Monday, November 29, 2010

I know it seems like I'm doing nothing these days, like I've given up on my artistic dreams, but actually, I've been painting like a maniac!

I have wonderful things to share, but I have to wait a bit. I can tell you that I'm finally getting my website redone! Whoopeeee!!

I'm really looking forward to 2011! It will be a fantastic year! Also, I have new, new, new art coming for the new year! Yes!

This is just the beginning! :0)


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I went into my local Hobby Lobby today. I'm strange, I enjoy perusing craft stores. :0) I don't particularly like this store because of the behaviors of some of their employees, but it's nearby, and I can get what I need from time to time.

At the checkout; I was a bit perturbed by the fact that the cashier closed the register while I was right in front of her without saying a word, or apologizing or her inconsiderate behavior...but, I let it go. ~wooooosaaaaaah~ (practicing meditation)

I lived in the north before coming to the south, and it's not peachy keen either. I was lucky enough to have my first experience of being called a 'nigger' in Milwaukee while standing at the bus stop. I looked around for awhile, wondering if they were talking to me, but since I was the only one there, I figured so. ~sigh~ I never knew racism until I came to America. I really did think that people thought that we were all equal! That was my childhood naivete.

I have gotten used to the South, and the fake smiles, and strange stares. As a matter of fact, I think I've been followed around in more stores here than I have up north. I usually end up snapping on somebody because, as nice as I am, I don't like anyone invading my space.

It has been a while though since I've seen blatant racism. The last time was at an Ulta in my town (which I boycotted for nearly 2 years, all by my lonesome). Oooh! {insert angry smiley face}
They offered me gifts, but I refused! No gifts could make up for that nonsense. I won't go further into detail.

Today, as I was checking out, three teenagers walked into the store. Mind you, just before them several other teenagers of the Caucasion persuasion had walked in with backbacks, and bags in tow. Now these young men, enter the store, and they all happen to be of the Afro-American persuasion. The cashier immediately stops them, while everyone is looking, and tells them that they cannot enter the store with their bags--that they must be removed and placed somewhere else. What!!?
Aaah, that's not policy! Didn't I just see Becky with her backpack!?

Damn prejudice folk! Ticked me off. It seemed like the kids didn't even know that what was happening to them was not supposed to happen. You are not a criminal because you are black! You a not a thief because you carry a backpack into a store. What is that teaching our kids? That they deserve to be treated like suspects!?

Hobby Lobby--you suck! You are officially being boycotted! Maybe this time I can get some other folk on board!

Who is with me!? :0) ~yeaaa------a!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Photography by artist Tamara Natalie Madden. Please visit my site HERE to view more work. Styling, makeup, hair, and concept by TNM Photography.©

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