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Adios April!!

Hello friends and fellow creatives!!!

LOTS OF FUN NEWS TODAY!!!  Hooray!!

I am so excited I can hardly stand it =)  My very first release of a fully produced original Mishy song  is going to be available very soon, the release date has been set for May 6, 2018.   It will be available on all the streaming sites, itunes, spotify, amazon music, youtube music etc.     The title is Being Crazy Isn’t Enough and I’ve been posting some drips n drabs with my Dr Suess ramblings to   hopefully get some folks interested.  I will definitely share when May 6 comes, woot!!

In other ‘news’, I am going to begin sending my news from another source, to create a new, more efficient way to keep in touch with all of you, my treasured co-horts in this crazy game we call life.   I have been trying to figure out easy-peasy ways to focus my musical and art energies so that I can have more time to create and share with you-all and still pay the bills.  It is a tough balance, as we all know. The pottery studio and music energies are flowing strong in me and I feel like I am just where I am supposed to be and need to be steady and keep my head above water, lay back on the surface and float in the sun…. Wait..where am I again?  

Okay back to my point-  Soon you will be receiving an email from a different source, from Mishy’s Dragon Magic Newsletter   I will continue to share music and art updates regularly hoping to engage you and brighten your world as you brighten mine.   I hope you continue to open up these updates, I have plans to share ongoing workshops and musical offerings at Desert Dragon Pottery and the antics and musical capers I may happen to come up with.  The new newsletter will have a free gift with it (all current subscribers will get access and new signers’ up).  Target date to start the new newsletter will be May 6…with the original song release =)

Love and Creativity to All!!!

Go out and create, it’s good for you <3

Mishy

See you soon from my Dragon Magic Newsletter!!

April Alchemy

Greetings Groovy Groundbreakers!!

Happy April 2018 and I hope all of you are smiling as much as I am!  Lots of music, art and heart happening here at the ‘Dragon’ and at Mishy’s,   I love living a creative life, mindfully, it just opens up all sorts of possibilities and pathways that I did not even see before!

Desert Dragon is having a Big Art Sale this weekend, in hopes of clearing out all sorts of way-cool art we have to make room for making more.  Mother’s Day is soon so hopefully lots of wonderful offspring will be shopping for beautiful things for their Moms.  I have been digging through all sorts of storage boxes finding amazing beautiful treasures that I can’t keep hidden anymore.  More custom work orders have filtered in and it seems that may be a good direction for the shop to look for ongoing work and inspiration.  Summer is approaching so we are planning summer kids clay camp and our summer special for members and clay creatives.

My first full production of an original song  “Being Crazy isn’t Enough” is still in-progress, just about done with the recording stage and moving on to mixing and then mastering.  I am slow at the learning curve (as usual) but enjoying the challenge and taking baby steps to the completion, maybe by the end of this month if I can manage it! Once it’s completely finished I will be launching a release and starting to work on the next song for my upcoming EP (probably 2019 for that one)

I also wanted to announce that I will be switching this mailing list to a new platform to more efficiently reach all of you and continue this newsletter!   I have been using my wordpress website blog, but have been taking steps to switch to a better email list platform that will give me an easier time navigating and sharing with you all!  If you see an  incoming email that says “Mishy’s Magic Dragon Soup Newsletter” or something like that, as the sender, that would be me =)    Hoping to step up my game and soon gift a free mp3 to all who have signed up and who sign up in the future!!! I love my tribe, it’s so fun to be able to reach all of you and share the excitement and passion that fills my spirit!

Go out and create something!!! It’s good for you!  Hugs and lots of love,

Mishy

PS, including a link for fun from my very first Mishy Monday Mash April 24, 2017 on facebook-   Mishy’s Monday Mash I

Warning, it actually doesn’t start til 3:00….

March Mitzvah

Dearest Dreamers!

A Mitzvah in the Jewish religion is a good deed compelled by religious commandment.  Such duties can certainly be labors of love and I certainly was moved and inspired by the huge mitzvah enacted upon by our nations young people this past week, what an incredible show of strength and solidarity!  It gives me hope for our future and theirs.

March has flown by for me, seems like I need a do-over so I can get some things done I wanted to!!  I have returned to my recording venture with my fresh songs and attitude and will be committed to creating some finished recordings before the end of this year.    The songs I wrote in February are maturing nicely and one will make it to the EP if plans remain the same as they are presently!

I have done a few livestreams making large bowls and recently returned to making some small musically related sculptures for myself and my sanity.  The studio action is picking up for our summer season (always hot), classes are busy and new members have joined our tribe at Desert Dragon.

As always I urge you all to go create something, anything for therapy, indulgence, respite or solace, it’s an amazing thing!  Closing with a picture taken of me today, typically goofy-  Love you all!!! <3  Mishy

 

March Minutes

Hello New Friends and Old!  I love you all and am so happy to be here connecting and sharing music and art.    I find the act of creating something (anything) is a necessary nutrient for me in life, and sharing the process is equally or even more rewarding.  I highly recommend both to anyone looking for something to complete their life.

I am knee deep in recording, taking steps to immerse totally and get an EP recorded by the end of this year.  I have chosen six songs to focus on and finish and working on the theme, cover and all the endless details to design the CD I intend to create.  I also will be sharing a free mp3 recording very soon to all my email list subscribers, by the end of April (that’s YOU guys!)

Making more big bowls for a commission, and have been doing some livestreaming on facebook showing the throwing process, which makes me be a bit more conscientious since I am on display while working the clay, interesting mental exercise for sure.  You can see those at this link if you click on ‘videos’    http://www.facebook.com/DesertDragonPottery 

I will be livestreaming more music and art, having way too much fun with the feedback and inspiration it provides, if anyone on this list would like to see it happen on youtube, or another website outside of facebook, please message me or comment, I have been thinking of widening my broadcasting for non-facebook folks!

Meanwhile, have a magical March, I will be back before the end of it with more fun and remember…   Express yourself!!! Don’t Hold Back!!

Love to all!!! <3

Mishy

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http://www.youtube.com/MishyKatz

http://www.facebook.com/MishyKatz

http://www.patreon.com/MishyKatz

February Fineries

Hello  Fine Friends!

February is flying by and I have not quite met my goal of writing a song-a-day, but I am almost at 15 for the month (so far) and hoping for at least a couple more before month’s end.  With everything else keeping up with the day-to-day and life’s crazies I am pretty happy with what I have gotten done and hoping for some fun things to share soon!

I had my sixtieth birthday and celebrated by having a photo session with my grandkids, here are a couple cute pics that came of that-

( I noticed that in some emails the photos do not send, if you cannot see them and you want to, click over to the site and you can see them there)

 

On the clay side of life we have a woodfire going this week with the first batch of thirty large tiles we have commissioned for a hospital in Yuma, it will be exciting to see how those turn out.  I think this is Puff’s sixth firing, so good to see her getting fired and turning out beautiful artwork!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your February (not much left!)  I will be trying to spin out a couple more tunes and looking forward to sharing with you at our next connection!!

I really mean this when I say I love you all and hope for peace and prosperity for every one of us!  Love is really all we have and I intend to nurture as much as I possibly can in the time I have here.    Hugs and more hugs!

Mishy

PS  If you have not please consider signing up on my blog mailing list top left of this link-  http://mishykatz.com

 

February Fancies

Hello Friends, Family and Fans!!

I am having a fabulous February, writing songs like a mad-woman, I am already at 12 in progress.  This includes my first jazz tune, and my first co-written tune (also jazz), both of which I am very excited about.  So humbling to be amongst so many amazingly talented musicians and songwriters in the FAWM family.

I was so thrilled to see my numbers increase after that month of posting daily, I am going to put a free mp3  out for everyone on my blog list and to new signers up here.  I am working on recording something suitable and will plan on having it up here by the end of this month.

Working on a couple commissions in the clay world, some vases and bowls, I will share some of those in process soon, as I intend to get back to sharing more on a semi-daily basis.  Some livestreams for sure, I really love that interaction and excitement!  I have a hankering to do some more drawing and painting soon too, so who knows where that will lead.  Songwriting is definitely  commandeering most of my attention and focus until March 1, gotta take advantage of the energy!  In closing, I am going to share the lyrics to one of my new songs, this is Butterfingers 🙂

Butterfingers  copyright Mishy Katz 2018
When my favorite coffee mug went crashing to the floor
In that split moment, my treasure was no more

Butterfingers  Butterfingers  Hang on tight if you can                                 Keep it close Mind yourself or it slips right through your hands

Time may feels its dragging    Especially when we’re young                              When….all of a sudden,   Our songs can feel unsung

Treasures Time Love and Dreams Here and gone so quick it seems

Love is Never Ending  So it feels at first                                                                          Suddenly you look to find that bubble it has burst

Butterfingers  Butterfingers  Hang on tight if you can                                 Keep it close Mind yourself or it slips right through your hands

Dreams can call your name Invade your every thought                   Suddenly they fade away Hard lessons we are taught

Butterfingers  Butterfingers  Hang on tight if you can                                 Keep it close Mind yourself or it slips right through your hands

January Jabber

Hello Fellow Creative Beings!!!

I hope your spirit and your life and your atmosphere are joyful and uplifting, enjoy every moment because its really all you’ve got.  I have been completely enjoying and engaged in sharing my creativity online this month, in a more continuous, consistent and organised manner, taking part in a really fun challenge offered by Bob Baker at www.bobbaker.com

In the course of stepping up to the challenge, I have done ten days of sharing songwriting, with my fans, livestreaming most days on Facebook, then ten days of drawing and painting, again, livestreaming along with some sharing of photos and text.  Currently I am finishing up the challenge with ten days of presentations regarding pottery and my experiences with it.  I am really enjoying the work that has come out of these ‘sharings’, and the connection and response it has earned me from friends and fans, very rewarding.

Here are photos of some of the drawings/paintings-

 

 

I am so grateful for all of my fans, and friends, near and far and consider us all a part of the human family, brothers, sisters and that annoying cousin!

My next adventure I am taking on is the month of February is set aside to write fourteen songs, minimum, with a group of crazy songwriters at a site  http://www.fawm.org 

known as FAWM it’s just another self challenge and incredibly fun and inspiring, this is my second year and I am sure I will be sharing new songs with you soon!!  I have new toys to use in my recording and my songs and I am completely set to get ready, set and GO!

I really do love you all and hope everyone out there is having a wonderful January.  February is my favorite, I will be sending a note again soon!!  Go forth and create, it’s fun and therapeutic!! XO

Mishy

 

January Jewels

Happy New Year!!   Here it is, always a relief to get past the holiday craziness and settle into a brand new year with reflection and anticipation  creating a tasty stew of Here We Go.

I am beginning the year with a special project I have taken on with a bunch of fellow artists and creators, a 30 day challenge to post something creative every day, without fail.  My platform is facebook and the livestream posts will be called “A Month of Magical Mishy Moments”, and include three ten day sets of videos on separate creative endeavors.  First ten days- Songwriting from Idea to Recording  Second ten days-  Making a Series of Teapots  Third ten days-  Drawing/Painting a Series from an Idea or Photograph.   Part of the fun of livestream is the immediate and interactive nature so please join me and share the process intimately and informally along with other creative creatures.  Another part of the excitement and motivation is that I am sharing the adventure with a bunch of other artsy folks who are doing the same thing in their internet world, in a joint attempt to amp up our individual and mutual sharing of what we do.  Day One and I am completely enthralled.  If you can’t join me live, I will be posting the videos on my personal facebook page for future viewing and response.      Today was so much fun, I definitely feel like it’s going to be quite a ride!

My video was all pixillated, hope to be fixing that issue before tomorrow’s broadcast!

A Month of Magical Mishy Moments Episode I

I think part of what I do best in life is being a creative catalyst…Do it!!  I will be posting again soon, hope to see you for some of my month of sharing!

Hugs and New Year Blessings,

Mishy

December Designs

Here it is…the end is near!!! Say your goodbyes to 2017 and greet the New Year with a smile in your heart and creativity in your spirit!!!

I mean that, with everything that is me and the blessings that surround me.   Despite a very strange mixture of happenings, I have had a wonderful holiday season surrounded by loving family and friends, filled with celebrations of good food, a roof over my head, and creative work to do.  

I hope for everyone the same, warmth, joy and plenty.

I plan to begin the new year with some art adventures I will be sharing with you all, on a daily basis beginning January 3 (you are gonna get plenty of Mishy).  Musical and Visual art will be included and possibly some new creative ventures that I have not even thought of yet!  Video, livestream, audio files, photographs …all may be a part of this.  Then, in February, I plan to take part in my second annual February Album Writing Month adventure, with the intention of using my idea to write a Blues Rock Opera based on Pottery as a Metaphor for Life.  More on that later.

Recording took a backseat while I recuperated from whatever bug it was that decided it needed to visit me.  I am finally feeling the potential to actually sing a decent track on my current original project so I will be getting back to that with the upcoming weeks.  Rest and getting through the holiday was of the highest priority and it seems that success has been had!  The holidays are just about over and so is this unwanted flu bug.

I hope you are able to watch the Mishy Monday Mash, it is something I enjoy putting together every week, then going with the flow and the MishMash potpourri.  Entirely enjoyable having the ability to interact while performing and get immediate feedback, I really like that aspect.  To see past Mashes (36 weeks worth) visit

http://www.facebook.com/MishyKatz 

With that I am going to leave you, for the remainder of 2017 I intend to keep an even keel, not allow the waves of life to overwhelm me and be grateful for every crazy moment!!   I want to send out vibes of peace, love and abundance for all.  Go out and create!!

Love to All,

Mishy