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Ballad “From me to you”

That alarm that keeps waking you up at the crack of dawn, yet you can’t find, yes it’s me. You are not going crazy but you are going in circles and I’m here to guide you. Why do you doubt my instructions? Ye of little faith, have I ever led you wrong? I have never said anything out-of-place or biased. I told you what not to say and you still said it, I told you what not to do and yet you still did it. I let you learn but when will you listen? When will you trust me? That thing you call intuition, the voice you call God, yes that’s me and yes I am you. You are me, yet you still questions my motives and trust others. When you fall I never say, “I told you so”, nope, that’s all you, but it’s all good. Life is a journey it’s about the experience. Until you learn to live in Harmony, you will stay on the same level re-learning the same lessons. Life is a gift, your presence radiates your energy, so stay positive, anguish is a mindset. You are divine light having a human experience, intentionally unbeknownst to you. Once you are in unison with your mind and body then we can be one. I live in the place where you dream and you live in mine. You are my thoughts manifested into this realm. Relax, trust me, love yourself and love others. Love is the only answer, love is your religion. Be a giver and you will never have to take another day in your life. You must learn to walk in peace before you can fly in light. It’s not about how to get over something, it’s about how to go through it and remain at peace. Don’t question your purpose and don’t give up on your day dreams. You were beautifully crafted by me, so don’t change who you are for the world, but change how you view the world. Everything and everyone is connected. Fear nothing, let the past go don’t let your ghost haunt you. Manifest your destiny and so it shall be. Conquer your ego, your addictions and your attachments, it is then you will come to rely on your inner chi. Don’t go out searching, yet go out exploring, store your memories for your higher purpose. Protect your energy and shed negative vibes to keep your temple sacred. Breathe and think before you react, matter of fact don’t react just understand. Vibe with your soul, listen to the frequencies and say less.

By: Keidra Ponder

This is a ballad from myself to myself. I encourage readers to have a heart to heart with themselves and share it with us. #BalladChallenge #Frommetoyouchallenge

Captain Shel helps keep 90’s cartoons alive with his art!


The former Daytona Beach native rose to popularity fairly quickly since his October 2016 start. His passion for art came a lot earlier in his life though.

“I probably was like 10 years old when I truly had a passion for art. I was always doodling in class. What inspired me was when I watched nickelodeon and illustrators  demonstrated how to draw your favorite cartoons. I was so fascinated by it and really wanted to draw like them” – Captain Shel




Shel’s artwork on canvas soon transitioned to artwork on clothing. Having something to hang on your wall is one thing, but having it to wear around is being real awareness to the 90’s style and culture.

“I stayed with 90s because it brings really good vibes and memories to the people who loved that 90’s cartoon era. It was a way for me to bring in people’s attention.”




“The first piece that went viral was the Rugrats Jersey. It was very unexpected and exciting. But I always been mentally ready for it to take off, just playing the waiting game.”


Ever since his viral video Shel has been moving non stop! Especially since every request is custom. Every thing he does is hand draw and painted from scratch which adds to the authenticity. I asked him what was the most difficult starting off and he said it was teaching himself how to get better and learning how to be more efficient from watching artist before him.

The toughest thing about doing request is that sometimes people may want art that he isn’t familiar with. One request he got was the original Mickey Mouse when it was first released. Although, I believe Captain Shel is ready to venture off into other realms of art, I feel that right now he wants to focus on the 90’s.




Being an artist is difficult. You have to be in the right state of mind to create art and new ideas. I asked Shel about the difficulty being an artist :

“The toughest part about being an artist is when you’re not in the right state of mind sometimes. Your brain can go blank and ideas don’t pop up. Sometimes it means you need to just take a little break, but never give up!”


When his mind goes blank and he needs a brief break, I asked Shel what gets his mind back motivated :

“The City of Daytona really helped me out because I just want to bring success back to the city and show the youth they can do whatever you want as long as you believe. With so much going on in the city, you have to find something positive to replace the bad.” 


All-in-all everyone has a final goal. Captain Shel said his final goal is to simply be known as an artist that can paint on clothing, canvases, and any object he puts his mind to. “Sky is the limit!”, he concludes.


I see Shel as a very humble artist who is really just glad that he can bring the wave of the 90’s back into the public eye. Show your support! God bless

Contact :

Facebook: captain_shel
Instagram: captain_shel

Written by Bruce Walton

Artist in the Spotlight: Janelle Frampton, Makeup Artist and Homeland Security Agent

Hello readers this is an exclusive interview on  for the beautiful and talented Janelle Hampton done by none other than Mike Ice of Ice Ent.


Pleasure to meet you Mike. Thank you so much! As I said, I would love to do an interview for your online magazine. It’s great that your magazine brings artists of all genres in for a spotlight. Love that spread the love feel in the community. Your website is also very clean and well organized. Very impressed!

I try to bring all sides of the world together along with my sister Keedie aka Keidra. She’s the CEO of Keedie’s Corner, I’m just Chief Operating Officer. But yeah I seen your page and I was quite impressed, what’s it like working for homeland security, sounds very interesting.What are some things the public really wouldn’t know about your job title that you would like them to know?

That’s really great! It definitely brings in a diverse audience that way. You know, I love my job with Homeland Security. I feel like I can use both sides of my brain. My analytical and precision side gets  put to work along with my creative side. It provides a great balance for me as an artist. But there’s restrictiveness and freedom. I’m restricted in the fact that I can’t discuss in detail what I do for DHS, and the freedom to create virtually anything as an artist. Each is an outlet of different perspectives and experiences. Both allow me to travel and experience public diversity in many different ways.

Very impressive and well understood about being apart of the government. What were some obstacles you’ve had to overcome? When it’s all said and done pretty much when Janelle leaves this earth what do you want your legacy and your impact on this world to be?

Thank you. It is, and it just works both ways for us. I am originally from a quite, and charming little gem of a town named Show Low, AZ. It was the country life growing up. Playing in the dirt, being and knowing all your neighbors by their first name. I had the chance to experience all four seasons. I guess one of the greatest obstacles was that living in a small town creates in a sense, a security blanket feel. Then when you’re exposed to a big city, and the city life, it’s quite the culture shock! The obstacle being that you just have to get used to everything being so different. Again two different worlds there. But I love it! I always love learning and experiencing new cultures and how everything and everyone is so diverse from one another. It’s really a beautiful thing to make memories of. That’s also a great part of my drive and inspiration to keep going. I want to continue to experience these great things and to take as much out of this short life on earth as I can. Once you realize that you can’t get enough in even the smallest details in life and what surrounds you.


If you had to say what is the highlight of your career and what was the most down and out time of your career? Is it any music that motivates you while doing your job? How do you wind down after work? Does your family support your career or they rather you do something else?

The highlight of my career is definitely working with other people. I love hearing about their life, trials, errors and what they aspire to do. That stays with me, the substance of the individuals that I meet in my career, it gives you something really priceless. I would say the hardest part of my job is just always being stretched in so many different directions. I enjoy the challenge of learning new things, doing it on my own. I dabble in so many other art forms, and even in different skills with DHS. I love learning! I wish there were more of me to help out. Can I put in an assistant position, help wanted ad in with this interview?? Only kidding, but I keep up pretty well considering all my tasks at hand. My taste in music is very eclectic. I can get energy from EDM, chill to some old rock, or put some pep in my step with today’s top 40’s. I really don’t have a certain genre that I favor above others, if I like it, I like it. Labels are nonexistent to me. Some of my favorite ways to wind down from work is to have a glass of wine, or take a bath with some cool galactic bath bombs I’ve just discovered. But one of my favorite ways is to just go out and take a walk in nature.  It really is renewing and renergizing for the soul. Spending that extra time with loved ones is also precious to me. My family does support what I do in every aspect. They keep me grounded, they keep me focused.

That’s a very heart felt response, now I’m gonna tap in on a heartfelt sensitive subject. I want to touch on this subject of Mexicans and Donald trump can we speak on that or pass?

Sure, I don’t normally speak on politics. But I’ll definitely voice my opinion if asked.

With you being of Mexican decent what are your thoughts on the whole situation if trump gets elected president and wants to build a wall separating Mexico from Arizona. Are we facing racial profiling and sexism?

Being in the position I am  in with my career, it definitely gives me understanding on why we can’t be so lax,  but with that being said, I do feel there are better ways to handle the situation. Boxing us in this “untouchable”  territory is not going to be the answer to our concerns. Humanity is trending towards hate, greed, war, and gain. We should be evolving in that area where we are so consumed by the fear of it all. It’s making us devolve in a sense. We’re not making any progress as a human race in that area. Trump will be catastrophic to that cause. I truly have great concern with him being in a position of power. He’s just…disconnected. I feel he has ulterior motives. The good for one, but not for all mindset. I love people of all cultures, diversitys, backgrounds, etc. There’s good and bad in all of us. I feel strongly that educating in areas such as tolerance and acceptance is key for our future growth. It’s so engrained in some people because of how they were raised, it’s not necessarily their fault. They just don’t know anything beyond their way of what they were taught. We aren’t born with hate in out hearts, rather than dividing us as a people, we need to unite. We can’t seem to quite get there though. We are blocked by old teachings, negative media, social brainwashing on a daily basis. Hell yes! We’re strong, independent, free thinking women!

I’m from California and I’m having second thoughts of moving to Arizona instead of California what can you tell me about your home state that would persuade me to move there. When it comes to your family like do you like being a home maker; cooking, cleaning, nurturing or are you the tomboy type that likes more physical activities. Do you enjoy sports?


There are so many things to love about Arizona! Here you can see the most amazing sunsets, experience the four seasons, hike, bike, and explore. You can drive some miles in any direction and find yourself in beautiful vast woodland areas, deserts, forests, and fields. It’s peaceful, serene, wonderful. You can find everything in Arizona. The world really is at your fingertips here. There are so many different communities as well. Whatever your interest, I’m certain you could find it here. There’s a great support system in Az. I would definitely say I am a pleaser when it comes to my family. I want to make sure they have everything, experience everything, and also to protect them from everything. Which I know is impossible, but damn straight I will try! I do enjoy cooking, especially trying new dishes! I love to make dishes that are popular in other cultures to get a taste for different cuisines. I definitely have a strong motherly nature, and also a very protective one, I’ll do anything for my family. Because I have so many interests, I’m also able to keep up with the boys! Always learning about cars by watching how-to YouTube videos. Knowledge is just a click away. I want to be self sufficient in everything I do. I know I’m capable of anything, just as everyone is. It’s just a matter of trying. I do enjoy some sports. You can enjoy anything when you look for a particular point of interest in it. I do love getting all dressed up as well! High heels, dresses, makeup, the whole deal. I can go either way, I’m adaptable to the scenario and situation. I guess that’s just part of my laid back personality, just like I don’t believe in boredom, or stagnation. There’s always a way to make it better, get creative! You are your own entertainer

And that Janelle is a wrap! I would have never known a homeland security agent would have been this highly adventurous and colorful until I encountered Ms. Janelle Frampton!

I’m so glad I could share my story so that people can see that we are all individual and unique. I guess the saying, don’t judge a book by its cover is certainly true! Thank you so much for your time as well. It was a pleasure speaking with you and doing this interview.