Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We shared the same Dream once...

This pen & ink drawing was inspire by an old friend back in my hometown...he would tell me words that always inspired me to stop hanging out in the hood allday and to follow my dreams... I think of him often wishing he would have followed his dreams also...and how helpless I feel when I see him because he's in the same place we were as kids... This piece of art is for him, here is one of the pages of my book "Before I'm Gone"



We shared the same dream once... To leave the hood and make a better life for our families.. But you let the hood beat you.... Remember how we would lay on the project floor and we would tell me to be strong and never give up.... You gave me hope and strength with your words.... I wish I told you the samething in return...last time I went home you were in the same hood on that same floor telling me those same words....

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the flow of your words, and the lettering. This sketch is very nice looking forward to see your finished book. You may not have told him then but you are putting it out there for alot of people to hear it now. I hope they are listening.

I am Muzik said...

I love this post Miya! The way you were able to capture "that day and moment" is amazing!

Dee said...

I believe that we all play particular roles in life and that he played his role in your life and helped to set you on the right path. I believe that even though he may not have left the hood, he will be rewarded in life for helping you to follow your dreams. Beautiful work as always. Keep on pressing on!

Anonymous said...

Miya..long time (still recovering from our championship last nite) lmao!!! SPAIN!!..but yeah..bout this.. you cant give up on him yet.. some folks get their calling later on in life..who's to say he's stuck on that floor, perhaps his words there are still being spoken in the same foundation because he is still working on strengtheing his own, so when he takes off he won't need to come back.. the same thing that brings you back to the hood may very well be the same thing that he has chosen to allow him not to leave..at least he is still there with the supporting words, instead of being jealous,envious or hateful towards you, thats a real friend..some folks cant handle when you move on up..focus on that.. been ckin on ur and the blogs, do the damn thang chico!!
:)
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Alelahdalioness said...

A beautiful sentiment...I agree with solebound Lyrics...don't give up on him yet....

Michelle Love said...

Love this piece. You work is beautiful.

Shanayd Angelica said...

Beautiful Piece...its crazy how sometimes we can stress to someone else that the sky is the limit and always dream big , when we never took the time too believe our own words better yet ourself im sure if he still speaking those words to you then he hasn giving up on himself just continue to believe