GOMBEY

Well hello there!!!

It’s been a while hasn’t it!? Whoops!

So many things have happened in the past 3 weeks. For one, I had to make a HUGE decision. You all know that I’ve been patiently waiting for my work visa to move my life to sunny Barcelona for the past 9 months… well it was just taking so long, and I had the decision to stay or keep waiting. As much as I would’ve loved to finally LIVE in Barcelona, it really took a toll on me to be going back and forth and live out of a suitcase with none of my things for so long. It was definitely a tough decision, and in the end I decided it was best for me in the long run to stay. Alot of factors were involved… but hey, I went with my gut. I took my own advice. I’m happy with my decision and I don’t regret it one bit.

The decision was made, taking a load off my shoulders… and I was lucky enough to take a nice long vacation in Bermuda with my good friend Meli. Needless to say… Bermuda was INCREDIBLE! A little bit of England, and a lot a bit of ISLAND! All mixed together, with some crystal clear blue waters. We rode around the island on a scooter with pink helmets (you know like in old MK&A movies) exploring the beaches, and stopped for a few rum swizzles on the way back! One of the best and hardest parts was… NO INTERNET! As much as I love you guys and the internet… I needed a break from it.

The illustration above is inspired by an awesome show we saw in Bermuda. We watched a performance of the native Bermuda Gombey dance troupes in full costume. Their costumes were PHE NOM ENAL. They were asking for glitter and NEON. Have you missed the glitter?!

Anyway, I’m back in Boston getting a serious internet fix… searching for a new apartment and getting ready to move next weekend. I’ve got lots of exciting projects going on behind the scenes that I cannot wait to share! Stay tuned fashion lovers!

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5 Responses to GOMBEY

  1. Ciara says:

    WAITTT! You were in Bermuda! I was looking through my feed and I saw a gombey. I know that could mainly be associated with one place, Bermuda! I was like what does she know about Bermuda? I am from Bermuda and it is always nice to see that other people can appreciate my tiny little island in the middle of the Atlantic. This is great to see your illustration of the gombey. I am smiling from ear to ear. This really made my day! I hope you come back!

  2. Bec says:

    Yeahh for peace of mind right? A no internet vacation sounds lovely and freeing actually. I could use a little island right now; and this illustration is beautiful.

  3. Nahrain says:

    WELCOME BACK KATIE! =D <3

  4. R says:

    Omg, I immediately recognized this when I saw it!!! I was just in Bermuda…What are the chances!!!?? I came back last week from there and saw those performers too ….how awesome are they????

    Love your work!! :)

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