Friday, July 31, 2009

I just love this guy....

It's quite possible you've not yet heard of Ireland's Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club here in the States..... (key word being yet!) but I know it's only a matter of time before their songs are getting playtime on local radio stations.

I hadn't heard of Jerry myself until he licensed one of my Amanda's gorgeous paintings for the cover of his fantastic new CD, The Beautiful Untrue. One of the songs from this CD is a hauntingly beautiful love song, Back to Before... I'm a total 'romantic comedy' movie nut, and I guarantee it's only a matter of time before this song makes it onto the soundtrack of a future chick flick!! Here's a video of the song, which was artfully & beautifully arranged to a collage of Amanda's CD cover artwork:

(click on CD cover to see video/hear song)

Now you must actually see Jerry perform as well, so here's a link to him performing another of my favorites, True Friends... (you lucky ducks in Ireland get to see him perform in person, a totally unique, one-of-a-kind experience from what I understand!!)

(click Jerry's photo to see/hear True Friends video)

Okay, so in addition to being incredibly talented, and having great taste in art, he's apparently also a darned nice guy, as evidenced by his latest blog post... something of a "pay it forward, random act of kindness," request in exchange for a free music download. Please check it out here and have fun paying it forward! The world could sure use a lot more Jerry Fish's, don't you think?

Have a great weekend, all!!!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Studio cat...

Today was another productive day... I'm putting the finishing touches on some new designs to submit to my publisher, and it feels good to be painting again...

As you can see, I wasn't alone here in the studio... Spotty kept me company this afternoon...

... all the while rearranging himself to make the most of the warm afternoon sun shining through the window...

It's been a LONG, WET, COLD summer thus far and Spotty and I agree that these sunny days are such a gift!

Hope you're all enjoying the long summer days wherever you are!

Talk to you soon,