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Creative Class Photo

  We had a great time at the sale weekend.  Below are our class photo from Week 1 with the Harlem for the Holidays.  Week one done, more to come the 2 more weekends and don't miss it.  Thanks to Mr. Hollis (read more about this exciting photographer here) and thank you to our Hosts Shimoda Accessories and Gadson Gallery. In attendance Sweet Octavia, Pat Mabry, LaTrella Thornton, Art from the Planet, Chi Mack There are more with new artists, this weekend Dec 15 and 16th at 225 West 134th street in Harlem. For more info 212-694-0262  

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Let's Be Decent

We've been missing something for a long time, common decency.  Not sure where it went or why, but I see less of it these days. Before you think present government administration has played a part in this thinking, STOP IT! Long before this government, there has been a slow decline of thoughtfulness, good manners, civility, and respect. I can't say who or what I blame this on, but indecent behavior is celebrated and rewarded.  So we get more of that. When I was a kid, so it was a looooooooong time ago, in my local supermarket.  An elderly woman was in front of me and I can't remember what the problem was, but I was not having it. It was...

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Monique

Custom design is not for everyone.  First of all it is expensive, can be intense, there are many custom design horror stories, more than average amount of fittings, but in the end you can get something so special, because the the nuances that are added into the design. Monique came to me through a family friend, who has known me for years.  She had all the confidence, but her friends were not as encouraging....they had more than a few doubts. She had to face their suspicions and misgivings, but she knew better.  In the end she got her magical custom design strapless lace dress. What a beautiful day Headpiece by Legacy Beauloni    

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Into My Life in Maine

This is so exciting Into My Life is going to be at the Camden International Film Festival, September 13 - 16 2018.  Who would have thought a box of film....no wait in 1962, my Mother never would have thought her interest in film would have traveled so far and met with so many great opportunities. This is a great honor to be in collaboration with Grace, Ivana, and Sarah, and and and Union Docs.....PS a BIG shout out to Dijifi who I began converting the film to digital formats....it has been an extraordinary experience, that I am so grateful for.

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The Sketchbook Project

One Thursday a friend invited me to The Brooklyn Art Library, which has nothing to do with the Public Library.  It is a completely creative experience. They have over 40,000 sketchbooks on their shelves and 20,000 in their digital library.   The day we were there, they were preparing for a wedding, which was unique because it was a Thursday afternoon....not even after work...smart couple, to save lots of money. The staff were great and they answered many questions.  It was a great place to get inspiration and also leave a little of your own.

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