Newbies, up incoming, indies. All of these words mean that there’s beautiful things to be heard, read, or watched that aren’t getting the press and media they need.
I’m a lover of discovering new and exciting things. From tech to entertainment. I seek out and search for things and people to listen to as they lend their voices to society.
I picked out five creative wonders to share with you all and one bonus film that I’m sure you’ve all hear of by now.
This musical moment has something for everyone. Check them out on their website http://www.americangoner.bandcamp.com
Into The Woods
By Carla Godfrey
A tale about one woman’s journey through life.
Power of Words
By S. Kaur
Storytelling and enlightenment go hand and hand. Our minds are the gatekeepers to our realities. S. Kaur teaches us the power that we can access inside our souls.
City of sound
Contemporary music with a twist of rock. This indie band is in a league of their own. Check out their music and website cityofsoundmusic.com
By Chet Adams
Who doesn’t love suspense and murder? This book has them both. The plot thickens as well as pulls you into an era from the past. Soon to be released check out a preview on his website drchetadamsforum.com
To round up some great entertainment and exciting work. I wouldn’t be a real superhero fan if I didn’t include today’s newly released Black Panther. The anticipation for this movie has been hugely important. The weekend is around the corner and what a great way to relax and enjoy it.
Photo courtesy of IMDb
Til next time.
C. L Cunningham
Painted fingers dipped in water colors spreading across the paper expressing child like memories of a naive mind.
Art is the hands expression of words. It gives hope to the hopeless. Beauty in places that no one else thought were beautiful. It brings smiles on faces and love in hearts.
An artist is a creator of visual magnificent works. Images that remind me to indulge in the landscape of this universe.
As a mother and educator I love giving children experiences in creativity. It pushes their minds to explore different ways of thinking.
I use art for my comfort. I use art to help me expand my words and bring pictures to my train of thought. I simply enjoy art and artist. I loved art classes even though I’m not the greatest artist out here lol.
I find myself browsing Pinterest for creative visual art. I’m fascinated by the powerful spirits that let their light shine through paintbrushes and pencils.
Day 18 of grateful January and today’s question is what piece of art are you grateful for. I actually have a few that stand out but my most favorite artist have been my tribe of children.
C. L Cunningham
Happy Thoughtful Thursday 🌹
Photos courtesy of Pinterest
Went to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s for the first time last night. It’s hilarious how excited I get over the little things . I ate all the samples I could get my hands on. I’m going to blame it on the fact that I didn’t eat lunch 😂.
I noticed that my face was getting red while in the store. It started itching on the way home. By the time I looked in the mirror I realized that I was having an allergic reaction. Damn.
I told my gurl Tam that I’m allergic to the planet earth 🌏. She laughed at me, but seriously I break out at the thought of breaking out.
Woke up from my Benadryl induced nap and ate the equivalent of nothing. Yogurt that is. I needed a quick boost of energy because I was definitely woozy.
Now I’m up and checking my timelines. I finished some editing and of course I’m jamming to the beat of my Christmas music channel on Pandora. A toe tapping good time at 3:23 in the am.
Friday is shaping up just fine. I’m doing a double cookie day. One with my parents and one with my sister this weekend.
Finding joy in simplicity is the key for my happy days. I’m embracing the facts of life. I’m thankful for another day and I’m grateful for the blessings brought to me from above.
Hopefully this day will be great!
Sending you peace and blessings on this beautiful day 🍪🍡
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Aye listen up very closely universal watch dogs of the planetary orbital system. Fuck you, fuck this, and fuck that.
Let me clarify.
I’m sitting around minding my business like I said I would and boom. Houston we have a problem.
I start to notice that my hard earned work is becoming the center stage to some negative energy. Uh. What? Who goes there? And why in the hell are there reasons to bother me? I’m chilling mo chilling on a Monday. Enjoying my family and friends with a smile on my face and a techno beat in my heart.
Arrogance tends to be a weapon for those who prey on the weak. Funny how it’s unwanted when the weak are having fun and pushing forward through the storm. Coming from a heritage of the beat down, let down, and stole from I welcome life to send my reparations. Won’t get them though. Nevertheless I strive for greatness on my own back, I didn’t ask for the favors I’m writing for my piece of the universal pie. And I’m happy to do because I’m good at it. It’s my gift from above and I’m blessed to have it.
Can’t stop won’t stop like Charlie Murphy on Dave Chappelle’s comedy show. Enjoying a laugh along the way. Embracing challenges as they come. You get what you get and don’t throw a fit. I’m sure that applies to everyone. Including those with power beyond what is necessary. If getting hit below the belt is a talent then I’m talented asf.
Live life as unexpectedly as long as you fall in line. Hmmmmmmmmm. I’m gonna let someone else be a cadet because I’m a writer and that requires no filter.
It’s starting to look a lot like hypocrisy at it’s best and ain’t nobody got time for that. (Let the church say amen) Amen.
I’m thankful for laughs instead of tears. Fun instead of fake mess and happiness that keeps me going on this journey of life.
Do you because ain’t nobody gonna do it for you.
Have a good night y’all and shine on!✨ (twinkle twinkle)
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Okay, where should I begin?
It’s a wonderful Sunday morning and peace and blessings managed to have a stellar night.
What I mean by stellar is that it was not only enlightening but amazing. It was amazing because someone I used to know reappeared into my life unexpectedly….
I went to one of my besties family’s gatherings. I was the surprise guest, only my girl Bree knew that I was coming. Now if you’ve been reading my blog for a minute you know the background to Bree. If not I’ll give a small refresher. She’s been with me since I was in middle school. She is truly one of my day one friends. I’m so happy to be reunited with her. Hands down. We’ve been through it all literally.
As the night began to change I saw another one of my true friends,her brother Justin.He has gotten me and her out of some stuff. He was our voice of reason when we couldn’t find any. He has a genuine heart and a true spirit. They’ve held me down in life. I’m grateful for the people who have shaped me into who I am today.
As I write this I’m thinking about where my life is headed. Sometimes a new plan presents itself and either I push the pause button on it or I go with the flow. I’ve been pushing the pause button lately. I want to be honest with myself. I want to be careful of others emotions but most of all I want to be very real with my heart. Things don’t happen by chance all the time sometimes it’s part of the mind’s desire to ignore what is in front of it. I’m paying close attention to mine at the present moment in time.
I’m focused on less mistakes as I walk this walk. Too many things are put off as if it’s up to something else or someone else to fit whatever views I have instilled into my psyche. No. I’m the only person who has to stand in my decisions. I’m humbled at times when I want to be anything other than my best self. I have to choose a way that leads me to less karma and more joy. Please believe me when I say that’s exactly what I’m doing. Carefully.
There’s no governmental system for guidance if you’re not trying to be guided. I’m trying to be guided toward the life I always wanted. I’m thankful that I have another day to so.
C. L Cunningham
Living life and seeking the beauty that’s been here all along. 🌞
Happy Sunday y’all
Love n light
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I ran the Vegas strip. “Zoom” (I can hear the Flintstone footwork👣 in the background of my mind.)
It’s 2:29 am and we are finally reboarding the Greyhound that is taking us back to Nebraska.
I started the journey off happy which slowly turned into sadness. When I think of the things that I didn’t get to see and do. Who I’m going to miss is probably the hardest.
As Doris Day would say “K Syrah Syrah. What will be will be.” I hope she was right.
My life definitely leads me to the things that I say that I want. Good bad or indifferent. I said that I would make it back to Vegas. To my surprise it’s happening. Not quite the way that I envisioned but hell at this point,nothing has turned out how I fantasized it would.
So much for fantasies.
Today me and the children will be spending our day on the bus. Traveling from the West coast to the Midwest. From hot to cold. I think my story has a sense of humor. At least I get to see family and friends that I haven’t seen in years.
It’s holiday time. So I’m going to stay in a festive persona. I may be in transition and my heart hurts much more than I expected. Still I can say this is only a ride. I’m along for the ride life has seemed to direct me to. There may be some bumps. There may even be some delays,but I’m having faith that things will turn out right.
Happy Thursday 🌺
Today is Tuesday. Yesterday I woke up thinking it was today. I’m so over this week that I’m mentally pushing it forward.
I mean where do I begin?(warning 🚨 possible rant in process)I did an impromptu exploration over the weekend and thank you universe for the urge to do so,because now I’m packing up to move back to my home town.
Besides being excited once again at the thought of eating some of the comfort foods that I’ve been missing. I’m glad I get to see family and friends.
To my surprise it’s happening before the holidays…yay!
I mean seriously can you feel my excitement through the screen!!!🌼
Now I’m aware that the frigid cold is going to be almost unbearable and I have absolutely no fashion sense for a real blizzard weather winter.I’m hoping Pinterest has my back with some awesome clothing boards.
It’s the little things that give me anxiety.
Maybe it’s nervousness. I don’t know what I’m feeling exactly. Life is coming at me so quickly that I have to make spontaneous decisions and pray that they’re in my best interest.
I figured if I’m still following my heart,then I can’t go wrong.
Today I’m dropping off books. Running some errands and enjoying my last day in Cal City.
Hoping today is wonderful
Happy Tuesday y’all ❤
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