Hey all, check out the new tshirt I just created with the help of Zazzle.Com. I really hope you like it, it has one of my original pieces of artwork with the UNDENIABLY... motto attached to it. Only from Quwwa Artworks
Thinking back to the mid '90s, I can recall getting so excited about the upcoming family vacation to Disneyland. We saved our money to get the tickets, packed clothes and snacks, rented vans for the long road trip, took the scenic route (Very scenic when we got around Mississippi....lol), the whole nine yards. Rented some condos around Kissimmee, Florida, yeah, we were about to do it up Mickey style. But when the vacation was over, as far as me and my uncle, all we did was go half on a pizza, watch cable, fed the begging ducks who surrounded us at the park bench and sat around the condo while everyone else went to Dizzinyland (incorrect spelling intended). Many people looked at that as wasting money, but looking back I thoroughly enjoyed it, and look at it as one of the most memorable vacations I had ever taken, almost topping that time when my family went to Fiesta Texas and I spent a good portion of the time tormenting those little kids on the bumper cars !!!
Well, Q had to take another one of those wander-off-somewhere-for-no-reason-at-all vacations. Just hopped up, left town and stayed away from it all. Destination not important, and I have no pictures of me with balloons or riding on the roller coaster, no pics of me piggin out at the local restaurant, or running thru the beach like some crazed lunatic to splurge to my fans, none of that! Yes, again I just got away from it all, watched tv, and ate. Yeah, I had some other things planned, but they fell threw, and I did not pitch one hissy over it either, I got the rest that I needed, and now I am refocused.
Some people again thought, ok, you could have done this at home. Really? Sometimes you have to get away from familiarity, but we think getting away means camera, film, the whole nine, now we bring blackberries, and all kinds of things to the vacation, then complain about still needed rest. But I look at it this way, why should I paint the town like a madman, only to come back tired, still complaining of lack of rest just to say "I had big fun?" For the past 3 years, no make that 8 years I have been on a serious rollercoaster ride. Unemployed, stressed, starving, disputes, you name it. This was the first week I had the opportunity to just sit up and do nothing. No facebook, no art, no blog, Nuthin! Just got away from it all. Some people think a vacation or going out of town means non stop partying, whoopin it up, Disco Duck style! lol.... I'm the type that likes to take it down, especially after spending the past couple of months unhealthy and totally stressed out from dealing with this no account job I had. So my apologies to everyone for not bombarding my blogs or facebook with pictures and events of my vacation....But I had fun, and will do it again soon.....That is...
unless I see some little kids drivin' bumper cars ..... MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!
Yeah, after 3 years of working in a disrespected state at this company, I tendered my resignation. I was put in a position to where I was between a rock and a hard place, dealing with a person whose pettiness I would say is an understatement. As time wore on his displeasure of me became more apparent to even the company. As a gesture of my displeasure I tendered a resignation with an email I sent to the entire floor expressing my feelings and being in a plantation environment. To many this may seem a bit too extreme, we are used to telling people not to quit their jobs until they found another one. I didn't feel as if I had that time. My distrust of this character led me to believe that at any moment he would try to fire me. My heart goes out to the people who continue to put up with the abuse, but my honest opinions about these jobs are not pretty and I truly believe if more people do not stick up for their honor and rights they will receive nothing in return but constant disrespect. People have been put into a state of terror by these tyrants, fearing starvation, as if we are not already starving or struggling to pay the bills. This job held raises back for almost 3 years, then trying to pull some bullsh-t to only pay the current rate instead of what it owed to the people. I can safely say I could care less what happens to the weasel, he lost my respect long time ago.
It took a while for me to come to grips with what I did, fearing I would be looked at in an irresponsible way. I truly thank God(Allah) for giving me the fortification to bolt out at the right time and to speak from the heart about the situation as a whole. He is the One who gives sustenance, not man. Once we lose that understanding, we open ourselves up to be slaves at the hands of men....
I no longer feel defensive in my decision, but I feel like another door has opened...As a matter of fact I have an art show in Shreveport, LA in August and a possible contribution to UNESCO may be in the works. More info later, but expect this blog to get thick up in here!