Guarded with his army fatigue book bag, an acrylic pad (which he reminds me is the wrong one, like I knew or cared), and a pack of sketchers pencils he began to draw. The sketcher, who calls himself Ace, is apparently serious about his craft. I looked at the sketch pad, but I didn’t recognize the amazingly, thorough figure he was shading. I say, “Hey, what is that?”. He looks up at me as if I am slow and says, “You can’t tell who that is?” I lean down to take a closer look and it became so clear that a light bulb went off somewhere in that cloudy room in the back of my head. “Trayvon Martin!” I screamed as if it were a family feud question I answered with pride, and a tinge of embarrassment that I didn’t recognize it initially. Nevertheless, he began to draw and really add touches that I couldn’t begin to understand how he found the exact line of shade and transposed it to paper.
And he drew on….
I watched as Ace’s symmetry blended so well into the shade he created with his eraser. Only one time expressing in a sound slightly above a whisper “I should have bought my other erasers.” Well I begged to differ because he was doing an incredible job shading and blending the sketch with the regular old #2 pencil.
And he drew on….
I wondered what inspired him to draw Trayvon Martin and what his opinion was on George Zimmerman. So I asked and what he said astounded me. ” Well I saw a picture on instagram with a girl who had a portrait of herself with aviators on, and in the frames of the glasses was Trayvon Martin. So I thought what If I draw Trayvon with aviators and put George Zimmerman in the frames. I didn’t do that this time, but that is my next project. My theory is right now Zimmerman is protected by the government so who’s to say what will happen to him?” In some weird way I kind of get it.
And he drew on…
As he began adding the final details to the portrait of Trayvon, I asked had he ever been commissioned to draw anything and if he was open to doing so; he was. Ace definitely expressed an interest in illustrating, but for now he just does it for the love of it.
And he drew on…
Richard_girod2021@yahoo.com, Rich Jamal G on Facebook, and @Aceisyourdaddy on twitter <—– holla if you need or want anything drawn for any occasion.
You never know, he may be the NEXT TO BLOW….
A young graffiti artist learns a life lesson, in a unusual way. [a Short Film by Kyle Paige]. This is about a young man who wanted to tag his way through life. Take a moment and watch this short film! Reach the director of the film @iamKPaige
Are you a budgetnista who loves the latest fashions for a great deal? If so, KearranTheory Boutique is the place for you. KTB is an e-commerce store that launched one year ago, and although still in juvenile stages the business is flourishing. This boutique was founded by Ms. K.Kearran Gray, who is a lover of all things accessories. When asked why should the consumer shop with KTB versus in-store, Ms. Gray replied, ” People should shop with KTB because we are affordable, yet fashionable. We are not trendy, we believe we are setting a new bar in the accessory game. We provide the ultimate, accessory experience for any age group and event. We also host a traveling boutique that will come and personally help you accessorize. We also host personal trunk shows and the host can receive free items depending on what the party spends!”
As I search through the pictures on KTB’s Facebook page I find all the jewels that proudly displayed their KTB accessories. Below are some of my favorites! Shout out to KearranTheory Boutique. Please go “LIKE” the page ———-> (www.facebook.com/KearranTheoryBoutique)! I also want to say that I personally shopped KTB and when she didn’t have the shades I wanted Ms. Gray made sure she found them. KTB made sure I received the exact shades I wanted in a timely fashion! She is very trustworthy and often gives away free items if you refer 5 people who buy from KearranTheory Boutique! To me, that is THE best reason to shop with them!! We would like to wish KTB and Ms. Gray the best of luck in all their endeavors.
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Back in August of 2001, I went to Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City and it was here that I met some of the most memorable people in my life! We had a white rapper (shout out to Apollo somebody find him for me he was dope), we had vocalists (yours truly), and we had comedians! I met Jay in the cafeteria where most of the people at school got to know each other over terrible food, and mean girl conversations. He was in the cafeteria cutting up with his friends, now let me just say it’s 10 years later I do not remember who he was with,but they were loud and very obnoxious. Nevertheless, you had to admit the guy was naturally funny, actually he was funny as hell! Atleast to me, and that isn’t saying much because I laughed at everything then. Needless to say, that great thing called social networking reconnected old friends a few years back and he told me how breaking into comedy was the best thing he’d done. Jay seemed like he really enjoyed it, so when I started this blog I immediately thought of him! Truth of the matter is, laughter helps the soul heal a lot quicker and the ability to make people laugh is truly a gift. So I decided to ask my dear, old friend a series of 10 questions and this is what he said.
BiBi: Where are you from and where did the name “El Payaso” originate?
BiBi: What would you describe to be your biggest break in comedy thus far?
BiBi: Thinking back what are some life changing events that help influence your comedy?
BiBi: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Check him out, you never know he might be the next to blow…….