Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'Take My Hand' - Video

Good Morning!
I added a new video, 'Take My Hand' to Youtube this morning.  My son, Michael, produced and added his beautiful photography to the video.
'Take My Hand' is a romantic ballad I wrote a few years ago.  I first included a version of the
song on the Missing Children - 'Wants and Needs' CD.
This video includes the latest version of the song recorded in early 2000's and it is included on three of my CDs: 'Tall Tales', 'Fornicated Infinity', and 'I Like You'.
'Take My Hand' features a solo by Randy Hansen.

I you have a wonderful day, and that my video can bring some beauty to your world.
'Take My Hand' video.

Thank you for looking!  :  )



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Listen People

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Go Hawks! Super bowl 49 - 2015!

Seahawks Kitty

Hi everyone,

Super bowl Sunday is here!  The Seahawks are a contender for the win a second year in a row!
Way to go!

I have been busy working on the evolution of my 'Rain Paintings' for almost two years now.
I'm really happy with the way the latest series of 'Rain Paintings' turned out when I added mettalic gold paint in the mix.
When creating the Rain Paintings I love the random element which lends itself to the 'one of a kind'  unique quality of the abstract paintings.  Art is after all the cumulation of one's choices and decisions.  For the artist part in the creation of the Rain Paintings, I choose what colors to put on the canvases, when, how much paint, and how long to keep the canvases in the rain, etc.  The rain, or mother nature, adds another random factor of how much paint is washed off or lightly blended together.
I have also started to recycle Rain Paintings from previous series.  The recycling element is creating a very beautiful attractive layering effect to the paintings.

'Marshawn Lynch Skittles'  - 30" x 40"

The two Rain Paintings which I recycled from previous series and turned into 'Seahawks Paintings' are the 'Marshawn Lynch Skittles' painting 30" x 40", and the 'Go Hawks' painting 30" x 40".
With the 'Marshawn Lynch Skittles' painting I first added water balloons and fluorescent colors.  Then I added about 3 -4 more layers of paint, and finally I added colored puff balls and colored fuzzy sticks.
The 'Marshawn Lynch Skittles' painting has turned into a vibrant, fun, lively painting.

'Go Hawks' - 30" x 40"
The 'Go Hawks' painting was originally a drip painting from the second series.  I added Seahawks colors to the painting during the NFC Championship game.  I have added more Seahawks colors paint to the painting about six times, and I will add the final paint tomorrow during the Super bowl.
The 'Go Hawks' painting is looking beautiful!

I have decided to triple my original prices on both paintings if the Seahawks win the Super bowl,
and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a Women Against Domestic Violence cause.

Laurie Miller Art web site

Go Seahawks!!

Much love,

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Belated Happy New Year!

           As I said in the title of this blog,
"Happy New Year!"
I hope you, as in everyone, are having a great year so far.

I've been very busy that past few weeks creating a new series of 'Rain Paintings'.
They look beautiful, and I am having pictures taken of them on Sunday.
I will be sharing soon!

My throat is finally healing from the endoscopy procedure I had last fall.
They found numerous ulcers and diverticulitis.  It was debilitatingly painful.  I'm glad to be healing from all symptoms, so I can get back to finishing my new CD, 'Listen People'.
I posted on YouTube the inspiring, 'Listen People' song.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is upon us once more.
There is so much to be grateful for, and I pray for peace where there is currently turmoil.

The photo above is from the current 3rd series of 'Rain Paintings'. They are turning out nicely,
and maple leaves have found a new home on the canvases.
Here is a youtube link to the 1st series of 'Rain Paintings' accompanied with part of my Inanna's Dream solo piano song.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Laurie's Art
Laurie's Music

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jack Frost is Nipping at My Toes!

'Listen People' Cover Art
Hi everyone,

   It is getting cold outside, brrrrr!
I hope everyone is staying warm.
I'm recovering well from my medical problems this summer.
My throat is still healing from an endoscopy I had in September, but I'm confident I'll be able to sing and finish my new CD, 'Listen People', soon.

  In the meantime, I'm releasing the songs I recorded earlier this year as singles.
I've released  'Boring Remix' and 'Listen People' this past month!
Thank you to Sean Walker for producing and engineering this project, and to all of the musicians who have contributed their
talents so far.

'Listen People' has a positive message when makes you feel better to listen to it!

'Boring Remix' is a fun dance song!

  We are in the process of creating videos for all of my songs, and here is a video teaser for the 'Boring Remix' song.  Thank you Michael Wittenbrink for directing the videos.

  We are also continually updating my music web site - Laurie Miller Music.
If you get a chance, check it out!

 Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Beautiful Piano/Cello song - Rise to Live! and Boring -Dance Remix

Hi everyone,

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 - bassnlegs@aol.com  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!