Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top O' The Morning!!!!!

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lowkey ft. Mavado - soundtrack to the struggle LYRICS

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Getting ready to go to jury duty tomorrow....ughh....anyway....peep this...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Daddy Freddy Asher D - DC Jail (HQ) First upload

Peace all,

Working on these pics of the event, taking a little more time than expected...But almost there...Anyway, this was one of my jams back in the day...Stay Tuned.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

G.I. Joe with Kung Fu Grip (1970s) - Classic TV Commercial

Peace all,

Still working on my pics from last weeks' exciting reception. Very positive feedback and I will show pics asap...This is from the Back In The Day Archives. Take care.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Getting This Party Started Right!!!

Peace all,

I pray that this new year presents many blessings, peace and prosperity for everyone. Last year was very interesting to say the least. Q found himself almost back at square one, and had it not been for the commemorative piece for the Sgt. Homer Hogues tribute last March, 2012 did not offer much optimism for me as far as Quwwa Artworks is concerned. Last year I presented some things online, thinking that my friends on most social media outlets would support it, at least that was the assumption based on the multiple "likes" on the my page, but was very disappointed at the lack of response when time came to deliver the support. But still you learn lessons, and you keep sluggin' it out. That was just ONE of many reasons for my exit from most of my social media outlets. Only recently I re-emerged on FB, and that's only because of the few positive connects that I could not keep contact with so effectively via email or Skype. But my focus is still on MY PERSONAL WEBSITE and KEEPING MY IDENTITY and CREATIVITY. People are just going to have to get used to seeing my work on MY OUTLETS only, and quit expecting artists and merchants to bend over backwards to cater to their ever changing demands and indecisiveness and meet people HALFWAY. Those who wish to keep glad handling for a few bucks and temporary acclaim, go right ahead...Some artists are sacrificing too much from their creativity to their respect and dignity trying to cater to every whim for quick cash and instant success. If it comes, trust me it will leave quicker than it came..Don't cater to desires. I learned this from over a decade of being a Customer Servitude Representive...Time to take some things back.

Anyway. At the end of the year I was blessed to have met a fellow Dallas artist named Zane Steadman at a reception in the Downtown Library exhibiting his work. After nearly missing the reception, I happened to enter 15 minutes before closing, and he happened to greet me and we started talking about his art and painting in general. After a while he invited me to be a part of a non-profit organization called the Texas Visual Arts Association. Why I don't know, except I look at it as God's Divine Decree. After much contemplation and removing reservations, I joined, just in time to be a participant on the New Members Exhibition this January. I'm pumped and grateful to say the least.

Yesterday I volunteered to sit at the gallery for a few hours and met the director there, along with some other people. One lady had me take pictures of her standing by the artwork. I sat there and took pictures of her and didn't let her know that some of the work was mine until I told her she would have to email some pictures to me. She asked me why didn't I inform her that I was one of the artists, I told her I wanted to see if she thought of the artwork enough to take pictures beside it without me prodding her. That's the real compliment right there.

So now tomorrow I gotta go and mix it up, and possibly take some pictures....yuck...Should be fun anyways.

This event has kinda pushed my personal exhibit back some time, but it gives me a time to promote my exhibit more and officially introduce myself to my hometown. So here we go...

God Willing, Reporting Live From The Edge will commence hopefully in the beginning of Spring...More on that later...Take Care.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

INSIDE JOB Official Trailer in HD!

Peace all,
Getting ready for the TVAA New Members exhibit this coming Sunday, having to redo my biz cards and things. More on that and photos will be on my website. In the meanie, I checked out this movie earlier today and was quiet impressed. I had read America: Who Stole The Dream? a few years back and was getting ready to read The Devils Are All Here and A Consumer's Republic, but this is a great audio/visual companion to those books. Check it out if you haven't already...Live from Edgeville, Q signing off.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kickoff 2013!!!

Peace all!!!!  Kicking off 2013 in style. Late last year I joined the Texas Visual Artists Association, a non-profit organization that gives Texas resident artists a chance to show their talents and possibly gain exposure and even make sales. This January they are holding a New Members Art Exhibition, and ya boy Q is one of the artists, exhibiting 5 of my pieces to a broader audience. I'm looking at this as an extension of what I'm doing in my neighborhood, another venture that could do great things for all parties involved, God Willing. I delivered the pieces this morning, which was pretty well received. The reception will be held on January 13th, and I'm looking forward to mixing it up with the new and existing members, and introducing the public to Qstyles. For more information check out my website by clicking HERE.

Till next time Reporting Straight Outta Edgeville this is Q signing out! Peace out! Alhamdulillah.

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