My original music set to this video of our Christmas Village. Howard put in long hours getting this up and ready for me to decorate today. I am thrilled to get this finished up today.
So much labor but worth it in my opinion. I love having a Christmas Village to admire. I didn’t grow up with fancy Christmas decor. We were very basic and simple. Christmas was low key as I grew up. For whatever reason, my husband dreams big. He’s very good at artist creation and will spend hours perfecting whatever it is he wants to create. He’s been burnt out this year but did a fabulous job on this piece of Christmas.
I created the backyard decor lol…
Now for the baking and homemade goodie giving…
I hope you are enjoying the wonderful spirit of Christmas!
Christmas is emerging and along with the decorations, a small intro came to mind as I sat at my keys a Tuesday…
50 seconds of a Holiday inspired melody…
I so enjoy writing songs! Even if they fall on deaf ears. It is a rarity that anyone takes the time to listen to my originals. The majority of plays that I get on my channels are of my Supertramp covers. I get many views on a daily basis of those! Other popular retro cover songs as well, daily. Originals, are tricky to promote. I have yet to figure out the magic formula.
Here is my growing catalog of “Originals”. If I’m honest, I am proud of these! I like them and they hold a special place in my heart. I am always hopeful that something great will come from this energy and creativity. I’ve learned to overcome the disappointment that results from not being well received after I cast them into the sea of YouTube and SoundCloud… I come up empty and sad but then I realize, it’s the process that is the hook. Not the outcome. The creating, the thrill of the process is what I enjoy personally.
I would love to have these songs heard and enjoyed but the reality is, it’s a personal journey for me and if others don’t enjoy or get my music, it’s meh…
For Real One Night
Eye On The Prize
Lost In The Game
Something More Than Nothing contrabass
Face To Face
Something More Than Nothing
These are my babies… all songwriters must feel this way. They are insanely personal. My hope is that others will like them. Of course, I realize they aren’t mainstream.
Meanwhile, Real life marches on. Meals to cook, kids to oversee and a cat litter box all call to me. The endless revolving chores that are my life, beckon my attention. Have an exceptional day!!!!
This is a current 1st grade homework assignment that Amelia and I just finished. We had fun putting this together. I hope her teacher will like it.
I spent the morning on my original music! Tightening it up and daydreaming of actually professionally recording this. I have a whole vision for an album. How I wish I could record an album! Oh what an amazing dream come true that would be! Wow! Anyway, if you are interested, check out my SoundCloud Channel!
Here are the links to my uploads for today
I Want This Night To Last Forever
The Queen Of Something More
I had a great day with a ton of creative energy. Yesterday, I recorded this video together for my YouTube channel.
Nous Vivons Ensemble written by Gordon Lightfoot
This video, carries a message and tidings for a wonderful Thanksgiving to all of you. Those of you who support and acknowledge my creative endeavors, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Wishing you a wonderful, happy and healthy fun celebration! Enjoy a peaceful holiday!
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It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown theme song (My Cover)
I so enjoy this holiday. I have really had fun making videos, baking and decorating this year.
The video footage was taken at my Amelia’s school Pumpkin Walk celebration. She had a great time showing us all of the pumpkins and, dancing.
Tomorrow is Halloween and this year she is “Tinkerbell “.
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Bye Bye Love Moving In Stereo written by The Cars my cover
I have been crazy busy but I did take some time to play and have a little fun yesterday. When I revisit these covers, I get a chance to look into the genius that these songs were at inception. The percussion was really the best asset this band had going for them. That and quirky but insightful Ric Ocasek! Benjamin Orr had a true and great voice. The lyrics were a lot of nonsense but an art form nonetheless! They all were quirky but very talented. All together, they were brilliant. I absolutely love The Cars! I have every album they put out. I studied their work through and through. This cover is from my keyboard vantage point. It needs percussion and bass, guitar and synthesized grandure lol. Maybe even better vocals…I suppose a good place to get some help with this would be in Bandhub.
I did however, so enjoy myself with this. I laughed out loud because it was so much fun and I felt silly attempting it but, I did. Not my usual kind of cover although I’m an odd duck… My eclectic taste would maybe surprise you.
I have attempted to cover many genres. I have yet to cover any country songs. That may be my next venture.
I so enjoyed getting lost for awhile. My kind of Calgon, take me away!
Oh by the way, check out this sweet potato! It wants to grow so I’m going to plant it in the dirt for kicks to see what happens!
I enjoy baking but I understand that I’m not a great cake decorator! I try to plan fun cakes that require very little expertise lol. Even I couldn’t mess this one up, much… I bought a lot of ingredients and adornments to decorate this cake. A successful outcome? I am a very busy Gram because I’m still Mom to two kids as well. A full time homemaker, who somehow is always pressed for time. Never a dull moment around here and I’m never bored. I always find plenty to do. I however, have a desire to try to bake /make pretty cakes for Birthdays. Todays effort, pretty much took my day!
It is still hot here in Phoenix! I would work awhile on this cake and then, have to put it in the freezer between stages to keep it from melting!
Kadee, is turning 6 this year. I have chosen Sofia The First and her pal Skye, to adorn my cake. I really like to use figurines and candies to decorate cakes especially for the kids. Figurines become cake toppers and then, little gifts to play with and remember the celebration.I cooled these layers in my freezer for a few hours. I cut the biggest cake into two layers for a four layer cake. I added 1/2 rainbow sprinkles to my batter. She asked for a colorful sprinkle cake…
I filled and built my layers…then, dirty iced my cake…
Decorated with the things in the previous pics that I selected for the cake…
My finished “Sofia The First”, cake. I do hope that Kadee Lynne likes it!
Kadee is a sweetie attending kindergarten.
Have a wonderful evening!
I had fun creating this video via iMovie. I’m just now starting to get the hang of editing and creating using iMovie. If you listen closely, you can hear coyotes off in the distance from my backyard. I enjoy listening to them howl on Fall evenings from the comfort of my patio. It seems the are easily worked up when the nights become cooler. Also very prevelant this time of year are the javelinas that come out and eat all of you flowering plants. Knock over trash and just become a nuisance! The Phoenix desert is an interesting place to live. Plenty of critters and not so nice Halloween type of frights! For instance this one last week! Lucky I didn’t use my sustain pedal while this creature laid in wait of my foot… ugh!
🦂Not impressed with this guy. He is now deceased along with my broom…