Greetings!

 

As many of you know, I have been on a hiatus that lasted way longer than I would have liked. As of recently I began to share my art and media with everyone, and officially freelance as a paid artist.

I wanted to thank everyone who has been supportive and great during these times. My most recent challenge was to participate in an art show among other artists with only a few days to prep 4 pieces. This was especially hard because I am still in pain and had to make a decision to use only acrylic which dries faster, I actually ran in with wet pieces.

I wanted to share 2 particular pieces that I created by hand, that are 1 of 1 that sold this week. They were in my “Gory” themed art piece participation stash. The first means a lot to me and I started this one way before this show back in June with personal depth; The Cold Black Heart oil and acrylic on cotton canvas, JC, 2016, hand painted with brushes to depict an anatomical Black Heart pouring out black blood onto ice cubes.

 

The second created specifically for this art show in August would be;  Scream Queen, acrylic on cotton canvas, JC, 2016 hand painted with brush and sponge, this would depict a screaming female mouth standing out upon a dark abyss, blood splattering below at base of picture plane.

 

I am honored that people enjoy my art and plan to continue creating and bringing it to the masses. If anyone has any requests or inquiries feel free to email me! Mividajdm@icloud.com To follow my art please add my Instagram: Mivida_jdm_art as well as my Facebook: “Mivida Jdm”

Ciao for now!

Jackie

MividaJDM LLC

Hip Hop Retreat Week was about bringing people that are aspiring as well as established together for the culture. Many media personalities, artists, producers, dj’s, hosts, industry professionals, and curators came together for the first annual hip hop retreat week in Brooklyn which lasted 5 days but had events before during and after for those who are like minded. I had the pleasure of being a panelist as well as a moderator during HHRW 2016, and i look forward to next year and all to come!

 

This is part one of the podcast panel, where we spoke about going beyond radio/podcasts, and about the latest tastemakers.

 

Subscribe to www.youtube.com/jackiedamodel to see sneak peeks and full videos.

TALIB KWELI at CENTER STAGE ATL

Posted: September 6, 2016 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in ATLANTA, EVENTS, hip hop, HIPHOP, MEDIA, MIVIDAJDM, MUSIC, Uncategorized

I had the pleasure of attending a performance and DJ set by legendary Talib Kweli at Center Stage not long ago, he performed after Cody Chestnutt and the live flautist. Jazz the beatman and Talib kweli put on quite a show despite some technical difficulties. Talib pumped out some of the best music and had the crowd hype, and made sure to perform in between. Here are the sneak peeks from that night. Full videos to be up soon on www.youtube.com/jackiedamodel make sure you subscribe!

 

 

 

 

America “You gon suck it or not”?

Posted: September 6, 2016 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in DRAMA, LIFE, MEDIA, MUSIC, NEW YORK, NEWS, PEOPLE, politics, Uncategorized, weirdnews

In the wake of NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during “The Star Spangled Banner” to protest racial injustice, there is renewed interest in the United States’ national anthem. Now, a hip-hop fan named Dero Anthony has come up with his or her own way of changing the conversation around our country’s official song. Anthony has started a petition to drop the two-century-old Francis Scott Key number and replace it with the Diplomats’ classic “Dipset Anthem.”

“The current National Anthem is BS,” reads Anthony’s plea. And…that’s it. No further explanation is given, nor is it required. 

The petition has 974 signatures as of this writing, out of its stated goal of 10,000,000. <— This via Associated Press and COMPLEX mag 

All this can lead us to wonder is, will America be chanting “You gon suck it or not”? .. If you have heard the Dipset Anthem it is pretty vulgar and comical. Would you want this to be America’s National Anthem? All jokes aside.-Jdm

While I am up on an opposite sleep schedule I want to take the time to say that I enjoyed working with, learning from, and teaching others in this industry since 2003/2005. So many levels to this. I made sure to invest in myself, my skill-set, and my craftsmanship and artistry my whole life. I only respect others who know the grind, and have shed blood sweat and tears for what they believe in. I don’t congratulate lazy or self proclaimed people, never fuel that mess!. I was injured about four years ago and underwent 3 surgeries and countless procedures. Prior to that, I had other health scares and issues that required surgery or medical care. I have always worked through everything, and gone above and beyond for others as well as my own passions. Never asking for anything in return. I believe in the culture of art, music, entertainment, and film. most importantly I believe in myself. I live every day as productively as possible, so when I have an opportunity I TAKE IT. When I was bed bound for a few years and in doctors 24/7 I had to make a decision. Do I let this conquer my life? Do I let depression and anger over situations I cannot control ruin everything I worked so hard for? NO. I chose to focus on better health, and managing my pain and obligations and begin re-creating my path again. Just because I haven’t been VISUALLY SEEN doesn’t mean that I ever stopped living for my dreams and those I love.
 
If you have ever had a time where you thought the world was crushing you, and you felt cornered or wanted to give up but didn’t…I want to hear from you. I want to begin having these conversations. I need to speak to the people who need to be uplifted, or can possibly enlighten and uplift others. I want to help you share your testimonial.
 
This is my testimonial, and this is the bare minimum of everything I went through and am still going through.
 
I love everyone who loves me, and I support you!. If you have a goal, it is best to make plans to achieve it. Don’t ignore what your heart is screaming for! – Jackie also known as Mivida JDM
 
MiVida JDM LLC
Mividajdm@gmail.com

HIP HOP RETREAT WEEK

Posted: August 15, 2016 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in Uncategorized

I had the pleasure of being a participating panelist as well as a moderator during HIP HOP RETREAT WEEK in Brooklyn 2016. We discussed industry topics, tactics, business and social injustice issues. Make sure you check out their website for the coverage of all panels, workshops, and performances! hiphopretreatweek.com

 

I will also be posting up coverage on youtube.com/jackiedamodel

 

 

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

Posted: April 15, 2016 by JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS in Uncategorized

Hi,

 

I haven’t been blogging here in quite some time. I used to blog religiously. Unfortunately several years ago I suffered a traumatic injury and have been off the grid. to this day I am still rehabilitating certain parts from injury. It doesn’t mean you still won’t catch these hands tho! LOL. Anyway, I want to begin bringing back the content when I can.

Stay Tuned.

Also JDM aka JACKIE SPEAKS is now known as MIVIDA JDM , transitions baby!

Tumblr can be found searching jackiedamodel@gmail.com another blog site, however linked to social posts as well. As opposed to being solely written blogs, that one contains short spurts, images, etc.

Instagram is still: MiVida_JDM , IG came into play way after this site and someone took the name “jackiedamodel” on IG, that is not my act, my instagram account is MIVIDA_JDM Twitter is still Jackiedamodel , back up twitter is MividaJDM

Feel free to write me, and whatever content you’re searching for I gotcha!

Throughout my journey in life I will always remain true to the culture, and my love for it and all of you.

xoxo

Jackie