MARRIED 2 THE GAME “Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll never have them again. The beautiful ghosts of our past haunt us, and yet we still can’t decide if the pain they caused us out weighs the tender moments when they touched our soul. This is the irony of love.” Shannon L. Alder model: the internationally published @cjsparxx http://ift.tt/1meliEe
ARTISTS I want to make art that is better than my peers. Images that make them scream at the gods for its beauty…but just for a day. Because the next morning I want to awaken and just like Salieri in Amadeus, see a work by @omgsugarlosangeles @thomasmathew @cavanclark2 @jpatrickphoto @charliecouch @martinepinnel @fotodoor @jellyfishjonesphotos @fifthelementstudios @keithisaunicorn @lacourstudio @bradharmonphoto …and the other visual artists I follow that is so sublime, so creative and so breathtakingly inspiring that I begin yelling at the same sky for having not produced it myself. But then after admiring it for far too long begin the process of refining my craft for the the next day. These men and women are incredible at what they do. I invite you to view and support their amazing body of work.
HAPPY MONDAY “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thích Nhất Hạnh NPC Bikini Champ @arango_juliana_ Ocean Beach, CA http://ift.tt/1meliEe
FLOW… a series “Poise is an unseen power, And this unseen power is always ready To come to the aid of the outer action.” Sri Chinmoy IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete @jessicaarevalo_ http://ift.tt/1meliEe
HAIR ADDICTIONS …behind the scenes from today’s hair and beauty shoot with @imshotta in Rocklin, CA for @hairaddicted
HAIR ADDICTIONS …teaser from today’s hair and beauty shoot with @imshotta in Rocklin, CA The glam squad… @imahairaddict_keinyab @sinclairjess7 @theblacktina1 @trudisneyprincess @celssaly @shabazzpizazz @xmillennium @00pnb00 http://ift.tt/1meliEe
MONDAY FIT II “Change starts with imagination” Alex Munoz fitness model @missmodelmonday shot at @noellesbody shop in Brentwood, CA http://ift.tt/1meliEe
NOEL “For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” Henri Cartier-Bresson NPC figure competitor Noel Arevalo (@noelarevalo_) http://ift.tt/1meliEe
DOSSINIAN FOREST: NIGHT III “My art is an act of creation and destruction, with all the sorrow and joy these engender as well as all the shadow and light these contain.” Kathryn V. White …a triptych in the series with @theofficialhdexperience Hair: @theblacktina1 at @hairaddicted Special thanks to @shellylangephotography for use of her magical outdoor studio http://ift.tt/1meliEe …good nite.
DOSSINIAN FOREST: NIGHT II “Everything that is, casts a shadow” Neil Gaiman …a triptych in the series with @theofficialhdexperience Hair: @theblacktina1 at @hairaddicted Special thanks to @shellylangephotography for use of her magical outdoor studio http://ift.tt/1meliEe
DOSSINIAN FOREST: NIGHT “The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.” ― George R.R. Martin …a triptych in the series with @theofficialhdexperience Hair: @theblacktina1 at @hairaddicted Special thanks to @shellylangephotography for use of her magical outdoor studio http://ift.tt/1meliEe
ALEXANDRA: POWER OF SMILING “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia Former swimmer and current NPC Bikini Champion @AlexandraRaeFadelli just days away from Nationals. makeup by @nechellet suit by @sks_bikinis trained by @wendyfortino
IT’S A WRAP! Morning fitness photo shoot with Lauren Monday (@missmodelmonday). Sponsors @sks_bikini @lanaseggwhites
MONDAY “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” Tricia Cunningham fitness model: @missmodelmonday http://ift.tt/1meliEe
SUMMER “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” John Keats Model: NPC Bikini Athlete Jessica Hardcastle (@hardcastle2009) sponsored by @nutrishoproseville http://ift.tt/1meliEe
ALEXANDRA: Warrior First image from today’s shoot with former swimmer, current NPC Bikini Champion and future pro @AlexandraRaeFadelli makeup by @nechellet suit by @sks_bikinis trained by @wendyfortino
PRO CARD! From the moment I saw @rosiegavilanes I knew this was inevitable :). CONGRATULATIONS Rosie! Told you it was your year.
@therealwonder and I were recently discussing how some try to give the impression on social media that they are living a far flossier life than in reality. But for @Ludacris (or his staff) to steal the photo belonging to travel photographer Paul Pichugin (paulpichugin.com) crop his name off and then post as if it’s they took it during a trip is very wrong… ESPECIALLY from a fellow artist. Paul has contacted Ludacris’ account and instead of acknowledging the theft, he removed Paul’s image on IG after negative comments piled up, but continues to display the image on the Ludacris facebook page. Legal action is now ensuing.
PRO CARD! In Pittsburgh today, she came, she saw, she conquered! Congratulations to mom, veteran, CEO and now IFBB PRO… Christina Williams. Follow Christina (@aceisnottas), her coach @jamidebernard of Fit Body Fusion and @toxicangelzbikinis http://ift.tt/1meliEe
IT’S THE WEEKEND “I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” C. JoyBell C. model: Ebony Camille http://ift.tt/1meliEe
WHO ARE WE It is getting so hard to watch the news. My friends who defend what’s going on say its complicated, it’s not black and white David. But I find it hard to believe that we can’t take in a couple thousand kids fleeing violence we fostered, can’t stop the killing of Palestinian and Israeli kids being murdered in a war we are supplying and funding, and can’t feed, educate and house the poorest children here at home? I can’t watch from the sideline anymore, I have to do something to help.
BRIDGES “It’s my diary”, she’d explained. “Every mark I’ve had drawn on my skin connects me to where and who I’ve been- so I never forget who I am and how I got here.”There was humour in the smile she offered him. “And you know what the real beauty of it is?” Hank had shaken his head. “Nobody can take it away.” Charles de Lint, Someplace to Be Flying model: @alyssadork http://ift.tt/1meliEe