August Again

Hello Art Allies!!!

This may or may not reach you in August, the mysteries of the cyber time stamp sometimes still surprise me at times.

I was able to spend time enjoying family and music while on my travels, and returned home to a frenzy of catch-up on  studio happenings.  It was important for me to go but also a crazy-busy time for the shop without me!  I am compelled to get back to some drawing and painting but have not had the chance yet, and looking forward to doing some large bowls for commissions I took on, after I finish the big colorful 3- bowl order.   What with travel fatigue and kiln- issues those have taken me longer than anticipated, but they are super cool and I will share photos when I get them!

On the Music side of life, I really had so much fun jamming with my sister’s family and sharing my music with them.  So rewarding and makes it all worthwhile.  I have a renewed resolve to get back to some recording and writing, now is the time!!   I want to get this message out before August gets completely away from me (it’s 2pm 8/31 here now)…You will be hearing from me mid-September again with whatever is new and worthy of note in my mind =)

Go forth and Create!!! It’s so much fun!!

 

 

August Aways

Hello my friends and fellow art and music aficionados!

I am currently in Arkansas enjoying some time with my sister’s family and seeing my mom and brother.  Sure is green here and wet…=)

I had planned to try to send this out a few days ago but travel and family visiting took precedence.  Amidst all the angst, chaos and instability of our world, it is nice to find my center, with the people I come from.  Nothing like good family to give one perspective and strength, I am so grateful for mine.

I was compelled to do a couple larger canvases using acrylic paints, something I have never really worked in before, the first one a flower theme, the second a music theme.  Including some photos of a pastel sketch, a watercolor pencil sketch and the latest version of the biggest canvas.  I am finding it intriguing to explore color and shape in a new medium.

 

Canvas is 24×36″

Spending some quality music time while I am visiting here,  the universal language, had a fun jam last night and hoping for more before I have to go back to my real world.    I have been soaking up more recording, mixing and mastering information from books and online and writing some new songs recently, can’t seem to get enough of all that stuff.  When I return to Phoenix I am planning to get back more into my recording project with a goal of finishing a Mishy “EP” by mid 2018, maybe sooner.  I am going to share the lyrics of my newest song titled The Road Will Come to You inspired by my gravel road being paved in asphalt.  I have lived here since 1994 and it will take me awhile before I am used to the change!!!

If the world around you is crumbling
Everything falling into a heap
You have no idea what you can do
Only time with no fear when you sleep

sit tight
hang on to the light
stay your own sweet self
wait and see whats your next cue

If your loved one is having to suffer
All you can do is hold on to their hand
Spirit flames as you give what you can
Glowing strong helping them make their stand

Do your Best
Life will do the rest
Put hate up on the shelf
and the road will come to you
The Road will Come to You

If your hopes and dreams seem so far
Desperation too close a friend
Remember there’s always more time
Right up until the bitter end

Just keep taking those steps, one foot in front of the next
Lift your eyes to the sky remembering how you are blessed

If the world around you is crumbling
Everything falling into a heap
You have no idea what you can do
Only time with no fear when you sleep

sit tight
hang on to the light
stay your own sweet self
wait and see whats your next cue
Do your Best
Life will do the rest
Put hate up on the shelf
and the road will come to you
The Road will Come to You

Here is hope that everyone reading this is healthy, happy, prosperous and peaceful, and that our world is going to straighten out soon or at the very least start pushing for good and love,  and against hate, injustice and evil!

Love to all <3  You will hear from me again soon!!

July Jazz

One last post before the month ends!!!  I hope you all have had a wonderful July,  hard to believe it’s gone already.  Life, music and art march on…

Studio is still hopping with lots of newbies trying our mini taste of pottery.  I have been teaching a bit this summer while our regular teachers are out of town, it’s always fun to get my hand back in with the wheel students but it’s a lot of work too!   Have had some time with all three grandkids this month, while school is out, here is a shot of my 8 year old granddaughter, last week, vying for the teaching position here-

Had great fun today jamming with a friend Matthew Crow, a talented trumpet player and musician and a dedicated dad.  Have plans to get back to recording after my trip to Arkansas, meanwhile I will be working on some ‘scratch’ tracks so I can be prepared, and arrangements in my head (or scratch).  Fun stuff!  Have been doing some additional livestreams on Tuesdays at our jam session along with my weekly Mishy’s Monday Mash at 9am MST (most weeks). Please join us or check them out on my facebook page (link is on the site up top).

Finally!  If you have not, please join the email list at www.mishykatz.com I would love to have you along with the tribe for the ride!!! <3    Hoping everyone ends July on a happy, healthy and high energy note!  Hugs and Good Wishes to All!!!

See you in a couple weeks!