Enjoy the interview we did last year. Tom Prasada-Rao has had more health challenges that seem to have kicked his creative juices into overdrive! One of my heroes!
Things that catch up with ya. Old Dogs and New Tricks.
Today was a turning point. Have you ever gone back and started learning the stuff you’ve been faking or avoiding for years?
About THAT song: “See You Soon” (Raw or Seasoned?)
Do you believe the past is past and done for? Or are pieces of your past like mementos you pull out of a box and re-examine? For years I quoted “Mudcat” of the Boston Islanders. “Don’t call nothin’ up you can’t send back.” This year I’ve called up. . .
About That Song: “Pretty Boy”
Tongue in cheek is an expression that may have originated from sticking one’s tongue into their cheek to suppress the urge to laugh. Pretty Boy is a satirical tune I crafted for a man I dated many years ago. Yes, he was pretty.. but ladies–he called himself a pretty boy! How could I resist writing […]
If you’ve read my collection of short stories released ten years ago, “Flights of Fancy…”, I’d like to hear your thoughts. Why? I’m editing and augmenting that book for re-release later this year. A few folks said that they enjoyed reading one story a night until the book finished. Others wanted more stories with the […]
Tinker-Belle and the Curmudgeon
New Year. Most cultures have a cyclical annual celebration. It’s just a date on the calendar, but it’s a chance to place a marker and consider the road in both directions. Resolutions can be goals we plan to reach or approach to improve ourselves. They can also be land mines set to injure our self-esteem. […]
Abstract-ish Art vs Realism
What happens if I try this? Or put some red here?
INTERVIEW: Madison Wood Crow: When I heard that you are crushing rocks and making your own pigments, my mouth dropped open. What could be more representative of the here and now—the images and materials come from your home space. I respect your privacy. Will you describe your home life, nature, and inspirations.. (to the extent you […]
About THAT Song…
Dear Friends, Fans, Folk and Family, I’m writing to you like I used to do in the magazine ZMN (Zassafras Music News). My storytelling will still include monkey-mind thoughts, new wishes, news of others, and philosophical doodah… music, drawing, weaving..etc. OK? I’ve been thinking about the visual-acoustic brand that music tattoos on our bones and […]
Everyone can draw…. . honest
A circle with two dots and a dash is enough to communicate a human face. A vertical line topped with loops is obviously a flower. A stick figure can represent any motion or emotion. When someone tells me that they cannot draw, it’s not the same as saying that they can’t speak Chinese. Everyone can […]
8-14-21 Joker Drawing
Do you get scared of images? This was a 20-minute exercise for Studio Bridge #life-drawing. I find the image so scary that I put it in a narrow box. As one who’s never followed super-hero characters, horror movies, or comics, I tried to conjure compassion for this joker by pretending he was more afraid than […]
Guy. Drawing a Day
This is my evenings project, a portrait of Guy Clark. He was a good friend and awesome songwriter.
A Drawing a Day Practice 06-14-21
I once believed that to learn an instrument or a skill, I needed to hide in the woods, a closet, or stay out of sight til no one was around. I don’t believe that any longer. In my early 70s, I fell in love with learning to draw and paint. (Yeah, right. It takes 30 […]
Interview: John Ma – Artist
I’m fascinated with people who hold high artistic skills. I lurk and cruise the internet until something arrests my heart and imagination. John Ma’s work has done just that. Because I’m a newcomer to drawing, I did not expect any stranger halfway around the world to answer my beginner questions– much less be as helpful […]
Hello From My Fun Place
It’s fun to say howdy from our new website. Just so you won’t think I’m putting on airs, here’s a photo of me in my glorious and messy Weavers Shed/ Woman Cave. This lifetime has been a glorious ride, that just increases in “wow” as I go. When the saying, “You are enough, at this […]
Conversation: Jena Kirkpatrick Poet-for-hire
Do you think you don’t have any time to listen to an audio conversation with an amazing poet-for-hire, creative writing teacher for teens, and advocate for Evermore? Okay, I understand. . . but you might give it 3 minutes just to get a taste.
Conversation: George Ensle Texas Singer/Songwriter
Grab a cup and lean back to enjoy this conversation with George Ensle, Texas troubadour singer/songwriter with the richness of the Houston folk scene behind him. His down-to-earth delivery reminds me of Townes VanZandt and Guy Clark. To hear our conversation, please click the small arrow above his picture… and be amazed. His webpage is […]
Conversation: Rebecca Folsom
“Brilliantly, Boldly, Alive” indeed. This interview is so much fun. Listen to our conversation (the little arrow below) to laugh, reflect, hear some great music, and feel elevated in just twenty minutes. Rebecca Folsom and I will be joined by Lily Hickman Waldon, Grace Rowland, and Jena Kirkpatrick on June 5, 2023, at the Kerrville […]
Conversation Part 2: Bobby Bridger
It’s a most fascinating “yammer” about Austin, Nashville, songwriting, and creating a Universe with your art. It touches on Simon and Garfunkle, among others in the big mixer of popular music. And he shares a few philosophical ideas about intention and authenticity.
Conversation Part 1: Bobby Bridger
Bobby Bridger is legendary for having written the anthem for the Kerrville Music Festival (which has happened in the Texas hill country for 50 years )and his epic poems and stage presentations of the West. A recent illness involving his throat made this audio post a special gift to those who love his work. We […]
About That Song: I Wish This Were a Love Song
Carve out the place this person can fill. Then be very lucky with your timing. The timing must be right.