Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How yuh feeling?

Alphonsus “Arrow” Cassell, maybe gone  but his music will live on. RIP brother.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I was going through a notebook I used when I went to George Brown College and saw this lady. Who she is I don't know, but at that time the image was in my mind. I just could not help bringing her to life in my notebook.

But today I'm introducing her to the world. So everyone meet Missy Doodle

Friday, May 27, 2011

All Fired Up

Fire, there's a fire, sweet fire burning in my heart
   Fire, there's a fire, sweet fire burning in my heart...
Words & Music by Paul Oakley

While I was working on the painting a few minutes ago I was hearing the song Fire in my mind. The painting depicts praise and people with their hands in the air praising God is one of the my signatures in my paintings. So as I go I'll continue to sing....

And I will run with the passion You put in me.
Now I know I'll never be the same again.      
For as long as You will give me breath ,  
My heart is so resolved,
Oh to lay my life before You, Lord,                                                                  
Let everything I do be to Your praise... 

I Feel Like Painting

I feel like painting right right now. I had not painted on fabric for years and a few days ago I started to paint a dress for my sister and now I'm inspired to do more.I finished the dress a few minutes ago and now I'm working on a canvas that I drew on since last year.

I'm excited about the entire thing because the weather finally feels warm and with that in mind I want to do a few fabric painted garments. Before the day ends I'm gonna put that painting up in a place that has been connected to it from the very inception. So with that in mind I'm off.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joshua Strikes Again

I was putting some kits together for a class and looked over at a coiled bead I had made during a class demonstration. Well that was the last time that bead was going to be in that form. My little "modifier" was playing my beads and told me that the beads were talking to him.

Well my thing is maybe, yeah just maybe that very coiled bead that I was admiring a few minutes before told him something he did not like. Joshua transformed that bead and all I did was smile and made it into what it now it. Thank you Josh for striking again.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

All In The Mind

It is said the the Devil finds work for idle hands( he loves Prada too). Have you ever thought about what he has up his sleeves for idle minds? Hmmmmmmmm!!! " A mind is a terrible thing to waste" according to the United Negro College Fund slogan. Growing up some of us were taught to 'mind our own business' and to 'mind our manners' ( yeah manners maketh man and woman too - sisters).

" Free your mind and the rest will follow." ( En Vogue's Funky Divas album 1992). It's all in mind!!! Well girlfriend and boyfriend - a creative mind can sometimes keep you awake while the rest of the world sleeps. A creative mind can also encourage doodling while at a meeting or even in a lecture ( the list goes on just as the beat ). Yes it's all in the mind!!! So peeps with mine in mind I'm off to bed. Night night.

Monday, May 2, 2011


May is here already. The fifth month of the year and daily I keep looking for signs of spring. Today I saw some leaves on a few trees and I felt delighted, excited and hopeful.

We had a few days of rain and my son mentioned that he loved the rain. I looked at him last week as he stood in the rain in his raincoat smiling. He told me that we need rain for the plants to grow. So true Josh we do. So Mother Nature do your do and in your doing please let the gardens continue to bloom as we spring forward into warmer days.