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5.01.2010

New Career?

Women are are supposed to be soft and dainty. I understand that and that's fine. As a child up to my high school years, I was never a skinny girl. Nothing dainty about me. I tried a few sports in high school. Softball and track. Nothing really caught my attention. I was too afraid to play volleyball because of the fear of the ball hitting me right in the face. Didn't want to play basketball because I didn't think I would be good enough and I would be ready to fight if someone stole the ball while I dribbled it down the court. My girly side didn't want to sweat and my tomboy side really wanted to try some type of sport.

Over the years, I have gained a strong love for the game of football. I never quite understood the game until I actually paid attention. I would start an argument if I said Football requires way more skill than basketball. It's true though. hahaha... After watching the game and attending them, I realized that it wouldn't hurt for a woman to play. I never knew that Women's Professional Football existed until I watched: I want to Work for Diddy. I always thought women played "flag football" or something. During the winter season I wrecked my brain on if I would really play and where these women's teams existed. I didn't research it but while I didn't research, my cousin Daneice surprised the family with some interesting news. SHE GOT DRAFTED for the women's pro football team Cleveland Fusion. So now that I know it really does exist, and tryouts are soon-- I will be conditioning and training to play football. Why not? It won't hurt to try if I don't make it. I'll just know what mistakes I made so that I can work on them for next year. Im not saying that I'll stop modeling but my career is at a standstill because of conflict of interest with a lot of things. I can't control everything and I'm just TIRED. I've been exposed and beautifully destroyed. I love art and everything about it, but I just feel like I need the right people behind me-- and I don't have that right now. So I am going to try something new for a bit and see where it takes me.

4.26.2010

Art History

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love art. I'm also a major history nerd and I love movies. Together this combo makes the movie: Frida. I believe the movie was tremendously under rated but Salma Hayek had her character "Frida Kahlo" down to a science. Many of you who are reading this probably do not know what I am talking about. Here is a breif history on whom Frida Kahlo is.

Frida Kahlo born in 1907 was a Mexican Painter.She did not originally plan to become an artist. She was polio survivor, at 15 Kahlo entered the premedical program at the National Preparatory School in Mexico City. However, this training ended three years later when Kahlo was gravely hurt in a bus accident. She spent over a year in bed, recovering from fractures of her back, collarbone, and ribs, as well as a shattered pelvis and shoulder and foot injuries. Despite more than 30 subsequent operations, Kahlo spent the rest of her life in constant pain, finally succumbing to related complications at age 47. She fell in love and married Mexican muralist Diego Rivera at 21,whose approach to art and politics suited her own. Although he was 20 years her senior, they were married in 1929; this stormy, passionate relationship survived infidelities, the pressures of Rivera's career, a divorce and remarriage, and Kahlo's poor health.

To watch a preview of the movie click HERE
To See Fridas Paintings click HERE
One of Frida's oil on panel painting titled Portrait of Christina, My Sister (1928) was auctioned at Sotheby's for $1,655,750