iamthenublack: Rachel Stewart

555introduce yourself

My name is Rachel Stewart; I’m a mom, artist, homemaker, vinyl collector and jewelry designer. I’ve been painting and creating things all my life. but it was only when I got older (I’m 37) that I stopped caring about what others thought and started to put my work out there.

fav lyric from a song

“Dead in the middle of little Italy little did we know we riddled some middlemen who didn’t do diddly”

– Twinz by Big Pun

Also, the entire song “Going Places” from legendary bassist and singer Michael Henderson. He pretty much summed up for me when I was a little girl first hearing this song – how I imagined my man would treat me. I wanted him to dress me up and take me places!

who and what inspires you?

I’m inspired by thoughts that come to me when I’m right about to fall asleep, I’m not sleep yet not fully awake either…I look forward to that time of night…I see some random things.

icons past & present

I’ve got a really long list, but this the short version:

Phyllis Hyman, Patsy Cline, Georgia O’Keefe, Bernard Wright, and I love me some Whodini (back in black is my favorite album).

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to Rachel Stewart

The best advice I ever got was “sometimes you have to say F*CK IT”. let sh*t go so you can move on to the next thing…people have TOO many hang ups

Check me out

Rachel Stewart art

Rachel Stewart Jewelry

F*ck Yeah Black Men

F*ck Yeah B-sides