Tyler Perry - Variety Interview

  Tyler Perry is one of my favorite directors. His life story is very inspiring. He overcame abuse, homelessness, and acceptance by Hollywood.

500 Greatest Albums of All time - Rolling Stone

 Rolling stone has posted their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time . Click the link to see what album made the list. Music has kept me going during my hardest times. I just wanted to share this list with everyone.

Two Types of Mindsets - Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset

 I'm attending The Los Angeles Film school and I am currently taking my second course, Behavioral Science. I'm getting my BS Degree in Writing for Film and TV. Today's Live Class Discussion was very good so much so that I thought I'd make this a post to my blog. Today we talked about Mindsets and the two types. First, a mindset is an individual's way of thinking. There are two types of mindset sets: fixed and growth. People that have a fixed mindset believe that their abilities are limited to what they are born with. People that have a growth mindset believe that their talents and abilities are unknown and there are endless possibilities to grow their talent. There have been times when I would get frustrated with my art and think that I am not going to get any better no matter how much I practice. That's a fixed mindset.  I now believe that my talent art and writing is unlimited and I can practice and work at it to get better.

Top 21 Paperbacks / Books by Derrick W. Jackson

 I have been writing and drawing for a while. I've bounced between art and writing. It took me a while to accept that I can do both and do not have to choose. I compiled a library of my books that I called 4 Leaf Clover. I've chosen my favorite 21 books from my library that I intend to promote. I recognize that I need a literary agency and or a publisher to move to the next level. Click the link  Top 21 Books by Derrick W. Jackson

Re-Focus on Art

 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


Keep Moving Forward

 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.