Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chokers And Ukes


Hello there my beautiful readers! 
Can you believe it's fall already? Well, you wouldn't if you lived 
were I live, it's hot! 
The weather sure does like to play tricks on me,
It knows that I'm just waiting for it to get cold.
So I can pull out my ratty sweaters.


   Now I love being in college, especially since I can learn a lot about music and stuff. But after all my classes are finished and I've practiced hard throughout the week, I feel knocked out and tired! So I haven't been DIY-ing much lately. 
  All I really have been making is just chokers for myself. I have been wanting to make more to sell on my shop, but there hasn't been anytime too. 
   There is one DIY project that I have been dying to make for awhile now, and that's a Winter Soldier hoodie. You know, the whole metal arm thing? I saw a step by step tutorial on Pinterest and it doesn't look too hard to make. I just need to gather the materials and find the time to put it together. 



     Ah look who finally has a home! I bought my little musical friend a nice carrying case a couple weeks back. I was worried about him (Yes it's a he) getting beat up without a case. And the cool thing about it is that it has backpack straps so I can carry my uke everywhere! Yay! 


See you next time and happy fall! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dreadlocks And Old Books


Hello everybody and a happy weekend to all! 
Boy, I have some exciting news to share! 



     I have dreadlocks!! YAY!! Finally after a years worth of waiting, my hair was long enough to dread! Started doing them on Wednesday and I finished the whole head yesterday. My hands are kind of sore from twisting and ripping bits of hair (I used the twist and rip method, in case your wondering). 
     Now all that's left to do is wait and maintain them. Right now their all messy, puffy and shaggy, hopefully much later they'll start to tighten and pull in lose hairs. 



     I buy my books from a mini bookstore that's inside my local library You can't buy cheaper books anywhere else! That's why I don't feel guilty when I buy a lot of them. Last week I found these gems hiding among all the other books. So here we have: Heart of darkness & The secret sharer by Joseph Conrad, Longfellows complete poems and Book of the seven seas by Peter Freuchen. Can't wait to bury my nose into these books! At the moment, I'm reading a book about German history.

See you all next time! ;) 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Songwriting Inspiration

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     I was reading a book the other day about interviews from different songwriters, and how they started writing, how hard it is to get their songs recorded and how they got inspired. Some said, it helped to have a guitar (or other instrument) in hand, others said they needed total peace and quiet  to write, and so on.
    While reading that, I got to thinking how I get inspired to write songs and poetry. Writing just out of the blue does happen often, but I find that my best works are born when I have my ukulele in my grasp.  I'll be sitting there, just strumming some chords and then suddenly words come from my mouth! But sadly, I've forgotten a lot of songs because I didn't write it down quick enough, so I always make sure I have a pad and pencil nearby to jot things down as soon as their created.
    Inspiration sometimes doesn't always come to me when I play the ukulele. There are times when nature, reading, artwork and other music helps me come up with new ideas. I take what I see and incorporate it somewhere in my writings.
    It's just amazing how different writers all have different ways of coming up with fresh ideas. Just goes to show you, how everyone's ideas are unique, special and long to get out, and the way we do that is through music, art and writing!


Start writing! ;)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dragon Unseen


 Dragon unseen

I’ve never seen a dragon
No scales, no claws
Big leathery wings

         Piercing yellow eyes
Shining figure of many colors
Talons as sharp as thorns

Strength of a thousand men
Flame hotter than mountains anger

I suppose, they only exist in my mind
But there are days
Where I feel, I’ve seen one

As I look to the skies
Many dragonflies
I have seen with my own eyes.

-Lynn



 (Copywrite Lynn N)


    The time I wrote this poem, I was just let out of class and then went to look for a peaceful place to write. There I found a bench next to a small garden that had many dragonflies flying about. I had got to thinking, there is no way I could possibly say, that I've never seen a dragon! The proof is right in front of me. 




Thursday, September 4, 2014

Classical Guitar | First Week Of College

      Hey guys! I made it through my first week of college last week! I can honestly say, it was one of the most interesting experiences ever for me. I'm taking music classes, such as: classical guitar, voice, studio guitar and history of music. And there pretty fun! I have enjoyed attending them all. 
      Best part of being on campus, is the library! They have an endless amount of history books and a generous amount of poetry books. I know where I'm going to be hanging out in all semester! Those times where I'm waiting for my mom to come and pick me up (yes, I don't drive yet), I pass the time by writing some poems down, that are sometimes inspired by my time there at college. I come out of the classroom and seek out a nice quiet place to think and write in. 


     So last week my classical guitar professor, told all of us that we would all need a classical guitar (obviously). My dad took me to a small music shop and that's where we found the right guitar for me. It was a very emotional experience! Sort of like trying to find a best friend that will stick by you till the end! That trip had to be my most recent trip to a music store (I hadn't been to one in while). Completely forgot how fun those music stores are! They had guitars of all kinds, mandolins, banjo's and my favorite  , ukulele's!! Oh they had so many there, my mind was going mad!!
   

The head of my beautiful guitar! 




The marvelous detail of this guitar! 



   This is totally random! But I wanted to show you guys what I've been wearing lately. I made these little guys that are in my favorite countries colors. Here we have: Germany, Ireland, I know that the red, white and blue one looks like it would be the USA, but it's not! Most of the Scandinavian countries have flag colors that match ours. The last one is based off of my favorite character from Monster's University, Johnny Worthington. Yeah I'm crazy like that! 


See ya guys next time! ;)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Writing Poetry

      Have you ever got inspired to write poetry as soon as you finished reading it? If you answered yes, then your just like me! Just recently I noticed, while going through my old songs that I have written. That not only was I songwriting, but I was also writing poetry without thinking!! It hit me so hard, the idea of writing poetry, that I have read and watched so much info on poetry writing and inspiration. And I can honestly say, I am hooked on it! 


These are a few of the books that have been very helpful to me (of course one of them isn't a poetry writing help book. It's a folk song book for guitars, that I just had to check out). On top of all that, I have doubled my poem reading, and have been checking out poem books from different poets, and getting inspired by their work!


And this my friends, is my songwriting/ poetry book. it contains some of my songs and a few of my poems. One day if I ever get the courage, I'll show it to you all here! But yeah it's kinda private. 
I can't wait to fill it up with ideas, songs and more poems! 

Another thing, this is my last Saturday before I begin college. I'm just excited and nervous at the moment! But so thankful! ^^