Fabiola Jean-Louis is Rewriting History

“The series speaks to the shocking treatment of Blacks throughout history and the trauma inflicted on their bodies as juxtaposed with the abstract idea of black freedom,”

“Simultaneously, it engages with a vision of the future—one of hope, resilience, and justice.”

“I have an obsession with exposing what lies beneath the surface. It is my constant examination of the spirit, and no doubt – my intense curiosity with the cycle of life and death. Everyday, I think of peeling away layers, and imagine what I will find. I know that what I am looking for is not tangible, and with all my years of studying science, not even it can help me describe this thing. When I do finally get to a place of imaginative clarity, the visions are so intricate, and intertwined, that I find them too complex to communicate through my work. I am not YET skilled enough to show you all that I see. I work to break that barrier each, and everyday.”

I cannot fawn over Fabiola’s rewriting of history enough. I know you agree. Please check out more of Fabiola’s work here.

Le Game: Apps I love Right Now

Slowly

Want to have penpals but not into the whole stationary, stamps, post office thing? You can also have penpals directly from your phone! Slowly takes 1 day to deliver your letter to someone from around the world. You can do a match yourself or the app can give you a random match based on your preferences. I’ve already gotten around 20 penpals and the slowness of the sending of your letter and the slowness of the response arrival makes you really consider your letter more than you would a text or email. After writing you can also swap a photo (only if both penpals agree). I adore it.

Florence

I love these graphic novel styled games. This one is about a girl falling in love and the soundtrack and puzzles are sweet! I have quite a few of these styles of games and this one is very well done.

Adorable Home

The purpose of this game is to collect love. Your partner goes to work and you will collect love from your cat/s as well as from the weather, from your garden, and by making bento boxes for your partner’s work day. It’s so cute and almost an exact interpretation of my life, haha.

Qeepsake

This is a baby book app. It has journalling prompts with questions each day and you can attach a photo. Personally you can use this to journal about anyone (or any pet). I have a journal going for my daughters Beatrice and Colette. I love that I can look back on my answers to questions I wouldn’t have even considered writing about on my own. You can also pay to print a book of each person you kept a journal about. The entries are usually just little blurbs but they are special memory bites for your future reminiscent appetite.

Le Game: My Nintendo releases Animal Crossing 2020 Calendar, Download it Here

Guess what? Nintendo just released an Animal Crossing Calendar on their My Nintendo loyalty program!

The super cute digital download is an Animal Crossing 2020 calendar to print. You can sign into My Nintendo to redeem your points and celebrate the birthdays of your favorite characters from your Animal Crossing town.

Unfortunately, this download is locked by My Nintendo and only available for redeem and download if you have a Nintendo account registered in the United States.

But don’t worry if it’s not available for you, we got it for you.

My Nintendo Animal Crossing 2020 Calendar (128 downloads)

You may wonder if the calendar could hint about which villagers we might find in our Animal Crossing: New Horizons towns. This calendar, however, is Animal Crossing themed and not specific to New Horizons, so who knows!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches worldwide in less than three months from now on March 20th! Preorder the game here (digital or the hard copy).

Miseducated presents Tokyolux Spring 2020

With Audrey Kitching as the brand frontrunner, I designed all of the designs you used to buy from the brands/stores Tokyolux, Coco de Coeur, and Lazy Bones Vintage.

It was rumored that she stole ideas — she would give me sketches occasionally and I would create them or I would send her my ideas. The cats and roses, for example, were created by me. I designed and created those. These designs were all completely original and well-loved.

Tokyolux was featured in fashion magazines around the world, donned by celebrities, and sold in stores on Melrose in Los Angeles. It was all so fast. Then, as fast as it started, our doors were closed.

I never got the full story from any party but I was told orders were not being sent out and the brand image was damaged.

I will say that Audrey has continued to be kind to me so I will not speak on recent articles about her dealings with others. This isn’t about that! She has always been kind and giving to me, both in person and online.

I went on to do Audrey Kitching Los Angeles, and after that, Crystal Cactus (which I have not been involved in the “design of” since the very beginning).

I have so many designs that I was unable to create, use, or complete. I am at a time in my life where I would like to make these available to the public and those who loved Tokyolux.

These are both new and original designs never before released on new shirts, clothing, and accessories. I am now opening a division of Miseducated’s shop called Tokyolux. These are one of a kind designs. made in house, solely by me. Some of our clothing will feature Pop Cult icons from our pin collection. Others will be the same and original design you loved and adored from Tokyolux and Coco de Coeur.

Preorders for the first design are here. Stay tuned.

I Came Here From Tiktok

I joined Tiktok as @miseducated pretty recently and I’ve decided I really like it.

It’s BETTER that YouTube, to me, because it is geared more for artists with a low attention span or vloggers who just want to say a few little things.

Every type of person is using it from all over the world. Even celebrities and businesses are joining now, from a marketing standpoint. If you’re up for it, try it and say hello (@miseducated)! I joined as a joke and shortly (a few weeks) got 30k+ likes and 2k+ followers.

How Can You Get 1000+ Followers on TikTok in a week?

If you show what special thing, quality, lifestyle, culture, art, hobby, etc that makes you unique then I think it’s likely to get a little attention. I showed my realism artist, husband David H Cunningham‘s, portrait work of me in one video and my lapel pins in another.

Anyway, I’ve tried YouTube so many times, you know, and I’m just not as into it as others are. Everyone seems to watch someone on YouTube or be on YouTube in addition to whatever else they do. I CAN’T! I have tried and it’s just not possible for me to formulate videos like that. Maybe some day. Maybe if I ever get a longer attention span.

It’s Me, @Miseducated

Anyway, that’s where people have been finding me from lately and because they are not old school internet users, or fans of Miseducated, they have no idea if this is me. This is me, I design graphics and I make cute stuff like lapel pins.

So have you like, joined yet?

Indy’s First Annual Macaron Day

You can imagine my excitement when macaron cookies finally starting picking up steam. Now they can be found in bakeries around Indianapolis (and most cities around the USA, at that!) so there’s no need to travel to Paris or order macarons online. Hurrah!

Also, because the macaron is such a fun cookie to experiment with, you can find such an array of flavors, colors and styles! I saw everything from tie-dye, to unicorn-shaped, to sparkly golden macarons in every flavor you can imagine — even tequila! (Rene’s Bakery)

I’m not only going to show you our adventure on this day, but I’m also going to tell you the top bakeries to get macarons in Indianapolis! Please enjoy~

Macaron Ratings:

In order from 5 star ratings.

Rene’s Bakery: Pineapple – Not only was this a new flavor for me but it tasted tart and amazing. The texture was sport on — the shape was a little unique (it was very rounded) but I will be going back here for more. They also had the most unique flavors: grape, tequila, pineapple, mango, etc. Yum!

Luxury Cakes: Orange Blossom – I loved the flavor AND the creme. It was more of a whipped cream ganache and I enjoyed every single bite. It was stuffed with creme!

Macaron Bar: Earl Grey – I love earl grey and so tea-flavored macarons are always a favorite. Great texture, chewy and delicious.

Coat Check Coffee: Fruity Pebbles – I’m sure I am biased but the flavor was amazing, the macaron was the cutest of all and it was a perfect texture.

Cake Bake: Pink Marshmallow – The prettiest macaron. Glittery, perfect shape. Tastes like a traditional macaron. If you really love macarons you must get the Marie Antoinette, it is my absolute, world-wide, favorite macaron.

Circle City Sweets: Raspberry Rose Champagne – Very tasty with both fruit filling and ganache. Great, traditional macaron.

The Gallery Pastry Shop: Matcha – I love matcha as a flavor and the macaron was a very strong matcha. I hate when I cannot even taste it! It was another traditional, lovely macaron.

HoiTea ToiTea: Confetti – For one, they call them macaroons which is a totally different cookie. The macaron wasn’t exceptional in flavor but it was very cute because it was dipped in sprinkles.

Bites: coffee, dessert, bar.: Blueberry Waffle – I enjoyed that the macaron was filled with fruit jam AND ganache but it was bland. I was hoping with the flavor I would be able to taste it but not so much. A little too crisp.

What is Macaron Day?

Macaron Day is a chance for macaron lovers to taste delectable French macarons from various bakeries while also supporting local charities in participating cities: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Toledo. By mentioning Macaron Day at any of the participating bakeries and you’ll receive a complimentary macaron while supplies last.
Official Macaron Day Website

Reminds me of a cute, colorful town in the Wild West!
Luxury cakes: cute, pink, kitsch.
Cake Bake: one of my all-time favorite restaurants and bakeries.
Cake Bake’s new Pink Marshmallow Dream cake.
Macaron Day passport!
The Gallery Pastry Shop’s decadent, perfect desserts.

Participating Indy Bakeries:

Circle City Sweets | 222 E Market Street, 46204

Macaron Bar | 425 Massachusetts Avenue, 46204 

Coat Check Coffee | 401 E Michigan Street, 46204

HoiTea ToiTea – Broad Ripple | 6283 N College Avenue, 46220

The Gallery Pastry Shop | 1101 E 54th St G, 46220

The Cake Bake Shop | 6515 Carrollton Avenue, 46220

Rene’s Bakery | 6524 N. Cornell Avenue, 46220

HoiTea ToiTea – Keystone Mall | 8702 Keystone Crossing, 46240

Luxury Cakes | 254 Veteran’s Way, 46032

Bites: coffee, dessert, bar | 640 S Main St #100, 46077

Cake pops at Bites — love the sprinkles!

Macaron Fan?

Love macarons as much as I do? I also took along my macaron kitty pins and necklaces to give to some of my favorite stops as a thank you. This pin was made in collaboration with ALTLiAE who is an all star leatherworker and macaron baker in Indianapolis. She wanted a mascot macaron pin so I created this little kitty for her! You can get your own pin or necklace for a limited time in the Miseducated Shop.

Want to collaborate on your own mascot pin to promote your business? Let me know!

Mew for Valentine’s Day: Spoil Yourself in the Bath

With bathing traditions on nearly every continent that can be traced back to the Romans, it’s no wonder that there are so many delicious bath products today. I really fall for packaging and design but more importantly, these bath goodies are all made with natural materials by smaller businesses. Skip the department store bath fizzies and try some of these super cute soaps and sprinkles this Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you can still spoil yourself. After all, isn’t the relationship with yourself the most important one?

Sugar Milk Co.

SKINNYDIP London

New York’s Bathhouse

Antoinette’s Bathhouse

Soak + Unwind

Mood Board: All the Monday Feels

Who said Mondays have to be a draining, uninspired pity party? Let’s have a Monday inspiration party.

Mood Board post category acquired.

Last night we welcomed the new week by having a card game gathering at our home and I was sure to get an array of tasty snacks: dark chocolate, wasabi soy almonds, popcorn and candies~ sparkling strawberry, pineapple water to top it off.

Dreaming of a photoshoot like I used to do. I don’t know why we leave behind parts of ourselves that we truly love! What’s a part of one of your old selves that you’d like to bring back?

xox


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