Featured Designer: Jacinto S. Salazar Jr.

This one is for all my LEO”S!!!

Titled “Summer Hunting”

Jacinto is a graphic designer from the Philippines with a colorful vision that comes to life before your very eyes.

You can hunt some other fresh meat here:

http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/t-shirt/men/summer-hunting-2/45344/

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Featured Artist: Jasmine Thompson

At only 13 years old this little girl will take your breath away…

I can’t wait to see what’s to come from this talented singer/songwriter, Jasmine Thompson, from London.

On October 1st of 2014 she released her new song #SunGoesDown with Robin Schulz. you can get it on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/rs-sungoesdown

Follow this angel ❤

Website: http://www.jasminethompsonmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TantrumJas

Tweet & Insta @tantrumjas

Featured Designer: Expo

WHO?

Expo AKA Jorge Lopez from Mexico for the win with this beaut.

WHAT?

Until The End Of The World – A love story that trespassed time and space.

WHERE?

Unfortunately this shirt will not be on sale until the end of the world so get on it…

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http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/t-shirt/men/until-the-end-of-the-world/18901/ 

Featured Artist: Zella Day

Another angelic voice to grace your tympanum is the very beautiful Zella Day! Aye

Brand new to the pop scene! A mini Lana Del Ray… watch out she’s about to bump you out of the way! Aye

In all seriousness she is on my bucket list of artist’s to see LIVE! Catch her on Spotify blowing up like the science fair project you did in middle school with the Altoid + Coke… #justdoit

Enjoy ❤

http://zelladay.com

Tweet & Insta @Zelladay

Featured Artist: Matoma

I found a Norwegian cupcake with sprinkles on top and his tunes are sweeeeeet!!! ❤

Matoma, AKA Tom Stræte Lagergren, a 23-year-old artist and producer creates tropical house mixed with that new new.

Ingredients:

  • Hip-Hop
  • Indie
  • Nu-Disco
  • Chill House
  • Electronic

… and he’s easy on the eyes ladies.  😉

Don’t miss out on FREE DOWNLOADS from Soundcloud NOW!

https://soundcloud.com/matoma-official

Check him out

Website: http://www.matomamusic.comv

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artistmatoma

Tweet @MatomaMusic 

Insta @TomStraete  

Featured Designer: Fourscore

 “Cosmic Inside” 

Indonesian genius, Fourscore, created this beauty.

It’s a rare find and looks great on! ❤

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http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/t-shirt/men/cosmic-inside/49496/

Love is Music

Music is the universal language that brings us all together.

You can be anywhere in the world or just hear a song with a language that varies from yours but if you enjoy the music it doesn’t matter what they’re saying.

Over the summer I joined a mission team to a village in the mountains of Guatemala called Chisec.  The village people only spoke Q’eqchi’.  It didn’t take long for the the team to spread out and start playing with the children with different games like soccer and crafts.  I lingered back a bit because I noticed a beautiful little girl that wouldn’t play with anyone.  She shied away from the team members and sat hugging a wooden pole that was holding up the roof of their home.

I made it a goal to get her to open up and smile before we left so I tactfully sat a couple feet away pretending to watch the soccer game.  My soccer skills aren’t the best anyways.  I noticed her look in my direction but I didn’t acknowledge it for fear of scaring her away.

A song came to me, Jesus Loves Me, in Spanish that I had just learned from the children’s home in Coban.  I started singing the song hoping it would get her attention and it worked!  She inched closer to me with each note until she was right beside me.  She reached up to play with my hair and I just turned and smiled.

This was such a profound moment for me.  It made me realize how important music is.  In that moment I understood how we can get the whole world to open up and come closer to the truth…

Love is Music and Music is Love and together both will tear down any walls ever build that separate mankind.

That is the answer to world peace. We are all in this together.

Cheers to the musicians that bring us all together as a unified body of one.

#DjOneChain

Featured Artist: Dub Fx

I LOVE so much about this artist I don’t even know where to start.

Dub Fx, Benjamin Stanford, is killing the “LIVE LOOPING” game.  What is this you ask? Looping essentially means to dub hence “Dub” Fx. It’s when a musician sits in front of you with a hand full of instruments and they create a sound live then loop it and string along more sound through different methods creating and painting a masterpiece of music before your very eyes.  It’s magic to me.

Dub Fx is in a league of his own and has boosted his rating in my book because a lot of the bass and what sounds like drums in his music comes from his voice by beatboxing.  It’s amazing.  He only uses two instruments consisting of a loop station and a guitar but the majority of his sound is organic vocals.  Other sounds you can expect from him are: Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, and Dubstep.

Icing on top of the cake?

HIS LYRICS ARE INSPIRATIONAL AND PROMOTE WORLD PEACE.

Aussie, musician, peace ambassador… you can’t ask for a better show to see than this.

Hurry up and catch him live on a Friday~

Beyond The Stars Palace, October 24th in Gendale, CA.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dub-fx-live-tickets-12371167495

Tweet @dub_fx

Insta @dubfx11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dubfx

Website: http://dubfx.com

Music: https://soundcloud.com/dub_fx

Peace in the Moonlight

While sitting in the Dasher Memorial Heart Center today the intercom breaks my families conversation with an alarming, “CODE BLUE (pause) FOURTH FLOOR”.  We were waiting for results after my step dad’s open heart surgery…

Code Blue: when a patient is “crashing”

Our hearts skipped a beat and it took a second for us to realize thankfully we were on the THIRD floor.  Whew.

Earlier this morning we had a very nice and very detailed RN come and speak with the family.  He told us a story of his wife who had a similar surgery.  He said she didn’t drink, ran marathons, and even ate healthy (opposite of our patient) and still had to get the same surgery done later in life.  His point was that no matter what we control in our life sometimes the universe has plans for us that we cannot control no matter what precautions we have sewn prior as preparation.

This had me thinking once again about pre destiny and fate.  I mean what do we actually have control over?

Also, sitting in a hospital for a day waiting to see if your family member survives a surgery puts life into perspective real quick.  Just in case you forget.  It makes you think about death and loss and well… what matters most.  Family.  You can’t take your “stuff” to the grave with you so materialistic things are irrelevant.  I empathized and envisioned how it must feel to have a surgery like that.  Knowing that the possibility of not waking up is possible.  Sending your mind through a collage of memories and moments dear to your heart or maybe loss and regret depending upon the person and their life lived.

I’m personally not really good with direct emotional support.  My style is a little more tough.  I suppose it’s because I don’t let others see me cry and I have always preferred to be alone when sick.  I just deal with things better alone and work through it.

As I looked at my mom she had dark circles under her eyes from lack of sleep but still beautiful as always but a little more fragile than I would have liked to see her.  It’s weird – the older I get the more I realize how much we have in common.  We are starting to finish each others sentences. I’m turning into her as the years pass.  Good thing she’s awesome.

In order to relieve some stress I do what I always do and hit the gym for a long run until my mind is calm and my breathing is level.

After my workout I laid in the sauna and listened to one of my favorite classical pieces of all time…

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

I find peace and comfort in this song and all is right in the world again.

My step dad is going to be fine by the way because he is a true OG.  Ya feel me?  With a spirit that will keep you laughing. 🙂

Photocred & Graphic T By: Sebasebi 

http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/art-print/no-fear-swinging-over-the-ocean-cliffs-t-shir/8523/ 

Featured Designer: Cyncor5020

TAKEN

In 1863 one of England’s finest schooners left the port of her royal majesties naval headquarters on a simple scouting mission to survey the Indies for further colonization. The ship and her entire crew were never heard from again. Other ships documented seeing strange glowing lights when returning to port. The forgotten story of her UFO Abduction by a race of sentient Aliens will now be known.  (The Story Behind The Design) 

Cyncor5020, AKA Dre J, is a unique designer from Barbados.  His work encapsulates landscape, animals, and science fiction in a beautiful way.  A unique story behind each design to boot.

Catch his latest designs by visiting the link below. Each print goes fast so catch it while you can!

Website: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/Cyncor5020/

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/cyncorgraphics5/

Twitter: @Cyncor5020

Instagram: @Cyncor5020_Modest_Attire

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