05 9 / 2013

 Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:30pm, I am featured in an art opening along with Amanda Hanchon at The Bottom Line Coffeehouse. I also encourage you to attend a special, Meet the Artists on Sunday at 1:30pm at the Bottom Line Coffeehouse while we complete two art pieces LIVE!
Check out the sneak peek of of the painting I am working on!

 Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:30pm, I am featured in an art opening along with Amanda Hanchon at The Bottom Line Coffeehouse. I also encourage you to attend a special, Meet the Artists on Sunday at 1:30pm at the Bottom Line Coffeehouse while we complete two art pieces LIVE!


Check out the sneak peek of of the painting I am working on!

11 5 / 2012

She is STUNNING!

She is STUNNING!

(Source: akilivumbi, via cartouche-dreams)

09 5 / 2012

harlowproject.com



09 5 / 2012

tabbythegreat:

sinistraljade:

this courageous and beautiful photo needs more reblogs. 

yas

Hugs <3

tabbythegreat:

sinistraljade:

this courageous and beautiful photo needs more reblogs. 

yas

Hugs <3

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08 5 / 2012

my-cartouche:

Stunning.

Kenya Moore!! Detroit&#8217;s own Beauty Queen. :) I used to want to be her as child. 

my-cartouche:

Stunning.

Kenya Moore!! Detroit’s own Beauty Queen. :) I used to want to be her as child. 

(Source: depend-on-yourself, via cartouche-dreams)

07 5 / 2012

abeautiffulmind:

Today, May 6th 2012, marks the 10th anniversary since the remains of Sara “Saartjie” Baartman were returned to her homeland, in the Gamtoos Valley, South Africa.For those who are unfamiliar with Sara Baartman, she was born in 1789, the year of the French Revolution. By the time she was a young adult she was enticed by a British businessman to sail with him to England, where she could display her body at exhibitions in exchange for a better standard of living. Sara, the “Hottentot Venus,” being a “Hottentot” woman (a derogatory term given), from the Khoisan tribe, had exceptionally large buttocks and genitals. This physical structure was synonymous of the women from that region.After a few years of such exploitation in the UK she was probably sold to some other businessman, this time in France, where the mockery and abuse started all over again. After the French public got bored with her she was forced into prostitution and alcoholism. By the time she was 25years old she died of a disease associated with that profession. From there she was carved up and had her brains and genitals preserved in bottles by one of Napoleon’s surgeons. These parts, along with her bones were put on display in a museum called Musee de L’homme, for almost 200 years. After public outcry over the years, the artifacts were taken off display and replaced by casts.When Nelson Mandela came to power in 1994, one of the first things he requested was to have her remains brought back to South Africa for a decent burial. Out of embarrassment, it wasn’t until May 6th 2002 before the French finally followed up on that request. Sara’s remains were finally buried near a small town called Hankey, on the Eastern Cape three months later. Because of the touchiness when it comes to race, it was rarely uttered that this whole experience had surpassed the notoriety of the Elephant Man.To Sara, there is life after death… The ancestors still speak.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SARA BAARTMAN &amp; HER STORY CLICK HERE

abeautiffulmind:

Today, May 6th 2012, marks the 10th anniversary since the remains of Sara “Saartjie” Baartman were returned to her homeland, in the Gamtoos Valley, South Africa.

For those who are unfamiliar with Sara Baartman, she was born in 1789, the year of the French Revolution. By the time she was a young adult she was enticed by a British businessman to sail with him to England, where she could display her body at exhibitions in exchange for a better standard of living. Sara, the “Hottentot Venus,” being a “Hottentot” woman (a derogatory term given), from the Khoisan tribe, had exceptionally large buttocks and genitals. This physical structure was synonymous of the women from that region.

After a few years of such exploitation in the UK she was probably sold to some other businessman, this time in France, where the mockery and abuse started all over again. After the French public got bored with her she was forced into prostitution and alcoholism. By the time she was 25years old she died of a disease associated with that profession. From there she was carved up and had her brains and genitals preserved in bottles by one of Napoleon’s surgeons. These parts, along with her bones were put on display in a museum called Musee de L’homme, for almost 200 years. After public outcry over the years, the artifacts were taken off display and replaced by casts.

When Nelson Mandela came to power in 1994, one of the first things he requested was to have her remains brought back to South Africa for a decent burial. 

Out of embarrassment, it wasn’t until May 6th 2002 before the French finally followed up on that request. Sara’s remains were finally buried near a small town called Hankey, on the Eastern Cape three months later. 

Because of the touchiness when it comes to race, it was rarely uttered that this whole experience had surpassed the notoriety of the Elephant Man.

To Sara, there is life after death… The ancestors still speak.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SARA BAARTMAN & HER STORY CLICK HERE

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30 4 / 2012

lionessnicki:

This woman is my hair inspiration.

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24 4 / 2012

bigbeautifulblackgirls:

I love Nerds…
I need her glasses in my life NOW!

and I could rock those pants too

bigbeautifulblackgirls:

I love Nerds…

I need her glasses in my life NOW!
and I could rock those pants too

23 4 / 2012

I love this cousin!!! 
HAAAAAAAAWTH

I love this cousin!!! 

HAAAAAAAAWTH

(Source: tealatoni)

14 4 / 2012

Top of the Morning to you  from Detroit! 

29 3 / 2012

I love my hair

25 3 / 2012

Naturally Flyy Detroit

20 3 / 2012

18-15n-77-30w:

gray37:

(via Jasmin Deforrest | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

http://18-15n-77-30w.tumblr.com/

I love small gestures that women make like the hint of a smirk behind those sunglasses&#8230; *shivers&#8230;love it

18-15n-77-30w:

gray37:

(via Jasmin Deforrest | Flickr - Photo Sharing!)

http://18-15n-77-30w.tumblr.com/

I love small gestures that women make like the hint of a smirk behind those sunglasses… *shivers…love it

05 3 / 2012

simply because she&#8217;s dope. 

simply because she’s dope. 

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05 3 / 2012

I love how her breasts hang&#8230; 
The gathering of her rolls in her tummy
I love the  warm freckle of light on her skin.. how the orange paint makes her glow.
The look of I am comfortable in this skin
Lips perched and color of peach. 

I love how her breasts hang… 

The gathering of her rolls in her tummy

I love the  warm freckle of light on her skin.. how the orange paint makes her glow.

The look of I am comfortable in this skin

Lips perched and color of peach. 

(Source: olderoticart, via dystracted)