Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Birthday drawing

Hi Everyone! It is my birthday. I was really hatched from some type of now extinct egg a few million decades ago, and then yes, I was bitten by a vampire. I do live at night, and I wander the streets looking for rats. I'm posting the other drawing I started last week, but I've been a slacker and I haven't finished it yet. I really want to get back to my Modern Expressionism acrylic painting series. I have visualized some new paintings I can't wait to complete. Some of my new Modern Expressionism series and my Modern Surrealism series painting are still hanging at Couth Buzzard Books in Greenwood. If you get a chance check out the store.
If you get a chance, check out my new music site at Reverbnation.
If you want to give me a present you can buy a .99 song. : ) Thank you!
I've linked my Have a Nice Day! song to this posting.
I'll be playing with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding at the Rim Rock in Lake City Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and The Lighthouse in Des Moines on Sunday. I'm off to teach some lessons and wander the streets. Love, Laurie xxoo

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Piano Teacher

Hi Everyone! I started this drawing - Piano Teacher- earlier this week. I was hoping to complete it (not quite) and enter it into the Edmonds Art Festival (which I did anyway - incomplete and all). Speaking of art, my art is still part of the group show at Couth Buzzard books in Greenwood. I have cards and my art on sale there. Take a look if you get a chance. I didn't have many spare hours to complete the Piano Teacher drawing, and I even drew (from 3 am - 5 am) after my Wednesday gig at the Rim Rock with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding. Bass wise I felt great at the gig, and I played a couple of solos I was happy with. I'm linking my Inanna's Dream song with this posting, since it as a solo piano piece it compliments the drawing. I recorded Inanna's Dream at a studio on an older grand piano in one take. I was still recovering from a car accident at the time I recorded this song, so at the beginning my left hand is a little weak. The song has seven movements. I hope to get a chance to record it again, and orchestrate it. I wrote the different parts at different times, usually when I was feeling intense emotions. Inanna is the Sumerian Goddess of love, war, sexual love, etc.
I'm very tired, so.... nighty night. xxoo

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Utterances of Blue

Hi Everyone! I know I've been slacking with my blog postings, but my body has been fighting allergies and fatigue. I played gigs last week with Tim Turner on Wednesday, and Granite Reign on Friday. I'm still preparing for my original music acoustic gigs, and I plan on booking gigs soon. I'm focusing this week on finishing a couple of drawings by Friday to enter into the Edmonds Arts Festival. My modern expressionism art is still part of a group show at Couth Buzzard Books . Check it out if you get a chance. My new art web site is finally in the process of being built. Yahoo! I can't wait. I'm really enjoying reading about the Expressionist and then channeling this style. Very soothing to my soul. I'll be at the Rim Rock in Lake City with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding again on Wednesday, so come on out and dance if you get a chance. My poem today was inspired by the word 'utterance' which was provided to me by my friend Carol. I've also linked my song 'Crawling' to this posting. Have a nice sunny day! xxoo

Utterance of blue
Utterances of blue
Falling over you
Time to break free
From the likes and dislikes of others
Time to be true
To your views
Changing the utterances of blue
With a new wind blowing through

Friday, April 8, 2011

Shoe For Nose

Hi Everyone! I'm feeling a bit tired because I'm still adjusting to the mid week gig where I don't get home till 3 am and I usually fall asleep around 5 am. It is an enjoyable gig though, and I'm playing with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding at the Rim Rock in Lake City. Currently I'm recovering my energy so that I can accomplish my new goals. I'm posting in this blog a quick pen and ink drawing, a quicky poem complimenting the drawing, and a link to Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No.3 (Orchestrated by Debussy).
Nighty night. xxoo Laurie

Shoe for a Nose
Shoe for a nose
Diamonds adorning my toes
Impatient for a change
Tired of the same

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yellow Candy

Hi Everyone! Yesterday was a very long day, running from teaching one lesson to another and then straight to a gig at The LIghthouse in Des Moines, WA with Tim Turner and Billy Spaulding. In so much as, I didn't have two seconds at home to write my poem, and I was way too brain dead at 3 am when I arrived home after my gig. Today, as in April 4th, since I haven't gone to sleep yet, is when my father passed away. I talked about him last year, but to quickly reiterate, he died at the age of 49 years young. He was an associate professor of sports medicine at Penn State and the president of the National Athletic Injuries Recording. This unrelated weird poem popped into my head this evening, and then I created this quick pastel to illustrate it. Really tired so off to bed. Nighty Night xxoo

Yellow Candy
Sucking on a piece of
yellow candy
Feeling the flavor
Coat my tongue
Wallowing in the sensation
Never wanting it to end

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Invisible Woman

Hi Everyone! Off to my gig. Another quick poem, and then I plan on painting and drawing all week long.

The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman
Standing in the middle of the street
Tears falling from her head to her feet
Wondering when this comedy will change
Bringing about relief from her pain

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool

Hi Everyone! I know it has been some time since I've posted once again. What can I say, work, work, work, till my fingers bleed.
I am finally hurdling over a few stumbling blocks - yeah! I still have a couple of marathons worth of change to complete, but at least I'm starting to crawl in some direction. April Fool's day, used to be the day that a trickster like me really created a chuckle for myself at the expense of others. Then my mother passed away on April 1st, and she got the last laugh - dang it! Okay,
I'm going to take the April - Poem a Day challenge, and I only have a couple of minutes till midnight. Here goes a quicky poem,
I promise to give myself more time to write in the future, and I will add an illustration - or art, and maybe music in the future too.

April Fool

Corn fields and clouds
I remember when I was four
starting out in the middle
of Indiana
Moving to the brown hills
of California when I was five
Back to Indiana when I was six
Once heading west to California
My dad was working on his Phd at Standford
That is the why to all of our early traversing
Back to Indiana
Then to Washington
Finally high school in Pennsylvania
And a college degree at Penn State
Back out to California
A degree in design from art school
Up to Washington to live with my mother
while I was a single musician artist mom
Mom passes away on April Fool's day
I'm dizzy. How about you?