If we are ALL made in God's image, I have unlimited, wonderful, and peculiar creations just waiting to have life breathed into them.
When I face hardships in life that leave me hurt and frustrated I move. Recently I find myself searching the face of God through my art. I am pushing myself to try new things and learn how to use what stands out in my environment as a conscious check-in to what I am feeling on the… Continue reading Movement Monday!
He said, “Your different and special in every way imaginable. I want you Christina, I want ALL of you not just bit and pieces like you give everyone else.” My stomach DROPPED...I sat in silence. In the past I struggled with allowing people to love me. He won't be faithful. I'm not good enough. Can I be enough for just ONE person? He spent all this time trying… Continue reading He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not Part 2
I have been desiring to join a dance community since I moved to Florida. I wanted to be a part of a company that stood for advocacy and social justice through the arts. That's when my friend Marah connected me to Dancing Waters and I was offered to join the company! Dancing Waters, is an… Continue reading Dancing Waters
Where do you move? This past Monday I was unable to post a video of my movement, but still wanted to talk about how I did move. I did a photo-shoot yesterday in Miami Beach for my upcoming book and for my business. After I took a couple of head-shots, I asked the photographer if… Continue reading The Movement
Today in our society, there is a stigma associated with expressing one’s thoughts and opinions, especially if you are a part of the Black & Latino community. I was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine that explained to me the Kaepernick situation that took place. A simple bodily gesture done during a… Continue reading We Were Created to Express Ourselves
Packing my suitcases was the most extremely stressful part of this experience. Time was escaping me and I grew frantic trying to think of everything I had to do. My blue suitcase contained my valuables: Passport, Social Security Card, My mother’s gold necklace, pictures of me as a child and of my family, and my… Continue reading Hurricane Irma: Dancing with the Storm continued…
Hola! My name is Christina and I am an Art & Dance/Movement Therapist from Chicago, but relocated to South Florida. I am super excited and honored to be a featured writer on Everything’s Magnificent blog page! My full name is Christina E. Fontenelle and I attained a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from the… Continue reading Introduction to Lumi.Essence
Today was a great day. I spent the day interviewing many people from Ferguson investigating how housing policies created the sociopolitical environment there. One of the many great conversations came from the work Urban Artist Alliance (UrbArts) does in the St. Louis. Founded in 2001 by MK Stallings, UrbArts creates platforms for creatives and community… Continue reading The Good News: UrbArts
A few months ago, I started to analyze what I need in my life to be happy. Stripping down myself to the most basics elements, I looked to what was essential for me to wake up every morning with a smile on my face. It started with sleep and decent meals. Working out came shortly… Continue reading Vulnerability in Art: Kinks in the Armor that Draw a Crowd