Friday, August 5, 2011

Warming up?

My oh my!!!! I can't stop saying it!!!!

So much to do, no time at all!!!

But I'm doing my best. I was playing around with some paint a while ago, just warming up for some 'serious' work. But I kinda like the 'un' serious work, so I just decided to share.

All acrylics, 16x20

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Three blogs.....

Trying to keep up with one blog is challenging enough! But three! I keep on asking myself why I do this??? (Apart from the fact that I’m a complicated woman….my husband’s description, not mine!) Especially considering the fact that I’m a new mom and that time has become a precious and rare commodity. A couple of my friends have asked the same question. Let me see if I can explain.

In my past life, I provided a wide range of services; fashion design, interior décor, event planning and décor- these were the major services, and then there were all these other services like cakes, catering, card making, gift wrapping, flower arrangements, hats, shoes etc. Anything that I knew how to do, I did. At the time I didn’t find anything wrong with the way I was working, but in hindsight, even though my one goal/mission was “Beauty Inside, On You and All around You”, my brand appeared not to be focused and probably made me look like a wannabe “Jill of all trades”, so this time around, I’ve tried to draw some kind of lines, even though, in my mind, they are all one and the same.

I realize this created a kind of ‘block’ when it came to blogging, so I just decided to put it out there and free myself.

I’m an African woman living outside of Africa; it’s a major part of who I am, and so, I feel I need a different perspective when it comes to all things African, hence, “Asinti Sanaa”. This blog is about African fashion, all things African which interest me and my life as an artist.

Then there’s “Leonarda Renaissance Woman” and if you read my profile, it’s just about all the things I love; discovering them, creating them, celebrating them.
And finally, “Petale”, a blog and brand committed to my love of flowers. Apart from blogging, I really am developing these personas into individual brands, hence the ‘lines being drawn’.

From experience on my Facebook pages, I realize there will always be an overlap somewhere which may seem repetitive, but I think eventually, I’ll be targeting different audiences, so it’s all a-okay!

Okay, done! Now, I’m ready to move on!

Let’s roll!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Back to Blogging!

I've been away for a loooong time...but I'm back to blogging again!

There's been a whole lot going on in my life, but best of all, I'm now a mother! And I couldn't be happier. Now more than ever, I am so inspired and motivated to be the best woman, mother, wife, sister, friend, artist and designer I can possibly be!

As you can see, the last time I posted was way back in 2009!!!! I kinda got busy after that. I started an MFA in Fashion Merchandising while trying to get three certificates in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Art. It was a race against time....well that's what it felt like.

Now that I'm a mother, I've taken a whole different approach towards life and living. Instead of trying to do everything PERFECTLY at the same time and driving myself crazy in the process, I'm learning to 'breathe' and just do what I can, when I can, to the best of my may not be perfect, but at least, I'm showing up, and it's okay.

So, here's creating beauty the best way I know how....and it's all okay!

I'll be back with pictures of stuff I was working on while I was away!