42 and the progression of the beard.

Beard and background layer of '42'. Tribute painting to Herman Wallace.

Beard and background layer of ’42’. Tribute painting to Herman Wallace.

Well the background is set for my painting called ’42’, which is a tribute to Herman Wallace. Painting is huge. Eager to continue, but oil paintings take forever to dry…Seriously FOREVER!

On a side note: Beard is getting thick. Just in time for the impending winter:)

Gettin those ‘mommy look at him’ looks.

Oh and buy a copy of my BOOK! lol



A sincere thank you:)

It’s early over here in Phoenix, Arizona but I just wanted to thank the anonymous 3 people who purchased my book yesterday. To be quite honest, I didn’t think I would sell a single unit. Truly appreciative and blessed. Thank you.

Book link:


stock image of Arizona.

stock image of Arizona.

You must think if you wish to change your environment!

‘Use your situation no matter how bad, difficult or uncomfortable it may be, to achieve SUCCESS.  Think better to live better.’

If you follow this site and enjoy what is posted, then thank you so much. If you follow this site and have bought a copy of my short story, then I LOVE YOU. If this is your first time viewing the site, then I suggest that you click ‘follow’ at the top of the site and GO GET YO SELF A BOOK! Lol

Book link:

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Once Upon Ade: Living Creative Portfolio displayed its first post on August 20, 2013. Since that day the site has been viewed over 1200 times. I don’t know about you but we are very happy with those numbers.

From here on out each post, image or story will continue to improve in clarity and be even more engaging for the reader. However, with that said the frequency of uploads and posts will decrease due to our steadfast focus on several other BEHEMOTH projects. And when I say BEHEMOTH, I mean HUGE. POTENTIAL GAME CHANGERS! Please pray that we are able to see these projects to the finish point.


Instead of daily updates and alerts, you can expect varying posts and uploads to be available on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.

Coming soon…

Short Stories

1.)    Panic at the Gate

2.)   42 (An interview with a soon to be released inmate) Inspired by the Herman                Wallace story.


1.)    42 – Oil Painting.

We ain't shavin...well hopefully we will be soon. haha.

We ain’t shavin…well hopefully we will be soon. haha.

 Thank you 🙂

Any bets??

It’s been 62 days since my return to American soil. It was nice stepping out of the car and seeing smiles on the faces of my friends and family. Eating my fave’s such as ‘Cheeze-its’ and Kettle Jalapeno Chips has also been a blissful experience.  However, if my talents don’t get recognized soon I won’t be able to continue consuming these marvelous treats for much longer.

So how will it take? I’m not shaving until I get found… or an interview at least.

jobs acquisition

What do you think? Please critique.

quick sample of '42' by Ade Craig

quick sample of ’42’ by Ade Craig. 10.17.2013

This is just a quick sketch of how the painting ’42’ will look. Please don’t criticize the detail, it’s just a quick sketch.


Birds- represent flying away, freedom. Returning home after a long, hard life. New beginnings and a new life. Chance.

Broken Chain- represents freedom and withstanding pain. 42 years of having the same chain wrapped around your body.

Dark- represents alone. Solitary confinement.

Man in the dark- represents regret and time. Time to think. Time to reflect on the past. All the time in the world when you are in prison.

Bars- represent prison

Colored fist- represents the struggle which Herman Wallace was. Black Panthers.

The fist will be the only part of my painting that has dominant colors. The fist should be in color to signify that his struggle lives on. Everything else will be in black, white and a very light pearl. This will be an oil painting.

Could you do it?

not the actual painting. simply a tribute poster.

not the actual painting. simply a tribute poster. created Ade Craig


is the name of my new painting that I am working on.

This painting is a tribute to Herman Wallace and the 42 grueling years that he spent locked up alone. Herman Wallace was sent to solitary confinement for the murder of a 23 year old prison guard some 42 years ago. He was a member of the ‘Black Panther’ party and was serving out a 50 year armed robbery sentence when the murder occurred.

U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge had ordered Wallace released from prison after granting him a new trial. Jackson ruled women were unconstitutionally excluded from the grand jury that indicted Wallace in the stabbing death of the 23-year-old guard, Brent Miller. Herman Wallace died 3 days after his release to liver cancer.

We all do some horrific things in our life that if given the opportunity we would do over. Maybe our regrets aren’t as severe as Herman’s were. However, could you spend 23 hours a day locked up inside a 6×6 cell cut off from any other human life? How about living out that routine for 42 years ?

I sure as hell couldn’t…