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Design Inspiration: Ego Tripping

  This week's design "Ego Tripping" was inspired by one of my favorite poems by Nikki Giovanni "Ego Tripping".  I've written about this poem previously in 2008!!!  However since this design is only 2 years old I wanted to revisit the poem that inspired this particular mixed media piece. Ego TrippingNikki Giovanni (1973)I was born in the Congo.I walked to the Fertile Crescent and built the sphinx.I designed a pyramid so tough that a starthat only glows every one hundred years fallsinto the center giving divine perfect light.I am bad.I sat on the thronedrinking nectar with Allah.I got hot and sent an ice age to Europeto cool my thirst.My oldest daughter is Nefertiti.The tears from my birth painscreated the Nile.I...

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Design Inspiration: I 2 Sing America Series by 3 Piece Urban Artisan

  This series is inspired by the poem written by Langston Hughes in 1923 titled "I Too Sing America".   I first became aware of this piece of poetry when I bought a children's book for my son in 2002 that contains poems written by Langston Hughes.  18 years later I am now saving the same book for my grandchildren.   I Too Sing America by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America.  I am the darker brother.  They send me to eat in the kitchen  When company comes,  But I laugh,  And eat well, And grow strong.  Tomorrow,  I’ll be at the table  When company comes. Nobody’ll dare  Say to me,  “Eat in the kitchen,”  Then.  Besides,  They’ll see how beautiful I am ...

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