Day 15 of the Grammy Chase. Seems like a long time, but geeeesh, there is so much further to go. It’s all good though. I’m feeling great. First, I had cup of tea this morning around 4:30 and surprisingly I’ve been really enjoying the “true essence” of tea without any additives or condiments, not even honey. The little tag on the tea bag really started my day off right. The tag read…”Inspiring others towards happiness brings you happiness.” In this Grammy Chase, that is one of my most important objectives, which is to inspire. INSPIRE!! So, before I began doing work for myself I did some graphic design work for a friend of mine in hopes that the final product would make him and all parties involved, “happy.” I was happy to start my day off by trying to make some else happy, which wasn’t too bad. Later around 6am, I had a nice IM Chat with my friend Kate, another parent and artist, who was involved with the Shut the Gate video and she gave me some real encouraging words and an analogy I think I’ll use from now. She said, “You’re an artist and the people around you are the tubes of paint and color.” That  reaffirms how I’ve always felt, that all of the things that I accomplish and strive for, the picture is never complete without the help, trust and efforts of the wonderful and colorful people that contribute regardless of how small or how large. It takes many years to make a masterpiece. So thanks for contributing my equivalent of the Sistine Chapel. I hope that I make you happy as you’ve made me.

Also, shout out to my man and biz-dev wiz, Clark. Hit em up for quality photos whether personal, business or otherwise. 100k in 2010!


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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