Posts tagged Celebrating women of colour
Samples Have Arrived - Second Collection Time
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The anticipation of opening the package the samples were in was almost too much. But I was so excited to see them.  

The majority have printed as expected but a few need modifying for one reason or another.  

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Aside from ordering some on white backgrounds to compare the outcome and trimming a few edges, moving the image up etc, it is time to start planning the new photoshoot and everything that comes after. 

Feel excited again.  

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But for now, here is a sneak preview of the t-shirts so far. I am pleased with the quality too, all fair trade. 

 

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Which ones are you drawn too? What do you think? Any constructive criticism welcome.  

Collusion of the Digital World and Painted Expressions

are becoming more and more common in  my experimental outcomes; and I am loving the process. 

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The beauty with digitized work is that you can delete it immediately if you do not like something. With paint you have to wait for it to dry before making any changes, which can be very laborious and time consuming.  So this process allows me to switch things up quickly. 

Plus it helps my impulsive nature.  

Nothing much to add, so here are some examples of what I have been playing with...  time to reflect but time to keep making ~ this is key. 

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Why Your T-shirts?
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This is a question that I have been asked a couple of times recently.  

I think there may be a disconnect between what people see and what they hear. 

Usually people assume I am Spanish  / Latin American so why are you making garments about visibility of women from different ethnic backgrounds? What does that have to do with you? 

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If you have been following my narrative then you are familiar with the story. If not, in a nutshell, my mum is half Indian and half English and adopted with no indication of her heritage. My ethnicity is more diluted due to my father being white. However I did not escape the racial bullying prominent in the 80’s - paki, black B&*%£ etc.

So where does that leave me?  

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It makes me think about my motives for starting the brand, the rational behind it and my own narrative.

I wanted the brand to be more about me, about women, about inclusion, about a social message.

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Therefore, I need to really think about how that narrative plays out, how I articulate it correctly and authentically.

From the heart.