Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Creativity

Oprah on What Creativity Means to Her

Oprah shares what she believes about creativity. What does it mean to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Why creativity is the missing piece in the wellness puzzle

Way back when quinoa was something that no-one could pronounce – creatives knew the inherent benefit in making art. The anecdotal evidence was clear...

How To Film & Edit a Lookbook on Your iPhone | Shameless Maya

How To Film & Edit a Lookbook on Your iPhone. You asked and I listened, Boo! If you have a smart-phone and a shameless...

Writing

Why writers love National Library Week

When DJ Khaled made the lyrical announcement that he wasn’t really checkin for “No New Friends” I happily sang along in agreeance. Deciding my...

Choosing to Be a Writer/Artist

A few years ago, I was at a church service in which I shared a piece of my writing with the congregation. After the...

Character Description No-No

There is a pancake house in my area that has the brightest sign on the street. Electric blues, yellows and pinks flash across the screen...

Pros and Cons of Publishing with a Small Press: A Publisher’s Perspective

At one time, I would have never considered querying a small press. To be honest, with everyone either self-publishing or working toward obtaining a publishing...

Ego Kills the Draft

The first draft of anything isn't necessarily your best draft. It's raw, crude, without a lot of plot form and may even be junk. You...

The Arts

Actors: How to Book Work

This video is an update of what has been going on with my acting journey. PLUS you will get tips on how to go...

Asia E. Marche: Grey’s Anatomy Monologue

Character Bio: Smart. Educated. Firm. Skillful. A female doctor who dedicates her life to the medicine. She doesn't show her emotions unless pushed over...

Asia E. Marche: Fed Up Wife Monologue

Character Bio: Successful, Controlling, Disciplined, Professional. This woman’s husband who is a politician has gotten caught in a scandal with sending nude pictures of...

Asia E. Marche: Being Mary Jane Performance

Character Bio Independent, complex, successful educated black woman

Blogging

Blogging Brings Out My Insecurities

Comme Coco is my baby. It is my little place on the internet that I can share my thoughts, outfits, inspirations and photography. It makes...

What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of Consistent Blogging

It's almost been ONE full year that I've been blogging consistently, and gosh has been a ride! A good ride lol, yet a ride....

How To Start a Blog: 8 Easy Steps

Hey Beautiful I am back with another post. Something that has always been close to my heart. While am at it. I might just give...

Our Picks

Ode to the Beautiful Dreamers and Creatives

We're quirky, and cutesy, and witty, and we're proud of it. We make no apologies about who we are or what we love. We...

My Bali Swing View

Close your eyes and envision yourself swinging 78 ft. above ground, as a cool breeze of wind hits your face and your adrenaline is...

Healing…

How I dealt with my pain-anxiety, and what I'm still working on. The process of healing can be a daunting one, but it's instrumental in...

10 Tips For Mastering the Art Of Flat-Lay Photography

If you are an Instagram Fanatic then you know Flat-lays are the IT moment. They took over the photography world since early 2015 correct...

Fashion Icon Files: Sandra Clark from “227”

Every television show had a breakout star. Sandra Clark from the 1980's television show "227" is one of my personal favorite style icons. Played by...

The Top 5 Problems That Actors Have

THE CREATIVE/TECHNICAL SIDE OF ACTING As an actress, there is a process when preparing to film or rehearse a scene. There are many things an...

Black Panther More than Just a Superhero Movie

I got lucky and won tickets to see an advance screening of Black Panther. I took my daughter with me. She’s been a Black...

The People Of Color Behind The Scenes Of Black Panther

Black Panther is a triumph on so many levels for creators in The Culture. It’s a box office smash (10th highest grossing film of all-time), a critical...

Lifestyle

She Left California To Live In A Texas Tiny House Village – Fulfilling Her Childhood Dream

Tyshae had the dream to live tiny for a very long time. For many of us, we know what we want to do as...

Is It Time To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone?

Is there ever a right time to step out of your comfort zone? Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love? At least heard about...

Stepping Out On Faith

Have you ever found yourself at a surprising life crossroad? Something that you never saw coming but all of a sudden its a thought...

6 Simple Ways to Help Someone Feel Better Today

Help Someone Feel Better About Themselves Back in the old days, communities, tribes, folk and families thrived on doing things together. Not only did ways...

Being traditional-minded in a hook-up culture

Some people will say yes there is a hook-up culture and some will say no. I recently read an article that said the hook-up...

Inside Shonda Rhimes’ 1920s Style Home Study | Architectural Digest

Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes takes us on a tour of her favorite room in her house: the study. From her impressive collection of political...

4 Things I’ve Learned from Cross-Country Moves

My career path has taken me from my home city of Philadelphia, to rural Central Pennsylvania, to a small town in South Carolina, to...

How Journaling Changed My Life

"Journaling has become my hero. My superpower. And my healer." ~ Amani Rakeia. IT'S JUST A BOOK SIS ... WRONG. Journaling is a way for me to...

Personal Style

How To Look Cute While Staying Warm in the Winter

Ahhh yes. The eternal conundrum – how to look cute and not freeze your butt off. I’m blessed to live in Canada – the home...

Travel In Style: The Prep’s Packing Guide

Hey y'all! As with many holiday travelers this week I'm getting all packed for my trip home soon... So I thought why not share...

1970s Vintage Sartorial Matters Dress

DRESS: 1970s Vintage - Sartorial Matters BLAZER: Vintage SHOES: ASOS BAG: Inu Inu I feel like maxi dresses do a great job of making you look taller if...

Pin Up Girl Inspired

This was my outfit for New York Comic Con!! I didn’t have enough to do the proper cosplays I wanted to this year…so next...

How to Photograph Your Own Headshot | Shameless Maya | TECH TALK

How to Take Your Own Headshot | TECH TALK In this video I’ll talk about how to set up your shot, what equipment to...

How To Maintain Relaxed Hair While Working Out | Style Domination by Dominique

Alrighty - you all asked for this video over and over again, so here it is! My top tips for maintaining your relaxed hair...

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