Friday, June 24, 2011

BLOG MOVED


I will now be blogging mostly about my jouney becoming a healing
I just started training and I LOVE IT - my arms are outstretched ready to recieve and EXCITED for this new chapter of my life...

if you have art inquires email wrenagadeinkproject@gmail.com THANKS
Be well,
Wren


Friday, June 17, 2011

so many things i could say but instead...

Im in a wonderful place in life right now but ima keep it so unpersonal no wrenagade rant kind of a closed book when it comes to the internet - but always down to share about the MUSIC!!!! so you know for the most part i like positive musica mostly made by some folks im honored to call friends but recently i have been appreciating commercial musica for what it is...Beyonce and Lil Wayne have fame for a reason and whether they are overated to some or not really doesn't matter to me when i am looking for music to make me feel a certain way... So with that said {despite having an association with this white boi gold teeth wearing wanna be New Orleans from Oakland asswhole that I associate with lil wayne cause he's stuck in a middle school mentality obsessed with the hot boys and jordans} I am a Lil Wayne FAN in this moment...it all started with this song:

the lyrics the sensitivity and complexity are refreshing!
hella music makers could take notes...I know i am

n despite {tim westood?} annyoing ness of interviewing {maybe thats me just sick of white people thinking they no hip hop more then the next} this interview in terms of Lil Wayn's feeling towards music was on point - shows his HEART:


oh and this song - I don't care how many dumb songs this man has when he makes heart felt songs he goes in...(mind you i still have a love hate relationship with artists like him)

anyways Love you all Love myself a tad bit more cause to Love you gotta know and I know me...
-Wren

PS Locks are sexy and i miss seeing them everyday...


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Are you impressed???

via 38notes.com

Friday, June 3, 2011

Video: Kev Choice: "Are You Impressed?"


Oakland’s maestro Kev Choice is back with a video for “Are You Impressed?” from his latest effort, The Power of Choice. The pianist, producer, bandleader and emcee dons conductor’s tails and jams with a few of his band members and Ms. Netta Brielle as he attempts to woo a young lady.

Kev is quite accomplished, and he uses this to his advantage when trying to attract the interest of a beautiful woman. While most rappers try to stunt and use the “Biatch” mating call, Kev opts for showcasing his cultured and well-rounded life. He travels the globe doing what he loves, but is also firmly rooted in the community and his responsibility as a father. “A pretty hot commodity, rock with a community / You gotta go to Alaska to find a dude as cool as me.” He clearly also has hip-hop’s requisite bravado on tap.

Check out the Samm Styles and Brian Storm directed video, and check out a couple other cuts from The Power of Choice on our February and March editions ofThe Bay Abridged.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fly (mama) Artista: Sarah Kolker







Greetings,
Introducing Sarah Kolker. This blog entry is long overdue I have been inspired by this lovely ladies art ever since I met her at one of her art shows in New York (2007). Since then she has grown as an artist developing other mediums and she has now been a Mama, raising the beautiful lil Purple.
as well as newly certified as a yoga instructor. It has been a blessing to be surrounded by the force that is SARAH KOLKER and I wanted to share of the amazingness she creates with all of you.

In most of Sarah's art she blends portraits with words to make meaningful pieces that make you think. The one below was used in her show at Guerilla Cafe. What speaks to me about this piece is its clever, its bold, and it makes a topic that is mostly one of frustration from a womans perspective of being objectified, into something that makes you laugh. That right their is the reason her art is very healing, and deeper than the surface.


I adore this image, blending words and her stylized portraits in a very sweet way...
Her art is also wearable and she had a number of screen printed designs - one of which i am sporting as i travel thru the midwest, that reads: Fight like Buddha - Meditate with her visuals to make the meaning even stronger.

this particular screen print seen in the picture above as she makes it is a portrait of her daughter: Purple. As a fellow artist i love watching the process of creation, developement of craft and how life rains into the picture as our life takes different paths. Below is a piece very much right on time as Sarah ventures and swims deep into the world of yoga and body healing.







You can follow her on Twitter twitter @kolks
And look her up if your any type of healing space that need a yoga instructor she is just begining this journey and need this local community to support.
Much Love,
-Wren










Sunday, May 22, 2011

"I got my reasons" is an anthem



photo taken by Wrenagade of Emcee Plane Jane in Richmond California 2010
When someone judges you and you keep it moving
{i got my reasons}
If I show random acts of kindness
{i got my reasons}
If I decide to travel and be nomadic
{i got my reasons}
This is for anyone that adores music, especially Hip Hop,
But anyone that mainly enjoys music that tells stories,
Music from the heart,
Music that expresses pain,
Music that gives voice to the Struggle.

I could go on more but i won't {i got my reason}
I sometimes offer little explanation {i got my reasons}
I ain't never met a good cop n i say fuck the Police {i got my reasons}
I left Oakland for a little

I want to see more women in Power
{i got my reasons}
I want to see more women of color Empowered
{i got my reason}
I know this LADY SPITTAS MOVEMENT is gonna be fly
{i got my reasons.

If i haven't made it CLEAR: {i got my reasons}
is an anthem

Plane Jane: is an emcee who has many reasons to pour out her soul into every song she makes, with this song/video she has done a beautiful job of just that. I have had the honor of working with her in a creative way, }performing with and getting behind the lense to shoot her} and I look forward to many more projects to come with this amazing talented WOMAN.





Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Beauty is Life


If you don't already know I am in the process of becoming a tattoo artist, and one way of becoming apart of this world is my project called wrenagadeinkproject...I won't share too much because it is all very hush hush untill finished but I will share a lil photo from one of the recent photo shoots I did. This is a youth that is the program Youth Spirit Artworks that I was going hard in the paint for a while back. She is from the town, and emcee and all around fly sister who has "beauty is Life" tatted across her chest. Recently she told me that her cousin was shot and in the hospital in critical condition, so you know her life is filled with some challenges yet she is still able to rise above. She like many positive women I am surrounded by inspires me immensely and I thank her for being her and doing all that she does at a young age, she holds it down. Keep Your Head up lil sis and keep Smiling!!!!

heres a rough version on the song i recorded - Forever moving forward!:::
Yesaterday:::
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_6480775

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

introducing Z MAN


Above is a picture i recently took of ZMan in action at EAR PEACE RECORDS
Doo Do DO Doooo you know ZZZZMAN? well then you aint sleeping on this talented brutha. I was introduced to his music thru Melina Jones. Since then I been a fan. He's always bringing something different and he has really good ju ju (hella funny too)

Heres a video of him check it



check back for some wrenagade x Zman collabo's

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My open letter to anyone who has ever loved me

First off that's a dramatic title i hope i have your attention. This is not a letter to ex boy friends if it was i could save it for one person. This is to anyone who has ever known me (not my art or music but me) cause to know me is to love me. Even if I have told you a lot recently you have no idea of what I am going through lately, this is not to worry you but to give you some perspective. Whenever you put yourself in other peoples shoes (with the intention of showing empathy) there is always the likelyhood you will start to feel judgemental and say to yourself something like (if i were here i would be doing this that and the other). As of right now for reasons i will disclose only in person I have a huge task on my plate and no one can help me but me. However I know that to help myself I need to surround myself with certain people. Healing people, loving people, non violent people, and people that don't lie, cheat, flake, and overall consistency is needed: don't say one thing and do another. I recently (yesterday) just ended two friendships with people who I cared deeply about, but when i look back...we may have had some wonderful conversations, i may enjoyed there company, but after the drinks wore off or the blunt was smoked they were never there for me. I would have done anything for these two people and did at times, drop everything in my life for them, and they didnt have the decency to send a four word txt before ghosting after laying down a whole lot of plans with me.
I am not at all bitter, despite the last few sentences of venting. I am glad I gave whole heartedly in my friendship that what makes me, me. You ain't never had a friend like me if i put you in my inner circle (like the drummers at pow wow) i will honor you and be nothing but loyal.
Anyway I have nothing to my name, and I can't walk, and because of that my job situation is questionable because almost everything i know how to do that i get consistantly paid for is on my feet. So i am homeless, but i am full of love, inspired, and driven like nobodies business. This is a test that i have been studying for my whole life, so although i may fall and I know ill rise and be so much stronger for it.
Yesterday despite better judgment after chilling by the water i rolled by a friends house, who i knew was going thru some things. This is a friend who confuses the fuck out of me. Shes' hella cool, and sometimes I am inspired by her But she continues to say one thing and do another, which i have a low tolerance for. At first I assumed it was her busy nomadic lifestyle and I gave her hella slack, but I realize it is her, just how she lives life, that confuses me. If I work with you on a busines level and you flake on your aggrements, and then you we kick it on a personal tip and you flake to, I begin to loose respect, unless you communicate clearly. But saying, I need to spend lots and lots of time with you, lets chill friday, okay i flaked sunday? okay i flaked again...after all that history doesn't work for me. And it makes me do things like listen to my homegirl and pop up on you un announced. 1 cause im worried that your isolating the fuck out yourself and only talking to people who don't really see you, and previuosly made comments from you like "i adore you" and things of this nature would have made me think we were that type of friends that could just check in, and 3 cause i this point i aint got nothing to loose. and lastly I am from a culture where we stop by and say hi, and lastly i ain't got a car no more so if im in yo area ima knock on your door, and second lastly I am leaving oakland and made the mistake of thinking that mattered to you and you would want to say bye, despite whatever funk you was in. I could blame it on my homegirl but I take full responsiblity for my actions. You. need to learn basic communication skills and stop playing victim to the world when things don't go your way. Lifes tought but i know a handle of people including myself who have had to deal when there closest friends and family members where shot and killed so rise above and tell the folks who care what you need clearly or they won't care. I am saying this from a place of knowing because I have lost many friends from ghosting on them without explanation and I might see them from time to time but it will never be the same.
Im sick of people thinking i am overeacting when I am the one getting dissed, but if everything in there world doesn't go perfect they go bad on people, usually me who for some reason decides to take on responsibility for peoples well being knowing damn well they would never do the same, and if they ever came close would guilt the fuck out of me for it (when i never guilt trip of hold shit over people).
I have learned to not so much listen to what people tell you they are, but what people show you they are. I give people a lot of slack, from my mama, my sister, to the people i choose to love. But there ar ecertain things that are unforgivable.
If you don't show me basic respect, you don't have the right to worry, or know anything about my life, and i will don't save a place when i make it to where im headed.
If you don't hear from me you have no one to blame but yourself, you have either been very disloyal, treated me in away i decided was harmful to my evolution or dangerouse for my health, or i just don't enjoy your company anymore.

Much Love,
Wren

Friday, January 7, 2011

for the lady spittas


for the lady spittas, originally uploaded by wrenrobb.

this is a part of the piece of working on for LADY SPITTAS its ROCKY RIVERA aka EYEASAGE aka Ms. Krish I wanted to share it on here because she is one of the reasons i started this blog a few years back. Much Love. xoxo

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pretty Girl Movement


So why is it that claiming your pretty (even if someone's boyfriend doesn't think so) is liking asking people to HATE on you. Is is peoples insecurities, or a trend to keep women down...




you can press play and have this song as the soundtrack to my post
I love that she paid homage to some pretty girls through out time.
The T-Boz one was my favorite!




A few weeks ago i had dinner with a family friend and her sweet mom who was visiting from the east coast. Both are beautiful women with short hair, always stylish and fashionable. At one point we were all in awe of the gorgouseness of the wisest woman at the table (she's in her 80's) because she was glowing. Her response was quick and it seemed that she took the complement and quickly denied it saying that she couldn't believe it. This started a conversation about how women since day one are taught to not hold their head high or they will be hated on. I remember when i got caught blowing kisses at myself in the mirror when i was about three and was immediately talked about for having a "big head." I learned to not show my ecstatic confidence in public for fear of persecution from my peers mostly women. I have a distict memory of over hearing someone telling a family member that i was "cute but you shouldn't tell her or she'll think she's all that." Now Im not saying girls need to grow up thinking a red carpet is necessary for her highness, but whats wrong with a girl embracing her physical beauty.

Apart of me feels its a society marketing conspiracy : if we make women feel they are not then we can make them buy hella products because they will believe they need them to be beautiful. We will make them feel they need to get there "nails did, hair did, everything did," to replace that emptiness by feeling fancy.The other side to this is when you add race into to it. Although over time its gotten better with more women of all races to show that beauty comes in all color, it still encourages a "white washed version." I feel lucky to have been raised in the bay where there's a lil bubble where its a plus to have a lil more junk in the trunk, and looking unique is complemented, but theres still issues in what women are raised on regardless of what community, or the medias influence.

Sometimes it seems like just by being a woman when you walk in the room, is a invitation for everyone to comment on the physical. That's why all though it may be corny im feeling Keri Hilson's song "pretty girl rock." I wanted to also share a few photographs of my friends who are fresh inside and out.

Adia lives in the bay and has done photo shoots in Portland, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles to book her email afimara@gmail.com. She's one of the nicest people i know and definitely one of the prettiest.






Next up: Siaira Shawn is a multi faceted, talented individual, promoter of unique looks, stylish, what more can i say...photos are by pretty girl Adenike (more shots can be viewed at AdenikeShotMe )






And last but not least i've been spending every free moment making art (hella) inspired from the art show I went to Friday you can check the pictures here and I wanted to share some paintings that I think work a illustrators for the pretty girl movement cause there of women and there GORGOUS. check em and check the art of Joshua Mays at soldren.com





I think there's nothing wrong with encouraging confidence and embracing of ones beauty.
With that said someone who looks nice get real ugly in my eyes when they aren't to pretty on the inside and act in ways not desired. Nothing wrong with loving the way you look ladies... Pretty Girl Movement!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Video: KA'RA KERSEY - FUCHSIA GLAZE

The singer song writer and all around fly girl has recently returned to Oakland to make more
music in the homeland. I look forward to see what is to come for this young star, who has already commanded stages and collaberated in cities across the us: Chicago, and Atlanta. This video and song captures the feeling a lot of us young twenty something folk who ventured away from the bay to study feel, we love the bay, we kinda wanna go, but we hella wanna stay.



Portrait of Janelle Monae


Portrait of Janelle Monae , originally uploaded by wrenrobb.

unlike the last portrait i did of this talented woman, this is rough. My goal here was to focus on the feeling and powerful energy of a performance.
Watercolor
by
Wren

musica through your headphones


musica through your headphones , originally uploaded by wrenrobb.

water color on marker
by Wren

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Music: Love Pain & Music

Let me start by saying I'm not a pop fan at all, but I make an exception for folks like Netta Brielle because its HipPop at its best. The whole mixtape is dope...please check the whole thing out if you haven't already Here
The flow and collaboration of the production makes for a really good listening experience. She starts off by getting you to nod ya head and turn it up with Screamin.' She keep showing her love for 80's with Electric Love which is silly and fun all around good jam.I love the All i want is you cover (that i just posted). I always like when people do phone calls on a mixtape cause it just works, and its especially dope when it leads to a banging beat with Breathe. "Pushing Away" just might be my favorite and i can picture a video of it on trl and 106&park in other words it needs to hit some charts up. I'm glad she brought back"Tonight." She hits us with the Pain part of the tape with "Deceitful Love" the lyrics paint the struggle of knowing it ain't right to be with someone but feeling like you can't walk away, trying to muster up that strength to leave. Only right to be followed up with the hook "Try to let it go" (cause it ain't good for me) and then straight into "Deuces" she sounds good next to Chris Brown. Maybe this good be a foreshadowing of a music collaboration in this singers future. "Dance with You" and "Strobe Light" should be on every party mix from here on out. "Takeover" took me a second to get pulled into this one but once i did i Love it, and I think its Netta at her best and true to herself, with an Aaliyah vibe. "Im in Love with the DJ" is fresh (so dj's betta play that shit). I think she most definitely did "Glamourous Life" justice and its dope to have multiple bay artists do a song like that. I'm glad "Girlfriend #2" was covered cause now theres a female perspective, but i think the original version is WACK.



What do you think of "Inseparable"? I think it shows her vocal range and is a nice change of pace. "The One" is solid as well" and I love that she thanks everyone on the "Outro" and ends it with the message to hold onto your dreams and believe.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

the bay has artists like no other

Artists here are like no other: beautiful collaborations, we have unique original style oozing out us, we start movements and say slang that the world copies, and we are slept on. But instead of blaming the industry I challenge the artist to push themselves to get the exposure they want.

I was talking with Niema (
twentysometing renaissance) the other day about that tired expression (that I've been guilty of saying too) where artists (especially rappers but artists of all forms) say: "The Bay don't support us" really? cause I see websites like 38thnotes dedicated to supporting artists, and hella people like myself that will by a box of cd's and sell it to where ever they happen to be cause they want to spread the message and see their talented Bay Artist get up. Sure we have haters and people not so willing to support others, but that's everywhere.

(thinking solutionary how can artists remain to pay homage to their homeland and not limit themselves to an underground world with less exposure)

With that off my chest we do have some hella hella hella talented artists that need to be shining cause they are stars. I am working on a mixtape with the homie Jean Marie (really beginning stages but soon ill have something for you) so I am especially loving this collaborative cover of All I want is You: (originally by Miguel) by Rafael Casal and Netta Brielle
with no further a do:


fresh right?

Shout out to local bay area artists
(just cause i haven't given you a dose of my love to promote the dope artist in a minute)
38thnotes team
true supporters of all good things Bay Area


Dom Jones: poet arts supporter, singer, song writer and much more

Netta Brielle and Kev Choice
both can Rap and Sing and stay making/releasing music everyday


Bay Area based singer songwriter Siaira Shawn

Get Back Crew: talented Poets / Music makes Rafael Casal, Chinaka Hodge, Daveed Diggs


Dear Bay Artist,
your fresh! but don't limit yourself,
eat the world and stay hungry.
If you know this then go head and keep
making good art that represents US
Much Love,
Wren
xoxo






Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Janelle Monae


Free print for anyone that can guess the actual size of this piece

(except for Neem's Miss Niema Jordan over at Twenty Something Renaissance cause she's only person that has seen it in real life)

Los Rakas!

Video:Shot By Amanda Lopez & shot and edited by Trevor Traynor
Song: "Soy Raka" Produced by Iamani

LOS RAKAS SmokeOut Festival 10/10 from Trevor Traynor on Vimeo.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Album Review Nicki Minaj

(originally posted on tumblr with a repost of Rocky RIvera's review)

I have a love and hate relationship with this girls music. I have been listening to her since Coco Peila played me her music introducing her as “my wifey rite here”. I love her song autobiography, and I listen to her songs and let them get stuck in my head but I'm not sure if I'd say I'm a fan. It hurt my soul a lil but when the middle school girls in my music workshop new more of her lyrics then a Lauryn Hill song, but also made sense and made me feel old. So the ALBUM: Despite the title on the first track “I am the best” it’s not the I eat mc’s for breakfast cocky Minaj, (well a little bit but also some vulnerability). “I remember when i couldn’t by my mother a couch…now i bought my mother a house you could never understand why i grind like i do…cuz even when my daddy was on crack i was crack now the whole album crack you ain’t gotta skip a track.” I has the characterish feeling some love and others love to hate that makes her voice sound slightly like a chip munk on her raps, as well as a I am who i am vibe and describing the feeling of viewing from the top and reminiscing when you didn’t have like that. My favorite line of the song “I’m fighting for the girls that never thought they could win cause before they could begin you told em it was the end.” This make me think she going to continue to evolve as an artist and that she has already seen how her lyrics are impacting middle school aged girl, and therefore throw in some uplifting lyrics here and there.

You guessed it ‘Romans revenge’ ain’t my favorite at all (how’d you know?). For one I don’t like the Eminem that talks about beating his girl calling her a slut and lighting her on fire, but that’s what they asked for. But besides the lyrical ludeness some of the punch lines sound like a lazy word game “cunt I’ll kick that hoe, punt, force trauma, blunt” So I wouldn’t bump it but i get it, its a crazy collaboration and it get’s your attention, (but in my opinion) it ain’t quality Hip Hop.

“Did it on em” i like the beat. I can’t help but think of Lil Kim with the line “if I had a dick I would pull it out and piss on em” (((member Just Like me “if i had a penis I’d be heartless foreal tho n***a’s start shit i’d just flash out my dildo.” The only reason i bring that up is because I usually think when people compare it’s to start beef or its just lazy. But maybe both MC’s just happen to be obsessed with pink and different color hair, playing barbie, and they have penis envy. ha! or not…”Right Thru Me” You already know. It’s catchy (too catchy?) it adds to her multi talented repertoire. And again it shows her vulnerability with paired with being a fierce emcee “who eat bitches so why even try” seems to be key. I like that Rihanna and Nikki Minaj collaborated on ‘Fly.’ “i am not a girl that could ever be defined, i am not fly, i am levitation, i represent an entire generation, i hear the criticism loud and clear, that is how is i know the time is near” She came to win on this.”Save me” has been my favorite since it leaked on Youtube. And I agree and its dope that the girl given the crown for best female emcee can make an all r&b song this good.”Moment for Life” is Fresh! Makes me wanna put it on a mix with all the music my friends make about appreciating the Here and Now, each and every moment..Drake brought it too.”Check it Out” featuring Will I.AM: Catchy as two hip hop artists that also get labeled pop would be. “Blazin” loving the spit’n “had the power to be the best be in the league yeah never to bleed but could it be lil me you was heckling me now whispering not it need now irregularly.” Kanye’s verse on there is cool too..’Here I am’ first thought is i love the beat and (paired with her vocals) it sounds like something hella familiar (ill think of it later). But solid record. Before I heard the song i like the concept of “dear old Nikki” and i thought it might disappoint, but i like the first verse, after that it a lil fillerish. “Your Love” has been out for so long and a lil played out but fits in just fine on the album. “Last Chance” is that classic girls just wanna have fun vibe, and kinda classic Nikki that even people that hate on her can’t help but shake their head to and laugh at the punch lines. So it’s only right to follow it with “Super Bass” which has that same vibe and make me want to bump it in my ride immediately. I like the beat but “Blow ya mind” doesn’t blow my mind. ”Muny” is the hip hop i gets money type record that allows her to get compared to any other emcee (despite people think lady spitters aren’t on the same level) And she’s said from the beginning she’s bout the dollar bills so its only right. “Girls fall like Dominoes” punch lines and plays with words and claims she’ll steal Drake n Lil Wayne’s girls. I might wish that Melina Jones, Jean Grae, Rocky Rivera, and hella other emcees that are women are getting as much shine as her, because of the substance in there lyrics. But I like Nikki Minaj’s ability to be completely free with her rimes, the i don’t care what the fuck im talking bout mentality it rimes and i wanna say it works for Lil Wayne and it works for her with random shit like “she might be filipino sipping palegrino.”

Left me wanting more but its might just be cuz i didn't love the last track. This album has me thinking what's next for her, which is a good thing. Regardless if i would love more substance in Hip Hop she's gonna make records and get plays, so I think my part is to organize whats in my control. I know some talented Lady Spittas and I plan to promote them to the fullest. If your a fresh lady spitta and I don't know you holler at a wrenagade...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Art of Dreaming

after a great sho on saturday i been bumping Sandmans first solo album the ART OF DREAMING I had a minute of free time the other day n got to sketch'n in my sketchbook and drew this...



Here's video captured by the wonderful Mzima...such a beautiful night!





yes amani i AM MANY did have a peacock feather in his hair
xoxo
-W

Monday, November 15, 2010

Goapele taken the stage with Drake

I have been a huge fan of Goapele since forever. Very proud that she comes from Oakland, fellow OYC-er and just awed by her beautiful voice and always wanting to see her make moves and get her just due. So I am smiling that she's performing with artists like Drake because it means more exposure for this east Oaklander.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flowers for the Dead

haven't been posting anything on this site for a while but I couldn't resist sharing this...TheMeMusic project presents this beautiful song with iamani and big dan. It captures that universal thirst for the world healing seeing weeping laughing them. Honored to have a couple of my old paintings scattered through the slide show (note to self get organized with illustrations and create more for theme music)

For all those that have lost someone, at times lost themselves, for believers, for celebrators of dia de los muertos, for the ancestors wishlist, listen to this:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mic G


Stays making some solid music, I am whole heartedly in support of the coming project Ghetto (w)renaissance. I'm liking the rawness of this video, shout to Aebldee in the video, Check it!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Artistas to Check!

A sweet lady by the name of Aarika Martin gave me props on repping for all the Lady Artists, it warmed my heart and inspired me...I love giving props to artists (especially Ladies). The sister company to Oaktown Wrenaissance ---> Tres Mercedes is the genius behind the collaborative show I did in June that was an all female art show, with performances, art, and even a lovely lady painting custom designs on your nails and a clothing swap. I love seeing ladies Take Over in this way (and that was only the beginning). So this is my shout to all Lady Artists (in all forms of the arts) doing their thang. These artists inspire me and i think as soon as im done posting this I will go hard in the paint...big shout to all those that create art from the Heart

Heres some fresh art made by talented ladies to check:



Ashley K Arnold




Alfie (Ebojo) Numeric




Mercedes Martin




I've had the privedledge of getting to watch Mercedes evolve as an earring maker and even gotten to collaberate with here and get these fly customized WRENAGADE earrings (picture below). She uses local art found on flyers and such as well as things like bottle caps to make some amazingly fresh wearable art...continue to check her out as she evolves as an artist.