Creativity and inspiration in motion.


Musing: In Front of the Lens with Neo Samo

A couple of months ago, I re-teamed with Neo Samo for a nod towards Boho-African chic.  I haven’t done a lot of headshots when I modeled, but this may be one of my favorites.

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Bold, bright colors were the highlight of this image as well as an island feel.  What do you think of this shot?


Musing: What’s Your Motivation?


I had to share this quote that I said earlier yesterday based on a couple of conversations I had with folks earlier this week about some changes that they were making their career and health.

“Will power, motivation, support, prayer/meditation are keys to making positive changes for yourself.”  – Brooke Holmes

Question:  What motivates you if you decide to make a change for the better?  

Another musing post…

Awhile ago, I created an original abstract artwork of a person who I thought was a really cool idea to surprise them with.  I was so proud of the work I’d done after I completed it.   The piece took a couple of days to do.  I put a lot of detail into it.  I then sent the person a message with the artwork attached.  Well, *sigh* they laughed at it.  It wasn’t the kind of laugh that they were flattered by the piece.  It was the “this right here is wack” kind of laugh.  They never thanked me for it.  I’m not going to lie, it actually hurt me a bit because I spent a lot of time on it.  It wasn’t something that was slapped together in hopes of it all coming over perfectly.  Since then, I shut myself off completely of doing anyone abstract caricatures of folks.

I recently had someone ask me if I could create original artwork portraying their likeness after they had seen my work.  I was extremely happy because 1.) I never had ANYONE ask me to do something original, and 2.) they told me that they LOVED my work.  I was truly humbled by the inquiry.  I’m so excited to start it soon!

My questions for y’all are:

Have you had an artist who made you into a work of art?  If so, were you flattered by the gesture or did you find it simply strange?

Just Musing…

I feel like this is such a random post, however, I wanted to talk about it.  lol

About a month ago, I found a new muse who inspired me so much where I began writing again.  Stories, poems, photography, and new art have been birthed from this new surge of creativity.  I’m actually thrilled by this because it’s been a long time since I felt this way.  I’m constantly coming up with new ideas everyday for me to jot down or type it on my laptop.  I’m even thinking about possibly creating a new blog for my stories and poetry alone.  There is something remarkable when a person finds a muse.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be a person.  It could be a building, an act of kindness that you’ve witnessed, or the beauty of nature.  Sometimes, a song on a CD or an emotion can awaken creativity as well.  My spirit feels happy to be in this frame of creative mind.

So here’s my question to everyone:  Who or what is your muse?  In what way does your muse inspire?  What was the last thing that you’ve created with your muse in mind?

I’d love to hear your responses!   

Soulfully Yours Art Design: My New Facebook Artist’s Page!

Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope this post finds everyone well and happy!  🙂

Yes!  You read that title correctly!  I finally debuted my new artist’s page, Soulfully Yours Art Design, showcasing my work!  I’m really excited about it.  The love and support that has poured from folks humbled me.  Take a moment to swing by, “like” it, and leave a comment or message!



I know.  I know.  I haven’t blogged in quite some time.  I’ve been busy with school and home.  However, I wanted to ask:  What inspires you?  Is it a good book?  Is it listening to children laugh?  Is it walking outside to take in what nature has to offer?