Hey ma, teach me to sew?

My mom has been making me clothes since I can remember. 

I believe that I was her live mannequin. She’s got more than 40 years experience sewing. 

When I was younger she tried to teach me how to sew. The furthest I got was learning to make a pillow. šŸ˜²

When I was younger I didn’t want to learn. Not sure why but now I’m curious. My mom gave me a sewing machine a few years ago, and now I’m ready to put it to use for small projects. I’ll share my progress as we go along. 

My mom has the skill to look at something and recreate it. I’d prefer to draw something and have her bring it to life. 

Instead we shall compromise. Let’s see where this goes. 

On A Mission

Sooooo I really wanted to do a big campaign and have a few things ready before telling you but… I have big news! I’m going to Haiti!!!

My mom migrated to the states nearly 30 plus years ago. And she has yet to return. Growing up my grandmother tried to convince us to go. However, I was terrified. She’d tell us Crazy stories and my not being there to experience it first hand made my imagination go wild.

This July I’ll be going on my first mission trip out of the states. I’m not sure what to expect. But I’d like to share my experience, and do more digging in regards to the history, culture and tradition.

I have to raise a modest amount and cover expenses for specific equipment during my trip.

My stay will be just under two weeks and I can’t lie I was hoping my first visit would be for vacationing. I have another trip planned on December to see more of the historical parts of the country.

Not many people get to see their “mother land” and I’ll be updating you with ways that you can help support me through this journey.

Stay tuned!!!

The Unfinished PieceĀ 

The Unfinished PieceĀ 

As a creator and artist it’s very easy to come up with new ideas concepts and projects. They are exciting, can create a new buzz but sometimes a project just doesn’t get completed or seen all the way through because the artist “found something new” and exciting to work on. 

I can’t lie I’ve done this. It’s easier to follow through on a project when it’s for someone else and when in getting paid but personal projects … the remain unfinished or I lose interest. 

Ultimately I think it’s a lack of discipline to see something through to the end. 

When o tan track and feild my coach always told me it doesn’t matter how long it takes you, just be sure to cross the finish line. I think he’s right. 

I tend to write my project ideas down, this way it doesn’t become a distraction. Yet lately I’ve been itching to share a project with you. However in order for it to be successful I know I need to pair it with my design efforts this way it doesn’t become another dead project. 

Are you an artist or designer? Can you relate? Have you ever redirected or resurrected dead projects?