Rihanna X AymsDesigns

So I figured I haven't written a blog about my time with Rihanna last summer, and there are just brief paragraphs of how amazing the night was, so this blog is about the story and how the meet and started.

It all started when she followed me on instagram, she commented on one of my photos saying 'You're doper than dope' which was a painting I had done of her.

She followed me on instagram for a few months, commenting on paintings of mine saying things like 'Need', 'I want this' etc. And then to my surprise she followed me on twitter! Yes, i was running round like a headless chicken, and questioning is this actually real??

She followed me on instagram for a few months, commenting on paintings of mine saying things like 'Need', 'I want this' etc. And then to my surprise she followed me on twitter! Yes, i was running round like a headless chicken, and questioning is this actually real??

There were a few more images that she loved and commented..

So now knowing I could write personally to Rihanna, I thanked her for the love of my art and said I would LOVE to meet her.. I sent it thinking she probably doesn't even read her DM's and i very much doubted I would get a reply.. and THEN

She replied with I wanna meet you too!? WOW! so from here I made it my mission to make this happen!  I carried on painting everything I loved, including images of Rihanna and we stayed in contact.  She exchanged a few messages via DM and on instagram. I was just doing my thing just uploading my Art and then another amazing comment.. that started something very special

She replied with I wanna meet you too!? WOW! so from here I made it my mission to make this happen!

I carried on painting everything I loved, including images of Rihanna and we stayed in contact.

She exchanged a few messages via DM and on instagram. I was just doing my thing just uploading my Art and then another amazing comment.. that started something very special

She loved it all! Her gallery was growing full on AymsDesigns.

Then I got this notification! 

So of course my smile was from ear to ear.. I messaged on DM saying this

Whatttt?! How can I forget about RIHANNA? So yes i'm still loving life, that rih is still loving my art!

Whatttt?! How can I forget about RIHANNA? So yes i'm still loving life, that rih is still loving my art!

Few days go by and someone reposts my art work, and asks 'Are you getting AymsDesigns Art work @BadGalRiri ??'

Her reply was

Riri, yes RIHANNA saying this about my work! <3

Riri, yes RIHANNA saying this about my work! <3

This is whilst Rihanna is doing her Diamond World Tour.. she then asks if I wanna go to Manchester? And SHE will send me tickets to get to see her.. ? What Super star do you know that would take the time out to do this? Can you imagine what was running through my mind at this point?

I'm so happy she slid into my DM's...

I'm so happy she slid into my DM's...

Because then this happened! 

She was at the other side of the corridor, and said is that Aymi?? and we both ran up to each other and gave the most loving hug I think I have ever received/given.  We span around like we hadn't seen each other for years even though this was the first time we had ever met

She was at the other side of the corridor, and said is that Aymi?? and we both ran up to each other and gave the most loving hug I think I have ever received/given.

We span around like we hadn't seen each other for years even though this was the first time we had ever met

She told me I was Tiny, 'Look at that tiny bodaayyyy' and I got all embarrassed

She told me I was Tiny, 'Look at that tiny bodaayyyy' and I got all embarrassed

This woman is EPIC

This woman is EPIC

She gave me nothing but love.   

She gave me nothing but love.

 

All celebs get love and hate in the media, Rihanna gets nothing but love, of course has her haters too. I respect this woman for how humble and down to earth she really is. That extra effort she gives to make others happy and achieve their dreams. Maybe she doesn't know the impact this one evening had on my whole life and career, but I cant thank her enough. So inspirational to everyone out there and she keeps it nothing but 100%. And By the way, she looks like a DOLL.. Even better in person! Such a personal meet and greet which was epic in more ways than one!

Aymi Duignan