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A TIME TO BE BOLD

In Advertise, Communication, education, Networking on July 2, 2022 at 6:45 am
Photo by davisuko on Unsplash

The last two weeks have presented me with career challenges that I have not ever had before. I am a person who prides themselves on learning whatever it is that they need to know to get the job done. Challenges are like shots of expresso to my a.m. system. I welcome them, but when a major organization calls you for Custom Graphic Artwork in less than 15-days of their digital deadline to remit to a major publication, what do you do?

Believe it or not, Art is my mother’s name, but it doesn’t make me an author of Graphic Arts by any stretch of the imagination. I am a Content Creator and I love composition, mostly of words and cinematography, but the organization was in search of artwork that could reflect their 75th Season of exemplary productions and I was compelled to accept the challenge.

If you recall, last Fall, I was compelled to jump into another field that I knew very little about: A.I. – Artificial Intelligence as it pertains to semiconductor production. Again, I am a content creator, mostly of literature and moving pictures, but without A.I. I would have had to hammer this piece out on a typewriter, and my moving pictures would just be a flip book.

Technology is amazing and A.I. is its biological child, so I cozied up with the two of them and we’re going steady. Not ever to be one who walks away from a challenge, I reassessed my capacity and in less than an hour I was able to cobble together a team that included an amazing graphic art composer and an engineer to help me manifest the request. I absolutely could not afford either talent, but both had faith in my capacity and yielded the full weight of their skills to the cause and in less than 15-days we created and submitted legacy vector art that is worthy of 75 years of celebration. We were paid handsomely and offered a recurring role in their marketing department.

#RevenueStream

This morning I feel good because I love getting the work done.
The organization loved it so much, that they paid a hefty sum.

A sum that is not easy to come by, but then again, neither is good art.
But we can do all things through Christ with exceptional passion and management smarts.

Try your hand at something new.
Active learning is truly the fountain of youth.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Pardon me as I smile at the sun rising and sip this cup of jo.
Life is doing her thing, y’all and I am good to go.

Life is hardly subtle, and we all enjoy a good show,
I’m Qui
Demure is not me, I’ve a penchant for being bold.

I’m up, I’m awake and I’m going for more gold.
#NoLIMITS
#Behold

Who’s Leading Whom

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 13, 2019 at 12:54 am

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There are two shows, from two different networks that I want to talk about this morning that are consistent with their message of love and evolution; though the title of either series gives no clue to the obvious convey:

The Last O.G. and S.W.A.T.

First up, The LAST O.G., Season 2 – Episode 5 “Sound of Da Police

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The LAST O.G.: Tray, Shay, and Josh

In this episode of blended family love – 

Shazad learns to drive via a 2-father hug.

What I mean by that is, Shazad’s mother, Shay is married to a white guy named Josh.
Though Shazad’s melanin is like his mom’s; evidence of DNA wrought.

Shazad is brown.
Josh taught him how to drive around town

when they were stopped by a policeman in traffic.
It was a bogus stop and Josh wasn’t having it.

Ever so assertively he expressed his concern of a mistaken stop,
and averted being ticketed by the duck-duck-goose cop.

While still on the side of the road, Josh explained to Shazad
that the police mean well on most of their traffic stops

and how sometimes you just have to be forthright and inquire,
and how the police are rarely there to provoke transit ire.

Shahzad received the information well,
and couldn’t wait to tell
Tray, (his bio dad) that he’s been on a driving spell.

On a subsequent driving lessons day, the clock was on Tray’s watch,
Shahzad was driving the same vehicle and by the police, they were stopped.

Things didn’t go as well as they did for Shazad when Josh was in the car;
The black men were asked to get out of the car… revealing America’s scar.

Shahzad wasn’t alarmed but remained calm and cool,
and spoke respectfully to the officer like Josh taught him to

and still
harassment by the traffic officer is real.

I appreciate the narrative/reality feel.
Writing is an art; reflections can be uphill.

The LAST O.G. episodes keep it real in scripted thought,
much like Hondo ‘nem in the remake of S.W.A.T.

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Chris, Hondo, Deacon, and Street

Season 2, Episode 20 –
Diversity scripts? S.W.A.T. has plenty.

Let’s talk about dating, let’s talk about love.
Let’s hit on the topic of Polyamorous.

Chris is the only female on the S.W.A.T. team to date;
she was single until a few episodes back, now her status is on delay
because her heart is in a triad; polyamorous play.

Kira is her girlfriend and Kira’s fiance is her beau.
What is it about a triad relationship that we, the public, do not know?

Traditional relationships have been between a woman and a man
and productively speaking, the two hail in ‘ the life creation’ plan.

That’s it! But does it truly and absolutely mean —
that if you don’t love the opposite sex that you can’t love gleam?

S.W.A.T. is taking the conversation head-on
and scripting-in reasons that Chris won’t be living alone.

In episode 20 the writers give us plenty to hear and see,
and by the end of the episode, Chris is lip-locked with Street.

What does it all mean? Well, I don’t really know,
but CBS is doing it’s best to expose you via the show.

Love is love and we need to take a look
at how society is divvying it. What about the good book?

I’m not clergy, but I am an avid reader.
I respect God above all and love is my internal measure meter.

My measure of love does not allow me to side-eye and judge folk.
We are all God’s creation; check in with Him to really ‘be woke.

The world is judgemental to you? Please do not cast that onto others in kind.
The good book is what it is — check in with God for clarity and peace of mind.

Don’t look for clarity from your brother or peer.
No need to walk the Earth being partial to fear.

I don’t have a lot of the necessary-life-answers on hand,
but I am a child of God and recognize you to be in the band.

Stand up and make beautiful music and watch a show or two on diversity,
I’m Qui
Good morning dear watcher, the weather is getting hotter, stay in and watch T.V.

It looks like Art is Leading Reality.

Monday’s Start

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on September 24, 2018 at 7:48 am

happy-monday-cats-washing-clothesSo we pick back up from last week.
I love Mondays. A good start is key.

I went to bed early and got up relatively late.
I have quite a bit of production pending on my plate.

How are you, sweetheart? And what have you got up today?
I’ve got shot editing first.. later on, I intend to play.

Work is a necessity. What’s life if it’s not productive?
As far as it goes for folk with self-esteem lows –
Lift up! Tell the lows to ‘suck-it.

Folk who are not high on life will be a drag on you.
On this Monday’s Start avoid all lows in your view.

Life is new again! I’m in it for the lovin.’
I’ve been working Premier Pro and FCPX like it ain’t nothin.’

These are film editing tools that I use;
my knowledge capacity is experiencing a boom!
You should see what I’m doing in Photoshop and Lightroom.
I’m on the uptake! Vroom-vroom! Vroom-vroom!

Today will be a productive party and I will duly play.
I won’t be out in the streets dear sweet, but in the editing bay.

Shout-out to BIG LEO! Thanks for stopping by and ruling the spotlight.
Big Leo is a distinguished man, an Intel friend whose DNA is reel-nice.

I shot a silent film this weekend; there were no words.
Big Leo came in with eyebrows and grins
allowing scripted intentions to be heard.

Thank you for that!
I do love those Leo cats!

I may be a wee bit bias in my heart –
I, too am a Leo and I love a good Monday’s Start.

Today will find me editing footage and framing a view.
Today will also find me watching, thinking and writing about you.

I’m an observative soul; it’s what I do.
I see that the Kavanaugh’s situation is still on the brew.

God bless the man who disrespects and chooses not to recall.
A woman here, a woman there — Kavanaugh’s confirmation is on the stall.

I’m sure it’s an unsettling feeling to be in his position.
The same should be said for the women forced to come forward to mention…

Keep in mind
that justice is just acting blind.

And that’s fine because incivility is nothing new; society plays its part.
The truth won’t be buried, so let us not be in too much of a hurry
on this revealing Monday’s Start.

Above all, be mindful and productive and melee won’t be able to find you.
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee, let goodness and truth be the force that binds you.

Today is a great day to play it smart.
Opportunity abounds in every Monday’s Start.
Play your part.