Yes. I am frazzled. My hair is a mess and my mind is a clutter. I can't string two thoughts together and most of the time I am just laying around thinking about what I can cross off my long list of things to do yet instead I take pictures, mozy around on the internet, am catching up on House of Cards (Kevin Spacey, my god) and jamming out to the new Beyonce album. I am exhausted, worn out and need to spend the next week sleeping and rejuvenating my body. That's all, nothing more nothing less, here are some photos I took in the wood's behind my parent's house. I'm going for that comfortable country elegance in my attire. When I saw this pink slip dress laying on the floor of my parents closet with the rest of the things I've left behind over the years something about it's tone resonated with how the light seemed to make the forest glow. I found it to be very romantic, like a long lost love reunited again.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
It has officially been a full 24 hours since I graduated from FIU and the aftermath has me feeling bittersweet. Tuesday afternoon I walked down the aisle and got a piece of paper that says I'll be getting my actual diploma in the mail and no less than 12 hours later I was packing up the last of my dorm room and in a car driving towards Savannah, GA. The entire car ride I was either asleep since I didn't get any the night before or I was crying for everything I was leaving behind; friends, dearly loved ones, beautiful sunsets and the city of Miami that has given me more opportunity and growth than any other city has. I am so excited for what the future holds but for now I'm still in a state of bittersweet agony. The next two weeks are going to be a whirlwind of traveling throughout the South to see family for the holidays and packing for my next move to New York but in the meantime below you will find a little photo diary of what my life has been consisting of for the most recent two weeks; mostly spending time with loved ones, going to art walks and art shows, doing final photo shoots with my favorite photographers and taking in the gorgeous skies of the city. Much more to come in the upcoming days so be sure to check back in.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Today I graduate from college after 5 grueling years. I don't really know what to say about it since I don't actually walk down the aisle of the basketball stadium to get my diploma for a few more hours so in the meantime I will discuss what I have been up to in my final days in Miami. Every day has been spent doing photo shoots with new and old friends and packing at night. Though there will be more photos from my last days in this city later this week for now I wanted to share a rather random but still awesome one-look photo shoot I did with my favorite makeup extraordinaire Kayla Carcone. I met Kayla during my first year at school and if you go back to my blog 2 years ago you will find looks that we did together when I was still trying to figure out what the hell this thing was all about.
For this look in particular we wanted to do something mad, crazy and beautiful that had some sort of symbolism about the transition that we have gone through as artists from when we first came to Miami and where we are today, thus why half of my face is painted white and the other half au natural. While we were brainstorming some sort of text to put under my eye for the "where I am today" face I noticed a tattoo on Kayla's wrist that said DAFUQ. At first I thought it was hilarious but the more thought I gave to it I fell in love with it. It's straight-forward, honest, humorous and relevant to how I have often felt in reaction to many of the things I have experienced here in Miami.
My best friend Alex Jaramillo joined us for this shoot and was gracious enough to photograph it. It was so wonderful getting to spend time with these two very special women in my life and though I will miss them beyond what words can say I know that our paths will cross again and for now I will look very forward to that day while I cherish the experiences we have already had together. I love you two girls, thank you for everything, you each have a very special place in my heart.