Monday, October 23, 2006

Thomas Bess Jr....It's Your Birthday!!


Happy Birthday Thomas!!!! Well, my younger brother is just a little older today. I felt that an appropriate way to celebrate his birth is to honor him by featuring his artistry. It's different, huh? *Laughing* Yeah, I love it too. He's a writer, poet, painter, spoken word artist, son, and brother to many. I am in awe of his dedication and concentration when it comes to his craft. He is an inspiration to me. I love you, Thomas!

By the way, check out Thomas's latest cd, on CD Baby: ACTION THEORY: Action Theory. He also has a spot at: www.myspace.com/thomasbessjr.


30 comments:

Cergie said...

Happy birtday, Thomas, "bon anniversaire, mes voeux les plus sincères" (French song for birthday)

I have a private blog for my own family to give news to all my brothers (and their family) and to my daughter, who are living far from Paris.
Each birthday is the occasion to put lovely old pictures !
;)

gnightgirl said...

Great stuff! Happy Birthday, T!

African girl, American world said...

Happy Birthday!!!
And they said brotha's don't show love?? :)

Crankyputz said...

Thanks for checkin out the site. Those are beautiful paintings, Many happy Return to your brother, is he older or younger? Mine turns 18 this year....sigh where have the years gone? Visit soon,

CP

Stephen Bess said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes to Thomas. I will give him the msgs when I speak to him.

Cranky, welcome! My brother is younger than me. He's a fresh 29. I am 39. Next year, I'll be fly @ 40. :)

JenellyBean said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMMY!!!

I must admit I'm not very fond of his work, but maybe with maturity I could come to appreciate it.

bessjr said...

hello everyone this is thomas. i have a great brother don't I.:)thanks for the well wishes! Steve , love ya bro

Professor Zero said...

Happy birthday! And cool words/art!!!

And: is that picture in DC or Atlanta? The architecture suggests Rio or New Orleans.

Dancewithme2 said...

How cool is it that your brother's b'day is the day before mine. He must be a GREAT person. ;)

Rethabile said...

;-)

In Sesotho we would say, "U hole u be u khokhobe!"

Or, may you age on till your back is bent!

Geoffrey Philp said...

Happy Birthday, Thomas!

PS.
Stephen, I'm a bit out of it these days, so I'm not surfing as much. In the middle of performance reviews for my staff--which is a pain, but necessary if I want to eat.

Blessings,
Geoffrey

Nevah~ said...

Such talent of a blessed man. Happy Birthday Steven Bess Brother!

Happy Birthday, Thomas Bess Jr!!!

Stephen Bess said...

JB-
I'm thinking of another piece that he did that would be more your taste. There are pieces that I even say, Huh? :)

Thomas-
I hope that your birthday was cool. I called last night, but I didn't think that you would be in. Love you too bro!

Profzero-
Thanks. That picture is in my cousin's apartment in DC.

Dance-
Happy Belated!! :)Yes, and you are both very creative.

Rethabile-
LOL! I hope I make to that point too.

Geoffrey-
I felt that you might be busy. Yeah, you have to pay the cost to be the boss. :)By the way, I'm halfway through your book: Benjamin, My Son. I'm really getting into it.
Many Blessings to you and yours~

Writer-
I agree. Thomas has talent busting at the seams. I pray that he will reap the fruits of his labour.

Delaleuverses said...

I hope he enjoyed his blessed b-day, he did these himself? Great, I love the colors.

By the way, I posted PartII of Cloud Games :) Hope you enjoy.

Stephen Bess said...

Verses-
Yeah, he pulls this stuff straight out the dome. :)
I'll be by to read part deux.

urban butterfly said...

WOW!! I'm in awe of his artwork!!! You're brother is an incredibly talented man!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Happy Birthday Thomas!!

Stephen Bess said...

UB-
No problem. When are you posting again? My link didn't work for you so I took it off for now. Let me know if you come back. :)

JenellyBean said...

Oh really?
And how do you know my taste?

Nabeel said...

love the pink curtains .. the radio might get damaged because of the heater.

Stunuh Jay said...

Borthday wishes to your Baby Brother! I like he's picture smile, reminds me of my freinds reaction to my early morning uber happiness...
so, What's up Doc!!!!

NML said...

Happy birthday to Thomas! I see being multi-talented runs in the family!

Stephen Bess said...

JB-
True. I do not. :)

Nabeel-
I'll tell my cousin about his curtains. The picture was taken this past summer so I hope the radio is not still there. :)

Stunuh-
You know that I am stunned to even see you here. :)
All is well and good to see you.

NML-
You're too kind and sweet as pineapple juice. :)

Gish said...

Happy belatd Thomas We share a birth date. Many happy returns to you.

Stephen Bess said...

Gish-
Happy birthday!! :)

Hey Thomas! Come here, you have more birthday messages!

Michelle said...

So much talent in one family! WOW! Tell your bro -- Happy Birthday! BTW, check out my blog post on memory. I'm curious to know your thoughts. Have a blessed and productive day!

Stephen Bess said...

Michelle-
Thank you dear lady. :)I'm on my way to your spot.

Irene said...

Wow! Those are some great pieces of art. Your brother is indeed fabulously talented. Hope he had a happy birthday! c",)

Enjoying your blog. Keep at it!

Stephen Bess said...

Irene-
Thank you and welcome, welcome, welcome. :)

Heimdallr said...

Sorry I'm late belated "Happy Birthday Thomas" hope you had a wonderful day.

That's one talented brother Stephen, does he take after you? :-)
Sandy

Stephen Bess said...

Sandy-
I wish he took after me. :) We difinitely share the same interest, but he's on another level when it comes to poetry and art. Thanks!

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