Thursday, 20 February 2014
Blog post about blog posts.
I’ve got a dilemma. I’ve got Unknown Fruit’s blog sitting quietly in a corner waiting my say so to move. Why exactly?
I don’t know what the fuck to blog about.
And that’s sad because I’m running three blogs right now.
- itsatokz.com (Currently Under Construction)
- My Tokzik World (This one, obviously. Partially under construction.)
- Ottotokzadventures.com (Currently waiting for me to not be too busy to edit the last set of New Jersey snow photos.)
Well, I’m kinda running three blogs. I’m a little behind, which is why I’m in the midst of organizing my topics. This blog is gonna remain my personal with a few reblogs here and there, but I plan to have a few things that I post every week. You know, wishlists, art updates, life updates, shit like that. Then, on my portfolio, I’ll be posting creative diaries to jog my creative mind, freebies like wallpapers, shop updates, and updates on other art projects I’m working on. I’ll also do a learning section where I post my colour studies, font combinations, and moodboards from projects.
"That’s all fine and dandy, Tokz, I don’t exactly see your dilemma.."
Well, you see, that doesn’t exactly free up much space of what to blog about with Unknown Fruit. I’ve decided that I would feature a new artist every month with a few interview questions and some of their art that might follow a specific theme of that month. But that’s one blog post a month. There’s no way anyone would come back every month for just one post. A few ideas I’ve come up with so far?
- Music I like/What matches the brand (I’ve already got this feature on two out of three blogs. Plus, doesn’t everyone do that?)
- People who changed the world by being different? (An every monday inspiration segment about being yourself, of course.)
That’s about it. I keep waiting for it to come to me and I’m drawing a huge blank. Perhaps a written blog isn’t the way to go? What about a visual blog of just pictures? Does that even fit the message I’m trying to get across? How exactly do I convey that message anyway?
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Today I met the most wonderful person! His name is Dante Enzo Reid and I’m in love. #21weeks #21w #happy #happiness #baby #pregnancy #love #family #omg #excited #beautiful #itsaboy #mybaby #mylove #ot_duckie
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
By: Pharrell Williams
What does it mean to be African American?
A friend of mine that I’ve known since about Middle School, asked me to check out this vlog he made for a group he started called The African American Collective. After a few history classes, he realized something.
"We as an African American Community have lost our identity — through all the things we’ve gone through over the years.."
To be Black in America to me, means too many things to just pinpoint. What do I mean by that? America is made of almost every race across this entire earth. With that being said, we all come in different shades and tones. We don’t ask “What does it mean to be White in America?” and apply only one set of rules to an entire tone in which several races (English, Russian, German, etc.) inhabit. This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t have a sense of identity. To me, especially in this country, I feel we should look past race in its entirety and simply ask, who are you as an individual? The more we realize the common strands we all share, we’ll be able to look past this racial issue. By placing a label on ourselves with questions like these, we divide our community even more. When we show the common similarities, we’ll be able to change minds. Yes, we have hair curlier and a bit thicker than those of other tones and shades. But by educating each other on our similarities, we’ll all be able to appreciate the individual traits that makes everyone different.
At the same time, though, ignorance is an all around human trait. Sometimes, the amount of education you give can never compensate for an ignorant mind. In that particular case, to be black in America means to be strong. To hold your head up and push for a better cause through the bullshit. Even with our past and everything we have gone through (and some of us continue to go through) we have to be strong and push forward for a better world. Make sure our voices are heard, clearly and intelligently when things are morally wrong instead of just racially wrong. The more we continue to be strong through the terrible circumstances that tend to happen, we may just help someone else change their mind.#Response #The African American Collective #Vlog
Monday, 3 February 2014
Well.. There’s time I’ll never get back!
Click on the picture to find out how much time you’ve wasted. Or just click here.
Freshly primed canvases. What will they become? #Tokzik #Art #Paint #Painting #Prime #HurryUpAndDry #Happiness #itsatokz
Instead of chunking all of the photos together in one post, I decided to let Week 2’s snacks shine on it’s own. A couple of days before your snacks are sent out, you’re able to see what they’re sending to you on your account over at their website. I was thoroughly excited for this box as it had something that I wanted to try from the moment I logged onto their website.
In this box I received:
- Japanese Nori Crackers - Japanese Rice Crackers with Nori Seaweed
- Seedsational - Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds with Soy Sauce
- Honeycomb Crunch - Milk Chocolate Honeycomb, Almonds and Raisins
- Salsa Fresca - Salsa and Lime Salsa Fresca with Cheesy Sombreros
Spot On - Cheesy Sombreros
I was especially looking forward to the Salsa Fresca. It had healthy cheese crisps, which in itself was appealing. I’d eat anything that has either cheese or bacon in the description. On top of all that, it came with it’s own little salsa. The salsa tasted better than some bottled salsas! I wish I’d had more. They should sell it independently, ‘cause I’d buy it!
Slight Disappointment - Japanese Nori Crackers
I was really excited for these since I can eat Nori all day without a problem. I’ve always been the type to like those soy sauce roasted nori snacks they have in asian stores. I guess that’s what I was looking for here, but it’s a miss for me. It had a slight spice kick that I feel ruined my expectations for the snack.
Surprisingly Good - Honeycomb Crunch
At first, I thought this had real chunks of honey comb from actual bees (silly, I know..). What I did find out, though, was that honeycomb in the UK is this treat that’s made of honey and has a crunchy toffee consistency. This tastes great with or without the raisins included.
Could Do Without - Seedsational
I loved this at first, but then my preggo lady taste buds said otherwise after a while of eating it. I could eat sunflower seeds for a million years, and they taste great combined with the pumpkin seeds, but I could never eat the pumpkin seeds by themselves and I found myself picking most of them out.
Sadly, I had to push the date for my next box to arrive a week later than normal, but Ces’t La Vie! It happens. I’ll be excitedly waiting to see what new snacks are on the way.
Remember! It only costs $6 every two weeks (or 4 if you so choose.)! When you use my friend code TONIF8V7B, not only do you get a custom invite into this little subscription club, you get your 1st and 5th box free (and also give me a dollar off my next box. Win/win!) You can cancel any time, too, so don’t hesitate to let yourself have some of this deliciousness!#Food #Subscription #Graze #Delicious #Healthy #Snacks #Nutrition