Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Revelations before Resolutions 2012

It's the beginning of the new year and people everywhere are making resolutions for change and prosperity.  I wonder how many of us consult God before we declare what we will accomplish. I am guilty of getting myself in over my head because I've run off ill prepared to achieve a goal that was never for me to reach. And even when its all said and done, even if I complete the work, I find that the sense of accomplishment falls short. So this year I'm moving slow and climbing steady.  I know I NEED to be HEALTHIER. I know I have to take care of this temple I've been blessed with. God wants me to be healthy of that I'm certain.  As for anything else I'm waiting for HIS divine revelations to give me the resolutions for 2012.  Happy New Year!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stop dreaming and do!

It's not enough to just dream of doing something.  First you have to sit still and listen to God long enough to see if that's what you're suppoed to be doing and then you have to get moving and continue to move towards the mark.  The tricky part is everything in between.  Am I on task today? Did I write? Did I choreograph a new dance or create a new performance piece or did I just dream about doing it?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Getting it write this time.

As I writer I've come to realize that I often edit out ideas that come to me in an effort to control my creativity. If God plants a seed,who am I not to let the tree grow?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Spoken Word Poetry Open Mic Night in Delray Beach, FL

Thursday February 3rd, 2011
@ Donnie's Place  - SW 5th Avenue
Delray Beach, FLOpening night of J. Sugar's open mic night in Delray Beach at Donnie's Place. Our featured artist for the night is HBO def poet Will da Real One. You've seen him on the BET's lyric lounge and more stages around the country than I can blog about in this post so come out bare witness to this awesome night of poetic inspiration. Bring a poem! Bring a friend! Bring your positive energy!

J. Sugars - The sweetest spoken word you ever heard!
Hosted by Poettis and Thoug?t

Distraction or development?

It's still 2011, so I'm still moving. It all happens in baby steps.
Step One: When God gives you an opportunity DO NOT dismiss it as "just one more thing to do".  The one woman show is alive and breathing again.  And yes, I'm doing all my worrying in advance.  (I'm praying about that). You want the world to understand your art without having to compromise the format in which you present it. I'm moving even when I don't want to, and that's a good thing. 
I gotta type quick because my web time is over for this morning. Part of moving is knowing when something is more of a distraction from your forward movement then a complimentary action. 

Now go forth, write and recite!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

When you need it!

I've officially given up on limiting my artistry to one genre, one place, one church, one stage because the Creator is everywhere, and I can and will go everywhere He opens the door and tells me to go.  I tried to be traditional, but that didn't work.  Then I tried to be conventional, with society's rules and regualtions in tact...but that didn't work either.  So I just have to be the eclectic Miss Poettis,  Sister Poettis... when you need her. Minister Holder...when you need it. And "Poe, don't hurt 'em" when you need it.  Maybe that's when I need it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The word for 2011 is...MOVE

For two years now I have dreamed big dreams, imagined awesome events, written innovative ideas and followed thru on nothing.  It sounds harsh, even to me, but the truth is the truth.  So this year I have but one thing to do; move.  Move forward. Take life step by step as it comes and move toward that which God has shown me is for me.

Faith without works is trully dead.  I will dance like I know I'm alive. Write like I've never been critiqued.  Perform like I may never get another chance and every audience is ready, willing and waiting to experience Poettis.  Most of all, I will  love as much as I breathe. 

This year I will pray. I will listen. Then I will move.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One woman for all women

So I'm working on a gorup of peices that I'm calling "One woman" until it takes tight er form and gains its own identity. It's so hard to stay forcused on work when I'm exhausted from the very beginning.