@anthonydmusic @donategabriel @victorskeleton

@anthonydmusic @donategabriel @victorskeleton

If my heart is my beast, my ribs are my cage then so fitting my pen is my sword…. #ilkacortes #songwriters #music #musicians #localartists #lyrics #lifeisshort #followyourbliss #bebrave #behappy #beyou #love #warrioroflight #thegoodfight

If my heart is my beast, my ribs are my cage then so fitting my pen is my sword…. #ilkacortes #songwriters #music #musicians #localartists #lyrics #lifeisshort #followyourbliss #bebrave #behappy #beyou #love #warrioroflight #thegoodfight

πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸŽΆπŸ’šβ€May today give you every opportunity to restore your faith. Happy Tuesday Folks #ilkacortes #songwriters #faith #courage #lifeisshort #bebrave #bekind #behappy #beyou #strength #followyourbliss

πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸŽΆπŸ’šβ€May today give you every opportunity to restore your faith. Happy Tuesday Folks #ilkacortes #songwriters #faith #courage #lifeisshort #bebrave #bekind #behappy #beyou #strength #followyourbliss

πŸ˜‰#Goodnight

πŸ˜‰#Goodnight

@thechoriman surprised me for lunch! Made me salmon poke & I’m in heaven. 😊❀#ilkacortes #spoiledgf #chefsaresexy #thechoriman #salmonpoke #foodies #foodporn #salmon #delicious #california

@thechoriman surprised me for lunch! Made me salmon poke & I’m in heaven. 😊❀#ilkacortes #spoiledgf #chefsaresexy #thechoriman #salmonpoke #foodies #foodporn #salmon #delicious #california

First few lines of my latest blog entry on “Life’s Nessy!” Music, Dance, Painting, Photography… Whatever it takes but just express yo self! Get that shit out of you or it’ll eat you alive! Check out “Hands for Guns; Portrait of a Jaded Artist” www.ilkacortes.wordpress.com #ilkacortes #poetry #songwriters #musicbiz #artists #jaded #brokendreams #lifelessons #musicos #lifeisshort #bebrave #behappy #bekind #beyou #localartists #lyrics #expressyourself #blogsbylatinas

First few lines of my latest blog entry on “Life’s Nessy!” Music, Dance, Painting, Photography… Whatever it takes but just express yo self! Get that shit out of you or it’ll eat you alive! Check out “Hands for Guns; Portrait of a Jaded Artist” www.ilkacortes.wordpress.com #ilkacortes #poetry #songwriters #musicbiz #artists #jaded #brokendreams #lifelessons #musicos #lifeisshort #bebrave #behappy #bekind #beyou #localartists #lyrics #expressyourself #blogsbylatinas

Hands for Guns: Portrait of a Jaded Artist by Ilka Cortes

Hands for Guns: Portrait of a Jaded Artist by IlkaΒ Cortes

Hands for Guns: Portrait of a Jaded Artist
By: Ilka Cortes
1.15.2014

Do you remember? What it was like, to have a dream so big you fight, and weep, and die for day and night.
Do you remember? When you began, when every gun disguised itself, as an honest helping hand.
Do you remember? The taste of salt, from every bitter tear you drank, from all the lies and shit you bought.
Do you remember? The…

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I will continue to think outside the box to create music… Limitations & “Rules” need not apply. Thanks though…@anthonydmusic @donategabriel @victorskeleton #ilkacortes #music #songwriters #musicmutts #lifeisshort #followyourbliss #bebrave #behappy #beyou #courage #thegoodfight #musicians #music #localartists #fortheloveofmusic

I will continue to think outside the box to create music… Limitations & “Rules” need not apply. Thanks though…@anthonydmusic @donategabriel @victorskeleton #ilkacortes #music #songwriters #musicmutts #lifeisshort #followyourbliss #bebrave #behappy #beyou #courage #thegoodfight #musicians #music #localartists #fortheloveofmusic

I love waking up like this!!! Little guy sitting on my chest waiting for snuggles ❀😊Good Morning Folks! Rumor has it today is a Venti Coffee day…β˜•#ilkacortes #coffee #imabeaner #goodmorning #lifeisshort #followyourbliss #bebrave #behappy #beyou #dogs #longhairedchi #snuggles #pets #love

I love waking up like this!!! Little guy sitting on my chest waiting for snuggles ❀😊Good Morning Folks! Rumor has it today is a Venti Coffee day…β˜•#ilkacortes #coffee #imabeaner #goodmorning #lifeisshort #followyourbliss #bebrave #behappy #beyou #dogs #longhairedchi #snuggles #pets #love

#Goodnight

#Goodnight

Traveling on a Mimosa Flight πŸ’›πŸ‘°πŸ‘―πŸ‘­#ilkacortes #weho #mimosa #love #weddings #bffs #eastcoastgirls #westcoastworld #sundayfunday #toast #bffs

Traveling on a Mimosa Flight πŸ’›πŸ‘°πŸ‘―πŸ‘­#ilkacortes #weho #mimosa #love #weddings #bffs #eastcoastgirls #westcoastworld #sundayfunday #toast #bffs

I found my fave knit top in storage & I had to pull it out! It’s so Mexican & fun! #ilkacortes #ilovemyponcho #mexicana #summer #sundayfunday #pink #fun #carolinagirl #californiaworld #curlygirly #love #lifeisshort #bebrave #behappy #beyou

I found my fave knit top in storage & I had to pull it out! It’s so Mexican & fun! #ilkacortes #ilovemyponcho #mexicana #summer #sundayfunday #pink #fun #carolinagirl #californiaworld #curlygirly #love #lifeisshort #bebrave #behappy #beyou

West Hollywood πŸ’›#ilkacortes #weddings #bridesmaids #bridetobe #friends #bffs #lifeisshort #breaktherules #nature #trees #weho

West Hollywood πŸ’›#ilkacortes #weddings #bridesmaids #bridetobe #friends #bffs #lifeisshort #breaktherules #nature #trees #weho

Cut off & still cute! I 😍this chick @chrissymaron #ilkacortes #bridesmaids #friends #love #friends #lifeisshort #breaktherules #bebrave #behappy #beyou

Cut off & still cute! I 😍this chick @chrissymaron #ilkacortes #bridesmaids #friends #love #friends #lifeisshort #breaktherules #bebrave #behappy #beyou

Contraband! “No alcohol allowed.” @powers526 & I begged to differ #ilkacortes #boozybridesmaids #weddings #sundayfunday #love #bffs #bridetobe #lifeisshort #breaktherules

Contraband! “No alcohol allowed.” @powers526 & I begged to differ #ilkacortes #boozybridesmaids #weddings #sundayfunday #love #bffs #bridetobe #lifeisshort #breaktherules