Thursday, July 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe

Red... within the voice
Time... is a choice
Paths... created as I go
Blood... exposing the pain

Shattered... it all remains
Broken... for your gain
Controlled... within the vain
Why... is it always the same

Beaten... by your want
Slapped... for your haunt
Disgraced... in your pride
Living... in your life

Stolen... everything
Kept... nothing
Left... something
What... SCARS

This poem represents the heart of a woman held in the chains of abuse, whether that abuse is mental, perverse, physical, or verbal. I believe this includes pornography of all forms, and anything that causes a woman to be vulnerable and exposed before a man. What the man does not realize when he does these acts, he leaves scars. These scars never go away. They are always there to haunt the woman. This is sad. Because the root of it all is pride. Pride causes domination and the need to control the woman. Pride fuels the desires of lust. And the hearts of a man keep putting wood on the fire.

Why do I write this? I write this because it is the truth. It exposes the pride of a man and the heart of a woman. Deep within every woman is a heart solely devoted to the one she loves. When the man abuses this fact of heart, the woman can become marred and all the beauty and submission that he so longs for and desires becomes marred with scars; which overtime leads to rebellion and opposition.

For all you women going through this...
Hang in there! Don’t give up your dreams. And when you can’t stand up on the outside because of the abuse, stand up on the inside. Rest assured, the exposing of the abuse; the truth is growing everyday. Keep your head and heart up on the inside.

All Writing & Art ©Tonya Ashe

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Friend

A Friend
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
A peek into the mini book on my recent art journal book page
All writing/quotes are ©Tonya Ashe

How do you measure a friend?

Art journal book page inspired by a friend

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So Holy

So Holy
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
You move so soft
And yet so firm
You touched my heart

Caressing moment
Exploding passion
Burned into my heart

Platonic beauty
Never ending grace
Captured my heart

Yes, I’m all Yours!

This piece is inspired by the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, God Almighty; a person I love with all my heart, mind, and soul. There is not another One like Him. He is my Beloved. And I am His!

Artwork ©Tonya Ashe
Background picture by my beloved Father ©Larry Ashe

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Integrity and Love

This page is about what I believe and how I live my everyday life. This is my recipe for life. I believe life is not all about receiving from others, but giving as well.

Give & Love others not to receive, but because you want to truly give.
Walk in Integrity and Excellence. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Mat. 7:12

This is who and what I strive to be. I believe that love is the most important precious recipe anyone can have in life. When I love and help others it makes me feel so good inside. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive.

That doesn't mean that it won't hurt sometimes. Because sometimes it can hurt. But the idea is... when it hurts, to never give up. Never let the disappointment destroy your own dreams and desires. Giving, gives me a boundless beauty and grace, that no one else can take away from me. It is the gift of love, and that gift is far more rewarding than any other gift one can have. Why? Because...Love conquers all... True Love is boundless. It never fades or becomes obsolete. It is a beautiful rose that never wilts or fades away. And even if that rose dies, its beauty is still left behind as a fragrant sacrifice that flows leaving beauty and continual warmth in the air that seeps into the hearts of everyone that crosses its path.
©Tonya Ashe

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

True Love

True Love
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
This picture was made in celebration of someone whom I have learned so much from. I have never known another person so selfless, so beautiful, and so loving as Jesus Christ. He is my Beloved! He is the One who lifts me up when I am down. He is the One who gives me strength when I am weak. He fills every empty void in my heart, every longing and desire I have. He is the reason I love. He is the reason I create in love. He is the true inspiration behind all my creations. Although I am inspired by the work of others, nothing compares to the love and inspiration I find in Him. He fills me with great peace and assurance as I pass through each day. He is the reason I create. For it is Him that inspired me to be the person that I am. And even when I fall short of love. I know I can always go to Him. And where I fall short, He fills and completes. His presence is what I live for. His love is why I love. He is everything I could ever want, desire, and more. His love completes me. Romans 8:38-39
©Tonya Ashe

Recipe book

Recipe book
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
More pics of my recipe book. I think I may want a cupcake now. Me getting hungry justing posting this update about it.

More recipe book

More recipe book
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
This is a Recipe book I made using the VP July Kit. It is now filled with all my secret recipes and other delights. Yes, yummy cupcakes, cookies, you know all that stuff :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mini Creatives

What You Will Be Sing and Laugh
Good Life
ATCs made using Vintage Plum Kits. You can check out the kits at Vintage Plum by clicking here.