In writing my various post in this blog my intention is not to mud sling those who may be mentioned in a generalized or direct way being that in this life we are touched positively or negatively by the presence and actions of others. Being as such this blog for me is apart of my healing process and as I analyze my expressions the grieving process is at work. It feels good to articulate things that have been held in for so long. I love my parents and would not trade them for any other, but must acknowledge the effects that their choices and influences have had directly in my life. I also love my two older brother who are my best friends…they know me like no other and have also hurt me like no other…and what I have learned is that wounds from our past can heal but scars remain. People who have hurt me don’t even realize their impact and some in denial…all the same I have forgiven them but have a right to let it all out. Making room for all the good things that are coming my way and bringing soundness into my soul in preparation for having my own children and remarriage. It is important to me that my heart be free of all grief from the past so wholeness can be shared from this day forward to all who will enter the sacred sphere of my life. Shalom.
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A native to the Pacific Northwest, born and raised in Tacoma Washington, and coming from a line of Artist my artistic expression began as a small child. My inspiration comes from nature, everyday life scenes, architecture, and cloud formations expressed in my photography, paintings, drawings or mixed media pieces. The Four Seasons provide me with ample inspiration for color combinations. My strong interest in fashion, trade skills, and painting slowly evolved into my mixed media pieces utilizing wood, fabric, and paint (acrylic or oil) which bring vivid life to my ideas that start out as drawings. My work can be abstract or descriptive when doing mountain scenes, portraits, nature scenes, or story-board art. I am a story-teller sharing my story, my heritage, my culture, my struggle, my triumph, my joy, and my happiness while simultaneously being a voice to the voiceless. I am a first year graduate student of Public Health and Entrepreneur. My dream is to establish and run a non-profit organization which will build self-sustaining hospitals in rural areas of Africa to provide solution to unnecessary deaths due to minor injury because of lack of accessibility to medical facilities. We will also build Community Resource Centers which will belong to the community providing free space for community events, indoor sports space for youth, classrooms for continued education, and library with computer lab. It is my goal to utilize my artistic voice and all funds and proceeds from the sale of my work to support my projects in Africa. Legacy building is very important so making a difference in the world, networking, mentoring, collaborating, and giving back are ways to leave positive mark in the world. My motto: Engage, Inspire, Create. Art Flow, LaQuita S. Thurman View all posts by ND Art Studios