Vlog Diaries: Vickery Creek Falls, Georgia

Visited an amazing site at Vickery Creek Falls in Roswell, Georgia.
The view was absolutely stunning and the hike was definitely a work out haha.
I only wish the footage did the view justice, but nonetheless thought it was worth filming!
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Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015) Netflix Review

(Click here to purchase Nothing But The Best on Amazon)

This one is for any Frank Sinatra lovers out there!
Ashamed to say that I only watched this film recently, but definitely glad I finally did.

The film is about Sinatra’s life journey as a young jewish boy in New Jersey trying to find his way as an aspiring singer in the 30’s during the Great Depression. Though his father was against his dreams of becoming singer, his father later got back on board and became the proudest father when he began singing in his own shows. He was a hard working minority who went from the typical narrative of rags to rich. Determined to become a successful singer, Sinatra sought to be the best performer in order to survive in the 30’s by working hard. Sinatra ultimately shaped professionalism in the 30’s during the Great Depression. Sinatra changed the way people saw Jewish Americans through his diction in song and style.

In the film, they share that Sinatra later used his platform of fame to help the poor jewish community, who identified himself growing up. I also admired that he was a white crooner who was overtly against racism and discrimination in the entertainment industry and stood up for black artists. He worked close with fellow black artist such as Sammy Davis. All in all, was such a great film and showcased Sinatra’s passion as an artist, singer, and human being. All or Nothing. Such a legend. 10/10 recommend.

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New Photos: Gallery

Found this amazing view at the waterfalls here in Roswell, Georgia.
Went on a hike and it was definitely worth the sweat and struggle.
Just posted new photos on my gallery.
Would love for ya’ll to check out my other photography here at my gallery page.

New Jewelry Idea: @ChainofArts Etsy Shop

Hi guys, I apologize for the lack of posting.. I am currently staying with my parents in the East and am trying to spend quality time with my family while I can. Of course, while I can’t help it, I am always thinking of new ideas & content to post on my blog and in the future, my new shop.

Lately, I have been thinking about switching up my jewelry on my shop and would like to start selling gold chain jewelry, mostly necklaces and later earrings. I would say this is for my younger female crowd (while my shop is open to any one) and would like to see your input and feedback on this idea. I am super excited as I find that gold chain jewelry is such a trend at the moment. It would more like very simplistic, minimalistic and elegant. I am thinking herringbone, double chain jewelry charms necklaces. I am totally open to new ideas and would love to hear if this is something ya’ll might be interested in 🙂

Also, I have been creating new content for my music and on my drone so I am also super stoked that share that with ya’ll as well. miss ya’ll!

much love,
xLo

Book Review: “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai


Finally finished the book and promised you a review on “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai! In short, the book is based on a true story about a young Pakistan girl who gets shot by the Taliban for her efforts in achieving higher education for children. The incident was a result of Malala’s resistance against the Taliban’s act of integrating Islamic, views, values and beliefs into the country’s system and publicly condemning anyone choosing to conform to western views instead. As a bright, intelligent, kind-hearted, wise, and talented young individual, I find a lot of Malala’s qualities and characteristics quite admirable. In the book, she speaks about both her fears and dreams that have propelled her to begin and continue on her journey in spite of the perils and danger caused by the Taliban. Her bravery and courage inspires me to remain hopeful and have faith for God’s purpose for my own journey, as I hope it will for those who also pick up the book as well. 10/10 recommend.

Click here to browse “I Am Malala” on Amazon.

TB: #TravelWithMe Norwegian Cruise Line

So the summer weather had me reminiscing and really had me missing my summer trips when COVID was far from sight and, then, nonexistent. I thought I’d throw it back & share with ya’ll my trip to the West Caribbeans 3 years ago, here on Chain of Arts especially since I don’t really do so. I just would like to add a disclaimer that: I do not, by any way shape or form, mean to brag about my trips, but to showcase my pure love and interest for videography. Vlogging, for me, is just more about putting video clips together, but serves as a creative outlet to showcase the diligence and ‘artistry’ you can say, that goes into a single creative project/ work piece.

In spite of contrary belief, Yes. Youtube is a lot of work, but if it’s something you love and feel good at.. then nothing is impossible. Enjoy.

For those interested, be sure to check out and subscribe to my Youtube Channel.
Your support would mean a lot and would go a long way.

much love x Lo

*Equipment used: Canon Rebel T3

Chain Of Arts: My Mavic Mini Review

As promised, I thought I’d give a little two cents on my Mavic Mini– which I am so incredibly excited for.
If you check out my previous post which you can find here New Purchase: Mavic Mini Drone, I share a little snippet of what I caught when I took her out for the first time. The Mavic Mini is so amazing in regards to what it is capable of in consideration of its’ compact size.

Here are some photos to give you an ideas of what the purchase includes, which are pictured below:


For the price of about $437, all items were included above.
I purchased my Mavic Mini directly from DJI and shipping was fairly fast and easy.
One thing I was must say is that I regret not purchasing the combo pack which includes extra battery and a hub charger, which I found would’ve been extra useful. For the combo pack, it would be an additional $100. Not too bad if I should say so myself. Other than that, if you are eager and simply looking for the device itself, everything you need is included in it’s original package– which is what I was looking for at the time haha.
It took about 4 days in total for package to arrive.
Below are a few up close photos of what was included in my box.


The great thing about purchasing the Mavic Mini is that its weight lies a little under 250g, 249g to be exact.
For those who are new to the drone world, as am I, this is extremely convenient because you are not required to register your done under the FAA, or the Federal Aviation Administration. Anything above 250g would need to be registered under FAA regulation. This makes it a bit easier to find areas to fly your done and bypass strict regulations of FAA without much of a hassle.
BUT of course, however, you do still need to take caution as any damages caused by the drone under hands (whether to human or property damage) is a liability for you as a drone flyer. So while the drone can bring so much joy, please be careful out there when operating!

Now for the technical and mechanics of the drone, I chose this drone because it is capable of flying about 4Kilo wide (2K miles wide) and about 600 ft high– which is actually pretty amazing for its size in comparison to other regular size drones. It has a 2.7k resolution which is astonishing for a drone much smaller than the average as well. It’s battery life also surpasses that of the average drones, which is 30 minutes. The typical battery life for other regular sized drones is about 15-20 min. It’s high resolution also allows you to take high quality photography and videos. Another thing to note is, the Mavic Mini has a return to home setting that allows your drone to fly back to you automatically when requested or when the drone senses that it is at low battery. I find it is fairly easy to operate once you get to know and familiarize yourself with its settings. The only thing I wish more of the drone was for it to have an active track/ follow you feature that allows the drone to follow you without any control of the device. I feel it is a bummer if you were looking to use the device for vlogs and such. Other than that, I have not experimented my drone long enough to list out its cons just yet, but would say I am pretty content with its performance so far.

With that being said, I hope this aids you in your own decision of purchasing the drone or resorting to another that may meets your needs much better. But for what it is, I think the Mavic Mini is packed with great features that makes it hard to beat considering its more affordable pricing. As a first time drone owner, I have much to learn in terms of the technical aspect and how to incorporate my knowledge of that into the beautiful art of cinematography. If you are interested please feel free to check out the drone on the DJI site or find a slightly cheaper deal on Amazon. Be sure to use my Affiliate link! Free shipping included.

I am considering of filming/ recording a more closer review as I experiment with my drone. Be sure to follow it up on my Youtube Channel if uploaded!
This post is by no means sponsored but made to share my excitement with ya’ll on this game changing device Haha
Feel free to leave any comments or questions or below! 🙂

Have fun, and fly on!

New Purchase: Mavic Mini Drone

Well, where do I even start..
If you have been following me for a while you would know how much I appreciate the arts.
And that comes in all forms including drawing, photography, music, and even (somewhat) cinematography & editing.

To hone in on my cinematography skills, I was inspired to get purchase my very first done.
I took her out and tried her for the first and thought I’d share it with you.
Be sure to follow my youtube to stay tuned for future projects.
I will also be do a quick review on my Mavic Mini, so stay tuned for that as well!

much love, Lorraine

Mid City, Los Angeles

Music Monday: New Piece

So this rap piece was inspired by much of the struggles I’ve experienced as a growing and aspiring artist.
And as always, talk my talk the way I usually do in my ‘rap’ pieces haha
but in this piece, I brush the surface of my early life and how I’ve become who I am today.
Only gonna get better. Hope it resonates with you in some way or the other.

Instrumental:
♪ Tu Pac All Eyes On Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-dr8Sx86fs

♪ haters wanna hate, like they blind can’t see
take em out the dark, can’t they do it like me
ain’t about the games gotta through em with the heat
ridin’ top down 710 North in Cali
mama was a hustla sacrificed for the family
when I was 8, she’d flew us to maui
lucky seen the world, but something’ didn’t allow me
to be happy, had plans no one knew
no matter where I gone, no matter where I flew
pops was a G, high hopes for his daughter
dropped a bag, uh four children’s alma mater
as the days passed things got harder
it’s the hustle in my blood they wanna take away
hear the snakes hissin’ from miles away
checked my clique been done with them fakes
pray for their health, hear the pain in their hate
cheap advice from someone you don’t wanna be
they say I changed but they never knew me
your vision is yours no one’s and it’s unique
won’t stop grinding, doin it for my dreams ♪

Mariah Carey “America the Beautiful” (1990)

After watching Michael Jordan’s Docuseries “The Last Dance” on Netflix, I knew I had to come back to watch Mariah Carey’s performance of “America the Beautiful” at the NBA Detroit Pistons in 1990. Who knew she’d be close to the next Michael Jordan in music history. Amazing to see her progression from her earlier years as one of today’s greatest vocalist of all time. The reaction of the crowd and her look only inspires me to push harder and fight for my dreams as a singer. Hope it brings you joy as much as it did me.

Wu-Tang Clan

Gotta pay respect to the rap culture. Growing up in LA, rap is always going to be a part of my life.
With the rhyme scenes, idioms, wordplay, flow, diction, (regardless of what others may say) is such a beautiful, raw, and ruthless form of art. Here’s a little throw back.