Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday Art Date: 🎢🎢🎢 Musical 🎢🎢🎢


Hello Friends!! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Musical. One of my favourite musical movies is The Sound of Music. I grew up watching this movie! It was on TV every year around Christmas time and I never got tired of it. I think I fell in love with Christopher Plumber in that movie! Bugs Bunny had a great time singing in the mountains while posing as Julie Andrews! 😊 


I'm just as happy as Bugs is today because I had my first Pfizer vaccination on Tuesday! My arm was very sore and my lower left eyelid started to twitch like crazy for about 3 hours (so annoying). Yesterday  my upper lip went numb for an hour and I felt like I'd taken a few Valiums, sigh...very heavy head, dizziness, white pasty tongue...cotton mouth...my body doesn't like this chemical injection! But you know what? I'm on my way to being safe and I will endure the second shot next month and possible side effects for that reason. 😊 Please get your vaccination and always wear a mask, Covid is not gone yet.




In June we had the theme "Jump!" and a few of my friends mentioned that they always think of that Van Halen song when they hear the word Jump...This is for you TB, Aimeslee and Traude! I haven't done charcoals on white paper in a long time, but decided to try it out again - here is David Lee Roth for this week's musical theme. I don't know what's bigger...David Lee's hair or his ego lol! What a great entertainer!



Here is the video for Jump by Van Halen. It's so much fun! 😊 Eddie Van Halen (r.i.p.) is so cute in this...the drummer is Eddie's older brother Alex, you can definitely see the family resemblance!




Speaking of Eddie Van Halen, here he is in ink and graphite. He has great eyes and a very unique smile. That smile can light up a room. Love that rock and roll hair!!






Another musical movie that I really loved was Grease. I saw it in theatres and it was so much fun! Here is John Travolta in ink and graphite. What a character he played! I loved that story so much that I went to the staged show when it came to Montreal in the 1990's. Adrian Zmed played Travolta's role of Danny Zuko. Besides seeing Shakespeare plays and Death of a Salesman in high school, that was the only "Broadway" play I've ever seen.




Here's the scene in Grease where John Travolta and Olivia Newton John sing "Summer Nights" - one of my favourite scenes!!


During the summer I try not to use the oven as much as possible so we've been eating lots of sandwiches. This is my favourite, a CLT (Cheddar, lettuce and tomato).




I'm happy to announce that I have two more art tutorials up on my YouTube Channel! Click on the images or on the links below if you'd like to see them! In the Annie Lennox video, I have Jack with me during the introduction! 😊

Let's Draw Annie Lennox
Let's Draw David Lee Roth


Feeling Ducky Lately! (photos taken by me from 2015-2019)



This week's highlighted artist and/or blogger is my friend Louise from Standing Into Danger blog!! πŸ’— Louise and I have a special bond, we both have a pull to the Fundy Bay and the Maritimes of Canada. She is such a lovely person who is not only a geologist (OMG SOOO cool!), but a well-traveled lady about town, a pinball wizard πŸ˜Š and a talented writer and photographer! The photo above is part of her contribution to last week's theme of "Your Favourite Decade"...it's of her lovely mother who taught her some amazing life lessons! Please visit her blog!! πŸ’—πŸ’—


I'm linking up with these wonderful bloggers today, or at least trying (!!), please visit them for some really interesting posts! And why not join in on the link parties? You can meet some really nice people!! 😊

Friday July 30th : Paint Party Friday
Saturday July 31st: Eileen's Saturday's Critters
Monday August 2nd: Angie's Mosaic Mondays


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Musical" creations! 

See you soon!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date:

August 5th: Ditches and Holes
August 12th: Weather and Weather Lore
August 19th: Reflections and Mirrors
August 26th: Rough Textures

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! πŸŽ¨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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76 comments:

Christine said...

We both chose the Sound of Music, well done Rain! Sorry about the covid side effects you had.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you got your vaccination, it's so important. Lovely art again today. Sorry, I'm not joining in today, I'm not feeling good and need a bit of rest. Hugs, Valerie

baili said...

i think music is purely to feed our souls dear Rain :)

i am a great music lover and i think music has power to straighten and sooth our thoughts ,widen our horizons and clearing the fog from our minds .

i share the dance with bugs and with you :)

congrats for the vaccination ,yes i too felt all this for few days let's see what happens with second one .

Oh goodness your art is becoming more and more powerful with time Rain ,i saw this FLAWLESS indeed and really impressive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thank you for the fun videos ,i enjoyed .

oh we both are Huge fan of John and Nicholas since we saw "Face OFF " and we saw it many times together ,we have seen his many movies but not that old one ,but i think we will :)
Food is tempting as always .
you are amazingly talented and all rounder indeed :)
hugs and blessings!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

We have both had our shots now, Rain, and thankful that we have. After the first shot neither of us had any reaction at all, but Miriam had a day after the second one when she felt lousy and a little nauseous. I was fine. There is nothing especially musical about sharks so I resisted the temptation to add my link. Now had the book been about whales.......

NatureFootstep said...

Congrats to the shots :)

Todays art The Sound of Music makes me wonder if Bugs can sing. :)
I think everyone knows Travolta and the song Summer nights! But I can´t remember actually seen the movie. I think I was too busy that time.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Thursday to all. Its a Rainy Morning here in T&T.

much❤love

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

I loved watching The Sound of Music as a kid as well with ours. That's a great film and the music is awesome! I can tell Bugs had a good time posing for the scene. I thought about doing this one briefly but at the same time another popped in my head.

It appears those who've been vaccinated aren't totally safe. Some are getting the Delta strain. This is all too new for scientist get a handle on things and it may be like the flu where they are always trying to hit the nail on the head with each year's shots. Common sense is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and don't worry about how others perceive what you're doing to protect yourself. I hope you feel better soon only to get another round of this stuff that's dragging you down. lol

Your charcoals are nice. I think my favorite is of John Travolta. In my opinion that's your best one. Thanks for hosting the weekly fun. I managed to get a post pulled together for today. Have a great weekend!;)

Tom said...

...what a great take on the Sound of Music! Good new about your vaccination. Thanks for hosting Rain.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My grandparents emigrated from Switzerland in the early 1920s. When "The Sound of Music" came out in movie theatres in the 60s, my grandma went to it six times -- just to see that opening sequence of Julie Andrews singing in the Alps! She was homesick for the mountains. (They lived in flat, flat Saskatchewan).

Fundy Blue said...

Thank you for the lovely shout out, Rain! You made my day! And thanks for the videos. I was jumping and singing! You are so good at portraits, and I especially like John Travolta's. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's art. Mine will go up late tonight. XOXOX!

DVArtist said...

You are so cleaver with this theme. I of course ran out of time and had to improvise. I will be over later to see you newest you tube. Hope you are feeling better.

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you've had your vaccination, but sorry about the side effects, hope they clear away soon.

Lovely art and I enjoyed the music video.

Have a good week.

All the best Jan

Becki said...

So glad you were able to get your vaccine, Rain. I admire your attitude about the side effects you're experiencing. I hope your second shot isn't too bad in that regard. Your Maria stand-in, Bugs, is terrific. And I imagine we all fell a little in love with Christopher Plummer when watching The Sound of Music. ;^)

Rostrose said...

Haha, bugs as Julie Andrews! : -DDD Wonderful!
Did you know that the Trapp family comes from my home country Austria?
And thank you VERY for Van Halen :-) I also liked Grease (and Night fever too, I even had the LP). Great drawings!
Congratulations on your first vaccination! It's a shame that you had so heavy reactions - I only felt the arm (Pfizer too) - and no reaction at all with the 2nd vaccination.) My husband has already had his second vaccination, too (with a litte headake) and now we feel a lot more free. But tonight we will be working as extras again, and for that we had to be tested, despite the vaccination. (Of course the test result is negative).
All the best and happy weekend, Traude
https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/07/kommt-mit-ins-mohn-dorf-teil-1.html

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Odd story about the The Sound of Music: we performed it as a musical in High School. The movie is much better than the musical libretto (some careful editing on someone's part there!).

Jump. Junior Prom. My goodness, what memories. That song always makes me smile, no matter what my mood.

The ducks are lovely! Watching ducks always makes me happy.

Piece of advice from someone that underwent both rounds (Moderna in my case): Plan to do nothing for the day after the second shot. Trust me.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

I always love the sound of music and our kids did too! Sorry about your side effects and I hope that you reported this to your doctor? A lot of people don't and I think that's a real problem. I was talking to somebody a few days ago and she and her husband and four kids got the vaccine and we're really really sick for a full month. That's not really normal. So please report that to your doctor if you haven't already they really need that data. You may want to ask your doctor if you should get the second vaccine if you had such a bad reaction the first time?

Linda Kunsman said...

Bugs is adorable! Sound of Music and Grease are two movies I so love as well- and can watch them over and over and over:)
Fabulous portraits - you are SO good at this Rain!!
Sorry to hear you've had some nasty side effects from the vaccination. I sure hope the second one goes much better for you.
Sandwiches are a great summertime choice!
Happy PPF!

WendyK said...

Just love bugs in the sound of music. Fantastic sketch of John Travolta.
have a great weekend.

Phil Slade said...

Now that was a real surprise. Never pictured you as a Sound of Music fan. Even an old square like me would not watch that !!

I'm really enjoying your tubes. And don't you have a wonderful, soft lilting voice?

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

As soon as I saw bugs I thought Sound of Music.

Jean said...

I knew immediately what Bugs was! So cuter! Amazing portraits as well! happy PPF!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rain,

Love the Bugs and the Sound of Music. I could watch that movie over and over.
I like Grease too! Your sketches are fabulous, your videos look great too. I was lucky I only had a sore arm after my two doses of Pfizer vaccine. Cute ducks and a great mosaic. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the comment on my blog.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Congratulations for the jab. I like your charcoal.

https://craniumbolts.blogspot.com/2021/07/pics-from-hoskote-home.html

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

So where to start ... Well, Bugs of course. Bugs as Julie Andrews, what a hoot. This will tell you where I am age wise ... it was my daughter who grew up loving Sound of Music. She must have watched it a million times and still refers to it now. I do remember Van Halen though and loved his song "Jump". He was a handsome son-of-a-gun, so fun to watch for many reasons :) As for Travolta he started in my times and went right through my daughter's times (My son wasn't big on musicals, but he did like Trevolta). I remember him more for "Saturday Night Fever" ... who could forget that strut :). Of course your art pieces are perfect ... I love your art work!!!
Your duck pictures are awesome and you have some ducks I haven't seen so that is cool.
I have always been a sandwich person. It started when I spent a summer break in Chicago. I used to stop at a Deli on the way home from work and get the greatest Ham sandwich with cheese, onion tomato lettuce and mayo on yummy bread. Your sandwich reminded me of those days. I still love a good sandwich and they almost always include cheese and tomato ... my fave.
I am saving the best for last ... Hooray for you getting your Pfizer shot and if you are anything like me, you will feel a great sense of relief after you get your second. I am guessing your twitching eyelid was more a response to the stress of it all rather than the actual shot, but the rest of it was pretty normal. I was lucky and other than feeling tired after my second, I really didn't have any reactions. Now we have to be concerned with the Delta Variant ... not so much for ourselves, but for those we could infect if we get it. So it is back to wearing a mask , but I can live with that ... literally "live with that" :). So on to next week and with Ditches and Holes ... Yikes, my mind is a blank. This will take some thought :) Once again, I am glad you are on your way to being safe ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Rain! In spite of my best intentions, I didn't get my post up until last evening. I was lost in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and photos for many hours. Near the end I felt like I was writing a paper for a professor and racing to get my paper under his door before the deadline. LOL But it was lots of fun. Thanks for organizing this. You are an inspiration, my friend! XOXOX!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It feels great to get the vaccine and have that protection. Love your art...John Travolta is a favorite and he lives here in Ocala. Happy weekend!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Alright alright alright! Thanks! And I'll take a sexxy sketch of The McConnaugHUNKaHEY next, if you please! He's mulling over a run for Governor here. Haha, got my first chuckle at Bugs Von Trapp, too funny. I went to high school with the guy who taught Travolta to dance in Saturday Night Fever. Watch the lighted disco dance scene and how balletic Travolta is. That's was my friend Johnny's trademark as he'd taken 15 years of ballet. As a student, he choreographed all our musicals in high school. :-) Oh and have you read Valerie Bertinelli's memoir? Lotsa good stuff in there on Eddie, I was shocked! xoxo

Martha said...

I can't tell you how many times I've watched The Sound of Music and Grease, Rain! I went with a friend to the theater to watch Grease when it came out and I fell in love with it. I think my husband and I are due again to view it. :) Loving your videos! I've got your latest on my watch list.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love your bugs!
Sandwiches are the best.

RO said...

I totally love that you're into music 🎢, because I am too. Grease is the word! So sad about Eddie van Halen, such a gifted entertainer. Jump is a classic πŸ‘Œ Hugs, RO.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Sound of Music is one of those classics, I could recognise Bugs right away. Wonderful portraits. Hope you feel better soon.

-Soma

sandy said...

What a cool post - love the art and wow, I forgot about the song Jump - i use to love that. Good job on those portraits. I will check out your friends' blog. And Musicals - i agree with your choices. All good~

Angie said...

Rain - we ARE sisters from different mothers! The Sound of Music and Grease are two of my favorite musicals!!! And then there is Mary Poppins (the original), The Wizard of Oz and the Greatest Showman! Love your duck photos, especially "duck love"! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

EricaSta said...

Jump... Yesssss, I did if I could. πŸ˜‚ But love the Music. It's my time.

Love your painting, Rain, they are funny. I need some fun.

Happy MosaicMonday

gigi-hawaii said...

That is such a cute cartoon of Bugs Bunny acting as Julie Andrews. I, too, loved that movie and must have watched it more than 10 times, crying often throughout, as it was so moving and touching. I love that sandwich. May I have a bite of t. And congrats on getting your vaccine!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I LOVE musical theater -- we saw one production in New York City years and years and years ago -- it was Annie (with the original cast) not my favorite musical of all time, but a special place in my memory because Broadway!!! We've seen a few "Traveling Broadway" shows when they come to Eugene. The latest one was 'Wicked" -- the actress who played the Witch had been the understudy on (the real) Broadway -- I thought the whole cast was wonderful. But I still love the real old fashioned ones from my younger days best -- Oklahoma, Carousel, My Fair Lady, and, yes, Sound of Music (who couldn't love that one!). This was fun. ... loved your talent and your food (and suggestions) as always!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh PS: so glad you are getting your jabs! I'm so glad wew did.

Rain said...

Thanks Christine! :) I love what you did with The Sound of Music!!

Rain said...

Sorry you couldn't join in and that you're not feeling well Valerie, please take care!! xx

Rain said...

I agree Baili! :) Music does soothe the soul, and sometimes I think it feeds my spirit. Definitely gets me dancing and smiling! :) My second shot will be in September I think, if I can find an appointment. I hope the side effects aren't so bad though, but I'm willing to endure it. Face Off!!! I saw it! I thought John Travolta was great in that! :)

Rain said...

David, any creature can be musical...please join in any time you have the slightest bit of the theme in your blog post because we definitely love to see your contributions!! :) Glad to know you both got the second shots and it's all over now. I wonder about the rumour of yearly boosters though.

Rain said...

LOL Monica...I can hear Bugs' voice singing now, and it isn't as pretty as Julie Andrews!!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Gillena!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Cathy! :) I have heard about the Delta strain. It hasn't hit the Maritimes here yet, but despite me having the second shot imminent I doubt I will ever go maskless unless the virus is 100% wiped out.

Rain said...

Thanks so much Tom! :)

Rain said...

That's really neat Debra! Yeah...flat Saskatchewan for sure. When I live on P.E.I. for a year, I really missed the mountains. I can understand how your grandparent's felt.

Rain said...

You're welcome and thank you Louise!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Nicole! :) Feeling fine now and your take on the theme was music to MY ears!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jan! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Becki! :) I swooned for Christopher Plummer in that movie...lol.

Rain said...

Thanks Traude! :) YES!!! I loved seeing the scenery of Austria in that movie. I JUST watched Saturday Night Fever over the weekend to relax and I loved watching John Travolta dance! :) I'm glad your shot didn't effect you too much, I am really hoping not to feel bad after the second shot next month. I think it's so neat that you and hubby work as extras!!! :)

Rain said...

Junior Prom memories TB! Great stuff. I STILL can't get that song out of my head. The lyrics don't make much sense to me, but I am usually fixated on David Lee Roth anyway lol...I trust you, the day after the vax, I felt horrid. I will be planning a complete sleep and nothing day after the next one.

Rain said...

Thanks so much Linda!! :) I watched Grease and Saturday Night Fever over the weekend, got my Travolta fix!! :) I really hope the second vaccination isn't as hard!!!

Rain said...

Thanks so much Wendy! :)

Rain said...

LOL about Sound of Music Phil!!! I'm so glad you're enjoying the YT videos! I'm trying to do more talkies now that I'm a little more comfy in front of the camera! :)

Rain said...

Glad you recognized it Lin! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jean! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Eileen! :) I'm glad your vaccinations went okay. I'm not looking forward to the next one...I really felt like I was on drugs the next day it was horrible.

Rain said...

Thanks so much Shiju! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Andrea!! :)) I really REALLY loved your post this week! Especially that you tried my Bugs tutorial!!! LOL the Travolta strut...the first scene where he's walking with the paint can always comes to mind...Saturday Night Fever is an awesome movie, but sad as well. I watched i again the past weekend. The Chicago sandwich sounds amazing, though I'd hold the onions...or I'd be tasting them for days lol...remember the movie "Harvey" with Jimmy Stewart? One of the characters in that movie asks for an "egg and onion"...your comment made me think of that scene!! Honestly I feel relief after getting my first shot but like you said, I will feel it again in about a month. I don't think I'll ever stop wearing a mask until the virus is gone and not just gone, wiped out. Maskless is not for me anymore.

Rain said...

Thanks Louise! :) Oh I'm so glad you got your post in and I'm so happy you're joining us each week! :)

Rain said...

John Travolta lives in your area Diane???? OMG I'd totally be "accidentally" be trying to stalk him lol! ;)

Rain said...

Thanks Aimeslee! :) I actually did a stencil of THE McConnaughHUNKaHEY lol...and was going to do him for the "Jump" theme but ran out of time. I saw a photo of him jumping into a pool and that was enough for me lol! ;) I will do a drawing of him for you in the near future!! DENEY TERRIO!!! So neat that you're friends!!! I remember his infomercial on TV "I taught John Travolta how to dance, and I can teach you!!" :))) I haven't read Valerie's memoir, but I do love that lady, I need to read it! :) Loved your comment! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Martha! :) So glad for your support. ♥ Oh Grease, I can't get enough of it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Jenn! :)

Rain said...

LOL RO! Grease IS the word!!! :)))) Jump is definitely a classic! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Soma! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sandy! :) I think once you have that song in your head, it's hard to get it out lol! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Angie! :) Duck Love!!! Yes, I was lucky to get that photo!!! They are such sweet animals to watch. The Wizard of Oz...I watch it yearly!!! Love that you're into the musicals! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Heidrun!! :) ♥

Rain said...

Thanks Gigi! :) Yes, that movie gets me emotional too. I just love the entire movie!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Sallie! :)) I forgot about Annie! I watched the movie when it came out. Oklahoma!!! I saw the movie, would have loved the play though!! Glad you enjoyed the post! :)

carol l mckenna said...

Awesome portraits ~ Xo Creative post ~

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yeah for you, Rain, on getting your first vaccination and sorry to read about the temporary discomfort. In the end, it's well worth it to know you have level of protection something those anti-vaxxers can't seem to understand (aargh). I enjoyed listening to the Jump tune while reading through this post, thanks. I agree with you on Grease being a fun musical, but the Sound is Music is not a big favorite, but I did enjoy seeing it at least once. Agreed that not using the oven in summer is a good thing and that sandwich looked sooo good. The duckies were fun to see too!

Tarang Sinha said...

Lovely post! Beautiful artworks and those landscape photos are πŸ’š I feel like painting the third one.

I have saved your video. Going to watch. And I didn't know about Rain's Thursday Art Date. I will participate next week.

Take care.

Stef NL said...

Congratulations πŸŽ‰ on the launch of your YouTube art channel.