Friday, September 28, 2012


I'm a little excited...can you tell? Just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that if you're in the DC area tomorrow, you should try and make your way to FIGMENT DC, an interactive community-based art event where visitors can participate in dozens of cool and creative of them will be mine :). If you missed all the posts about my project and FIGMENT, there's a tab up top for that! Here's a link to my last post where I talked about some of the projects that will be at FIGMENT >>

Post FIGMENT, life will be a little more normal...more more art work and crafting...start working on a couple other art projects I have going on, etc. This was a first for a lot of things. I constructed a 12' x 6' "canvas"and made some stand-alone frames. Here's a sneak peek...

I've never really built anything before. If I was to do this again it wouldn't take as long, but this took a while...and took some muscle lol. I hope to see you out there if you're in the DC area!!! It's going to be a great time and there will be so many fun activitieeess...and it's a family affair, for all ages, so bring the kids. Have a picnic. It's a really nice park and the weather should be pleasant. The event is tomorrow, at the Yards Park in DC and will be from 11am-8pm. See you there!!! For those that can't make it, there shall be pics and powerful descriptors in the future lol.

Stay Inspired.

Thursday, September 27, 2012



For real this time really is The Dunes in NW, Washington DC, from 7pm-12am. This event is awesome. Artists...Art...Tunes...Good vibes...Cool people. I wrote all about the time I had at their first two events here and here, so check that out and visit the Sketch Lounge Facebook page for more details!!! I wont be able to make it tonight :( but you should definitely go if you can!!

Stay Inspired.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Yo!! Hope you all are having a great and lovely morning! Just wanted to remind you all that FIGMENT DC is upon us and if you're in the area, make sure you're there, Saturday, September 29th, from 11am - 8pm. This event is for all ages. If you can't make it, no worries. I will be sure to make you feel as though you were with an in-depth blog post lol.

Let me just give you an idea of some of the awesome projects and goings-ons...

EXTRAordinary People | Roshun Harris, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

W&I: Where are you from?

Roshun: Baltimore, MD; I attended University of Maryland-College Park (Family Studies-BS Degree) and Bowie State (Counseling Psychology-Master's Degree).

W&I: Tell us a little about what you do?

Roshun: The practice has been in existence since 2011. We are fairly new and getting off the ground. We offer in-home and in-office individual, family, and group counseling. We address depression, anger issues, grief, and trauma. We serve all ages.

W&I: What INSPIRED you?

Roshun: I was learning that a lot of people missed out on quality mental health care because they could not access transportation or keep appointments. So, I thought it would be convenient to go to clients’ homes, as I did when working with other agencies.

W&I: What keeps you WIRED?

Roshun: Just knowing I am helping others and to always serve my clients as best as I can. Right now, I am looking for male counselors to better serve my youth male clients. There has been a request from past clients to have a counselor that they feel can relate to them. I want them to know I am listening to their desires.

W&I: How do you hope to inspire others?

Roshun: I just want people to know that life does have its horrible spots, including events we cannot control, but it’s how you respond to the situation that determines the actual outcome.  Everything that happens, happens for a reason and usually there’s a lesson in that event. Be sure to listen and learn so that you can pass the test.

W&I: Words of wisdom for others that may want to do what you do?

Roshun: Always be genuine and have the client’s best interest at heart.

W&I: We want to know more?!!

Roshun: We have an area-wide campaign to find more Licensed Counselors, especially male counselors. We are also expanding our practice to include Medicaid as a form of payment. 

You can visit us on our website at; Follow us on Twitter at @RoshunHarrisLCP

W&I: Check out her website and if you know any counselors...especially males, let them know about this opportunity!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


MEGAN W.!!!!! Ladies and gentlemen, in case you missed it. She won these fabulous earrings!!

Congratulations!! Email me at so I can get the necessary info to send you your priiiiiize! Thanks to everyone for entering. A little about how the winner was selected...

I used the "true" random number generator on a number between one and seven (the number of people that entered) and there you have it...

...making the 5th response the winner of the contest. That's optimal fairness if you ask me lol. Again, thanks to everyone that entered!!! There will be more contests in the future...and I also plan on doing some artwork giveaways soon through my Facebook page, Shannon Scates Art, which you can only enter in & win if you're a liiikkeeeeeerrrr go ahead and do that...if you want to of course.

Stay Inspired.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DIY Button Earrings & GIVEAWAY!!!

I made quite a few of these fabric covered button earrings a long time ago, and I realized that I never shared this easy DIY project that'll have you bypassing the accessories section of your favorite they wont lol...but they're really cute. Seeee...

You can literally make these in like 10 minutes...depending on how slow or fast you move. Here are the deets... (Skip to the bottom for the giveaway.)