Can you control what you create?
When I saw that Izzie Button released an applier set with cellulite and stretch marks, I was excited. I almost immediately forgot about that excitement when I started to see the myriad of people who posted about the appliers and the responses people gave to those posts. There were a lot of people laughing about it and saying “why would I even want to do that”?
The breeze slipped through the little wood and stone chalet Vera was supposed to be staying in with her husband, Corbin. He had talked her into this whole idea of taking an impromptu trip to the middle-of-nowhere in Germany and basically left her sitting there with no way to reach him or no way to get around. He had taken the hired car to go to where they were shooting a movie nearby. He said he knew someone on the crew and wanted to hang out while they did their thing on the set. Said it would be for fun.
She knew what he said, but she knew what it really meant. He was looking into fucking someone else.
Evelyn stubbed out her cigarette and moved towards the hallway that they had been filming in for the past few hours. There was a difficult scene that the director was being very particular about that sat outside of one of the many ornate and massive bedrooms in the castle. Another giggle echoed out and bounced along the stone walls as Evelyn walked quietly over to peer around the open door. She almost dropped her matches as she realized it was exactly who she feared it was.
Brianna spun around, startled when she heard the shop doorbell ring behind her. She had forgotten to lock the door after the pizza delivery driver dropped off her large pepperoni and cheese. She imagined she looked ridiculous as she just stood there with a long string of cheese trailing from the pizza to her mouth and squinting against the glare of the streetlights against the glass panes in the door. A man stood near the entrance with a slight smirk on his face.
With a lot of the US (and beyond) divided on “that Kanye nonsense” (IMHO), it wasn’t ready for the bitchslap of reality known as “This Is America” when Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino, but we’ll stick with Donald here) first performed the song on Saturday Night Live (which you can find here if you’re too sensitive for the official video).
I’m happy to announce that we are having an art contest as part of our Juneteenth celebration at the Virtual Black History Museum!
I’m just happy with my life right now. It’s not anything exciting or spectacular, but I dug myself out of some serious personal trenches and am finally at peace with life.
The Virtual Black History Museum was my eventual “passion project”. I never really had one…I mainly had hobbies that I got pockets of enjoyment from. But what I wanted was that really wholesome, nourishing sense of purpose. That is where that spark started to grow into an idea, and with the right support it grew into a proper establishment.
The Black History Month Event is well underway at the Virtual Black History Museum, and I had to take a moment to show off this awesome exclusive rattan set that !TEASE! created for the event.