Nov 25, 2013
My poem "21 Thoughts On The Stereotype That All Brown People Are Terrorists" from Songs From Under The River, was honored by Write Bloody with a Pushcart nomination! Excited to share that honor with my fellow WB nominees: Jason Bayani, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Khary Jackson, and Aaron Samuels. Check out all the nominated poems over at Write Bloody
Nov 24, 2013
I love this song SO much. I don’t know how to explain my love for it except that like most things of love it breaks and makes bigger my heart at the same time.
Nov 22, 2013
"It’s important to tell your child ‘no.’ I want him to be prepared when life tells him ‘no.’"
“When has life told you ‘no’?”
“I’m an African-American female raised in Harlem. Life has always told me ‘no.’ It tried to say ‘no’ when I wanted to own my own business. And now I own three.”
That’s what I’m talkin about.
Nov 22, 2013
The entire history of Dr. Who on one tapestry, by Bill Mudron. I wouldn’t say I’m a follower of the Doctor, I have only seen one episode of the revived series. And while I watched a plethora of Dr. Who as a little one, the multitude of my memories of the classic series is the hair and scarf of Tom Baker and how incredibly creeptastic the music was. In spite of all that, the above is fucking awesome. Enlarged version on Mr Mudron’s flickr. Via Creative Bloq
Nov 21, 2013
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Nov 17, 2013
Second day of EAST. Number 37. Current soundtrack: Blonde on Blonde.
On deck: Illinois, Dean Martin, The Felice Bros, Sgt Pepper, & Dinah Shore.
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
humansofnewyork: ”The. sky. is. blue. and. you. are. NOT. it.”
Nov 15, 2013
One of my favorite journals American Short Fiction, asked me to do some artwork for their recent relaunch of the magazine. So I did a collection of illustrations inspired by "The Disappearing" by Joyce Carol Oates, which appears in ASF’s new issue. Issue 56 also includes work from Kevin Wilson, Rachel Swearingen, Kellie Wells, Barret Swanson, Ryan Mcdonald, and Sabrina Orah Mark, and can be ordered online. I can’t recommend ASF enough; I’m not a big short story reader but my wife had a subscription from some years back and I started reading the issues and have never been disappointed. To have this journal return and for them to have asked me to do work for them (especially for a writer like Ms. Oates) was a real honor. See all my pictures here.
Nov 12, 2013
Like last year I’ll be participating in upcoming EAST!
The East Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour which champions the abundance of talent within Austin’s large and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and support the arts community by building their collections and supporting local businesses.
I’ll be showing at location #37 this weekend and the next, November 16-17 and November 23-24, from 11-6pm each day. Check the map! I’ll have paintings, prints, drawings, and books for viewing and for sale, so feel free to stop in and see some of my previous work as well as new art I’ve been working on.
One can pick up this year’s EAST catalog at Austin libraries while supplies last and can get all information online as well. All the info is here. Hope to see yall there!
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