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Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen 3.6.2010

February 26th, 2010 | Category: Community,Events,Hip Hop Culture,Younity

Mommas Hip Hop

Saturday March 6th, 2010

TOOFLY / YOUNITY ARTS booth & slide show presentation at:
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen

Saturday March 6th. 2-5PM
Hostos Center for Arts and Culture.
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.) Bronx.
FREE! and open to all ages.

www.mhhk.org

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YounityArts
THE DREAM TEAM IS BACK!

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amazing!

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Slides looking DOPE!

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Great backdrop images for the B-Girlz…

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TOOFLY GRAFFITI WORKSHOP

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Back from a fantastic 3 day graffiti urban arts workshop in Brooklyn with the Young Women’s Leadership School. The girls did an amazing job this week. They got a rare opportunity to learn the art and design of doing letters, and characters. There’s nothing more fun than learning about line, shape, and color when your rocking out your name in bubble or straight letter style. Many kids in our community live around graffiti and street art. This was a great opportunity to teach them something from their own block they can relate to! With a few markers, brushes, and paint the kids not only pieced their names they also collaborated on a large canvas mural that will be installed in their school. The message of choice to represent their winter camp: “ENERGY UP!” A conscious daily choice to get their health in check, and help fight teenage obesity 1 day at a time. Shout out to Big City Walls for teaming me up with Young Womens Leadership, and the Energyup.org program this year;) THANK YOU!!! Till next time…

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Pilot marker outlines all by themselves! I was proud:)

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Great job ladies! Keeping it fun, clean, and graphic…

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These ladies were a bit shy, but cute!

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Fun, Fabulous, and Fierce! Perfect team for the name tagz canvas…

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the fruit and veggie character crew:)

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The pink apple lady with gold earrings lol! It’s all in the attitude…

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How dope would it be if I had my very own classroom! The art and design projects I can do with these kids would be awesome…

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Thinking hard on design elements so they can make me proud!

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Good Job!

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Little pineapple character with Mohawk hair almost complete…

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Last step TAG UP!

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TOOFLY & HIGH VOLTAGE rock’n for 2010!

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Thank you for the THANK YOU CARDS!!!:)

Energy Up! is the health and wellness program started by lifestyle guru Kathie Dolgin, aka High Voltage, to get America’s girls moving, healthy and energized. Or, as she puts it: “Fit, Fabulous and Fierce!”

EUVA’s (Energy Up Voltage Approved) mission is to fight teenage obesity and prevent type 2 diabetes and other diseases associated with poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. EUVA focuses on the belief that wholesome lifestyle habits acquired as a teenager provide a lifetime of benefits in the form of weight control, reduced health risks, and greater self-esteem. EUVA’s Energy Up! Program educates and motivates teenagers to make healthier food and lifestyle choices by forging a strong emotional connection in a manner that is fun, exciting and energetic to promote positive physical, mental, emotional and social development.

EUVA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that runs its unique Energy Up! program in schools in socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Want to see more workshop photos?

TOOFLY WORKSHOPS

YOUNG WOMENS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL – Graffiti Workshop 2009

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MISS CHOCOLATE

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In the studio working on the final piece for Lil Jon’s Ms.Chocolate single featuring grammy winner R.Kelly and Mario. Gotta pay the billz! Shout out to Corey from Blacksmith for the pitch. More after the jump…”YEY-AH!

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GARBAGE WARRIOR

February 10th, 2010 | Category: Community,Day in the Life,Green Living,Video

Just finished watching the Garbage Warrior documentary and I’m so inspired!!! Michael Reynolds is my HERO. This finally makes all these radical ideas, and feelings I’ve had all these years make sense…




The film

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.

Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.

Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

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SADE – SOLDIER OF LOVE

February 06th, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Video

Extremely happy SADE is coming back into our lives!!! Today 2.8.2010 is the release of her album SOLDIER OF LOVE. This is one artist who’s album I am going to purchase with every single cent. Not only has she stayed true to her heart, sound, and style she’s DOPE. Every time I hear her songs is like I’m in drifting into the swirls of the wind and into the deep blue water for a bitter sweet surrender. Here are some of my favorite Sade songs, including some of her new joints…

EVERY WORD

Album: Lovers Rock

Every word you said…

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GRAFFITI NEW YORK

February 06th, 2010 | Category: Art & Design,Graffiti / Street Art,Pressed

Better late than never…

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Shout out to DEAL CIA for hooking it up! Congrats hommie:)

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Sabe & Toofly where it all began…

About the book
Decades after the movement globalized, New York is still the mecca of graffiti culture. Painting there is a badge of honor, with graffiti artists from around the globe making pilgrimages to New York for that purpose. This is the city where it all began, yet few know the back story. Graffiti New York fills that gap, detailing the concepts, aesthetics, ideals, and social structures that have served as a cultural blueprint for graffiti movements across the world. The book features approximately 1,000 images, complemented by texts by the authors and relevant players in the movement, as well as descriptive graphics and sidebars. Ranging from the birth of simple signature tags to today’s vibrant murals, and covering the ups and downs of the movement, the culture’s value system, its social framework, the various forms of graffiti, and significant artists and crews, Graffiti New York is a major addition to Abrams’ superb books on graffiti art. Read more

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DIE WITHOUT YOU…

February 01st, 2010 | Category: Day in the Life,Video

‘Cause if you’re gone…inside…
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