Viewpoint and Appreciation

Viewpoint and appreciation

Imagine two lifelong friends, Bill and bob. They grew up together, shared many adventures and were as close as two men could be as true buddies, like brothers.  They bought houses next to each other and their kids played together.

One day Bill found a pebble lying in the grass alongside the sidewalk as he and Bob surveyed their newly mowed lawns.

Is Criticism Ever Really “Constructive?”

Is Criticism Ever Really “Constructive?”

With out having a solvable solution to the mistakes, criticisms make you feel less in control, keep you from performing at your best AND consequently, cause you to sing, speak and perform worse!

Criticism is about finding fault with someone. At Voicercise, we believe in building up an artist and helping them to expand their abilities so they can better perform in ways they can’t imagine.

Bob Dylan “Blowin’ In The Wind”

Here is a piece that was written by arguably the most influential poet of the late 20th Century. I used to perform it — a lot — in the late 60’s and 70’s. So simple. So powerful. So pertinent right now. It deals not just with war and social injustice. More importantly, it deals metaphorically with truth as an undeniable fundamental,

Chuck Rosenthal FIne Art copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved

Chuck Rosenthal Six Techniques for Still Life Oil Painting

If you want to create a good painting, you must be very careful with the details, especially if you plan to make still life oil painting. Here I will introduce to you the techniques on how to make your painting satisfying in the end.

1. Take time to examine your object.

You must lay put your object in the right place with the correct lighting.

Sail On Silver Girl

After my Mentor, Ralph E. Grimes, got me rolling with my art and learning about The Arts, he often mentioned my rapid progress.  Each week we would meet, listen to classical or jazz music, discuss the problems encountered and work out handlings.  After a while of doing this, Ralph bade farewell at the end of each meeting with “Sail on Silver Girl.”

Flowing admiration and what you like about it.

I’m going to share with you an action, or a series of actions, that I did a few years ago that brought me some recognition, success, and friendships with regards to my music.

 

Back in 2007 there wasn’t much happening for me music-wise. I was getting over the death of my father and hadn’t really focused on much to do with my music.

Reviews – Michael Graves – Poet

Brilliantly life-affirming! I haven’t read anything like this since ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull!’” – Holley Stewart, Life Coach

 

Michael Graves is the real deal. He takes us into the poetic and philosophic life, good literature, and full relationships with gusto. He engages us thoroughly,

“Tonight” by Michael Graves

Tonight, the dead will remain dead.
And we, my love
aloft with life, shall reign
vibrant and shining, while
breath remains within us.
Glowing like two coals born of
incipient fire, bathed in recombinant light.
Memories of another time
sent to a place away, and told
to be still.

What’s a Giclee Art Print?

The Giclee (jhee-clay) print is the highest quality print available today. The word Giclee is a French word meaning `to squirt. The process is a type of digital printmaking that CANNOT BE DUPLICATED by other printing techniques. Because there is no visible dot screen pattern the resulting image has all of the subtle tonalities of the original art.

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