Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Art for Puerto Rico

As a native New Yorker, my ties to Puerto Rico are very near dear to my heart. Several of the women in my life after my mother passed away were all natives of this beautiful island. This summer, I lost the one woman who practically raised me. She taught me how to cook authentic Puerto Rican food. She was very close to my mother. She watched over my dad when I moved away. She was indeed my second mom.


September 19. Hurricane Maria, ravished the entire Caribbean coast, including PR. Electricity was already a problem due to infrastructure issues as well as due to the previous storm Irma.


I want to help the best way I can. That is with my art. Two organizations I have been observing that have been doing work since day one have been, Puerto Rico Relief Flight and United for Puerto Rico.





This is a non-profit used for fundraising reconstruction of Puerto Rico's Infrastructure. The non-profit was created for Puerto Rico as an initiative brought forth by the First lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló



Based out of Palm Beach County this is a grassroots effort to airlift supplies to the people of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. We are asking for donations. They have already made three trips to the island delivering food, water, feminine hygiene products, toiletries etc.



Normally I would just write a check. However due to Hurricane Irma hitting us a week prior, I too lost work. Moreover, funds are scarce. However, there is a way to help. I am an artist. I decided to help in that way. If you purchase any of the pieces on this page, 50% of the proceeds will go to either one of these charities. Immediately.





Inspired by Anthony Burks Sr. Rooted Ground

Raíces de Puerto Rico
(Roots of Puerto Rico)




Doll Baby Blue





Dancing Shoe II





Untitled Flowers





Love Letter to You Know Who

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Raffle for What is My Priority


My first published book celebrates 8 years in publication. 
In celebration of this, I will be raffling a signed copy of the book. 

I call it "The book who makes grown men cry" 



Choose

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gemini

Torn
Between the choices I make
and the choices I made.
Lost
between the two worlds.
My past and my present.
Confused
About my needs versus my wants.
Is there really a difference?
Too many decisions
not enough choices.
Why can't I just be at two places
at the same time.
 I often play devil’s advocate.
For you
there is one side of the coin you root for.
For me
there is always two sides to every coin.
No black or white.
Just a whole lot of grey.
Cloudy and confusing me.
I don't know where things start
 nor where they should end.
 All I need
 Is to go in the right direction.
But which way is that?
What many feel is the correct way to go
may not work for me.
All I know is
 I am determined
to make this journey.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rant

Often times I have to put on an act to make others comfortable. And I will say it isn't fun. I really feel like people do not think before they speak. Statements that start:
A) The next time you feel depressed... DON'T...
B)  You really ought to...
C) You better...
D) Why don't You...
E) Keep that to yourself because people don't like when you.....
Yes those statements are insensitive.

OMG folks!!! We are human! We are not robots. We don't like being depressed. We don't like being used. We don't like having to worry about where our next mortgage payment is coming from. We don't like to repeat ourselves over and over again because individuals choose to not listen. Why can't others for once in a while not impose unsolicited advice to me? Why can't folks understand that people do get depressed not to make them uncomfortable? Why can't people just respect my wishes & listen, not just talk. We do not enjoy having to defend ourselves because an individual chooses to give  unsolicited advice. Why can't people be on time when we agree on a time for...ANYTHING .  Our time is important too.

Respect my time & boundaries please. Thank you.
Rant over.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Meeting Cory


This is was definitely worth waiting for my food. It's not about politics for me. This man sincerely cares about his City Of Newark and his state of NJ. 

There aren't too many individuals who aren't close friends or family that I will go out of my way to see. Let alone in politics. In fact after Prince's death, the list got much smaller. But this gentleman is a class act. He doesn't serve my city or my state. But he visiting my little neighborhood in Northwood, it was worth having breakfast with a crowd of people just to meet him in person.

Cory Booker is a class act.

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