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The Resurrection

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Happy New Year y’all!

I’ve decided to resurrect this blog one last time because 1) it’s a new year and 2) I really want to give this blog another shot. A shot with more effort than I exuded last year. In New Years fashion, I’ve decided to share my top 3 goals for Cultured Mosaic this year.

PROVIDE CONSISTENT CONTENT
I know I mentioned last year that I wanted to create new content twice a week. Clearly that goal was not achieved. All shade towards myself. So 2016 is the year of execution.

ATTEND ARTS EXPERIENCES
I hibernated in 2015. I didnt feel like going many places. But this year, I want to attend more art exhibitions, dance performances, concerts, orchestra performances. I’ve signed up for a ton of newsletters to stay updated on local performances. As a result, I hope to share these experiences on the blog as well.

SUPPORT BLACK ARTISTS
This blog has allowed to find some dope artists and of course I can support them by sharing their work on the blog but I would like to take it a step further by putting money in their pockets & purchasing their work.  

I hope all your dreams and goals come true and I hope that you work hard to make them a reality!

Consistency

I’ve been watching so many Periscopes lately about intention and consistency. If you are not familiar, Periscope is new app that allows people to broadcast live, very similar to Ustream but a better interface. No shade.  Anyways my intention to blog is there but the consistency, eh, not so much. Consistency is where I struggle but what helps consistency is preparation. Or as Mattie of Mattieologie.com says, consistency is the direct product of work ethic. Continue reading

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

NYE2015Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I had special post for Christmas in my drafts that didn’t quite publish. Eh such is life. Lol. 2014 was interesting year! Many highs, lows and in betweens. One of the highs being launching this blog. Honestly I don’t even know why I allowed fear to hold me back from launching it especially since I’ve had this blog as an idea for about two years. Within these two months, I’ve received great reviews even a nice tweet from director of Beyond the Lights, saying how she liked my blog post. Definitely a highlight! I haven’t been as consistent as I would like but I’m getting married in March so bear with me until then.

I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store. I do know that I’m going into this new year with a plan. I bought this awesome blog content planner that I’m excited to use. Of course more *consistent* posts, fresh content, a new design. So cheers to the new year!

Cultured Mosaic Brand Identity Process

For the first Design post on the blog, I figured it would be cool to discuss the design process of the Cultured Mosaic brand identity. Is that alright with y’all? Let’s get started.

Whenever you are designing a brand identity, always keep in mind how  you want your brand to be presented. Some questions you should think about: How will the logo be used? Is there a monogram needed? What emotions do you want the brand to evoke? When I thought about brand identity for Cultured Mosaic, I wanted a clean design with vibrancy and color. To me, that’s what culture screams especially art and design. I began researching mosaics and created a moodboard. Based on the board, I was looking a clean, modern design.  Continue reading

Cultured Mosaic Begins Its Journey

Art Design CultureI never knew how difficult this first blog post would be. Sheesh. I encourage everybody to blog. I can think of vast ideas for blog content. I can talk your ear off about the importance of social, more specifically, blogging in every industry. Yet, when it’s time for me to blog, I fumbled. Hesitated. Allowed fear to stop me. But not anymore. I have been pregnant with this dream way too long. I’ve been talking about it for way too long. It’s time to stop dreaming and talking about it, and be like Nike (JUST. DO. IT).

Join me as I embark on a journey to explore my dream: blogging about my passions of art, design, and culture. For I believe, those 3 aspects connects us in ways we may not acknowledge or think about. From design tips to coverage of art shows to concerts to festivals to performing arts, this blog will serve as a destination for all things art, design, culture.WhatisCM

Here’s my charge to my readers: Comment and leave your feedback on posts. Send me art, design, culture info that would be cool to feature on my blog. Share this blog with your friends. Subscribe to the blog. Connect with the Cultured Mosaic’s social media channels. And last but not least, enjoy reading the blog. I promise to make it fun and worthwhile. Join us on the Cultured Mosaic journey!  I hope you are here to stay!

With love,

Ash