“Chelsea, Veronique, Zora and Yvette are all in their mid-twenties who have been friends since school. They have all reached successful and comfortable positions in their lives. The foursome appear to be happy but their lives have all hit a crossroads, hence the title.
Chelsea Pierre has used her gorgeous looks to help her in life. She decides it’s time to grow up and look after herself. Her new job at a PR company provides her with some lessons about life.
Veronique Marcel is loud and proud of it, she loves being different and indulges in her uniqueness. But what peculiar secret is Veronique hiding from her friends?
Twenty-five year old writer Zora Otieno is newly married and bored. Zora finds a cure for her writer’s block and boredom, but is the danger she encounters worth the thrill?
Yvette Claude is the workaholic who came from humble beginnings to become a successful investment banker. Often teased about putting her career before everything else, has her success come at a costly price?”
- Ella December
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It’s getting colder and my favourite item of clothing the jacket! I love my jackets and I bought this light one from YesStyle.com! YesStyle has a range of jackets with amazing and innovating cuts and styles for you to choose from. This batwing jacket is suitable for Spring and Autumn, since it is Winter and the weather is a lot colder, I sported this with a knitted pure wool scarf and a Satchel that I bought from SM department store in the Philippines.
I can’t wait to wear the jacket combining it with other things in my wardrobe. It does take a while for the delivery to arrive (since I do live on the other side of the world from the warehouse) so if you’re planning to buy an item for a certain season, it’s best to purchase a couple of few weeks ahead. Also I suggest subscribing to the emails because they can have some great deals!
Mikey Espinosa – The Dying Romantic
25.11.2013 (Oil on canvas 35.5 x 47 inches)
I decided to do one last painting to end the year. My previous paintings have mostly been in acrylic and I found that using acrylic allows me to have that instant texture that I desire. The last oil painting I did was Mikey Espinosa – Will and that was almost two years ago so I thought it would be interesting to see how much my art has changed and what affect painting in oil would make. I realised that though my technique has changed, painting with oil will still be delicate and smoother than acrylic.This has inspired me to try and work on oil painting next year.
I decided to paint “The dying Romantic” using the same gold and contrast theme I did with the Summer collection I did. I’ve been reading a few novels and poems from the 1800s such as work from Lord Byron, The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and of course watching films such as Les Miserables and (attempting to read the hefty novel by Victor Hugo) as well as admiring art and portraits from the era . The popular movement at the time was the Romantic period and though I’ve just touched the surface of the Romantic period, it’s pulling me deeper. The works have inspired this piece.
This is a sculpture piece that I did in my first year of sixth form. Around this time I was looking at artists from the Pre-Raphaelites era as well as Hellenistic art. A lot of these art pieces focused on beauty and poise and I tried to incorporate how these were used to convey a feeling. I was also studying natural form at the time and how some plants (such as Ivy and weeds) grew around objects and buildings, becoming one with it. Nature, man and presence was what came to mind and I used this concept to produce this.
It was an interesting medium for me to take on because I wouldn’t say 3D art wasn’t my strength but I accepted the challenge to see what the process was like. Unlike painting and drawing, you’re very hands on with whats in front of you and I kept saying to myself “does this feel right” I’m sure it might have looked a little awkward at times ha!
Once the actual shape had taken form, the next task was to paint over it and I found it a little difficult when it came to painting the hair. I started off painting using contrasting tones but it was a little harsh and didn’t compliment the piece so I opted for a washed out, ethereal pallet.
During the sixth form art exhibition a lot of people were trying to work out what message I was trying to convey, although a lot of people had a similar idea, how they interpreted the pose, the objects I put around the body, the hair were completely different! Some even went into the idea of Chakras and the universe. So I’m glad to hear that most people have a different take on the piece even ideas that I couldn’t think of! Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of this piece so I don’t know what’s become of it!
A few weeks ago it was my birthday and my friends know that I’m an action figure collector, especially when it comes to femme fatale. A femme fatale collection isn’t complete without Catwoman. I’m very picky with the appearance of Catwoman, my preference is the classic Catwoman from the 60s television series, especially the sexy and feminine portrayal Julie Newmar and I felt that Anne Hathaways incarnation in the Dark Knight pays homage to that costume. Although she is mainly in a black catsuit, there are fine details that give character to the figure. These details are the range of textures and paint applications that give a leathery effect. She comes with changeable hands, two faces (one without goggles and one without), a gun, stand and two interchangeable hair one windswept and another relaxed.
I prefer to use the windswept hair because it adds movement to the image when it comes to photographing her and she is definitely photogenic.I’m slowly building up my Play arts collection and I’m currently waiting for my Final fantasy 13 Vanille to arrive to complete my FF13 female trio!
This time last year I released my sweatshirts, this year I’d like to announce that I’m writing a graphic novel! All the characters on the sweatshirts will be featured in this world that I’ve been working on for a few months now and I’m excited for you to join them in their journey and their world. The project will be due 2014. Thank you to everyone that has supported #mikeyespinosa 2013, I’m so grateful for all the love you’ve shown me!