Nanichi was born many years ago. First known as Empress Designz then later the name changed to Nanichi which means My heart/soul.
I began designing jewelry around 2007, I wanted to continue indulging in arts and craft even after I moved away from home. Nanichi was featured in many fashion shows in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Anguilla.
In 2013 life happened and my son was born, I struggled with finding a healthy balance as a first time Mom and it seemed like I lost passion for creating. Although I tried to find time and space, it did not happen the way I wanted it to. Over the years I worked on me and my creative space. As a mother I find myself liking and creating household and cosmetic items.
If you have been supporting Nanichi from the beginning, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart because Nanichi was my first love.
The year 2020 has been so many experiences wrapped in one exceptionally long year, it feels as though the concept of time changed just for this year. None of us saw anything like this coming, the world pandemic, hate crimes and violence, the fight for justice, extreme weather patterns and the list goes on.
Do you remember when there was much chatter about starting a new decade? #Newness and #2020Vision
I have had the opportunity this year to be still, and while I thought I was being still all along, this year in particular opened up my awareness to a different kind of stillness, deep reflection, and gratitude. Each day I was reminded that I am a soul having a human experience and my human experience could come to an end at any time.
I partnered with my son, naturally to write inspirational holiday cards. This year, through work I was able to give back to those in the community by helping iGen Greater Washington to reach their goal. iGen Greater Washington is working with two local elderly care facilities to deliver at least one holiday card to each resident. Their goal is to have 350 cards to send to the residents of these facilities, many of whom have been self-quarantined and unable to visit their family this year.