Thursday, July 2, 2009

Why do birds sing?

I had a wonderful time at the Chanticleer workshop last week - singing, singing, singing...oh, and a little partying too!

I wore my "reminder" necklace there too - so thought I'd introduce him to you. I made two - one for me and one to sell. He' s called "why do birds sing?" - a little bird with his beak open, singing his heart out.....


I often get a little obsessed with the technical side of my singing. I take voice lessons and learn all these things and what I should be doing - but sometimes, my brain is so busy with all that, I forget to enjoy myself and think about the music. I'm concentrating too much on getting all the mechanics correct.


So I made this little bird for me as when I wear it, I think of "why do birds sing?" - and the response that comes to my head is because they can, it makes them happy and they love it. So then I ask myself "why does Ruth sing?" and it's the same reasons - because I can, it makes me happy and I love it!


The necklace worked well. I enjoyed the music and didn't fret (too much) about voice production. Good little birdie helped me out! He's now my singing mascot. Do you have little reminder pieces of jewelry?

4 comments:

~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

Oh, I bet you had the best time. I love Chanitcleer. And good for you for still taking lessons. I Haven't had a lesson since my twenties. Or used my *instrument* in a decade. And you can really tell. Multi octive range? What's that! ;-)

I hope to be able to hear you sing one day.

Ruth said...

Yes, I do lessons for a while then get too obsessed so take a break but then go back after a year off or something! I hope you still sing around the house anyhow...in the shower...to CDs....

Easterya said...

How sweet is he!! And Ruth has a lovely voice, heard it first hand, in duet with Harold the Parrot last christmas, SUCH a treat! :D

Ruth said...

I'd forgotten about our little Xmas Duet Fabs! The power of the iphone!