Les Misérables: More Volume One Revelations

I’m really making some progress reading Les Mis.  Here are five facts about the book.  The first three don’t spoil any plot points.  The last two may.: 1. Les Mis is very long because Victor Hugo included lots and lots of historical facts.  There are entire chapters of historical facts with maybe one line ofContinue reading “Les Misérables: More Volume One Revelations”

“Oh, Holy Night”: Top Five Christmas Song #1

  “Oh, Holy Night,” 1855, John Sullivan Dwight Did you know that it’s likely that Jesus was born in a cave rather than a wooden stable like we might picture of today?  They think they know which cave it was in Bethlehem and the site is a now the oldest Christian church in the world,Continue reading ““Oh, Holy Night”: Top Five Christmas Song #1″

“Same Old Lang Syne”: Top Five Christmas Song #2

Today, I bring you song number 2: “Same Old Lang Syne”, 1980, by Dan Fogelberg Until I started researching for information on this song, I thought it was called “Toast to Innocence ”  But it’s not.  It’s called Same Old Lang Syne.  If you can’t remember it, google it to listen and then the images above willContinue reading ““Same Old Lang Syne”: Top Five Christmas Song #2″

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Top Five Christmas Song #3

Today’s song: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, 1957, by Hugh Martin. (The original was written in 1944, but Martin added the line that inspired the picture above in 1957.  Thanks, Wikipedia.) This is such a great bittersweet song.  When I hear the line “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough” it makes theContinue reading ““Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Top Five Christmas Song #3″

In America-a Watercolor-Digital Hybrid

Here are two new pieces I just finished for a project.  I mixed up the watercolor and digital paints, and it was so much fun. The Process: First, with a pencil, I sketched everything on a regular sketch pad. Then, I redrew everything in pen. Then, with a pen again, I traced everything onto hotContinue reading “In America-a Watercolor-Digital Hybrid”