Artscape 2015 Recap

I had a ball at Artscape this year. Below are clips with my artist collective Liberated Muse. You can check out other clips on my Instagram account. Advertisements

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Homeschooling a Creative

So, I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide whether to start a new blog about my foray into homeschooling. Alas, I thought about the 5+ blogs I am either managing solely or contributing to and I nixed the idea immediately. I am also going to be helping my daughter run her blog that will…

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5 Effective Tips On Supporting Your Child’s Artistic Genius

That is my daughter Khari in the photo above. She is one of the most creative people I know. Art seemed to be an instant fascination for her. At one year-old, when she got hold of crayons, she immediately got to work, artfully using them to add a splash of color to my previously bare…

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Useful Creativity Tip: How Art Heals Us

Last fall during the pleas to spare Troy Davis’ life, I felt a panic that I hadn’t felt in a while. As I learned that multitudes of evidence was available, indicating that there was questionable doubt about Troy Davis’ guilt in the slaying of a police officer, a glimmer of hope began to show its…

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Fri, Aug 12 WAMU 88.5 Interview On Art, Ideas & Liberated Muse

Earlier this month, I participated in a forum as part of the Capital Fringe Festival that took place in July, discussing why art matters. A reporter with WAMU 88.5 was there and interviewed me for a piece she was doing on the arts in the District. She later contacted me to do a feature piece on…

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3 Popular Creatives Exemplify the Best Way to Disappear and Come Back Stronger

We aren’t all Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen created an absolute phenomenon in our culture by endlessly  flaunting his drug-induced mental illness with a tour and a social platform borne through Twitter. Creating more celebrity for himself through his vocalized hatred toward his former employer more so than his acting on his former show Two and…

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Artists of Substance in a Reality TV World

You hear it all the time usually about recording artists– the blaming and uproar against the music labels about why the market is flooded with music that is always explicitly created to brag about sexual exploits, fast money and what-not. The sentiment of some is that there is no audience for music that is outside…

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Defining Your Value

“When meeting people they ask what is it I do, so they can decide if I hold any value…” -from the song “Economics”, Teisha Marie In today’s economy, being a creative who is sustained financially can seem more challenging than ever before. In 2008, I started a discussion on LiberatedMuse.com–How Much Should You Charge for…

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2010 Mosaic Literary Conference Focuses on Malcolm X

The Mosaic Literary Conference (formerly the Re:Verse Literary Conference & Festival) will take place November 5-6 in Bronx, NY. The MLC presents creative ways for keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity.  The Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year, educators, arts & community…

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