Archives for March 2016

3Ws – Rolonda Watts

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What do you create?

Whether through my new novel (Destiny Lingers), my news stories (with Dr. Drew on HLN), podcasts, paintings, acting (will be on BounceTV’s “In the Cut”), stand-up comedy (will be at The Comedy Store on April 1), voice-over work (as Professor Wiseman on “Curious George,” announcer on “Divorce Court,” and Warrior Priestess Illaoi on League of Legends video game), or speeches, I create good stories that enlighten, inform, entertain, and hopefully move people in a positive way.

 

Why do you create?

I create because I just can’t stop! I’m like an energizer bunny; always looking for a creative challenge. Hey – they don’t call me Watts for nuthin’! LOL! But, truly, it’s what I’m here to do. I create because it is my joy and honor to serve the process. I believe that God gives us all many gifts; our gift back to God is to use them for good. I believe that all of my arts and crafts are vehicles through which God can further express Him/Herself. Creating is the ultimate in living.

 

What do you consume?

I consume wisdom, inspiring conversations, and remarkable quotes and memorable stories from my elders and other really smart people. I consume good food (Southern, Italian, Mediterranean), hearty laughter, and lifelong friends. I also consume any chance to lay on a beach and write, particularly in the Caribbean or on Topsail Island, NC, where I wrote Destiny Lingers.

 

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3Ws – Miriam Speyer

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What do you create?

Mainly songs and drawings.
I also try to recreate myself on an as-needed basis.

 

Why do you create?

I create because it makes me feel good.
It eases my mind and brings me joy.
I feel natural and free and close-to-harmless when I’m making music or drawing. It’s great!

 

What do you consume?

You know what it is with consuming things?….
I feel like I’m in this strange kind of obstacle course at all times. The idea is to consume things and ideas that are good for me and lift me up and strengthen me, and NOT consume things and ideas that are ill and soul-sucking and erode my self esteem. There are so many strange agendas and advertisements being forced into our faces at all times… Especially living in a big city. Sometimes all I want to do is run away into nature where I don’t have to see and hear ten thousand things at the same time!

I love consuming the company of my beautiful, hilarious friends.
Eating food with them and creating amazing art together.

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