Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I hope your summer is going well! : )
Video shoot/party for 'Boring' dance remix (here is a sample of the song)
Boring - Dance Remix August 23 - email me - firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Progress is being made on the CD. Here is a clip of the Beautiful Piano/Cello song- Featuring Rachael Beaver playing the cello. This song will start the CD - 'Rising to Live' - Piano/Cello - Rise to Live
Slow but steady.
I had a couple of obstacles to overcome these past few months (illnesses, injuries, and my internal hard drive died), but I'm currently in less pain.
I'm shooting for a release date this Fall/Winter 2014.
I have another studio date scheduled for the end of August, so after that I'll be better able to estimate the completion date. I will be releasing the songs as digital downloads individually too - starting with the
'Boring' dance remix by Teal Douville.
Good News! The 'I Like You' remix of my song - again by Teal Douville placed as a Finalist (top 5) in the Dance category in the Song of the Year contest!
I've also updated my Art website - www.lauriemillermodernart.com which includes the Rain Painting series - money from the funding went towards the Rain Paintings. It costs a lot for canvases and paint. Rain paintings use a lot of acrylic paint - a lot of paint is washed away - : )
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, and if anyone would like to Give - for the final recording sessions and CD printing - it is greatly appreciated : )
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far for their kindness and support!
I'll talk to you soon!
Monday, June 30, 2014
Laurie Miller's Artistic Life: Beautiful Rain Paintings!: Good morning! I'm still getting familiar with the new Blogger format since Google has now taken over Blogger. I'm still le...
If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know. I guess Google is also taking over Youtube. Baaahaahaa! Soon they will own the world! It makes you wonder about our government's non-monopoly laws? Hmmm!
I'm going to take a second here to reintroduce myself and to tell you what I'm currently working on.
I am a Fine Artist (I have a BFA in Design from CCA), a Recording Artist (5 CDs Published), a Professional Musician (25 years or more playing paid bass gigs/tours), and a Business Owner (Private Music Teaching Lessons - I teach: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Voice). Currently I finished a new series of 'Rain Paintings' in April, which turned out beautiful!
'Rain Paintings' - My 'Rain Paintings' take a little over a month to manifest. They are created with the help of 'Mother Nature'. I reapplied acrylic paint about 10 different times over a six week time period to canvases that were laid flat on the cement area in the back of my house. During this time period from March through April 2014, here in the Seattle area we received an enormous amount of rain. Several times after I applied new paint a downpour would occur and wash all the new paint away. Arrgh, back to square one!
It was exciting to peer out the glass of my back door, when it was raining, to see how the paintings were evolving. My son created this youtube slide show for me which features a section from my solo piano song, Inanna's Dream. 'Rain Paintings' - Youtube.
Michael, my son, and I are also working on editing a documentary short video which shows me creating my rain paintings.
I'm offering 10% off all of my art till the end of August.
I'm thinking of having a Jam/Art open studio party August 23rd. Let me know what you think?
Thanks again for reading, looking and listening, and ignoring grammatical errors since I can't see clearly in the mornings (or any other time really - lol).
Have a nice day!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
One huge motivating factor for posting to my blog again is Facebook, where I was posting weekly, removed six months of my postings for every year I've been on Facebook without notifying me. Gone. Everything I thought about and shared was wiped out and gone! Like a bomb wiping out a city. A part of my history is now gone. Oh well, I'm now a forward marching soldier into the world of blogging. Even though my blog says I have 38 followers, it seems now that my blog is Google hosted, none of my followers receive my notifications when I post. So I guess for now, until I figure out how to relink to my followers and to find other places to post, this blog will be my personal journal. Kind of cool! I hope I don't rant and rave and spill too many beans. Lol!
Okay, what is currently happening with me? I'm finally feeling better, and yes I have a smile on my face. I have been fighting an intestinal bug for a couple of months now. I was waking up with horrible intestinal cramping and then severe diarrhea. I would have to take four Imodium Ads in the morning to make it through my music teaching day, or to make it through my recording sessions in April, and even to make it through the conference I attended in LA, and then I would collapse at night. It has made a huge dent in my energy level and in my ability to get things done. So, yeah, I'm glad to finally be feeling better. Now I have a ton of house cleaning and organizing, business, music business, art business, and social media to complete.
My drawing, 'Christmas Dance', will be exhibited this coming weekend at the Juried Gallery of the Edmonds Arts Festival. It is for Sale! Yahoo!
I'm getting ready to finish and release a new CD - I love my new tracks - they are the best ever!
I'm also planning on submitting for new gallery shows with my beautiful new 'Rain Painting' series, and finishing the documentary film associated with the 'Rain Paintings'.
You can view my art at my art site: www.lauriemillermodernart.com.
Thank you for looking and reading, and if anyone can tell me how to notify my followers or to link my postings, I would greatly appreciate it.