Solo But Not So Strange

A few weeks ago, I decided to try something new and different. I felt a need to just get out. I had been cooped up in my tiny apartment long enough and needed some excitement. One thing that I noticed was that I'm constantly running into the remnants of my two dead plants in my apartment. Yes I love flowers, but love them even more when theyโ€™re withered. They donโ€™t really feel or look dead to me โ€“ theyโ€™re still beautiful, just in a different way. Weird, I know. Symbolically, it was time to get a new plant, but it was more so stepping out and purchasing one. Little did I know that that time would soon come...

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Mercury Retrograde, Friend or Foe

Mercury Retrograde, Friend or Foe

When people think about Mercury Retrograde, shivers soon follow.  During this time, Mercury appears to reverse through the sky during its revolution around the sky. Supposedly, this is also the time where miscommunication, bad luck, and just overall turmoil arise. Many even say that youโ€™re not supposed to start new endeavors but focus on reexamination instead, similar to how Mercury appears to retrace itโ€™s path. Iโ€™ve never paid attention to the alignment of planets and how they affect my life since...

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Wild Card: BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT Project

Wild Card: BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT Project

Have you ever started a new project with an idea, created a plan, and then prematurely snowballed in existence? Well for me, this is a first! Iโ€™m normally the planner, strategizing every step to yield the best results. But this has been a new experience and blessing in disguise. Some things actually do work better as you go without the perfect structure or design โ€“ itโ€™s organic...

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The Manifestation of 3

The Manifestation of 3

As I sit in my apartment surrounded by my art, I realize I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm constantly reminded that I insert pieces of me into each painting that hangs on my walls or tucks between my furniture, some more intentional than others. Organic experiences, stories, feelings, etc. Sometimes I wonder if they know who I really am, simple yet complex. I wonder if they know the questions about me are answered in my paintings. I wonder if they know the true meaning behind my creations. 
 
My walls hold so many stories etched within each corner. I thought I'd share one - her name is...

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HOME

HOME

Scatter-brained, twiddled-thumbed to death, I sit and think, what to share? One thing that Iโ€™ve always struggled with is transparency โ€“ with my art, with my inter-personal relationships, with my blog, with everything. I often peruse my blog and think to myself, โ€œconsistency, write something, share something,โ€ but I have been reluctant thus far. Iโ€™ve been holding back. For the longest...

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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)!