Friday, January 13, 2012

When I return..

I'm currently not near any of my lucky pencils or things that I use to compose. I know that is no excuse since this is of course Composing Friday.. BUT I will start my adventures back on the composing train soon.. I just need to organize a few things. Here is a song that I composed a couple weeks a go. Hope you enjoy it! I really like this one...well.. except the quality but I'll deal with that later :)

- The Clartist

Thursday, January 12, 2012

For this Random Thursday I'm just connecting things in my head. They may or not be true or relevant to anyone but me.

As a painter I prefer abstract art over any other kind of art. For me, art is an easier way than words to get thoughts out of my head. It's also just fun. When I start a painting I don't have an extreme plan to exactly what it's going to be or look like because usually I never know what it might become until I'm mostly done with the painting. Even after, I might not have a clue what it, the painting, is. I just paint to paint usually.

As a musician however, I don't know what I am. The only thought in my head is to compose, to put some kind of picture in the listeners head maybe by the title of the piece or just by the first couple notes of music. I may not know exactly what notes to write down and play but I try to piece them together without not paying attention.

It's easier to paint without looking than it is to compose without looking unless I'm improving the instrument. Like the piano or guitar it is easy to improv. Probably because it is easy to use chords where as the clarinet if I tried improving it is more like a solo with nothing underneath it or with it. Also, it isn't that I'm making things without looking as if I'm not caring it is more like I'm letting my insides control what I'm playing. If that made any sense. :) It did in my head.

Since I am just rambling here this may or may not have proved how insane I am. :)

-The Clartist

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shoot, Edit, Draw

I don't have much to say about art today but here is a drawing I did awhile back. Just an inspiration because of color. I took this really neat picture of the sky and then I edited it. Soon after I thought I'd try to draw the edited version. I did it with all permanent markers. It was really fun and the drawing always makes me smile. Hope you like it too! :)

- The Clartist

                                                     The picture.

                                                     After I edited it.

                                                    The drawing :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Why don't you..

Why? Why do you never do stuff you want to do? That is my random ramble rant for the day. And when I said "you" I meant me. I have not been very true to the things that I love to do. I have not painted, played any of my instruments, or even talk to people I haven't seen in forever. FAIL. That's pretty much all I can think of to say. This is a short ramble of.. shortness..? For this I will now go add more paint to a painting I've been working on. Maybe? Yes. I will. That is all. :)

-The Clartist

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cool painting yo..

Here is a painting I made for my friend awhile back. I really like how it turned out and it's the only thing I could think of to post for today. So I'll show the picture and then the painting. Hope you like it. :)

-The Clartist

The picture..

And the painting..

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Blue and The Grey

I'm in the local community college band and I have been since summer '09. The first summer I was there we played a piece called The Blue and The Grey. It has to be one of my all time favorite pieces. Anyways! This fall we are playing it again! So take a listen if you want.

It is actually weird listening to it and playing it now that I'm a second clarinetist. Still cool though. :)

-The Clartist

Monday, August 29, 2011

Quote Ramble Three..

"Make a game of finding something positive in every situation.
Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you
interpret events to yourself."

I'm not quite sure who said this but it is true. If you think your day was completely stupid just sit down. Breather deeply. And think. Think about your day and I bet you can find something worth smiling about. Something that made your day a little better. Maybe you stepped on a very crunchy leaf! OR while walking the s made something sparkle.

For me I play the ATTD game.. (Awesome Thing of The Day) This is where I post a status on Facebook or Twitter about one awesome thing that happened in my day. I got the idea not from this quote but from a blogger on YouTube called NerdzRL who got the idea from a guy who wrote a blog about the little awesome things. I believe his name is Neil Pasricha. He has also written two books called "The Book of Awesome" and "The Book of Even More Awesome". I really want to read them eventually.

Anyway! This quote made me think about all of this and I thought I would share it with you. Have a good day! And always keep your chin up. :)

-The Clartist