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Music and Lyrics

I am a huge music fan, I love many genres and could never say any one was a favorite. Each genre has a time and a place. I find that each decade has it’s own unique sound! It can be amazing to spend an evening with Spotify and play around. Often you’ll find songs you’ve never heard and fall in love. I was watching a movie called Demolition, and at one point in the movie this song came on that I just fell in love with. It was called Mr. Big by the band Free. My dad was aware of the band and gave me some other songs to check out. If your parents are music lovers, they could give you great insight to discover music they loved. Sometimes, (not always) I’ve really liked the music my parents listened too.

Because it’s Tuesday:

Here are the lyrics to Ruby Tuesday written by Keith Richards/Mick Jagger..enjoy!

She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don't matter if it's gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows, she comes and goes
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you
Don't question why she needs to be so free
She'll tell you it's the only way to be
She just can't be chained
To a life where nothing's gained
Or nothing's lost, at such a cost
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you "There's no time to lose, "
I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind
Ain't life unkind?
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

I just thought of this song today (because it’s Tuesday). I hadn’t read the lyrics in a long time. My favorite line is “lose your dreams and you will lose your mind”. Makes you think a little doesn’t it?

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Life is in the moments

This past week was a whirlwind of experiences I shared with friends and husband. To start it all off on Friday we went to a small venue concert to watch two Canadian indie rock bands that I love. We were very close to the stage so could really get into the show and feel the music. Songs like “I love you” from Said the Whale, and “Let’s fall in Love” from Mother Mother are a few of my favorites. What a sap I must be. Ha.

On Sunday night, I was one of 12 artists competing to win the votes of the crowd in an art battle. In a previous blog post, I showed two of my practice pieces. The vibe was stirring when we got there, all the artists trying to get into the right head space for the competition. It began with 6 artists in a circle with their canvases on easels facing inward . “And GO” these artists had 20 minutes to start and finish a painting. As the artists painted, the crowd was allowed to circle them and watch. The round ended, very quickly.

I started preparing my palate, still unsure what I would do, I grabbed some of my favorite colors. I got placed in front of my canvas and my head was whirling…”what am I going to paint, what am I going to paint”. Luke had suggested before it all started that I paint eyes, I have this obsession with eyes, particularly sad ones. I’ve become rather good at drawing and painting eyes and people like them. There’s something so emotional about these pieces, it tends to draw people in. So, the round started and away I went. I could hear the people talking behind me but I ignored the noise because “I HAVE 20 MINUTES TO FINISH THIS” screaming in my head.

Here are a couple of pictures my friends took of the event.

Myself and 3 other artists made it through to round two. I should’ve been little more creative and done something completely different, but I panicked and did another painting of a face. So I ended up not winning overall, but the experience was amazing and inspiring and I would love to do more things like this in the future.

Tuesday night we had another concert to go to. This time at Prospera place here in Kelowna to see “Lord Huron” and “The Arkells” Luke bought all these tickets for me for my Christmas present. We decided to spend money on activities and events vs. presents. Lord Huron is a band Luke and I connected over. When we first met we went through each others music to see if we had similar taste. We did, we both love music and sing all the time, mostly when we hear a word and then a song pops up in your head. It’s kinda funny. All of this to say that life is truly in the moments. The video below is our song.

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