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SPF ’20 Fort Lauderdale

SPF Fort Lauderdale is one of my favorite events of the year because it brings together everything I love about the printmaking community like sharing ideas and seeing new work from creatives both locally and now internationally !

Plus, I am an exhibitor this year.

They have a great line-up, so make sure to check out their livestream on Facebook or Zoom!

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Mone Knows Goes To: Florida Supercon 2016

This year’s Florida Supercon was a jam-packed super festival of comics, cosplay, anime, fantasy, Sci-Fi, video gaming and TV & Movie stars appearances!

Parking was a definite challenge with construction blocking the normally openlarge parking lot across from the convention center and it taking place during Fourth of July Weekend, with a million tourists in town!

However, it was worth all the obstacles to attend it and I’m sure my fellow attendees felt the same.

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Florida District 20 Delegate Candidate

This year I am running to be a Florida District 20 Delegate because I want to make sure the voices of the great people making up this diverse district are represented at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia!

Early voting takes places on May 5th from 3pm-7pm and Election Day is May 7th from 10am-2pm.

Make sure to bring your voter registration card and ID as volunteers will be checking to make sure you are in the correct congressional district.

Thank you for your support and looking forward to meeting you on May 7th!

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NYFW FW16 Schedule

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Lots of familiar names on the schedule but several new additions. Let’s hope the fashion critics curb some of their withering reportage and snarkisms cause even at a show that is not the best, there is always some element that is good!

Actually, given the interesting weather lately, it will be interesting to see how the fashionable people survive the NYFW FW16 season. Will they throw common sense literally to the wind, daring to catch pneumonia or worse wearing questionable garments and cruel shoes? I think not, but we shall see…

 

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A Tough Week Turns Sweet Story

I am having a tough week this week because my mom had to have surgery to remove a questionable growth discovered after a follow-up breast MRI last month.

Earlier this year she had a mammogram and subsequently a biopsy of both breasts where they tagged areas of concern. When she did a follow-up breast MRI last month, the results showed that one of the areas tagged had grown enough that it was time to have it removed. That resulted in a whole host of additional doctor appointments and labwork work to get everything in order for the surgery.

Add to that, just prior to the breast MRI, she slipped in the bathroom and twisted her left knee so hard that it resulted in a tear and a small line fracture. She had to have the knee drained but because she is on blood-thinning medication, she cannot take the normal aspirin based medication to reduce the swelling which has hampered her healing as quickly as she could have had she been able to take those type of medications.

With the aid of a walking stick, she has had to struggle with the pain of a messed up knee while going to all these appointments for this procedure.

I, meanwhile, have been juggling coordinating her care, my job and a million other life tasks as best I can. The days are long and there are no breaks!

And yet, there are silver linings in the clouds. My mother’s knee is getting better. Yesterday at work, I got a surprise gift from the VP of our department of a big box of Godiva chocolates. I was so happy and so pleased that I posted a photo about it on my Instagram.

Today was my mom’s surgery. Everything went well and she is resting at home comfortably. In a week we get back the results of the biopsy but the outlook is very positive good because even if there results are not good, the doctor believes we have caught everything very early.

And today, Godiva contacted me on Instagram to let me know they loved my photo and wanted to feature it on the site and social media channels!

So a tough week has indeed turned sweet!

Just got a huge box of @Godiva chocolates at work 😍😍😍 #todaywasagoodday #Godiva #chocolate #heaven

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***Breast cancer awareness is important! Make sure you have regular check-ups.

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Not the Beginning…Not the End

Make sure to check out my online installation project on Instagram.

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Yeah, that happened @maisonvalentino #PFW #fashion