Showing posts from February 6, 2011

Weekend Inspiration: A Bridge of Hope

"Avenue "B" Bridge"

Sometimes we have to look at things differently to find hope beyond appearances and seeming limitations. This drawing represents an imaginative perception of a city through a lens of love and hope. Viewed through a lens of love, hope and expectancy, decay and rust can be transformed into building blocks for a brighter day.

As I progressed through what started out as a sketch, it turned into a colorful drawing which incorporates some of the ambience of each of my favorite cities.Under the heading of Avenue "B'" Bridge and the auspices of love, I suppose it could be summed up as a love of city or City Love. Another way of looking at a real city from an imaginary standpoint while showing and hopefully symbolizing the love of urban life as we know it in the USA. I don't think there is anyone around that would not agree that our cities could use some love and devotion.  With Valentine's Day just ar…

Oh Freedom

"Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, " If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, "You will be made free?" Jesus answered them, "Very truly I tell you everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. So if the son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:31-36

Soar in the freedom of the word today', knowing you have been set free.



Graphic design "ON His Wings" copyright 2011.cynthia wilson. All rights reserved.

"OH Freedom" public domain freedom song audio part of this message can be downloaded here.

Aretha Franklin to be Honored at Grammy Awards Sunday: A Special Prayer for The Queen

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who is challenged with cancer will be honored at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards music's biggest night. Joining in the tribute are Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride and Florence Welch. The awards show will air live on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, 8 P.M. ET/PT, on CBS.

I'd like to lift up Aretha Franklin who was born and raised in the Motown in her hour of need. She has been blessed with a voice that has been a force in the soul,R&B and Pop genres for  nearly forty years. Her singing voice and style is original. No one else sings like Aretha.When she opens her mouth and that amazing force of music and emotion come wailing out, your soul has been blessed .  She has given us so much. I remember every song she has ever recorded and as a Baby Boomer,grew up with "Respect",Ain't No Way,This is the House That Jack Built, Baby,Baby Sweet Baby, Call Me, and so many more. She started out singing gospel musi…

Weighing the Equities: Fret Not

I thought this was a beautiful guitar. A nice diversion from the deep analytical .

Alembic Custom Guitar in honor of Woody Guthrie Photo Source

Marketing the Bad Boy Image

There is something to be said about the tremendous success, media attention and hefty paychecks that a bad boy image can garner in today's entertainment market, catapulting many of the misbehaving or those rumored of being dark and twisted to the top of the Hollywood dung heap. Taylor Swift's recent album including a song entitled Dear John,which alludes to an alleged past relationship with guitar god/singer songwriter John Mayer was said to be the fastest selling album of 2010. The song describes Mayer as dark and asks the question of him "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
John Mayer's media coverage concerning Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson overshadowed significantly his extraordinary talent as an artist. Our culture seems to promote and thrive on the antics of the shocking and the outrageous. The brazen and raw outtakes are in today's reality driven market the kind of incidents that draw mass attention and are almost certain to go vir…

Multiple Grammy Winners Jamie Foxx and John Mayer Join List of Grammy Presenters

Grammy Award winner Jamie Fox and seven(7) time grammy winner John Mayer who is also nominated this year for three Grammy Awards, including best pop vocal performance on Half of My Heart, best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Crossroads", both singles are from his best pop vocal nominated album Battle Studies,will join the awards show line up as presenters. Their names were announced today in a growing list.