Morning Thoughts

Today, I'm challenging myself to be real with what I have going on. To be real with my wants, my needs, my intentions, my words, my art, etc.

I live in a fantasy world sometimes and ignore the potential road blocks right around the corner. And the problem with being a dreamer is that there are so many ideas in my head, execution of that 1 or 2 dope ideas can be stall. I need to consistently challenge myself to make sure that I'm growing and able to see/take opportunities when they avail themselves. 

So I'm taking a break from the 'on the go' life and figuring out exactly what I want and need. Knowing what I don't want and need has become easy with my experiences. Once I'm able to explicitly define AND visualize my wants and needs, I can figure out what I can do to get a solid step closer to my end goal and strengthen/expand my team.

I've been told that I'm always searching for something - clarity and meaning (I suppose). In this case, I think they both lie within me. I'm giving myself 48 hours to figure that out (so I don't sit and plan FOREVER)!

Take The Leap

Take The Leap

In my 26th year, I’ve chosen to focus on things that I did not take advantage of last year. I spent much time “adulting” (lol) and getting more in tune with myself. Overall, it was a great and impactful year filled with transition, growth, and adventure. Now I want to take it a step further. I’m focusing on self-confidence, particularly in...

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I Will

Today my heart breaks.

Trying to balance the uncertainty of tomorrow and the motives of others in the realm of my journey, I focus on myself. I retain my peace in my safe space. I think of ways to expel myself within pockets of positivity and love. 

Today I will create. I will spread creativity and thought regardless of the state. I will paint and I will write. 

But I will also stay safe - physically, mentally, and emotionally. I will stay home. Washington, DC is no place for me today. I'll return when I have to...

Wild Card: The Sanctuaries - The Awakening

Wild Card: The Sanctuaries - The Awakening

In prior posts I may (or may not) have mentioned that I was recently selected to be a visual artist on the Multidisciplinary Arts Team with The Sanctuaries in October 2016. The Sanctuaries is a diverse arts community in Washington, DC where soulful creatives come together to collaborate artistic projects and promote social change and personal growth in safe spaces - essentially, in "sanctuaries." So think art, expression, and inspiration! 

On December 15th, 2016 we had our very first show...

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11-11-2016

11-11-2016

It's been a while, yes. But in a way, taking a break from my life, my normal routine, and even some of the things I love, has been necessary for my growth. So much as happened over the past few months...

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Wild Card: Story Time

I thought I'd switch it up this week with a story time! All of my paintings have a story behind them, some more in depth and hidden than others. If you ever wondered what was the source for inspiration for my paintings, here's your chances on one of them...

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