Today’s drawing inspired by Day 6 Grammy Chase: Volare
Volare is Italian for Fly!

I’m really FLYING today! My spirit is up, my goals are set high, now all i need is a haircut and I’ll be sparkling. Since the inception of my Grammy Chase, many things began stirring fairly quickly. I dared to be greater than before and dream larger than ever and with that comes fear. Fear of heights. Fear of great heights beyond out imagination. Both literally and metaphorically, to deprive yourself of flying is to remain average and mediocre. The fear of the heights of success is most likely associated with the “fall.” What if I fall?, which you can substitute with the word “fail.” What if you fail? The answer to that is simple. You will fail! Failing and falling are easy and we’re all experts at it, so why fear it? What matters is how many times you commit to flying again.

Here’s a different way of looking at this fear of “falling” or “failing,” pose this question, “What if I land?”…Falling and landing are different. Not so scary now when you think of flying and chasing a dream, for you’re focusing on a landing which you know you’ll have to do eventually. A landing is more controlled, smoother and breaks your journey into shorter spurts and bursts as opposed to just “burning out” and thinking you’ll make it to your destination on the first take-off, certainly leading to “falling/failing.”

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys


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