Work In Progress (WIP)

Check out the ‘ART – WIP’ highlight on my Instagram profile. There you will be able to find snippets of things I’m working on. The highlight is constantly updated but the video in this post is what’s featured to date. #crystalimanworks #wip  

Portrait Sessions

  I wanted to capture these concepts for a while. Many thanks to the lovely ladies that agreed to work with me on this project. I’m looking forward to creating more in this direction with photography/video.            


I’ve been incorporating cowrie shells and gold cuffs into my hairstyles lately. In my opinion, not only are the shells beautiful but they play a fascinating role in our history. Did you know that cowrie shells are considered to represent womanhood and fertility because of their vulva shape? They are also viewed as symbols ofContinue reading “Details”


A while ago I read a great quote, by Leonardo Da Vinci, that says, “…people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” There are numerous times that I’ve held myself back due to procrastination. It’s nobody’s fault but my own for not following throughContinue reading “Procrastination.”

Early Terrible Twos?

Ugh. It was bound to happen. Right?! She hasn’t always acted so defiant. Her falling and rolling on the floor in tears is the last thing I want to deal with. I think it’s time to show her who’s boss, because it’s definitely not her in her little 2T pants. I’m guessing that she’s hitContinue reading “Early Terrible Twos?”

DIY: How to Make Cupcake Toppers

For my baby girl’s 1st birthday, she had a Sesame Street themed party. And of course, I had to keep it creative and make custom cupcake toppers with her favorite character Elmo! They were super easy and fun to make. Cute, right?! Here are instructions on how to make your very own… What you willContinue reading “DIY: How to Make Cupcake Toppers”

My Breastfeeding Experience: The Transition from Nipple to Bottle, What Happened and Didn’t Happen

Before giving birth to my 8-pound, 1-ounce baby girl, I was overly concerned about whether or not I was going to be able to breastfeed. Nursing turned out not to be a problem at all, it came to me with ease. But weening her from my breasts to the bottle, when it was time toContinue reading “My Breastfeeding Experience: The Transition from Nipple to Bottle, What Happened and Didn’t Happen”