Are you finding it harder to find the joy these days?
With the elections and the shootings and the killings
and just the very air of the world right now? It can
be so very overwhelming to the mind, body and soul of
a person. So many questions. So many why's. It can
drain the life out of you. Joy is not about happiness
or prefection. Joy, is an emotion. It is
a choice. A choice to turn off the news or deciding
to extend kindness to others. It is smiling at someone
even if they don't smile back at you. If you are looking for prefection
you will never find it in this world. It's filled
with imperfect people at every turn. I often find joy in music.
Music is so very important to me. I couldn't do what I do or even
make it through the day without a song. Music is very powerful
and can bring the heart joy. I find songs that lift me
and help me get through the day. Find a song to fill your heart.
Wishing your heart joy and music!
ROCK ON GOOD PEOPLE!!
It is so very important that every child gets to see
themselves beautifully illustrated in picture books.
I never saw myself in picture books until I saw the
"Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. I didn't see myself
on tv or in magazines as a child. I thought that I was
invisible for a very long time. Is is now my desire
to illustrate every child. Show them that they are
special and unique. I want little brown girls and
boys to see themselves as princes and princesses
Kings and queens. This is a little project that
am working on. A Very Brown Princess and the green
the Pigeon pea! It's a little Spanish and a little
African and a whole lotta Gullah
with just a touch of Crucian!
It's all to funny as well.
Wishing you all a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!