Time Trippin’ Playlist

I finished a new playlist at 8tracks.com, that spans 55 years! Starts in 1961 and ends up in 2016. 🙂


Dreamy Watercolor Delicacy

Sunshyne Art & Design

Watercolor painting is not what I would call my forte. I have never taken painting with them too seriously, but I love to dabble in that medium from time to time. For me, they are just intuitive and delicate little studies…in color, shape, & mark making. Relaxing, to say the least. I can get completely lost, like I do when I am in “the zone” with my acrylics, but it is a different feeling…more like floating on another plane of existence, I suppose. lol

There is some delicacy with acrylics, like when I do extreme detail, but it is also different. With watercolors, for me, it is a very dreamy-like delicacy. My colors(not always, however) tend to be softer. The water takes care of that, although they can be strong as well, and that is one of the things I love about it. Depending on the wetness of the paper, the color can be…

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Music & Painting

Sunshyne Art & Design

Music is another of my passions. I don’t play any instruments…well a wee bit of guitar, but I am terrible at it!…but listening and digging for hidden musical jewels, old and new is a favourite pastime for me. Recently I discovered 8tracks.com, and started making playlists there just for fun. I like to play them, and others I have discovered there, when I paint…especially in the summer when I get to paint outside. Something about sunshine, good music, and color…. 😀

I am often inspired and get motivated by the music I am listening to while I paint. Every genre takes me in new directions, it seems. I love classic rock to paint to, and it often gives  me the energy bursts, where my brush strokes become wilder, and  very playful. Blues however, inspires more thoughtful considerations…deeper layering, more subtleness, more detail. It is a little weird when you think…

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Listen To The Music

I’ve been playing DJ at 8tracks.com. It is a nice distraction. I joined it forever ago, to listen, but just never sat down and made my own playlists, until recently. I just started by making playlists I would want to listen to while doing housework, or lounging, or painting. Music always helps me cope with things, and it was a good distraction to sit and make playlists full of music I could share with others. I made them when I was going through my terrible July this year. My favourite of my six, so far, is my 25 year Super Mix: 1990-2015. It embodies my love for  90s rock,  and folk/indie/alternative….bringing back memories with the older songs and making new memories with the more current ones. It recently went Gold at 8tracks, which is awesome because sharing music with others, and having them like it is amazing! Music bonds people. Even though that site is not really a social networking sort of thing…other than being able to leave comments like here at WP….it connects people just by bringing music to their lives. By discovering something new, or taking a memory lane walk. I love to browse the playlists others have created as well….for the same reason. 🙂

What is extra awesome is that I get to embed the whole thing right here in my blog! 😀

Dedicated To My Dad

I lost my Dad on Monday, July 18, 2016. 😥   He was 85.

Classic country reminds me of driving anywhere with him when I was a kid. He always had the radio on…

Ok…I need another cry now. 😦

Dad…this one is for you…it never fails to remind me of you…. I love you.