Home is where the (he)Art is

Songs from the Hearth 2.0 – living in a new world

Toward the end of June, Paul and I threw an actual live living room concert and art show at our house. We made it a facebook live event and also had folks stop by to view art and listen to live music. Doors and windows open, it was an airy and joyous event. 

Having an actual live audience, whether out there in social media land or face-to-face, was a whole lot easier than the youtube videos we were making toward the first six months or so of the pandemic. Interaction is really nice! 

So here goes – Love is Blindness, written by the Edge from U2.

Flagstaff was very new on opening up – it was really nice to play live. I had recently returned from visiting friends in Crested Butte, Colorado, where most public places were still closed for winter and mud season. I got some mountain biking in and some Rocky Mountain fresh air and some good friend time – I needed it! At the same time, I still did not get much arts culture in.

Trapeze © Holly Troy
Trapeze, 30″ x 48″ oil on canvas

It’s tough not connecting with folks!

Most of the spring into summer was a blur – this little concert felt like a turning of the corner. Oh! My painting, Trapeze, found a new home, too!

I feel like this one is going to experience (or at least be in the vicinity of) some amazing adventures. It’s going to a happy home.

The DIY show was a success!! Woot!

Gigs are starting to return, slowly, and they aren’t paying like they used to. Hopefully that turns around soon. About once a month I am teaching yoga outdoors, and I am continuing to make art and music. And, I read tarot (check out what kind of readings I do). 

I am moving from my current home at the end of the month – and not exactly sure where I will end up. My time in Flagstaff may be coming to an end – at the very least I am very ready to travel. I hope yo see my mom in September – she turns eighty! New York in September and October is my favorite time of year. I’m dreaming of seeing lots of friends . . . fingers crossed!

I have promised a few bicycle rides around the west side of Manhattan and have a fantasy of getting the old band back together . . . 

Peace and love!

Holly

August 12, 2021
Flagstaff, AZ

PS: Thanks, Tim, of Off Center & Not Even, for asking about Paul and the music. I’ll be sure to continue posting videos – life got busy lately and, well, you know how it goes . . . 

 

 

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I'm a rock-n-roller poet who left the Big Apple for the Big Sky Desert where I've been letting it be and grooving with universal love, singing to the gods, dancing with the muses and bicycling with dreamtime messengers. I like altering my reality through imagination, movement, breath, and makin' stuff.

21 thoughts on “Home is where the (he)Art is

  1. Super painting. I love the song, but you guys are messing with me. You either reversed the video or Paul is a super ambidextrous guitar player. I hope you find a place, and get all your traveling in. I can tell you need to get out in the world after being cooped up for so long. I’m happy I asked about Paul. I’d been missing your songs from the hearth.

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          1. Do you have your phone camera set on the selfie lens on the screen side of the phone, so you see what you are recording? That reverses photos the videos. It’s not Facebook it’s the selfie lens in the phone. If you used the regular lens on the phone, everything would be in the proper orientation, but you could not see what you are recording.

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            1. yah – its’ in selfi mode – but so were all the other youtube videos we made. I’m looking into seeing if I can switch it up so it doesn’t flip thinks around. i think it is set to mirror

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              1. It’s hard to say. If you record it and then upload it to YouTube without FB live, and it’s not mirrored, then YouTube probably corrects it.

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                1. another thing to learn – the last time the videos were backward with the lofi sofias – I flipped them on my computer, well, I flipped some of them, before posting to youtube.

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                2. I remember watching some of those flipped videos of the Lofi Sofias. I followed your YouTube channel. I’m getting suggestions for your 2012 meditative videos. You are so adorable if you don’t mind me saying so.

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              2. It’s hard to say. If you record a video and then upload it to YouTube without FB live, and it’s not mirrored, then YouTube probably corrects it. I added a link to this post on my post tonight. We are like Post-Its.

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                1. that is really sweet. Paul is doing a bit better, it’s been a rough year for him. his mom passing was a surprise, and then his friend Stuart passed about a month ago. We played at Stu’s wake last week.

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