Music Mondays: Carolaoke Song #46

Discoveries made today are that Gwen Stefani’s singing is to what Eddie Van Halen is to guitar playing. “Shredding” comes to mind. I’ve been keeping an eye on Gwen through the internet since she started up her Vegas shows again (SQUEE!!!). SHE IS SO DYNAMIC ON STAGE! And that voice. Jesus Christ Almighty her voice is a crazy work of art. I let out a lot of angst today deciding to sing this. It’s always in the back in my mind that “I’m making too much noise” with my volume and I think that holds me back from progressing. I’ve been working on that in particular lately along with “why do I have any right to attempt this song” narrative. I’m just being totally honest here. Since there are officially no more rules thanks to 2020, well, this has been making things a lot easier in my head, heart and voice. Keeping that in mind. Please enjoy my cover of Gwen Stefani’s “Don’t Speak” and thank you for stopping by today!

Carolaoke Song #46 - No Doubt - "Don't Speak"

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Freaky Friday #21

Today’s Bird People Tarot card offering is the Ace of Knives (Swords) and the Seven of Knives (Swords). The Aces of a tarot deck present a challenge for me due to the lack of imagery on those cards. The wing is supposed to represent the hand in the cloud that's typically pictured on Ace cards, but I'm still on the fence about it. I'll need to finish the other three and see them all together before I make a final decision. This is my process and it's pretty OCD I'll admit. Please enjoy!

Tarot ace knives
Minor Arcana: Ace of Knives

Upright Meanings:
Strength in adversity
Freedom
Right timing
Achievement
Strength of purpose

Reversed Meanings:
Heavy-handedness
Unclear thinking
Misdirected energy
Tyranny
Prejudice

Tarot 7 knives
Minor Arcana: 7 of Knives

Upright Meanings:
New plans
Journey by land
Feeling cheated
Incomplete
Attempt

Reversed Meanings:
Temporary setbacks
Constructive criticism
Pessimism
Unsure
Unfulfilled

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Studio Closeup #53

Happy full moon in Aries tonight which might mean nothing or it could mean everything. It depends on what your thoughts are on such things. Today’s studio closeup is a past work existing in slide format only. I painted this in the early 2000’s and was trying to paint the feeling of being inside a theater. Recently I had a dream about this piece - that it had hidden parts that would glow in the dark under the right light (it does not) but that would be pretty great wouldn't it. Lately, my dreams have been exhausting so this glow-in-the-dark suggestion was a welcome respite. The square pieces at the bottom are audience members. The yellow space is stage activity and I think that’s an Angela Lansbury comic playing up there. The candelabra on the left side represents theater lighting. Georgia O’Keeffe shapes represent a red stage curtain; the curtain at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee to be exact. Please keep safe and well this full moon in Aries. You just never know these days.

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Acrylic Paint, Canvas, Collage - "Riverside Theater" - Early 2000's

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Music Mondays: Carolaoke Song #45

I went the fun route for today's tune because I still remember fun and I still like having fun AND I had so much fun singing this today(!) I really did. This is a song that has all the words about all the things that I agree with 100%. An anthem for the not so perfect delivered in the snarkiest way possible. Please enjoy my "quick track" of Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and I hope the world has been treating you well. Peace out.

Carolaoke Song #45 - Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"

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Freaky Friday #20

Two more cards from the Bird People Tarot Deck today. I don’t have a lot of words to share today probably because I’ve been completely in my head all week but I’ll certainly take that over the scattered and unfocused energy that was hanging around my neck like an albatross these past few weeks. Please enjoy and please keep safe and well out there!

Tarot hanged man 12
Major Arcana: The Hanged Man #12

Upright Meanings:
Cosmic consciousness
Wisdom
Intuition
Devotion
To thine own self be true

Reversed Meanings:
Useless Sacrifice
Apathy
Lack of spiritual attunement
Materialism
Promises not kept

Tarot kight knives
Minor Arcana: Knight (Prince) of Knives

Upright Meanings:
Quick solutions
Sudden changes
Aggressiveness
Unexpected
Ill will, grudge

Reversed Meanings:
News of a disaster
Weakness
Treachery
A quick exit
Confrontation

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