Solange: come sit next to me you fine fellow

From the Sketch Book, Illustrations, Inspiration, Muses, Music, Video

A Favorite Look:

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Solange

A Favorite Song

(Okay TWO favorite songs)

Sharing is Caring

Inspiration, Music, This is About Me, Video

So listen here:

I love a good Soft Cell cover. Actually I love a bad Soft Cell cover too. I May or May not have been really into both the Marilyn Manson version AND the Pussycat Dolls version of Tainted Love. Yeah I know. Anyway, Bilal has done one of the coolest covers of Soft Cell’s Tainted Love I’ve heard, do your ears a big favor and click below.

found through Sugar Hill Culture Club

purple haze

Illustrations, Inspiration, Muses

Purple Haze XO CourtneyxMason CourtneyxMason3

Just a girl, her lovely afro, & some beautiful abstracts by a toddler & his aunt. All three were created during a little “art class” session with my 3 year old nephew. Meaning he barged in while I was working on my girl and demanded his own brush. We just painted up a storm mixing and blending colors on top of each others. I really had a blast and thought I’d share the finished product with you all. Forget established artist collaborations, grab a small child* and break out the paint! Thinking I shall hang these as a triptych. Get your own Purple Haze girl over at the shop.

The Green Ribbon

Holidays, Illustrations, Inspiration

 

Once there was a girl named Jenny. She was like all the other girls, except for one thing. She always wore a green ribbon around her neck.

There was a boy named Alfred in her class. Alfred liked Jenny, and Jenny liked Alfred.

One day he asked her, ” Why do you wear that ribbon all the time?”

” I cannot tell you,” said Jenny.

But Alfred kept asking, ” Why do you wear it?” And Jenny would say, “It is not important.”

Jenny and Alfred grew up and fell in love. One day they got married.

After their wedding Alfred said, “Now that we are married you must tell me about the green ribbon.” “You still must wait,” said Jenny. “I will tell you when the right time comes.”

Years passed. Alfred and Jenny grew old. One day Jenny became very sick. The doctor told her she was dying.  Jenny called Alfred to her side.

” Alfred,” she said, “now I can tell you about the green ribbon. Untie it, and you will see why I could not tell you before.” Slowly and carefully, Alfred untied the ribbon….

 

and Jenny’s head fell off.

 

— Alvin Schwartz, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories