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

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Controlling My Anger!

Peace Yo!

I sooooo wanted to do a blog this week about an incident that occurred this past week and my feelings on the whole thing. Apparently my anger is more deep seeded than I imagined, and I will hold off another week at least. All that I can say is I feel the art world is lacking alot of substance, and I really wonder if there is a wish to develop, inspire and promote new or upcoming artists, or is it just hogwash?

Anyway, although I was tempted to trash the whole thing, I'm back at it again. I'm more mad at myself than anything, but I have to tell you the whole thing, or at least from what I see.



Anyway I am experimenting with watercolors, something TOTALLY NEW for me, well not totally new, but this is my first extended work in watercolors, and it seems like it may be a mainstay in my work now...Cool get away from mixed media and pastels, at least for the moment....(wink, wink)



Anger is not a healthy thing to have....But at times it is needed...You just have to control it....

Hold on y'all...It gets better....Love ya!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

HERE IT IS!

I am proud to announce the 2011 ColoredPeople.Net Calendar for Haiti Relief will be available March 16th, with 100% of the proceeds going to Haiti Relief. My very good friend Tania-Maria Xavier, hostess of ColoredPeople.Net and Princess, a good friend of mine and also a member, came up with the idea of presenting a calendar filled with art and poetry. This was before the earthquake hit Haiti. Once the earthquake subsided, they decided to devote all of the proceeds from the sale of the calendar to Haiti relief.


Included in the calendar are two pictures by yours truly, and I considered it a blessing and an opportunity to contribute to this momentous occasion, to get a chance to get together with my ningmates and really come up with something special. I hope you get a chance to get a copy! Check out a sneak preview right here on my blog!



I want to thank everyone who contributed to this project, Tania-Maria Xavier and Princess of ColoredPeople.Net for coming up with this very exquisite calendar, all of the contributers to the project, and all of the supporters of this project and ColoredPeople.Net as a whole. I love you all..Take care and God Bless.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Why Me?

Peace all....

It's 8:05am, here I am with this pile of wood in my front yard waiting to be picked up by the shady city department. These crooks are talking as if they're going to charge us extra because of something we had no control over. Rumors have been spreading around the neighborhood that the city will pick up only a certain amount of the broken branches and trees that fell during last month's winter blast. After that they will begin to charge for any extra amounts.....Oh by the way, they've reduced the trash days to ONE DAY a week.... I tell you these fools get creative to steal tax dollars....

Anyway, I was distracted this week from an incident that occurred at my job, where the jerk that sits next to me put himself in a position where somewhere not as peaceful would have simply whupped his a**. I don't see myself as important or special, yet people seem to waste their time trying to diminish other peoples reputation. I wanted to speak with one of the supervisors at my job about this and other incidents this guy has pulled especially in an attempt to get me in trouble or get me angry and blow a fuse, however,I changed my mind, talking has gotten me nowhere at this place, where people only care about kissing butt and moving up. I feel that the end is near here, and it's just a matter of time.

Then I received my review which wasn't pleasant in any way shape of form, people are trying to convince me that my confidence is lacking, however it's not my confidence that's lacking, it's more that I hate the job period. The whole concept of call centers(although they try to convince us it's not a call center)sticks in my throat, but no one says a thing about it. This place is micromanagement at its worst, and they insist on trying to make it work. Why, because of the execs, and the chance for senior managers to move up, that's why. They don't really care. People's stress levels have increased tremendously and they don't care.

Now this trainwreck that sits next to me is really losing it and it's only matter of time before he either quits or is fired. It was nice to see him lose his freaking mind yesterday when one of the clients called him a liar, which is exactly what he is. This fool got so bummed out he had to take the rest of the day off. He takes multiple smoke breaks and spends about 20-30 mins smoking himself to death, then when he is working, he smells like an overused ashtray,. He talks to people very disrespectfully, and talks about people behind their backs, but it all seems to be catching up to him, such as the case yesterday.

The rest of the day was plenty peaceful and I got alot accomplished. I pray for the day I can walk out of there with my head up high, not giving a care about spineless weasels like this fool who complained and whined more than anyone, but tried to accuse me of having an attitude, simply because I disagree with the direction of the company which I think has hit sewer status right about now, mixed in with the rats and feces that pervade the area. People can smell the funk, but very few are complaining. But complaining really does nothing anyway, as I learned from my last job, so I've learned to look within myself and try to use my talents. Maybe that's why some people don't like others who take chances and strive to use their own resources, whereas others rely on kissing up to other people and stroking egos to get ahead.

In the end it doesn't work, so I refuse to kiss anyone's butt...Besides I know where my sustenance comes from anyway....


Take care.....Love ya!

Oh Pardon my manners! Check out the new piece, I used lots of textures and fabric for the face....I'm falling more in love with mixed media...It opens up another avenue to throw my textures all over the place.....I feel rejuvenated now that I have transportation and I can go visit various galleries....



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