Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Back to Reality

It was time to leave Asheville and get back to Atlanta... I started getting a little sad because I know what Atlanta has in store for me.... More work, less time to relax and a lot of fake people all wanting to be seen and be stars




Sometimes I miss the simple life of Asheville the only problem there is I hate seeing my people struggling and settling for less...I watch Asheville grow from the outside looking in and it's growing so fast that black people and the poor are getting left behind... But I needed this trip to see my daughters and get inspired again to remind me why I moved to atlanta in the first place...





3 hours later I'm back in Atlanta....a lil sad because I don't want to be in Atlanta but Samba booked me some tattoo appointments so I had to come back here for work...by the time I got back in town it was late and my family was sleep so I went over to my art studio fired up my candles and got myself into a peaceful zone....I put on "Blue Train" by John Coltran...put some weed in my bong.. And worked on that old "Fly High" drawing.. I got bored with that so I started on my "City of Ink Films" logo for my new business I'm starting up











Back to reality....and back in Atlanta home of the bullshit "Black Hollywood" scene....on the positive side, my son is out of school for the summer and I get to see him more....and I go to Chicago for the first time this month.


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5 comments:

LohBoy1 said...

love your work im an Asheville native and haven't gotten my first tat because i'd only let you do it when i can get to the A i'm let you freestyle something i want a chest plate half sleeve all i ask is for roosters

By Joy said...

Always a pleasure to catch up on your blog!!! I don't live in Atl, but my experience with it is exactly that...interesting to see a resident who feels the same way and admit it for once! Glad you have that creative space u've been wanting as well! Nothing like that! Keep shinin! I know the film will be dope!

Wanna said...

Nice blog but sad at the same time. I think if I was hearing this before I might not have moved to Atlanta, well in the area. The sad part is there are so many places that fall into the black and poor being left back scenario. I am not from Savannah but during my time there I saw the beauty and the breast side. The beast being the black people who were being left behind, not only by the other races but the blacks who have "made" it.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could get bored with being artistic...right now I get bored with being responsible, bored with being "smart".... bored with every label I've heard in the past two years. Haven't been called "creative" in so long that it seems like a foreign word. I just know that its there. Try to find some positive energy to be around now that you're back.

-J.

Geeky Black Girl said...

At Anonymous: I feel you on that. I have been trying to write a book forever and I just never have time with all life's responsibilities and every one telling me how "smart" I am and that I can do anything. I figure I will find time at least once a week to do what I want and not what society wants.