Friday, 31 October 2014
The first version of Halloween Party went up on YouTube in 2008, it was set to Saint Saens' Danse Macabre and is still available on the LornaJHart channel. I was very pleased with the pictures drawn by Amy and me and with the animation and was very keen to use the ideas for one of my songs. It took me a while to work out an arrangement of the moving images for my Halloween song 'Scorpio Eyes', but I was pleased with the result when I finally got to grips with it.
Monday, 13 October 2014
AmiloFinn now has a channel on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/amilofinn. I am hoping to put videos of ALF Creations books and DVDS on there, as shown in the picture below. I'm only allowed 500MB a week, so it's going to take some time.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
I have recently been sorting out my music collection and have also been painting and drawing various pictures representing different artists, styles and genres. The two above represent Classical and Jazz, the Cellist is inspired by Jacqueline du Pre and Jazz is inspired by Ella Fitzgerald. There are ten pictures on the board at the moment.
You can find the board at http://www.pinterest.com/lornafinnigan/music-collection/
Monday, 6 October 2014
I had a really enjoyable evening, the night of the N-GHASaid concert on the 2nd October 2014. I hadn't been to the Northwick Park Hospital Social Club in years, it hadn't changed much and still has a traditional pub atmosphere.
The proceedings got off to a slightly late start and then we were treated to a vocal and guitar duo, Charles on classical guitar and a poet, before it was my time to play my 'Music from the Movies' selection of piano pieces. Charles had bought his keyboard in for me to play and my piano teacher had suggested I purchase a universal sustain pedal, which would really enhance my performance. The pedal was a very good idea and I'm glad I made the detour via central London to get one. I was quite pleased with my performance and people said it sounded good, it would have really good if the keyboard had been touch sensitive and had one extra octave at the bottom.
After my tunes I was accompanied by my colleague, Kiran, and my daughter, Amy, who sang John Lennon's Imagine with me accompanying them on the keyboard. I was really pleased that my daughter had got up to sing, that was the highlight of my evening. After Imagine, we had Phillopino dancing interspersed with Kiran's Indian singing, both were excellent.
We had to go early as Amy had school in the morning, but my boss stayed on and won the raffle. In the morning I heard that we had managed to raise over £500 for the charity, so I was pleased with what we had achieved.
Saturday, 4 October 2014
The set of 'Passtimes' handmade cards came from a set of website designs I produced, which never made it onto the web. At the time I loved looking at old style web designs like 'Pat's Web Graphics' and 'Moyra's Web Jewels'. The passtimes designs are based on the popular hobbies of fishing, genealogy, book collecting, gardening, drama and wine making.