Wednesday, November 26, 2014

.459 :: 34th birthday ::

it's been such a while since i've posted a blog that wasn't for my photography group, that even posting this one feels odd. BUT - in an effort to lighten the shadow that looms on my heart from the NON-indictment that fell on my birthday, i am choosing to breathe in the moments that brought me peace on that day. the homemade cake, made from the hands of my mother and daughter, the handwritten card of my child and the sheer excitement she expressed in giving it to me, the pretty and comfy cardigan my mother bought for me and the time spent with one of my favorite people on earth (why, those awkward, "don't take a picture of me" portraits at the bottom were taken by him)...

because while this country continues to show me just how much it devalues me life, my family, lovingly, shows me it's worth.

Monday, November 10, 2014

.458 the creativity project :: art ::

bariq cobbs: living art.

chance meeting while riding the subway.

he played with toots and showed me his art
while we talked about art and life not being separate 
and i remarked in my mind that nothing in life is actually "by chance".



zsudayka nzinga. my fellow elephant. mother of my child's oldest sibling. 
she is strength in aries form and paints wounds and wars and love and life in every stroke of her being.

please visit fav the super talented madeline cedeno (maddy) over on her blog at 
and view her dope urban take on this month's theme (which is an awesome follow-up to mine own, actually, lol).

then, afterwards, please join us and share your own 'art' themed images on the the creativity project facebook page :)