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March 2018

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

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


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