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Time To Go Inward ~ An Open Letter

My Dear Loved One;

Please forgive this open letter, I did not know how else to reach you, and although this is a selfish act on my part I do hope and pray that just my few words and the song I include speaks to your spirit that I know is still searching.

My hope is you will  understand that this which you are going through will all be worth the pain and the struggle someday when you look back. I pray that you will come out the other side someone you like enough to know you deserve to be loved in a healthy, loving, and kind way. Though I am unable to be there for you for what ever reasons, your choice, or mine, please know that I am trusting there is a great chance you will read this.

As the song will tell you; Time To Go Inward.. I am not denying the incredible hard work on your part it is going to take. If you do, although a journey, I think you are going to like the you that you are going to find there. I hope & pray you have the nerve.

Our healing, yours and mine will begin once you are well.

This song I believe will speak to your heart in ways I cannot because of who I am to you. That is why we process and assimilate through music, is it not? My tone may sound reserved, it is. I do not trust my emotion here and it certainly is not the platform for it anyway.

For tonight,  for today, let it be enough that you know I love you, that this will never change. It could not. Know that you are in my prayers and my positive thoughts continuously. You know how much faith I have in this belief.

I have just as much faith in you.

POSTSCRIPT:   (Added March 29, 2013 after speaking via phone)

To you My Loved One:   you reaching out tells me the one thing I needed to know now from you, That you are in a better place today than you have been in a very long time. Today is all that matters for now. It may be all that ever matters. You have always my unconditional love always, sometimes that means having to love from a far. But it never diminishes the love held. Thank you for doing what you are doing. This too shall pass, and things will once again shine more brilliantly for you than you ever thought would happen again. Trust me.. but more importantly trust something more powerful than either of us.
I love you.  I am so proud of you.  Your personal cheering squad~

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Sculpting With Paper

Paper Sculpting

My next coveted paper adventure  in extreme. As the video shows you. This is what I am aspiring next to do with simply paper and an Exact -o-Knife™ with a single sheet of glass underneath for my cutting surface. That’s it!

I want to venture into a new phase by taking what I do with molding, sculpting, and folding so that I can to alter paper from flat sheet to something  2D next. I believe my love of architecture plays a role in my desire to sculpt and build with paper. I have been gearing up for this by creating 2d flowers out of just paper and  a spot of adhesive.

This is a whole new concept on sculpting,

I have done some 2D work. I love to create paper flowers such as these paper roses I do. Being able to be whimsical in the color schemes that Mother Nature just does not grow herself is empowering. I decide.

I have lately been working on creating a hydrangea and a daffodil (narcissus) but have nothing that qualifies for a photo shoot just yet.

My ambition to do paper sculpture is a progression of what I do, I like how life works that way adding new lessons when we are open to them. The flowers, mini-fans, mini-handbags, mini canvases that I am able to spatially see is what I will need for creating the different effects I want. I am fascinated by the nature of the pulp fibers in paper and how they interact with different paper weights and different mediums. It is baffling just how they can be manipulated.

Paper sculpting of the Floral Kind

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While on the subject of what the lowly, but ever so lovely sheet of paper can do  I’ll share some Spring Vibes with the  Easter cards I created for the little egg hunters in my life. I believe the kids will enjoy the cards, and the adults will simply smile.

Enjoy ~

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easter wish

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Old Friend ~ New Friend

After a couple of months of deeply ensconced topics here at Lady Barefoot Baroness my feelings are that something on the lighter note are needed, so this it shall be.

This time in my life is being dedicated to chasing  my dreams, both old &  new. In fact there is a common thread in my life now of old and new. I am combining old and new in my life everyday. I am also working on that proverbial bucket list of life and this is where today my thoughts bring me.

I have been around music in one form or another my entire life, as far back as a young child I can recall music memories. As far back as when I was about 3 years old I have distinct memories  of sneaking out of bed and down the hall on weekend nights and early mornings to listen and watch my mom & dad jam with family & friends.  Hoping always to get caught, every time, because it meant after a small chastising I was encouraged to join in and sing with the group., My first stage.  I was hooked.

All those  years I was involved with music in one form to another, voice lessons as a child, music theory as a tween, performing with a few bands, to managing a band and producing a demo tape for said band. However, I never followed through to learn how to properly play the guitar despite it being on a long bucket list even then.

Because I am taking on my bucket list of life, having had this wonderful new renewal and reminder of who it is I am,  I now also have a new roommate, a new friend.

New Friend, Welcome to My World!

 My Yamaha Folk Guitar:

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isn’t he a handsome one?

I do need to give this beauty a name, as I am slowing learning to play on him. I am taking suggestions I just now decided  toward that end to if you kindly have one.

  Learning proper is what I am doing, not just learning a couple of cheating chords like I did as a kid. My fingers are somewhat sore, but I think I am not practicing enough,  because they are not bleeding. Or calloused yet.

I have several musicians in my life who are giving me lots of advise. My little brother who plays and writes music is one.  All welcome. But my closest musician friend, the person in my life I feel closest too helps advise me on all the matters when it coms to these guitar lessons and my new guitar. The wonderful thing about this is I know the criticism if any is in the genuine best interest of my learning to play properly.

I love my guitar already. We have been spending the last couple weeks getting to know one another, this will be a fine friendship.

Old Friend. Where have you been?

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This book of music, copy write 1887 by Philip Phillips, is one of the many antique books I have in my book collection. These antique books were part of an in-law relative’s book collection for which I inherited as the rest of this family did not see the charm or the value.

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While unpacking one of the final boxes from my ” Moving On” recently I came across this music book above, Bright Gems. I have a thing for unusual music books. this book is an all sheet music for spiritual hymns popular by 50 songwriters in the late 1800’s and before. In the early 1980’s I sang with University of Oregon‘s Chorale society; along with show tunes, the classics, we also performed old spiritual hymns. At the time I shared this book with our director, and he went about finding a copy for his library.

Philip Phillips:

Philip Phillips

Phillip Phillips (The Singing Pil­grim) 1834-1895

Phillips be­gan teach­ing sing­ing school at age 19. In 1860, he formed a part­ner­ship in Cin­cin­nati, Ohio, with Will­iam Sum­ner & Com­pa­ny, un­der the firm name of Phill­ip Phill­ips & Com­pa­ny, to sell pian­os, or­gans, and Sun­day school song­books. Phil­lips fre­quent­ly in­tro­duced him­self in a town by put­ting a mel­o­de­on in a ve­hicle, park­ing on a prom­i­nent street cor­ner, and be­gin to sing and play. His mar­vel­ous voice drew large crowds.

Phillips’ other books in­clude:     New Stand­ard Sing­er (New York: 1868)     Early Blos­soms     Musical Leaves     Singing Pil­grim     Song Life

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On a side note about my music book collections:

My most recent acquisition to my collection is actually not so recent as it was a couple of years ago at Peter Yarrow‘s concert I attended.  I did at that intimate concert purchase his new “Puff The Magic Dragon” pop-out book, and his “Favorite Folk Music book.  Peter wrote an addendum to Puff’s story in this latest version. I will give you  only something to peak your interest by saying that Jackie Paper has a granddaughter in this new version. You really should make a point of going back in time with Peter’s new version of his old folk song.

Puff The Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow.

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With Peter Yarrow Autograph

Both books come with sheet music, and CD’s  of Peter Yarrow’s music. A must have in any Peter Paul &  Mary collection I would say. I did. For mine. They will be treasured in my heart always.

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By this time next year I hope to be able to play all 24 songs in this Folk Song Book as well as to play Puff too. I now the lyrics to each tune, have for more years than I will admit to.

Taking  Guitar lessons from Peter Yarrow too.

Old & New Friends ~

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Daily Gerald once again has come across a topic that is of  concern to bloggers, whether it has actually affected anyone or not it is probably something that most are aware of and dread it happening to them. Now being alerted to this subject, and with a little research, found that there could be a problem. However talking to Gerry at his site and experiences, have decided to print our and his finding. So below is the interview with Gerry.

Gerry  – Just recently I have the honour to be in conversation with a fabulously close friend, and our chats have brought about many things. The topics of discussion ranged from changing the world to posting. Human nature and attitudes often get talked about. It can also been seen on posting and topics, and the comments that people leave. But it is the comments that are not…

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