Three Distinct Sounds – Music for Your Soul

The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys combined music from the score of “Indian Jones and the Last Crusade” with the classical arrangement of “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in a video that was filmed in Petra, Jordan.
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Angel City Chorale – How to Make the Sound of a Rain Storm

Angel City Chorale (ACC) is a Los Angeles  multi-cultural choir of 160 singers. They are conducted by founder and artistic director Sue Fink. They performed this version of the song, Africa, in 2018 for American’s Got Talent.

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DoodleChaos

DoodleChaos makes kinetic art and synchronizes ‘things’ to music. In this video, the Little Line Rider bumps along to Beethoven’s 5th.

Inspiration

Accuracy
Quote Investigator – Garson O’Toole diligently seeks the truth about quotations. Who really said what?
Snopes.com – Rumor has it – a reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Artists, Artisans, Crafts and Creative Minds
Bent Objects – Simple objects rearranged to create humorous figures.
Real Snail Mail – mail delivered by real snails.
Guillermo Forchino – delightful comic art objects that often resemble the world of comic strip and cartoon characters.
Curliosity – functional and decorative objects from brass and copper.
Pondering Pool – the humorous art of Susan Mrosek.
Egg-Bot Project – a machine that can draw intricate designs on spherical or egg-shaped objects.
Calvin Nicholls – wildlife and nature scenes crafted from archival paper by a Canadian artist.
Cut Out and Keep -online community makes and shares step-by-step craft tutorials.
Instructables – DIY instructions for just about anything you would want to make.
Drywall Art Sculpture -artist Bernie Mitchell uses drywall compound as a sculpture medium.
Michael Paul Smith and Elgin Park – Michael has crafted a 1/24th-scale recreation of everyday scenes from mid-20th century America, ranging from the 1920s to the mid-1960s.
Jake Cress – Jake creates classic, original, fantasy, and restored furniture made with 18th century techniques. In a world where furniture makers call themselves artists, Jake pokes fun by building pieces that make you laugh, and maybe think.
Kate McLean’s smell maps -Kate interviews a range of people—longtime residents, new arrivals and tourists—and sometimes even walks with them across their neighborhoods as they describe the smells they encounter. She then draws a map with contours or plots points that describe the range and intensity of smells as they waft from their sources.
Mad Man Knitting – from hobby to necessity, this man explores what knitting means to him.
Cardboard Box Office – a family that recreates movie sets out of cardboxes and household items.
The Jefferson Grid – Images from Google that fit in one square mile.

Authors
Lynne Truss – British writer and punctuation specialist
Robert Fulghum – American author and humorist
Stuart McLean – Canadian author of the Vinyl Cafe books and radio show – where the motto is: “We May Not Be Big, But We’re Small”.
Garrison Keillor – the wise, low key observations of the American author of the program ‘A Prairie Home Companion’.

Cartoons
Savage Chickens – Canadian artist Doug Savage’s cartoons on sticky notes.
‘Let it Slide’ Greeting Cards – by Charles Gulotta with illustrations by Ron Leishman of Toonaday
Simon’s Cat – a charming, yet mischievous cartoon cat that lives with Simon Tofield.
The Wizard of Draws – cartoons by Jeff Bucchino.
Vladstudio – playful wallpapers, apps, games and more by Russian digital artist Vlad Gerasimov.
Google Doodles – all the doodles that appear next to the Google Search box.
Doodlemum – Angie Stevens delightful drawings of her family and their daily adventures.
For Better or For Worse – an archive of the work of Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston.
The Middlest Sister – comics created by painstakingly cutting and pasting scrap paper and other items.
Mike Smith, Illustrator -an autobiographical comic about a family with young children.

Food
The World Carrot Museum – everything you would ever want to know about Carrots
the decorated cookie – a fun and funky blog about decorated cookies, painted marshmallows and other crafty sweets.

Galleries and Museums
Google Cultural Institute – Digitized Art Galleries and Artists from around the World

Go Grey, Girl!
Louise Pitre – Canadian actress
Anne Kreamer – author of “Going Gray”.

Halloween
Extreme Pumpkins – everything you need to know about pumpkin carving

Inspiration and Learning
TED Talks – A nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Introverts
Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts, A TED talk. Also go to Susan’s web site with information about The Quiet Revolution.

Photography
Christopher Martin Photography – wildlife photographer from Alberta, Canada
Andrew White – day-to-day activities of a LEGO minifig photographer.

Seniors
A Good Goodbye – The Family Plot Blog

Television, Movies, Performers
Rick Mercer – Canadian comedy and culture show
National Film Board of Canada -An online Screening Room that offers free streaming of documentary, animated films and interactive stories, all of which explore the world from a Canadian point of view.
Jeanne Robertson – extremely funny motivational speaker.

Trades and Training
profoundly disconnected – Mike Rowe’s website – the goal of Profoundly Disconnected is to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success.

Quotations
The Quote Garden – established 1998 by Terri Guillemets
Quotations, The Other Pages – thousands of quotations drawn from hundreds of sources.
Demotivators – tongue in cheek – crushing dreams with hard truths.

Words and Images
Wordle – A free tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
Choosing and Using Type – You might never have consciously noticed the typefaces you read.

 

Not Your Average Ukulele Players

Uke can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you just might find uke get what you need!
– uke4ia –

After this past week of destruction and immense sadness, I was ready for something uplifting. The Ukuleles were perfect – made me cry another bucket load, but for a different reason.

Here is the link to The Ukulele Orchestra of  Great Britain and to their DVD – Anarchy in the Ukulele.