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This has to be shared with you.  Even more so if you’re an artist that paints to music, with headphones, to eliminate all possible distractions, to become one with the sound, to be the sound, to vibrate… but you don’t have to be an artist to have this experience, you just have to love music!

It’s a circle, never ending…
Lately, I’ve been painting to Rich Franks’ music, an album he did with John Pattitucci and Alex Darquidrums.

An album they did for their friend Jaco Pastorius. A gift from Rich to me. A precious gift.

Each time I know I’m going to be painting to this music, I have all kinds of mixed feelings, from being excited, to anxious, to curious, to hyper, to apprehensive, to… to….

I’m going to be writing on and off about this fantastic album that takes me on unbelievable journeys, each one different from the next, each time I rediscover this music, again and again…

Each time it is as if I hear it for the first time…

As Rich puts it so well: It was a lifetime of love for music. That sound is the love and respect for the gift given!

base-guitarAn album for people who can hear…

This album has perfect balance in everything, the sound, the chronology of the tunes, the rhythm slower… faster… gliding… accelerating, decelerating… it keeps picking me up and pulling me higher, deeper into a state of … grace.

But it does so in an ever so gentle way, giving me space to adapt before going up another step… another step… into my… Self…

And I paint. No rush, no stress, no hurry, sometimes going into details, sometimes enjoying wide strokes, calm, relaxed… and all this time, I am in a state of deep meditation…

Music is the most wonderful tool for self-development, self-growth, for those who are willing to listen with their whole being…

While I was washing my brushes after this session… out of the blue… Enlightment… I know why I’m here… I remember… on a cellular level…31353_102934583085425_1000010665188piano

The two paintings I am working on while listening to this music are not finished but I will post them when they are.

Rich, Alex, John, thank you so very much!


I would love to hear how you feel about music and where it takes you when you listen to it!

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Filed in: Health • Friday, June 18th, 2010


Reading and rereading this weeks articles brings new insight along with a deeper desire to learn more about how to allow the “spirit” of creativity flow between us, through us and back out again to cycle once more….Thanks, my friend…your excitement and enthusiasm is contagious…Cecelia
.-= Cecelia Gay´s last blog ..How Can I Tell You =-.


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My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
I love jazz. I call it freedom music. It promotes special values. I love intelligent people and good conversations.

Some people ask me how music relates to art. Personally I find they go hand in hand. Music is what turns me on to painting. It makes me see colours