As stated in a previous post, I have recently launched my Etsy shop to sell my paintings. It has been quiet an experience. I recently just sold my first 2 paintings on there. Although I have sold paintings before, these were the first ones on my shop so it was even more special. To celebrate this, I am running a 20% off sale on the entire site. Please check it out and make a purchase if you see something you like. Everything is appreciated 💜. Site link is posted below.
Hello to all my followers. I want to start off by personally thanking each and everyone of you who read, like, and just show love on here. It really means a lot to me. 2020 proved to be very difficult for me. After numerous hospital trips, uncontrolled anxiety, family members having COVID, plus the loss of a family member, and being placed in a role I never thought I would be in, I seriously didn’t think I would get through it. But I did and came out more determined than ever to live life to the fullest.
I’ve always been told that whatever you do on January 1st is what you will be doing all year long. This year I took it seriously and did many firsts. I started my Etsy shop with my acrylic paintings called Kemetic Nigist Art (currently updating with more products), I’m now on TikTok under the same name, and I created a YouTube page where I will share the making of my paintings and MAYBE do a story time with some of my writings, and just going full steam ahead with business and life. It’s important to remember that life is short and everyday we have on this Earth is a blessing. So let’s not take it for granted. Set goals and crush them.
I would love to hear down below what some of you are doing to start off the new year. Tell me your goals, tell me what projects you have going on, or just say hey!!! Also check out the videos of some of my work and follow me on TikTok KemeticNigistArt along with my Etsy shop. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, head on over to Melanin Way Of Life and hit that follow button. I’ll be hosting a giveaway on there soon with one of my paintings. Peace, Love, and Light 💜.
Standing here now, I only have one thought in mind, “I am not who I once used to be.”
The reflection staring back in the mirror is strikingly different these many years later.
My rich chocolate skin is now a tad darker,
Processed hair now transitioned to locs,
Slim shape graduated to thick and curvy,
A complete sign of evolution.
Peeling off the layers of clothing like the layers of my past that I fought so hard to overcome is like a weight lifting to finally reveal what I have been waiting so long to see.
My naked truth.
A truth I had so long hidden with baggy clothes that gave me the ability to physically feel all the years of self doubt and hated that society inflicted on me internally.
Taking years and years of my life as I sat through therapy learning that I am not the problem.
But now I get.
Right here in this moment, in all my glory, I can smile.
And it is genuine.
Because I have overcame and silenced the noise of all those who don’t matter.
I have finally learned to love me.