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Who Says Art Mama’s Can’t Move?

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d., M.S.Ed.

SAMM COOPER:  Who is the real Crystal Jaudon and how does this impact your artistic expression?

CRYSTAL JAUDON: I’m a product of my eclectic and accepting environment. My parents taught us to be ourselves and to be authentic. To be honest and avoid mimicry or hypocrisy. That’s how I approach my art…without pretense. I enjoy creating as much as I appreciate what’s been created.”

SAMM COOPER:  Where have you showcased and featured your bodies of work? 

CRYSTAL JAUDON: My work has been shown locally as part of “The Fall” at Gallery X and in “Art Mama Moves! An Art Movement” at Two&. I actually co-produced that show with Zoe Love (Two&) and Monique Everhart (Gallery X). In Atlanta, I’ve shown at MJQ Concourse and most recently, Vertical Xscape.

SAMM COOPER: What’s your latest Art collection?

CRYSTAL JAUDON: My most recent collection “Art Mama Moves” is a collection woman inspired pieces incorporating canvas, a 3D installation and paper structures.

SAMM COOPER : What should art lovers leave with after completion of  viewing your collection of work?

CRYSTAL JAUDON: They should leave with a feeling for the underground, non-exploitive, internationally inspired, woman centeredness art we’ve collected to share with the local community.

SAMM COOPER: Who is your intended audience?

CRYSTAL JAUDON: This show is for everyone…especially those on the cutting edge.

SAMM COOPER: Why did you decide to share this work with the world now?

CRYSTAL JAUDON: Art Mama Moves came to me as an amorphous idea a few years ago. I had just spent 29314386_10215565085501492_2820312906498674217_nmore money submitting work to an art event , without any guarantee that I’d actually be chosen to show. I began to wonder if there was a way to exhibit my work without spending hundreds of dollars on submission fees. I decided to do a pop up art show at my friend’s tattoo parlor in Georgia while vacationing with my family. It was fun, liberating and I sold art. How Awesome! I decided that with a little elbow grease and a positive outlook, Art Mama Moves could be a cool platform for not just me but a lot of underground, politically driven artists.

CRYSTAL JAUDON: My decision to make the movement woman centered came organically. I’ve met so many cool, women artists in South Florida who would love two show case their work but can’t necessarily spend hundreds of dollars just to submit their work. Through a networking effort of cross country proportions, the first Art Mama Moves show premiered on December 2, 2017. Thank you: Gay Pasley, Frances Salberry, Natalia Jaramillo, Billie!, Amy Grieder-McCall, Vanessa Norman, Stephanie McMillan, Virginia Erdie and Monique Everhart for being the very first Art Mamas! I am very grateful to Zoe Love who has been a tremendous supporter and hostess.

CRYSTAL JAUDON: Because of her, we were able to have our show in Las Olas at her bar, Two&, which is an amazing venue. I also send an immeasurable amount of gratitude to Monique Everhart, whose show “The Fall” was an inspiration to me, introduced me to a wealth of unsung, local women artists located in Ft. Lauderdale and has been the relentless and passionate voice of the art underground.

SAMM COOPER: Tell me about Art Mamma Moves Event?

CRYSTAL JAUDON: Our show: Art Mama 28701439_10215575863050924_5231158623453343844_o.jpgMoves:  Moves and Two& Las Olas are pleased to present a group exhibition of new work by Crystal Jaudon, Monique Everhart, Vanessa Norman, Amanda Reth, Gay Pasley, Frances Salbarrey, Ali Poswal, Marcus Walters and more to be announced. Art Mama Moves will run from April 21, 2018 – May 5, 2018 with an opening on April 21, 2018 from 8pm-3 a.m. .

CRYSTAL JAUDON: The exhibition will also music by Drawing Bored and a Live Painting Meet and Greet with Art Mama Artists. Art Mama Moves is an underground art movement originally based in South Florida. It is the goal of this movement to give woman centered artists a space to exhibit work.

CRYSTAL JAUDON: Art Mama Moves is above all else a safe space for artists to express themselves and celebrate the strength and resilience of women who have inspired society: politically, musically, visually or simply from a heart of pure love. Join us as we celebrate women who have rocked us and society to the core. “Art Mama Moves” will run through May 5th, 2018.

CRYSTAL JAUDON: The artists will be present at the opening night event on Saturday, April 21st from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m., April 22nd.  Two& business hours are Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 2:00 Am., and on Friday –Saturday from 11a.m. – 3a.m. For additional information please contact Crystal Jaudon, 754-422-9648 or via email at


SAMM COOPER: Thank you so much for being a guest on Living Loving Lauderdale. Our Interview is complete but how can people continue to follow you on social media? 

CRYSTAL JAUDON: Thank You for having me.   On Fb and instagram- twitter  find  me under Art Mama Moves! Facebook Crystal Jaudon

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Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d., M.S.Ed.


10 Awesome Reasons Why You Love a Mountain Biker

Written by Samantha L Cooper, M.Ed., M.S. Ed

  1. They are persistent and welcome challenges.
  2. They like to ride hard while looking good!2018-02-18 (7)
  3. Instant party starter: All you need is a bike 1. A few friends with bikes 2. Some awesome MTB trails 3. Some shade 4. Chairs 5. Chips and dip 6. Cooler with well stocked beverages and let the ride happen.
  1. Knowledgeable; they are always sharing knowledge and brainstorming the prospect of the Bike N+1 theory!
  2. They know how to endure. All the Epic Rides, Grinduro’s, 4G’s, Gravelers gravel grinder, Fakawi , GROWLER and the  Fakahatchee Grind rides makes them tough and shows that they can do anything they put their mind to.
  1. They dream in bike specs and often  Reflect on why they RIDE.b48b719e-2a02-489b-b334-73300b1d8e68-64211f4ed7994406b67a700f0d7a8743-bicycle-tattoo-mountain-bike-tattoo
  2. Loyal to bike bibs brand. A good fitting bib is like a forever bond.
  3. Mud and water crossings doesn’t scare them.
  4. They appreciate nature and camp when possible.
  5. They support local bike shops and rep bike gear. Mack Cycle, Alex’s, Jim’s, The bike Spot, Bicycle Generation, Rock And Road  and Big Wheel Cycles.

     Overall, you should appreciate a mountain biker because life is to short not spend it doing what you love with the people you like doing it with. While this post specifically focuses on Mountain Bikers, it can easily be applied to many activities. These are my 10 reasons why you should love a Mountain biker!  Enjoy life and remember that “Life is not for Stagnation!”


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UnVeiling Truths With Author Stephanie D. Burch

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d., M.S.Ed.

SAMM COOPER: Who is Stephanie Burch?28577721_568923110152504_2812177247904861316_n

Stephanie Burch is a 4th generation minister, cut from another cloth. She has 20+ years of experience in Business Administration and Consulting with a passion for economic development and empowering individuals who have become hopeless from life’s tribulations. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who believes that her first ministry is home.

SAMM COOPER: Is this your first publication? 

STEPHANIE BURCH:  Yes, “Unveiling Truths” is my first publication and I’m excited to share it with the world.

SAMM COOPER: What should readers leave with after completion of your book?

STEPHANIE BURCH: They should leave with a renewed mindset that in all things there is light on the other side of it and use their past as a mechanism to be better and not bitter.

SAMM COOPER: Who is your intended audience?

STEPHANIE BURCH: The book is for both male and female who are going through various trials or those who are currently stuck in a place within and have become complacent.

SAMM COOPER: Why did you decide to share this work with the world now?

STEPHANIE BURCH: As a minister and counselor I believe it is important to not only share experiences but revelations and wisdom as it is given by God.  Sometimes it’s hard to see the picture when you are in the frame.


SAMM COOPER: What is the motivation for the need for some of the concepts in the book?

STEPHANIE BURCH: The motivation for the need is for independent growth and progress. It’s about evolving from one level of you to the next. To understand that there is more of you that meets the eye.

SAMM COOPER:  Do you have any upcoming book signing events coming up?

STEPHANIE BURCH: Yes, I will be having my first “Unveiling Truths” Book Signing at The Healing Place, located at 9661 W Sample Road, Coral Springs Florida, 33065 on Saturday March 31st at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.   It will be an evening of empowerment and fellowship.

SAMM COOPER: How much is Your book and where can we purchase it?

STEPHANIE BURCH: Unveiling Truths is only $17.99. You can purchase the book via $Cash APP (UnveilingTruths8– be sure to write your first & last name & email address) or available via PayPal my information is (  simply Click the Link.

SAMM COOPER: Thank you so much for being a guest on Living Loving Lauderdale. Our Interview is complete but how can people continue to follow you on social media?28782781_568915616819920_2721595300925877009_n

STEPHANIE BURCH: Thank you so much for having me. For now people can like and follow me on Facebook:     For more information on booking me to speak at your location Contact PR. Niesha Burch at 561-360-6143 or email us at

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Why A Thought, Can Enhance Weight-loss?

Written by Samantha Cooper, M.Ed, M.S.Ed.

As an educator I recently attended a skill development training seminar and while there the facilitators mentioned that to reach your students one must change one’s stagnant mindset.  I realized that this can be applied to weight-loss and bodybuilding goals as well.

Overall, what I took from this is the way we think can dictate our day and our success rate. I have heard this so many times, but I embraced it during that seminar. It made sense and it has proven to be completely accurate.

After the Thanksgiving feast and disappointment of continuous weight gain one may realize that something must be done, or this weight cannot stay here.


Surgery and or weight loss temporary shots may not be an option.  It’s truly important to know what formula for your own success consist of and what your best options are.

I know that in the past my formula for success is eating chicken and veggies and less rice, less dairy, less unhealthy snacks and more fat burning activities along with weekly tracking of weight and body fat.

Before I start I must get my mind right. The why, the for whom and how long needs to come into a clear understanding for me physically to be on board.  So, get your mind right!

It all starts with how we think. Believing is what makes it work. Manifesting and acting on that belief is what gets the results. It is true that if you believe it, you can achieve it with hard work.

My Journey is a work in progress and the mini results thus far are inspiring.  My weight goes up and down and when it goes up it’s because I have abandoned the formula for success and have stopped physically acting on the belief that it works.

So, I say to you and to my future self. Keep believing and doing what you need to do to be a better you.  Because every effort has a result so make it a good one! Onward!

 Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed., M.S. Ed.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy My Earrings.

Written by Samantha Cooper, M.Ed, M.S.Ed.

I love fun and authentic styled earrings and while avoiding a very important test I should be preparing for I had a thought that I wanted to try. We all know that you won’t truly know if you will succeed unless you actually try to achieve it. I crafted these awesome cycling earrings! They were so much fun to craft.

I’m a cyclist and I always attend bike fest like cyclefest, 4g , E100, Piggy’s Revenge, Fat Tire Fest at Santos and Alifia. Many of these events have really cool bike swag and crafts. I think my crafts would be perfect there as it would be something I would buy if it wasn’t mine. The great thing about creating is that if no one buys my pieces I get to rock it!

Here are 10 reasons why YOU should buy my cycling inspired bottle cap earrings.


1. They are so cute.

2. They go with your favorite pair of your best jeans.

3. You get to express you passion for cycling via your style.

4. They are a perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite cyclista .

5. There is a perfect pair for roadie,MTB, gravel and Fixie riders.

6. Buying a pair is cheaper than some bike services.

7. My earrings are lighter than your bike!

8. You get to put visual bike magic on your face.

9. It’s a perfect price point! Cha ching so get two pairs.

10. It’s my birthday gift that you get to keep! Scorpio!!

Hey, I have to get back to my goals so get a pair. Share a picture of how you rock it with hashtag on instagram #sammcooperart as I would love to know!


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Why I Ride?

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Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed., M.S.Ed.

_fpfbhvpfDt33cibjdAYKH20Mmi1rKwgdFYwIMh-2pI-1536x2048   My friends and family see the pictures of my bike excursions. They see the aftermath of an epic ride that only showcases the smiles and the thumbs up.  I used to think I only ride for the pictures and to catch a good shot of my awesome bike leaning on a nice background to share with the world.  That was the number one thing, I had 900 selfie pictures of my bike and I.  It’s not why I ride. I don’t ride my bike for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snap-chat.

I have been to many places and I can’t share them all and it’s not what I would like to keep up with. I ride for me and It’s all about “me” when I’m on those endurance rides.  I ride because my bike offers self-reflection and inspires my self-motivation. I ride because when it is hard I can I always find something harder to compare it too to get me through a ride.  I ride because slowing down doesn’t make the mosquito’s stop biting me any faster. I ride because there are no short cuts that involve not getting eaten by alligators.  I ride because life is all about the journey and the destination is temporary.  I ride because it is my social and my private time.

I ride because I enjoy the torture, the challenge and the result of hard work. The adrenalin of a drop or the sadness of being dropped and coming back stronger.  I ride because I am addicted to endurance challenges. I ride solo, group, MTB, Gravel and Urban style and I do it with a smile unless there is a hill or bridge to climb.

I ride because I ENJOY it.  Why do you ride?

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Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Hey Art lovers! Thanks for being a part of the Designs by SC Family. In my absence I have been creating and shredding the MTB Trails, riding road rides and gravel endurance races and creating.

My love for life and cycling runs pretty deep. Check out the Miami Bike Scene Hyperlink that will keep you informed with all of the rides in your area. It’s only normal that my new collection is inspired by cycling. I introduce to you my first edition of an official apparel line called the “Spoke Life Collection”.

My designs are embedded with bike abstracts that inspire thought. Spokes are part of a bike tire that provide support for a tire. Some cyclist around the world are always pretty helpful and supportive on rides.

     South Florida’s Cycling community is super supportive. “Spoke Life” in my opinion is having fun with your friends who are supportive when you get a flat or simple say “hey get on your bike”. Spoke life is all about focusing on improving you and enjoying the journey! Be in the know.

     Get yours as soon as possible. I will be posting my first spoke Life abstract t shirt on my Shop at Http:// in few days. I have a limited edition of women’s fitted 30 shirts.S,M,L,XL, (US SIZES) (Awesome cut). Get yours when it drops! Every edition will be slightly different. Here is a sneak peak! Price-$19.99Spoke Life Design by SC 2016.jpg

As always be sure to check out MASS District Artwalk

The MASS District Art-walk occurs alongside the FAT  Village Arts District & Flagler Art-walk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event. o check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

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Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

As an artist in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the connections one makes are a lifeline. In South Florida the grass roots efforts make a difference in ones success. Ed Burnette is part of a board that provides those clear go to points that allows an artist access and awareness to events. As the Executive Director on MASS District Board he along with board members help merge community beautification through art awareness. Not only is he an advocate of the arts but an active participant. On September 26th at 6 pm during Mass District Art-walk he will be hosting his first solo show called “Amor” Click here for event details.  Join me on my one on one Q & A style interview with Ed Burnette. 


SAMM COOPER: Why should people in Broward support the arts now more than ever?

ED BURNETTE Executive Director MASS District

ED BURNETTE: The reason people should support the arts is because the arts are changing not only the the look of neighborhoods but the arts/artist are taking drugs and crime infested neighborhoods and giving them value by pushing out the bad elements.

Take MASS as an example just 2 years ago it was a dope spot. Prostitutes used to hang out on our corners, now their gone! Property values have gone up in our neighborhoods and the overall quality of living is better all due to the arts. So in short supporting the arts supports positive change in our growing city and county.

SAMM COOPER: Why is now the perfect time in Broward to showcase your solo art show called “Amor”?

ED BURNETTE: Now is a perfect time because I have been very active in the arts in soflo over the last year via #MASS Usually I’m promoting Mass other artist and other businesses. But this time I figured I would reintroduce myself to the public as a visual artist especially while I have everyone’s attention. It’s also an emotional time for me because I really didn’t know why I was in South Florida I was wanting to leave but my gut feeling was to stay.

When we created MASS and I found myself in the middle of one of the coolest strongest and positive art movements, I knew why I was supposed to be here. It made sense, I didn’t study art, I didn’t I plan on being an artist or even executive director of an art district. All of my past experience in business and life all culminating for this moment in time.

It just feels right and I’m very grateful that the universe chose me to be one of the driving forces behind Mass, as it is revitalizing our neighborhood its growing and will also be around long after I’m gone and that just puts tears in my eyes!

SAMM COOPER: I noticed you have a nickname of “Burnizee” and you sign your artwork with that name. What is the significance of the name “Burnizee”? 

ED BURNETTE:  The manifestation of a “Burnizee” is a really cool story. I ran a sales company for a long while and I had a team of people selling art reproductions for me. But since my suppliers were not supplying me with the kind of art that I needed for South Florida, I decided to create it. I created bright abstracts and my sales team would alert me every time one was sold with a text. The text would say, “Hey man I just sold all the Burnizee’s to one guy!”.  The name Burnizee Is a take on my last name Burnette, like if I were to call you Coops or Cooperilla! 

SAMM COOPER: What is your number one inspiration when creating your Burnizee’s?

ED BURNETTE: My main inspiration when creating my art is decor. I love walking into buildings and offices or homes that have really awesome art. When I’m creating a piece I’m imagining the environment that it would be in. What space it would look best in and I go from there. Usually, I know what colors I’m going to use but each design is usually an experiment.

SAMM COOPER:  When people check out the “Amor” Art Show what is one thing that should be left on their minds?

ED BURNETTE: I just want people to know that even though its an art show. The art is just a reason for us to come together to share this moment. As humans we all search for love of some sort, but in 2008 I looked in the mirror and realized that everything I was ever looking for was right in front of me. 

So I set out on a quest, a journey to become the best me I could ever be. My journey has allowed me to have many great moments, and I have received lots of love from a lots of people, to many to count. But I have sacrificed a great deal to do so! But if you asked me why, why do you do what you do? Its simple, “Love”! I learned from a few wise men, that in order to be truly successful you must help others be successful.

To help someone do well or push them in the right direction and know that you had something to do with it in some way shape or form, truly makes me happy! I absolutely LOVE that feeling, that’s something that no one can ever take from you!

SAMM COOPER: Thank-you for your time. Thank you for paying it forward in my journey! Where can we find you online?

ED BURNETTE:  You can find me here and thank-you Samm Cooper Burnizee Art Page  Art Attack Gallery   MASS DISTRICT ART WALK 

807 NE 4th Ave A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: 954.866.3890

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Art and About in Ft. Lauderdale(September) #MASSWORLDTOUR

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to go on tour with Mass District during art-walk. Come join MASS District World Tour and meet all the various artist, check out the new artist galleries  and even find that special original craft. There is unity in diversity so be a part of the Broward artist movement and come check out art on a massive scale during M.A.S.S. (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) District Art-walk during this month’s #MASSWORLDTOUR themed event!

Mass District art-walk is a special event, but now more than ever. MASS Districts very own Executive Director Ed Burnette is showcasing his original artwork “burnizees”  at his solo show called “Amor”. If you are lucky you will leave with a “Burnizee”!   Ed Burnette is always showing love to artist and it is time to return that love. Ed Burnette’s show is located at the heart of MASS District: ART ATTACK GALLERY, 807 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Check the “Amor” show event page for more details.  Starts at 6 pm! CLICK HERE for a one on one interview with Ed Burnette.

Here are a few artist to be on the look out for and where their art is located during  #Massdistrict Art-walk:

The MASS District Art-walk occurs alongside the FAT  Village Arts District & Flagler Art-walk events.  Come hungry as food trucks will be parked near each event. Brunos Food Truck

 Click here to check out their event page for details about the event!

For more information check out the Mass District Facebook or

Contact Ed Burnette Executive Director of M.A.S.S. Email: create@massdistrictco

Phone: 954-866-3890

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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