Hmmmmmm…exhale. It has been awhile since I have written at length via my digital journal…I have written new poems on scratch paper. I decided to complete my manuscript before uploading anything else. Now back to the title: Life lessons in uncertain times..Beloved you can be certain…A whirlwind of activities has been going on nationally, internationally, and personally. The political climate is “straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel” while locally random acts of violence are breaking out daily in the local paper and news headlines. All of these birth pains leading to a climax of what we cannot foresee. Our White House in political slumber on the peoples issues while people are dying, starving, unemployed, underpaid, seeking justice, and all this while lavishly getting paid (working class dollars at work) they cannot feel the pain of the average citizen they are far out of reach to the sting of poverty, late bills, bill collectors,health insurance policies or the lack thereof, and student loan threats/debts. Frankly I am tired…the pursuit of happiness..what does that mean anyways??? I was told as a child that hard work paid off, if you do not work you do not eat, and laziness is a sin. Okay so being a workaholic has not kept me from experiencing some of the above mention typical stresser of an everyday citizen… so all these life lessons in uncertain times…Beloved you/me/we can be certain God will work all things together for our good. I believe. Do you?
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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