Friday, January 28, 2011

Orange Sunset

Hi everyone! I was feeling a bit under the weather today, so I only taught the after school keyboard class today. I'll keep this posting short and sweet. The youtube link - is in celebration of Mozart's birthday - January 27th, 1756 - Mozart Symphony #40 in G Minor, K 550 - 1. Molto Allegro
After having taken a brief walk around my neighborhood this evening, I was inspired to paint this sunset picture and write the poem below.
Nighty night. xxoo

Orange Sunset
Orange sunset
Dipping into the angry sea
What quixotic thoughts
Have you painted
Will they curve the corners of lips upward
Or leave hearts forlorn
Copyright 2011 - LAM

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Girl on a Towel

Hi everyone! It is so wonderful to have a few moments to breathe and think my own thoughts. Yahoo! I taught a few lessons today, and then I worked out some more. I'm getting back in shape, and when I set my mind on accomplishing a goal I usually achieve it. I also drew the layout for a new acrylic painting which is even larger in size than my previous paintings.
The picture with this posting is a quick oil pastel drawing a drew a couple of days ago, but I wrote the poem for it tonight.
I would have posted the picture sooner, but I misplaced it.
Sviatoslav Richter plays Beethoven Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 2, no. 1 (1/3) is linked to this posting. Nighty night. xxoo

Girl on a Towel
Girl on a towel
Working on erasing her scowl
By forgiving the thoughtless fowl
Who preyed upon her open wounds
Leaving her once more to swoon
At an invisible moon

Copyright 2011 - LAM

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Hi everyone! I completed another one of my Expressionist inspired acrylic paintings last night. I have my first weekend off from gigging in months, and I'm really pleased to have a chance to take care of myself. It has been overwhelming teaching during the day, gigging at night, taking care of my house/bills etc. by myself, fitting in a couple of hours to paint here and there, and barely sleeping (barely 2 - 3 hours of sleep per night). Hopefully life will get easier to where I can sleep maybe six hours per night and I can have more time to take care of myself. I'm off to teach! Have a nice day! xxoo I've linked Bizet, "Les Toreadors" Carmen Suite 1 to this posting.

Crawling to an unknown destination
Pulled by alien forces
Hoping that somewhere below
I can find an easy escape
To a new place
Ruled by a kinder queen
Copyright 2011 - LAM

Friday, January 14, 2011

Girl Holding Egg

Hi everyone! I'm seeing cross eyed right now due to the fact that I'm beyond exhausted. This morning I had my yearly female doctor appointment. I do not like waking up early in the day, it throws my entire rhythm off. I then taught an after school group keyboard class and a couple of private lessons. The acrylic painting that I created tonight probably was subconsciously influenced by today's doctor appointment. What do you think? Nighty night. xxooo
I've linked Franz Liszt - Liebestraum - Love Dream to this posting.

Girl Holding a Blue Egg

It is as it is
Sitting on a mound
The girl with a blue egg
Is attacked by
An undeserving bore
Disguised as a snake
Her red bird of dreams
Escapes unharmed
To live a little more

Copyright 2011 - LAM

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hungry Cat Mouse

Hola! I'm still recovering from my sleep deprived weekend, so if there are mistakes - oh well. Besides, I can barely see the computer screen anymore. Everything appears a little blurry, I'm legally blind, so it is difficult to edit my writing sometimes. Yes, I'm a blind artist. The painting I'm including in the post is a quick acrylic painting I created tonight. I'm still working on the other two paintings that I started last week. I may not get a break till Monday to finish them however. The music I've linked is: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor. Nighty night. xxoo

Hungry Cat Mouse
Hungry cat mouse
Traveling through grassy seas
Looking for something gooey to eat
Smelling the flavored water
Accepting a quenched thirst till more
Hungry cat mouse
Slinking off to plentiful shores

Copyright 2011 - LAM

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Walking Dog

Hi Everyone! Let's hear it for the Seahawks! The Seattle Seahawks' beat the New Orleans Saints 41-36. I know it has been a few days since I posted, but I've been adjusting to a new schedule. Also, I tried to finish a new expressionism influenced acrylic painting, however it may take another day or two to complete. This weekend found me back in the swing of teaching all day and gigging at night. I played Saturday night North of where I live, in Granite Falls, and there was six inches of snow on the roads after the gig. It was rather treacherous driving home due to the fallen trees on the main road, and I'm glad my friend Ginger was riding with me to help me spot them. In this blog posting the painting is a quick impressionistic style of acrylic painting. I've linked one of my favorite american composers to this posting too - Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring. Nighty night. xxoo

The Walking Dog

The walking dog
Looking for a maiden
Strolling the sunlit park
At noon on a Sunday
Confident in his search
That what will be will be
Admiring a few flowers
Gazing in peace

Copyright 2011 - LAM

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cat Scratch

Hi everyone! I taught lessons from noon - 6 pm, and then I played a gig (an hour drive from my house) down in Des Moines hosting a jam with at The LIghthouse with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding yesterday. I didn't make it back home, since the jam ran long, till 3 am. Ugh!
The Seahawks beat the Rams 16 to 6 yesterday. Yeah! The play off game is January 8th, Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints. I woke up early today to make steak and eggs for my son before he left back to Central University. I taught some lessons this afternoon, and I woke up from a nap a little bit ago to paint this small acrylic painting and write this poem. I'm really looking forward to some new adventures in 2011. Nighty night. xxoo

Cat scratch

Cat scratch
One more time
Meaning derived
From friction inside
Time away
Will repair
The sideways cuts
Growing length wise

Copyright 2011 - LAM

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year!

Hi everyone! I played a fun gig, ringing in the new year, last night with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding. Since I want to post this blog on 1/1/11, okay 2011, I shall post my poem and then add a little painting I'm currently finishing. Nighty night. xxoo

A New Year

A new year
To overcome our fears
Wiping away past tears
To disregard the sneers
Listening only to cheers
Creating new music for appreciative ears
Painting a new world to appear

Copyright 2011 - LAM