Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tweeting Emerging Music and Other Things

Today was eventful on many levels. I felt a sense of special favor on my life throughout the day as one wonderful thing manifest into another, and then another, and yet another. I am too grateful for the wealth of blessings not to acknowledge them.

Something that is on my mind though is that I'm trying to figure out what, if anything, I'll do from here as it relates to music. For the past five years I used the Emerging Music column to give exposure whenever and however I could to raw, beautiful talent and talent that just needed one more little push. I truly loved doing that. But as of the early part of this week I ended my tenure as Editor of Emerging Music at Bellaonline.com.

While I don't want the expectation of a weekly column, which is a requirement at Bellaonline of its Editors, I do want to showcase someone extra special when I see them or they are brought to my attention. So, I think I'll start to "Tweet" about Emerging Music talents for a while. See how that feels and how that works for those artist. The challenge is going to be how to whet appetites in 140 characters or less, but I love a challenge. And I guarantee you, if the talent is there I'm going to make sure the world knows it for certain, regardless of the boundaries!

So, that said, I guess I need to go through my latest CD slush pile. There is bound to be something truly powerful and worthy of a Tweet or two in it! Give me a nudge if you, your management team, or your record company sent something to me recently that you think I ought to be on the look out for! I'm ready to try to make it happen for somebody!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Human Swine Flu

I'm just making sure I say this loud, say if far, and say it wide: Take every precaution you can to avoid the Human Swine Flu. This is a very real, very deadly threat to the world as a whole. Do your part to try to keep it from spreading!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Introducing "Living on the Edge Creative"

It looks like it is time to have a central location for showcasing and introducing new (along with older) creative endeavors I'm engaged in. The beginning of that new spot is a blog entitled "Living on the Edge Creative!" Take a look!

This is the direct link:http://livingontheedgecreative.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Seeing the Rose Open

Sometimes it is hard to appreciate the beauty of a rose if it is fully open when you see it for the first time. It is the same way with life, I believe. Some of what we treasure most is sharing those extraordinary, unanticipated moments with someone who knew us when all we were was a pocket full of outrageous dreams, and they still thought we were special, and still believed in us.

I had such a priceless experience a day or so ago. It was truly a Godsend. It put a smile back in my whole person.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Art of Healing with Yarn

When life becomes challenging ... I mean really, really challenging ... I resort to art as a means of coping. Shortly after Christmas a friend (Carol Kariotis at Kaw Valley Arts & Humanities) introduced me to "loom knitting" and it was the best gift she could have given me. Throughout the next few very stressful months I took the basics that she taught me in that two hour session and began to explore its possibilities with a variety of different yarns, including some extremely interesting ribbon yarn. Once I got the hang of it I started to add my own little twists, turns, and accents. It has been wonderful therapy! Here are some of my creations.
My personal stash of yarns! All Photos: Peggy Eldridge-Love

This is a double knit created on the knitting board. I just played with the stitches I'd read about and this was the end result. I doubt seriously I could duplicate the pattern! The pink bag below was also made on the knitting board.

What you see in the next few photos are a few abbreviated scarfs that I made. These are made on the round loom. I say abbreviated because the first one I was intending to make as a long scarf and my impatience -- my need for more instant gratification -- made me halt in the middle of the process. I wasn't sure what to do with what I had made and then I thought, "hum", and I wrapped it around my neck, found a lovely old rhinestone from my collection of vintage jewelry and was quite pleased.

Note: Okay, yes, if you see something that interests you I will consider making you one. Drop me an email at plovewriter@gmail.com and let's talk about it. :) Thx for asking TL