Apr 28, 2011

April Love & Light Switches

Here are the April joints, some more interesting handmade stuff coming soon because they're fun to make. Whats life with out fun?

Apr 25, 2011

Proud Dad Moment

Yes we will little one! Some drawings my son did the other day.i always love his drawings, but this one surprised me!

Diabolical plan revealed, sort of

So, I've been talking about this project with friends for long enough. Time to unleash a preview.The diabolical plan is taking shape....Stay tuned

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do"

Apr 24, 2011

More of the process

I've had some obstacles I've gone through or around in the journey to publishing my first Children's Book recently. Mostly I sent out a lot of work, got some responses and offers back, some rejections too. Also i joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Through there I was able to meet some folks in the biz. The more I try, the more clues I pick up. Thought you'd appreciate seeing a page that i sent out...This is a scene from my book..It's about the journey to a healthy food practice! The journey of publishing is full of struggle, but we as creatives must never give up.Ever.

Apr 21, 2011

Run Away, Roo, Sunday kind of love

"Woke up and realized I was free...to be anything if it was in integrity with what I dream"

Apr 20, 2011

Muphoric Sounds 15

One of my favorite instrumental jams comes from "Thee Midniters" from East Los. The first time I heard it was in the film Mi Vida Loca as a cover song. Check it out

Apr 18, 2011

Short story 4

Binghi attended Montego Bay Elementary school on 4th street. It was the year 2086. He was eleven years old now, and coming into his abilities. While waiting for his Papa to cook coconut lamb stew he decided to practice the "balancing" lesson from his fourth period mental physics class. He had already finished his homework, and changed into his playing clothes on the rug. If he could keep the papaya from falling this time, maybe he could finally impress the shy girl from Morocco.....

Apr 11, 2011

Inspiration 8

Inspiring people/things. Georgina Anne Muldrow-Singer, composer. "Water Writes" murals+water+Estria Foundation, Zetta Elliott-Author/Activist"A Wish After Midnight", The Akonadi Foundation-for supporting artists!East Bay Edibles-I have a piece in the next issue,"Black Science Fiction Society",Nathalie Mvondo's "Multiculturalism Rocks" Blog-dope resources, super down to earth sister! JDavey-just listen. Movement Ink, design company by brother Rene Quinones. Art of Tatsuyuki Tanaka-dope animator/illustrator. Ashay By The Bay- childrens books w/ a focus on African American kids. Amara Tabor Smith-Our Daily bread+"Deep Waters", super dope performing artists! Mshindo Kuumba, incredible illustrator/comics artist."Reading in Color", blog about YA novels+ focus on people of color. Tambien La LLuvia-great film w/Gael Garcia Bernal. And "Art of Living" meditation/yoga/breathing course from super humble folks.Thats all folks...

Apr 6, 2011

Typography 9-Robert Glasper

R is for Robert Glasper and FTB is one of the first joints that introduced me to Robert's work. The brotha plays piano and he's dope!!

Apr 4, 2011

Jazz Portrait 7-Meshell Ndegeocello

Papillon and Love Song #3 are two of my favorites from this incredibly prolific, talented, and beautiful lady. Meshell writes, sings, and arranges, but she plays the hell out of the Bass!