Saturday, August 10, 2013

Music To Listen To While Sketching And Watching Butterflies And Bees


“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” Albert Einstein

There is not a day goes by when I don't listen to some form of music. I wash up to music, paint to music, cook to it, and  most nights fall asleep to it.  When I was a child I heard music in the ticking of my parents bedside clock and when I lie in the bath I hear it in the dripping tap.  Music is an escape for me, a story. As well as immersing myself in pages and ink I mostly submerge myself in notes and melodies that fly me away to heavenly places.  Far away from the constant bombardment of negative news and daily dose of depressing data that is thrown at us via, media and social networking. Oh the bliss to put headphones on and block out not just the news of the world sometimes but my own thoughts that get carried away on the wave of it all.
I like all kinds of music but my favourite is the type that gives me goose bumps. That is the music that reaches  my soul. It's always a joy when I find a new piece that pulls at my heart strings, brings a tear to my eye or lifts my spirit and takes me on a flight as if I'm an eagle soaring high above the earth.  When  I come across such a piece I listen to it over and over. The other day I watched a dvd and found this beautiful piece by Alexandre Desplat.
Here's another wonderful piece by Dustin O Halloran..

And more beauty by Sigur Ros


I've been sketching in the garden and have continued to be outside in the good weather as much as I can.
   
The sunshine has brought out lots of butterflies and bees to the garden. So good to see.  
"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher" 
William Wordsworth


21 comments:

  1. I was saying the other day that I should listen to music more like I used to as it definitely lifts my spirit so thank you for reminding me. Hasn't it been nice to have a proper summer at last. I love your beautiful pictures. Karen xx

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    1. It has indeed Karen. Enjoy your music listening. x

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  2. Beautiful Butterfly photos - there are lots this summer aren't there?! I see you have a Painted Lady, none yet around here, but maybe soon.

    I love listening to music, it creates images in my mind... so I find it impossible to work on drawings of designs while listening to music as the pictures get muddled up! So I tend to work to speech... radio plays mostly.

    I often think of gardens in terms of music - all the separate layers making up a composition and always changing.

    xx

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    1. It has been a wonderful summer for butterflies which is so good to see isn't it.

      I'm a little like that sometimes depends on what I'm sketching the idea part is always the sensitive part. I also love to listen to a good story or play but I like to when I'm colouring in. :)

      That's interesting about the gardens. x

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  3. Your flowers and the bees and butterflies are a treat.

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  4. ~ Karen I LOVE your choice in music on here and I must confess I have cleaned my house, whilst listening to your beautiful music on your blog! ~ this summer has be magical and I want it to stay for always, in my heart any ways! ~ thank you for sharing your wonderful sketches, LOVE the human animal....Hugs Maria x

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    1. Cleaning a house is never such a chore when you have music on is it, as is cooking (which I confess is not my favourite thing to do always) I'm glad I've helped clean your house Maria. Hehe ;) xx

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  5. ...the drawing of the sleeping fox, has just bought tears to my eyes........i am so moved by it......x thank you

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  6. Thank you for the musical links.
    Your sketches look wonderful.
    I love butterly bushes too. I love to watch my two butterfly bushes and the verbens and all the visitors they get.
    Have a magical day.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks Eilis. :)
      They are gorgeous bushes and so good for attracting butterflies. I'm planning on getting another one a lovely dark dark purple.
      Thanks for stopping by. x

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  7. nice post here
    Hey Karen i love your style of blogging :)
    there are 2 blogs that i've found so far to be very helpful and have something interesting for me whenever i visit, this one and http://danieluyi.com
    Keep it up. I will be visiting again.

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  8. Lovely music -I will pinch it and listen to it more closely on spotify tonight! :) Thanks for sharing! xxx

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  9. That foxchild is so lovely. Would you mind sharing what kind of camera you use? The details in the photos are astonishing. My camera is limping along and I am trying to figure out where to go next.

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    1. Hi Susan ~ My camera is a bridging camera Fuji fine pix s4300
      Glad that you like the fox. :)

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  10. I'm with you on this, Karen, and I'm not surprised to see we have the same taste in music! I always choose music over news radio, it makes such a difference to my day. Gorgeous selection, thank you!

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    1. I think I choose music over radio to shut me in my little shell rather than listen to the problems and mainstream somewhat annoying music that gets played. I do like to hear a documentary or story on the radio sometimes though. I must pop by your blog haven't been over for ages. I'm so behind on visiting blogs these days. I blame facebook! ;)
      Glad you enjoyed. x

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