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Taking a blog break

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I captured this image with my iPhone and used Pixelmator for the photo editing.

If you’re visiting today and don’t know what’s going on in my life, then let me do a quick recap. DH lost his job last Friday. Bummer, right? Well, we were given three months more from his original termination date (3-31-2015) and that was a blessing to get the extension.

For the next bit, DH and I are going to regroup, take some time for ourselves because who knows when we’ll get a chance to unwind for a bit and vacation days with a new job will be zero for this year. So, we plan to enjoy a some R&R.

Be patient with me. I’ll be back to my blogging ways before no time. Meanwhile, say a prayer for us. We know God is in control and it’s in Him we place our trust. Thanks!

Twin Peaks #photoart #WW

I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking of the TV series and every time I think of Twin Peaks I always think of the soft, haunting voice of Julee Cruise and if you like her style then you may want to listen to Monday’s featured artist because one of my commenters made the connection to Twin Peaks.

This morning’s music inspiration is from the popular TV program, but my photo-art creation is a simple mash-up of images taken of a new restaurant (opened 2014). We have not eaten here yet, but it sure looks neat.

 

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Linking photoart project 13 with Claudia for #s-ART-urday!

Have you eaten at a Twin Peaks? If so, what do you recommend? Are you a fan of the cult classic TV show? Did you know ShowTime network will air a new season of Twin Peaks in 2016?

 



 

I hope you’re finding time to make the most of the long summer days, but if you’re stuck indoors due to rainy weather, then you might want to check out these #WW shutterbugs.

 

Have a fototastic day! ~borrowed image~

Have a fototastic day! ~borrowed image~

#HappyBirthdayAmerica edition

It’s so good to see you this morning, kittens & dawgs! Thank you for making me apart of your weekend. This morning’s music edition, I’d like to invite y’all to listen to two rock covers of our national anthem and vote for your favorite on #BOTB Star Spangled Banner Showdown ~ Spirit VS #MadisonRising.

 

I shared my#s-ART-urday photoart creation a bit early this week. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with so many to-dos on my plate. Maybe I’ll be back into the swing of things next week or then maybe I won’t. Is this a sign that I need to step away for a week or two or three from blogging? Could be! Meanwhile, I’m gonna leave you with a few giggles and I hope your day is full of smiles!

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What’s got you laughing? That’s a wrap for this week. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share!  Don’t forget to join me on Monday Mewzik & Mewzings!

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Have a songsational Saturday!

Happy Birthday, America! #WW

Hello, kittens & dawgs! Here we are in the 7th month of 2015. Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner, so what better way to celebrate the birth of this great nation than with a little photo-art creation!

 

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Linking my photo-art project 12 with Claudia at #s-ART-urday!

 

 

I took a picture of an eagle statue last year in a office complex on the west side of town. I didn’t have a good photo of an American flag to do the mash up, but thanks to Google I found one. I used Pixalmator, a photo-editor similar to PhotoShop Elements, to layer the two images giving the eagle more of silhouette effect against the flag. It would be awesome to capture a real eagle in flight, but you have to be in the right place at the right time. That just doesn’t happen for the casual bird watcher like me. Speaking of perfect timing, I had just an opportunity to fall in my lap or in this case…my backyard! Continue reading

Saturday Songsuasion & Sillies #TheChrisBarron

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I got a new follower recently who happens to be a singer. So, I checked out some of his music because frankly I was unfamiliar with him and that’s okay because I LOVE the discovery of new-to-me artists.

 

 Chris Brown is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn’t know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that’s sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes”. Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story-teller, at once hilarious and thought-provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. He says, “I don’t really think about what I’m going to say beforehand. I just say stuff and if it goes over well, I say more stuff like that later.” A founding member of a band that’s loved by millions of people the round world over, Chris’ solo shows have all the lyric poetry and singing virtuosity that Spin Doctors fans appreciate along with a range of expression and songwriting that will delight and surprise.
Well, I’m delighted to meet Chris. His music style definitely fits my ear. How about you? Here’s another album for your listening pleasure!

 

Is Chris Brown new to you, as he is to me? I hope you enjoyed his music as much I did and if you want to stay ahead of the game, then you can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Visit Chris’ site

Now for your weekly dose of medicine laughter. I have to warn you, it’s definitely habit-forming!

I spotted this on Facebook.

I spotted this on Facebook.

What’s got you giggling?

This past #WW, I shared a gnarled tree from the Blue Ridge Parkway that I captured and it inspired me to get creative.

 

Linking with Claudia for #s-ART-urday with Project 11. I used the above image and applied lightening and cloud brush effects supplied by Obsidian Dawn.

Linking with Claudia for #s-ART-urday with Project 11. I used the above image and applied lightning and cloud brush effects supplied by Obsidian Dawn.

 

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share! What’s next? How about a little Monday Mewzik & Mewzings

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Have a songsational Saturday!

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#ComeBackToBed #TrentTomlinson

I’m still on my country music roll, kittens and dawg. I just can’t seem to shake it, but the picks that stick in my head are the ones that really put a groove in my soul.

Let me say something, unless a country artist has a ginormous name in the industry then chances are very good I won’t recognize newer talent. It doesn’t always mean I haven’t heard their music. It’s just I never paid attention before now and since I’m listening to iTunes Country station A LOT lately, then I’m taking note of the songs/artists I like.

For the most this morning’s artist has more old country twang to suit my taste, but he has a single that plays often that I really enjoy and that’s the purpose behind Saturday Songsuasion to share the new-to-me with you. Why not give a listen to Trent Tomlinson 2014 release Come Back To Bed.

It’s a good beat I won’t buy an entire Trent Tomlinson album, but THIS song? Yep, it has that taste of country rock making it a winner with this gal! How about with you, is it a winner?

 

What songsuasion is moving you?

 

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In keeping with last week’s selfie humor…

 

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Oopsie, you know you’re gonna be dead!

 

What’s making you smile this morning?

 

Linking with Claudia on s-ART-urday

Linking with Claudia for #s-ART-urday with Project 10! My photo-art creation is a mesh up of three original photos and the use of a Creative Market Anton Wicked Watercolor Area3 brush which was offered as a freebie recently.The short poetry piece is an original work, too. My inspiration for the boats in the sky comes from a photo DH did years ago of a double exposure of boats in the sky and I believe he took a picture at the same spot or very close to where I capture my own image of the boats.

 

 

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share! What’s next? How about a little Monday Mewzik & Mewzings

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Have a songsational Saturday!

 

Saturday Songsuasion #JakeOwen & Sillies #BadLipReading #s-ART-urday summer magic

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! How was your work week? Mine about average. It’s hard to get things done in the evenings, but DH and I are making headway at tackling chores that need our attention. Wouldn’t it be grand, if we had all the money in the world to do whatever we want, when ever we wanted? Yep, it sure would! I heard a song recently, which resonates these sorta sentiments.

 

 

Florida born Jake Owens must have thought his destiny lied in professional golf, but a wakeboard accident in college left him unable to return to the sport. What a bummer! However, while recuperating from reconstructive surgery Jake taught himself to play a neighbor’s guitar. I always wanted to learn. My hands are too small, though. Any who, his first gig was playing at a campus bar where he eventually became a regular performer and began writing his own songs.

Owen moved to Nashville like most serious artists do to pursue his dreams. To make a long story short the ice breaker for his career came when a bank teller asked for one of his CDs who then sent it to Warner/Chapell Music publishing company. They didn’t give him a contract, instead it opened the door for Jake to meet Jimmy Ritchey, record producer/songwriter and with his collaboration along with songwriter, Chuck Jones wrote Ghosts. The song was written for Kenny Chesney, but he never recorded the track. However in 2005 the song drew Nashville executives attention from Sony BMG who did sign Owen under their RCA label.  Owen’s music hit the Country charts throughout the years, but it wasn’t until 2011 that he got his #1 hit with his third album and lead title song.

 

I like Jake’s new clean, cut image. I think he’s more attractive below than with the long locks in these vids, but I find this true of all men.

 

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borrowed from Jake’s site

Are you familiar with Jake Owen? Do you have a favorite song? Are you a new-country music fan?  Interesting tidbit: Did you know Jake has a twin brother? It’s true. They aren’t identical, so I know they couldn’t blame the other for things gone wrong very easy. lol

LtoR: Jake with brother, Jarrod ~image borrowed~

LtoR: Jake with brother, Jarrod ~image borrowed~

 

Speaking of twins, I went to school with identical twin boys ~ Ronnie and Donnie. The first time I met them I had no clue. It was like I did a double take…”Didn’t I just see you see you going the opposite way?”  It took me half the school year to figure out the difference between the brothers and they were full of mischief all throughout our school years. I wonder what became of them? Hmmm, oh well this morning country music inspiration came from a funny video DH showed me earlier in the week. I know you die-hard Avenger fans (you don’t have like Marvel comics to enjoy this) are gonna love it!

 

Other than this vid, what made you laugh last? Do you have giggles to share?

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Linking with Claudia #s-ART-urday! Photo-art project # 8. I celebrate the summer magic of wild roses fragrance in the breeze.

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend. Feel free to invite your friends to stop in for a listen. It’s a great feeling to share! Have a songsational Saturday!

What’s next? How about a little Monday Mewzik & Mewzings!

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