Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The ties that Continue to Bind...

Here's a shout out heralding, blowing trumpets and general joy at the birth of my 9th grandchild, Tessandra La're Camp born March 22nd,2010 at 12:49pm to my daughter & son in Law, Charles & Trishaa Camp. Tessa weighs in at 6lbs 6oz and family is well.

Oh now to wait for her fist dance move, her 1st poem and create her 1st piece of art...

From her proud Grammy!!!

J.H.M poem Say it So! III

This poem was written for me and about me from a very talented spoken word artist Josephus Thompson III. I am delighted and fascinated always how someone sees me...
Thank you fellow poet...

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The sun could rise and set in the size of her soul
Not his story, but her story
The fabric of life sewn together by the treads of struggle and sacrifice
Time and space
Jolly, bold, giving and determined
Gifted, blessed, encouraged, and loved
Rising from the depths of the lower 9th ward with patches of expression
Lines of life, poetry in motion
Cotton that speaks volumes
Textiles that teach and inspire
Vibrant yellows, oranges and purples
Hues of peace and understanding, passion and purpose
Patterns of elegance stitched by circumstance
Similar to the moon in her name
Her life’s light that which illuminate the night sky and inspire us to push through dark times
Leading with inspiration and faith to safety
To higher ground where foundations are built
Where survival is learned
Where concern doesn’t begin and end with self
Where preservation is about community, family and responsibility
For her it all comes together so simply and naturally
Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney


Friday, March 12, 2010

Opening Exhibition

My exhibition "Thrown Rocks... Building Castles" will open Saturday March 13th-May 6th at the African American Atelier 200 N. Davie St, Greensboro, NC

I will be showing for the first time in this solo show my photography, paper collages and of course my signature quilts. 20% of the sale will go to the La-Haiti Substainable Village Relief Fund. The show will feature one quilt "Sometimes it Hurts Too Much-Haiti" where 100% will got the the organization providing medical supplies, tent, food and other resources to Haiti.

In the show will be several others on Haiti as well as how I have embarked on building castles...