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What is ‘functional art’?

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What is ‘functional art’?

 I make and design beautiful, useful things to edify the people who collect them. Special, exclusive things for people who want a bit of understated elegance. 

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Father I Stretch My Hands to You

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Father I Stretch My Hands to You

I know, I know, the line ends with "to Thee" but, give me a chance to explain, please. Thank you. Okay. So I've been doing some genealogical research, superficial stuff to be honest. I'm not trying to find anything groundbreaking or earth shattering. I'm not trying to spill any generational tea or anything, I just want to know the names of all my ancestors as far back as I can go.  So far, I've gone back to 3 of my grandparents' grandparents, and it's been exciting and empowering in a way I don't know how to verbalize. The world has...

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Testing, Testing

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Testing, Testing

I haven't done this in a while. Blogging in general, but definitely blogging on my site. And that almost feels like treachery. Like I'm letting you down, dear reader. But here we are. A new blog post and much to discuss.  As of press time, it is February 8, 2021. We have survived one of the craziest years of my life, and are inching ever so steadily to the one year anniversary of the beginning of the global pandemic. While on lockdown, I was still creating, but there were so many other things to contend with, I didn't really feel...

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Everything must go?

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Everything must go?

I want to create dope art. I want all these sacrifices to mean something. And to be honest, so far they haven't. Y'all. Can we talk? I am an entrepreneur. I'm also a creator. I'm also a podcast host. I am also a freelance editor. I am someone's auntie (and I am THAT kind of auntie), someone's partner, someone's best friend, someone's sister, and nobody's fool. I quit my job last December because I wanted to chase my dreams, and somewhere in all that chasing, I left myself behind. What I'm saying here is, I was so ready to leave...

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When Art is Therapy: My Inner Child confronts a monster

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When Art is Therapy: My Inner Child confronts a monster

I had trouble with this piece for sure. I doubted my inner child's choices and methods, I made excuses for the parts of her that were being represented. I felt it unfair to paint her this way. But in allowing it to happen, surrendering to that child's truth, I've been able to see all of us in a new way. And I'm grateful. 

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