The Burning of Kingston {Local Event}


A Competition Inspired by the Historic Significance Behind the City

(New York, NY) Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – With a name inspired by an intense moment from the Revolutionary War as it happened in Kingston, New York (as the Red Coats marched out of Kingston in 1777, they burned much of the city down), Mass Appeal, with support from Red Bull, is hosting “The Burning of Kingston“ – a live graffiti exhibition and battle that will happen on the exterior of an authentic subway car.  Taking place on September 13th at the Trolley Museum of New York in Kingston, eight insanely gifted graffiti artists will come together to battle for bragging rights and recognition inside of the rich culture of “writing” and beyond.   Inside of writing culture, a “burner” is a superior work of art. What started out as friendly competition by New York City kids during a period when the city itself was on the verge of bankruptcy has now morphed into a global language and art form with many dialects worldwide.

The competition features world-renowned graffiti artists including T-Kid, CES, Doves, Ribs, Dero, Bio, Doc TC-5, Revolt, Dmote, Cycle and YES 2. The eight artists will be split into two teams, and they’ll be going head to head to create a unique “burner” in five hours. An esteemed panel of judges will select the winning team.

Curated by Sacha Jenkins, Creative Director of Mass Appeal, and noted artist and historian David “Chino” Villorente, the all-day event will attract scores of graffiti/street art enthusiasts. The event will also feature local vendors, live music and a books signing by Henry Chalfant and Sacha Jenkins in support of their new book, Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now.

“The Burning of Kingston” will be free and open to the public on September 13 from 12-6pm at The Trolley Museum of New York (89 East Strand, Kingston, NY 12402.)

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Please Don't {The Dating Game}

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As you all know, well hopefully know, I am single, perputally single I like to say. I was thinking for a while of coming up with some new blog posts linked to that. I finally got around to writing it down to make myself remember so welcome all to the

Faerie Barista Dating Game

My number one most hated question I get is "So do you date black guys?" I'm always asked this by a black or African-American gentleman and my response is "I don't care if you are purple."

I actually don't care at all what color you are, what race, ethnicity, etc. What I do care about is being asked that question. Why? Because it makes me feel uncomfortable. You are not a black guy, you are a guy. A guy who I thought was attractive or funny or smart or whatever that made me actually talk with you. But once you ask me that question I immediately lose interest. I feel and even Morgan Freeman has stated the same, that if we keep acknowledging a different we make one. We are all one race as far as I'm concerned the human race.

PS technically I'm biracial as I am part Cherokee, and my daughter is half Puerto Rican. I really don't care what you are as long as I like you. 

Which then leads into that I am pansexual. Meaning I love who I love. I don't care their gender, sexual orientation, I just plain old like/love who I like/love. I'm attracted to the person.

So then I get asked "So you're bi right?" No I am not bisexual, if I was I would have said so, I'm pansexual. "What's the difference?" Bisexuals like both male and female, because they are attracted to both male and female. I on the other hand am just attracted to what I like, not the gender.

"So you just like to have sex, not really date then huh?"

HELL NO! While yes I do enjoy sex, very much so. I love to date, I love romance even though I'm an incredible idiot that giggles and goes what you mean you like me, I still love romance.

Once we get over the hurdle of my sexual preference, it then moves to the couple question. "So my girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband/etc really wants to try a threesome would you be interested?" No. I'm sorry. First off that is not a play thing, I don't just be like oh threesome yeah! Or so sex let's do it. I want more than that. So unless I am your wife/girlfriend/etc don't bother asking me about that, cause it's out of the question.

Then we get the random "Oh I'm bi-curious too." No you are an idiot. I'm not bi-curious. I am pansexual. There is no such thing as bi-curious, you are just doing it to make guys think you are cool. I mean have you ever heard of a homosexual saying "I'm straight-curious" no because it's ridiculous. Or the ever so popular, "this is just a phase" no it's not. It is who I am. It was how I was born. Is your heterosexuality a phase? No then why in the hell would mine be a phase? Again you are an idiot, move on.

"Do you do this for attention?" Yes I completely want the attention of being attracted to a member of the same gender of me because we are oh so nice to homosexuals. No you are an idiot. I do this because, bare with me, it is WHO I AM.

"When you find the right man you will settle down and stop this craziness." Ok now you are half right here. Yes I said half right. When I find the right PERSON I will settle down. I will not be constantly looking for a girlfriend if I have a boyfriend, or vice versa. If I'm with someone I am with them because they are who I am attracted to, who I love, who I care about. Now this person may or may not be a male, or a female, or a transgender, or who knows, because I haven't met them yet.

And then we come to my favorite question. "What are you teaching your children?"

You want to know what I am teaching my children? I am teaching them that loves comes in all forms. That love isn't based on what is between someone's legs. I am teaching them that I won't condemn them for loving whoever they love. I am teaching them to be themselves. And that is the best lesson I can teach them.

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Sneak Peek for Dulcelina

I told you I had big news coming, and now I can share it with you .... I'm a staff photographer for a magazine! It's a start up magazine called Dulcelina. My friend took over the name and Facebook and Instagram, so we aren't starting from the very beginning. But our very first issue (which is Dulcelina's 5th) will be out in September.

But I wanted to share a few photos from my first shoot for the magazine. Because I love you guys.

Living Faerie Photography was formerly Moon in a Cup

Around Newburgh: Movie Time

Summer Movie at the Library

Newburgh Free Library will be showing Divergent

On Thursday August 21st at 6pm

It's All Selfish

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One thing I am so tired of seeing lately is about how selfish it was for Robin Williams to commit suicide. Some people say how it's not selfish at all. While I know they mean well I have a different view on it, as someone who struggles with depression and thoughts of not necessarily suicide but just ceasing to live.

At the root of it, anything you do for depression is selfish.

You want to know why? Because depression is not about the people around you, not about your family, not about anyone but YOU. Depression and any mental illness is something the person that has it has to deal with. So essentially anything you do for it can be considered selfish.

And that is not a bad thing. It is a completely natural reaction. YOU are depressed, YOU are suicidal, YOU are the one suffering from this illness. It is all about you. So it's all selfish.

Now we may go through therapy and counseling so that we can deal with our illness and become a better mom like I did. But again it's because I knew that I wasn't at my best. It was about me getting better. It's still a process and it's still a struggle. And I hated when I finally told my psychiatrist that I wanted to die, yes it takes a bit for me to open up to people, especially doctors that want to talk about my feelings. Why? Because I always feel that I'm not worth the trouble. Or that it is not a big deal. Anyways. I hated that I tell him and his response is "you are a mother now, you need to take care of your kids." Yes, it's completely true, but I am coming to you about a problem I am having that is tied to the fact that I am constantly sacrificing for everyone else.

I think the fact that anything we do to cope with depression or the like can be viewed by us as selfish is why so many of us delay or refuse to get help. Especially parents, we constantly want to do the right thing for our kids. We want to put them first. So it can get a bit oh well I'm being selfish going and sitting in therapy for an hour.

Sometimes its, not even us, it can be others putting pressure that now we are parents, we need to stop thinking of ourselves. They mean well but it can actually be more hurtful than helpful. There have been cases of mothers hurting their children, having delusional thoughts that their child is malformed, is possessed, etc. There are even times when they ask for help and are told no by family members, I remember reading about a woman that repeatedly asked for help or a break from her newborn but her family members kept saying no. End result? She bites off the baby fingers saying they were disfigured or something. She most likely was suffering from postpartum psychosis.

I can only imagine that someone that was a public figure, an actor, that had every single part of his life on display would be feeling so much worse. Especially someone that brought so much joy to people through his movies, how he would probably be suffering from the weight of depression while having to put on a public face. The stress would be deafening.

I guess what I'm saying is that yes I do understand wanting to commit suicide, but I do see it as a selfish decision. But definitely not a weak one. Suicide is a strong albeit selfish decision to a personal problem. It is a personal decision to decide to remove yourself from the world. It is a strong decision to actually go through with it. It's a desperate solution to a horribly personal and scary problem.

You will be miss Robin Williams, you were a great actor that gave joy to so many. Rest now, your suffering is over. 

You can also check out this Better Help article on finding a therapist near you:

Please if you feel thoughts of suicide or self-harming please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline or at least open up to a friend. It is hard, and you will probably cry, but it is a good thing. 

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255

Syrups and Sauces Oh My!

So while I am still waiting for a latte k-cup (seriously if there's one please tell me) you can buy syrups and sauces on the Starbucks store online. But wait for it... they are on sale right now. Save 15% on Starbucks Syrups & Sauces! Valid 8/12 - 8/17/14. Which is almost as good. Some strong coffee, creamer, and a pump or two of vanilla syrup. Yum!

The Little Autistic Mermaid? #MermaidMonday

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I was reading this very interesting article about Shapeshifting, Autism, and The Little Mermaid. 

Being Silly {Down the Rabbit Hole}

I know you're probably like ummm being silly, down the rabbit hole, how do those things go together. But at least in my case, they go together quite often. Which is probably why I keep trying to tell my therapist and shrink that I think I'm bipolar. I bounce from up to down, I spiral downwards, but I rocket upwards.

My shift in moods can be fast or slow, they can take hours or weeks. Sometimes I'm a busy working machine. I feel on top of the world like I can do everything and anything. Then something can set me on a downward spiral to the point where I want to die thinking it would just be better off.

I can feel these things happening to me. I know that's its stupid and I should stop ... but I can't.

Which makes me feel worse. Like it's my fault. Everything is my fault. If I could just stop what I was thinking I could stop feeling this way. But I can't.

Recently I have discovered this could be episodes of hypomania where I feel like I can do anything. That I'm super creativity. I start 50 million projects. I can do all the things! Then I crash down to feeling like I'm worthless and horrible.

Hopefully, I can get something different soon. Even if it's switching doctors.

Better Help has a great page about therapist v. psychologist

Mermaid Bokeh

This land bound mermaid was at it again. I really love having a case that is waterproof, even if I'm still getting the hang of underwater photos. Not only do I get to take pictures of the wonderful bokeh effect light has by being filtered by water, but I get to take pictures of me and the kids in the water.

Playing at the Park

I have been very lax about taking my camera out lately. I was getting upset and frustrated with my photography. Or rather the lack of ideas for my photography, the lack of models that were serious about setting up shoots. So I took an unplanned break from my camera. I still took it with me, but I rarely took it out of the bag. I played with my kids. I focused on my writing. I worked on organizing everything. I started painting more.

Then I took my camera out while we were at the park ... and I'm quite pleased with the photos.

I also finally got my models together for the magazine. I'm meeting with one today to go over the details and set up a date to shoot. The other basically said just tell me when and where, and I'm real excited to shoot with her. I'm excited to shoot with both, actually. I can't wait.

Living Faerie Photography was formerly Moon in a Cup 

Lil' Holster is Fancy {Review}

"A Holster For All The Lil' Things In Life™"

I was actually quite excited to see an email from Lil' Holster asking if I would like a sample to review.

Doing What's Best

Doing what's best even when it breaks your heart.

Moon in a Cup is my photography business

As a parent you know there are some pretty tough times, and rough choices to make. As a single parent you have double the tough times, double the rough choices. And most of the time those choices will break your heart.

Blogging It

Blogging it, like killing it, but bloggy style.