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Puerto Rican Artist Ponce Solo

Bienvenido, today I will be talking about what has inspired me as an artist and where I will interview other artists, art students, and people involved in the art world in the coming months. I am always touched and empowered by the stories of artists and powerful people in the art world and I wanted to use this opportunity to get to know what inspires others. For this first installment, I’d like to give credit to a few of the artists that have really impacted and inspired me. I started my interviews with my dearest friend and fellow Boricua, Ponce Solo. Please Meet Ponce Solo: La del vejigante First and foremost, I respect the privacy of my friends as many of them may prefer to be anonymize. Let me introduce him to you my friends. Ponce Solo, was born in Michigan and reborn in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is a Montana-based artist that focuses his talents and his endeavors for the grater good of helping our people in the on going recovery in Puerto Rico, …

Halloween DIY Wreaths

Love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas? If so, this Jack Skellington wreath is for you. Greetings Friends! As, you may or may not know I LOVE Halloween! It is my most favorite holiday. I could walk through the Halloween section in any store for an hour or more. I don’t know about you, but for most holidays I really enjoy a nice wreath on the front door. But, if you are anything like me…..you really don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a nice fancy wreath. Am, I right? Wreath Supplies Well, never fear! If, you have at least 20-30 min a day down time you have time to create any of these beautiful Halloween wreaths. No one says you need to finish it all in one setting. Remember ladies, Rome wasn’t built in a day. The slideshow above shows you everything you will need to make your very own personalized wreath. Depending on where you go to get your supplies the price will differ. Here are the best places to …

The Perfect Halloween Costumes For The Curly Girl

Have you found a costume for Halloween yet? For those of us with curly hair, it can be hard to dress up for Halloween. We’ve all been told a million times to be a lion or Merida. Now, there’s nothing wrong with either of these costumes, but you can only don these outfits so many times without being dreadfully bored.  For those of us who want to keep our curly locks out this Hallow’s Eve, check out the costumes below.  You’ll be sure to be the best dressed at any party you hit up. If not, here are 10 simple, easy and cheap halloween costume ideas for curlies!    1. Diana Ross Yesss! Very few women hold a candle to the sheer glamour of Diana Ross. If you love big hair, glitter, and bold makeup this is definitely the look for you! Channel Miss. Ross with giant diva hair, a sequin gown (this can be easily thrifted) and follow the fab makeup tutorial above.  The most important parts of this costume are bling and and huge, …

Review of the Singer Stitch Sew Quick

So, I bought this lil ole’ thing thinking with all the research I’ve done that this would be a great investment. So, here it is in black and white. They say that this lightweight sewing machine allows you to repair drapes without taking them down and repair bedding without stripping the bed. It can help save the day on important occasions and swiftly restore the integrity of costumes or competition outfits. This Singer hand-held sewing machine is versatile enough to mend just about any type of material such as silk, wool and denim. It is also strong enough to handle leather and other thick textiles. Well, I beg to differ just a bit! I, was working on a project of mine and well…. it seemed to start out fine. Until, it wasn’t! I mean, it’s probs ok for small rips and tears but for big projects you are better of getting a sewing machine. On top of that the stitching doesn’t stay. The Singer Stitch Sew Quick machine comes with bobbins, needles, a spindle, a …