Takin' a Social Media Break

So I did it yall, and I decided to leave social media....
I made a video about it too and of course wanted to share it with you.





So yeah.. we will see gang how this goes. I want to use this break to be in my studio and also have some spiritual time.


Here we go!
I would love to hear about any break you've decided to give yourself...


As always thanks for watching
Stephanie

Leaving Social Media... Maybe

 These Three Things is a blog series, where I share three things I think you might find helpful, interesting or funny, Enjoy!


Sooooo I've been thinking of taking a break from Social Media. Now, I've never really thought of myself as an addict or someone that hangs out on these platforms all day or anything, but I am def multiple time a day go there and check type of girl. Besides, saying addict just sounds sooo soo nasty you know.

I never even thought of a break until a friend of mine told me that she was going on a social media fast, and with all, that's been going down in my studio lately I've been thinking hmm should I do that too.

As an artist or anyone with a career goal we all know social media is king, so to leave that feels like I'm leaving money on the table or something. Tons of people take social media breaks though so its a thing,

Anyway, so I thought since I'm thinking about this, you might be also; maybe you have completed a social media break or detox and can share your experience? Either way for this week These Three Things I'm sharing social media detox resources.





I hope this is helpful as I know it will be for me. I will let you know what I decide. Also, I hope you enjoy your Weekend!

Stephanie


PinTastic Success!!

It was such a good time being a resident artist for the Smart Museum Family Day event. I made this video that I share on my Facebook Page and YouTube channel, but of course, I am sharing it here with yall:

Parents and Folks with Kids! Check out Family Days at the Smart Museum of Art it's a good way to hang out with your family, get some culture and make something amazing!

Get the details here: 
 



Here are some of the buttons that we made :

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Check out my Instagram where I posted a few of the buttons we made http://bit.ly/IGFamilyDayButton

Pin Tastic Projects at the Smart Museum

I was invited by the Smart Museum to be an artist in residence for their Family Day event series, and of course, I excitedly replied yes!

I've been making these buttons and pins with my Graham Cracker Pin Co. project and #NewGlobalMatriatrchy so we settled on making pins and buttons for the next Family Day. 

So I'm pretty excited about this and would love for you and your family to join me, to make a button. The event is 100% free, so bring your family or yourself for an afternoon of fun.

Here are the details:
Saturday, Septemeber 9
1pm- 4pm

You can find additional details here:





SBE Board Meeting April 17th

Hey Yall! If you're around tonight I'm having a board meeting for my project The Selected Black Experience Council. I would love to see you there!




April 12-18th , 2017
Corner
2912 N Milwaukee Ave (Storefront) 
Chicago, IL 60618

The Selected Black Experience Council (SBE) is an exclusive organization invested in giving non-blackallies the opportunity to engage in black culture.





SBE Board Meeting
Monday, April 17, 7:15pm

The SBE Board will be meeting on Monday, April 17th to discuss the final criteria on how to award a non-black ally access to the Black race.
This is a big item on our agenda, so we ask that all board members attend.

If you think you have valuable input on whom should or should not be given a black pass we need your attendance is mandatory.
Come in ready to roll up your sleeves for an engaging discussion.
Who, How, Why do you allow a pass? Please come willing to discuss.

In addition to finalizing these criteria we also will be putting the finishing touches on this year's leadership breakfast!

Pins, Photos and Videos... my Conversation w/Lezley Davidson

I was recently interviewed by Artist and Artist consultant Lezley Davidson.  I was really excited when Lezley asked to speak with me because when I was really starting to zero in and focus on my art Lezley's podcast was one of the first podcasts centered around art that I began listening to to me this was a big deal!
In this interview, Lezley and I discuss art (of course!) politics and my new project around Pelle Pelle jackets! It's just a little over an hour so open a new tab on your computer and zone out while you get some work done.

More details here.


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