Friday, January 04, 2013
What I wore: Jacket - Mango (I had to snap a photo of my new jacket because I've been on a hunt for a cargo/anorak ish jacket in black and not military camo green and finally scored one on sale at Mango), Hat and sweatshirt - HM, grey jeans from Joe Fresh, flannel button down shirt from Forever21, accessories from jcrew & Banana Republic, Warby Parker glasses (sinclair), and my bag is from MZ Wallace.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
I signed up for a half marathon in March so training must commence yet again. I'm taking it easy and not really planning on going for a PR unless my I find myself during training leading up to the race around sub-10min miles. Baby steps. So first things first: getting up bright and early in the cold to get the runs in—regardless of time.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
And its a wrap!! thank you everyone for helping me surpass my goal of $8000 to put on my solo show. I raised an astounding $10,686 from 137 outstanding backers. Infinite love to my husband Prince Dockery and dad Karl Kindred and mom Josefa Kindred (in spirit) for their support and dealing with my constant checking of phone & laptop (to refresh pledge page) and worrying and Kickstarter talking 24/7 :) Because of them and all of you who pledged or posted on your fb pages or tweeted about this dream of mine, I'm off to an amazing start. Now it's time to get it in and work.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I was home this past weekend and not only did I get to see my baby, Dallas but I also got to see and reflect on past artwork. It made me remember what it was like younger, wanting to have that big show - so I thought i'd share a little of that with a quickie video for my kickstarter project. I've got 6 days left and i'm almost to goal!!!
anyhow here's some pics of the weekend and the video at the end - it's like a mini-tour through my house.
And the video for my kickstarter project (check out the project at http://kck.st/OPjCh1)
anyhow here's some pics of the weekend and the video at the end - it's like a mini-tour through my house.
|Landing at 12:30am in TPA:|
|Nice! she still remembers us! :)|
|Mall shopping in my MJ tank|
|A Margarona at Lime Cafe in TPA - before the partying!|
|Dallas is clearly not thrilled about having to go to the vet|
|On watch for Hurricane Isaac|
Thursday, August 09, 2012
|Frank Sinatra to Alicia Keys - If I can make it there I'll make it anywhere|
For most kickstart project owners, the toughest part of this entire process seems to be marketing. You tell countless numbers of people about it, tweet it, facebook post it, go to sleep dreaming about how many backers you might wake up to, or stalk your dashboard every hour (ok, ever minute...). It's hard work. And still, the question remains: How do you mobilize your social network to not only visit your page but to follow through and make that pledge. After lots of research, I read about the dreaded plateau you hit (between the initial launch buzz and the last few days till project deadline) It really does happen. I'm in the middle of mine right now. I've gone 3 days with no pledges and the fear and doubt starts to creep in. Will I make goal? Where are my friends?! Why hasn't (insert close friend here) donated yet? I thought (insert family member here) loved me?
I tried to lessen the blow of the plateau effect by releasing weekly eblasts or promos. A fun tactic I'm using currently involves releasing mixtapes. It's right in line with my project mission (painting to soundtracks/mixtapes) so I figured why not use this as a marketing angle? It allows me to generate some traction so that i'm not just saying "donate donate donate" but instead, "hey here's some free music - and by the way, i've got a kickstarter project going on - take a look." For my eblasts - which go out to my personal network of friends, family, and contacts, I promote the mixtapes but I also try to plug the countdown of days left. I know some people are just sitting on the fence deciding whether this is a success or a fail. It's a catch 22 in a way - it would be a success if they all just would back the project but alas, that is not the case. It's a psychological thing I assume - people like to back winners. I will do a marketing recap once the deadline has passed.
On the actual project front, I am trying to keep the mindset that this will be a winner. I've scouted materials and supplies and have already done some ordering. I'll be creating new work regardless of outcome so this is a good time to get started. A lot of my other commitments are pretty low-key so i'm using this time to my advantage. Will be posting some sneak peeks as I go. It's been crazy pushing work in all my creative outlets. From videos to art "installation" (pictured) to dj mixes (last summer I was practically a resident dj at the Smyth Hotel) so this project has thankfully brought me back to my tables to all-around creative work it's will be nice to look back on a productive summer.
Support my kickstarter campaign here: http://kck.st/OPjCh1
It's my favorite month of the summer as NYC shows off all it's beauty during this really great event. Summer streets happens on the first 3 Saturdays of August where park ave is closed off to motor vechicle traffic from 72nd st down to the brooklyn bridge and open only to pedestrians. It's beautiful way to see the city and there are tons of events, giveaways, sights, and activities along the route.
Crunch has been a sponsor from the first and I've participated every year since the beginning - from teaching classes to demo stations to all around happy cheerleader (I'm kangoo'ing it this year). Often we get to do cool PR events, such as the case today, where we filmed a Good Morning America segment with Crunch's Reign Hudson who is the founder of an intensely fun workout called Tabura, a mashup of african dance and kickboxing (it's very fun - believe me! you will sweat buckets!) Anyhow, sam champion was there leading the segment so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a photo of Sam with me and my good friend, Shola.
|With Sam Champion of Good Morning America on ABC|
|Shola and I on saturdays - if you see us bounce past you, stop us to say hi!|
|2 years ago teaching retro-robics|
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Friday, August 03, 2012
The second mixtape release from my kickstarter project - this time featuring my good friend and music artist, Sariah.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
My kickstarter project is now live! For my solo show titled Soundtracks: Freestyle I'll be painting a completely new body of work--at least 30 pieces-- that will explore the visual expression of music and choreographed movement with paint. You can read all about it here and watch the video above. I'll be blogging about the whole experience here on da 8-count. already it's been a whirlwind just with planning, researching, designing, shooting video, rewards, logistics, analytics, the list goes on and on.
Last night i was up mixing the first mixtape off of the collection. I also started pulling albums that have significance to me either musically or via attachment to some period or activity of my life. It's a good thing those old mixtapes and cds will have a new purpose (if they're still around). you can download a mixtape on the kickstarter page - enjoy!
Friday, July 13, 2012
Really excited to take my dance tutorials to the next level.I teamed up with Mike Gordon of PixelatedNoise to quickly shoot and put this together. He's the creative video/production genius behind this and I thank him a thousand times for lending his talents to finally execute a vision of mine. You can find these tutorials not only on www.eunicejkindred.com BUT did you know you can download them for free to your iphone/ipod touch/ipad/laptop? Yezzir ...find it on itunes in the podcast section or by clicking here
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|Swag Face. Crazy Face.|
Monday, June 25, 2012
It's really crazy when you can have all your passions align and in this case I had the very amazing opportunity to DJ an event at my advertising job that featured two legends in the music industry: Niles Rodgers and Billy Mann. They are both writers and musicians who have written for everybody (Niles is of Chic fame - wrote Diana Ross's I'm coming out, Duran Duran, INXS, and Madonna's Like a Virgin album; Billy Mann: Pink, Kelly Rowland, John Legend, Celine Dion) or have been sampled by everybody. They spoke about being creatives and the "currency" of creativity in the business world. It was very inspiring and fun to hear all their anecdotes and backgrounds. It was even better that I got to DJ the event and play and mix their work. A few pics I could snag that day:
|With Niles Rodgers|
Sunday, June 24, 2012
So happy to share this moment with CV - after 8 weeks of training, she completed her first 10K with an amazing time of 1:10:29. I would totally run this race again for the views and for the multiple terrains. It was such a chill "race" with a really cool vibe even despite the oncoming heat we were supposed to have that day (high 90s). After the race, we visited the Graphic Design exhibition sponsored by Cooper Union. Good times and good runs with good friends. Nice!
Love having my dad in town to cheer me on!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
It came down to the wire, but in NCAA-like cinderella fashion, my team came from being the bottom seed in the playoffs to take the title for the league. We had an overtime win with only 5 players (so no subs), and a two clutch baskets in the last minute of the game. It was INSANE lol - I felt like it was the NBA finals albeit would only 5 fans in the stands and no life size trophy. It felt good though and i'm proud of team NeON! This was me in the game before the championships - hitting two free throws to put us up by 5 and essentially locking in the win in the upset against the #1 seeded team. Ice cold!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|That day 6 outfit is peeking out...too chilly!|
Finally a home base for 10 days. I loved our stateroom. We booked on Aqua Class on our celebrity cruise on board the Equinox. I'll get into all the perks of the AQ in a later post but for now, I'm jumping onto day 1 of the cruise and our first stop in Sicily/Taormina. I'm keeping this short and sweet but I do have to note that we decided on the ship's sponsored excursion since it was one less thing to have to plan :) The weather was pretty chilly and overcast but not overly cold. We got onto big tour buses with this woman who had the thickest accent ever guiding us through the sites. All I remember was her pushing these coupons that would get us a free bottled water up at some restaurant in Taormina. After multiple plugs for this free bottled water, P and I ditched the group and headed to explore on our own. the town is small and basically runs on one main street. It was sunday and off-season so a lot of the shops were already closed but highlights of the town were the spectacular views (i can only imagine how breathtaking it would be on a clear sunny day), the amphitheater, and the cannolis. I never really liked cannolis but after trying them here, it was a whole different ball game. They were so good that we turned around after snacking on two and got more and snuck them back on the bus. Delizioso!
|This was probably the only time we woke up at 6am on this entire cruise. Luckily, this was the view from laying in bed with the curtains opened :) The life....|
|Sites from Taormina|
|More views and oh those cannolis|
Day 6 Outfit recap!You can't see it because of my raincoat but I'm wearing a floral printed blouse, teal cardigan, my wide leg navy khakis, and gold ballet flats.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Last week I dusted off my turntables for my first gig of 2012, djing a private party for The Prince Group at one of their exclusive penthouse listings in downtown manhattan. I love throwing or spinning these types of parties since it's a great way to get work and non-work friends together for drinks and in this case, some delicious food from Luke's Lobster (I confess, I ate 3 shrimp rolls - they're just too good!).
I've posted a few of my favorite snapshots but more than 150+ images reside on the Prince Group's blog. And if you are looking for a new home to buy or rent or sell in NYC, I of course have to plug in the best brokerage firm in new york city.
|Clockwise from top: A bit of the eblast invitation I sent for The Prince Group; with Jason Perkal of the Prince Group; Claire Sulmners from Fashion Bomb Daily and I refuse to wear black; and with the Prince himself.|
The space is amazing. The building, 20 Pine, The Collection, is not unlike most residential buildings in the financial district. It was the home of Chase Bank, and after 9/11, was converted to a residential, amenity-driven, luxury condo building. The penthouse itself is on the top floor and served as the former office of David Rockefeller himself. The showstopper of the unit though, is the 1300 sq ft terrace that overlooks everything between the east river, empire state building, hudson river to the statue of liberty and parts of brooklyn. It truly is a breathtaking view. I can only imagine the entertaining that will be going on once the future tenants move in (jealous!).
|From L to R: Ria, myself, Shelley, and Alina|
|Nightime divas from L to R: Myself, Shelley, and Amanda|
|From top to bottom: a moment with Gigi, spectacular night views; with Justine, Nycole, and Shelley (our iphone pic to our missing musketeer who was unfortunately stuck at the office); and below, picture perfect daytime views from the terrace.|