Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Everyday I want to say this is my last week here and I'm going to pursue my career as an artist fultime.
However what I've learned is you can't tell everyone your dream and plans. You have to keep them to yourself. People say this economy is bad or art isn't a necessity. I'm sure they don't mean to be negative but that's what it is.
Today I must make my life an exclamation! I possess the power to change my destiny and happiness. With God who strengthens me I forge on to a new chapter in my book of life. I am ready to turn the page and close the chapter on my life as a stylist at Illussions Hair Designs.
All day every day I dream of ways to create art. I have ideas for paintings and various crafting projects. My sketch book is getting filled with ideas so I think my next side project will be to make my own art journal.
I've discovered this new yearning to work alone in a studio and just create with my hands.
I'm also growing very restless as though I'm pregnant with a baby and my stomach is big and ripe. That's when your nights become restless. My nights and my days are getting restless. I'm about to give birth to a baby and its going to need a lot of nurturing. This baby is art and all the ideas, crafts, and ventures that come along with it.
This metamorphosis is just around the corner. I have a radiant good feeling about this change that will unfold in the months to come.
Oh yeah I'm just about ready for my free give away so get ready!!!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
On a different note I'm on my way to my storage bin to get my old art to re-photograph for my etsy site. Then I have to...well you know actually photograph it. Then get dinner started. Prep a canvas for my live painting I'm doing on Sunday. Its going to be interesting for sure.
Random thought; Church was really good Sunday.
Random thought#2 I need to put a facebook, myspace and Iseecolor button on my website. Maybe better right here on side bar of this page.
Random thought#3 fried chicken
(See blog below)
Random thought#4 Oshae, birthday, cake, present.
Okay I'm back, my brain took a little detour for a second. Anywayz my clients hair isn't dry yet! I'm ret to go!
Oh yeah yesterday after such a good church service I've deleted several numbers of people who serve no positive purpose in my life out of my BB. All traces of them are deleted. They were blocking the blessings God has for me. So now my path is clear!!!
Hey Mom if your reading can you design me an Artist business card?
Okay I have to make a mad dash to several places on the way to home so see ya lata alligata...
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I sit here in McDonald's observing all the different people who come in and out and one thing for sure is that McDonald's knows no race creed or religion. They even come in all shapes and sizes. Me being a full figured African American woman myself. Who happens to enjoy a fish fillet and some French fries on a weekly basis.I have to believe that there are dangerously hypnotic magic dust in the food here. I say this because although I like the food it still doesn't take place of a deliciously prepared home cooked meal or even a meal from a more costly restaurant. But what I do think about it is the havoc its reaping not only on my body but the body of so many Americans. Especially our young people. They are coming up in a society or culture that has made physical labor and exercise almost non-existent.
(Noticing a mother allowing her two already overweight sons to order not one but two large value meals and cookies)
I live in a county where 6 graders go to middle school or as some would call junior high. It dawned on me recently that that would've been the only exercise my son would get had he still been in elementary school. THAT’S NOT GOOD! He is home in the evenings watching TV or playing video games. If it wasn't for my living arrangement I would not be able to afford to do something about my new found awareness.
Every day I think about the damage I could be causing myself and my children by allowing them to consume processed chemically injected foods. I think about the yesteryear of when outings to McDonald's or any fast food place was a treat that only happened on maybe a once or twice a month occasion.
I think not only just about fast food but food in our local super markets or grocery store chain. I often watch people (they are interesting) so it’s only natural for me to watch them in the grocery store as well. I see them pack their carts with frozen entrees and cases of sodas. Then they have all this meat meat and more meat in there too. No fresh or even frozen veggies and if so it’s the ones glazed in all kinds of chemically preserved sauces. That they are going to pop in the PLASTIC bag in the microwave.
After we eat all of this we don't do any form of physical activity with or families. Everyone (if they did sit down and eat at a table together) will go off and sit in front of a TV or video game or computer. This will take place for hours until we go to bed. This is the grind of the majority of us Americans.
In a place where at one time people had land, grew their own vegetables and raised their own livestock. They walked because cars where a luxury. Long before gym memberships and workout DVDs we were just active. Pharmaceuticals consisted of home remedies handed down from generations.
Now in this time where in some countries they don't have access to health care or medicine (hell even food) we still rank the highest in cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
I wonder how many people really don't know the dangerous effects of poor food choices and nonexistent exercise regimens have on us and our families. This is the real threat to our society. They say knowledge is power but that is sooo not true! I can testify to that. I can tell you all day why organic is better why prevention is far better that any prescription. I can throw every book at you on the topic of which foods and plants have natural healing powers. I can recite in my sleep the benefits of why you should exercise. Knowledge is only half the battle and we should do our best to spread the knowledge but applied knowledge is the VICTORY!!!!
The sad thing is I want some more French fries.