🔊 "It's quite amazing that you rhyme like you do || and that you shine like you grew up in a shrine in Peru" || [The obligatory sit on your @jeep pic] . . "You cant survive off your art" they said || Luckily I dont care to survive, living is my thing fam . . #EssentiaNation || it's funny how water helps to fuel the #firewithin || work hard, give it all you've got, none of that other shxt matters || #OverachievingH2O || #RonaldDraperART x #BlkCreatives x #ad
🔊 I pause take a step back, record all the setbacks / fast forward towards the stars and the jetpacks . . .
My coworker in 2013 told me that art was not a real job, fast forward to 2018: I billed more than her yearly salary last month alone || I've earned the right to take some time off and enjoy the art world. I want to visit galleries, exhibits, and art studios. Feel free to drop suggestions folks! . . .
🔊 It's frustrating when you just can't Express yourself, and its it's hard to trust enough to undress yourself / stand exposed a naked, in a world full of hatred / where the sick thoughts of mankind control all the sacred . .
#LOVE is at the root of our resistance || Stand strong, speak up || How we love ourselves is how we teach others to love. Love yourself enough to know what you will not tolerate. . .
🔊 "The might defeat the flesh, but there will never, ever kill me." . . .
Live in your truth and be the light that guides someone else to theirs. Voice your thoughts and ideas so freely that you liberate others to do the same. Your voice matters, don't ever forget that. You can take me away, but the voice will remain || also: dont get dirt in your eye while taking a photo kids. . .
🔊 "The universe is listening, be careful what you say in it." . . .
This is the laugh you have when you realize that all the crazy things you used to dream about while painting on your apartment floor are becoming your life. . . . | you also laugh this hard when @justcallmesio is within 20 feet of you 🤣
"I'm in New York now like Akeem and Semi was, tryna get the lobby door open off a semi buzz..." . . . New York will either build you or destroy you. To live your life and to also thrive here as a creative, you have to be either super-driven or a lunatic...luckily I'm BOTH. @AdidasOriginals thank you for allowing me and some great creatives share our stories and thank you for the kicks, these are comfy as sh%t [#TLKS] . . . Through #LOVE I can do all things x #RonaldDraperART || Stay tuned || 📷: @cj_photoss || #EssentiaNation x #EssentiaWater
"Put your seats back, your tray down and feet up...Cause we about to heat up" . . . #MOOD: "I'm two years old and I'm already collecting my own art. This Ronald Draper guy better get it together, so when I'm grown, I can brag to all my friends that I've been on Draper's work since 2018, yall better catch up." . . . She really owns it, and she has the paperwork to prove it || #RonaldDraperART x #Investment x #BlkCreatives
"I got a lot of family, you got a lot of fans / that's why the people got my back like the @Verizon man"
Artists will always be society's radical voice || every voice matters, so do the world a favor create your art in the highest form of your truth || you already have the vision, it's time to do the work family