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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’ 

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


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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!


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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

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 

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



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,


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 

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,


December Delights

Greetings Fellow Earth Beings!

Wow, here we are already halfway through this final month of 2017, preparing to bid adieu to the year.

I have had a pretty crazy couple weeks, making pottery, working the clay studio, writing music, recording music, watching grandkids, same old stuff but at a fairly intense pace just now!  The Patreon launch was fun and happily I got a couple patrons right off the first day (THANK YOU!  <3  You know who you are)….  It is motivation and inspiration and I am so very grateful!!

Finalized a pottery commission this week, and began work on a couple upcoming projects, mostly cleaning the studio up for our holiday open house and setting it up all purty.   We have our 19th Annual this year and as always we have live music, pottery demonstrations, games, great food and firespinning at dark!   Please join us if you can, it runs noon to 7pm this Sunday December 17, 2017.

Some of Mishy’s crazy clay creations-

This past week a  Christmas song started writing itself in my head when Hanukkah suddenly arrived and my brain switched, so I finished the Hanukkah song but the Christmas song is still in progress.  Sometimes they are just gifted from the creative pool flow!

Recording has been going really well for me, finally feel like I am getting a handle on the first stage (getting the sound onto digital), next is ‘mixing’ then ‘mastering’ once I finalize the ‘recording’ part.  I have most of it done and edited other than vocals.  Can’t wait to be ready to share it!!!  It certainly is a complicated, and intriguing process.  Less is more but I want more and more!!

Please post a comment, share and above all please create, it’s good for all of us!!

Be safe, be healthy, be joyous and above all be creative this season and all seasons!  Peace, prosperity, health and happiness to all!!

I will be posting again before 2018 arrives!  Enjoy the rest of this precious year, what little is left.  Love and Light,


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November Notes

Hello Fellow Creatives!! (you are and deep down inside you know it)

Here we are in the midst of the season of gratitude and mindfulness of blessings, I try to carry that feeling with me all the time, in honor of and consideration of how short life can be and how we need to appreciate every moment.

The big news on my mind today is this launching of my new Patreon site.  I have been creating various aspects of that site and figuring out ways to improve my presentation and ways to use the site.   It has turned out to be quite creatively compelling in and of itself!  I am almost ready to launch and very excited but I have a couple other things to finish up after I get this post sent, the plan is to get it out by noon.

My ever-active mind theater has been playing scenes of pottery ideas to me, with no time to work on them.  So I am documenting them in my long lists of ‘ideas to work on later’.  This happens a lot, the stuff piled around in my studio that looks like ‘mess’ is often a treasure trove of “OH YAH I wanted to TRY this!” when I finally get to sorting through it.  One of my favorite things about working in clay are the endless possibilities.  If my Patreon site gains contributions to my efforts, I will be putting a portion of it towards improvements in the studio  for my own work and class offerings for others to try their ideas too!

I have made good progress on my self-recording, getting much closer to something that sounds finished and feeling less frustrated, it is time consuming but compelling.  Tonight I return to Steampunk Audio Studio to mix down the stuff I recorded this past spring and talk about some future recording.  This EP may materialize yet!!  I have plenty of motivation and material, now to find the time…hopefully Patreon can help some with that by supplementing the never-ending overhead of life.

I will be sending out a Patreon launching email later on today, stay tuned and please visit it when it arrives and leave me feedback either there or here so I can improve it!!!  If you have not go to the left side of this screen and sign up for this blog so I can reach 100, I am ONE AWAY at this writing.   When that happens I will be emailing a free mp3 to the first 100 subscribers and thank you in advance!!!  I love every one of you and am so grateful for just the eyeballs reading this email and the companionship, friendship and feedback you have given me already.

Breathe, Smile , Enjoy, Live Good and Kind <3

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November Noise

Hello Creative Creatures!!

Here it is already past halfway through this month and coming up on the New Year!  I know…shhhh too soon!!

Holiday season brings many wonderful blessings, family gatherings, gifting, gratitude wonderful stuff!!  Desert Dragon Pottery has a Holiday Studio Open House we are planning and this year we hope to have an additional pottery/art sale and a yard sale trying to clear out and share our gifts with the world!

I have been making good progress on my recording, learning a lot from my class with Katie Heath

In fact, I was the lucky winner of a contest she held, and I won a $100 gift card to Sweetwater Music!!  I am still daydreaming about what I need, could be a mic-stand or a tablet holder, maybe some orchestra bell mallets, to shop!!

I made a big decision this past week, spurred on by a few  events that happened in my life that seemed to point me in a certain direction.  I am pursuing a “Patreon” account, which is explained at this link-

In setting up that account, I have done some great soul searching and brain storming and am working on a few aspects of the site that will be tailored to my Patreonic duty (haha).  I hope you will visit it , target date is November 30 to launch!