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Re-Focus on Art

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 I am torn between two loves: Art and Writing.  As of now I'm choosing to focus on art and also doing art books.  Ebro's Top 50 Rappers, The 1Xtra Sketchbook, and The Guiding Principles are great projects that I enjoyed doing.  I can always write and I will never say never.  Sometimes when inspiration strikes you have to see it through.  But If I dedicate myself to being a great artist I know that I will improve and be competitive.  If my art was as good as Aaron Kai Bateman or Matt Busch do you know what I would do and then combine my writing!!! Ah perchance to dream!!! I am currently working on Faces of the Civil Rights Movement and The Derrick W. Jackson Sketchbook.

#Selfie Derrick W. Jackson

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Keep Moving Forward

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 I have had trouble letting the past go.  Everyone makes mistakes and I've made some major ones.  My art has kept me going when I've wanted to give up on my dreams.  That is to fully support my self with my art and books.  Just recently I've gone back to finish The Faces of The Civil Right Movement book that I did in 2019.  There were so many that I left out so here are two pics of MLK that I did today.

USA Today's 100 Black Writers You should know

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As a writer I find this link very cool. I'm anxious to see who is number 1.  One day I hope to be on such a list.  Click here USA 100 Top Black Writers .

My New Years Resolutions - 2021

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  Here is a video where I share my New Years Resolutions.  It's good to set attainable goals and strive to reach them.  The beginning of the New Year brings change.  Why not try to improve yourself and do better than you did last year.  I am 50 years old now (December 5th my birthday). It's time to act my age and to responsible.  I have faults I have messed up very badly in the past and my goal is learn from my mistakes and to stop repeating them.

The Renewed Purpose of this blog by Derrick W. Jackson

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  The Purpose of this blog is to show and promote my art and books that I've written.  I plan to share my thoughts and my opinions, music and movies that I see. I love to write and draw and I've found that with twitter and Instagram I was not getting enough likes or retweets.  Instead of building a following on twitter, someone else's website,  I prefer to do it on my own site www.sketchbookdwj.com .  I welcome and want your feedback good or bad and I hope to teach others not to make the mistakes I've made during this journey of creating a successful business. I have a quote, "There is enough sleeping for the grave." In the past I dealt with depression and I used to sleep a lot sometimes the whole day.  I appreciate what God has blessed me with and a new day, every new day is a gift from God.  I want to live by  that quote and not let the past, or new problems get me down.

The Power of Broke by Daymond John

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  I'm reading The Power of Broke by Daymond John .  For those who don't know Daymond founded the popular clothing brand FUBU which means "For Us By Us".  He is a fashion mogul and businessman and is seen on the TV Show, Shark Tank.  As I read John's book I inhaling the golden nuggets of information that he is giving.  I've made a lot of mistakes along the way of having a successful business.  It's good to look at those who succeed and see how they did it. In The Power of Broke, Daymond says to Stay Hungry - "it helps you to realize your dream because it forces you to keep that dream real."