Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sobek Films Fundraiser February 6th


Hello friends,

I am pleased to announce our first pop up film fundraiser is finally here! We will have a fun evening of show and tell, music and live entertainment.

DiSpell is the outcome of my travels to Costa Rica, Louisiana and researching my ancestry. I partnered up with filmmaker Skryb Anu of Earth Realm Comics and we will navigate across country to experience and archive ancient  traditions and cultures that connect people of color on a global scale. Our intention is to empower and rebirth a new way of thinking about the African diaspora. Our intention is to reconnect with who we really are for further innovation.

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Have a laugh and enter the crab derby at the event February 6th!

Support a Caribbean hermit crab in the crab derby for our film fundraiser ! Your crab needs your support at the finish line, cheer it on!

Fun things are going on February 6th and you are invited!

Help us reach our goal and buy an original designed Tshirt / credit cards accepted

Afro Caribbean grooves and rare hip hop by DJ Koko

Food and drinks

Live Caribbean music

Free

Sunday, January 10, 2016

DiSpell Film Launch

Meet filmmakers Skryb Anu of Earth Realm Comics and Zoe Blaq of Urban Soul Farmer as they discuss DiSpell in one fascinating evening.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Piddle Productions Expands with Partnership

Piddle Productions & Sobek Films are combining forces !!

With your donation we will be able to:
Have safe travels
Equipment maintenance
Post Production

What type of film is Dispell?
It's a docu-narrative about travel, cultural awareness and the importance of storytelling.

What is it for?
To empower and rebirth a new way of thinking about the African diaspora.

Sobek Films Presents..

"DiSpell"
Two African American women from Los Angeles who happen to be filmmakers, take a documented journey that explores African diasporic cultures, religions and preserved traditions.  Watch them embark on enchanted forgotten paths and connect with fascinating people as they travel the transatlantic slave trail, through Afro Latino Central America and back to Africa.

Zoe Blaq of UrbanSoulFarmer and Skryb Anu of Earth Realm Comics will take an unforgettable expedition and you are invited.

 More info:
Sobekfilms@gmail.com
 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Art Play is Here!

Art Play is an adult arts and crafts night I put together for fundraisers, good times and stress reduction. I am utilizing my love of art to help people and raise money to complete my travels for my documentary.  It was so much fun instructing people 21 to 65 paint their perception of the piece presented. I would like to thank the Unions Education Committee Scholorship Fund for inviting me.

Wine and snacks
Raffle
Door prizes

Create! Be free! Cheers!

For more info on Art Play in the Los Angeles area:
Piddleproductions@gmail.com
DONATIONS

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Art of Storytelling

Me and Mom (Kathy Bartney). 
She took me to Europe as a child to persue her dreams as a singer
Fascinating storytellers! 
My grandmother at 16. 

I was invited to share the shady areas of my family tree that I am most thankful for (hahaha) at a unique and charming night called Shaking The Tree in Highland Park. I was touched by the stories that we shared that night.

I come from a family of writers, farmers and educators. My grandmother was the first Black teacher in Fortcobb, Oklahoma. My great, great uncle was the first Black cowboy to lead a parade. My cousin in the 1920's was a professor and invented a breed of cow. My mother was the first out of 8 children that followed her dreams and moved to Europe. I'm proud of my family and it is nice to know who my ancestors are and continue to be. My family always concluded we were mixed with Indian because of our hair type and our connection to Indian culture living in Oklahoma.  We are on the tribe roll of Cheyenne, Cherokee and Chickasaw but to my surprise we were never related by blood. Somewhere along the trail of tears my African family from Ghana was adopted by tribes and we became "family."  Although we my never know the absolute truth, my ancestors can be traced back to China and Ghana when several people in my family used an ancestry site.

My father is from Louisiana and my roots can be traced to England, Belgium, Holland, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.  My grandmother is creole and speaks French at 92 years old. I am relearning who I am. 2016 is a new chapter of discovery.

Treasure family stories. Treasure your elders.
Stay tuned..

Friday, November 6, 2015

How to Love God

Self love is God. Forgive yourself for not being perfect. Forgive others for not being perfect. When we can love ourselves despite our imperfections we can have compassion and empathy for others. Perfection is in the constant fine tuning of self. It is not a place or destination. Your reflection is filled with creative potential. Be free to be yourself. Self love is God.

Zoe Blaq



Monday, October 26, 2015

The Hunters Full Moon

I am grateful for waking up and allowing myself to feel all emotions dark and light. Thanks for continuously supporting my healing through travel, visual art and holistic gardening. After a near death experience, I will never look at my life the same again. I am thankful that others are being inspired by my work. We are all individuals with original and unique talents. Be authentic without comparing and copying someone's ideas. Be still. The best ideas come with clarity in silence. 

Lots of good stuff in progress and I'm excited! Having faith in the process is challenging, no doubt. May you continuously feel curious about my loud silence. It's the hunters full moon and eye see you. 

Sincerely, 
ZB