Monday, December 28, 2009

The Glamourous Life Woo Woo Jazz

That part of harmony where every sound blends. The woo sound. Just opens up the meridians in the body, ya?

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Big Band

Listening to Christmas Carols on vinyl last night and this morning, courtesy of my versatile 'Mr.Music'
Steve and Eydie, Doris Day, Sammy Davis,
and some big band sounds.

Kinda nostalgic. One must be careful to not be sounding like one of those old people. I mean, this stuff was old people stuff a while ago. yikes.
Just off for the turkey dinner at Grandma's house!
*Merry Christmas!*

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Music of the Spheres Snow Crystals

This was a fun piece for Christmas cards.
Winter holiday outside. Skating, skiing, sledding, tobogganing, snowshoe-ing.
And every cold temperature has it's own smell, don't you find?
Crisp, clear, clean smells of winter.

mmm... maybe I will go and make some gingerbread cookies!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Night Club

History of the blues. The very olden days ...smoky bars, prohibition and the expression of life in music.

The behind the scenes perspective in this picture lets the observer look out to the audience observing.

This is a commission piece.

Merry!! Happy!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Different Strokes Challenge ...Cont'd

ok.. one can go on and on
with the practice of portrait. What fun!

So this is the Different Strokes from Different Folks year end challenge.

Check out the wonderful portraits- 180 of them!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Glamourous Life - synchronicity

Synchronicity is really working today. From this mornings Blogradio Heart of Connection 'stories of synchronicity'
to this evenings email of confirmation for New Year's at Swan Bar. (Jazz en Montparnasse) in Paris.
To be perfectly clear... I am going to Paris for New Year's at Swan Bar.

wow. Synchronicity! and gratitude for the friends in the world!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Alto Sax

What is the taste, the color, the smell shape of this sound?
The sensuality of this engagement of the body senses, is the place where the practices of the imagination, meet.

The Glamourous Life - Harmony

or the overall voice of all the instruments calls up a song from you.

The Glamourous Life - G.P. jazz

Make fun hooting noises and wriggle about because one just can't help but move when there is music.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Duo

You nay have noticed the similarity in the color palette on may of the images. These are the colors of the company that commissioned these works as gifts. Here are the colors. The theme is music. (She is so versatile, our artist.) I love commissions like this. There is not time to wait for the muse to show up. I have to get into my mind and drag her to the canvas. LET'S GO. More like warrior painting than the bucolic daubing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Glamourous Life - more on the Different Strokes

then the simple line drawing has something to be said for it. There is time... I will keep playing with the ideas.

The Glamourous Life - Diamonds

This is a commissioned piece for the new YMCA downtown Edmonton. It was donated by Dell.

The Glamourous Life - two

Different Strokes for Different Folks - the year end challenge is to paint a portrait from an photo one gets via email.
The top one is a 20 minute painting. The lower one took about 2 hours. They each have their interesting features... . I changed the hand position on the left one... it even looks weird in the photo.
I will finish one of these for tomorrow...or later today now that I look at the time.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Fusion

Back from a refreshing stay at the Delta South Hotel, Fusion is once again available to the larger public for personal purchase!

On this piece...I love how it begins the meander toward the abstract. The shapes begin the morph into other shapes but the idea still holds.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Dance

There are many explanations for the origins and meaning of this dance. That it is to develop muscles that ease the delivery of babies. That it brings up the kundalini energy to make babies. That it brings back the shape of woman before the babies.
It is a dance of creation then. Whatever it is that we create in this dance is life. What ever it is we create in life is this dance.
The movement speaks itself.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Dance 1

Artful body love moving the light through every cell of the body artful loving.

The belly dancing costumes are marvelous, tinkling coins, sparkling sequins, swishes of fabric.
The energy that moves in the room of women practicing this opening of heart is equally as tremendous with the yoga pants and t-shirt as the tasseled skirt.

It is the geometry of dance itself that creates the costume.

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Dance 2

This dance of harmonizing, syncopating, rhythming the elements of fire, earth, air and water in the body to the flow of nature. A meditation with sparkles and bells.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Saxophone

Speaking of sexy music... last night was The Canadian Tenors concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre. (My 92 year old grandmother had a wonderful chat with the four tenors before the show.)
90% of the audience is women, the other 10% is husbands. -that is the demographic, from somewhere, about the market of the tenors. And quite verifiable by a quick glance around the venue.
Of course they are good. Very good.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Mauve

You know, if there is an image in the blog that you like and it is sold, all is not lost! You know who the artist is... and she is still on this side of the dirt! Possibilities abound, cavort, wave, and gambol!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Glamourous Life - Thelonious

It seems to me, apparently, that the solution in music to canvas is triangular shapes. And lime hard candy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Glamourous Life -Dream (Jazz)

The singers, like the-bad-guy, in movies, can have the really good clothes. I loved this idea, when clubs had live music, that there was this cohesive look to the musicians, the moves, the style. Gawd.. nostalgia.
My marvelous job...if I don't like what anyone is wearing...I fix it. In my view, for their own sake, of course.