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.”
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.
“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, 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.
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.
Of course, you do not want to copy other artists’ work. Besides violating copyrights, it’s just unethical.
But why not learn from copying? Many artists paint old masters paintings just to learn how to do it. And you do learn a lot. As long as you aren’t selling it, or passing it off as a real old master,
Do you ever listen to the sounds around you? I mean, really listen? For example, when someone speaks, “replay” their last few words back in your mind. Do you hear a melody?
Do you ever listen to the hum of a refrigerator and try to match the musical pitch? Have you then tried to harmonize with that hum?
“Haunted Robots took me to the edge of my chair again and again. This fast-paced story got under my skin and explored what was “under” the skins of robots, androids and military types – a classic battle of who takes control of the future! An entertaining read that may keep you up at night.” —
“This is our first experience with voice lessons, and we have been extremely happy with the progress our daughter has made in singing. First and foremost, our daughter enjoys lessons with Roxy and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
Secondly, we have seen a confidence growing inside of our Elena due to the lessons.
Art is a competitive event
only among fools.
Do not concern yourself with those
who create what you do not. No matter
the brilliance of their light.
For they do not create
as you would create.
There is no competition among artists.