Thursday, June 25, 2009

What have we lost?

Today, was another numbing moment. Two Icons of Hollywood took their final journey home. Farrah Fawcett, may you rest in peace. Michael Jackson, may you now find the peace you so desperately sought in this world. Not since Marvin Gaye have I shed a tear for a fallen celebrity but last night I did. He was bizarre, yes. But he was also one of the most tragic childhood star stories to be a part of Hollywood.

I grew up with Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 playing on our record player and excited to have my Michael Jackson kissing poster on the bedroom wall. My sisters and I used to rush to buy the new J5 single when it came out and play it over and over again. Even though money was tight. My sister and I chatted last night and she remembers waking up one morning as a teen to "I'll Be There" and falling for the J5 then. They were and will always be a memorable sound. He was a unique individual and the world was always looking thru his stained glass windows. The older he got the more curiouser he became. Facial changes, long hair and quirky ways made him seem strange to people. But I think he never had a chance to live a normal childhood life and that probably affected his psyche over time. It must be so overwhelming to have never been out of the spotlight. I wonder what he saw when he looked in the mirror, when he was alone? Well, we will never know. I just hope that now he will be remembered for his outstanding concert performances and deep in your soul music that stays with you forever. I don't care what people say he was an Icon, he was and will remain my Icon of Pop Music. Michael, enjoy your journey home.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Life without RAIN!

Well, finally I was able to go out of the house and into my backyard for a brief moment. It has been raining so much here I feel like I am living in London or Seattle. Actually, I understand Seattle has not seen rain in over 30 Days. Ironic.

So anywho, I got and was able to take a few pics of my cuties MAX and BAILEY. I also took some photos of my flowers. Enjoy them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Art Zine News

Hello everyone: Its just about done and I will be taking pre-orders for SM*ART Zine. What is SM*ART Zine? (Share More Art Zine) that was created by me for people to share their knowledge, opinions, skills and art with others. There are so many talented artist out there and some don't have a venue to get exposure. Well, join in SM*Art. It is my goal to run this zine at minimum 4 times a year, but that will depend on how the initial zine goes. My first zine will have an artist interview with the wonderful and talented Leighanna Light, a project section, a gallery of artwork, and a vendor resource section to help you find some goodies. If you would like to place an order just head over to my etsy site
Don't miss out on this introductory issue.
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