I refuse to die to be a sold artist!

•March 13, 2014 • 2 Comments

“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey

“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”Oprah Winfrey

Starting in April I decided to pursue my art career with no regard for my stomach! I believe that the key to my success will be in my ability (which i have lacked thus far) to consistently produce art and market it on a daily basis.

Starting in April I will be sharing daily posts of my art with a quote  and comic strips.  In addition I will start offering each of my pieces for sale. My goal is to build a site that visitors will come to once a day to be inspired toward action through my art and quotes and get a good laugh from my comic strips and maybe purchase some art.

I have 3 comic strips that I will be introducing in the coming days so stay tuned and definitely invite a friend.

 

 

PBJ part 2

•March 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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I just realized that the Jelly image didn’t go in yesterdays post so I decided to show it today. I got to share my story with a school that I do an art class at and the kids loved it.  Hopefully I can share/sell the story so more kids get to read and enjoy it.

The day peanut butter met jelly!

•March 9, 2014 • 1 Comment

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These are mazes for a children’s book I wrote about the day peanut butter met jelly. I created these to add for the readers to complete.
Ive tried to get it published only to be turned down several times. So now I’m going to self publish the book with two other books I wrote. I created a PowerPoint presentation and put them on a cd for computers.

 

Murder and Sex: The maze a torial

•March 8, 2014 • 3 Comments

pawn wars“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” Carl Sandburg

 This past summer I had came up with the idea of creating message mazes or maze a torials to see if I could get them in publications. So far I have been featured in the African American Voice in Colorado Springs newspaper and have a regular piece in a magazine called “In My Bed.”

I chose the quote because I never could have imagined doodling during a job training  would not only turn into maze-ing art work but a career.

I completed this maze this past summer in response to the Trayvon Martin murder.  It had the caption “The color of the shooter doesn’t matter. Stand up every time our children are murdered!” I felt like although his case deserved attention I think that within our communities where Black on Black crime happens we need to speak up all the time. 

 The “In My Bed” maze a torials which I won’t share here because of my young visitors are mazes giving the sexual position of the month. They have actually turned out looking pretty good.  (Send a comment if you would like to see them I will send a link to a special page)

I have to admit I never saw my art going this far from mazes talking about kids getting murdered to x rated mazes wow!

The Gambler

•March 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." Jim Rohn

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn

This is a maze that will appear in an online site called the Gambler for casinos in New Orleans. The cool thing is I made this maze several years ago and didn’t have to re draw anything to get it published.

Definitely wasn’t one of my better mazes but I liked the concept.

I love you!

•March 6, 2014 • 3 Comments

Granny Strong

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.“ – Kahlil Gibran

Titled “Granny Strong” I did this pastel maze inspired by my Granny passing away Monday morning. I felt bad and felt like drawing and the first thing that came to my mind was her strength and it reminded me of a tree.

Unfortunately I have to miss the funeral because of finances but I did get to see her on Saturday so I feel lucky.

•March 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Granny Strong

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.“ – Kahlil Gibran

Titled “Granny Strong” I did this pastel maze inspired by my Granny passing away Monday morning. I felt bad and felt like drawing and the first thing that came to my mind was her strength and it reminded me of a tree.

Unfortunately I have to miss the funeral because of finances but I did get to see her on Saturday so I feel lucky.

 
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