Be proud of me. This is my 1st event flyer of 2016, and it's August. This represents a huge sigh of relief. A difficult start I had this year, but I'm proud I was able to recover within the 12 months. It's the Ishtar in me, I suppose. Can't keep a woman down too long! … Continue reading My Upcoming Gig
Progress report on my awesome 'do. I've got about an inch and change of growth since the buzz down. The curls are coming in really tight, yet still distinct - soft, wispy curls along the temples, thick twists cover the rest. There's still the weird patch of hair that grows longer than the rest of … Continue reading Keepin’ It Short
Been riding quite the wave this week. Got my spoken word workshop green-lighted, received positive responses from exhibit participants, and I've even lined up some local celebs to bring flair to my projects! Man, am I a lucky girl. Thanks for delivering, Universe. On Thursday, my arty cohort and I traversed the local Joann Fabrics … Continue reading All About That Crown
The first time we went out on the water, BF spent more time looking back and stopping for me than he did enjoying the adventure. For the inconvenience, on this time around, I assured him he could enjoy the trip without worrying about me, now that I knew the course of the river from launch … Continue reading River Medicine
As the Parade of Nations at the Olympics passed onscreen, I couldn't take my eyes off of a certain African athlete dancing along with the stadium samba music. Djibouti's small yet excited delegation entered in matching clothing, but the dancer added beautiful jewelry across her face! Found what it was, a version of this ceremonial headdress. INSPIRATION. … Continue reading Olympic Inspiration
August = productive so far, and delighted to report it's a very positive experience! So far, I've drummed up interest on my two projects, and it looks like we are totally greenlit for The Living Goddess Exhibit. What is that, you wonder? Word will be out soon on the details, but if you have been … Continue reading Spirit and Goddesses and Queens, Oh My!
I am in a mood. I'm gonna compose some letters. Not going to mail them, just let the words flow cathartic. I'll print them on lovely stationary, then burn them, after I cross and cover names. Yep. I'm in that kind of mood. I'll start my drafts here for your amusement. To accompany, a … Continue reading On Self-Deprecation
Gilded tendrils through wooden slats summon a new Appalachian day. I tumble, tumble giddy under feathery darkness my morning dreams launch me into flight... So begins one of the poems I created in that beautiful cabin nestled under ancient wood. The experience of connecting with nature at a primordial level is a powerful thing. My … Continue reading Coming Down The Mountain