Greetings, Art Lovers!
I discovered recording
audio as a young kid, grew up listening to radio (Detroit
Tiger baseball games, radio
drama series, and of course music). I'm not sure what
possessed my dad to let my sister and I use his
tape recorder but my oh my what fun we had recording
our own made-up versions of radio commercials, storytelling
and even live recordings of family dinners (not really
sure what possessed me to record that?)
carried my fascination with radio and audio into
adulthood and have dabbled with recording some online
radio spots and the like. This odd desire to jump back
into trying my hand at recording and mixing sound again
has led me to explore that of creating an "audio
an "audio blog" you might ask? Well, it's
sort of like a podcast only shorter. Podcasts can be
ten minutes to two hours long, but I wanted to experiment
with short little blips of interesting topics. Keeping
these anywhere from one to four minutes short.
pondered on this idea for weeks before I finally just
decided to power up my .mp3 recorder and just do it!
So, what better topic to begin with than the outdoors,
right? Off I went (as seen in the photo above) to Oak
Openings Metro Park to hike the Horseshoe Lake Trail
with my little sidekick Reeses Pieces (miniature fox
terrier with really big ears).
here to read the blog post about this first audio recording
complete with pictures and descriptions.
a first try, I thought it went fairly well. Any
new project as you know is always a work-in-progress,
so I'm sure I'll tweak and improve sound quality and
such as I go along. I'd LOVE to hear your feedback.
Shoot me an email at rachel @ racheldickson.com and
share your thoughts. Topic ideas? Share those too!
here to explore this new AUDIO BLOG section of
never knows what shadows of our past might jump back
into our now. But I'd like to think the fun ones are
always welcome! What
do you think?
or other I stumbled upon the idea of painting little
birds. And my what a hit they've become and SOOOO fun
to paint! Wrens, Hummingbirds, Cardinals, and Finches all
such fun little feathered friends to work with.
Crisp Evening with Mr. Jones" is a 5.00 inch by 4.75 inch original
painting on wood, affordably priced at only $35.00!
Ready to add artistic flair to any work,
or home space.
here to get a closer look at "Mr. Jones"!
get a closer look at Rachel's other paintings, simply click on any of the
What Other's Are Saying:
out Rachel's NEW, COOL friends:
don't think we give enough credit to where
credit is due sometimes. Nor do I think it really cool
that most accolades aren't given until AFTER
those who've inspired us or left an impression on us
one-way-or-another are gone. With that in mind, I've
created a page on my website where I've begun listing
some of those people. Titled "Cool Friends",
it's on that page (obviously an evolving project) that
I begin to tell their stories.
here to view
Rachel's newest COOL friend Kelly
NEW Audio Blog is here!
is FUN!" Rachel Dickson
time....to introduce sound into the picture! The
way I see it, if companies spend millions of dollars
for a 30 second commercial spot to play during the Super
Bowl, then there must be something to this, right? Yes,
yes I know sound is only half of it...but certainly
here to visit Rachel's NEW Audio Blog
only...To Face the Sun:
day we face trials and tribulations mostly from
outside ourselves. This painting is dedicated
to inspire us ALL to let go and let it flow! Not
to mention it's been REALLY cold here in Northwest Ohio
and standing in the warmth of the sun sounds extremely
inviting to me!
this original abstract painting would be a great accent to any part
of your home, place of work or place of play.
need a little artsy gift to give that special someone? Give
here to view "Facing the Sun."
that I LIKE!
thought this was a photograph too at first glance! And
if you thought this too, we were BOTH wrong.
Kenneth M Kirsch painted "early evening paddle" with
acrylic paint on canvas!
Canadian Landscape Fine Artist
Kenneth M. Kirsch was born and lives in Toronto Canada.
Working with acrylic and oil paint on stretched canvas and board,
Ken paints the Canadian Landscape that he knows and loves,
in his own unique realist style.
paintings like these are HARD to find. And Ken nails
the essence of canoeing and the gorgious views that
canoeing often surrounds you with.
a five-minute art break and check out his work. It's
here to learn more
about Kenneth M. Kirsch's art.
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are entertaining. I remember watching Looney Tunes on
Saturday morning as a kid and my Dad would walk through
occasionally and laugh-out-loud at the adult
humor written into those scripts. Bug Bunny, Foghorn
Legorn, Yosemite Sam, you know what I'm talking
in Wonderland was a little different as far as cartoons
went. Riddled with life lessons and double meanings
this cartoon is chocked full of life-lessonry. And
the quote to the right is one of my personal favorites!
is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't
believe impossible things."
"I dare say
you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.
"When I was your age, I always did it for half
an hour a adya. Why, sometimes I've believed as many
as six impossible things before breakfast." --Lewis
a doubt I hold myself back from my own greatest dreams
and desires for one reason or another. Often times it's
because somewhere in my mind I don't believe it's possible...or
rather I believe it's impossible. And then I remember
this quote from Alice in Wonderland and lighten up a
bit on myself...and start to consider...maybe it
is in fact possible?
now 2013. No better time that now to start allowing
your dreams and impossibilities to become possible.
I have a quote hanging on my studio wall that serves
as a daily reminder to me that "sometimes the
unobtainable can in fact be obtained."
next time...enjoy your life! After all...we are the ones
Comments? Snide Remarks?
email rachel at racheldickson.com