I know you've all seen this before, but there IS something new, honestly...I just wanted to keep all the bits together in one post. I've been wanting to set 'Beauty Remembers' to music for a while, but I'm always better with a deadline (otherwise I can go on faffing about forever) and I wanted to record something in time for Jackie Morris' 'Contest of Beauty' (though her NEW blog can be found HERE). I did a VERY rushed version this morning, while Beloved was dropping the girls off at school. My window of opportunity was small, about 15 minutes before he was back and needing to get onto the computer (he is FLAT OUT with work at the moment!). So this is me sitting slightly squashed in at the computer desk, reading the words off the computer as I sing into the dodgy little mic on it. So there are more than likely a few 'ambient' sound effects in the mix, like cars, planes...Flynn going off at something (she's a strange dog, she prefers to bark at nothing!). Warning, it is VERY rough...even scratchier than my previous attempts, but oh well, it's done...for now. I will probably try and recored a better version sometime in the future, but of course, it won't sound quite the same, because it's not a 'song' as such, more me playing around and making it up as I go along, so difficult to repeat myself, and anyway, I would always want to 'improve'. Hope you can hear through the dodgyness something that is actually not bad!
And the poem is HERE (though I have added, or rather added back in) a line for the painting and the song.
Note: Edited 25 October 2016, to add a Soundcloud link, because Divshare seems to have swallowed all my old recordings! :(
My first painting as a 'professional' artist...and my mantra!
The kettle is on, please do come in, up the winding stair and if you're tall, you might have to duck at the top to avoid the ridge beam! Feel free to browse amongst my bits and bobs, and apologies if you have to blow dust off a few things! But please remember, the written musings and painted pictures here (unless otherwise credited) are my work and therefore copyright.
To my fellow wanderers and footloose followers-an update!
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