Day 26 of the Grammy Chase. Day TWENTY SIX of the Grammy Chase!! Hmmm…Nothing really on the side of developments or breakthroughs, but last night I got a call from my sister-in-law in Texas, an incredible opera singer by the way and she asked how the Grammy Chase was going. I responded with a sigh and a couple of unintelligible grunts and she completely comprehended. She also offered encouragement by commending me on having such an incredible goal. Humbly enough, she was involved with a nationally acclaimed ensemble called Conspirare which was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. She doesn’t talk about it much, so I’ll proudly share that with you. If you clicked the link above, you should be able to point out my Sis, Melissa, she’s the one with the all white smile.

During our brief conversation, first from brother to sister then from artist to artist, we shared one of those moments on the phone where we didn’t have to explain much to each other beyond grunts, sighs and pauses regarding the journey of a musician and artist. With that in mind, I drove out to E. Aurora this morning to the Roycroft to visit the Copper Shop. While in the shop browsing an amazing collection of artisans crafts, bowls, woodwork, paintings, jewelry etc, some as old as 100 years, I came across a fired and glazed ceramic square that read: “Never explain. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway.” – Elbert Hubert
So for those of you that know me and support me, thanks for understanding what I do without me having to explain much.
Grunt. Moan. Sigh.


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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