Category Archives: Memories

The High Cost of Ignorance

What are five things you wish you had learned earlier in life? Everyday I am learning new things. A couple posts ago I mentioned the shortcuts some artists take that’s pretty much akin to a vocalist lip-synching at a concert. … Continue reading

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What IS Art?

The Artist This has been a very revealing week for me. Earlier, while reading posts to the Portrait Painters LinkedIn site, I found out some artists trace their work, then paint. I suppose it’s okay as long as the client … Continue reading

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Back On – finally!

An Update Just a quick, no philosophical update. I took a vacation from blogging so I could purge the computer from it’s hiccups, viruses and broken hard drives. Yes, I’m slow – but I’m an artist, not an IT guy. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Christmas and Scoring Big in 2014

Do you remember the day-after-Christmas as a child? It can be a big let down. As a child I probably got everything on my list. I didn’t want anything more, yet the let-down feeling was there. Why? Looking back, it … Continue reading

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What is Christmas Anyway?

  What is Christmas Anyway?   I remember teaching from a Christmas favorites book and my piano student asked me why do we celebrate Christmas. So I told him that it is a day to remember the birth of Jesus. … Continue reading

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What do you value?

We just passed the season of gifts and giving. What was your favorite gift? My husband and I had the privilege of spending time with both our children and their families. That’s priceless. You only have a set time to … Continue reading

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Visits in Time

The Catalyst I just returned from a visit to my two Texan sisters. I am 3 dozen eggs lighter on the return and a couple bags of clothing heavier from Deb. I brought the eggs down to prove to Deb … Continue reading

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Wedding Blues Pianist

Wedding Blues A couple of blogs back I challenged musicians to be prepared so opportunities can be seized. Playing for funerals is easy. They generally start on time, and as long as you can play soothing music – you’re home … Continue reading

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Empty studios, weather woes and merry meter maids

THE EMPTY STUDIO Why Blame the Weather? (The Case of the Diligent Meter Maid) Yesterday was a slow day in my piano studio. Why? The weather. Now my husband and I are teeny-tiny little produce farmers with some poultry, so … Continue reading

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What are your (cherished) Christmas Memories?

This little exercise helps if you had an older brother. One good reason – he’d come up with the most ingenious ideas that a younger sister would never even voice. Better yet, he would get get the blame. In fact, … Continue reading

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