Why Shop SYM1: 1-5

So, here are a few reasons why one should SHOP SYM1. I'll release them in sets of 5 as I go.

1)UNIQUENESS. I've never duplicated shirts for an individual more than maybe 5 times. Now not only is EVERY piece different, simply because they are done by hand, but I also purposely change things so that no two will ever be too much alike. That means that in the whole country there will most likely be no more than 5 people with shirts SIMILAR to yours.
2)PRICE. To get anything this rare anywhere else, will cost considerably more, but quite possibly won't be hand done.
3)OPTIONS. You can get whatever you want. Just send in a request, and I'll make it happen. What store is going to do that?
4)TEXTURE. There's something about the way the light hits the designs that make them much more interesting than anything you can get in mass. Depending on the design, they are also fun to touch.
5)PRIDE: People always hit me up to tell me how many compliments they get when they wear their SYM1. Who doesn't like to be told how nice they look? THEN to top it off, nobody will ever be able to look quite the same.

That's one through five in no particular order. I somehow feel I should release here more. We'll see how that goes.


Feelin Myself

I decided to post two today. I'm going to try not to make this a habit. I just wanted to do a quikk shout out...to the both the S(Y)(I)Ms. I had a shoot w/ my friend Sim (www.madisticphotography.com) last Friday and I must admit that the pictures were rather nice. Here's a sneaky peaky:

I've been really happy w/ the things I've been producing lately. I actually got some time to make some things for myself, so I wore them for this shoot. Now, if I can just meet that 3 a day goal...*sigh* It's a work in progress.


So, I'm watchin tv and there's this Red Bull commercial. Some dude hops on his bike, rides it through a street lined with people, then up ridiculously steep ramp that allows him to jump, he and the bike, to the top of some building in Vegas, to the delight of the large crowd below. THEN he turns around and jumps bakk to the same slope and down to the ground again and kills no one in the process. CRAZINESS! Red Bull gives you wings. Anyway, it got me to thinking of where/who else can give you wings...but of course don't use the slogan.

Heaven: REAL TALK, Angels are generally depicted w/ wings, but when you see them in movies/tv, they are never flying. HMMMM...curious? Indeed. Simply for decorative purposes. Which brings me to...
Victoria's Secret: Wings and panties. A combo I had never considered. NICE!
Airline of your choice: Wherever you want to go...the joy of flying!
BWW, wing spot, hotlanta wings...yo mama's kitchen: what's better than chikken?
SYM1 (of course): and I've got the outfit to prove it. :o)


The Acceptance Speech

**clears throat** Wow...I'm...so...not...speechless. When I joined FB, I can't say I was expecting to max out my friend list, start a second profile, have a group w/ more than 4k members, writing two and three notes a day (and actually having people care about what they said), and posting pictures of my artwork to the extent that I have. Thousands of connections, tags, comments, and photos later here I am. Today marks a very special day. Not only have I released my 100th note, but I've also posted Design ID#1000.
Now both are exciting alone, but I do find it rather auspicious that they both arrived on the same day. I believe that it truly marks the ending of one stage, and the beginning of another. I am happy. However, this could not have been made possible without a host of friends, pseudo friends, random people and groupies. I would like to take some time to thank you for all your support. Be it kind words, a purchase, or a joke, you've helped to bring me this far. So here goes:

I'd surely have to trade in my Blakk Card if I did not first thank God for blessing me with all this talent. Then my mother, who God chose especially for me. I love that woman. BEST street team member, HANDS DOWN! Shout out to daddy. Lol. Much love to Omega Mu for the encouragement to keep selling early on. Teah, for being my first paying customer (on a custom order). Ashley, Reasha, Tesha, Samyon, Lamont, and Cassandra for being some of my best customers. Harrison, Serena, Clarence, Tesha (again), Naicie for being the first from their organizations to buy something. Shout out to everybody who bought something @ BNW 06...ya'll paid for my WHOLE weekend and I had money left when I got home. To Jaz (Stars+Rocks) for trusting me with your products. OOOOH special shout out to Sim for the product, fly photos, the website, and being a good friend, even though you get on my nerves (I promise you're doing it RIGHT NOW as I type this). Yes, I said it in a public forum! To my FBC and my Sugs, I'm better b/c of both of you. Love you bunches. Shout out to GGW (especially the almost twin, Kimmy) for all the support and laughs. Brudder, Tine, T'Meshia, Bhani, Lynn, Person, Poo, Pooh Claire, Doonk, Momma, the BGY fam (I know my roots), Aceboo, Qui, Q., SEAN!!! (love u guy!), Hammy, Tanaya, Arthur for the music that kept me goin on late nights, TRICE!!!, George, Roxxie, Eric, Robbiey, anybody who trying to get their baby a job and have sent in the pics!, Cedric (for caring about the sales records), Nathaniel,Darkness, my REAL family who actually PAID for stuff!!, My KC (you've been a bigger help than you may ever know), Sweeney, Mr. Jolly, Kofi (you've helped and didn't even know it. Lol), anybody who's tagged a picture, posted a link, or invited a friend, gave me a profile picture, took pictures of other people rokkin it, tagged me in photos you found, shouted me out in a status message, gave a suggestion, pointed me towards business opportunities, or even DONATED to the March of Dimes, I know I couldn't possibly list all of you, but I really appreciate everything that you've done to help me become better. It means the world to me **pulls out tissue** YOU ROKK!!! **get off the stage music begins to play** **scene fades as I make my way off stage** **SYM1 logo flashes on the screen** **cut to commercial**


What I'm Working On: KOI

Ok, I couldn't think of a particular subject that I wanted to discuss, so I'm bakk to typing just to see where it takes me. I was beginning to think that writing was one of my gifts, but this is harder than I thought. lol.

Anyway, the schedule is going well. Sort of. I haven't had much to do but paint and I haven't exactly reached my goals on that. I'm just enjoying myself so much on my "free week" that I'm spending a little more time on each piece, because they are new and exciting. I've still got quite a bit to do, but I'm actually excited about EVERY piece I'm doing. I've got a full plate of NEW NEW, Pisces (YUUUP!), Cancer, Taurus, a series of NFL shirts (I'm SO ready for football) and I'm trying to make some new things for myself.

Last night I did a koi shirt for my friend's mother:
She really liked a similar shirt I did for myself (which is currently my favorite shirt), and she wanted one too:

I never realized how much I was influenced by Asian themes and HOURS of watching Miami Ink, until I started talking about doing dragons and phoenix(es?) and koi (which I've always loved) with cherry blossoms and lotus flowers...maybe even one of those angry geishas. lol. Since I won't be getting a tattoo any time soon, or AT ALL, I'll be putting all of my ideas on shirts. Eventually.