It's no secret that, aside from my everyday experiences, I use Instagram for daily inspiration. I've mentioned in the past that I find my inspiration in the beauty and strength of black women. We are so impressive that on a daily basis you will see others trying to duplicate our charm, finesse, amongst other things. There is so much artistic expression in the way ahead is cocked or the color of a lip, and with my art, I try to show that in many simple ways.

One photo, in particular, showed up in my feed and I was instantly in love. There are days when I'm inspired, and then there are days when I am not. Today was that day! 

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When I first started drawing again, I decided I didn't want to add color to any of my works because I didn't want anyone to judge the pieces by their skin tone automatically. With my first pin, I saw unnecessary judgement, and it was a bit shocking. Without the color, you can tell who they represent just by looking at them. Adding color changes the mood and the feel of it. I love them both for different reasons. 

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And the more I worked on it, the more I started to think: What would this look like as a pin?

serenity girl3 

So, of course, she's going to be a pin, and with every pin that I produce, I can only hope that it comes out the way I envisioned.


I need help finding a name though. I tend to over think small things like this. I don't know why, but if it feels forced, I can't do it. Comment below what you think I should name her and if I choose it, you'll receive this pin for free!

Deadline: 05/31/2018

This giveaway is closed. Thank you Lady T!



  • Marquita said:

    Exude…this pin exudes power, beauty, and simplicity as the essence of the Black woman. The effortless nature of her profile, tank top, and natural hair paired with a gold hoop earring and a pop of color on the lip is the essence of Our beauty.

    May 31, 2018

  • Kaila said:

    I think she should be named Essence✨

    May 27, 2018

  • Bre Baldwin said:

    Better then Gold is my entry name. Love this pin!

    May 27, 2018

  • Chelsey said:

    What about Riley

    May 27, 2018

  • Tiffany Rogers said:

    My entry is The “ I have time today” pin.

    May 27, 2018

  • Taylor said:


    May 27, 2018

  • Deanna said:


    May 27, 2018

  • LB said:

    She’s beautiful! My entry is “Majestic”

    May 27, 2018

  • Aliya said:

    She is gorgeous! ‘Masterpeace’ is my entry. Thanks for the giveaway!

    May 26, 2018

  • Shai-Ane said:

    The first thing I thought of was “Afro Profile” or maybe “Afro Goddess”, but I love the design, hope you end up making them!

    May 26, 2018

  • Kristen said:


    May 26, 2018

  • A’Ja said:


    May 26, 2018

  • Lady T said:

    I like the name Grace.

    May 26, 2018

  • Marchia said:

    Name her Cheri . She exudes unapologetic fierceness, she is simple with just the right amount of sass and class.

    May 26, 2018

  • Meta said:

    Gilded! She is beautiful!

    May 26, 2018

  • Shante said:


    May 26, 2018

  • Deidre said:

    Ethereal Ebony….my daughter thought of that one.

    Your Highness….is my choice.

    May 26, 2018

  • Latiffia said:


    May 26, 2018

  • Destany said:

    Destany, Diamond, Divine, Sherry, Jessie, Georgia B., Ondrea, Aleece, Latrice, Ayanna, Jada/Jade.. (I hope we can put more than one name)

    May 26, 2018

  • Jonita said:

    Brown Sugar Babe

    May 26, 2018

  • Merky said:

    The word “Harmony” jumped into my head when I saw the final drawing/rendering.

    May 26, 2018

  • Jess said:

    This is fun! I thought of Makeba which means greatness because the pin design is friggin amazing! She looks like a beautiful black queen! Also, I thought of Serena which means like relaxed or tranquil because with her eyes closed she just looks really peaceful… Can’t wait to see what you choose!

    May 26, 2018

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