Treat Yo Self!

I am now 29 years young. Time is flying and I am growing into the adult I always hoped to be with some surprises. Of course when I was younger I imagined that by this age I would have a house, a marriage and perhaps some little ones calling me Mommy,Mama or Pretty (I also imagined I would have some cool little ones that would create their own name for me i.e. Pretty or Sunshine) But with my grand plan I never saw so many of the blessings I have now.

I am an Alum of NYU. An Art Educator who teaches teens. Teens who love me (I know this to be true because they never leave my sight without saying I love you Tiffany). I love them  like my own and they give me unimaginable hope. I am a Brooklyn resident in a forever changing landscape. I am an Artist. I am a proud big sister. And a daughter my parents brag about:”I never took a pill for my kids”. I am a giver of love and a receiver of many of the universe blessings. 

So as I live the last months of my 20’s I am excited for my future. Now don’t get me wrong I often have outburst. Moments of stressful sometimes tearful impatience. But I know I am blessed. And I am ready. 

Looking forward to debuting my new work for Love,Mama. Stay tuned and living in love & light. 

Remember TREAT YO SELF!!!!!!!

On the A train

Damp and crowded. whispers from the corners. She proclaimed “Dont you know you are a black girl.” I wonder who she is. Her whispers of a time when she was safe(R). “I am from the linege of the oppression in the empire of Africa.” I look for local. A way out. Leaving my sister whispering through her loudest.

What is up with Love, Mama?

Hello Friends and Family,

Love,Mama began over 10 years ago when I (Tiffany) was encouraged to start my own doll line. Since I have sold countless dolls and other items made with love along side my creative partner Erin, who is also my bestie and sister. During those 10 years I lost my mentor, best friend and big adopted sister Adrienne McDonald, moved to my heaven aka Brooklyn, watched my sister Erin become a fashion designer and FIERCE style Godis! (spikesandsequins.com). I have also witnessed me transform from a Art Education Grad student (who was STUDYING HARD!) into a hard working dedicated love my job Art Educator in NYC. 

In those 10 years I have lost sight and time to create and share my work. I often watch the creative efforts of my students and peers with joy and a little sadness because I miss MAKING ART! Therefore I am proclaiming to be MORE committed! In my first week of being 29!!!!! I will create for me!