🌴IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY🎂 – CELEBRATING WITH A SALE :)

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Now, your girl is not in the habit of broadcasting this happy event. I’m a little shy like that 🙂 However, he he he… it is my birthday today 🎂. I’m taking the day to celebrate a wonderful year of being me, and welcoming  another 12 more months where I get to enjoy being My Self  🙂 🕺

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I’ve decided to have an impromptu birthday sale to celebrate + share LOVE OF YOU …WITH YOU 🙂

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So Lets really shake up this Birthday Blow Out Sale on Giclèe Wall Art Prints. It’s time to party hard. 💃

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🌴TUT BIRTHDAY BLOW OUT SALE

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August 2017 marks My baby’s 6th birthday. I’m a very proud mom….sooooo proud   🌴The Urban Tiger  has stood the test of time. As a West Indian I’ll use any excuse to get the Mount Gay Rum out and have myself  a knees up 🙂

To celebrate I’m throwing a Birthday Blow out Sale on Giclèe Wall Art Prints.

GET £20 OFF your order . The sale begins:  Saturday 26th – Midnight Monday 28th August 2017.

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🌴OUR ONLINE SHOP HAS RE-OPENED FOR YOUR BUSINESS!! :)

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Hiya Tigers!!

For almost a year I left you Tigers without an online shop from where to snap up wall art prints.

I know…sad times. 😦

Now, get ready to dry up those tears.

I’ve good news.

I’m happy to announce,  🌴The Urban Tiger – Etsy Shop  has re-opened for business!

Hope reading that made you smile 🙂

#REAL TALK

It took your girl daaaaays to list items in the shop. Days and days arhhhhhg!  😦

 

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#TUTMISSION100 DAY 15 CARIBBEAN BLUE- WATER COLOUR, INDIAN INK, GOLD INK SPLASHES

The main reason being,  once I began rolling out daily posts of the 100 mini illustrations / paintings  from #TUTMission100 on INSTAGRAM   Peeps started following along, leaving positive comments and ♥.

Which I really appreciated. So I decided to include more pieces from this series to the collection in the shop.

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Some how forgetting how tedious this job was in 2016 when I  sat listing products to the old web shop ,  I once again failed to anticipate, that including product  listings, would mean more time consuming work….for me!

As Seen On INSTAGRAM – ‘PROUD SWAN’ used as a background art for  our London Fashion Week Post here!

DAY 22 ‘PROUD SWAN’ – A3 GICLÈE PRINT

 

However, once I told myself to relaaaax  and to break down listings into small chunks each day, I found a flow and it got easier, 🙂 After 2 weeks of editing, listing and writing  descriptions I was done and very happy. There are now 21 wall art prints in total available .

Featured in our Catwalk Colour Inspiration series – ‘CARRYING SUGAR CANE- For Home Accessories #4 Pale Dogwood Pink here!

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The shop is looking pretty kool Tigers!!

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🌴SORRY THIS DIDN’T HAPPEN TIGERS – I’M SO BUMMED OUT! :(

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Sorry guys if you turned up Seven Sisters for 🌴The Urban Tiger Pop Up Shop yesterday and didn’t see us. We got RAINED OUT!!! We are sooo bummed 😦 it wasn’t possible to go ahead with it. The rain started falling as we left to make our way to the venue.

It was not letting up. Not wanting stock or displays to be ruined by the rain,  my sister O-Jay , and I had no choice but to turn back home, put the whole experience down to fate and take this really sad photo of ourselves.

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🌴TUT JULY POP UP SHOP – COUNTING DOWN THE HOURS

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Three days to go y’all!! 🌴

The Urban Tiger Pop Up Shop 

🌴Friday 28th  July 2017

3 pm – 7.00 pm

Situated outside: Jinny’s Beauty Shop 255 259 High RD,

South Tottenham N15 5BT

(Opposite Seven Sisters Underground Station + Costa)

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PREPPING FOR 🌴TUT JULY POP UP SHOP ( WITH EASE)

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With less than two weeks to go until 🌴TUT Pop Up Shop sets up in Tottenham N.15 , I’ve  began preparing myself to tackle all the different parts that need to be organised (when running an offline shop) , in order for me to feel relaxed on the day +  for the evening to run smoothly. Yeap, I put my feeling at ease before everything else.  Experience has taught me, this way round  is a far better practice for doing events. In the past I’ve spent far to much time on all shop related tasks. Only after I had completed all the jobs, would I sit down, usually some time in the early hours of the same days event, only then would I turn my attention to myself…..because I’m only the bloody Shop Seller! Not that important right?

No TUT is my baby, I must stand aside until she is taken care of.

Fast forward , many days latter. Early hours of the morning- Day of the event.

My Internal dialogue;

”Ok Shan…you did it, accomplished every detail, just before deadline cometh. You are awesome girl. Ok.. clock says, ooh really its 2.30 am? Wow… event is in er ( X amount  of hours) ,  I am overtired…. worked right through dinner….but made that dead line. Yasss! Ok belly I hear you, bed is looking good too though? Ooh let me stay up for another 10 mins coz now that I’m done with TUT stuff I probably should give some thinking time to what I may need to get through the event.  Well….food seems important.  Should I prepare a pack lunch, buy something? Hmmm  don’t think I  actually put aside any financial  provisions for food for me? Will I need to take a break during the day….if so when…who will take over? You know what, every-thing kool, I made deadline, the rest will take care of it’s self.”

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Like I said, I’ve turned this around. Full 360.  My needs first. TUT is only as strong as I. Don’t praise me for this kinda enlightened mindset Tiger!  Coz this lesson has taken me a looooooong time to understand, appreciate, and respect. Funny, because putting health before business is what I aggressively advocate to all my business buddies.

They say doctors make the worst patients 🙂

Now, I reverse engineer this shit. Note book in hand, I think about my chief initiative- me achieving  having a relatively stress free day, me staying hydrated and maintaining ‘ happiness’ right up until the close of business. Working backwards to that goal I begin my list of preparation tasks with…

How long realistically,  am I physically able to run a TUT  shop for the day,  before it becomes to tiring mentally, or before my back pain makes things to difficult for me to concentrate?

#REALTALK  That’s why the Pop Up Shops run no longer than 4 hours long. Long enough before my belly starts to rumble, before my light snacks run out out, and my body gets weary.

Being kind to myself, 1st,  takes sooooo much work….but when I see the outcome of my efforts, it motivates me to keep up me training boo 🙂

With a few Pop Up Shops behind me now…

…nerves + anxiety  don’t seem to wanna be friends with me anymore.

My major tasks so far have been, getting myself motivated to retrieve +unpack  the  Tesco bag with all  the inventory I brought to the previous Pop Up in June. After the June Shop, I arrived home shattered and placed  the bag of items so far away from me in the corner of the studio out of sheer mental and physical  exhaustion. Needed to decompress big time from that event as I worked my buns of to get ready for that day.

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So my list of priorities will include: tackling the accessories and earrings, first, making sure none were damaged in transit. Clean up any which became dirty whilst being on display outside on that windy bastard of a day. :0 . Check inventory levels are sufficient, if not, get stock down from my new storage unit, replenish, note down what needs tags. Print new tags, cut out tags. Maybe take the opportunity to take a few shots for Instagram +  for upcoming  blog posts, as I have new 🌴TUT developments in the pipe line as well as some exciting news to reveal soon…. stay tuned…

Then I’ll take a brain  break  by swapping my attention with jewellery + hair accessories with art print inventory. Concentrating one thing for two long gets kinda boring for me.

Well Tiger, now you’ve read what this Beautifully Busy Bitch 🙂 will be up to for the next few day.

Now it’s your turn….

Tell me, what has been keeping you busy this month? Are you running yourself ragged, failing to be kind to yourself, by not placing your needs above reaching deadline?

Please reply,  because together we might just be able to bring you some overdue ease and much needed peace on this subject. Now wouldn’t that feel nice baby  🙂

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The Urban Tiger Pop Up Shop 

🌴Friday 28th  July 2017

3 pm – 7.00 pm

Situated outside: Jinny’s Beauty Shop 255 259 High RD,

South Tottenham N15 5BT

(Opposite Seven Sisters Underground Station + Costa)

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TUT EVENING POP UP SHOP 🌴 COMING THIS JULY



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If you missed the last one in June, dry up those tears, The Urban Tiger is returning to Tottenham N.15,  for a relaxed 🌴 Friday Evening Pop Up Shop this July.

Yaaah!!

‘My Island ‘ Earrings

🌴A Summer Friday evening treat of shopping!! If you are in the mood for handmade statement accessories, jewellery for everyday wear, cute up-cycled One Of A Kind brooches to spruce up your wardrobe + pretty little things to accessorize your Fro, then this is the POP UP Shop to be at!

For Home decor; popular TUT Afro Hair + Barbados Adventures inspired art prints and Ink Splash Wildlife art.

‘ Leopard Splash’ Mini Wall Art Print
‘My Mona’ Wall Art Print

Perfect For Gifting Mini prints + Ready To Frame wall art , offered at supa dupa special discounted prices!

I  buy mini bags of Haribo as goodies to give to peeps who stop by the Shop. So go  RSVP this event on Facebook, so I know to have an extra bag of sweets ready for your arrival  🙂

The deets are below…

The Urban Tiger Pop Up Shop 

Friday 28th  July 2017

3 pm – 7.00 pm

Situated outside: Jinny’s Beauty Shop 255 259 High RD,

South Tottenham N15 5BT

(Opposite Seven Sisters Underground Station + Costa)

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TUT POP UP SHOP…HOW THE DAY WENT FOR ME

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Hey there Tigers!!

I hope I’m finding you in good spirits???

So…its been a couple of Saturday’s since The Urban Tiger had it’s own POP UP Shop.

I wanted to share with you Tigers how the day  affected me personally…. as business woman….striving  to be more active with getting my company out of the studio and physically  in front of as  many eyes as possible. Also, as someone who is focused on shaping  a lifestyle of freedom + ease for herself.

Although I was initially excited about the actual day and still really proud of myself and that I achieved it … the events which unfold during Shop , brought about many difficulties for me. From reading the blog, you know I’m all about being real  shouting my highs and lows, sharing the bits of truth that business  and life makes me face from time to time.

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The Story…

The weather,  I can’t convey to you  how much it tried to fuck with me. Honestly…I was totally overwhelmed. The Pop Up Shop was not weather proof, so  whatever the day had to bring I knew I would to somehow have to deal with it….which made me a little anxious to say the least.

For the whole day I fought against the winds which threatened to lift everything off the table. I couldn’t believe how windy it was. Like something out of the Wizard of Oz, you remember  that scene when Dorothy gets swept up in the whirlwind?

No joke Tigers.

BBC weather had promised it be a warm day in Tottenham….which it was….  but the wind thou???

SHIT!

It was sooooo bad. At one point I thought  all this wind  must be a sign telling me to pack up and go home…which I almost did, because I could feel myself getting misty eyed.  Organising  TUT’s own event was a huge deal for me.  Sending out newsletters, formulating a plan, getting all the bits in place…weeks of planning, printing,cutting snipping… staying up late…all that action to be bumped at the first hurdle by Mother Nature.   Friday…the day before ….the sun shone, it was hot hot hot, calm and beautiful.

So WTf??

My nerves were grated! I couldn’t quite layout the table display the way I desired. I wanted to have the Yarn Rings, and hair clips sitting together. However, these were to light for such gale force winds I ended up attaching them to a picture frame with tiny clothes peg.

 

My promo cards which I carefully printed onto crisp white card, the night before and planned to place amongst the items for passers by to pick up and chat with me about had to be taped  down to the table. I also stepped on one to avoid it running away down the street. My soles left large dirty grey foot print on it, which annoyed be thought out the day.

May I also tell you the art prints were carried clear off the table and scattered on the floor, which made me blush a little.

Oh not to mention of  the fucking  debris flew into my eyes! I swear…I took a tree home in my right eye.

Hours later, there was a moment, when the weather broke and began easing up on me. I was thankful, but  by that time I was so exhausted, and low. I remembered the Haribo in my bag I had bought as extra goodies to give to  customer.  To lift my spirits I began chowing down on a bag. That was the moment when an unexpected and to be frank unwanted visitor arrived  at the Pop Up Shop.

#REALTALK Tigers, she brought with her eye opening + shocking news.

I wasn’t prepared for what I was hearing. It rocked me to my core…almost bringing me to tears. Gotta leave you on a cliff hanger there on that conversation as it’s to personal for me to share. Needless to say…

FUCK!

Yeah….all kinds of  that shit happened during The Urban Tiger Pop Up Shop.  Man…what a day.

But….I kept on smiling…like a boss…because your girl is a pro, who understands and  respects the power of maintaining one’s  alignment.

And I’ll be back out there…to do it, all over again, with another fat smile on my chops!

In your lowest moments, Peeps , it can feel like the world is punishing you, pushing and shoving you into a corner, when all you are trying to do is become your best self.

In those moments, Push Back with a smile….eventually you will come to remember, nothing happens to you, but because of your desire, to become that best version of yourself.

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EXCITING NEWS….TUT POP UP SHOP + RELAUNCHING ACCESSORIES JEWELLERY

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Tigers!!!

Guess what?

This Bank Holiday weekend, The Urban Tiger is having its very own one day Pop Up Shop in Tottenham North London

Yaaah!!!

Art prints will be available at special discounted prices for the day!

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The Pop Up Shop will be showcasing  the  re- launch of handmade + up-cycled  jewellery + accessories  collections,  ‘Island Collective’ + ‘ Miscellaneous’ .  The collections include Limited Edition; earrings,  hair accessories,  head bands , broaches, rings  + head warmers. The items are made from fabric remnants I had left from previous projects and unravelled  left over yarn donated to me by Mom from her creations.

I saw  my #FreedomGoals  in a Crochet Hook…

At the time of creating these two collections,  I was very interested in how imaginative I could be with a limited amount of fabric/ yarn at my disposal. I remember, back then  I was soooo frustrated with life. Nothing seemed to be going my way.  I was itching to just  create and produce. I saw  an opportunity be spontaneous + playful   through learning how to crochet and exploring my love for up-cycling.

‘BUMBLE B’  Flower Earrings

Mom is a boss at crocheting .  For years I’d  had been watching her make magic by twisting and knotting yarn in a series of patterns around  what I thought resembled a miniature sized knitting needle.

She agreed to teach me the art, which I know secretly made her very happy to be passing on another or her passions one of her children. I was determined to understand it. Day and night for I practiced, and after for 14 days of drop stitches, yarn burns and tantrums, I finally had that shit down! After that, there was no stopping me Tiger. The Stitch Bitch in me had awoken.

‘NEON’ Butterfly Earrings

Making somthin’ new from somthin’ old is in my DNA…

I’m not sure if it’s a West Indian thing…but being Barbadian means, having trouble throwing anything away. I grew up watching mainly my Mom, turn finished ice cream tubs into Tupperware, mayonnaise jars into  home pickling jars. Finished food containers, hardly ever reached the bin.

‘MY ISLAND’ Earrings

There would be a process of scanning ,  and deep analysis for its durability as another means of saving money + utilizing what we had.  Lol. The same went for clothes…Mom, had a knack for turning old skirts into hand bags.

‘BATHSHEBA’ Earrings

 

She would use the elastic from trouser waist bands for  drawstrings for back packs,  fashion the lining from a coat into the lining for handmade purses.

They say ‘monkey see monkey do’.

Well, I am definitely her monkey    🙂

 

If you can come down to the Pop Up Shop , it would be great to see you Tigers!

The Urban Tiger Pop Up Shop 

Saturday 27th  May 2017

1pm -5pm

Situated outside: Jinny’s Beauty Shop 255 259 High RD,

South Tottenham N15 5BT

(Opposite Seven Sisters Underground Station + Costa)

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