An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Six – Is There Such A thing As Too Much Miles Davis?

I know it's been only two days since posting the last update on this piece, but it's been five days in real-life... and what a five days they've been!!! I've been procrastinating from this piece -- unusual for me, I know, but I've been av riding the final brush strokes nonetheless. I wanted to add … Continue reading An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Six – Is There Such A thing As Too Much Miles Davis?

An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Four – The Impact of Live Music

RE: Painting my way through Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. After yesterday, I needed to let the paint dry a bit and life came in to distract me with other priorities... two mornings latter and following another sleepless night of over thinking my To Do list, I hoped on a live version of Kind … Continue reading An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Four – The Impact of Live Music

An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Three – In Come The Solos

RE: Painting my way through Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. The first solo, a blast of dark blue sound, pouring down over the composition with the force of a tsunami, but never indulgent enough to obliterate the other musicians... as with this application of paint, we can still hear/see the other components of the … Continue reading An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Three – In Come The Solos

An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Two

RE: Painting my way through Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. The brush ripped across the snare drum and tickles the high hat cymbal with a fierce determination... Threatening the coming storm of sound that is Miles' horn. The dipping of the brush on brass required a response... it required the use of a pallet … Continue reading An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – Two

An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – One

Entering into the home stretch of the semester, our painting teacher launched a new direction challenge... Astractions! I've done many abstracts over the past thirty or so years or so and felt I've done enough... especially since enjoying the portraits and figure painting much more this past few months, but I like a challenge, so... … Continue reading An Abstract Project – Kind of Blue – One

Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

That's right! "Le Lab", the Maker Space at Dorval Elementary will be helping the kids make homemade string instruments... A call-out to the community to have some fun helping the kids!!! The grade 4 to grade 6 kids (9 to 12-year-old makers) at Dorval Elementary will be making electric cigar box guitars and then we'll … Continue reading Call Out – We’re Making Electric Cigar Box Guitars!!! WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS!

Sunset Dancing – The Hollow Ones #40

The heat is tremendous and the music fills me with joy. I imagine and hear beautiful people dancing for the rains to come and gently break the heatwave. The heat holds us in place and begs us to wait for it to play with the atmosphere and paint the world with fiery colours. Standing still … Continue reading Sunset Dancing – The Hollow Ones #40

In a rain of 80s new wave music – The Hollow Ones #39

Spotify has caught on that I'm nostalgically in love with New Wave music from the 1980s. I didn't follow it as a teenager growing up then, but I didn't follow my own tastes back then. Friends had way too much influence over what I experienced. Thank goodness I've fallen in love with my own likes. … Continue reading In a rain of 80s new wave music – The Hollow Ones #39

Midnight’s DJ

When I'm driving home late at night, I usually listen to the same DJ on the CBC. Odario Williams, with his deep radio voice and soulful statements about the dark, smoky, and soulful music he plays. It always conjures up the image of the Midnight DJ, alone in his radio station, far away from everything, … Continue reading Midnight’s DJ

Montreal Music – Introducing The Cold Snaps

Every time I meet my dear friend, Berel we get into wonderful conversations about philosophy, self-awareness, and our passions for the arts. He captures hearts and minds every time he starts talking ab out his passion for singing, Barbershop style. The hard work, dedication, and love he and his fellow Cold Snaps put into there … Continue reading Montreal Music – Introducing The Cold Snaps