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Dreams Fulfilled. Ask & you shall receive.

Photo by the dude in in the park we asked to take our picture so Will can be in it! Thank you!
From L to R: Carol, Nyaae, JL, Sisa, Moana, Espe, Sally y Imani. Center: Will

Like for reals, today was AWESOME! Actually this whole week was awesome. Actually this whole month was AWESOME!

I woke up at 4:30 am today for my 1st Photo Shoot of my brand new T-Shirt/fashion clothing company re:spect. Everything just fell into place, perfectly. Yes, there were minor breaks downs here and there but it never broke the flow. I learned so much today about doing fashion photo shoots, huge amounts, I can’t wait for the next one! However, what was so great about today was that I was 100 percent present to that the Universe loves me, the Universe loves us. One of the locations we had our Photo Shoot was under the bridge near Fair way and we saw that someone spray painted on one of the columns, “poem” in pink. Everyone kept on saying, “Did you write that? Did they know we were coming?” Yes, they did. Yes, they did. The Universe loves us. Another beautiful thing that happened today out of so many, was that no one lost anything or got anything stolen. We were in 5 different locations outside today. Everyone went home with what they brought with them. The Universe loves us.

I asked for a clear blue sky. Check. Got it.
I asked for amazing, beautiful, talented and fierce people. Check. Got it.
I asked for a Fabulous day of fun and joy. Check. Got it.
I asked for Love to give and to receive. Check. Got it. Love surrounds me constantly.

Thank you everyone for making my dream a reality. I can’t wait to see the final photos y video! Coming soon…Muchas gracias William Orellana, Sisa Bueno, Insytephotography Tweet Iveephotography, Esperanza Martell, Erika Nyaae, Jana Lynne Umipig, Carol Serrano, Sally Hyppolite, Dominque and thank you so mucho Gab*StarGabriella Callender for all your support y love! I know you performed AMAZING tonight!! I’m so sorry I missed it Sister! Dreams Fulfilled.

1st Photo Shoot for re:spect
Photographer1: William Orellana
Filmmaker/Documenter: Sisa Bueno
Photographer 2: Imani, Insyte Photography
Accessories Artsit: Sally Hypollite DIVINE DESIGNS for the (god’is) in you
Photography Assistant & Production: Carol Serrano
Models: Espe, JL, Nyaee, Dominique, Imani and Carol
Creator: vaimoana litia makakaufaki nniumeitolu aka Moana Love
Saturday May 12, 2012
My Harlem Baby USA–from Broadway to Riverside
NYC, NY

thank you. thank you. thank you.
I am very grateful to you and GREAT Full.
‘ofa lahi atu.

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Social JUSTICE Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Dear World,
One step at a time….one step at a time…

For the past 2 months I have been in the preparation process of making a dream of mine a reality. re:spect, my T-Shirt/clothing lines has been in my conceptual and idea world for the past 8 years and this Saturday marks the 1st ever Photo Shoot with models rocking my T-shirts with professional photographers, a professional film maker, assistants and 15 models, ahhhhh yeahhhh, wowie. These photographs, trailer and short doc (7 – 10 min) will showcase re:spect to its fullest vision. I’m very excited that everything has come together.  Pretty soon, the world will to see how much pleasure I get in seeing people wearing something I put my full love, re:spect, and passion in. It is my art. This is the 1st time I have taken on this large endeavor for re:spect.
I sent my whole beautiful team the intention of this Saturday and I would like to share it with you:

The INTENTION of this Sat’s PHOTO SHOOT (and what re:spect) is all ABOUT:
–BE INSPIRING and BE INSPIRED!
–FULLY EXPRESS & SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY, SEXINESS & BEAUTY!!!
–HAVE FUN & CONNECT (w/COMMUNITY)!

For the whole time this Saturday, I ask you to be inside the intention. All of you are super beautiful, unique, talented, sexy, creative and have so much to offer the world. I invite you to share your best and greatest selves with each other, on camera and off camera and hopefully you can all stay connected and maybe, build with each other in the future. What you ALL are supporting is not just making this dream a reality but you are supporting communities:
A percentage of all my T-Shirts is going directly back into the community. I have a list of Artists and Organizations that a percentage is going to. So far, the 2 Artists and 1 organization are:
1-Melissa Montero Padilla for her full-length feature documentary film on amazing Puerto Rican Activist, Isable Rosado (Melissa is one of our models!)
2-Alicia Anabel Santos for her memoir written for her daughter, “Finding Your Force: A Journey to LOVE.”
3-Oct. 22nd Coalition. This is one of my family’s. Mahina Movement and I have been working with them for the past 9 years! I love this organization. http://www.october22.org/

I made up the word and identify myself as a “Social Justice Entrepreneur.” I believe that not only can we support and buy within our community but WE ARE THE ONES to actually bring support and money back in the community.

I feel soooo goooooooooooood. I feel so joyful. I am super empowered in fulfilling on my dreams.
Thank you for the 7th person to follow my blog! Thank you for the 10th LIKE of one of my posts.
I know this is just one step to the 1,000th person to follow my blog. I know this is the just one step to the 1 million LIKEs of one of posts. Got start somewhere right? I’m ready and loving this journey and I ain’t stopping. Moving along….one step at a time….

thank you for reading.
thank you for your listening.

one. step. at. a. time

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You are invited to my 1st SILK SCREENING WORKSHOP in NYC!


Since I started silk screening like nobody’s business, I have gotten countless requests to teach a Silk Screening workshop, well, here it is folkz, moana love style…

 I will be leading a SILK SCREENING WORKSHOP 101 (Basics, get the fundamentals) on Mon. April 30, 2012; 7 pm – 9:30 pm in New York City!!

Registration Fee: $255.00 (5 scholarships available!)
Deadline to Register: Mon. April 23, 2012; midnight

–Maximum capacity: 40 PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Why 40 participants? We are building a community. I believe that everything you need and want is within y/our community. Everyone will have the opportunity to not only gain the skills of Silk Screening but they will also be able to meet and build with people…and who knows, maybe even create a team or even collective of “silk screen educators/ artists/ activists”…the possibilities are endless.

–Refreshments will be served. (There just has to be some food, punto. period.)

Your registration also includes:
***workbook and curriculum
***resource & materials guide
***follow up coaching sessions

***WORKBOOK & CURRICULUM:
I honor art making and its history AND I know any art form can be used as a tool for social justice and empowerment, we aint making Art just for Art Sake’s Silly. We are more than just a pretty face, right. I created this workbook and curriculum just for you and your students to know where silk screening comes from, how it’s been used over time, who has done it and how it has and can make a huge impact on the world. Also, I strongly believe in “Paying it Forward” and that is one of the reasons I am an Educator and Teacher–I want to teach you what I got, so you can teach another what you got. I strongly encourage Teachers and Educators to register for this workshop, so they may teach their students. You do not have to be a Teacher and/or Educator in a School System or Institution, you can be a person that can teach this to folks (young and old, tall and short, get it?) in your neighborhood, community center, church, mosque or synagogue; and the list goes on and on. I have created a workbook for you (and your students) and curriculum, that you can use to “Pay it Forward.”

***RESOURCE & MATERIALS GUIDE:
When I started to learn how to do Silk Screening on my own, I did not see any one Resource and/or Materials guide online or elsewhere. I had to ask many people for advice; I went to many places for materials and figured out where to get the best; I practically figured out and learned on my own. With my experience and practice, I compiled a list of resources, stores and found materials (meaning free!) you can use to make your journey easier! (The list of stores and organizations are only in NYC.)

***FOLLOW UP COACHING:
Silk Screening (like many things you are just learning) takes practice and experience. Ok, so you finished my workshop, you got all the knowledge, NOW its up to you to take that knowledge into power and do it. This can be a little daunting when you are ON YOUR OWN and wanting to do it the right way. Don’t worry, you won’t be on your own just yet…you can call me. Included in your fee, are 3 follow up coaching calls with me. You can use this anytime while you are “practicing.” Maybe your image did not burn through, what is the problem? Call me and we can figure out together what you can fix. These follow up coaching calls are AWESOME. I want to make sure that you can do silk screening on your own!

BIO
Moana Love, also known as Mo Money, M-Boogie, and Moana, is a multi-gifted artist, Teacher & Educator, and Activist.
In the past 3 months she has be doing workshops for City University of New York, reaching over 1,500 high school students! She loves learning, teaching, reading and sharing her knowledge and perspective of art, art making, social justice, empowerment and love. She is currently working on , “BELL. LOVE. ROOTS. 8 MURALES” collaborating with South Region Middle School 2B Arts and Media Academy of Bell, California (Bell is a city in Los Angeles County, California) in painting 8 grand scale Murals representing the community and their legacy. She is committed in making a difference every where she goes and being in the presence of every human being on the planet. She can’t wait to meet you!

Born Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu, Moana is a Poet, Painter, and Actor. She was born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga; raised in Hawa’ii and Utah; and now lives, creates and loves in NYC. She is the founder of Mahina Movement, the phenomenal all woman trio who have performed on over 400 stages including having performed with Angela Davis, Amiri and Amina Baraka, Tony Kushner, Noam Chomsky, Sonia Sanchez, Deepak Chopra, Kool Herc, Suheir Hammad, Sarah Jones, Dead Prez and countless others. Moana is the author of a poetry, performance text, and visual art chapbook, tonga provo harlem. Moana has traveled and shared her poetry & painting all over the US and in Fiji, Tonga, Ireland, Italy, and South Africa. She has been seen acting at the Metropolitan Opera and sharing her one woman show, Tongue-in Paint, which had it’s world premiere at soloNOVA’s 5th Annual Arts Festival at Performance Space 122 in NYC. Her other production, A Prayer for Tonga, premiered at Harvard University. She graduated from New York University in painting and performance, earned the Ellen Stoekel Fellowship/fulll scholarship in painting & drawing from Yale University and attended Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Acting.

———–TO REGISTER:
–please register online, and go to my moana love bodega: www.moanalovebodega.bigcartel.com
You are going to click on the 1st product option titled, ONE Registration for SILK SCREENING WORKSHOP; April 30, 2012. Once you have registered, you will get an email from me that will include the location and your ticket to attend the workshop.
–I understand if you can not pay by credit card, please email me:  indigoartista@yahoo.com and I can send you some other options.
–any other questions, problems or comments: please email me directly: indigoartista@yahoo.com

Be a (Social) Butterfly and fly over here:
www.facebook.com/moanalovecommunity
www.twitter.com/moanalove
http://about.me/moanalove

***If you want me to come to your Classroom, Organization or Home and do a workshop, please contact me directly: indigoartista@yahoo.com

SEE YOU SOON!
arte, paz, amor y felicidades,
‘ofa atu,
moana

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re:spect is in da howwwSEE!

I thought I told you that we don’t stop, we don’t stop, uh huh huh huh…I’m very excited to announce NOW you can PURCHASE ONLINE my latest CREATIONS!!!

My latest T-shirts are available on my MOANA LOVE BODEGA, check ’em here:
http://moanalovebodega.bigcartel.com/products

ART.
ABUNDANCE.
SUSTAINABILITY.
LOVE.

SHARE THE LOVE...'ofa atu! Wear your LOVE/ALOHA/'OFA on your heart!

I am planning my work, working my plan in getting my first LOOK BOOK, so I am booking Models and Photographers as I write this…I am so excited, so happy, so yayyyyyyyy (that’s a feeling I would like to express!)

Brookly got ALOHA, no doubt

Ayiti we rep you! All day, all week!

Ayite Love para siempre!

Ayiti: alwayz in our prayers, always in our heartz

Palestine, WE LOVE YOU!

PALESTINE, WE GOT YOU! 'OFA ATU!

I’m working on my dream of dream T-Shirts and I will be making these Nueva T-Shirts this weekend, which includes this:

Harlem Baby USA

All these FABRICS, COLORS y DESIGNS/PATTERNS for ME = INSPIRATION…coming soon, Nueva TShirts/Clothing from re:spect!!!….stay tuned!

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trying to keep up…

my dearest beautiful mi gente, so much more to share. i want to share more today but will not.
I am in the midst of: printing T-Shirts and sending out personalized notes and orders, writing feedback for the completion of my upcoming website, doing laundry, updating moanalove bodega for new orders to come through, resting and taking care of myself (i felt the sniffles and a cold coming on today–no, stand back <insert my vitamin c and air borne> i’m resting too!), prepping for tomorrow, and eating some rice and beans, that’s what I am craving right now and staying grounded in my dreams fulfilled.
and its already 10:08 pm.
i wanted to post today. so this is what i got. this is for you.
check the visuals. i love you. te amo. te amoana. i love myself. ‘ofa atuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

a many, many days in the dark room/red room! i learned so much about the emulsion process!!! i learned so much from my mistakes...never give up

Car Wash anyone? Yes, that's where I wash all my screens!

My latest T-Shirt design titled, "Eye Am the Eye of the Storm"

"Frida Kahlo Mixes Paint" in GOLD ink on a BLACK t-shirt--Fieeerceeee!

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