Friday, February 17, 2017

Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different

Happy Friday. I hope you all have been enjoying the music I have been sharing. Your eyes are not deceiving you. This artist is named Betty Davis.

Like the other Bette, she badass too. Betty Davis is singer who I wish I could sound like. Her sound is funky, edgy and rocking. They Say I'm Different came out in 1974. She has four albums to date. What she is doing now, I don't know. I like to imagine that maybe she dreams about coming back and doing more music. Betty if you can read this, please do. I heard a movie was going to be made about her. Sit down and get ready to be funked out of your mind. Enjoy.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello, my friends. It is that special time of year. Here at Swanofdreamers, I celebrate Love in all it's glory and beauty. If no one said today that they love you, know that I love you. I believe we are born for a reason. Know that you are magnificent and radiant.

Celebrate all the love you have in your life. Romantic, Family, Friend and Self love.

This sweetie wants to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. Before you go, here is my swoonworthy movie list, if you feel like you want to indulge your romantic side today. For those who don't know, Romance is my word of the year. Romance is a state of mind and action. Yes, you can Romance yourself and feel wonderful. Have a wonderful Love filled day!💝


Monday, February 13, 2017

Lizzo - Good as Hell

Happy Monday. Good as Hell was my jam this Summer. Lizzo,this voluptous sistah, from Minnesota has a great style and chops.

Good as Hell is something you can play when you need to feel good about yourself or tired of your relationship. It's a feel good song. Enjoy


Friday, February 10, 2017

Acting and The Full Moon

Happy Full Moon Friday. Today is a simple ritual especially for all my artists out there.

Tonight's Moon glows in the royal sign of Leo. Leo's trademarks are passion, success and basking in the sunshine. Leo energy also highlights creativity especially with the performing arts.

Get a lovely yellow candle.On my candle I carved the image of the sun and the words good fame. I sprinkled cinammon and a beautiful sun oil that I got here on it. You can put whatever oil or herb that speaks to you.

Then I said a prayer that spoke from my heart. Afterwards,I put on music that echoed my love of acting and success to me. Whatever your creative endeavor, you can find songs that fits that.

Here are a few of the songs I played
Fame by Irene Cara.
As if we never said goodbye sung by Barbra Streisand.
That's Entertainment sung by Judy Garland.
If you can dream sung by Lena Horne.

This helped me get reconnect to my love for acting and feel hopeful about my future. You are free to adapt this to suit your needs. As I always say, do what feels right to you under a Full Moon. Wishing you all a very wonderful Full Moon weekend.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

My second big chop

I have been a long time natural. I stopped putting chemical relaxers in my hair way back in 1998. One day, I was like why am I spending my whole Saturday in a salon to have my hair relaxed? I never looked back. I am grateful I did. Back then there was no you tube videos or few natural hair forums. I got to know my hair again. Taking my time and relearning what worked on my hair.

After I gave birth to Jacob, I kept feeling the urge to cut my hair off, again. Start from scratch. My 40's has been filled with a lot of changes for me. Most good yet some deeply painful. Finally, one Saturday the feeling to cut my hair became too strong to avoid. I told Sean to cut it off.

All the heavy stuff I had gone through just fell away. I felt lighter. This is not to say I don't miss my thick hair. I did. It still felt right to cut my hair.

As the months passed, it felt great to just get up and go. To look at my face in a different way with my hair was short.

Cutting my hair, as I began to release more weight, gave me extra confidence that I needec.  After I had Jake, I look at pictures and go is that me? Now, I look at myself and see me.

 I feel being happy with the way you look is important. The hair that I have been given is beautiful. I embrace it fully.