Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Inspirational Tips: Make Time Travel Possible

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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?

9 comments:

Anna said...

DMB is my fav.

Natasha said...

Anna - what's new?? Great to see you. It seems we are well met then...I am a huge fan...I love the way he closes his eyes and plays on stage...that's pure love of music...inspiring

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

My 13yo just composed an instrumental piano piece for me for Mother's Day. I'm having it copyrighted and would love for you to hear it someday. But basically the songs he play are just inspiring to me. Aside from the classical songs that he play, my favorites are Billy Joel's "And so it goes" and Elton John's "Mona Lisas and MadHatters".
But when I'm with the kids, we love to sing Journey's "Don't stop believing" and Bon Jovi's while we're driving back from the shore.
(Check out the kids' video in YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21DjQNxY1Ps )

BTW, I just checked-out Jodi's blog and I am totally DIG that ring! I have to show it to my honey (It's our anniversary tomorrow)

There's something about TST that just makes me keep sharing all these things about me! Oh well..

Artisan Clay said...

DMB yes love! Thanks for reminding me to listen a CD my Father-in-Law just gave me!

SalvagedExpression said...

New Hope eh? So close and yet so far! I'll be in the Delta area (roughly) on that day anyway or I'd seriously consider it.

Natasha said...

Jenjen! Happy Anniversary!! You have to ask him to get you that ring ..IT"S GORGEOUS...I LOVE it and need to know that if I can't have it someone I know has it and loves it (and will let me try it on if we ever meet LOL). Seriously, you need to have it...here have your hubby read this..You need to get her the ring, she SOOOOO serves it!! Go ahead make her year!! Ok..that should do it....AND I watched the Yout Tube video...wow, Jordan plays so well!! I loved his rendition and would someday love to hear the song he composed for you for Mother's Day - what a gift...I love that you share it here

Artisan Clay - hello, hello, hello so great to see you here..how's it all going?? Is it the new CD? Your Father-in-law rocks for giving you a DMB CD....I don't have the new one yet but would love to hear your thoughts on it...

Salvaged - you are a rock star for thinking of going...truly :) I was going to try but it's just too long a drive for one night...I will be cheering in spirit though for sure

Natasha said...

Jenjen! Happy Anniversary!! You have to ask him to get you that ring ..IT"S GORGEOUS...I LOVE it and need to know that if I can't have it someone I know has it and loves it (and will let me try it on if we ever meet LOL). Seriously, you need to have it...here have your hubby read this..You need to get her the ring, she SOOOOO serves it!! Go ahead make her year!! Ok..that should do it....AND I watched the Yout Tube video...wow, Jordan plays so well!! I loved his rendition and would someday love to hear the song he composed for you for Mother's Day - what a gift...I love that you share it here

Artisan Clay - hello, hello, hello so great to see you here..how's it all going?? Is it the new CD? Your Father-in-law rocks for giving you a DMB CD....I don't have the new one yet but would love to hear your thoughts on it...

Salvaged - you are a rock star for thinking of going...truly :) I was going to try but it's just too long a drive for one night...I will be cheering in spirit though for sure

jodi said...

Natasha,

Thanks for posting about my new baby (blog) and the Etsy Beadweavers Monthly Challenge. Talk about some talented people. It is really incredible what these other beaders make each month. I hope everyone will go take a look.

I love how music can take you to a specific moment in your life. When my husband and I got married, the first song we danced to was "Brown Eyed Girl". Every time I hear that song I am immediately taken back to the moment and I love that. BTW, I have blue eyes, but oh well.

I also love that music can instantly change my mood. If I'm feeling down I put on a specific song and I can instantly feel the change. Music also makes things feel a lot easier, like doing housework. If I can't get a good groove going, I can fly through the dirty dishes in no time.

Natasha said...

Jodi - thank YOU for sharing it...your blog is awesome as is your work....Brown Eyed Girl is one of my all time favs...and just like that your mention of it takes me wayyyy back...I love that it was the first song you two danced to after you got married :) Yes music can change moods, mindsets, all of it...I love it