Laurie's Creative Dream Fund
I'm raising funds to help complete my new CD- 'Rise to Live'
(Funds raised are going towards - studio fees, musician fees -I'm going back into the studio at the end of August - to print the CDs and to market the songs), also to buy art supplies for a new series of art.
We are also shooting a video for the
'Boring' Remix by Teal Douville at the end of August.
I've changed the title of the new CD once again to 'Rise to Live'. The CD will begin with the beautiful piano/cello song - 'Rise to Live' which features Rachael Beaver playing the cello.
Section of 'Rise to Live' piano/cello
Other songs on the new CD include
'Give Up Me' (a new piano/vocal version) - (Semi-Finalist - Song of the Year contest), 'Listen People' - 'I Like You' etc.
The 'I Like You' dance Remix by Teal Douville placed as Finalist last month 7/2014 in the Song of the Year contest.
I've added one of the two new series of Rain Paintings to my art site - the latest Rain Painting series was completed in April 2014
Michael, my son, and I are completing a documentary on how I create the Rain Paintings.
If you have ever enjoyed listening to my songs, watching me at a gig, or looking at my art, then I ask for your kind and caring generosity and help so that I can complete and share my artistic endeavors with the world.
I love creating more than anything else! : )
Thank you very much! xoxo Laurie
Thank you again : ) Every $1.00 helps!
Posting quick paintings of tulips for you on this sunny Seattle day!
I apologize for taking so long between updates.
I do work seven days a week teaching private music lessons (sometimes 60 - 70 hours a week), and then I'm exposed to sick kids wherein I feel like my body constantly struggles to stay healthy. Last month I caught the flu, then a cold, and then stomach problems.
So, I appreciate your compassion and patience.
With help from Stephanie and Michael I am creating a new art site for the 'Rain Paintings'.
Two of my 'Rain Paintings' were part of the Arti Gras event in March. They both sold!
You can view the 5 'Rain Painting' series at my art site if you like: http://www.lauriemillermodernart.com
I'm also still working with Sean on the new CD, 'Listen People'. The first 6 tracks are tracks that are completed so far to be included on the CD: https://www.reverbnation.com/lauriemiller
We are working on producing and refining the tracks at my home studio, and plan on finishing the vocals, a few other instrumental recordings, and then mixing. I'm excited. I really like the new songs I've written, and Sean has done a wonderful job of recording and co-producing them with me.
Thank you again for all of your support!
Have a nice day!
I hope you are well and happy! : )
Sharing my first gig for this year 2015:
December 21st, Monday -
Winter Solstice Party at The Den Coffeehouse in Bothell from 7- 9 pm - Meet & Greet the Artist
I'll be playing a few songs from the upcoming 'Listen People' CD - performed acoustically. Ronnda Cadle will play some of her wonderful guitar songs, some of my students will be performing, and an open mike jam at the end.
Currently on display at 'The Den Coffeehouse' are a few of my new 'Rain Paintings' from the 4th series.
You can look at all the series and read about my 'Rain Paintings' at: www.lauriemillerart.com
My throat is finally healing, it has taken over a year, from the endoscopy procedure, so I can finally focus on finishing the 'Listen People' CD again.
I'm very excited about the CD - the tracks sound awesome.
You can hear some of the new songs so far at:
First five songs on my reverb channel
or 'Listen People' track on SoundCloud:
Thank you once again to all who have contributed to help me continue with my creativity. It is much appreciated!
All the best with love, Laurie
Sorry it has take me so long to post an update.
May/June were super busy long days of music teaching.
At the end of May is when students are taking their National Certificate exams and then in June is when we have our recital. It takes me a couple of weeks after this to readjust my schedule (students changing time slots and leaving for the summer) and to recover.
I did have a piece of art juried into the Edmonds Art Festival in June, and I currently will have 3 pieces of art at the Magnolia Summerfest this coming weekend of Aug. 1st and 2nd. http://www.lauriemillermodernart.com/index.html
In July not only have I been still teaching everyday, but I was able to finishing writing a new song, 'Keep, Keep Moving Forward'. I went back into the studio July 15th to lay a few new tracks for the 'Listen People' CD.
I've only been active on Soundcloud again for a few months, but the 'Listen People' track seems to be well received: https://soundcloud.com/laurie-miller/listen-people
In August I will be laying the final tracks and mixing the CD. We are estimating about 4 more days of work left
which is about $2,000.00 in fees.
If you can or wish to donate to help with the new studio costs it is very much appreciated!
Any amount helps!
Have a nice weekend!
I know it has been awhile since I've posted.
I hope you are all well!
I'm finally starting to feel better. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis, numerous ulcers,
and an infection in my toe ( I was on antibiotics for two months - my body hates antibiotics).
I had an endoscopy procedure done for the diagnosis of the numerous ulcers,
and this procedure scratched my throat. It has taken my throat some time to heal. My throat is about 80% right now.
Anyway, this is why I have been delayed in finishing the new CD, 'Listen People'.
Thank you all for your patience, especially those who have donated to the project.
I have new dates scheduled to record, and the new estimated time of completion of the CD should be around September of 2015.
In the meantime, my wonderful son, Michael, has been helping me with producing videos for some of the songs, and a video
for a song from previous CD's - 'Take My Hand', since it was a song to be included in 'Girl Makes Indie Move' Season 1 - along
with the song 'Just a Frog'.
Now that the sun is back we are planning on finishing the 'Boring Remix' video too.
We needed some sun and coordinating the people performing in the video to coincide. : )
If you like, you can check out the new videos at these links:
'Take My Hand' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apmjCD3LQhw
'Listen People' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTDbeUS0LGw
'Boring Remix' (video teaser) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s54H3afZ4ws
Thank you so much to all of you who have donated (it is greatly appreciated),
you can listen to a few music links we created in the recording sessions so far at:
Thank you very much! It is truly appreciated in helping with my ability to continue to create!