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September Stuff

Greetings fellow creative cronies!!!

Here we are falling into October, wow!  Things have been busy enough at the clay studio that I have not taken any time to paint or draw (yet)…however I have been doing clay projects for a few commissions we have taken on.  One commission we may do is creating racing pigeon nest bowls.  Apparently prize racing pigeons are paired and the chicks go for $1500 a piece!  And nobody in the US is making these unglazed bowls, there is a place in the country where you can go pick them up, they won’t ship them.  Very strange business I am in!   Tomorrow we are hosting Dave Beaty again, teaching watercolor, I am very much looking forward to learning from him in a medium I am very unfamiliar with.  Including a photo of some in progress bowls for a commission including some intended for family heirlooms which makes me feel good.

I have been working on songs, and recording, doing a little here and there and getting to know some new software and decide which song or songs to record, and how. Lots of decisions to make and ear-practice to get to where I feel remotely capable!  The Monday Mash is going on Week 23 I believe this week, I am having the best fun arranging my set and executing the ‘show’.   Thanks to any of you who are able to view it!!   One more photo, from my early morning walk yesterday, really pretty weather this time of year here.

Here is hoping everyone is well and happy, enjoy every moment its really all we have, I am savoring this moment sharing my world with you all and it is a blessing I am very grateful for.  Please comment and share if you feel so compelled and soon new music  and art will be heading your way from an open heart!!

Hugs to all,

Mishy

 

 

 

 

September Scene

Greetings creative ones! (you don’t have to recognize it, I do!)

Well here we are in September and Mother Nature certainly has been needy of attention lately wow!  Makes our little microbursts here in the desert seem quite childish although they can get pretty drastic.  Prayers and all the support we can muster to help everyone get through rebuilding their homes and lives after the storms, it certainly puts things into perspective.

Teaching and managing the shop have been taking all my art energy the past couple weeks, it’s been super busy with classes and I am really enjoying the steady flow of new folks through the studio checking things out.  This week I am getting back to some painting and taking care of some clay projects that I have had ongoing, I will share those when they are at a point that they seem worthy.

I did manage to write a new song, a theme song for my weekly Monday facebook livestream, and when I debuted it this last Monday I teased that the lyrics would be in this blog post, so as I promised, below are the words to the new Mishy’s Mash theme song <3

Also sharing a video below with my friend Patty Arnold on flute,  Cary Kerstetter on bass and Yvonne Wan videotaping 🙂

Mishy’s Mash
Mishy’s gonna Mash
This fish gonna make her splash
Could be smooth could be slapdash
She gonna do the Mishy Mash

A jumbled assortment of odds and ends
Gathered assembly, melange of friends
Varied Collection topsy turvy grab bag
Hodgepodge mixture Salad zigzag

Mishy’s gonna Mash
This fish gonna make her splash
Could be smooth could be slapdash
She gonna do the Mishy Mash

Sweet sauce its a Potpourri
Mingle mangle in a Medley
Conglomeration  of Soul Stew
Helter skelter skewed view

Fishy splash, Mishy Mash, Wishy Dash, Squishy Thrash

Mishy’s gonna Mash
This fish gonna make her splash
Could be smooth could be slapdash
She gonna do the Mishy Mash

Being Crazy Isn’t Enough!

Thanks all and happy September, I will be visiting your email inbox again soon!

Love,

Mishy

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 Jabber

Hello Creative Cronies!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I have had some time in the pool with my grandkids and consuming water as much as I can manage!

With the big flower project finalized, I have moved on to making some big ‘platters’, to be hung as decorative wall art, they are a challenge but fun when they make it!

I wanted to share something that came out very much as I hoped, this is my sister Susie’s urn, I finally was able to finish <3

Our mini taste of pottery classes are super busy this summer, the wheel seems to be popular so we are getting lots of new traffic coming though the studio which is always fun and keeps me hopping.

Had a tire blowout about a week ago, check this out!

 

On the music side of life, I have chosen a few more of my original songs to create ‘scratch’ tracks and begin the process of recording, still working on the final mixed and mastered versions of the recorded ones.   I have made a decision to (finally) pursue some more opportunities to play my music ‘out’ in public, other than the clay studio and online.  I am going to be accepting bookings as I can fit it into my schedule, if anyone knows of an occasion that would be enhanced by live music or anyone looking for an act please send the information my way!

Including an impromptu performance of my original song “It’s All About the Color” written in February 2017.  Enjoy 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k72rneYVO4&t=14s

I hope everyone is having a wonderful July, I plan to send one more update before it’s over and I thank you for reading this far!!!

If you have not and would be so kind, I would so appreciate any signers up on my website email list at the top left of my site front page!  Love and Light to all <3

Hugs,

Mishy

June Juice

Bring on July!

Here we go into the heart of summer, when we embrace the heat here in the desert!  I wanted to write before June ended and update you all on my crazy progress here.

On the visual art side of life we are nearing the completion of our flower art walls and getting lots of great feedback.  The piggy was a big hit and will likely inspire more oversized banks to come!  Hoping to finalize the flowers this upcoming week and will be posting pictures as they add lighting to show them off even more.   The studio has been super busy this summer, it seems pottery is very popular when it gets hot outside.

The audio side of my life has been rather quiet due to being swamped with the visual stuff,  but I was able to sneak away and get back into the recording studio with a violinist who laid down some wonderful tracks, really making me feel like the icing on the cake, and the magic sprinkles too!  Now we will get to some serious mixing and mastering and get some new tracks ready to record, hooray!  I am including a short blurb of Suzanne warming up for  her part on Big Blue Sky, lovin’ all she did on all three tracks!

 

You will be hearing from me before mid-July again hopefully with some fun updates and new adventures!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Summer 2017, with few worries and many happinesses!

 

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May Musings

Greetings fellow earthlings!

I hope this finds everyone well, and enjoying Spring 2017.  Remember it is this moment right NOW that counts most!  Hugs!

Wow, so our pottery studio cleaning day turned into a week, and probably a month by the time things are really in place.  But the re-organization and purging of unnecessary ‘stuff’ is already amazing!  Kudos to all my studio members and our helpers I am eternally grateful.  We are continuing to create a space more easily navigated, cleaned and maintained and it is already showing!

Our latest adventure at Desert Dragon Pottery  was to fire our wood kiln for her third go-round!  This event happened the last weekend in May and was featured on livestream on facebook!  It started Friday and fired fifteen hours with constant attention and feeding fuel, quite an endeavor,  here are a couple of my personal favorites of mine that were submitted to the fire.

Lots going on in the studio this summer, a special class July 1 with Dave Beaty of Marvel Comics, drawing superheroes on coasters, mugs or plates, Summer Kids Camp, and some commissions keeping us hopping!

On the creative audio’lision’ side of life-

I was able to get into the recording studio and finalize all my ‘tracks’ for the current songs I am trying to get done.  I decided to ask a talented local musician lady Suzanne Lansford to add a violin track on two of them, so all should be finalized soon!  I have a goal to write a dozen songs in the next 90 days, planning on one per week and you all will be seeing this blog incoming twice a month now, I am stepping up my email game!!  And stay tuned for your very own free Mishy song coming to your email inbox SOON!  I have the track picked out and will be sharing it with everyone when I reach my first 100 subscribers (at 98 but 2 are me).  Stay tuned, you will probably be hearing from me very soon <3   Showing off my new guitar strap from Mother’s Day

 

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Hello World!

Mishy Katz is a singer, songwriter, musician and lover of all types of music, especially when enjoyed live and in person.
Mishy plays weekly, for fun, in her pottery studio in North Phoenix, with friends Cary Kerstetter and Vicki Lev, making up a trio called The Shards.
She also plays regularly on various online live music venues and at open mic and jam sessions in the Phoenix area, sometimes solo and sometimes with other musicians.
Currently she is writing songs, for licensing or custom creation, some of which she records and performs live at her shows.

Mishy’s style is eclectic and widely appealing, with a warm inviting vocal style and thoughtful accompaniment. Genres range from country, rock and roll, blues and jazz to folk, contemporary pop and standards Her music will elevate your spirit and invoke happiness.

If you are interested in booking Mishy Katz then please reach out using our contact page.