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?