An Artist’s Musings

Creativity an artist’s musings
For the writer a driven need
Moving forward toward the unknown
Facing demons in anger’s rage
Fire’s brightness lights are burning
Keeping darkness at constant bay
Are we safe now
Seeking out our yearnings
Will the answers come out to play
Or will frustration be our companion
Until it’s our time to fade away.

© jk 2013

purple raining lady (c) jk 2014

purple raining lady (c) jk 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS WITH LOVE the secret keeper/jkm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS WITH LOVE

the secret keeper/jennifer kiley OCTOBER 1ST

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This Show Made Me Fall In Love with Julie Andrews

I Have Loved Her Ever Since

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Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall

Make yourself comfortable in whatever way it does it for you
Let yourself evolve into the show & celebration of Julie Andrews Birthday

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Darling Lili 1970

Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – You’re So London

Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – History of Musical Comedies

Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – The Pratt Family Singers

Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett At Carnegie Hall – From Big D

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ONCE AGAIN HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE ANDREWS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING TO ENTERTAIN US
AND YOUR SPREADING THE LOVE

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Audrey Hepburn [Nominated for My Fair Lady] and Julie Andrews [Oscar for Mary Poppins]

AND TO CAROL BURNETT FOR ALWAYS BEING THE PERFECT PARTNER THROUGHOUT THE YEARS <3 jkm

 

Private Moments #77 “Pass the Open Spaces”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #77:
“Pass the Open Spaces”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post 1st September 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #77
“All Troubles Seem Close But Far Away”
PAINTING “Paint 13″
by Shawn MacKenzie

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

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Paint 13 - Artist Shawn MacKenzie
To Discover More About Artist, Author & Editor Click on Name Above in the Titles

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“Pass the Open Spaces”
By Madison Taylor
24th February 2009

Passing the open spaces
Darkness invades the eyes
The light has dimmed
Into invisibility
Blindness has set the mood

Beyond life
The darkness is only
What humans would see
Angels and spirits
Light is so bright

Only they are capable
Of absorbing
The color spectrum
That fills the Universes
That surround our center

Our center
Is only ours
The Universe
Is beyond description
And depths of dimensions

Let us hope
Our thoughts
What reaches out for us
After our call
To end our place here

Traveling to Heaven
Or another side
There is room
In the Universes
For any possibility

Hoping someone
A good place to transpire
Is a kindness
The depths of the soul
Teaches us to observe

A wish for Grace
For someone we love
Is a special offering
It should be possible to give
From kindness and the depths of love

Meditating on the dream
Death will bring us
The words of death
Do not exist
In our language

What we mean
Is to give
Our Blessing of peace
Contentment in rest
Joy in a spiritual awakening

© madison taylor 2009

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

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“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

red-heart-for mj ghost 1

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creative musings: “art is one gone gone gone”

creative musings [dragon]
“art is one gone gone gone”
art & video by jennifer kiley
“gone gone gone”
music by D.L. Silk/Phillip Phillips
post Saturday 9th August 2014

it is what it is. hope some one sees something in the abstract.

art is one gone gone gone – d.l. silk & art jennifer kiley

my way of release & relaxing & being creative along with my words. <3 jkm

“gone gone gone”
by phillip phillips

When life leaves you high and dry
I’ll be at your door tonight
If you need help, if you need help.
I’ll shut down the city lights,
I’ll lie, cheat, I’ll beg and bribe
To make you well, to make you well.

When enemies are at your door
I’ll carry you away from war
If you need help, if you need help.
Your hope dangling by a string
I’ll share in your suffering
To make you well, to make you well.

Give me reasons to believe
That you would do the same for me.

And I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on
I’ll love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You will never sleep alone.
I’ll love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.

When you fall like a statue
I’m gon’ be there to catch you
Put you on your feet, you on your feet.
And if your well is empty
Not a thing will prevent me.
Tell me what you need, what do you need?

I surrender honestly.
You’ve always done the same for me.

So I would do it for you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on,
I’ll love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You will never sleep alone.
I’ll love you long after you’re gone
And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.

You’re my back bone.
You’re my cornerstone.
You’re my crutch when my legs stop moving.
You’re my head start.
You’re my rugged heart.
You’re the pulse that I’ve always needed.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum my heart never stops beating…

For you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on.
I’ll love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You will never sleep alone.
I’ll love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
Baby, I’m not moving on,
I’ll love you long after you’re gone.
For you, for you.
You will never sleep alone.
I’ll love you long, long after you’re gone.

Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum, baby, don’t stop beating.
Like a drum my heart never stops beating for you.

And long after you’re gone, gone, gone.
I’ll love you long after you’re gone, gone, gone.

“Yellow Sticky Notes” – A Short Film

i heart short films
“Yellow Sticky Notes” - A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 25 July 2014

I <3 SHORT FILMS

 

 

this video on animating “yellow sticky notes” is brilliant
the creativity & art that develops is enjoyable to view

here, i give to you “yellow sticky notes”

“Yellow Sticky Notes” - Canadian Anijam

Signed Yellow Sticky Notes Collection 2007-2013 DVD only $10 available at: yellowstickynotesanijam.com Includes Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam and 35 min. of films and bonus content. All proceeds support the Yellow Sticky Note Foundation which teaches classical animation workshops to kids.

Please tip to help support the Yellow Sticky Notes Foundation, which on top of teaching animation workshops, will also support the creation of more anijams with animators from around the world. Please message me if you would like to animate in future Yellow Sticky Notes Anijams! Watch my original Yellow Sticky Notes (2007) animated film at: vimeo.com/57726655

Facebook: facebook.com/yellowstickynotesanijam
Twitter: @meditatingbunny
Studio website: meditatingbunny.com
Instagram: instagram.com/meditatingbunny
Read artist statements and see photos of the anijam animators at: yellowstickynotesanijam.com

An ‘Anijam’ is a collaborative animation where various artists create individual short animated segments that are linked together to make one larger film.

For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada’s most acclaimed independent animators have come together to create a collaborative animated film. Yellow Sticky Notes | Canadian Anijam is an innovative and global approach to animation filmmaking and unites animators from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Halifax and all parts in between, to self reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation.

Featuring animation from the original Anijam creator Marv Newland along with Oscar® winners Alison Snowden and David Fine and Academy Award® nominees Cordell Barker, Janet Perlman, Chris Hinton, and Paul Driessen. To create the film, the animators were asked to self-reflect through animation on personal and global events that impacted one day of their lives.

Each of the animators created their sequence without knowing what the other participants were creating. Starting with a ‘to do’ list written on the day of a memorable event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing ‘animation meditation’ to create a visually animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky note drawings are linked together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.