Shabby Miss Jenn

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

My Creative Muse likes her music LOUD


My home is never fully quiet. I'm not talking children fighting or hearing traffic backed up in the street. (Well for one thing, I don't have children and I live on a very rural back country road.) I'm talking about how music is always playing from some corner of the farmhouse. We have stacks of cds that over the years, have been purchased. Some still have their covers. A few are laying in special cases we had to buy so they won't be scratched too much and become useless. Many are downloaded tunes that we play thru the speaker system on my laptop. Some evenings it's video after video being streamed thru Youtube.

I listen to a wide array of music. Each style speaks to a different part of my creative muse. Some music I can sit back and sketch in my notebooks. Not really focused and yet my pencil lead skims across paper like skates on a frozen pond.
Other times my sewing machine pedal is smoking, that needle is slamming thru fabric and you can't even keep up with the drum beats slamming in the background.

Do you create with music floating around you like creative mist soaking into your skin?

Here is a small sampling of what my muse has been creating to the last little while.

Leeroy Stagger

The Wailin'Jennys

And many afternoons I have had the cd "In Your Dreams" by Stevie Nicks playing in a continuous loop for hours

Happy Listening!
Tracy Cedara Dunn of Thru The Attic Door and Thru the Attic Door 2


Glitter and Grunge Studio said...

LOVE it!!!

I often have music playing exactly to drown out the noise of children bickering... LOL

I like to use music to set the mood of what it is I want to paint or make. If I'm working on an angel, I usually listen to inspirational music. If I want to create a "crazy" abstract, I like to listen to Aerosmith. And most days, I love listening to soulful stuff like Claire Holly, or even some mountain tunes like the ones from the movie Cold Mountain.

Sometimes I feel too wound up to be creative. When I feel that way, I know music will get me where I need to be :)


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Music is such an energizer!!

Cedara_ThruTheAtticDoor said...

Music really can set the whole tone to how a creation comes alive for me.
Thanks for reading and leaving your voice