Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone...

Just wanted to wish you guys a safe and happy holiday!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Last post B4 Xmas...

So this is my last post before xmas as you probably already know being as though that's what the title states. So right to it, eh.

I partially finished my holiday shopping last night wiylth the click of a button. Amazons 1-click shopping is amazing! Mind you I had already amassed a cart full of items prior to yesterday but I GOT FREE SHIPPING!!! I usually do alot of eBaying and I have ordered things off of Amazon rarely. But seeing how easy this process was I might shop Amazon alot more in the future.

I say I am partially done because I feel like I want to get more gifts for my family. My girlfriend will tell you that I am a very giving person. I don't know what it is bit for someone who finds the xmas holiday to not be all that exciting, I sure get into the giving spirit. I love making my family happy. So in a way I tend to want to over-give, if there is such a thing. My future wife and mother of my kids is definitely going to have veto power over me. (LOVE YOU ASH!)

In a way, I think my brain forces me to procrastinate around xmas time because it knows I might one day break the bank if I start xmas shopping to early;) to you guys on Xmas day...


Saturday, December 11, 2010

2 Weeks...

I wonder if its possible to lose the Christmas spirit. I mean I enjoy giving gifts but the whole getting caught up in the moment seem to do nothing for me. I mean when I was younger I loved Xmas its just gotten to the point where Xmas doesn't really seem that big. I mean when I have kids I know its to have a lot bigger of a meaning to me again.

Maybe thats where the Xmas spirit lies in me, gift giving. I get a thrill out of making people happy and seeing their faces light up. Thats the other thing though that I think maybe suffers from that strong sense of Xmas spirit. Every year I go this year I am going to start Xmas shopping early. Lo and behold, here it is 2 weeks exactly before Xmas and I have yet to really start Xmas shopping;) Maybe one day I will get that infusion of Xmas spirit again.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

To Substitute or Not to Substitute...

So I have lately realized that some meat dishes are quite proprietary;) Today for example I had an Asian dish called Mongolian Beef except I didn't have beef I substituted it with vegetables. In its Mongolian Beef variation, it has tender cuts of beef, julienne carrots and peppers, scallions, mushrooms and snap peas. It is served with rice or noodles. It also served in this great sauce. Wow. But I digress...So I am quite familiar with this dish but I haven't had it since go vegetarian. I got it and I let it rest because everyone knows that some Chinese food just has to rest. When I went to take my first bite, I felt that it was sorta lacking. This beautiful and gorgeous concoction to my palette tasted sans the beef like it was made for beef. It was as if someone made the world's greatest egg salad and forgot to put the eggs in it. Granted it probably just wasn't made well but as someone who loved this dish without the meat it just wasn't cutting it. This is one of them instances where I am sure one of my meatatarian friends would go "see you gotta have meat!" I wonder what other dishes I will find in my future endeavors that I feel can't have its meat substituted out or will I go so far that I can no longer tell the difference? Hmmm...I just thought I would share this little thought with you, my faithful few. That's all for now.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gobble Gobble...

Hello faithful few. I take it everyone had a great thanksgiving...Mines was OK. It was my first thanksgiving as a vegetarian, so it was also slightly challenging.

Before I even got to thanksgiving I had people saying "what are you going to eat?" or "how are you going to have thanksgiving dinner if you don't eat meat?" Really??? I mentioned earlier in the week on my Vegetarian Blog that I would not become that person. I would not let or allow myself to get caught up in the whole "vegetarian vs meatatarian discourse." Our mindset has gotten so far into what symbolizes what for "X" holiday or "X" statement that we don't realize that we actually equate certain things with certain events. Alot of people equate Thanksgiving with Turkey, televised football game at Texas Stadium(The Cowboys, Ughhh) and Black Friday. So the idea of not eating Turkey on thanksgiving becomes almost unpatriotic or UN-American, so to speak. But you not only hear it from the left but also from the right. The right would have you defend the reasoning behind why you aren't eating the meat. About what happens to Turkeys or how they are bred for holidays like this.

I feel that in the modern age, Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and being thankful. Not about how much Turkey or what the final score of the game is or even if you are going to go stand in line at midnight for 4 or 5 am sale and almost get trampled to death to save $50 for a TV. That's just my opinion and I stand behind it. I enjoyed my Thanksgiving as I have enjoyed all my Thanksgivings; being thankful.


PS...I had honey barbecued tofu that I made myself;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gin and Juice

Hello faithful few, as I sit here typing this to you guys I am hyper-multi-tasking. Let it sinking in:)

I am watching Edge of Darkness, on my computer, texting this blog on my awesome smartphone(Samsung Vibrant running Bionix Fusion 1.2) & partaking in a glass of Seagrams Gin and Everfresh OJ. Good stuff.

Today I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. It was pretty good to see the book portrayed on the big screen. It was a lot more darker than the previous 6 movies WB has presented to us. I mean in my opinion book 7 is the darkest so its only fitting the cinema portrays it as such. I highly recommend that you guys go check it out for yourselves.

I have been drawing a little more so I am feeling pretty good about the direction I am heading in when it comes to my art. Now if I can only get the job thing going:)


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Always looking forward.

Every weekend no matter how bad a week I have had, I always look forward to talking to you guys on Saturday. Whether it be, just to let you guys know what I am working on or just to show you what I am working on. I always get excited about presenting you guys with a weekly recap of a day in the life of an artist or should I say a week in the life of an artist. :)

I am still waiting to here back from this place I sent my portfolio to last month and i am also in the middle of working on a couple of projects. One of my pieces that I am almost finished with just got a title! Its going to be called, Put The Guns Down. I looked at it another way and started to really thing about it. Then today I flashed back to the image of it and the title just popped into my head. So hopefully I finish it in the coming weeks and when I do I be sure to post a pic of it for you guys.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'm a Scavenger...

So on yesterday I received my sketchbook from Art House Co-Op in Brooklyn, NY. I am taking part in the Sketchbook Project. I did it a couple of years ago but I didn't last year. I wanted to make sure that I got a chance to do it this year.

So the premise of the Sketchbook Project is that they send you out a sketchbook that you in turn have to fill up with glorious works of art based on certain themes. They have a list of themes like; Nightmares, (Your name here), This is not a sketchbook and so on. I let them send me a book with a random theme and my book came back with the theme "I'm a scavenger." They couldn't have sent me a better theme. I totally plan on running away with this theme. I can't wait to deconstruct and reconstruct this books insides.

Back to the project, once you finish the book you send it back to them. The book then goes on a tour around the country. Making stops in at The Brooklyn Art Library started in February of 2011(where the books at the end of the tour will enter the permanent library) with stops in Portland, Maine, Chicago, San Francisco, Florida, Atlanta, Austin, DC and finally ending up back at The Brooklyn Art Library. I am going to def go check out the books when they hit DC if I am still in the area;) Or the Atlanta showing. One way or the other I will check them out. I might even do the Chicago showing. (Man, I love Chicago!!!)

I look forward to sharing excerpts with you guys over the next couple of months.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pure Genius or Sometimes my mind digresses...

So, I got my artist statement done for the Call for entry and Art Residence that I was applying to. I worked on it right up until the day of the deadline. I got my packet off by the deadline so pretty excited about seeing what comes out of that. I was at work today and I got on the computer and I decided that I would post my blog, which I had planned on sharing with you guys my new statement. I then realized that my statement was at home so there went that plan. I get home and guess what! I didn't save a copy of my statement for myself!!! I realized that I had only printed out two copies. I did it at work but I didn't save a copy for myself. Needless to say, no statement...Yet! These two opportunities I have applied to will return my material to me whether or not I am considered for either opportunity. So fret not, you guys will eventually get a chance to enjoy my awesome statement;)

The last couple of weeks I have been quite busy artistically. I have been working diligently on trying to produce more work. I have felt pretty good about my work lately. It is a wonderful feeling to have your creative juices flowing, you know. I am going to try my best to keep this burst of creative energy I have found flowing and as always I will keep you guys well-informed.

I have been pretty good with keeping my work life out of my blog because I am a true believer of making sure that you don't leave any record of anything that can be used against you later in life. I have been through a lot in my current working environment and in someways its my own fault. So here's to new ventures and breaking free...


Saturday, October 23, 2010


I wanted to give you guys a rundown on what I did this week but my mind got put in a crazy place today. So instead I am posting my first YouTube video for you guys this week. A little performance piece if you will. So enjoy;)


Friday, October 15, 2010

More Pics from my DC vacation...

Hey there people, these are just a few more pics from my vacation.

I will post my artistic ones for you guys at a later date. I have more in my Facebook account. Enjoy!


Saturday, October 9, 2010


Hey there everyone. Another week...another post. I couldn't decide this week if I wanted to post the rest of my DC pics for you guys or write a "editorial" on cyber bullying.

I decided I would just tell you guys what I am up to in the coming weeks and at some point this month I will post the rest of the pics and my "editorial."

So I have begun to put together my application for Teach for America and for this residence/exhibition opportunities at this gallery in Charleston, SC. For both of these opportunities, I have to polish off the ol' writing skills. I am going to try and get those done in a decent enough time so that I won't feel as though I had to rush my thoughts. The deadlines are coming up in the next couple of weeks, so that should be plenty of time to get something coherent down on paper.

I also need to get back to work on this painting that I have been working on for a NY "hour" :). In any event, when I am finish this projects I will let you guys see/read the final product.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tales of DC part 1...

Part 2 will be coming soon...


Saturday, September 25, 2010


So yesterday I officially started and I am pretty excited about having the time off from work. Lord knows I need it. Today I did a little sightseeing in DC. It felt really good leaving the humdrum of Baltimore! So far so good. Only crazy thing is weather. Its alot hotter than I thought it would be lol. Also I have no cell reception in my room, what the heck...

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just a little insightful and random ramblings of an artist...

So I have been trying to decide what I should be doing/what I need to be doing. Mentally I think I am in the right place but its the physicality that I am more concerned with. Finding new things to work on and new things to involve myself in become challenging. I more than welcome the challenge but sometimes it becomes really taxing. I know that in the end it will totally be worth it though.

I have been looking into a lot of new endeavors lately and I have gotten a couple of emails with promising opportunities, so I feel pretty good about my outlook for the future. I also need to update my website soon. I have had a couple of people tell me that its time, lol. So maybe I will look into that as well. I will definitely keep you guys informed and make sure you guys are up to date.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Love of my Life...

She inspires me
When I think of her
I think of what the future will be like.
She makes me dream and visualize
of a world where we are happy.

Her love is what drives me
Her mind is what intrigues me
Her smile warms me

She is what drives me
Her support is immeasurable
Her heart wonderful

I am thankful for her
and thank him for sending her
She makes me happy and I am glad for-
The Love of my Life...


Saturday, September 4, 2010

So, er....

I thought that this post I would give you guys a lil poetry. I was feeling quite poetic today but after working extremely hard today I feel quite BEAT! Good thing about this month though is that three weeks from now I will be on vacation! I am so looking forward to having the time off. Its like it can't come quick enough. I am so looking forward to being able to relax and not worry about going to work the next day or two from the last day I worked. Its going to be so hard to go back. LOL. Well I am tired. Going to lay down now. Stay creative my friends...


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meat...Glorious meat...or maybe not....

Hmmm so in my transition into vegetarianism, I have run into people who find it odd that I don't meat. I have told you guys a plenty of time that I dont care about saving the costa rican chickens or the maine cows. I am doing this for me. It all apart of my self-reintroduction so to speak.

I, myself was never one of those people who went, "Oh how can you not meat" or "what do you mean you don't eat meat." Even now I haven't become an advocate for PETA(ironically I just hyperlinked it for you guys). I am not out trying to convert you guys into vegetarians. Frankly I dont care if you guys eat a whole section of Noah's Ark, lol ;) I don't mind sharing with you guys my experience transitioning and getting to know the ins and outs of vegetarianism but you can bet your "binkies" that I am not going on a missionary mission at all.

I have had so much fun with this venture. Learning new things about food and trying things I have never tried before also makes this experience amazing. I find myself cooking more and that something growing up that I love just as much as art. i always felt that if I hadn't gone to art school, I would have probably went to Culinary School. It's ok though I still can burn when it comes to getting down in the kitchen;)

Eat your meat. Enjoy your meat just know that I don't eat meat.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Evening News...Blah!

So I figured I would talk to you guys about The Evening News. I know what you guys are thinking; what can I tell you about The Evening News. Actually I am not going to tell you about it but more or less talk to you guys about my take on said Evening News.

I recall growing up and watching the news and seeing what was going on locally, domestically and internationally. It wasn't all good but it also wasn't all bad. I wonder when it all went bad. I first noticed it after 9/11. It seemed like all the good things going on in the world got pushed to the back and all the seediness and badness that was already going on became front and center. I totally believe that we need to be in the know but it seems now-a-days when there is three hours of news coverage rarely is the news about any thing positive. They continually harp on the same ol' negative stories and usually as an afterthought and the end of the news cast they tell us about Xian Ling Xie giving birth to a panda named Li Ang Kwong at the Beijing Zoo. What about Mrs. Smith who just donated a million dollars to some charity to help fund undereducated school districts in Maryland or Michigan? What about telling us about Mr. Flanagan who help funded a program that eventually will lead to a cure for AIDS? What about the kid who grew up in an impoverished neighborhood, who has succeeded at every academic level against all odds, who went on to become a world famous neurosurgeon?

Yeah, I mean we hear some stories but there is no longer that equality when it comes to how we get out news. We are shown images of a world that is constantly at war. A world where nations are fighting each other over principles and ideals. The redundancy of The Evening News, has the majority of us turning to the information super highway for our "REAL" news. I mean really who wants to turn on The Evening News every night and always see whats going on bad in the world. We demand, we need in this world going bad to see that there is still some good in this world. That there is still hope. I for one believe that the downfall of The Evening News will come at the continued reporting of mostly "bad" news.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Techie...Latent or Inherent?

So, as far back as I can remember I have loved gadgets, toys, electronics and the like. I have always also loved computers. As much as I love this items, I also have a strong sense of competitiveness towards our gadget brethren;) I tend to not let it beat me. I love to breathe life into things which might be restricted do to the commercialism of our country. I love pushing the limits of gadgets and if I can't quite solve it; I won't give up. I have a strong sense of determination. I also get a strong sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when I prevail over machine.

I wonder if this is a trait that is inherent in all males or latent...I mean my dad loves gadgets as well but his love is not as strong as mine. More often than not, I am the key to all of his gadget fixes. But when it comes to me I think I transcend the traditional mindset of the Male-Driven curiosity of machinery. I am somewhat of a superhero;) It seems like if I put my mind to it, I always end up "conquering the machine." I seem to be the go to guy when it comes to affairs of machinery amongst my friends. The crazy thing is that this stuff come natural to me. Sometimes I even scare myself as to how good I am at Tech stuff.

This weeks post might be a little blah for you guys but this is just something I have been thinking about lately.


Saturday, August 7, 2010


Faithful few, whats happening? I am doing good. Pretty good. Mentally I have had somewhat of a pretty good week. :) The other day on one of my facebook posts after I watched Work of Art, I said how I need to get back into drawing more because I have been neglecting my drawing. Lo and behold, its that time again when I start preparing for grad schools and a lot of the schools what you to have 5-10 images of drawing in your portfolio. So yours truly has to get crackin' on dem there drawins!

Let's see what else I have for you guys. Oh yeah!

You guys know that I have been trying to incorporate a vegetarian lifestyle/diet into my life (Part of my 2 year plan for my life), I had been doing a vegetarian Monday/Thursday thing. On June 30Th, 2010, I begin a full switch into a vegetarian lifestyle. As I write this, I have been a full-time vegetarian since that date. That's 38 days(I told myself I wouldn't count days but you know what, "so what, who cares" lol). It hasn't been too much of a challenge, I mean like I said I was already doing it on Mondays and Thursdays. It has been fun learning and studying about the lifestyle. I have learned a lot and I have tried quite a few good recipes as well. I might start to post some for you guys;) Well that's it this week you guys but I will leave you guys with some art and a closeup detail of it.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Black Artist

So! I finished this up at work the other day and I had been to lazy to type it up. I finally forced myself to do it. After reading through, I decided to present it in its raw form. I am an artist, I can do that :). So without further ado:

The more work I look at and the more work I see that is considered "Black Art," I am drawn into the underlying meaning or underlying theme I should say of "Good" VS. "Evil." No matter how much of a disconnect I try to between my work and trying to fight the labeling of my self as a "Black Artist"...the closer I get to closing the gap, there is always this automatic push and pull going on. 
As far as "good" and "evil," I think the disconnect struggles because I desire to be the "evil" Black Artist. Alot of people thag I know who are not of the so-called art world look for that "good" Black Art; that Black Art that is in someways highly "romanticized" Black Art. I recall showing people my work and having them tell me my work looked good but why did I have to show black people like that. They acted as if I created the lynched black man or the raped black woman. I even had a friend say to me why can't I create pretty pictures. I kind of relish in the fact that my work seems somewhat "evil" in the eyes of others. Devil's advocate is a role that I just love to play. 
In art school and the art world, its easier to play the "evil" artist because you are critiqued on the overall aesthetic quality of your work. Not just the imagery is questioned. We are put the rigors of defending our work and the choices we have made regarding the subject matter. In the "outside world," we are handled differently. The viewer more often than not, judges the work purely on its visual aesthetic. "Oh this artist has rich colors," "oh look at that Black Jesus," or "he/she really captured the essence of a strong black family." I am perfectly ok with being the bad guy. 
Showing where we came from to me is a great way to pay homage to our race. These haven't always been happy times. I feel as a "Black" artist it is our duty to continue to keep and maintain a historical record of the Black Diaspora. I mean I dont set out to create "evil" Black Art, its just I always hope to create a dialog with the viewer that will have them questioning certain things or having the viewer confront this "evil" events and remember. I mean a lot of good came out of these bad times black people had. Its great that as artists we can show the achievements and good fortune of black america but I also think uts good that we never forget the bad as well. I recall one of our "black oppurtunists," (thats a topic I dealt with in one of my first ever posts) said that "...Jim Crow didn't die, he just became James Crow, ESQ." To me that statement holds so true even now in the days of the Obama Administration. 
The funny thing about that whole diatribe is that I have always struggled with an artist identity. I don't want it to be "OK" for me to use the word "NIGGER" or to show black people being lynched because I am a "Black" artist. I want the viewer to be shocked that in this day and age to see some one "ballsy" enough to tackle the subject matter. I have tried to tackle less sensitive work, i.e. Copper Goddess and Abstract drip paintings, but every time I start projects like these it seems exciting at first; then it quickly becomes boring to me. I feel as though I am not creating for myself but creating for acceptance into the "good" Black Artist society. And while I want the viewer to be intrigued and drawn to my work, I still have to be sure that I am really leaving my imprint on my work. I can't create "safe" work. I think thats one of the faults in myself and my work thats holding me back. Trying to play it "safe." 
Going forward in the future, I am going to try my best to unleash HELL in my "evil" Black Art. Lol. 


Saturday, July 24, 2010


Hey you guys...I don't feel too well right now, so I will post my blog I was going to post for you guys some time early next week hopefully. See you soon.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

ArtStar log 32579843...

I read alot and I try to watch as many informative shows and documentaries as possible. As I am going through all of the information, I am also dealing with alot of self-discovery as an artist. I wonder what my legacy as an artist. I sometimes wonder how resolved some of my post-undergrad work is. Have I really solved any problems? Has the work really spoken to me? What can I do differently? What do I need to work on? What am I missing?
On some level I never really care what you, the viewer thinks. On other levels, I wonder if you get what I am trying to convey or if you think that I am trying to bullshit you. When I get right down to it the work has to come from that special place in my head. I need to focus on building a closer relationship to my work and my conscience. Your "gaze" will be predicated by your own relationship with my work. A relationship, where try as I might I can not interfere with. Either you love it or you don't.
Back in school, probably somewhere in the beginning of my junior year, I begin to delve into work that simulated your senses. Work that begged you to question the mindset of the artist. I also was making work that I felt I need to for my own identity and self-awareness as a "black" artist. The imagery and tone of the work was created in such away that you had to approach it in such a manner that you looked at the way you viewed certain things. I can recall after graduating show some people my work and having them respond either negatively or in a way that assured me that just discussing this was difficult for them. One it was difficult because they thought I was too young to be talking about the subject matter and two because the didn't know how to approach the subject matter.
Somewhere along the line the past few years, i have abandoned my aforementioned art practice. There is that part of me that don't want to come off propagandish and a part of me who doesn't want to come off as some one who has done his research. I feel as though this is not a big burden I am putting on myself but a way to make sure I convey the message I want to convey. As I said "your gaze," will determine how you see the work and what you get out of the work.
All I can do for my part is make sure that it is enjoyable to you the viewer.


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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hey People.

Hey faithful few...Just thought I would drop by and shoot you guys a little post. I got a few things in the works and I will be bringing them to you guys in the coming weeks. Next week I might post a little earlier, so be on the look out for that. That's all I have for you guys this week. I know its like a hit-and-run but I promise I will make it up to you guys;)

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Repost from my Vegetrarian Blog...

Hello faithful few, this weekend I figured I would repost my blog entry from my vegetarian blog. You can find can find my other blog at Without further ado-

So…it’s been quite awhile since I wrote here. A little over 3 months! Seems like an eternity huh, lol. Well fret not, hopefully I will get back to writing these posts more often.
I have been keeping up with my Monday/Thursday vegetarian days quite faithfully. On some occasions I have even added day(s) in. On those days I found myself, when it came time to eat, deciding against including meat as an option to my meal. I mean Monday/Thursday is so far instilled in my consciousness that those days I just go with the flow.
We have reached the month of July. We have crossed over into the realm of the latter half of the year. On Wednesday I decided that when the first rolled around, I would try a two week trial. For two weeks straight I will eat as if I am already a full vegetarian. At the end of my two weeks it will bring me into what is now a vegetarian Thursday. Which would mean that the next time I eat meat would be on a Friday.
I am not going to look at this trial period as a countdown to when I will eat meat again but as a way to gauge how I will feel after not eating meat for that period of time.
Is it a bit extreme? I think not. I mean I have been easing my way into the transition thus far. Why not give diving in a try! I really want to work on getting healthier the closer I get to 40 (I am 35 1/2; I bet my girl is going to get a kick out of that!!!). I have witnessed firsthand the results of not living a healthy lifestyle. I mean, I have for so long said this is the year. This is the year I start living healthier. Every New Years roll around and I made that same resolution to say “this is the year that I get healthy.” It just never seemed to come to pass. This past year, my oldest sister died and she was only 37! I promised myself that this year I would stop talking about it and decided that I would be about it. I full intend to follow through. I believe my future is bright. I have a wonderful girlfriend, my family has gotten closer and I have some great friends. I will push myself to stay the course and I will have faith.
I have talked you guys ears off enough already, so now I will take my leave.
Enjoy life because you only get one…

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What UP!

Hey there faithful few. Another week down, another post. Can you guys believe that it is almost July! Crazy. Anywhoogle, I am still on my art grind. I am trying to get my mind in a state of pure intoxication when it comes to art. I been trying to find some sort of art residency and all the call for entries I can find so I can apply for/enter them. I am so ready to shine. Its my time!!!

Until some time next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Why do Birds suddenly appear...

Hey faithful few, how are you guys? It has been a hot one here in Bmore this past week. Whew! Anywhoogle...I have been doing a lot of thinking lately as far as my work goes. I really need to get cracking on this series that I have been working on. I love that I am resolving a lot of issues in my work with this current series. I am amazed at how such a simple technique can lead to an idea I have been kicking in my head for years. Needless to say I am pretty excited.

I have also been kicking in my head the idea of switching up my blog a lot. As you guys can see, I changed the font, font color and background of my page. I have been also thinking about how I greet you guys and how leave you guys. My closing has always been a nod to the show LOST (namaste) but now that LOST has ended; I am wondering if I should let my closing go. Maybe come up with some other catchphrase or something. Those of you guys who know me, know that I am a bastion for witty repertoire;) Who know what the future holds? Just know that whatever I decide you guys will be the first to know!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ramblings and rumblings....

Hello faithful few. Another week, another post...We are breezing through this year aren't we? I am 6 months into my 2 yr action plan. Am I any closer to my goals? Have I achieved any of my goals? Hmmm...I can say I have been creating more than usual. I am trying to get a lot of things done at once. Currently I am work on 3 pieces and I am about to start a fourth. These pieces for me are an investigative approach to "urbanization" and "socialization of urban angst."

In one of my Facebook posts recently, I made mention of going back to my Corcoran roots (college years) in my work. During this time I begin to delve into the social aspect of urban living and life through my eyes and experiences. I also approached the subject of Race, Time and Jim Crowism. I will post some of that imagery for you guys at some point when I get closer to bridging the gap between what I did beginning to middle of last decade to this decade. I really look forward to having the literal and written discourse with you guys about the direction my work is heading. I am pretty excited.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Latest Work and then some...

Hello faithful few. I know I told you guys that I would probably post early this week but I don't's like my mind is so used to coming to you guys on Saturday:). Well as promised I am letting you guys see my two latest projects. If you are a facebook friend, you have already probably seen the red/black one and the other one is a constant work in progress. I am hoping to finish it soon.

What else do I have for you guys? Oh yeah! Today is the day of the 6X6X2010 auction/show at The Rochester Contemporary Art Museum. I submitted a piece for this show (hopefully you guys saw this piece a few posts ago). Some random collector might have add a piece to their art collection and they might want to find out exactly who is this artist named Arthur Lovely;). Well that's all for this week.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hey there

Hey faithful few, how are things going? Well its official, LOST is no more!!! Last Sunday was the 2 1/2 hour series finale of the show. I really enjoyed watching because I love LOST but I was also sad when it ended. It was good but it left me quite perplexed at the end. Not as perplexing as the last episode of The Sopranos but perplexing nonetheless.

I have two images that I will show you guys sometime next week. I am in the middle of working on two pieces that are coming along really great. I might do my post early next week, so be on the lookout for that. If you are a friend of mine on Facebook you probably already have seen one of the images.

I just thought I would let you guys know what I am up to. On a sad note, RIP Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Hello faithful few. Hmmmm. Tomorrow is the end of a great piece of television history. Lost will have its two-hour series finale(24 will have theirs the following night. Another great show). I am anxious but not so anxious. I know after Sunday I will feel literally "LOST" with out LOST. After not watching the show the first three seasons and then cramming the first three seasons in before the start of the 4Th season; I have grown to love the show.

I wonder if any show in the future will captivate me as much as LOST has. Every week I looked forward to seeing what happened on the all-new episode of LOST. I wonder if the show will go out with a bang or will the leave us guessing a la The Sopranos(Fade to Black). I sure hope not.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Coming Soon...

Hello faithful few. I just thought I would show you guys a pic of something I just started tonight. I will bring you a couple more pics of it later on.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hmmm...The End is Near...

Hello Faithful friends, how are things going? This month will be the end of Lost. I am not looking forward to the end. Rarely has a show captured my attention such as Lost has. The constant twists, turns, and cliff-hangers have made this show one of my favorites of all time. The closer it gets to the end of its run and the more that cast regulars get killed off; the more it sets in. Lost will be ending sooner than later. Lost will sorely be missed by yours truly.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Hey there faithful few, how are things going for you guys this weekend? I know I told you guys that I would post pics for you in the middle of the week but I totally forgot. I actually didn't remember until last night. So I am doing this post for you guys so I could post the pics. Next weeks post is going to be a good one. I hope you guys are looking forward to reading it because i am looking forward to writing it for you.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Hello Faithful few, I just thought I would post a final picture of the piece i was working on for the show in Rochester. I hope you guys enjoy.

I am also working on a new piece that I just started the other day. I will probably take a couple of pics and post for you guys the middle of next week. That's all for now.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Art in progress

Hey faithful few, how are you guys? I just thought I would share with you guys a few images. This is the piece that I am working on for the show in Rochester, NY. It is almost complete. The top image is the stage it is in right now. I should have another round of pics next week for you guys maybe.

Until next week sometime, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Hello faithful few. I was hoping to post some pics for you today but I don't really feel like it. I am pretty tired so I am going to try and get some shut-eye. I will probably post them sometime early next week. When I do post them it should be of my finished piece.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Hey faithful few! How is it going? We are having such wonderful weather here in Baltimore today. Clearly SPRING HAS SPRUNG! I am beginning to work on two pieces for shows that are coming up at the end of the month and in May. One is a piece for a juried competition in Charleston, SC and the other piece is for a show in Rochester, NY. The one is Charleston can be any 2D work so I probably attack that first. The one in Rochester has special requirements. The work can not exceed 6"X6" and must be priced at $20. I am pretty excited to be working on these pieces and I surely will let you guys see what I come up with. I might even have some previews coming up in the next couple of weeks or so;) That's all for now folks!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update and the 1derful internets...

Hello faithful few, how are things? Its going with me, I can't really complain. Well this week I finally got my file complete for my admission to grad school for Savannah College of Art & Design. It seems all my paperwork was getting lost in the shuffle. I had to track some down and have some professors resend some stuff but I got an email yesterday from my admission counselor saying that my application was being sent to the review committee and I should know if I got accepted or not in 3 to 6 weeks. So wish me luck.

My other application has been done and as I was checking my email I saw that I got an email from WCU that said my decision letter was now available online. So I pointed the mouse to the address on the internets where I could check the letter and it would not accept my password and pin number. I proceeded to reset the password and try again but to no avail. I then called the tech people for the site and was told to leave a message and the would get back to me. Needless to say no one did and they are only available Mon-Fri. So I have to endure the whole weekend not knowing what the schools decision was!!!! Talk about excruciating. Well thats all for this week folks.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Blog

Hey faithful few, how are things going? I just wanted to let you know that this week I started my "official" venture into vegetarianism. So on Mondays and Thursdays it's strictly vegetarian for me. As I get comfortable and use to the change I will add another day and so on until all my week is a vegetarian week. I have also taken to documenting my venture. My blog where I am documenting it is @ Follow me. Check me out. It's GOING TO BE FUN!!!!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

So you wanna stop eating meat huh...

Hello faithful few. It's that time again already! These months are really flying. Monday we will be halfway through the 3rd month of the year 2010AD! Ridiculous.

Anyway, I thought this week I would talk to you guys about my foray into vegetarianism. Naw, I am not trying to save any chickens or cows. I won't be at any "release the animals back into their own habitat" rallies:) I still love leather and eggs:). I am doing this for me, for my health and because I have always been curious about the "herbivores" culture (I use that term in it's loosest meaning). I have worked with quite a few vegetarians and vegans so I have always been in their heads about the culture and the mindset of a "non-meat eater". I even went as far as recently buying a vegetarian for dummies book! I told myself as a part of my transition into the new me that I would begin to switch out my "meat-eating habits" with new "vegetarian-eating habits" until I could completely "veg-out".

I have tried on a couple of occasions to start myself on eating complete vegetarian meals on certain days of the week and/or at least 2 days a week. This past week, I decided that Mondays and Thursdays would be my vegetarian days. When I get more used to it, I will add another day until my entire eating habit is that of a vegetarian. Wish me luck! That's all for now.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong....

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Black History Month

Hello faithful few, I know it's now March but I am still going to give you guys my black history post. So let's get to it!

As February came and went, it was hard to realize that it was actually black history month. I don't think it was because of a lack of need. I mean sure black people are achieving more and more everyday and we are also making history everyday but we are not actually rewriting any new history. There are some who would argue why do we have a specific month devoted to black people and not other people. I would say to them what I always heard growing up; we get one month to celebrate our history and 11 months for everybody else.

Truth of the matter is the last decade or so, black history has been minimal at best. I recall black history was the month where television programming and public programming was geared towards black history month. There were plays on Saturday nights on TV at 7. In school there were essay contests for kids who got to read them on TV. I mean we still have Champions of Courage on TV but that is not as prominent as it was. I am curious to see how black history is taught in schools these days. Are our kids and future generations of our kids going to be able to study or learn about our history or are they going to have to look to us be their only means of education when it comes to black culture and black heritage. I, for one don't mind being a living record of times past and present in the black diaspora. That's all I have for you guys this week.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

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Saturday, February 27, 2010


Hey Faithful few...

OK look, I know I told you guys that I was going to do a Black History for you right...but this past week was hectic for me. I spent all week pulling together my portfolio and getting my resume and statement ready to make these grad school deadlines. So I only had time to focus on that but fret not my friends, I will still bring it to you guys...Just not today. Please, please be on the lookout for it next week.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Crazy week

Hello faithful few. I, no "we" had a crazy week here on the east coast. After that major winter blast we got on the weekend, we got hit again middle of the week by another blast of the wintry stuff. We hadn't even begun to get back to normal when this next storm hit. Here in the Baltimore area, we obliterated our seasonal record for snowfall by over 20" (I believe the old record was like 65.2 or something like that vs 86 point something or another this year) and we still have about a month or so left in winter. Also there is supposed to be another storm coming Monday! They are having to resort to all types of freezing methods and trickery up in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics, while here on the east coast we have plenty of "used" snow that we can't get rid of. Lol. As a kid I loved this stuff; now, not so much. As a matter of fact I can't wait to get away from the snow!!! I thought I would just give you guys a lil update here this weekend. I will be back full force next week.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

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Saturday, February 6, 2010


Hello faithful few how are you guys doing? Well here on the east coast we got blasted by a blizzard. Almost a WHOPPING 3 feet!!! So the next couple of days I will have more time on my hands then I planned;) Its a good thing though. I need to finish my artist statement/statement of purpose and some work I have been working on. Also I have a black history post that I have been thinking up for you guys so I will post it for you guys maybe in a couple of days. That's all I have for you guys this week.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Check me out right...

Hey faithful few, how are you guys? Whew I am tired today! Okay people its coming down to crunch time on some deadlines and for getting things done.

I have been working on my artist statement a little more and I have also begun to write my statement of purpose. The trick with them is that; they are almost one and the same. So I have to talk in the right voice and right tone so it doesn't seem like I am writing 2, count'em 2 artist statements. In any event, I should have both of them ready for you guys probably about the middle of next week. I look forward to bringing them to you.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

PS...Next Tuesday the 2ND, is the premiere of the final season of Lost! I am so excited!!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rough Draft

Hello faithful few, how has your week gone so far? Mines have gone OK so far. I have been feeling a little burnt out but I am better now. As I promised, I am bringing you guys my post early this week. I am not trying to disrupt the balance of the universe by switching things up;) I am just doing things differently then usual. I did tell you guys that this year, I will be doing things differently with my blog. I have a rough rough rough draft of the beginning of my artist statement for you guys. Just wanted to give you guys a little taste. So without further ado!

...I have always been fascinated with the idea of mark making. Even as a kid when I doodled in class, I found myself drawn to the imagery that came out of random mark making. The different shapes and lines that were created by intersecting marks always seemed more interesting then the marks themselves. Even we I was drawing, say an apple I loved the way the shadow connected with the object.

The more I became aware of my gift, the more I, which I didn't kn.ow at the time noticed how much of a story that mark making could tell. When I was in high school I got away from mark making. Alot of the work I did was dependent on representation. Sure sometimes they work was not 100% percent representational but an apple was an apple and a car a car. I mean I still placed shapes next to each other and across each other and then preceded to fill in the negative space to see what emerged but I didn't do it as much as when I was a free-spirited unadulterated kid. The more I learned to see the work the more I strayed away from mark-making.

My first few semesters in college was all about conditioning my mind to understand and see art differently than I had before. I did the normal studying and examining practices. I learned the educational aspects of art from an academic standpoint. I was building upon the knowledge base for art that I already had. Mark making while on the back burner, became something a little more to me. I hadn't totally abandoned it but I also wasn't primarily focusing on it.

It probably was not until I got into art school that I came back to mark making(in my sophomore and junior year). Art school was a new venture for me. A time for exploration. A time to expand my vocabulary for art. My work at this time while still academic was beginning to take on a different meaning for me...

That's all I have for you guys so far. Like I said its pretty rough and its going to go through a few rewrites and edits but I will get it done soon. When I do I will post it for you guys.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Artist Statement

Hello faithful few, I am busy at work trying to bang out my artist statement and statement of purpose for these grad school applications. I thought I would have something to post for you guys this week on it but it is still very rough. I will def have something for you guys next week on it. I might post an early rough draft of it Tuesday but I am not sure yet.

My week was pretty good. My birthday was this past Tuesday. I treated myself to a double feature and dinner. I enjoyed it. That's all I did. Well that's all I have for you guys this week. Pray for the families in Haiti everyone.

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Hello faithful few, how are you guys? How was your week? Mine was pretty good. Next week is my birthday and I am pretty excited about that. I will be crossing over into another demographic, lol. I will still be the same old me though. :)

This week I kind of thought about resolutions. I wondered if I had any to declare or if I had any to share. I have been telling you guys how I want to kind of switch up my blog a little, so I guess that's sort of a resolution. I guess my main resolution that I think i will share with you guys is that I plan on carrying out everything that I set out to do this year. That includes; my relationship, my health, my life, and my work. The past year was a trying year for me. I experienced things that I never had experienced before. I had to come to grips death, getting older and failure. In this new year, I will forge ahead and strive to continue bettering myself. I will not let self-doubt and second-guessing foil my efforts to being a better me, a new me!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Years!

Hey faithful few! It looks like we are in another year and a new decade! The next six weeks are going to be hectic for me going forward and I am excited. I will be hopefully bringing you guys lots of art, so be looking for that. Ummm, let's see...oh yeah I will try to tackle alot of issues that are going on in the world as well as trying to bring about more art discourses in my blog. It looks like I will be bringing you guys so good stuff in new year!

Until sometime next week, namaste and stay strong...