Monday, March 31, 2008

Rebeading Fun & A Playlist to Bead By

My youngest sister is running for campus queen. She bought her dress at discount because it was missing guess who said she'd rebead them?I just fired up the iPod and set it to "shuffle", got out my supplies and got crackin'...
Here's what I listened to:
Prince: "Adore"
Jimi Hendrix: "Castles Made of Sand"
Isley Bros.: "My Lover's Eyes"
Wu-Tang Clan: "Triumph"
Peaches & Herb: "Reunited"
The Pharcyde: "Passin' Me By"
The Beatles: "Hey Jude"
Prince: "Sometimes It Snows in April"
Erykah Badu: "Certainly"
Tupac: "Temptations"
Kool & the Gang: "Cherish"
Gnarls Barkley: "Crazy"
Yes: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Freddie Hubbard: "First Light"
Alejandro Sanz: "Try to Save Your Soul"
Buju Banton: "Hey Bwoy"
J. Holiday: "Bed"
Outkast: "Slump"
Common: "Funky for You"
Frederic Chopin: "Nocturne"
INXS: "Need You Tonight"

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Textural Rhythms Baltimore..FINALLY

Now that the exhibit is coming to a close tomorrow, I realized I never posted pictures from the Textural Rhythms in Baltimore! It was held in a glass fronted room that overlooked the main street. As we were pulling up, I saw this slide in the window and started screaming and pounding the steering wheel in excitement. The cop next to me looked over at me, not as thrilled...My family showed up for support! Here are my cousin, great-aunt, mom and grandmom. My husband was there as well as my siblings and family friends too...
Here's a group photo of all of the artists present. It was wonderful meeting everyone. Yes, I'm crouching there giggling with Sonji in the front row...
Here I am with the fabulous Jo. It had its own wall panel to itself, which was super-cool...
We all were in a book-signing frenzy afterwards. Here I am signing one now as its owner's li'l dude looks on. I feel like Elle the Rock Star. It took me an hour and a half to get through the exhibit. What great fun it all was!!! Thank you Dr Mazloomi!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Quilting African American Women's History

There's nothing more that I like than to go to the mailbox and have a nice little something waiting for me! It's even better when it is the catalog from your latest exhibit! This is the one that "Just Me Being Negative" is currently in up in Wilberforce, Ohio. Valerie White (who is so super-cool by the way) created the piece on the cover ("The Guardian")...And last month, Dr Mazloomi sent a cool photo of the PR announcement of the exhibit on the huge screens outside of the Reuters Building in NYC's Times Square! Yay!