Friday, December 15, 2023

Happy Bday to DAP's Biggest Fan!


The day my book was finished, my mother-in-law became a fan. All these years later, she is one of the very few people to ask me about how my business is going. When she asks, I still get surprised because I am not used to people asking me about that part of my life. Despite this blog, I am very private about my creative process. I usually keep this blog to help me with accountability. I feel called to create and Chris gets that about me. She is a good listener (something that my husband gets from her) and is genuinely interested in my process. I kid you not, she still has my drawings on her walls and art projects that still makes me cringe. 

I believe, I have a talent to see what people really would like for their birthday. So we hopped over to her house to spend time with her. That's what she really likes... your time. So I made the butter chicken she likes (the bean is crazy for it) and played board games. I also embroidered some lovely bedsheets.  Yuh gul still working on the needle-work skills, but she loved it anyway. I am very grateful for her support. Pillars like that are very important to artists. Now that the bean has gotten older, she comes to me for advice and support and it feels wonderful to reciprocate Chris' kindness.

Monday, June 27, 2022

DAP Poetry Monday: Give me a D. A. P.



Seeking a cheerleader.

Skills required: Encouragement and Tenacity

Applicant must know how to give a D.A.P.

Must know what it spells

And what it means to support.

Ability to get along with other cheerleaders,

Real or Imagined; a plus.

(Head-high kick to head-high kick)


Monday, June 13, 2022

DAP Poetry Monday: No fun in funeral


Writing together

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Laughing together

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Arguments, Hugs, Plans


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Memories of all above

From the sister I chose…

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Friday, June 3, 2022

DAP DAT Inspiration 6422

22 Martyrs of Uganda 

A bronze, bas-relief of the 22 Catholic Martyrs of Uganda, gifted to Presentation College, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. It was given in 1960 to the Christian brothers who founded Presentation College. Photo by Sean Crepin

The Uganda Martyrs are a group of 23 Anglican and 22 Catholic converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between 31 January 1885 and 27 January 1887. They were killed on orders of Mwanga II, the Kabaka (King) of Buganda.

22 of the Catholic martyrs were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. They are commemorated on June 3rd.

St. Kizito being baptised by St. Charles Lwanga at Munyonyo, who was just 25 when he was murdered.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Poetry Monday: Admiration


We smile when the food comes to the table.
Polite smiles until the waiter walks away.
We needed this food
To swallow 
A long day 
With mixed emotions.
There is quiet at the dinner table.
Rhythmic chewing and swallowing takes everyone 
Into their own thoughts.
Knife into fork.
I'm finished.
Baby girl began speaking.
Proud parents are smiling.
An effervescent Joi,
Captures her audience then releases them to a moment of silence. 
A statement than a question 
To her dreamy eyed mother,
"Just looking."
I smile
She smiles
We smile and she knows, but still asks
"Because you exist. Can't I admire you now and then?"
Admire her as one would a blue sky
Or misty mountains.
I see her.
She sees me.
She smiles.
I smile.
We smile.