Saturday, November 04, 2006

Why do I bother

About 5 years ago, I had a misunderstanding with a now former friend. It was over something that I did that I found to be in her best interest. We discussed it. She said she forgave me. I thought it was over. Well it surfaced again, and she is still angry. Granted I know I stepped over the boundries. I apologized then. I know a friend of mine told me God can't forgive you if you don't forgive yourself. I did this act with all the best intentions. This person is so use to people having selfish reasons for being in their life that it may appear as though they expected the same from me.

I know I should say why bother, but they need to know that my intensions were not selfish. I will give it sometime and confront the situation head on.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Damn Near 40

Well I have been looking at a lot of pictures of myself & other friends lately while putting together this book. I have gone to one reunion this year and will be going to another in October.
When asked "what reunion" and I say "my 20th" I get the same response..."Dayum!!!! How old are you?" I always respond...."Damn near 40"
We all know that is just an excuse for not remembering our age. We start forgetting after 30.
But after looking at some of the recent pix that were snapped on my trip this Aug. I can say w/ pride...I look damn good to be Damn Near 40.....LOLOLOL

Monday, August 21, 2006


Ever been tempted by something you know you shouldn't have? What do you do? Do you go for it, or do you just let it go? You know it's bad for you but you know you just can't get enough?

Friday, August 18, 2006

About my NYC trip

Thursday's craziness of the illeged terror foil delayed an incoming plane a 1/2 hour. However, due to that 1/2 hour a major storm hit the PA,NJ, NY area and we were stranded in Norfolk, Virginia for 7 hours. Prior to that we were circling in the air before landing for 2 hours We could not get clearance to land in Lagardia. We sat on the plane in VA for 4 hours.I didn't get to LGA until 10:30pm...I was suppose to be there at 2:33pm.
After that incident I told myself I wasn't letting anything get to me. & I didn't.
I got to see almost all the important people in my life while I was there.I went to one of the two reunions I am going to attend. Though the reunion had a small turnout, it was very intimate & we had a blast.
This was truly a mental health trip. I needed it in the worse way. I did a lot of thinking. And it was truly an experience to finally exhale.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I should be so excited about my trip to New York, but instead I am aggravated. After 2 years of planning our AA/LA reunion the whole thing changed with one major mistake. I am so pissed I can spit. To make matters worst, people interests have dwindled from the event. I feel like my friends have not been supportive because of one person who I won't name & I invest quite a few hundred dollars of my money to cover the reservation. That I may never get back because the several people who made their promises are not keeping them.

I also have a friend up there who is demanding to much of my time & they do not understand that as selfish as this may sound, this trip is suppose to be about me.

I am in a huge emotional rollercoaster. And I want to get off. My friends have been my family for years, but in this important part of my life I really feel alone. Family is the same way. I feel I have no kind of control of my own life.

I am just freakin disgusted

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Monday, June 26, 2006

'How sexually ghetto are you?'

40% Ghetto ...
Kinda Ghetto.

You are kinda Ghetto. You are not the coolest or most suave person in the world. But you are not that ghetto either. You are only ghetto in the most extreme of circumstances.

'How sexually ghetto are you?' at

Great items to purchase

Friday, May 12, 2006

Great Show

Anthony had a great art show. The work will be hanging at the venue for a month. Pray we get some sales.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Our first Sale

Well, after being online for approximately 6 days. We got our first sale of t-shirts the other night. We are so excited. If you were unable to check out the two stores, here is your opportunity to see them again.

Come visit my store on CafePress!
Or visit this shop

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Just a little thought

Is it true when they say "If you are owed money, you will never be broke"? I don't know about you, but I am broke & there are many folks who owe me money. So that is straight up bullshit.

Everybody E-bay

Well folks. Don't you like to find a deal? I know I do. It is prom season as well as approaching wedding season. Wouldn't you want to save money on these two important times of you life? I often have auctions for these two events, however if you want to just shop for other things click the ebay symbol at the lower right hand corner of the page & shop until your hearts content. And if you want to see what wild things I have going on check out seller dizeimage. I would love to have you.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Anthony Burks/ Rooted Ground

Pink Ribbon for Cancer Awareness

On of reason for going to NYC is because of my 20th HS Reunion from Cardinal Spellman HS. The 2 clubs I was a member of (the Afro-American Club & The Latin-American Club) are hosting a dinner cruise. We will be holding a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awarenes. Proceeds for this fundraiser is going to th American Cancer Society and The Hamlett Children Fund. This is a scholarship for an alumnus 2 young little sons. After beating breast cancer, Jill Wilson-Hamlett succomb to complications during surgery of cancer of the brain in April 2005.
I have been hosting many fundraiser for this cause but this is really important. I have an online auction on e-bay right now. Click the title on this post and please purchase a ribbon. Or you can give a donation by clicking a donation bar on the right. Either way, thanks for your support.

Kuumba artists and exhibition info

Artists: Turgo Bastien, Anthony Burks, Trina Slade-Burks, DaphneDowell, Allah Emmanual, Kianga Jinaki Hanif, Kelly Liddie, MarkManning, Peter Marchall, Tonya Mosley, Nzingah, Henery Pellissier,Harold Rigaud & David Saintus
"Gathering of Kuumba" is showing through June 3 at the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL

Museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Beginning May 1, it will be closed on Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students (14-21); and free for members and children younger than 14.
For any question please contact Daphne Dowell @ 561-243-7922 ext. 317
All artwork is available for sale.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dancing Lady I

Cornell exhibit features work of minority artists
By Suzanna Mahler
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Paintings, sculptures, fiber art, and dolls are some features of "Gathering of Kuumba," now showing at the Cornell Museum of Art and History at Old School Square.
The multimedia art exhibit features work from about 15 African-American, Haitian and Caribbean artists.
"This year there are a lot of new people," said Melissa Carter, director of marketing. "One of them is coming from Miami, and another resides outside of Florida, but is here seasonally."
The museum's program assistant Daphne Dowell is one of the founders of Kuumba, meaning creativity in Swahili.
Dowell and two friends thought of the idea about six years ago.
"We were just sitting around one night thinking of what we could do to feature African-American artists," Dowell said. "In the beginning, we thought of doing an 'all women' show and then I thought maybe we could do a 'mixed show.'
"I was working at Old School Square and presented the idea to the museum, and we've been doing it ever since. We started with seven artists, and it's grown to 15 artists."
Dowell's African-American wrap dolls are displayed in the exhibit.
"People like the fact that it is an African-American show, because most of the time when you go to an art show, we are the minority," Dowell said. "In this show, we are the majority. It gives us the chance to exhibit and show our work."
The artists have a range of experience, which makes for an interesting show, Carter said.
"People like the diversity of the styles in the media," Carter said. "It's a very exciting show, because each of these artists brings a lot of different inspirations to their work.
"Artists are from all backgrounds — some of them are self-taught; some have been trained; some have exhibited around the world and others are purely local."
"Gathering of Kuumba" is showing through June 3 at the Cornell Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.

Sponsor me in NYC

Well I will be attending my 20th high school reunion. It is being held in NYC where I am from. I am looking for sponsors to help me with this trip. I have an auction going which is going to be fun. I would love for you to participate. Check out the link.

UPTOWN flavor

If you have the interest in serious dining, gaining some culture and enjoying the nightlife in Harlem USA; check out Uptown Flavor.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A Perfect Send Off

Beautiful funeral is all I can say. Now I am not one to go to funeral but this is something that I really wish I could have attended. If you missed it, C-SPAN has been re-running it simultaneously on cable.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Back to Ebay

After all the holiday drama with E-bay, I have decided to list some new auctions for the new year. I am doing a variety of things from books to art to unusual auctions. Login thru the E-bay link on the lower right-hand side and search for dizeimage's auctions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

10 Things you don't know about me...

  1. I still communicate w/me 1st love (not my husband)
  2. I use to smoke
  3. I am afraid to drive
  4. I sang in a choir
  5. I went to Diddy's High School rival
  6. I have two relatives who were well known artists in NYC
  7. My ancestors were German, British & Chinese
  8. I witnessed a death
  9. I have had phone sex (nuff said)
  10. I am the same age that my mother was when she died

Karma is a Squeak

Blazing mouse sets fire to house
A US man who threw a mouse onto a pile of burning leaves could only watch in horror as it ran into his house and set the building ablaze.
Luciano Mares, 81, of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, found the mouse in his home and wanted to get rid of it.
"I had some leaves burning outside, so I threw it in the fire, and the mouse was on fire and ran back at the house," he was quoted as saying by AP.
Though no-one was injured, the house and everything in it was destroyed.
"I've seen numerous house fires, but nothing as unique as this one," Fire Department Captain Jim Lyssy said.
New Mexico has seen several major blazes after unseasonably dry and windy conditions which have destroyed 10 homes and devastated more than 53,000 acres (21,200 hectares) of land.