Guess what, everyone? I’m FINALLY setting up my online store and offering my artwork for sale! Interested? Then stay tuned right here, inbox me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SOUL.M.BODY or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Thank you so much to everyone for all the support you’ve been giving me so far!
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.~Hans Hofmann
Too Much Stuff
Destruction, in the sense that we’ve been talking about it, doesn’t have to mean actually physically breaking something. It can also mean getting rid of something that isn’t adding value to your life.
Physical objects take on energy and can weigh us down and hold us back. Much of what we hold on to isn’t really necessary… There isn’t an actual need for the objects. There may be a strong desire attached to physical things, but very little is required to live life.
A quick test to determine if an object is a need or a want is to question if it’s contributing to your goals for yourself. If it is, good. If it isn’t, it’s just clutter that we all hang on to for reasons other than need.
Welp, TONIGHT is the NIGHT! “COFFEE AFTER DARK!” But MAN…despite all the excitement and eagerness to return to the live painting scene…no lie…um….these beautiful blue morpho butterflies are STILL happy, cozy and comfortable in my stomach! They let me know how happy they are to be there by all the fluttering of their wings. SHEESH!
I’ve spent these last couple of weeks shifting my nervous, pessimistic, negative perspective over to a light-Hearted, blissful, POSITIVE perspective but DAMN! These butterflies just WON’T quit! Ha, ha! I’ve been spending some time alone, reflective and quiet…from reading, writing, and drawing to yoga at home and sunbathing/meditation/nap time in the park on the Westside in my favorite spot. Yes, overall, these things have been helpful (I’m STILL building up my consistency though. Ha.) but the sweet little butterflies….and that PANG I get straight in my Heart every time I’d THINK of the event….it’s crazy!
Well, last night, my King and I talked a little about my nerves….he just told me to STOP and BREATHE….inhale….exhale….yes…. You know, far too often we ALL do have the tendency to underestimate the POWER of the BREATH. But I’ll get into that later (Oh no! She’s starting THAT again! HA, HA, HA! 😀 ). Anyway, he told me not to worry because it’s normal….and I suppose he’s right. Still, that doesn’t make this any more fun. WHEW!
The point is, I just want you all to WISH ME LUCK TONIGHT! I’m actually about to start getting ready in about ten minutes. I don’t have to be there until 6:30, but me being me, I want to give myself PLENTY of time to get ready, double-, triple-, and QUADRUPLE-check EVERYTHING I need to take with me (even though I repeatedly did that last night), AND give myself time to get there. Honestly, the place isn’t that far away. Germantown ins’t far from me….BUT I give room for SEPTA to play games by being late, early, or if buses are full they keep going past you, etc. Now, now! WAIT! I am NOT being neagtive. I’m being realistically CAUTIOUS. Ha, ha!
Ok, ok….it’s ALL GOOD. And for my Philly people, I hope I see you there tonight!
TOMORROW, IT’S GOIN’ DOWWWNE!* Come on out to one of Philly’s HOTTEST OPEN MICS, “COFFEE AFTER DARK!” hosted by the one and only D. Lantz! On top of all the wonderful spoken word, music, food, people, and VIBES–witness YOURS TRULY make the ULTIMATE RETURN to the art scene with some live painting and some wonderful, ORIGINAL artwork for sale AND the chance to purchase your OWN copy of one of my EXCLUSIVE LIMITED PREMIERE PRINTS of my popular, highly-demanded piece “HEAR NOT.” (Don’t forget TEN prints of this young natural beauty! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!) ^_^ ❤
Oh yeah! In all my in-the-middle-of-the-night-HYPENESS, I TOTALLY forgot to upload the PICTURE of the PRINTS of my piece, “HEAR NOT!” Ha, ha, ha! Well, here it is NOW!
We will be gettin’ it POPPIN’ over at The Lofts @ Kendrick Mills (6139 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. That’s GERMANTOWN & PASTORIOUS) $10 Love Donation, $5 for performers. The show is from 7-10 p.m.! COME ON OUT and HAVE A GREAT TIME! ❤ ❤ ❤
*NOTE: To emphasize the word “DOWN,” I sometimes tend to spell it “DOWNNE.” Inspired by the beautiful Aaliyah Dana Haughton and HER ability to shut it DOWNNE. ❤
Here I am, up late again (like I have been lately)…but at least it’s the weekend. So allow me to ramble for a little bit. 😉
Welp, the event I told you about in the previous entry is only FIVE days away, and as excited as I am, I can tell you this RIGHT NOW–BUTTERFLIES have currently made a home for themselves inside my stomach…and they’re quite cozy there! NERVES like WHOA! I’ve been told over and over again that there’s no reason to be worried and I’ll be just fine, etc., etc. But still…ha, ha.
I’m actually preparing all the artwork and things I’ll be selling ON TOP OF the live painting I’ll be creating.
I’m even going to have some EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PREMIERE PRINTS of my popular piece, “HEAR NOT” available on Thursday at the event for all my Philly folks! xoxo First come, first serve! 🙂
Ah, but anyway…I don’t want to burn myself out so…I’ll take the rest of the night AND this entire weekend to keep to myself, relax, rejuvenate, enjoy myself as my own company, and get ready for the busy week ahead! YES!
Peace, Family! NOW it’s time for the great news I’ve been dying to share! The moment of suspense is over! Ha, ha! On THURSDAY, JUNE 26th, 2014–I will be making the ULTIMATE COMEBACK on the art scene through LIVE PAINTING! It feels SO GOOD to be returning to this part of my Creative Outlets! I haven’t done a live painting since the early part of last fall! To all my PHILLY FAMILY, please come through and enjoy the eclectic mix of SPOKEN WORD, ART, MUSIC, GOOD FOOD, GOOD VIBES and GOOD PEOPLE! You get ALL OF THIS and it’s only a $10 donation! The show is from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. What better way to start getting into the GROOVE of the weekend than to sit, relax and ENJOY YOURSELF on a cozy summer night? Along with my live painting, I’ll also have other artwork on display including original pieces available for purchase! Bring your friends, family and any other loved ones through–it’s gonna be FIIIYYYAAAAH! 😉
Here’s the Facebook event link: Hope to see you there! xoxox
I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve let people take advantage of me and I’ve accepted way less than I deserve. But, I’ve learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things I can never get back and people who will never be sorry, I know better next time and I wont settle for anything less than I deserve ~ Unknown Author
When Mercury and Venus team up in a birth chart , the potential of the “smooth operator” is born.
These planets can never be more than 75 degrees apart in a natal chart, so therein lies the possibility of three different aspects: the conjunction, semi-square and sextile.
The “gift of gab” is a strong possibility, and yes…. using this aspect constructively, Billy Dee would be proud. The potential ability to use words in their most beautiful and refined form is highly pronounced. Pleasant vocal tones don’t hurt either.
Mercury-Venus contacts suggest that one instinctively understands the intricacies of the “love language” and you could turn their distribution into an art form through writing or speech.