Thursday, November 25, 2010

Excuses Should Be Shot

Okay, I was asked awhile ago why I wasn't at National Portfolio Day. This is not an excuse. This is fact. I had to help my mother plan my grandmother's funeral, which is taking place in my home country of Nigeria. I am just getting back now to post this. For all those who did go, I hope you had a great time. I'd love to here what the colleges had to say, maybe I can apply it to my own work. I leave now with this. So trite, I know.

"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
You can empty your heart beacause you can't see her
or you can be can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on"
-David Herkins

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dot Dot Dot

Hello, everyone...Happy Thanks Giving.....yes I'm aware it's tomorrow, but what
s the point of time anyway? I know I said I would post my lyric piece this week, but I've been preoccupied as of late. 'With what?" one may ask, well If I told you it would be a surprise now would it?
Therefore, today, I give you a kitty. Ths assignment was to make a collaged portrait, and when i hear portrait , I think animal. Why? because I'm weird like that.
And I just love black cats.
Remember to give THANKS!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Pain Pain Pain!! Okay, if this post sounds more tense my previous entries, I apologize. My back feels like it's had a tractor truck slammed into it for the past six hours, and by know in this state I shouldn't been making but, what the heck!- Let's get on with it!

The day- or should I say night- before I began this piece, was bad. I'll just say that, it was bad. So bad that I scrapped all my previous thought and immediately began the thumbnails for this and it pretty much illustrates what I wanted and I find the title extremely appropriate....or inappropriate. Hmm, I'm not getting into details. You tell me.

On a happy note (Ha!) I will be posting my recent piece soon, but more importantly something has occurred for me. I like my ideas. I love my ideas. In fact, I think my ideas are, for lack of a better word, great, but-and excuse my french- Mon execution suce. So I have this question, when a piece is done does one ask oneself is this piece done or is it done well.

Here is a lyric video- Tell me what comes mind

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


No, I'm not going to sing the song, if that's what you're thinking. Anyway, Happy November. I hope your Halloween was great (really, I do. Mine was snore-inducing), I hope you voted yesterday ( You had better), and I hope this post doesn't, well, 'blah' (not extremely optimistic on that).

This work was based off an artist trading card assignment. I did two full design, cut them up and arranged them in a odd way. I like that it's nice and dark but I still feel it needs something.
Any thoughts?
This week I'm embarking on a new assignment based off my favorite song. Too bad I don't have one-a song I mean. So far I'm thinking it'll be like my 'Control' piece, but who knows how the wind will sway ....or the bones will spill.