#SailingIntoBlackHistory

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First off APOLOGIES for not being consistent with posting on here like I was in the beginning! School and work have had me ragged y’all! But I am going to be back on it for a minute because I have a lot of things to talk about starting with the sailing trip around the world!

So… for those who may have missed it, after researching other people who have circumnavigatied the globe via sailboat, I have discovered that there has never been a Black American woman who has done it! So I will be making Black History!!
So… help us out and help me to keep #SailingIntoBlackHistory!

https://www.gofundme.com/ee-safetyequip

FYI…
First thing first is getting the boat ready to be seaworthy! Obviously circumnavigating the world is dangerous enough in the best circumstances so we don’t want to add boat issues to the mix. We have some of what we need to shore things up. We just need to get the rest and have her hauled out and maintained (some things can’t be done while she’s on the water and we’re living in her). For now the estimate of that is a bit over $2000 USD. We have the money to do all the things we need to do that can be done at mooring while we’re on her but just need that last little bit.

This campaign is set at $500 goal for the life vests. Anything we get over that will be used for the rest of the safety equipment upgrades.  We appreciate any small amount and every share/tweet/repost/etc.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! ^_^

P.S.
Stay tuned for more info as I research companies from whom to request support for this potential milestone. :-)

me on the school ship x

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Testing Something Out — The Emuna Endeavor

Sharing this post from the trip blog on my Black culture blog just to give it some signal boost. Click the link to read the full details. :-)

We have a free upgrade for one year that allows us to add a “Payment Button” to our blog posts. This is the first attempt. Seems legit. ^_^

via Testing Something Out — The Emuna Endeavor

Sketchbook Saturday 2017/07/08

I’m still digging into the classic archives from my teens. (Click to see a larger image.)

 

Unfinished Sketch from November 1989

Unfinished Sketch from November 1989

 

The 80s were great for hair and fashion. It wasn’t just the rare weirdo that had an extreme style.  We flossed and flaunted all day every day! This drawing definitely reflects that aspect of the years of my youth. :-)

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Sketchbook Saturday 2017/07/01

Looks like I skipped one from earlier in 1989. (Click to view larger image.)

 

Sketch from May of 1989

Sketch from May of 1989

 

I think this one is also from when I was hanging out with my cousin. Before that, I mostly just did self-portraits.   During that time I did do a LOT more other faces of an Afrocentric variety.

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Sketchbook Saturday 2017/06/24

Yet another flashback to my drawings from my teen years… I almost feel like I should post these as “Throwback Thursday” posts. I’m not going to, though. :-P

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Sketch from October 1989

Sketch from October 1989

 

In 1989, I was really getting into more of the Black side of my being. The funny thing about that is it was because of my white cousin who I was hanging out with a lot at the time.

We use to joke that since I was raised by my white mom and white stepdad with their son my white brother in mostly white neighborhoods, I was basically white. In her case, she had a Black stepdad and halfbreed black sister and lived in mostly Black neighborhoods so she was in a lot of ways “Blacker” than me.

She was the one who told me about hair grease and finger waves and baby hairs and big earrings. The influence of the people and music she exposed me to shows a LOT in the art I did at the time.

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Sketchbook Saturday 2017/06/17

Still reminiscing about summer 1989… 18 was a good year. :-)

 

Sketch from July 1989

Sketch from July 1989

 

I’m pretty sure that this is one that I did at my cousin’s man’s place. I think it may even have been drawn from a magazine ad or an article about someone who was famous at the time but I can’t remember now.

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Sketchbook Saturday 2017/06/10

Another sketch from my teen years, June 1989 to be exact. Still somewhat of a self-portrait because I liked to draw things that reflected who I was.

 

Another sketch from my teen years, June 1989 to be exact.

Sketch from June 1989

 

I don’t remember if I drew this at home or at my cousin’s man’s place, but it was in that same era.

With this one, I am pretty sure I was challenging myself to get over my aversion to drawing a whole person. I hated drawing legs and feet and always felt like my proportions were off if I drew head to toe.

I think I did OK. :-)

 

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Sketchbook Saturday 2017/06/03

Still going through my flashback sketches… this one is from 1989 when I was 18 years old. (Click image to enlarge.)

Still going through my flashback photos... this one is from 1989

Sketch from 1989

I’m pretty sure this was done after I graduated when I was hanging out with my (white) cousin and her (Black, white, and Asian) hoodlum gang banger friends.

We used to go over to her man’s apartment and just hang out there for HOURS and I would always take my sketchbook because I would get bored just sitting there listening to music (he didn’t have a TV).

I have a LOT of sketches from that summer.

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