Lila Downs… Cielo Rojo
Since Day of the Dead is our Halloween theme for the gallery, I am currently working on the music. The first lady that came to mind was Lila Downs. I bought this CD in 2004 when it came out and this is my favorite song on it. Sadly, she doesn’t have a video, but you can shut your eyes and listen to the soulful Lila. 😉
Archive for September, 2008
Lila Downs… Cielo Rojo
Three Days Grace – Wicked Game (Stripped)
The original is a favorite of mine…but this version has something unique
Well, good grief…I just looked at my calendar and October’s Halloween show is only days away. By next Saturday, all the art is due to go up on the walls (Hint Hint everyone) and in the jewelry cases. No doubt I will waste many hours… just standing there oogling everything.
This year, I will be toning down my routine, in hopes of letting the Artists shine and hopefully catch my pocketbook up with my spending. (Starting a gallery didn’t come cheap). I’m building a small set that will fit in the center of the room (where the movable walls usually stand) based on the theme “Day of the Dead” and the “can’t wait to see” art will hang on the surrounding walls.
I made some costumes with the help of a very mean, grudge holding glue gun and a very old, squeaky Brother sewing contraption. I think it’s still mad about the Scary Clown “red leatherette” tent top a few years back. Funny thing about that machine, the last time I used it, I could actually “see” to thread the needle. This year it was quite comical. Thank God Jamie had left behind some very old granny glasses…and more thankfully… no one saw me in them… finally getting the dang needle threaded. To tell the truth, I kept looking outside to see if anyone was passing so I could ask them for help! Wouldn’t that have been an interesting conversation…
Tomorrow stands to be a busy day…for I’m usually miles ahead at this junction. But I’ll make it and I’ll be searching again this year for that shy kid that gets to become anything they want to…just for one day…the one who inspires my reason and true love for Halloween.
Now go forth and get your kids ready! or your dogs…if you must 😉
As a teen, my friends and I frequently rode the bus to Corona del Mar. CDM is surrounded by the ever famous Newport Beach and it’s money and mercedes benz. If you are very lucky, or very rich, you might have a home on these very cliffs that looks directly down at the harbor. I’ll never have enough of either but I do love to stand on the cliffs and look down at the view of colorful umbrellas and children running .
I held my first boyfriend’s hand on this hillside while one my my 3 best friends, Shiela, painted a watercolor of us. At the time he had blond hair as long as mine, so if it wasn’t for my rounder rear-end, you would not be able to tell us apart. The painting is of our backsides facing the ocean and I think the “look alike” appearance is part of it’s charm. I still own the painting of me at 17 and Jay (a drummer in a band of course) at 16 and I smile whenever I look at it and remember that perfect day… 😉