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Snapshot From My Studio: Feb. 20, 2017, 9:28 A.M.- 8 Tracks Monday

I LOVE to listen to music while I’m painting. It doesn’t necessarily inspire my creative process, but it keeps me moving along!

It’s pretty common for me to listen to Pavarotti in the studio, (I’m obsessed) or classical. This is the music that really keeps me focused while working. That’s how my brain is wired. But…

I listen to every other kind of music (as long as it’s good) outside of the studio. I wanted to change this up a bit. I tend to get bored.  I wanted to see what my brain could handle while painting.

I picked Mondays to do my experiment, because, well, in my mind, Mondays need all the help they can get, and I could use the kick start.

I found this site called 8Tracks You get a free hour of listening every week. After the hour is up, you’re given the option to upgrade for $ for non stop playing. I’m doing the free right now. What I like about this site is that you can create playlists and listen, or follow other playlists, of all genres.

I went on a search for playlists that maybe others were listening to for creating. Listened to a bunch, and jotted down the tracks.  These songs are from a combination of two playlists that caught my attention. Yes, I journaled it  😀

Some of the songs are keepers for me, like this one from Novo Amor.  And, now I’m totally into finding new music every Monday. But, I would love to find more sites where I can make or listen to playlists. Anyone?

Pavarotti *Sigh* *Swoon* *Heart* 

What type of music do you like to have playing while creating, or while doing whatever your work is, in or out of your home? Leave a comment here or Tweet me @LenoreCorey

Snapshot From My Studio: February 15, 2017 11:23 A.M.

Seemed like I was making corrections …all day long today. Sketchbooks are good for this. Doesn’t have to be anything big, this is a small 6 x 8 inch sketchbook. I just make corrections over corrections. The end goal, of course, is to get it right, with the least amount of stress! Working out a… Continue Reading

Are You a Little Curious About Silk Screening?

Before I got too involved with painting today I tried to organize a few neglected things, sketchbooks, loose sketches, things that needed a home.  I found one stray sketchbook that had been moved a few months ago from a hiding place in my old studio to a hiding place in my house, and then to another hiding place in the… Continue Reading