A throwback to the cutest packaging I’ve ever put together 🌈✨ Am still working on detailing all of the original artwork am putting up in my etsy shop, there’s like 20+ original paintings so it take forever haha & it’s actually a lot of work updating an online store so thank you for your patience 😭💕 Am also upgrading print paper finally , oh & ordering cuter envelopes to ship the art to you 😍 & am actually going to create an actual business card or sticker not sure yet.. I’ve had an etsy for 3 years now & still don’t have a business card 😩 Am learning as I go & failing many times is important key to my growth 🌱🌿🌸 So pls remember failing is amazing!! It means you’re improving & actually doing something!! Yes it comes with sad heart but ur heart will heal into a better one! None of us really know what we’re doing, even the most successful ppl you look up to had to figure it all out & failed many times to be where they are today. So if you’re feeling self doubt or like a failure, it’s okay! It’s all apart of the process, be proud of your defeats, because they really aren’t defeats! & it’s okay not to create all the time, it’s okay to spend time with friends & family, we grow when we’re not creating too 🌻 Never forget why you started your journey, & if it truly didn’t make u happy, let it go, move forward, & do something The makes your heart feel fuller! We’re all going to die someday, you & I, so pls do what you really want to do! We live in a capitalism society & we’ll be working for the rest of our lives, spend ur time having fun NOW, work on what u truly want NOW. Now is all that really really exists. The past & the future are just thoughts but right now is all you baby!! Anyways am blabbing now haha stay hydrated & make today ur bitch!! Even if u just nap nap hehe 😊🍵🌈💗🥔✨
Taking the term “DJ” literally as a disc jockey evokes an image of someone gripping the bridle of some sort of sonic Seabiscuit, racing from track to track towards the end of a set. However, music lovers like you and us know that this is an absurdly reductive idea of what it means to provide music to an audience, whether on the dance floor or through sets published on the internet. To properly DJ is to enter a flow state that directs vision inwards in order to manifest self-expression while simultaneously guiding the music using an empathetic outward focus that enchants the audience with the present. The most special sets induce a benign amnesia that begs us to pay so much attention to what’s happening that we temporarily disregard the music that we have heard in the preceding moment. These sets satisfy us fully in the Immersive Now; anticipation of the next song - or even the next pounding beat - ceases entirely. It is only after these sets finish that the audience is given pause to contemplate what he/she has experienced. And even after thought is given to the music, a sense of deep mystery remains 👁🎵👁
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This Tunesday, we invite you listen a very special set that @dersurhodes just released through @souqrecords. The set is titled “Us” and it is a celebration of our movement towards unity. Link in bio. Let’s journey together 🙏
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I think it’s really sad when people, usually minorities, die in a tragic and violent situation, like police brutality, and the public’s response is to create a hashtag for them. To remember them via a hashtag. To reduce them to a hashtag. I understand why people may want to circulate such hashtags, as a way of raising awareness, however the hashtag should become before the trauma. Using a hashtag after someone’s passing, does not prevent the occurrence of the situation, instead it stands as a trend; a measure of how ‘woke’ people are. I don’t want to take away from the tragedy and I recognise that such hashtags may serve to prevent the reoccurrence of such sadness in the future, however, it shouldn’t take the death of an innocent to highlight that more needs to be done. We need to recognise these instances of violence, exploit, police brutality and sexual assault, as or before they occur, not once it’s too late.
We choose to be ignorant. We choose to indulge in ignorance. Sadly, this really is true. We’re ignorant to things which do not concern us, things which do not directly affect us. We’re ignorant to things which make us uncomfortable, things which have us wringing our hands and nervously shifting foot to foot, as someone else shares their own troubling experience. Franz Fanon wrote in his essay ‘Black Skin, White Masks’, a message that his philosophy teacher had taught him: ‘When you hear someone insulting the Jews pay attention; he is talking about you.’ Through this his teacher was trying to emphasise the flippant grouping of minorities. Although your minority group was not insulted, don’t think that this doesn’t concern you. Don’t think that they are not grouping you in this category. If you are not part of the majority, you are the minority. We choose to be ignorant, perhaps sometimes because it’s easier than addressing a raw situation. Perhaps you’d rather save your breath or choose your battles. Picking my battles is something my mum has always told me to do, wisely. Something which has taken me a long time to understand and something which I am still in the process of wholly grasping. You don’t have to speak on everything and sometimes it is wiser to remain silent; but if you’re in a position to help and you choose to be ignorant, if you choose to turn your head and cross the road, then that is your choice. But, do not expect others to stand in solidarity for you. Do not expect them to fight for you.