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🖤 fellow #artists of every form and kind, don’t lose your patience and just keep practicing! / / and for those of you who just think they don’t naturally have the skills, that does not necessarily mean that you can’t learn! #trusttheprocess & get over that #uglyphase of the drawing, that makes you stop believe you can even draw and just finish it :) .
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🖤 fellow #artists of every form and kind, don’t lose your patience and just keep practicing! / / and for those of you who just think they don’t naturally have the skills, that does not necessarily mean that you can’t learn! #trusttheprocess & get over that #uglyphase of the drawing, that makes you stop believe you can even draw and just finish it :) .
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36 0 1 hour ago

2 months locd and already budding 💪🏾

2 months locd and already budding 💪🏾
32 1 25 January, 2020

Can you tell what I’m working on? These are the good old days! 💕 Spending quality time with one of my favs painting away. #grecopaintworks #uglyphase #gonnabecool #favpeople #passiton #teachemyoung #believe #artist #kansascity

Can you tell what I’m working on? These are the good old days! 💕 Spending quality time with one of my favs painting away. #grecopaintworks #uglyphase #gonnabecool #favpeople #passiton #teachemyoung #believe #artist #kansascity
18 0 24 January, 2020

oops my floof getting out of hand 👋🏽 #uglyphase #pomeranian #pom #puppy #blackpomeranian

oops my floof getting out of hand 👋🏽 #uglyphase #pomeranian #pom #puppy #blackpomeranian
89 4 23 January, 2020

Colossal squig is starting to embrace her inner beauty! I'm not sure this model will come out a winner but it's an interesting experiment.

#nyna #goldendemon #colossalsquig #gamesworkshop #gloomspitegitz #gw #paintingminiatures #paintingwarhammer #uglyphase

Colossal squig is starting to embrace her inner beauty! I'm not sure this model will come out a winner but it's an interesting experiment.

#nyna #goldendemon #colossalsquig #gamesworkshop #gloomspitegitz #gw #paintingminiatures #paintingwarhammer #uglyphase
168 5 21 January, 2020

Work in progress - Shape of Goddess series
Red is passion and heat and danger.
Orange is energy and chaos.
Yellow is creativity
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Abstract expressionist painting manifesting into existance! ...see the tiny print? Making those too for @newrenbooks and @pdxchange 🤗
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#cherrytreeartist #cerezaart #kunst #art #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #acrylic #abstract #abstractart #abstractpainting #uglyphase #workinprogress #acrylicpainting #create #creativeprocess #allabouttheprocess #wip #creativejuices #keepcreating #createdaily #theprocess #artprocess #hiddengems #whatisthis #painterslife #artistslife #redandyellow #quinacridonenickelazogold

Work in progress - Shape of Goddess series
Red is passion and heat and danger.
Orange is energy and chaos.
Yellow is creativity
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Abstract expressionist painting manifesting into existance! ...see the tiny print?  Making those too for @newrenbooks and @pdxchange 🤗
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#cherrytreeartist #cerezaart #kunst #art #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #acrylic #abstract #abstractart #abstractpainting #uglyphase #workinprogress #acrylicpainting #create #creativeprocess #allabouttheprocess #wip #creativejuices #keepcreating #createdaily #theprocess #artprocess #hiddengems #whatisthis #painterslife #artistslife #redandyellow #quinacridonenickelazogold
32 3 19 January, 2020

My face was still growing into my head back then. Do you think I was still cute? #uglyphase #puppy

My face was still growing into my head back then. Do you think I was still cute? #uglyphase #puppy
2,186 14 19 January, 2020

Figured I try something new with my hair. So far, I like it. Just need a fade on the sides and the back. #hair #starterlocs #uglyphase

Figured I try something new with my hair. So far, I like it. Just need a fade on the sides and the back. #hair #starterlocs #uglyphase
0 0 18 January, 2020

Up-and-Over Press: Ugly Phase.
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Bringing one leg up and over is a regression from the puppy press because it makes the skill easier. The puppy press works hip compression on both sides, this one has one leg in extension, so doesn’t *quite* get at the deep ab action required for the full press. BUT if you have a hard time bringing your bent knee in close enough to the body to find the float in puppy press and you’re DYING to find that feeling of transferring weight into your hands and floating up, try this variation.
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For flexible people with a deep standing split the top leg can be straight. For less flexible people who either can’t get a straight leg up and over far enough or can’t bring their torso close enough to the standing leg, bending the top knee up and over helps bring more weight over the hands. It’s not Insta-pretty, but hey this is the ugly phase we are working with here.
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👉 Step one foot up on stacked blocks or a couch or sturdy chair.
👉Bend the top knee up and over and bring hands to floor.
👉Push like MAD through the ground and try to lean only as far forward as necessary. The PUSH is the most important piece (more on this in future posts).
👉Float the foot, maybe to handstand. If you make it to handstand don’t waste that eccentric phase - lowering SLOWLY will bring huge gains for your press strength.
👉If that went well, try lowering the support.
👉If you struggle as you’re starting out or as you lower support, you can use a *little* rock back and then forward to let the momentum help you out. Then work to reduce the need for momentum in future sessions.
👉DO BOTH SIDES. My left side body is still much weaker than my right. Pretty sure it has to do with the fact that that was the disintegrated-hip side and those soft tissues spent more than a year holding me together rather than doing their intended job of moving things. ANYWAY...on the weaker side, have compassion. Just work the float if that’s where you are. Just lean forward and hold the isometric and visualize the foot levitating if that’s where you are. NO SHAME. We all have to start somewhere.
🤷‍♀️🤗💕
Hurray for the #uglyphase !!
Tag me if you try it!
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#jillsyogadrills

Up-and-Over Press: Ugly Phase.
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Bringing one leg up and over is a regression from the puppy press because it makes the skill easier. The puppy press works hip compression on both sides, this one has one leg in extension, so doesn’t *quite* get at the deep ab action required for the full press. BUT if you have a hard time bringing your bent knee in close enough to the body to find the float in puppy press and you’re DYING to find that feeling of transferring weight into your hands and floating up, try this variation.
🤸‍♀️
For flexible people with a deep standing split the top leg can be straight. For less flexible people who either can’t get a straight leg up and over far enough or can’t bring their torso close enough to the standing leg, bending the top knee up and over helps bring more weight over the hands. It’s not Insta-pretty, but hey this is the ugly phase we are working with here.
💪🐲
👉 Step one foot up on stacked blocks or a couch or sturdy chair.
👉Bend the top knee up and over and bring hands to floor.
👉Push like MAD through the ground and try to lean only as far forward as necessary. The PUSH is the most important piece (more on this in future posts).
👉Float the foot, maybe to handstand. If you make it to handstand don’t waste that eccentric phase - lowering SLOWLY will bring huge gains for your press strength.
👉If that went well, try lowering the support.
👉If you struggle as you’re starting out or as you lower support, you can use a *little* rock back and then forward to let the momentum help you out. Then work to reduce the need for momentum in future sessions.
👉DO BOTH SIDES. My left side body is still much weaker than my right. Pretty sure it has to do with the fact that that was the disintegrated-hip side and those soft tissues spent more than a year holding me together rather than doing their intended job of moving things. ANYWAY...on the weaker side, have compassion. Just work the float if that’s where you are. Just lean forward and hold the isometric and visualize the foot levitating if that’s where you are. NO SHAME. We all have to start somewhere.
🤷‍♀️🤗💕
Hurray for the #uglyphase !!
Tag me if you try it!
👇😃
#jillsyogadrills
119 15 11 January, 2020

My friends and I have a saying that goes something like this: “If you didn’t have an ugly phase in childhood, we probably can’t be friends.”⁣

God bless the “character building years,” am I right?? ⁣

Show me your best #glowup pics!! #goofyyears #uglyyears #uglyphase #introduction #introductionfriday #introduceyourself #childhoodfriends #childhoodmemories#bestfriendship #bestbudsforlife #characterbuilding #showmeyours

My friends and I have a saying that goes something like this: “If you didn’t have an ugly phase in childhood, we probably can’t be friends.”⁣
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God bless the “character building years,” am I right?? ⁣
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Show me your best #glowup pics!! #goofyyears #uglyyears #uglyphase #introduction #introductionfriday #introduceyourself #childhoodfriends #childhoodmemories❤ #bestfriendship #bestbudsforlife  #characterbuilding #showmeyours
23 5 10 January, 2020

Press Walk: Ugly Phase
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Some more #uglyphase awesomeness comin’ at ya!
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If you scroll back through my feed to pre-surgery, you’ll find a post or two where I show the press walk using bent/softened elbows and ooooooohhh I could get those feet to float so nicely doing it that way.
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But I’m committed to trying to learn a straight arm, if for no other reason than the journey itself has already been FULL of revelations about “areas of opportunity” as @theunbreakablebody likes to call them (never “weaknesses”...LOVE THAT!)
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So even if I don’t nail a straight arm press, the journey itself is one of discovery and strengthening.
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This is one of those drills that you might feel like giving up on especially if you feel like your feet are nowhere NEAR floating. But keep at it! This drill is very high on my list of most valuable for SURE. I usually sneak at least one press walk to the front of my mat at the beginning of every vinyasa class I take.
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As you can see, the ugly phase for me in this right now means that my feet are NOT floating forward. But as I lean forward and push the floor away I can feel the muscles firing like crazy in my hip flexors, serratus, and deep abs, and I know that they are getting stronger with every rep. Here I’m leaning as far as I can, lifting high onto the toes and then just flexing at the ankle to bring the feet forward, trying to land as softly as possible. If you aren’t there yet, you can use a little hop, but have the intention of slowing down the landing from that hop as much as possible. And if you float, AWESOME!! Keep working at this drill, and even when you’re floating and pressing like a pro, this is a fantastic warmup for your press practice.
💪😃🤸‍♀️
Do it going both forward and back (back is harder IMHO 😅) Try with wider feet, try with one knee tucked into puppy press position, try it with one leg lifted like standing splits. However you try it, tag me if you do!
👇😁
#jillsyogadrills

Press Walk: Ugly Phase
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Some more #uglyphase awesomeness comin’ at ya!
🐲👍
If you scroll back through my feed to pre-surgery, you’ll find a post or two where I show the press walk using bent/softened elbows and ooooooohhh I could get those feet to float so nicely doing it that way.
😩
But I’m committed to trying to learn a straight arm, if for no other reason than the journey itself has already been FULL of revelations about “areas of opportunity” as @theunbreakablebody likes to call them (never “weaknesses”...LOVE THAT!)
😍🙌
So even if I don’t nail a straight arm press, the journey itself is one of discovery and strengthening.
🌈✨
This is one of those drills that you might feel like giving up on especially if you feel like your feet are nowhere NEAR floating. But keep at it!  This drill is very high on my list of most valuable for SURE. I usually sneak at least one press walk to the front of my mat at the beginning of every vinyasa class I take.
🤫🤪
As you can see, the ugly phase for me in this right now means that my feet are NOT floating forward. But as I lean forward and push the floor away I can feel the muscles firing like crazy in my hip flexors, serratus, and deep abs, and I know that they are getting stronger with every rep. Here I’m leaning as far as I can, lifting high onto the toes and then just flexing at the ankle to bring the feet forward, trying to land as softly as possible. If you aren’t there yet, you can use a little hop, but have the intention of slowing down the landing from that hop as much as possible. And if you float, AWESOME!! Keep working at this drill, and even when you’re floating and pressing like a pro, this is a fantastic warmup for your press practice.
💪😃🤸‍♀️
Do it going both forward and back (back is harder IMHO 😅) Try with wider feet, try with one knee tucked into puppy press position, try it with one leg lifted like standing splits. However you try it, tag me if you do!
👇😁
#jillsyogadrills
112 14 10 January, 2020

Growing locs will teach you patience...multiple times I thought of cutting my hair, but then I’d think of my initial desire, and push on. I’m trusting the process. #locs #babystage #uglyphase

Growing locs will teach you patience...multiple times I thought of cutting my hair, but then I’d think of my initial desire, and push on. I’m trusting the process. #locs #babystage #uglyphase
35 2 5 January, 2020

ugly painting phase - every piece has one 🙃
This phase isn't frustrating to me, it's just ugly! It's satisfying when I realize it isn't any longer. Funny, I never know when it's entered a new phase until it is.
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#cherrytreeartist
#cerezaart
#kunst
#art
#mixedmedia
#mixedmediaart
#acrylic
#creativejuices
#abstract
#abstractart
#abstractpainting
#uglyphase
#workinprogress
#artsyflowers
#acrylicpainting
#create
#creativeprocess
#allabouttheprocess
#wip

ugly painting phase - every piece has one 🙃
This phase isn't frustrating to me, it's just ugly! It's satisfying when I realize it isn't any longer. Funny, I never know when it's entered a new phase until it is.
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#cherrytreeartist
#cerezaart
#kunst
#art
#mixedmedia
#mixedmediaart
#acrylic
#creativejuices
#abstract
#abstractart
#abstractpainting
#uglyphase
#workinprogress
#artsyflowers
#acrylicpainting
#create
#creativeprocess
#allabouttheprocess
#wip
26 0 4 January, 2020

I’m 36 years old and I have asked my mom for as long as I can remember why she permed my hair. I may still be bitter. We found these at her house yesterday and I rest my case. First of all, thank you Jesus for braces. I will always say, that alone is the very best money my parents ever spent on me. Ever! This first picture shows all of my cuteness, while the next pictures make me seriously question the judgement of my mother. #uglyphase #crazycurls #crazycut #justwhy

I’m 36 years old and I have asked my mom for as long as I can remember why she permed my hair. I may still be bitter. We found these at her house yesterday and I rest my case. First of all, thank you Jesus for braces. I will always say, that alone is the very best money my parents ever spent on me. Ever! This first picture shows all of my cuteness, while the next pictures make me seriously question the judgement of my mother. #uglyphase #crazycurls #crazycut #justwhy
50 10 2 January, 2020

I 100% hate this and this is probably the 5 or so layer. Its f***ing hideous! But I'm sticking with it and I can only pray to the art gods that this will eventually come out of this ugly phase. I'm putting too much pressure on myself. #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart #arttherapy #abstractart #intuitivepainting #uglyphase #idontknowwhatimdoing #painting #earthtones #justkeeppainting #stressrelief #desiredFX

I 100% hate this and this is probably the 5 or so layer. Its f***ing hideous! But I'm sticking with it and I can only pray to the art gods that this will eventually come out of this ugly phase. I'm putting too much pressure on myself.  #mixedmedia #mixedmediaart  #arttherapy #abstractart #intuitivepainting #uglyphase #idontknowwhatimdoing #painting #earthtones #justkeeppainting #stressrelief #desiredFX
34 9 21 December, 2019
It’s Finally comming together! 
#uglyphase #visionaryart #acrylicpainting #anatomicalheart #hands
9 0 16 December, 2019

Ugly phase of two works in progress.
Many layers and refinements to come.

Ugly phase of two works in progress.
Many layers and refinements to come.
12 1 14 December, 2019

This is that awkward, ugly phase of painting! 😲
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It's taken me some time to learn and expect this phase of every painting. At first it was very frustrating. This phase made me feel stuck. It made me question what I was doing! But over time I came to realize if a painting isn't where I want it then it needs more work! So instead of feeling paralyzed by these early layers I now know I am not finished and I will eventually get the piece closer to what I am wanting. One layer and brush stroke at a time. .
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The beginning and end of every painting, or project, is a new opportunity to remember to take everything (LIFE) one step at a time. And not to give up until you have come to completion! .
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I once heard done is better than not done. As someone who can struggle with wanting 'perfect' I have now learned to accept done, but not in a way of accepting lower standards but in a way of valuing the completion of something. .
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Stay tuned tomorrow to see these 4 cats 'done'. After I finish painting them I'll be mounting them to a board so they create one complete piece of art! 🐈 🐱🐈🐱
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Have a great day here on Earth being grateful for each step and phase no matter how awkward! 💞
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#uglyphase #awkward #painting #petportrait #petportraits #catportrait #catportraits #colorfulcreatures #colorfulcats #cats #catsofinstagram #uniquegifts #oneofakind #thoughtfulgifts #custommade #momartist #artistmom #womenwhopaint #womanartist #womanwhocreate #onestepatatime

This is that awkward, ugly phase of painting! 😲
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It's taken me some time to learn and expect this phase of every painting. At first it was very frustrating. This phase made me feel stuck. It made me question what I was doing! But over time I came to realize if a painting isn't where I want it then it needs more work! So instead of feeling paralyzed by these early layers I now know I am not finished and I will eventually get the piece closer to what I am wanting. One layer and brush stroke at a time. .
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The beginning and end of every painting, or project, is a new opportunity to remember to take everything (LIFE) one step at a time. And not to give up until you have come to completion! .
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I once heard done is better than not done. As someone who can struggle with wanting 'perfect' I have now learned to accept done, but not in a way of accepting lower standards but in a way of valuing the completion of something. .
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Stay tuned tomorrow to see these 4 cats 'done'. After I finish painting them I'll be mounting them to a board so they create one complete piece of art! 🐈 🐱🐈🐱
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Have a great day here on Earth being grateful for each step and phase no matter how awkward! 💞
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#uglyphase #awkward #painting #petportrait #petportraits #catportrait #catportraits #colorfulcreatures #colorfulcats #cats #catsofinstagram #uniquegifts #oneofakind #thoughtfulgifts #custommade #momartist #artistmom #womenwhopaint #womanartist #womanwhocreate #onestepatatime
14 1 11 December, 2019

Quem me vê assim não imagina que já fui bem diferente 😆🤣 Você sabia que os cães da raça spitz alemão passam por uma troca bem severa de pelagem quando filhotes?? A maioria fica bem engraçadinho nessa época, e costuma ser uma fase bem desesperadora para os tutores, que não vem a hora de ver seu pompom com pelagem linda e exuberante!! E voces aumigos?? Mudaram muito com o passar do tempo? Ou continuam com a mesma carinha de filhote?? #spitzalemaobrasil #uglyphase #pomeranianuglystage #trocadepelospitz #imperiumpet101219 #spitzalemao #pomstagram

Quem me vê assim não imagina que já fui bem diferente 😆🤣 Você sabia que os cães da raça spitz alemão passam por uma troca bem severa de pelagem quando filhotes?? A maioria fica bem engraçadinho nessa época, e costuma ser uma fase bem desesperadora para os tutores, que não vem a hora de ver seu pompom com pelagem linda e exuberante!! E voces aumigos?? Mudaram muito com o passar do tempo? Ou continuam com a mesma carinha de filhote?? #spitzalemaobrasil #uglyphase #pomeranianuglystage #trocadepelospitz #imperiumpet101219 #spitzalemao #pomstagram
322 31 10 December, 2019

Its the journey not the destination i always have to remind myself of this when I'm working on a new piece. #workinprogress #uglyphase #color #prismacolorpencils #wings #drawing #illustration #fallenangel

Its the journey not the destination  i always have to remind myself of this when I'm working on a new piece. #workinprogress #uglyphase #color #prismacolorpencils #wings #drawing #illustration #fallenangel
37 1 8 December, 2019

I know it look like I got two thick ass side burns but my shit growing into a beard this old my shit almost connect now but fuckir this shit like grown dreads 🤣 #uglyphase

I know it look like I got two thick ass side burns but my shit growing into a beard this old my shit almost connect now but fuckir this shit like grown dreads 🤣 #uglyphase
49 0 7 December, 2019

I put off starting #locs for a variety of reasons, but the most pervasive one was fear of the #uglyphase. It’s taken me years to unpack my own unhealthy obsession with ‘neat hair’, particularly as black woman. Slicked back edges, perfect parts and frizz-free styles are not indicative of anything except my beautiful kinks and curls. Free your hair of respectability politics! #locjourney #starterlocs #naturalhair

I put off starting #locs for a variety of reasons, but the most pervasive one was fear of the #uglyphase. It’s taken me years to unpack my own unhealthy obsession with ‘neat hair’, particularly as black woman. Slicked back edges, perfect parts and frizz-free styles are not indicative of anything except my beautiful kinks and curls. Free your hair of respectability politics! #locjourney #starterlocs #naturalhair
124 4 5 December, 2019

I'm sure I have some kid pictures like this of me somewhere. Send em over!!! Lol #uglyphase #howhorrific #makesmesmile #jeez #kids

I'm sure I have some kid pictures like this of me somewhere. Send em over!!! Lol #uglyphase #howhorrific #makesmesmile #jeez #kids
3 0 4 December, 2019

These lil babies are at the root of almost every loc. Some are humongous and others are almost none existant. Am I in the "ugly phase yet"? 🤷🏾‍♀️I still like the look of them though they are a frizzy mess. 10 weeks in!! #starterlocs #blackgirlmagic #naturalhair #twostrandtwists #twostrandstarterlocs #locjourney #womenwithlocs #teamlocs #livinmylocdlife #locstylesforwomen #starterlocheadz #locdwithmelanin #starterlocstyles #starterlocjourney #locqueensrock #uglyphase

These lil babies are at the root of almost every loc. Some are humongous and others are almost none existant. Am I in the "ugly phase yet"? 🤷🏾‍♀️I still like the look of them though they are a frizzy mess. 10 weeks in!! #starterlocs #blackgirlmagic #naturalhair #twostrandtwists #twostrandstarterlocs #locjourney #womenwithlocs #teamlocs #livinmylocdlife #locstylesforwomen #starterlocheadz #locdwithmelanin #starterlocstyles #starterlocjourney #locqueensrock #uglyphase
52 6 3 December, 2019

» And this was as they call my “uglyphase”🤣 #uglyphase #grooming #pomeranian #pomeraniansofinstagram #pomeranianworld

» And this was as they call my “uglyphase”🤣 #uglyphase #grooming #pomeranian #pomeraniansofinstagram #pomeranianworld
17 2 29 November, 2019

Most paintings go through an ugly phase. At least, that’s my experience. A point where you question why you’re even bothering. Usually, if you stick with it and listen to what it wants to be, you can get through the ugly phase. .
But sometimes a painting gets too far gone. Just. Does. Not. Work.
It happens.
I save them to cut up and use ‘one day’. Motivated by frustration over a painting that resisted repeated attempts to coax out of the ugly phase, and inspired by @laurahornart’s online class Piece By Piece, I had a lot of fun cutting up that recalcitrant painting. (Taking to the thing with scissors felt soooo good!) .
From Fail to Fun. It’s not that far... just depends how you look at things - and how close the scissors are 😉

Most paintings go through an ugly phase. At least, that’s my experience. A point where you question why you’re even bothering. Usually, if you stick with it and listen to what it wants to be, you can get through the ugly phase. .
But sometimes a painting gets too far gone. Just. Does. Not. Work. 
It happens. 
I save them to cut up and use ‘one day’. Motivated by frustration over a painting that resisted repeated attempts to coax out of the ugly phase, and inspired by @laurahornart’s online class Piece By Piece, I had a lot of fun cutting up that recalcitrant painting. (Taking to the thing with scissors felt soooo good!) .
From Fail to Fun.  It’s not that far... just depends how you look at things - and how close the scissors are 😉
28 7 29 November, 2019

The classic hand turkey made by my two year old, Leila, at school. I spent last evening editing my WIP more. It took ages to get through such a small section and I still felt like it was garbage in the end.
But then I paused and remembered that when I make art there is always, ALWAYS, an ugly phase. That phase when, for just a few minutes, the background is all you see - and it's hideous. But that background is what gives art its depth and its character.
My novel is in its ugly, awkward, this-is-going-to-be-something-beautiful-at-some-point phase requiring me to constantly remind myself not to give up. The ugly phase is so much longer in writing though. 😬
#handturkey #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writer #writerslife #writerscommunity #author #kidsart #artistsoninstagram #artistlife #momartist #artistmom #seattlewriters #seattleartist #uglyphase #artistlife #femalewriters #femaleartist #justkeepediting #amediting

The classic hand turkey made by my two year old, Leila, at school. I spent last evening editing my WIP more. It took ages to get through such a small section and I still felt like it was garbage in the end. 
But then I paused and remembered that when I make art there is always, ALWAYS, an ugly phase. That phase when, for just a few minutes, the background is all you see - and it's hideous. But that background is what gives art its depth and its character. 
My novel is in its ugly, awkward, this-is-going-to-be-something-beautiful-at-some-point phase requiring me to constantly remind myself not to give up. The ugly phase is so much longer in writing though. 😬 
#handturkey #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #writer #writerslife #writerscommunity #author #kidsart #artistsoninstagram #artistlife #momartist #artistmom #seattlewriters #seattleartist #uglyphase #artistlife #femalewriters #femaleartist #justkeepediting #amediting
15 0 26 November, 2019

Some ppl call the #budding process the #uglyphase.. I call it progress 💪🏽 this means your hair is beginning to loc 🌱 Enjoy it and watch your hair transform 😍.
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There are only a few days left in November and my $40 #locretwist and $60 #locstyle special will be over!!! Prices will be changing (a little) in 2020 so catch these deals while you can💨 I am a #travelstylist and require a $10 travel fee which may vary depending on the distance 🚙 For any other questions send me a #dm or txt the number in my bio and let me help you with your #locjourney 🌱 #locsbyzee #locs #dreads #dreadlocs #baltimorelocs #baltimoredreads #baltimoreloctician #maryland #dmv #atlanta #dreadhead #starterlocs #longlocs #thicklocs #loctips #locmaintenance #loccare #locinspiration #melanin #girlboss #explorepage #trending #growth

Some ppl call the #budding process the #uglyphase.. I call it progress 💪🏽 this means your hair is beginning to loc 🌱 Enjoy it and watch your hair transform 😍.
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There are only a few days left in November and my $40 #locretwist and $60 #locstyle special will be over!!! Prices will be changing (a little) in 2020 so catch these deals while you can💨 I am a #travelstylist and require a $10 travel fee which may vary depending on the distance 🚙 For any other questions send me a #dm or txt the number in my bio and let me help you with your #locjourney 🌱 #locsbyzee #locs #dreads #dreadlocs #baltimorelocs #baltimoredreads #baltimoreloctician #maryland #dmv #atlanta #dreadhead #starterlocs #longlocs #thicklocs #loctips #locmaintenance #loccare #locinspiration #melanin #girlboss #explorepage #trending #growth
26 0 26 November, 2019

Top #uglyphase posts

6 months in the game. People ask me all the time why I started my locs...I've been learning a lot about myself and going on this journey through life trying to find my way. Trying new things, exploring different options. I wanted something to take on my journey to grow with me (it was either this or a bamboo tree lol), plus it's teaching me patience , so there ya go. I know I'm still ugly 👹 but Idgaf lol 😎

#growth #locjourney #locs #dreadlocks #shakethemdreads #6monthslocd #patience #uglyphase #babydreads #babylocs

6 months in the game. People ask me all the time why I started my locs...I've been learning a lot about myself and going on this journey through life trying to find my way. Trying new things, exploring different options. I wanted something to take on my journey to grow with me (it was either this or a bamboo tree lol), plus it's teaching me patience , so there ya go. I know I'm still ugly 👹 but Idgaf lol 😎

#growth #locjourney #locs #dreadlocks #shakethemdreads #6monthslocd #patience #uglyphase #babydreads #babylocs
264 28 1 December, 2017

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Because black girls are magical
Because loc’s are professional
Because thick thighs save lives
Because in L.A we wearin chucks not Bally’s
Because FDT! .
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#makenaturalbodiesgreatagain
#blackblack #cornbreadfed #nappyhead #chocolateskin #naturalista #converse #blackgirlmagic #beginnerlocs #naturalhairstyles #blackwoman #uglyphase #stillfine #beenfine #LA #Calilove #2pac #Itourdifferently #comptonraisedme #fbsproducts #queen

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Because black girls are magical 
Because loc’s are professional 
Because thick thighs save lives 
Because in L.A we wearin chucks not Bally’s
Because FDT! .
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#makenaturalbodiesgreatagain
#blackblack #cornbreadfed #nappyhead #chocolateskin #naturalista #converse #blackgirlmagic #beginnerlocs #naturalhairstyles #blackwoman #uglyphase #stillfine #beenfine #LA #Calilove #2pac #Itourdifferently #comptonraisedme #fbsproducts #queen
204 10 13 June, 2019

My face was still growing into my head back then. Do you think I was still cute? #uglyphase #puppy

My face was still growing into my head back then. Do you think I was still cute? #uglyphase #puppy
2,186 14 19 January, 2020

Decided to grow out the dreads as a physical representation of my personal growth. I know I'm ugly lol 🤐
#uglyphase #babydreads #dreadlocks #shakethemdreads #nohangtime #growthfiles #growth #locjourney

Decided to grow out the dreads as a physical representation of my personal growth. I know I'm ugly lol 🤐
#uglyphase #babydreads #dreadlocks #shakethemdreads #nohangtime #growthfiles #growth #locjourney
256 19 17 June, 2017

I put off starting #locs for a variety of reasons, but the most pervasive one was fear of the #uglyphase. It’s taken me years to unpack my own unhealthy obsession with ‘neat hair’, particularly as black woman. Slicked back edges, perfect parts and frizz-free styles are not indicative of anything except my beautiful kinks and curls. Free your hair of respectability politics! #locjourney #starterlocs #naturalhair

I put off starting #locs for a variety of reasons, but the most pervasive one was fear of the #uglyphase. It’s taken me years to unpack my own unhealthy obsession with ‘neat hair’, particularly as black woman. Slicked back edges, perfect parts and frizz-free styles are not indicative of anything except my beautiful kinks and curls. Free your hair of respectability politics! #locjourney #starterlocs #naturalhair
124 4 5 December, 2019

Loc’ing my hair was one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made. I was nervous at first but here I am loving this journey 😌💕 It’s been a very fast year and a half and from the baby loc phase, to the budding loc phase to now, they looked so cute every step of the way ! ( #UglyPhase where ?!) My dream is for them to be full, healthy and long down to the back of my knees ✊🏾 (1,000 more years to go 😆) cheers to more years of healthy hair and beautiful #TransformationTuesday pics 🙏🏾 #HairGoals #LocGrowth #LocGoals #LocLivin

Loc’ing my hair was one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made. I was nervous at first but here I am loving this journey 😌💕 It’s been a very fast year and a half and from the baby loc phase, to the budding loc phase to now, they looked so cute every step of the way ! (#UglyPhase where ?!) My dream is for them to be full, healthy and long down to the back of my knees ✊🏾 (1,000 more years to go 😆) cheers to more years of healthy hair and beautiful #TransformationTuesday pics 🙏🏾 #HairGoals #LocGrowth #LocGoals#LocLivin
650 27 5 February, 2019

No ones “ugly phase” is as ugly as mine. #workinprogress #uglyphase #hauntedpencil #skull #tentacles #everydayoriginal

No ones “ugly phase” is as ugly as mine. #workinprogress #uglyphase #hauntedpencil #skull #tentacles #everydayoriginal
231 4 27 June, 2019

Eternally grateful for them . Happy Thanksgiving from me & mine to you & yours 🤗❤️ Eat & drink lots . Most importantly be safe all 😘

#KayFamily #HemFamily #HappyThanksgiving #YouKnowWhatSideWereOn #indians #NativeAmericans #SumsOurRelationship #MotherAndSons #GrowingOutTheirHair #UglyPhase

Eternally grateful for them . Happy Thanksgiving from me & mine to you & yours 🤗❤️ Eat & drink lots . Most importantly be safe all 😘

#KayFamily #HemFamily #HappyThanksgiving #YouKnowWhatSideWereOn #indians #NativeAmericans #SumsOurRelationship #MotherAndSons #GrowingOutTheirHair #UglyPhase
115 0 24 November, 2017