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60th – 61st BELIEF SYSTEMS: epic journey biblical proportions

Being on ‘socials’ over the past few years has revealed information – some invaluable, some galling, relating to spirituality, religion, belief, and disbelief. High level books such as the Bible and the Quran have avid supporters and dissenters, in fact with equal fervor. Some ugliness I’ve seen in images from a few of the disbelievers […]

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59th – 60th ALL THAT I AM: Nomenclature and Identity

I’ve been on a voyage of discovery in the run-up to my 59th Birth Date Anniversary, or my 60th birth date when I count the day I was born as the first. I’ve been musing on identity, and researching my name to see what insights a nomenclature approach may offer – the process has been quite […]

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Hurt Musings on Civilisation

I’ve been watching some of the BBC documentary ‘Civilisations’, an ambitious production featuring prominent academics examining the history of human societies and the impact of art and culture. CIVILISATIONS_ could be said to be semantics, but I think the BBC would have been better off and accurate calling the programme series ‘A History of Art […]

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58th Birthdate Anniversary

My birthday is coming up soon, I’ve been preparing to celebrate – I believe #preparation is a good thing to do, by reflecting on how I’ve been feeling, what I’ve been producing. This year has been one for a proliferation of creative outpourings, of expressive energy, getting things in to, and out of my system. […]

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The Darkness Anthology – 2nd edition

Artist, poet, believer in social justice, my visual and literary work reflects upon life, the human condition, and triumph over adversity, from a black woman’s perspective. Born, bred, and based in Brixton south London, a lover of the arts with a lifelong interest in creative expression, self-published my first book ‘EVOLUTION – a collection of […]

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Selections from My Green Phase

A selection of new artwork, and a curation of poetry to enhance the visual experience currently available to view on my Facebook page #selectionsfrommygreenphase http://www.facebook.com/evolutioncollection SELECTIONS FROM MY GREEN PHASE (2 of 5) Artwork: ‘Carbon Footprint’ Poetry: #sadstoriesinthrees #mamacrymamacry #participate EVOLUTION – a collection of paintings poetry and prose’ #evolutioncollection Cynthia Antoinette Roomes ©

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Sad Stories in Threes

As a member of a number of social networks, I am particularly fond of LinkedIn where I take part in homepage discussions from time to time. One of my favourite exercises involved a response to a ‘set task’ – to write a sad story in three words. I found this fascinating. I had previously come […]

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57th Birthdate Anniversary

I’ve already received gifts and greetings and a recommendation to go ahead and spoil myself and eat chocolate cake for my birthday. I’m happy about that, I feel vindicated. Well, what can I say, 2016 has been an interesting year, so fast and so furious I’ve been left gob smacked by the global changing moods […]

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Reading at Brixton BookJam

Born, bred, and based in Brixton, I am a lover of the arts with a lifelong interest in and passion for creative expression – helps to soothe my troubled mind… Artist, poet, believer in social justice, I have spent more than 30 years working for and behalf of local communities with a sharp eyed focus […]

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Darkness Revisited

In this post I am considering darkness, and the profound experiences I have had relating to murder and the death of neighbours and loved ones. Quite a few of these have occurred in my lifetime, these are the low-lights: An aunt murdered in Jamaica, I heard that the criminals cut off her finger to steal […]

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