Art Lovers, Must See!, must try!


Hey y’all it is your random around the way blogger bringing some under-discovered content that you more than likely never heard of because I like the beat of my own drum [off beat drum… but nonetheless… a beat]. I have had the pleasure of knowing Shiri for years. Guess where we met? In random fashion, on the WMTA on our way to work! She asked me who did my hair, and my friendly behind is always giving the deets and from there we exchanged numbers and I have been stuck to her ever since!

I have visited one of her exhibits 36inPrint:DC,(check out her press release in click munagi here), which was absolutely amazing and infused Art + Live Music in an intriguing fusion. I have been to many of her workshops and made my own piece [with a whole lotta help], and watched every step of accolade and accomplishment Shiri has achieved. HOWEVER….. [INSERT MEGAPHONE] SHIRI SHOULD BE A REGULAR NAME. She has done much for the community, women empowerment, AND awesome African inspired art for the soul!   So browse around her website provided here and check out some dope art [purchase a few here and there… I know you know an art lover] and be inspired!  Shiri’s Social Media Links [be her friend!]: Facebook: Shiri’s Facebook Instagram: Shiri’s Instagram

Bai y’all. Nnennayalator | Bougie Villager

I and my sister at a Shiri Achu Workshop
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Shifting Gears…

After receiving some disheartening news in a span of two days post trip… I am about to get really deep…  And postponing the Canada blog and pics of happiness to discuss something I am all too familiar with – Death.

You would think as many people that I have lost in my life that I would be calloused every time I get bad news of such…  But I do not.  And due to my empathetic nature,  I tend to still that pain when someone I know (even indirectly),  loses a loved one.  Depending on my state of mind, I could just embrace the person… Cry..   Or stand there numb not knowing what to say or do.  One thing is for sure is that ‘I feel your pain’ I totally get it.

It definitely ties into my struggles and conflicts of my faith.  And due to my at times unflattering inquisitive nature I question God; I question him A LOT.

The pain IS Unbearable,  I cannot lie. But you should know that it is OK to crumble…  It is OK to cry…  It is OK to feel that pain,  but do not allow it to consume you to the point where you may go too.  I can leave this advice, find a way to cope, especially when that sadness creeps up on you. It really suxks feeling like life itself has been squeezed out of you as well as draining,  but in due time you have to find solace…  May not be complete solace…  But do find it, and keep it.