Semester’s almost over… WHEW! I can’t wait until this time next week when I can officially have my life back. Well at least for about a month. But each day I get closer to walking across that stage. I can see the finish line, I’m running, my feet are tired, but I will make it. With that said, I’ve been busy doing my last minute assignments before finals. I shot a short video last weekend for one of my film classes. I haven’t edited it yet, but did get a look at the footage and as a first not quite happy with it, at all. This is definitely a assignment, just to fulfill the requirement for class, as I felt a bit sabotaged by the professor we had this semester. Not to make a bunch of excuses, but not only was this not the assignment I wrote to film, it was rushed and compacted within a few hours to shoot. I hate when people scrutinize the ideas of others, especially when each person has their own artistic vision. But I’m more mad at myself for not following my own rules and conforming my idea & vision to an uncaring professor. Point is, if you don’t stand up for your own vision, don’t expect someone else to do so.. in the end he (the professor) gets paid and I’m left with a unwanted, unplanned project that does not properly truly reflect my creativity or abilities. But still I will share, once I finish editing it.
In other news, my outside creative life has been flourishing. I have been spending my time more wisely and trying out new things. Especially in the food department. I have taken more time to wholeheartedly create better versions of the foods I love to eat already. I remembered as a youth I loved cooking and making up things in the kitchen, so I recently tapped back into my inner-cook and began to come up with some really delicious things. And I’m just getting started.
Musically, the pen has been back to the pad again. I’ve been squeezing in a lyric or two here and there. I was however inspired by a beat from a instrumental CD given to me by “P the EMCEE aka. PRIME”, “P” is from Buffalo, NY and he nicely hit me with a few beat CD’s for me to listen and pick a few songs from for my album. I’ve had the beats since this summer, but this past week I took the opprotunity to really sit with them and fully listen to his production. All I have to say is.. “P” is a beast! He’s extra dope on the lyrics too and I’m looking forward to working with him. So from the album of like 16 beat, all of them dope, two just hit me in the heart and the lyrics started flowing instantly. I began writing on one yesterday and just finished up the second verse for it today. The song is called “Serve U”, well that ‘s the working title for now; and yes it’s about serving, spoiling and pleasing your man. Ladies, when did that ever go out of style? Well somewhere it did, when everyone got hardcore and nobody wanted to be considered.. dare I say.. SPRUNG! I don’t mind being SPRUNG, in fact I think it’s absolutely necessary! Everybody needs to go get SPRUNG and get off the hardcore, desensitized emotional BS! Yes, I said that. And more women need to get back into pleasing their man, and men pleasing their woman.. the world would be a much happier place. (But that’s another story).
Anyhow, in the meantime, between time… I’m posting photos of my delicious dishes below.. and I hope you all find something you like doing…. and do it! 🙂
Until next time. Much love & many blessings. Your friend…