Sunday, February 28, 2010


i am resisting the urge of "googling" people

immediately after meeting them.

that rash movement isn't fair to me or them.

discovering someone is a gift.

one that is heightened when all five senses are activated.

face time...LETS GO!

let us dance.

your atmosphere is determined by your presence.

let us shine.

(because we have the power to do so)


always sing.

always offer praise.

always give thanks.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

yo comprende

this genius is not for everybody.

or as ma would say: don't share your pearls with pigs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

year in review

luck it what you want.
it has been good.


esp because i have this man on my gchat list.
*i just got chills...again.

Friday, February 19, 2010

rain, shine, sleet, or snow.

...mama gotta pay these bills
...and i am thrilled to pay them doing this.

...i got lots of it!

p.s. lines are entirely too sexy at times.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

roxanna floyd..

i had the pleasure of meeting this woman.
she was both beautiful and charismatic.

she impressed me most was the clarity
that she had when it came to her work.

she seemed to let her talent lead her.

she closely understood that she was walking
in purpose...connecting her beginnings
of working at a jewish man's lab, mixing chemicals
to create progressing into one of the
most respected makeup artists in
the beauty industry.

rest in beautiful peace.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

dark + beautiful

i've always been into it

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

led by feelings

instinct is a priceless guide.
resistance against what feels right
is a waste of my time.

this is fact:
if i do my part (and do it well)
then i am progressing.

that's all i really need to know.
and its honestly good enough for me.

i have enough past proof to trust this fact.


my vision is hazy.
there was a time when this frustrated me,
i wanted to know what i was working towards.
because then i would know what steps to take
to get there.

i envied zora neale hurston who had
flashes of scenes that would take place in
days/years/decades to come. she had a
sense of her future.

that hasn't been my life and that's fine.
i am now cool with being partially blind.
i just think about the type of
work that i want to be doing...and give thanks
for being able to live that now.

i do have one clear detail about what's to come.
i want it to be bigger than me...
if other people can eat off of this work, then
a full harvest will have been reaped.
that will be a testament to my patience and persistence.

mama fed me. and her mama fed her.

... i too plan to feed a lot of folks.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

absolute power

"This has always been a motto of mine:

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."

- Bette Davis

"Every important choice we make is being guided by one of two places:

either it is an act of faith or it is an act of fear. Faith opens the door to a new future."

- Debbie Ford

"Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat

has been accepted as reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely

temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort

to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is

wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth."

- Bruce Lee

"If you can think it, you can do it. As for fear, just go through it.

Ask to receive believe and you'll achieve.

Love is the key, to unlock your destiny. The present is all you have

Trust in the Master's plan. Today is gone too soon, get going

So you don't die with your music still in you."

- Mastin Kipp

Monday, February 01, 2010

from the great prophet...

I’m a mirror…If you’re cool with me,

I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts.

What you see is what you reflect.

If you don’t like what you see,

then you’ve done something.

If I’m standoffish,

that’s because you are.

-jay z