Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Work Of Art

As a child from the start, art was my world. Art is what helped me cope through emotions, tell a story, get lost in my own, little imaginary world, erase it, then start all over again if I chose to. Growing up, my mother was so proud of my potential of being a prodigy in the art world. Receiving a scholarship for a semester at the world renowned School of The Art Institute of Chicago at the age of nine amazed her. I didn't grasp the full reality of the greatness of this school at age nine. She told so many people about me and about my talents, it felt over whelming at times. At the time, I didn't understand why my mother was so proud of me. My mother was like my little cheerleader; she was my voice, she was and still is so prideful. I would do the same if I were in her shoes as a mother.

Since becoming a makeup artist five years ago, I've left my art world momentarily and grew a mad passion for makeup artistry. Since discovering art can be translated onto 3D canvases, it has sparked a new life in me. The fashion industry inspires me and concerns me. Fashion, to me, is slightly parallel to the world of art; they are sub cultures that focus on self expression, negative and positive beliefs, religion, right and wrong. Artistry essentially deals with the aesthtic and even the displeasing side of culture, emotions, geography, and the natural or learned skill to create or re-create these things.

Watching Bravo's 'Work of Art' was so refreshing. It took me back to the days of when I was critiqued in school for art projects, when I would stay up until 5 in the morning, or sometimes stay up for 48 hours to complete a project in time, or trying to teach a friend how to draw a straight line, and days when I would cry if I spilled paint over my whole project and had to start from scratch.

I want to relive it all.

I actually submitted an entry for the casting call. This show has inspired me to reclaim my long lost love of art. I want to thank Bravo for bringing forth a quality reality show, a positive realtiy show, a real reality show, a show that I could relate to and a show that doesn't deal with baby mama drama, artificial personalites and plastic boobs.

And I am very happy for the winner, Abdi Farah. He was very deserving and his art work is beautiful. I hope to meet him one day.

Thank you Sarah Jessica Parker for thinking of creating a show like this.

Thank you Bravo for being brave enough to broadcast a show like this.


  1. Great post! That would be great to see you on Work of Art. They are coming back for another season, right?

  2. @Ill Will: YES! They are recruting contestants for the 2nd season! I actually think you're a better fit than me. Go to their website!