Sunday, May 31, 2009



It's 7:09pm and I just left the salt mines, now I am getting ready to finish a couple of pieces for a special occasion, I'll fill ya in on it later.

But before I pull out my pastels and pop in my Hustle and Flow DVD(ya know it's hard out hurr for an I wanted to share an experience I encountered last week. One of my blogfriends and Etsymate actually did a write-up on me!!! YES, CANYOUBELEEVIT? Someone actually looked past my sad-pouty-face(just kidding) and did a write-up on me. The blog was about artists whom she admired and respected the post was filled with amazing artists, and I looked further down the blog and BAM!!! Quwwa Art!!!

Well let's be truthful ok, it wasn't like I was just mindin' my own beeswax and didn't have a clue of what was going on, but earlier that week I received an email from Kenna at Beholden-To-Nature, a great blog about her and her excellent photography. She asked me if I would allow her to post a couple of my pictures on her blog and she would do a write up on my art! I was so happy and estatic over the thought that someone genuinely thought of my work enough to post it on their blog!

Here are two links I want to give, the first is to her blog...and don't just read the blog, check out her site, she has some cool pictures(Quwwa may have to snatch a few!)

The second is to the updated page for the upcoming blogtalkradio interview on June 18. Click here

Thanks everyone, gotta make some dust fly....You know it's hard out hurr for an artist(lol)

Thanks everyone....Quwwa

Thursday, May 28, 2009

OK !!! I've seen enough!!

Peace y'all

New blog on the way, but just wanted to stop by and tell ya what I saw on the Net a couple of days ago.....Speechless.

Close your eyes and try to imagine your favorite cologne or perfume.

Did ya do it?

OK, now close your eyes and try to imagine your favorite cologne or perfume, only this time try to imagine that special smell combined with ground meat.

OK!! Before you advise me to take a drug test let me tell ya. Some rock or some piano or something fell out of the blue and hit somebody the head and gave this fool the idea of creating a cologne with a hint of burger meat. And to add sugar to the Kool Aid, Burger King is selling it!!!

That's riiiiiight baby, now you can be elegant and smell like dead cow meat cooking all at the same time!!!!

Click here for the link...... I'll let you witness the rest of the madness.

PS Check out the ad on the title bar that reads "Body spray of seduction, with a hint of flame-broiled meat!!!"

That's all we need!!! What's next, Strawberry Shake Deodorant? BLT Body Wash.... With real exfoliating bacon bits?

OK!!! I've seen enough(LOL) Peace y'all

Friday, May 22, 2009



Before I go any further, I want to thank everyone who either read or even commented on my last blog. I'll explain a little more in the upcoming blog. Right now I am on a natural high, due to a couple of events, one I can't tell right now, but will soon.

The other one is the advertisement posted on blogtalkradio about my upcoming interview with Tania-Maria Xavier. I was so overwhelmed by the idea of actually being on an interview about my art, I've been goofing things up.For example I was asked to submit a bio. I submitted the bio to her, only to find out it was written in first person(DOH!)

Oh well, she put the finishing touches on the bio and showed me the page. The page is not finished yet, the photo is yet to come... I'm trying to decide which one is the best..

Here's the link

I still can't believe it. Thank you God.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Their Loss!!!

It's their loss...It's their loss.....

That's what I keep trying to convince myself to believe when I received the notice today that my pieces were not considered for this year's exhibition at the Latino Cultural Center. I came home and saw the envelope with my name on it and knew pretty much what it meant.

Am I sad? Heck yeah.... Why you ask? Nobody likes rejection, I don't care what anyone tells you. I am man enough to be upfront about the whole thing. Plus I felt it was an opportunity to show my hometown a taste of the Q....

I love my online families from all my pages, believe me, you mean the world to me. But sometimes you want your ol' stompin grounds to see your contributions also. But in all honesty I don't know what the heck to expect from Dallas anymore. People are so busy trying to be socialites and stuff...That's one of the things I told my Kanye-like sister Bella(Facebook joke, ya wouldn't understand)as she began to tell me about the art atmosphere in Montana. I told her that Dallas has not had an identity since J.R. was shot!!!

That's what makes me smile when I think about my work. To see that the everyday, hard-working person, or the one who is down and out and feels no one cares, when that person compliments my work, I feel great because that's who it's for!!! Not some snooty wannabe who's looking for escapism, that cheese and wine tasting flake that feels the art world revolves around their critique...

I just keep reminding myself, what are you doing this for.

Dallas will get a taste of the Q someday......sooner than they think....and when they do, I will gently tell them.....STOP JOCKIN MY STYLE BOYEEEEE!!! HAAAAA!

I feel better already... Dag, just lettin it out does wonders

6.18.09.....Ride wit' me......

Peace yo.....LOVE Quwwa. Thanks to all.

Friday, May 15, 2009

6.18.09 - Write It Down!!!

Peace everyone,

Well I figure I will let some of the cat out of the bag right now(meow!). If you take a look over to the right of my blog you will see something that says BlogTalkRadio, well I'll tell ya a little bit about it.

I joined this Ning site entitled ColoredPeople.Net. It is a great site run by a very nice and multi - talented lady named Tania-Maria Xavier who does everything from voiceovers to modeling and so forth. Her site is based more on quality from artists more than quantity. I chatted with her briefly and found her to be very business-oriented, while at the same time a very down to earth person. With people like her and of course my Sister in the Arts Shannon Grissom, who runs the Give Your Wall Some Soul Ning Site, I can say I have truly enjoyed their sharing their knowledge and insight. I will post a blog in the near future about my wonderful experiences at Give Your Wall Some Soul, so stay tuned for that.

ColoredPeople.Net is a site where people of all colors, creeds and faiths can express their artistic talents and also promote their works. Well, on June 18, 2009 yours truly will be a guest on her BlogTalkRadio show. Dat's right 'chall, yours truly will be a guest on her growing radio show, and not only that, you can call in and ask a question!!! I am very excited about this event, and not only that, I am excited about the possibility of speaking with some of my blogmates.

As a token of my appreciation, I am looking into giving a few prizes away to some callers. I haven't put everything in order yet, but this is my honest and humble intention. I will give the number to call at a later date, and also fill you in on what the prizes could be. The time of the show will be 11:00pm Eastern, 10 Central and 8 Pacific. I will fill you in on the details later...

I'm so excited!!!(oh my God, I just had a flashback of the Pointer Sisters video...)


Friday, May 8, 2009

Let Me Take a Moment!!!

Peace y'all

Just sitting here in the lab, thinking of some things, not much on the slate today, due to maintenance issues with my computer. While I'm removing the kinks outta my computer, enjoy this poem from Suheir Hammad and music by K-Salaam and Beatnik. It's entitled "Refugees" I'll beez back, OK

Special thanks to BellaCosaArt, Gilstrap Designs and Janet Vanderhoof, who are wonderful artists in their own right, but gave me some wonderful reviews as well. I gotcha Bella!!!

To my blog family, ONE LOVE Y'ALL.

And a special thanks to anyone who checks my blogs. I'll be back with some wonderful news next week, so stay tuned!! Love Always

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just A Little Sump'n Sump'n


Not much time for blogging today, got a lot of projects on hand, but my, my, my I blink my eyes and my blog is actually growing!!!

I think back to when I first started networking(just a little over a year ago matter of fact)I didn't know what the heck was a blog. I just kept hearing how "famous people" had their own blogs, which automatically became a turnoff point to me. I would listen to this sex radio-oops I mean sports radio show on my way to work and would hear about Mark Cuban's blog which contained mostly unimportant stuff and figured "whatever this is, it's not for me" (NOTE: I am a sports fan, but the thought of hearing people get millions of dollars to play games I played in the pasture as a kid, then to hear them B___CH and Moan about "not having enough to take care of their families" makes me wanna.....

Anyway, I was wrong(again,lol) this is a great way to spew your feelings and show a sump'n sump'n about yourself, your likes, dislikes and so forth. This is different than Ning sites( which I have a few to my credit, thankyouverymuch) where people rename themselves( but then look who's talking huh?) and most are looking for love but in all the wrong places. Hey, if it happens it happens, but could this also be indicative of our society?

I mean, as I mentioned in one of the sites that you see most people smiling on these sites, but are we totally different when we walk outside our homes? How many of us walk outside with smiles on our faces, or how many of us actually greet our neighbors anymore? I am guilty of that myself. Some new people moved in next door a couple of weeks ago, and I have yet to say anything to them. I'm not a mean person or anything, but I have become a little more introverted myself lately, but I'm planning on changing that right away.

I've learned in today's society being a human being is a FULL TIME JOB, meaning you have to work at being compassionate, trustworthy, benevolent, and especially humble, ya know things that bring out the best in the human being...

In short I love blogs and Ning sites where I can talk and chop it up with other fellow bloggers, but let's keep our balance. Let us be the same cheery person once we hit the power button and go outside as well.

Gotta go, from the lab this is Quwwa signing off. If you are new to this blog, thank you very much, much love and respect... If you comment, I will hit you back.....


PS...Check my latest little ditty, excuse the incorrect time on the camera. I just bought this toy last week, gotta get those settings right(lol)

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