Soothing Souls One Paint Stroke At A Time – Introducing Tamarra Kirkpatrick

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Hey Abstract Lovers, we have a new feature in store for you – Behind The Name

The aim of this feature is to do a sort of profile story on individuals who we think represent the true ideology of lifestyle and its many facets. Our first feature focuses on a young woman who goes by the name of Tamarra Kirkpatrick, known for her sweet soul and her love for art ( she manages to find a way to blend both to make her mark in this world). We got a chance to hear from her and find out a little about her life and passions.

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Do you have any college degrees and what is it in? Yes I do it is A Bachelors of Fine Arts focused in Fine Art and minoring in Art Therapy

Where do you currently work? Currently I am volunteering at a school for children with special needs called Genesis Academy.

What is your job description? I essentially am an art teacher, I assist with anything art-related, props they need for their shows or any school activity or class activities that they need artistic help with. AKA schools art pack-mule (lol).

What are you listening to at this moment? (Can be an album or a specific artiste)  I’ve been listening to the Lorde album, Mac Millers Blue Slide Park album and these remixes by RAC..

Name a song or songs that you think sums up your entire life. Uhmmmm ha that’s difficult but Blue Jeans by Lana Del Ray is my favourite right now, the chorus sums up my love life… sorta not really ha.

Name the one city/country you could see yourself spending the rest of your life? And why? I don’t want to leave this tropical weather but maybe.. Australia, because I dunno it seems interesting, stalking pictures of tumblr and websites of photos taken there they seem to have an interesting night life.. I mean minus all the poisonous animals that would be amazing.

If you could list three principles that you live by what would they be? Why those three? Don’t stress the small things.. or the big ones. Love yourself at all points of your life, believe in yourself like Kanye believes in himself. And have as much fun as you can, when you can, life is too short to spend it in tears. OH! And do what you love, and make money at it.

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Where do you see yourself going career wise? I’d love to be an art teacher, make a name for myself as an artist and hopefully one day opening up a space for contemporary artists work.

If you weren’t in the career field that you are in now, what would be your next pick? Culinary.. most definitely culinary. Baking is something I think I would like to take on as a full time job one day.

Who/ what inspires you? My inspirations never come form one specific places, it could be things I see while I’m out during the day or something I see online, an image that I can’t wait to draw up and use paint to depict how I see it. Music is a big inspiration too, it helps drive you through a piece of art.

What is your ultimate dream that you wish to accomplish? To leave a mark on peoples minds. To have helped them in a positive way and bettered both of us through the interaction. And I just to do something I love till I die.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Miss Tamarra Kirkpatrick.

Look out for even more great profiles!

XO

-Abstract Square

 

Dare To Care – Shaggy & Friends Benefit Concert

Abstract Square would like to take a moment to acknowledge a special event that is to take place in Jamaica. A benefit concert titled Shaggy & Friends,  is spear-headed by Grammy-winning artiste, Shaggy and his team from the Shaggy Foundation to raise funds for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. This concert has been happening for a few years but each year it gets better and better and this year is even better than before.

The concert this year is slated for the 4th of January 2014 on the Lawns of the Jamaican House (Office of the Prime Minster) and will feature a slew of artistes who are all on #TeamShaggy4Kids! Head-liners are none other than host Shaggy, Season 5’s The Voice winner, Tessanne Chin and R&B star NeYo. Other artistes on the line-up include Matthew Schuler, Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Wayne Marshall,  Assassin, Chronixx, Sean Paul and so much more.

What makes this event so special is that all the money raised will go towards the hospital -specifically to renovate the cardiac wing of the hospital – and it is such a GREAT act of kindness. It’ll sure to be a good time but the best part is that the children will benefit the most because it always is about giving back to the kids. As they say One Ticket = One Life!!

Stay tuned for more updates on this wonderful venture!

For more info on the concert, you can check out their pages below:

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Spread the Christmas Love

Christmas is a time for family, friends, love and so much more. We must admit it’s our favourite time of the year because it is filled with so much fun and laughter and people genuinely happy.

Then you must agree with us that the video we have posted below is probably the most adorable and heart-warming video we have seen this Christmas season. Airline company, WestJet decide to surprise some airline passengers with gifts that they had asked for without much thought to actually getting it but boy were they were in for a SURPRISE!

While waiting for their bags to arrive on their carousel … what came instead was … ok ok just watch and see for yourself!

P.S. Make it your mission to make at least ONE person’s day as special as WestJet Santa did … It’ll be worth it .. We promise.

Living Life In Abstract

Hello Abstract Lovers,

As we sit here pondering what to write for our first blog post it dawned on us that an introduction is necessary for moving forward.

Lifestyle to us is ENTIRELY personal. One person’s lifestyle can be DIFFERENT from another person’s definition of lifestyle in more ways than one.  How we dress differs. How we speak differs. What we like to eat differs. What music we listen differs. And the list goes on.

This blog aims to highlight these worldwide differences in lifestyle but in an unusual & ABSTRACT manner (through the various articles and posts).  A person’s lifestyle shapes who they are and it affects how they relate to others and it affects the outcome of that individual’s life.

Self-expression depends entirely on a person’s lifestyle choice and that same lifestyle choice depends on how one chooses to express them self. Through our words and imagery, we hope to share with you the many facets of the human being and the creativity and greatness that lies within each and every one of us!

We hope you enjoy what is to come and feel free to share your thoughts and perspective.

Look out for more to come as we share with you – LIFESTYLE WITH A DIFFERENCE