hunt for a mini fridge in my room, and when I finally ordered and it arrived it felt like a stroke of genius hit me. Hello, Milli, get your shit together.
   I padded the hell out of that box, I spent way too much on that postage and blew the majority of the profit on just shipping charges, but at this point I didn’t care. I overnight-ed the box, and tracked the hell out of that package. When I received the text message that the package was delivered, I called Michelle up, eye boogers, bad breath and all ( I had just woken up) and told her to check outside her door.
She was also so excited, (and just waking up..or should I say I woke her up). Having her reaction being so elated over something that I created was the best feeling ever. I’m extremely grateful with  her patience, and am more appreciative that my piece gets to be admired by someone so sweet and thoughtful.

Many, many thank you’s  Michelle!
♥.
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Behind the Scenes: Oracles

I finally picked up a paintbrush this week. I have showcase coming up where I’ll be presenting a few pieces. I took a stroll through Michael’s, and every time I walk in, I feel like a little kid in a toy store. I fell in love with a few bottles of metallic paint. I ended up purchasing 3 bottles, a nice teal, a gold and a bronze… I think that was my favorite.
I had no idea what I was going to paint, but I was going to make it happen. I threw on some trap music, and then some electronic and just let the brushes do their work. I’ll show you guys the end result soon!

Galleries: Artistance & Art Star

It’s been a little while since I’ve done anything fun, or at least considered a bit of fun…who am I kidding, I  enjoy myself all the time. What should be saying is it’s been a while since I’ve attended an art show or any gallery for that matter. Something I’ve always loved to do. Not only do I get to see stunning new works, I get to network. Being in the art scene is having your own little community. Everyone basically knows each other, and if you don’t you know someone who knows someone.

That was pretty much what happened when I walked into the little tiny gallery on Broadway. Show:Artistance.

I’ve been here before, but I could tell it was under new management. It used to have old wooden panels on the walls, straight up old school, and now it has been transformed into an all white open space. I like.  I drag Chris along with me, or should I say he invited himself along to what would have been a solo date for myself, mainly because I know he was feeling guilty about a little argument we had. Something that never really lasts too long anyway. I said fine, come and join me… Isn’t it great when somebody hits you up, and you actually have a life of your own and are not dreading on silly behaviors of others? Moving on.

We walk inside and start on left hand side, since the space is small we could see everything in a matter of a few minutes. Like usual I go through every piece and stare for a bit. I always like getting a bit closer to admire the brushstrokes. It makes me think of the actual process the artist took to achieve the final product of the painting.

We bump into a style that looks fairly familiar, and I tell Chris, “this looks like the same artist that Matt (Chris’s brother) has in his room, the Bob Marley piece”. Chris looks at me says “Nah” I was pretty sure of it, especially because the signature looked so familiar, it was an “M” with  certain swirl to it, I tell him ” Text Matt a pic of the piece and we’ll find out right now.”

Next thing you know the artist comes up behind us, and recognizes Chris right away, I have never met her before, and she starts talking about her piece, and Chris is just laughing, surprised at how small the world is, and shocked at me that I even realized the connection between the two paintings.  Sometimes you just know.

Before our arrival, I text my aunt Scarla, I know she lives around the neighborhood and she’s always willing to discover new surroundings and appreciate the creative lifestyles. I ask her to join us, and a few moments later she arrives at the scene. As usual I’m always happy to see her. She parked right in front of the gallery and a friendly stranger comes up to her right away warning her that she’s about to get a ticket. Scarla has always been a smooth talker, she was already given the ticket but the cop tells her don’t worry about it and rips it up. I need to learn that gift of gab, like yesterday!

The night was young, we had a couple of beers and headed to the 2nd show: Art Star.

I swear, finding a parked with a few beers in your system is always funny. The cold didn’t help much but after walking the wrong direction for a few blocks, you smarten up and realize there’s no time trying to be cute outside in the freezing cold. Especially since Chris boycotts coats.

The night was young and we arrived at the second show: Art Star. We didn’t stay much, but I bumped into Marcus Allen, a fellow artist I have met a couple of times now. Super talented, you guys have seen his work on a previous post HERE. After the festivities, we headed to a little hipster bar that was playing spanish music, I had about 2 glasses of wine which was pretty damn good.

Check out a quick video of our night..warning, you may want to lower your volume.

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Mimosas and The MOMA

Catching up with MaryAnn is always a treat. This time we picked brunch for our gossip session. She decided on this cute tiny spot by the name of Wine Bar by 90th Street. As soon as I saw her, I ran across the street and was ready for one of our hugs. As soon as we sat down we already knew we were going to be chugging mimosas. We were sipping in no time. MaryAnn ordered some eggs Benedict, while I decided to go with a mozzarella and tomato panini. Oh, my…delicious!

After catching up on boys, all of their traits that drive us crazy, yet can’t get away from, we didn’t want our date to end. Since we were so close to the MOMA we ended up taking our date to the museum. Before we even arrived, we noticed a guy in the park making the most beautiful big bubbles, they were so colorful!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was gorgeous in all it’s glory. I wish we had enough time to look through it all. We got through half of the first floor and kept oohing and aaahing at all the interesting pieces. Some of my favorites were the American History Homes. The luxury, ay dios mio.  There was also an exhibit dedicated to the fashion of mourning. All black gowns, stunning pieces of clothing. I’ll admit my favorite had to be 2 sequined gowns that were worn by Queen Victoria. Mostly in purple hues since it seems to be the color for half mourning, whatever that may be.

I hope you guys enjoy the pics, I know we enjoyed our date 🙂

New Body Art: Twerk Tomboy Twerk

2minxinxfunfaced22minxinxI’ve been waiting a little while for these batches of body art to come back to me. David Zayas Jr. is always great when it comes to editing and obviously capturing the beauty in all the girls we work with. This time we worked with model Annie, and when I saw her Timbs and baggy jeans, I already knew this was gonna be a tomboy shoot.

I’ll admit, I wish you can see the artwork more, but practice makes perfect. I do however regret not covering her nipples the way I would usually cover up the models, which is with, you guessed it…paint!

I hope you guys like this set, I’ll be back soon with more sets from different shoots, you know I have to spoil you guys!

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Photographer: David Zayas Jr.   |   Model: Annie

Body Artist: 2Minxinx

Body Art: Halloween

2minxinxThe gruesome festivities are among us, and  I couldn’t be more excited!

Here’s a little flashback from an earlier body art session (see here) I did with photographer David Zayas Jr. and model Dose of my Soul, that was never released and horrified a bit.

I can’t wait to see all of your costumes, what are you dressing up as?kiss kiss