Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oh NO HE Didn't......

Peace Y'all

NEW TO THE REPETOIRE! Ya boy Q done stepped into the abstract world! After getting over the jitters(first time ya know) I felt a deep need to delve into something a little different. OKAY! In all honesty I was in a funk after being told by the South Dallas Cultural Center that I WAS NOT READY! OH Boy! I want to do a blog expressing my disgust at the way people treat art today, which is more of a market than an expression, however I will save it for the appropriate time, right now I'm back at slugging away, hoping to connect...

I've gotten great responses from the abstracts, and it is a great way to loosen up to get myself ready for more serious projects. For a while I was under the impression that this could be a form of selling out, but I've moved away from that line of thinking. After all, I have landscapes I have yet to show my bloggy friends. I wanted to make sure I establish myself as a serious artist before going into other ventures, and with the help of great friends like my blogfriends Bella Cosa Art, Sheila of From Forensic to Fine Art, to my good friend Lady Flava, and to Shannon Grissom of Give Your Walls Some Soul and of course Tania-Maria Xavier of Coloredpeople.Net, along with other friends I feel more comfortable that people will take me seriously. If they don't it's their loss!

I have a few other surprises up my sleeve, but I can't give all of it right now! By the way, please check out the ColoredPeople.Net 2011 Calendar supporting Haiti Relief. Ya Boy Q has a couple of picks included, mixed in with excellent poetry from up and coming poets and more great pics from other artists on the ColoredPeople.Net Network! And no one from the network is getting a penny from the sales of this beautiful calendar! GET ONE TODAY!

Oh, check out the cool beanie! Love ya and Take Care! Quwwa


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and thought provoking work on our latest project 2011 Calendar for Haiti! Also our sponsor would like a few more paintings you may want to submit to the Art Gallery. Continued Success and thank you for ALL your support! By the way... that beanie looks good on you. :O)

  2. I think it's *definitely* good that you're challenging yourself with new projects and new directions... not selling out, expanding. There is selling out that you see a lot, but I don't think you trying abstracts is a form of it. My opinion anyway. And, from what I could see in the picture, I like the results too! Keep on keepin' on! We all get told "no" ...I just got one this week too. Bummer, for sure!! ...but only a career stopper if you choose it to be.

  3. Thank you both for your comments. I really appreciate the advice Kenna, I've never been the person who went out to ask galleries to view my work, most of them are looking at it from a marketing standpoint, not a sentimental standpoint. This is why I submitted my work to this cultural center in the first place, I thought they were more into the aspects of sentiments, but that's another However I do have friends who are attempting to get my name out there, and I am very appreciative of that. This only makes me stronger...Thank you both!

  4. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................


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