Painting and music: PlanetSaturday on Instagram
August 21, 2019 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Painting and music: PlanetSaturday on Instagram
I'd love for you guys to have a look at my paintings, and a... listen at?... my singing and guitar playing, all now available on Instagram.

My posts fall into one of three categories:

--digital paintings, often posted as time-lapse videos showing the painting process.

--selections from a bunch of portraits I made of my mom in the late years of her life. She'd had a stroke which left her unable to speak, and drawing and painting her turned out to be a good way for us to sit together without having to struggle too much with other kinds of communication.

--acoustic music, multitracked and, uh, multi-videoed to show all the different vocal and instrumental parts. Kinda like Pomplamoose only with just the bald guy. I'll be posting original music eventually, but I thought I'd warm up with some cover songs first. The genre is, roughly speaking, music for goddamn hippies. This stuff is cross-posted from my separate music account.

Anyway, sorry for sending you guys to Instagram. If anybody wants to follow me, it'll help me with my terrible insecurity problems.
Role: I did it all! They said I was mad... uh, I mean, artist and musician
posted by Sing Or Swim (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm no musician but I think you can definitely 'come out of the closes as a musician' I'll have to get an instagram account!
posted by unearthed at 2:45 AM on August 24, 2019

Thanks. I'm not sure whether I'm supposed to be chatty in here--probably not. But, briefly, I'm trying to fulfill a long-unkept promise to myself to put my songs where people can hear them. The amount of Someday that I have left seems a lot less expansive than I used to think it was, so instead of planning to do it Someday, I thought maybe I'd do it now. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement, and thanks to anybody who's got time to listen.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 8:18 PM on August 24, 2019

I really adore your painting style and the inclusion of time-lapses; the story behind the portraits of your mother adds a lovely bit of background as well. Beautiful work.
posted by youarenothere at 9:42 AM on September 10, 2019

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