Bird on Wire ATB
Art, Music

Music for Meditation: Bird on a Wire

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett Here's an original composition of mine that I recommend for meditation. I'm not a practitioner of classical meditation, but I do practice reflection regularly to understand my mental states. This practice of reflection combined with a fitness regimen helps me to (putting it generally) deal with life. As you listen to… Continue reading Music for Meditation: Bird on a Wire

Hero Comes to Town ATB
Art, Music

Press Play: Hero Comes to Town

I was messing around with my electric guitar last week and came up with a new composition. In my head, I heard an Ennio Morricone-style score, with a choir to uplift the drama of the guitar sound. I can't sing very high--I've always been an alto--but there is a "human voice/violin" option on my keyboard… Continue reading Press Play: Hero Comes to Town

Puppy Jolene ATB
Art, dogs, Products

Original Art: Puppy Jolene

Our puppy, Jolene, is about three months old now. She is adorable. She's turning out to be a sausage dog after all, as I had hoped. She's got a long body on short legs with chubby paws. So cute. I suspect her father is a German shepherd because of her ears; they're large for her… Continue reading Original Art: Puppy Jolene

NYC skyline notebook
Art, design

Notebooks and Stationary with Hand-Drawn Covers

Are you writer? An artist? Someone who likes to journal? If any of the above, consider my selection of notebooks, each featuring a hand-drawn, original illustration by yours truly. They're fun to carry around as a catchall repository for thoughts, sketches, ideas, mind mapping, etc. You can buy the notebooks lined or unlined. They are… Continue reading Notebooks and Stationary with Hand-Drawn Covers

Rainy afternoon Illustration by Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, Music

Original Music: Rainy Afternoon

I created another acoustic guitar instrumental track, continuing to experiment with Audacity. Same method as my last track: I recorded a snippet of rhythm guitar, copied and pasted it into a sequence in the Audacity timeline, then recorded a solo over the rhythm.   You can listen to my last track here and watch a… Continue reading Original Music: Rainy Afternoon