Greetings Partners in Art!!!
I hope your October has been going well, Halloween is here and it’s time to think harvest! I have always loved this time of year, dressing up and celebrating family, gatherings and feasts, and winding down the year with our holiday season. The studio gets pretty busy so it’s always a relief when the New Year rolls in and gives us a little breather! It is time to start planning our holiday open house and studio activity schedule for the season.
On the art side of life I have been playing around with watercolors, for the first time really, although I have done some watercolor pencil painting/drawing and graphite wash. I have lots of pretty sky pictures I have shot from my walks or my property and chose one of those to start with. Here is the photograph and a photograph of my very primitive watercolor, as I post this I can see I need to add more intense tone to get closer to this in color and contrast. Always like learning new mediums and applying what I know from past use of other mediums. Even going from art to music!
On the music side of life I have been working on my recording and plugging away at learning midi recording and editing and just starting to do some audio recording I am happy with. Once I get something to share you all will be the first to hear!!! The closer I get to it the more fun it is and less frustrating and annoying, haha. Sometimes the learning curve is more of a mountain for me.
Happy Halloween to everyone, may the spirits of love and joy and happiness visit you and never leave!
Yours in creativity,
Hello Fellow Creative Creatures!!!
Always good to reach out to you my friends and share what is going on in my world with art and music. I have always been a ‘natural networker’ (social butterfly) and this venue is comfortable and seems to work for the connection! Thanks for hanging out and hanging in!
A good testament to my aim to combine my clay and my music, I have been making pottery mugs for various friends around the world, some are on this mailing list and sending them as gifts for the joy they give me always being so receptive to hearing me fumble through live playing and share what I love most with those who might like it too. I sent one to Bulgaria (hi Lily!) recently, it’s not arrived yet, and sending another to Canada soon (hi Lu!) Very fun to have that connection and thank you always for being open to listening! Also working on several ongoing commissions and the busy shop, livestreaming classes occasionally and getting into the busy season for the holidays. Pictured below a couple pieces from my four year old grandson, the one on the right is unfired, a dragon and his water bowl, on the right the glazed one is a collaboration with his eight year old girl cousin, she told me asked her to make his volcano into a ‘saber tooth volcano’, and this is the result <3
I have been working on recording, moving along and becoming more confident that I can actually pull it off, only time will tell! By this time next month I am hoping to have a finished recording. Meanwhile I went to an open mic and you may have seen this on facebook but this is a live performance at open mic of the song I am working – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOqiwydrytE
I was not able to embed the video last time so going to try a link this time, if it’s blank just click over to the website and you can see it there. Please post a comment if you feel so inclined so I know you are reading this and thank you again for being a part of this little tribe.
Everyone take your October Opportunities!!! I love Halloween and Thanksgiving always such fun holidays and good eating. Be mindful, enjoy every moment with love and awareness of the good!