Thanks for Listening: On the Road to Good Intentions

As I’ve traveled through life, there has been a real fight between my intentions and results. The biggest lesson learned from the ongoing battle has been to make lemonade out of unmet intentions (lemons). I set small goals from early childhood forward that I fully intended to accomplish….

Work in Progress: Artist Chinedu Chidebe

I was mesmerized by the work of Nigerian artist, Chinedu Chidebe, haunting, yet spiritual, revolutionary, yet peace- provoking.  “Alignment” was the subject and piece that beckoned me to place his artwork in this issue.  Such a worthy intention, to be aligned. Welcome, Chinedu Chidebe. – Victorine   Artist statement…

Moments

  Can moments be measured? The way minutes can? Is there a clock somewhere With a moment hand? Some moments are heavenly And some are from hell. There are moments meant to be secret, And others that you must tell. The one destined for all to know, The…

Metal works: Desmond Andrew Aisosa Ugiagbe

It was the black dog.  He looked as though he was sculptured from a familiar image, and that sculpting was passionate to the artist.  To think that repurposing can produce such whimsical objects is what makes creativity breathe.  We welcome Desmond Andrew Alsosa Ugiabe to the family of…

This Issue: Patience!

These days find us all learning the power of patience.  We have stayed the course of a myriad of life-altering events in recent years.  We have prayed, chanted, meditated, shouted, cried, and found our way to the inevitable virtue of patience. It is what quiets the mind and…

Patience: Balancing the Odds with Optimism

 During my annual mammogram and subsequent testing of suspicious calcifications, I was diagnosed with Stage 0 DCIS BREAST CANCER. Stage 0 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is non-invasive cancer where abnormal cells may be in the lining of the breast milk duct. In Stage 0 breast cancer, the…

The Virtue of Patience

  Like a gift from the gods, the virtue of patience offers solitude from the outside. More succinctly put, patience serves as a form of detachment. It keeps you objective, sane, and in control. Our hectic world throws an assortment of nonsense upon us. If not adequately shielded,…

Telling Stories: Artist, Jonathan Kwegiry Aggrey

His post of the featured image, Boat Park ii, 56 x 76 cm, Watercolor, made me gasp.  Immediately, I was within the movement of the water and the captivating boats navigating their way home, from fishing, from the city, from wherever.  So compelling his work, I asked him…

Artist, Jacques P. Jackson; Building Human Stories

Mosaic is an ancient and sacred art form. Maybe it’s the iridescent light transmitted by each piece and that each piece is cut and intentionally placed to light the subject. In churches that light is illuminated; In Jacques P. Jackson’s designs, that light dances in the contemporary bodies…