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 -  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 - 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!

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...

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 learning how to navigate this site, and from feedback from my "followers" listed on this site, none of them have been notified about my new postings. Great!  I'm still posting as a personal journal!
  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

Laurie Miller's Artistic Life: Art and Life!

Laurie Miller's Artistic Life: Art and Life!: Good morning everyone!  Even though I have sleep in my eyes and my thoughts are jumbled, if I don't post in the morning it never happ...