Poetry time

I’ve been going through a lot of self discovery. I’ve been learning to appreciate and I’ve come to realize that I am an amazing woman. I’m beautiful, intelligent, creative, compassionate, and loving. I needed to write a poem to reflect that self discovery and here it goes:

Standing in My Glory by Consuela Perry

Amazing woman that I am
I don’t need a man
Not to see my worth
Because what he sees could never compare to what I have inside of me
Warmth, love
Creativity and passion
I’m bursting at the seams with a boundless trove of compassion
They say a good woman is hard to find
But here I am standing in all my glory
Begging, pleading for someone to see me
Me for who I am
That I’ve finally given up and learned to accept me for me
Here I stand in all my glory
To finally accept the beauty that’s within me

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My first open mic night

Last night I had so much fun! Last night I participated in my first open mic night and it was amazing. I read four poems last night. I had only planned on reading two but we still had some extra time left over. I’ve been looking to get more involved with the arts community in my town and last night I took a leap and did something incredible. I honestly felt like I was in my element surrounded by like-minded people who appreciate the arts. It was really thrilling!!! I also see it as a great opportunity to network and meet new people who share that same creative spark like me. Just because of me going I found out about ither ilopen moc night events in the surrounding areas. I am sooo excited!!!

 

 

The music score

For most of us music plays a major part of our lives. I know for me music flows through my veins, but music plays an important part of a film’s success. Music can make or break a movie. Don’t believe me? I was looking at a documentary of the making of Halloween (1978). Halloween is an iconic horror movie and one of my all time favorite horror movies. Michael Myers creeps me out. In the documentary the director was saying how he showed the original cut of the movie to someone before the music was added and her final opinion was that it wasn’t scary. Later, once the music was added it became the scariest movie she had ever seen. I found that amazing although I already knew the kind of effect that music can play on a movie. Also, take the two movie trailers forbthe upcoming film Black Panther. People have commented on the music choices alone for both of those trailers. The music makes you hype, ready to see that movie. Music is such a marketing tool. Music is power.

I’m a scanner

Hi, all! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve contributed something to my blog. I wanted to write something today. As you know I’m a creative person. I love anything having to do with the arts (obviously….) But anywho I’m one of those people who’s never satisfied with doing one thing and sticking with it. I have so many things that I want to learn and do! I mean the world is so big and you’ll never learn everything that the world has to offer, but I always get excited about the possibilities. Like right now there are so many instruments that I would love to have and learn to play. Right now I want to learn how to play the guitar and the violin. I also want to get back into the tenor sax. I played that for 8th grade jazz band and haven’t played it since but I would love to pick that back up. I already have a clarinet but honestly I would love to get a newer one. The one I have I’ve had it since the 6th grade, so it’s time for an upgrade but not just instruments…I would love to learn photography but quickly realized that photography equipment can be expensive but someday I will get that equipment. I downloaded a bunch of photography books on my Kindle. I think I just get excited about new ways to express myself. Art is such a wonderful way to express myself. I already do that with writing, but I want to broaden my scope and dabble in so much more. Interestingly, though, they actually have a name for people like me. It’s called being a scanner, and it’s an interesting concept. Below I’ve attached an article that explains it in more detail.

http://www.getmotivation.com/motivationblog/2017/04/barbara-sher-scanner/

 

The universal language of music

I’ve alwayd truly seen music as a universal language. It may sound cliché but there’s no truer statement. I was listening to some Carlos Santana just know. He’s an amazing Spanish-speaking singer and just a phenomenal guitarist…like out if this world guitarist. Like one of the best guitarist in the industry. I don’t usually go out of ny to listen to some Santan but when I do I never regret it. His music is just amazing and I love music with Spanish influence because I’ve always been fasvinated by the Spanish culture but let’s get back to the statement “music is a universal language.” I think it’s true because even when you love a song but it’s in another language you’re just captured by the music. I just finished listening to Carlos Santana’s song “Corazon Espinado” and I didn’t understans a word, but I LOVED the song because the music was beautiful and made me want to get up and dance. Something about Santana’s music is magical. It just makes me want to close my eyes and soak it all in.