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Do You Bazaart?

In Daily Musings on June 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Bazaart #collage #art #inspire #Inspiration

I must confess, I have an addiction; an addiction to iTunes apps!  I have approximately 70+ apps on my iPhone and God knows how many I’ve accumulated on my iPad {and yes I use them all!!}  My lastest acquisition is Bazaart.  This amazing app works with Pinterest, and allows you to take your images from your various boards, and turn them into beautiful collages.  You can snip, move, rotate and more to your creative heart’s desire.

Above is my first foray into creating a collage with this app; I think I’m going to have it blown up, and framed {Ikea does some wonderful  frames}. Look out for more of my “works of art

Let me know what you think, if you download the app, maybe I’ll create a Bazaart gallery to display our collective creativity.

Go to the iTunes store, where Bazaart is available as a free download. Click here.

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

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Poetry In Motion…

In Daily Musings on May 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

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Recently, I found this fantastic little app called “Poetry Magnets”,  I used to own the actual magnets when I  lived in NY, but somehow they got lost in my move to DC.  I had hundreds of them spread all over my fridge, and I would create little ditties whenever my creative spirit moved me.

I was so happy to find these, they got me thinking about writing my poetry again.  Writing poetry has been a passion of mine for many years now, which unfortunately had to be put on the back burner.  Here are two couplets I’m sharing with you.  Now that I have a creative outlet via my blog; look out for more of my work.  I’ve actually written a small book of poetry, which has been ready for years; which I now plan to self publish.  I hope to accomplish that major milestone very soon.

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Poetry Magnets are available as a free download in the iTunes store ~ Click here

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing™

Shine Brightly

Maylana 2013

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Afro & Bass…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on March 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

Esperanza Spalding‘s new deluxe  album “Radio Music Society” drops next Tuesday on March 20.  This is a 2 disc set (which I will purchase on iTunes or Amazon, as I don’t buy physical cd’s anymore).  I was able to listen to a  preview of the entire album on NPR (see link below).  This album is a  fusion of jazz, pop and soul  music, which showcases jazz musicians in an accessible manner suitable for mainstream radio, it’s a little different from “Esperanza” her second studio album, but brilliant in my opinion.  for me every track stands out on its own. The track “Land Of The Free” is particularly moving in it’s telling of the injustices in America, you have to listen to the lyrics for yourself to understand what I mean.  Each of the 12 songs are accompanied by a series of conceptual short films, which are on the second disc.  For the  iTunes/Amazon fanatic you will receive this as a digital download.

It is actually quite difficult to pick a favourite, as all of the songs on the album have some meaning.  This is not your everyday, empty, saccarine infused album, far from it.    There really isn’t one bad track on here, “Crowned & Kissed “, “Let Her“, “Endangered Species“, “Cinnamon Tree“, “Black Gold“… I could go on here.   This is an album you can just press play and leave it to do the rest.

Esperanza does an excellent interpretation of “I Can’t Help It“, with her beautiful voice, she truly puts her own spin on this classic favourite and does a very good job of it. 

The official trailer, watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpDMLPixO8s&feature=player_embedded

You can listen to the album, in its entirety here: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/11/147979893/first-listen-esperanza-spalding-radio-music-society

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