Monday, July 25, 2011
Introducing Shantavia, The Artist/Photographer
Most of you have already met Shantavia. She was the photographer at the mall at Christmas time and she just recently photographed the families at the Daddy/Daughter dance. She was an art major in college and her dream is to one day own an art gallery.
She just recently moved into a larger apartment that has room for an art studio. She still has lots of work to do as far as decorating, and she is anxious to get it done. She knows she will be spending a lot of time in this room. First thing on her to do list is add more lighting. The lighting is poor and makes it difficult for her to paint and photograph her paintings. (It also made it difficult for me to take my pictures).
She is a single mom of 5 year old Jada.
Her best friend, Naisha, is also a single mom of 3 year old, Kimaya.
Naisha has stopped by and they are chit chatting a little about everything, including the Daddy/Daughter dance.
Although she didn't stay the entire time, Shantavia gives as much detail as possible about the dance.
Jada has a stepsister that she is totally in love with.
Meet Jada's dad, Jason, his wife, Lynn, and their baby girl.
Jada loves when it's her time to come visit her dad. She just loves being a "big sister". Initially she wasn't keen on the idea, but once Lynn started letting her help with the baby, Jada started looking forward to her visits.
Special Thanks to Frannie of Thrift Store Dolls for finding and sending me the Lil Ty Sydney doll, that I named Kimaya!
Special Thanks to Ms. Lydia Thompson for my Jada doll! You can check out her Flickr photos here.