Moving on…

Hey guys! I’m moving on from wordpress. Follow my blog MyVisualStimulations on blogspot. I will still be featuring artists, photographers, architecture (and the like) that catch my attention but will also be incorporating facets of my daily life into the blog. I’m trying to be more OPEN with my readers. Plus I just find it a whole lot easier to write and add pictures on blogspot. See you there!

Again, please follow my new blog here.

Ocean City, NJ Travel Diary

I’ve promised to make this blog a little bit more personal, so here’s my start! Since traveling has been a huge part of my life from a very young age, I’ve decided to add “travel diary” to the list of blog categories. Sooo, without further adoooo…I recently embarked on a much needed mini-sabbatical to Ocean City, NJ (I found a great deal on Living Social). Have you ever felt like you just needed to…get away? I’ve been working tirelessly over the past year and needed some alone time with not only myself but with Lord as well (my #1 relationship). I caught up on some  biblical reading, praising, worshipping and sat back to appreciate the Master’s scenic artisty. I’m slightly embarrassed (that it took me so long) but elated to finally finished the Gospel of John and….wow! All I can say is Einstein (who was a Jew, by the way) said it best in an interview for The Saturday Evening Post in 1929: “No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.”

I think every human being on the planet owes it to themselves to read the Gospel of John, whether  you’re a believer or not. Anywho, here are a few pics I snapped on the nikon.

A bean burrito meal I enjoyed from a vegan friendly restaurant on the boardwalked called Bashful Banana.

Mmmmmm sorbeto!!!! I think the flavor was “very berry,” and it was dairy free!

Absolutely the most average tasting fries I’ve ever had. What they really should be marketing is that lemonade which was spectacular!

More pics of the bed and breakfast I stayed at to be posted soon-ish (y’all know how I do).

Have a blessed one!

xoxox

For the Renaissance Movement






A little bit of what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been helping my boyfriend out by making posters for his blog to promote a few of his quotes that really stand out to me. We  framed a couple of them and they look amazing! Available for purchase by request right now, just let me know what size and email me at vanessa.rachelle@gmail.com.

All quotes by Keenan D. Wilson of www.TheRenaissanceMovement.com. All photography and editing by moi

AfroPunk Streetstyle

So I totally overcame my fear of approaching random people and asking to take their picture this weekend *pats self on back*. I was actually suprised at how enthusiastically people reacted to having their picture taken and giving me details on what they were wearing! I will definitely be doing more of this, especially with fashion week coming up!

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Girl with the Black Panther Tattoo

Spotted this lovely lady at an outdoor festival I went to yesterday. I was trying to take the pics “incognito-style” but she spotted me (check the last pic). She was actually modeling the body jewelry for one of the vendors (and I cannot for the life of me find the business card she gave me!). I hope she sees this post so I can update it with the information! Come on universe!

Photography by: Vanessa