1. Hey all of you fabulous TST-ers, guess what?? YOU are cordially invited to Integrity Studio (New Hope, PA) on Saturday, May 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. for a joint show featuring the work of two, fabulous Philadelphia-area photographers, TST participant Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes and Carl Christensen (Carl is the owner of Intergrity Studio and he and his wife have two great Etsy shops - http://buckscountyframes.etsy.com/ and http://walkingtojericho.etsy.com/) . Reception is free to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information and directions, please visit the gallery website for details. So drop by and celebrate them!
2. Our very own Jodi Horgan has stepped into the blogging world! YAY, welcome Jodi!! Please check out her new blog and the gorgeous new works she has created. http://jodihorgan.blogspot.com/
Also, Jodi just finished a new piece for the Etsy Beadweavers May Challenge. I just dropped in to visit and you would not believe the amazing work being created. Please stop by the http:www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com , check out the work and vote for your favorite "Hollywood Red Carpet" creation!
On the days that I'm stuck, I often need a little jolt to get my creative juices flowing. So, I step into my time machine - otherwise known as my iPod - and take a trip. When I listen to music, I feel as though I'm dreaming despite the fact that my eyes are wide open. My mind immediately fills with images and ideas.
Some songs, like U2's "All I Want is You", take me back to moments from my past while others like their new song, "Magnificent" brings about future dreams. The theme from the film, Gladiator, makes me cry while Dave Matthew's makes me ponder life. Music rips into the center of me, shakes me up and makes me come to the blank page filled with ideas.
Sometimes I wonder if I had a soundtrack that played along with my daily life, what would it sound like? What sort of effect would it have on those around me? I have been told that others can "feel' my emotions when they are around me. I don't even need to speak, they can feel it. That's such an interesting thought. Could that be my personal soundtrack? If it is true that I wear my emotions on my sleeve and that those emotions are the key notes in my personal soundtrack then I hope that whatever anyone "feels' when they are around me causes them to shake it and have a little fun.
What about you? Do people "feel" your emotions? Do you often pick up on other's emotions without them even having to speak? And what role does music play in your life? What songs inspire and move you?