How My Blog Became Suddenly Savage

So, I’ve been asked, what is Suddenly Savage? What is the meaning behind it? How did you decide on that name for your blog?

Naming my blog

Well…the truth is, I’m a Savage. Let me clarify, my last name is Savage. So that explains where the Savage portion of Suddenly Savage comes from. So why Suddenly? After 18 years of motherhood, I realized that suddenly, I’ll have one daughter leaving for college in the fall. Then suddenly it hit me, in another five years, I will be sending my youngest daughter off to college. One day I’ll wake up and suddenly I will be alone, an empty-nester, the only Savage here. I guess Suddenly One Savage would have worked but I instantly gravitated to Suddenly Savage.

So there you have it! That is how Suddenly Savage was born. I would love to hear how you came up with you blog’s name and the story behind it. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post!

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It’s Going Down in the DNC  

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) came to my hometown of Philadelphia and for some, it’s not all about political platforms. Elom Bowman, founder and owner of Ecentrik Artistry and Elom Bowman Art & Photography, had a different platform in mind; customized, one-of-a-kind sneakers.

Growing up, I remember Elom drawing comic strips and super heroes (which he still does) all of the time. He turned his passion and creativity into what is now known as Ecentrik Artistry, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. So proud that I had to write about his latest sneaker collection.

During the DNC kickoff week, Elom’s Run DNC Philly Collection of sneakers swept the city of Philadelphia and the internet. He linked up with the Philadelphia- based advertising agency, Tierney and menswear shop, Lapstone & Hammer, also based in Philadelphia, to put together a collection of 12 one-of-a-kind sneakers created in honor of the Democratic National Convention coming to the “City of Brotherly Love”.

Many of these custom kicks have already sold out, but if you live in Philly, you may be able to snatch you a pair at Lapstone & Hammer. If the creativity and artistic quality of these sneakers doesn’t convince you to purchase a pair, maybe the fact that all proceeds benefit the national organization, Back on My Feet. Members of this organization run to fight homelessness.

Growing up, I remember Elom drawing comic strips and super heroes (which he still does) all of the time. He turned his passion and creativity into what is now known as Ecentrik Artistry, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. So proud that I had to write about his latest sneaker collection.

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Hello world!

Welcome to Suddenly Savage, a blog where I will share my life experiences and tips. I am new to this so please be patient with me. Being a single mother, craft enthusiast, educator, and just life in general, has taught me many things. I am still learning!  I hope to share and journal these events so that other enthusiasts can be inspired or motivated. Thank you visiting and stay tuned for some exciting posts, product reviews, and discussions. Christina  

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