Quote of the Day: There is a spirit in all music, the spirit has the ability to conjure up thoughts even pictures of something that happened or you wished would happen or you anticipate happening. Music has the ability to create ideas in you and me. It has the ability to encourage us to be creative. Maya Angelou
I saw my aunt Sharon this summer. We sat down at Mom & Dad’s out of tune piano to pose for this picture. Aunt Sharon inspired me to be a musician.
Music might inspire you to put on a funny hat and dance at the camp talent show.
You might be inspired to write your own song like my cousin Angie did.
You might learn how to toot your own horn.
Sometimes you need a little help reading the music…
While I’m giving piano lessons, I sometimes get ideas for stories. When I look at my friend’s art, I think of ways I want to teach music and drama. As I write my play, I think of songs that will go with it. Open yourself up to creative energy when you surround yourself with art and artists, listen to music, especially live music, like your sister singing, or your son picking out a tune on the piano by ear, or your friend playing around with guitar chords.
Listen, feel, create, dream on!
Journaling Prompt: Describe a work of art that you admire. What song or type of music would capture the mood of that piece?
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The needing help reading music picture is great.
There IS spirit in all music, Mary. I love love love music.
I play the guitar and have written songs. It’s very rewarding.
PS I love the photo of your hands and your aunts. That photo needs to be enlarged, framed and hang in your music room.
Great pictures. Very talented musical family! :O)
Mary, I’ve been having computer issues again so couldn’t leave a comment last night, but I love the thought that you expressed so aptly here about letting other art forms inspire our own. So true! Art inspires art. The Creator inspires creation. We women inspire one another through the way we were made and what is important to us. It is a creative world and we are a part of it. It is our duty to tap into that, and our privilege. 🙂
Heading off to the cities. Hope you have a lovely weekend, dear friend!
This post made me realize how much I miss music. Sure, I listen to it, but I don’t play anymore, don’t sing. I’ve fallen out of step with the piano, and I haven’t performed vocally in over 2 years. Thanks for this fuel for the creative mind 🙂
Oh, and to answer you question from my blog, yes, there will be recipes (fingers crossed…)
I sometimes wish I could embed music in my writing…so people could hear what I hear and be moved by it. It’s so hard to describe music and the effect of it in mere words.
Music soothes the soul and makes a heart sing. Some of us take it a bit farther and belt out a tune or twenty. Love it!!! :o)
God bless ya and have a fantastic Friday!!!
Great advice, Mary. I was recently inspired by a piece of classical music that gave rise to a whole chapter. Since then I’ve been listening to a lot more classical music to take me back to the time when my novels take place.
A wonderful post, as always, Mary! I love music, and I love what you so beautifully expressed here. I played trumpet and french horn in high school and loved every minute of it! 🙂
Thank you, Mary, for sticking with me and commenting on my blog through my recent heartache and blogging absence. It has meant more to me than words can say.
Great post and pictures! Music does inspire me, and I find I’m at my most creative when listening to the right music.
Oh, Mary, I had such fun infusing “The Rhythm of Secrets” with music.
Hope you read it and connect with the jazz, classical and hymns…
GREAT, GREAT post.
Mary, what an inspiring post! All my life I have wanted to learn how to play piano… maybe you are the messenger telling me: “Just do it!”
What a wealth of art you live .