The Lady in Red, aka DJ Blackmon is a founding member of the Punany Poets. As a member of the popular group, DJ has made a variety of contributions. From set design, literary works, performance, business, promotion, and web development, to performance production. The group has always assisted with the promotion and development of new artists. As a whole this has contributed to the continued success of not only the group but each of its individual artists.
As an artist I have found performance to be one of my greatest challenges. Stage fright, multiple roles and responsibilities, promotional activities, family, and creative time are amongst the things that make it challenging. As a writer I have always found fuel to feed my creativity, no matter what challenges or circumstances I may be experiencing at the time. It is frustrating at best, to say it is difficult to further an artistic career when there are always so many obstacles, but I continue to use whatever means I can to pursue my goals. Many know that I am versatile, not just a poet, not just female, not just black, not just erotic, but all these things and more. My goal to be viewed as a performer, a writer, a lyricists, a mother, a wife, an artists, and a woman, but not to be limited to just these titles is a daily, constant struggle. Creative Enigma Enterprises is my company and is in many ways an extension of that goal, with the further intentions to help with the development and promotion of other new artists.
I have always felt that giving something back is important. To do this one must first reach the place where they have something to offer. Even though many of my personal projects have been completed unassisted by others, I would like for future authors, artists, lyricists, and performers to have the option of having help. There is something to be said for having accomplished something on your own, “It’s Hard!!!!!” Help is so much better. I hope one day to be able to make it easier for others.
For more about me or my company see the links below. For information about my books, art, performances go to Enigma Books Weblog.