I cannot stop with this beautiful song.
Fine Artist/Illustrator Loïs Mailou Jones featured in 1936 documentary, A Study of Negro Artists.
You can view more of Jones’s work, including the textile design she is holding, at the Loïs Mailou Jones website
My good friend made this animation and I really love it. Take a look and enjoy.
The Nonlinear Routine
My life feels hectic. Not because I have a lot of places to be in the day but mostly because I feel as though I have a lot to do. What I have to do is work that can’t be done here, now, can’t be checked off a list can’t be given credit for can’t be validated immediately and isn’t easy. What I have to do can be crippling—I scare myself sometimes because I realize that I have somehow recognized a very large purpose for myself and truly can’t tell if it’s my own invention or if it’s been given to me. What I have to do is shapeless, there aren’t guides, aren’t exact examples, no evidence reason logic history that would presuppose what it is that I feel needs to be done.
How can I ask for help when I don’t even know where I’m trying to get?
In the midst of my hectic feelings I look to my peers, take one step at a time, and learn to trust and take steps back and open myself. Though I honor and and inspired by those who have lived before me, the people that I see daily that are my age or near it and working towards what they need to do are what maintains my growth. And I thank them daily.
Work, work, work(ing). On myself, on our shared experience, and I know it can be done.