Monday, January 10, 2011

Confessions of a Colored Girl...Part 2

My Love Is Too...Music

I'm continuing my series Confessions of a Colored Girl based on the 1975 Choreopoem/Play by Ntozake Shange recently brought to the big screen by Tyler Perry. This theatrical piece explores the complexities of relationships, discovering self worth and courage to face life and it's many challenges. I must confess I enjoyed the live theater versions I've seen far more than the movie, but I give Tyler "props" and kudos for bringing this work to a wider audience. I was actually shocked to find out so many African American women had never even heard of the play, actually thinking this was a brand new work. So I'm glad more people had a chance to experience his version of things.

The music in my world...

My husband has an amazing testimony and he shares it in his Christian Rap music ministry. There is always uplifting, upbeat or atmosphere changing worship music going on in our home. We love all genres of music from Raggae to Rap, Jazz, R&B and Pop. You can find all of these genres in the Christian music industry. My son's are very musical too. (wonder where they got it from???) I'll tell you about them later. For now, I want to celebrate the man I love; the man with the Holy Spirit and music running through his veins.

The digital stamp image is from Michelle Perkett Studio. I think it's called Val and Vinnie Valentine. Aren't they the cutest? I colored them with Copic and drew the music notes myself. Now that took some doin'. LOL

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time...


  1. A+ for AWESOME & ARTISTIC!! You are rocking this layout lady!!

  2. I'm embarrased to say that I've never seen this film (or the majority of any movies that's been released in the past 10 years!), but I'm sure you will be able to enlighten me about in with your blog postings. Excellent layout!!! Of course, I really love what you did with Val & Vinnie. This is the first time I've seen them in a layout like this, and it looks like it was premade for this page. Your music notes really add so much to this gorgeous layout! I wish I could express myself in scrapbooks like you do. I've always had some kind of art in my life, but you really know how to apply it here. Keep showing us whatever you can because you're really inspiring me to get my books back out again! It's so nice getting to know you through your art!

  3. fantastic job! Especially all the freehand musical notes (something I def can't read :)) and believe it or not, I did not see the movie either but plan to once the dvd is released.