Day 30: Sing a Song

I was going to title this “Yay! I’m done!” , but this title is probably more appropriate.  I painted this quickly, and unfortunately, it shows.  But I am off to a three day quilt retreat this morning!  Fun!  I have put my paints away for another day.  So now I have completed 5 of Leslie’s 30 paintings in 30 day’s challenges, and I have been able to complete each one.  Granted, I am not doing fine art–so it’s much easier.  I have enjoyed all the other art, especially from Karin, Sandy, Sheila, Sea, Cindy, Susan and so many others.  And all the positive comments I received really kept me going, especially when I didn’t feel much like an artist at all.  THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support.

So today’s painting is really a doodle that I added some song lyrics to.  Sing was popularized by Karen Carpenter back in the 70’s, but I guess it’s really a Sesame Street song.  Though I was too old to have ever watched Sesame Street as a kid, I did acquire a SS songbook.  I love this song and especially the lyrics.  I truly believe there is joy to be had in the very act of singing.  It really doesn’t matter if you think you have a good voice or not.  Just SING!

Sing a Song watercolor on paper 7" x 7" by Pam Schoessow

Sing a Song watercolor on paper 7″ x 7″ by Pam Schoessow

Day 28: Acappella Birdies

These birds want to sing, but there’s no one to play!

Acappella Birdies by Pam Schoessow watercolor on paper

Acappella Birdies by Pam Schoessow watercolor on paper

a cap•pel•la

(ˌɑ kəˈpɛl ə)
adv., adj.

without instrumental accompaniment.

Christmas Countdown Day 17–O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful by Pam Schoessow

I love singing the songs of Christmas—especially the old sacred carols. “O Come All Ye Faithful” is one of my favorites. It was originally written in Latin –Adeste, Fideles—which literally means: be present or near, ye faithful.

For many years the carol’s history was unknown.   But recent research indicates that the words and music were probably written by John Wade, an Englishman. The hymn first appeared in a collection of his in 1751.

The original had four verses. I particularly love the last two

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation, sing all ye citizens of heaven above.

Glory to God, glory in the highest

O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord we praise thee, born this happy morning ,  Jesus to thee be all glory given.

Son of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

 

 

 

Sing and Strum

I do know how to play the guitar and I’ve even given a few lessons.  But I must admit I haven’t picked one up for ages.  I do believe that singing while playing guitar is one of life’s wonderful pleasures.  So why don’t I strum the strings more often?  I have no good answer for that.  When we are busy, even “fun” things get put off.  Sad.

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