Friday, May 15, 2009

shel silverstein

i was just reading the collection of poetry in his book.... where the sidewalk ends... who remembers that book? i remember discovering his poetry in elementary school when i was trying to find something to read for the dramatic reading contest. yeah, we had a dramatic reading contest. did that contest exist at any other elementary school? anyway, his book is an example of the imagination at its best.... check out his website...


      Last night, while I lay thinking here,
      Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
      And pranced and partied all night long
      And sang their same old Whatif song:
      Whatif I'm dumb in school?
      Whatif they've closed the swimming pol?
      Whatif I get beat up?
      Whatif there's poison in my cup?
      Whatif I start to cry?
      Whatif I get sick and die?
      Whatif I flunk that test?
      Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
      Whatif nobody likes me?
      Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?
      Whatif I don't grow talle?
      Whatif my head starts getting smaller?
      Whatif the fish won't bite?
      Whatif the wind tears up my kite?
      Whatif they start a war?
      Whatif my parents get divorced?
      Whatif the bus is late?
      Whatif my teeth don't grow in straight?
      Whatif I tear my pants?
      Whatif I never learn to dance?
      Everything seems swell, and then
      The nighttime Whatifs strike again!

      ~Shel Silverstein

Thursday, May 14, 2009

stormy weather

stormy weather is one of my favorite movies because it features some of the greatest african american performers like Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and the list goes on. if you haven't seen it, you must check it out. this is one of my favorite parts...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

today's inspiration: barkley hendricks

Sweet Thang (Lynn Jenkins), 1975
Gone…Goodnight, 1973

Monday, May 11, 2009

i love my mama

my mom with my dad's aunt and older brother and sister

in light of mother's day, i'd like to pay tribute to my mama. i greatly appreciate her style.

she is the BEST MOM EVER!!! she is SUPER supportive!!! i love you, mommy!

my mom & dad

Friday, May 8, 2009


so i advanced to the next round of a fashion design competition in md and i am more than ecstatic about it. the excitement is partly because i almost didn't enter due to a time crunch. i banged out a dress and the judges thought it to be note worthy.

i will keep the world posted as to the details of the next stage of the contest. i will also post a picture of my creation sometime this week.

also, welcome to my blog!

~andrea mimi t.