26 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee, Creativity
Tags: fun, music, love, joy, electronica, chill, soothing, video, art, calm, calming, focus, inspiration, inspire, time, take time, learn, chillstep, rhythm, steady, happy, drums, rock, bass, relax, dance
I hope you’ll enjoy this collection of tunes. I’ll be listening to them as I drink coffee and work on the design for a chainmail overdress I’ve decided to make for a semi-formal event. I hate shopping for formals. They never have anything in my style and they always, always have to be altered. I’m done with that. So I thought, “Let’s see what I can do about that!” So here I go. I’ve never done any chainmail clothing before. Wish me luck!
25 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee, Family
Tags: Family, together, fun, music, love, togetherness, joy, electronica, chill, soothing, video, art, calm, calming, focus, inspiration, inspire, time, take time, learn, bond, bonding, chillstep, rhythm, dubstep, steady, drums, coffee, rock, bass, relax, dance
I hope you’ll enjoy this playlist I’m listening to with my husband. We’re sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and the coffee this morning while we listen to some awesome tunes. Wishing you all a happy and safe weekend!
17 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, coffee, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, fun, good morning, inspiration, inspire, morning, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, video, wake up
While waiting for the coffee to perk, it’s nice to listen to some new tunes. These are the ones I’m listening to this morning. I hope you enjoy them, too!
15 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee, Family
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, coffee, dance, drums, electronica, focus, inspiration, inspire, joy, love, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, video
Waking up early on this morning which is promising awesomeness from the skies. The first pot of coffee has been consumed and the second is perking. My husband and I are the only ones awake and the tunes can be savored, just like the coffee, in the relative quiet of the morning. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I like to wake up slowly in the mornings. The worst ‘morning’ thing to me is to have to hit the floor, running. I’ve been blessed to be able to do that this morning. I function so much better for the rest of the day. Hope you enjoy today’s tunes!
13 Jul 2014
in Arts, Family
Tags: art, bass, bond, bonding, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, Family, inspiration, inspire, joy, learn, love, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, truth, values, video, wind down
No excuses, just facts… I’ve been super busy since we got back from our vacation. We’ve been fighting a summer cold for a while. I’ve been working on my mixed media art. And we’ve been tackling some long overdue projects around the house, as well as chasing a few storms in our area. I’ll post when I’m able but I’m sure the posts will remain sporadic. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like blogging because there are other things to do and see. Everything in moderation, eh? It’s all about balance. Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy these tunes.
Our oldest daughter introduced me to this one and I really like it.
11 Jul 2014
in Arts, Coffee
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, coffee, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, inspiration, inspire, love, music, relax, remix, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, tea, time, video
We returned from our vacation Wednesday and after driving all day, we were really just ready to get some rest. Yesterday we hit the full-speed, normal work day and it moved much faster than I was ready for. But today, I’ll be able to post some tunes to share with you this morning while you wake up with your coffee or tea…or whatever.
And here’s a bit longer one for those who need to start the morning slowly…like me! *chuckle*
08 Jul 2014
in Arts, Family, Observations, Outdoors, Photos
Tags: art, classic cars, classic rock, Family, focus, fun, happy, inspiration, inspire, learn, love, music, photographs, photography, photos, pop, relax, rhythm, rock, smooth, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, values, video
My husband and I were able to attend a car show during our stay with family. It’s been several years since the last car show we attended and we were pretty stoked. So I decided to share some of my photos with you. I hope you’ll enjoy them. And don’t forget to scroll down for the tunes!
A Red Classic
Rat Rod Engine
I love the matte black color on this car!
I could see our son owning a car like this. And again, there’s that fabulous matte black paint job.
This green classic pick-up truck also made me think of our son.
Here’s a classic Thunderbird. The color was really pale and didn’t show up well when I edited the photo. Black and white seemed the better choice.
When my MIL saw this car, she said, “Oh! Bonnie and Clyde!” and chuckled. It’s true, now that I think about it. It had a beautiful shiny black paint job and the chrome was gorgeous. Great show piece! I had in mind to call this one, “Squirrel’s Eye View”.
Here’s the Bonnie and Clyde car front end, /not/ as viewed by squirrels crossing the road.
I think this is an MG but I’m not sure. If any of my readers can correct me, please do! I liked the details on the insides of the doors.
This is the gas cap for the car that I believe is an MG. It was too pretty not to catch a photo!
The cadillacs were so awesome! They were so long I had a hard time getting the entire length of them in my shots! And what’s a car show without a pink Cadillac? Though, I have to say, I think it’s my first time seeing one of these.
The front end of the pink Cadillac was pretty epic. I had to get a shot!
The paint job on the Cadillac was pretty simple but the sheer simplicity of the designs really made it awesome! These fins were nifty and beside the headlights were little asterisk stars, one on each side, if I remember correctly.
So what kind of tune would you choose when thinking of classic cars and car shows? Something with punch? Something with a classic edge? Something with a lot of bass? Let’s see what I can find.
They played this one at the car show.
They played this one as we were leaving the venue and my husband sang along.
And this is one my husband thinks of when he thinks of classic cars and car shows.
Here’s a steady, smooth one that my husband also requested to go with this post.
I hope you enjoy the tunes and the photos! And if you get a chance, visit the Summit Racing store in McDonough, GA. The people are friendly and they host awesome stuff like this!
06 Jul 2014
Tags: art, bass, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, inspiration, inspire, music, relax, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, video
Good morning! I’m enjoying my coffee with my family this morning and enjoying some nice tunes. I hope you enjoy listening to these!
The first song is titled Come Awake and I thought that was appropriate for a morning post.
This one is a nice chillstep tune.
This tune is a long-playing chill mix.
04 Jul 2014
in Arts, Faith, Family
Tags: 4th of July, art, bass, bond, bonding, calm, calming, celebrate, celebration, chill, chillstep, dance, drums, dubstep, electronica, Family, fireworks, focus, fun, holiday, independence, Independence Day, inspiration, inspire, joy, July 4th, learn, love, music, relax, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, truth, values, video, wind down
Happy Independence Day! In honor of the holiday, I’m posting my favorite patriotic song. I hope you’ll enjoy it and the long chill/dubstep mix that follows. Stay safe out there, readers!
03 Jul 2014
in Arts, Creativity, Education, Family, In Need Of Rest, Observations, Outdoors, Photos
Tags: art, bass, bond, bonding, calm, calming, chill, chillstep, create, dance, drums, electronica, Family, focus, fun, happy, holiday, inspiration, inspire, joy, learn, love, music, relax, rhythm, rock, soothing, steady, take time, time, together, togetherness, video, wind down
So you want to know what I’ve been up to that’s taken precedence over my blogging? Well, for starters, I’ve been storm chasing with my husband lately. Here’s one of my best photos captured with my not-so-smart phone. We’ve seen a pretty active storm season this year and I can’t wait to see what else we’ll get to experience before the stormy season is done.
This is a photo of a storm front that was part of a pretty impressive and active storm system that passed through our area.
So…yeah…storm chasing has been added to my list of Things I Do.
I’ve also been continuing to work on my own musical creations. I’m currently looking for a reasonably priced music creation/composition program. My husband asked me to create a few short instrumental pieces to use with some of his time lapse photography. I’m really looking forward to being able to do that. I’ve also been working on my vocal/piano music. I’m eager to give one of my pieces a try at the next available open mic night I can get to.
And the kids’ play is now complete but June was pretty well taken up with theater practices and the run of the play. We really were quite busy with all the work involved in helping the play succeed. The kids enjoyed it but we’re all glad it’s over.
Something new I added to my blog is a Creative Commons license. You’ll want to check out the specs on that before trying to download or redistribute any of the works I create and share here. Thanks for being courteous!
Our family decided to take a trip and refresh ourselves and we’ve also determined that we need to do something different each month to keep the creativity flowing and the spirit, mind and body refreshed. So far, we’ve visited the Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega, GA (the site of the largest vein of gold in the US, and Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in Georgia. Words cannot express the beauty of the view from Brasstown Bald. And there is nothing like the gold mine where we live in Louisiana. We learned so much! You can see more photos I took by clicking here to go to my Instagram page (or you can click on one of the photos in the side bar!). And if that’s not enough (really it isn’t!), then you should definitely check out John’s blog by clicking here and his Instagram page by clicking here. We’ll continue posting nifty things we see along our life journey at these places. You never know what you’ll see next! Life is good!
And now for a tune! Here’s a chill mix I spotted in my YouTube search. I hope you enjoy the next 58 minutes. :) See you soon!