Monday, March 5, 2012

~Taken It All~

Good Monday morning,

I didn't blog yesterday, I should have, but I have been working very hard on developing my guitar playing callouses on my fingers.  It's been very painful and a helpful reminder to not put my guitar down for long extended periods of time.  In doing this, I was inspired to sing a song that my Dad had written.  It has always been one of my favorites.  I miss him dearly, and although I will never be able to play this song the way that he did, I know that he would've appreciated the sincere sentiment~  I thought I would share this with you, this Monday morning~

Sunday, February 26, 2012

~It's Sunday & That Means A New Song~

Bon Ivers' rendition of "I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time" is an absolute pleasure to endure~ It set a beautiful tone to work to this afternoon. Enjoy!~ and check out his youtube video of this song, *sighs* it's amazing!!!!~


Here's the link for his youtube video of this song~  You must watch :)

Thanks for sharing this with me John~ I love it!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

~Sunday Afternoon~

video

Another Sunday song~  For all of my NonasNote buyers and visitors.  Posted to share the mood of a Sunday here in my home as I enjoy having the house all to myself to indulge in art~ 

This song ugh, it is wrenching in every way, lyrically, melodically, instrumentally.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Artist :  Rachael Yamagata
Song:    Sunday Afternoon
Lyrics:

It's a choice
to stay
It's a dream
& I wanna wake

You have blood on your hands
and I'm feeling faint
And honey
You can't decide

I'm a drug
Ya don't wanna give up
Smoke your cigarettes
Make your love

You poured blood in my heart
and I can't get enough
I'm drowning, drowning
and you can't decide

It's not about geography, or happenstance
you need to fly, & take a chance
You don't need to soar to emptiness
Float on high, & forever dance alone

Your scared, scared, scared
cuz I feel like home

Hear your voice
Knew right away
If you were here
your eyes would say

There is blood on my feet
as I'm walking away
Rivers are red
Its starting to rain

I'm not gonna live for you
or die for you
Won't do anything anymore for you
Cuz you leave me here on the other side
You leave me here on the other side

(repeat 3 more times)

Not gonna shed one more tear for you
shed one more tear for you
I'm not gonna shed one more tear for you

At least not til Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Afternoon

Leave or Stay
Leave or Stay

Thursday, February 16, 2012

~Today~ The Usual Compilation~


Not every day looks exactly like this, but my inention is that today does.  Each day is a compilation of art verses real life~  Stacked in as many hours as I can possibly get in~  Wished I could stretch the hours today~  but yes, this is typical of a day, give or tak,e a lit'l more or a lit'l less art -vs- real life.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How Did your Wednesday Treat You????

Well, I'm super glad you asked.  It was very good to me.  Not like yesterday~  (although i am very forgiving)~  I was excited to get up, get motivated, and get a lot of work done.  I was hoping I wouldn't crash and burn towards the early afternoon, but not so, I managed to maintain a steady pace, thanks to my eternal friend, coffee.

So, here's what I did today~  I worked for quite a bit this morning.  Filling NonasNote orders of triangle neckscarves and headbands.  I'm sooooo close to being done! 


This is a lovely "teal" triangle neckscarf I was working on this morning.  I have, since then, created seven more in different colors.  (I'm currently working on the eighth scarf)~  I tried to avoid it at first, going shopping to get more materials, but considering what was on my list today, it had to be done.  So I packed up and headed out~


I managed to restock several shades that I use quite often, however, I did forget one, but of course.
I really should create a list that reminds me to make and take a list~
I spent the rest of the day creating triangle neckscarves, even unto the last half an hour~  Yes,
it's been a good day, a productive day~  And while the rest of the house is sleeping, I continued to work.  It's actually the time I enjoy working the most.


I still have much to do~  I am extremely grateful, however, that Wednesday was very kind to me.

May Thursday be just as gracious!~

Nighty~ Night!






~Dear Wednesday~

Dear Wednesday,

I see that you have bumped into the snow storm we were expecting, early in the morn, while I was yet asleep. All of our rivers and streams, all of our lakes and creeks sure needed it, how lucky you are that it has fallen upon you. 

Wednesday, I had planned on sticking to my routine which, by the way, revolves around you, but I have nothing to show today, no pictures taken for eyes to see, only you, only me.  My apologies that the plans you and I normally have today have been spoiled.  I never intended that, but your friend Tuesday kept me far too late, far too long, and far too busy.

And still, you and I are destined to share time today, there's no way around that.  Please allow it to be a good day, today, not so much like Tuesday, she was a bit cruel, a bit crafty, she was, no doubt, in a mood.  I hope that she recovers before she visits again.

Dear Wednesday, I hope that you and I can be in one accord today.  There is so much to do, please work with me, be kind, and I will be kind to you~

Sincerely,

Nona

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

~Lost In Thought~ (Better Off)

Better off,
To keep it in,
I have been caught,
Fumbling thought,
All that I am inside,
Outside I am not,

Try to take it all in,
Internalize,
Rationalize,
Verbalize,
To no end,
Is there no end?

Better off,
I think,
To keep me all in,
Tucked away,
Lest any part of me
Remains visible,
Tuck it all in,
Lest the hem of my garment,
Be exposed,

In complete remorse,
Tiptoeing through the unused pages,
In my mind,
Skip a few, rip a few,
Highlight an area of joy,
Turn the page,
And skim over a few more,

Better off,
I believe to keep me inside,
Lest my belly is turned up,
In complete submission,
A strange position,
To be in.

Nona~