Two of my beloved friends got married this weekend. Words cannot express the beauty of the couple and their families uniting, it truly was a glimpse of heaven on earth. Above is the ink and watercolor illustration I created for the wedding card. Much of the imagery was inspired by the stories within Women Who Run With the Wolves written by Clarissa Pinkola Estés (a cherished book of the bride).
In hopes of sharing more of my musical process and ideas I’ve created a MeaningLess Emphasis SoundCloud. I’m giving technology a great big hug and utilizing apps on my iPod Touch (inspired by the musician Wobbly). Currently loving the wild soundscapes happening with the help of the app Loopy. For example …
This fascination with sounds and technology was kick started by a 3 hour lecture on the history of synthesizers (notes below) provided by TCS at UC Davis followed by a performance by Wobbly.
I’ve been on one of my many documentary sprees and just watched the MOOG documentary on Netflix … but you can also find it on YouTube. This Schaefer Beer Commercial by musician Edd Kalehoff (who is also responsible for The Price is Right giggle) is hard to beat. Oddly reminds me of a David Lynch film
The sun it out, the wind is blowing and today I’m inside editing a video project that is WAY overdue. A part of researching for this project was looking up songs of the early 1900s. This clip is from the 1942 film Private Buckaroo, which will be my dinner date movie tonight (thanks to YouTube), feel free to join me, I’ll be cooking up a mean pot of quinoa. This track, You Made Me Love You, was originally written in 1913 by James V. Monaco. Happy Saturday friends.
Greetings Internet Friends,
With the start of a new year I will be taking a new approach to this blog. Instead of just showcasing what I’ve made I will be sharing more muses and inspirations (really more of what a blog should be) and let my website emilymade.me become my portfolio (emphasis on the become … it’s still very much a work in progress). This is all in hopes of taking myself as an artist more seriously.
Cheers to the future … staring now … by sharing these interviews with one of my favorite designers Paul Rand. Enjoy!
I’ll be honest, strange seas and skeleton families make for odd holiday vacations. There was lots of reading, solitude, and creating. I’m eternally grateful for time set apart like these, it’s a season and a shift in expectations. Below is a new loop, part of an ongoing project of creating sacred sounds to download and play on repeat. Hope you enjoy friends. May we all love well.