latoyasmile (Street Articles Author)
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LATOYA SMILE … an intuitive artist, photographer, poet and prolific writer whose talent for the visual arts was realized at an early age. Born in the parish of Kingston, Jamaica, I was inspired by the concept of being able to capture a thought, then giving it life with words, or paints on canvas.

My first poem was written at the age of 10, entitled ANGER, shortly followed by THE WORLD. Later, I started sketching and creating collages and so on. With the help and encouragement of family members and close friends, I tried my hands at painting. After a few days, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed doing this Art-form.

Inspiration is derived from just about any and everything around; from news broadcasts, to personal experiences, other person’s experiences, and also my own creative imagination and innate abilities. I am passionate about my Christian principles which is manifested throughout various works. This has facilitated in the development of my own unique skills and techniques.

Ivan - The Terrible
Chapter 1 “Ivan is coming!!! Ivan is coming!!!” Everyone was shouting to anyone who would listen, “Ivan is coming!!!” I quickly ran to see what all the commotion was about. I wanted to know who this Ivan was. You could see the fear on everyone’s faces. Even the animals looked…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Creative Writing   Jun 17, 2014  
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Urgency (tick Tock)
Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock! It’s as though I'm running out of time. Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock! There’s something weighing on my mind. Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock! Here’s a secret no one will tell... Tick! Tock! Tick! Tock! There are so many that are on that express train to hell. I…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Poetry   Jun 11, 2014  
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Art As A Career
Here is the low-down when contemplating Art as a career. ART IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! Now before you object to what I just stated ... hear me out first. More than any other profession, persons pursuing Art as a career, generally enter in from a romanticized viewpoint. They usually are…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment   Jun 11, 2014  
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Creative Recycling
Global Warming happens to be one of the hot button topics on the agenda of our global leaders. Sadly though, the ability to emphasize our responsibility to the environment, whilst making it a practical task to the average human, often times elludes them It is believed that many more people…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Jun 10, 2014  
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