Piano Practice


“Softly and Tenderly” – Will L Thompson Arr by Brian Buda
July 2014 Bear gives it two paws up

“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” Indian folk melody
Arranged by Brian Buda
July 2014 A small audience – Tumbler and Spindle by the window, Baby and Bean on the couch


“Be Still, My Soul” – Jean Sibelius Arranged by Brian Buda
November 2013 My hair looks so neat, didn’t like the length at the time…


“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending” – Anna Laura Page
July 2014 My piano cat Bear usually sits on the bench while I play…

Bismarck ND Garden Walk 2014

Garden Walk - Bismarck ND

See also http://vintagesoulrust.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/bismarck-nd-garden-walk/  and  http://vintagesoulrust.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/bismarck-garden-walk-continued/
This is my 3rd year I have enjoyed the Theo Art School Garden Walk in Bismarck. It was a rather hot day for the walk but I don’t think anyone enjoying the gardens minded. I didn’t take a lot of pictures but each garden was unique and worth exploring. Very well done!

Vintage Goth Parade

VINTAGE GOTH PARADE

30's Art Deco Compact Modernistic Geometric Gothic Vintage 1931 Gatsby Flappper Perfume Compacts French Houbigant Vanity Case Beauty Compact
$35.50
Vintage 1980's goth pointed // witch skinny fit patent leather boots
$100.00
1900's Antique Black Silk Dress Edwardian Dress Pleated Silk Lace Handmade Dress Antique Clothing Sheer Lace Dress MB
$255.00
Dark gray grey pearl drop silver earrings - Edwardian - Neo Victorian - Art Deco - Great Gatsby fashion - Daisy Buchanan style
$20.00
Vintage Gothic black pulled textured dress with malleable Edwardian style Collar and cuffs
$65.00
Sexy Vintage Black Lace Goth Bed Jacket Negligee Lingerie Nighty Sheer Nightie Gothic Burlesque Boudoir Sexy Wedding Night Honeymoon Cape
$27.50
Vintage 80s - Oxblood Leather Edwardian Goth Boots - 6/6.5 - Peter Fox
$88.00
Stunning vtg 60s YOUNG EDWARDIAN satin mini dress // long fringe tassle sleeves // appliqué detail
£90.00
Vintage 1910 Edwardian Black Silk and Leather High Top Louis Heeled Dress Boots Gibson Girl Lace Up Downton Abbey Size 7 Wearable Steampunk
$99.99
SALE... Edwardian Black Dress . 1910 Floral Antique . XS
$119.99
Vintage Gothic Black Velveteen Bridal Purse Evening Bag Wristlet Beaded Velvet Victorian Style Mourning Purse Hand Bag Antique Fashion Beads
$37.50
Steampunk Pin Silver Spider Brooch Vintage Movement Rustic Primitive Antique Gothic Victorian Gothic Brooch Metal Spider Pin
$55.00
Steampunk Faux Bullet Earrings, Steampunk Earrings, Art Deco Earrings, Edwardian Style, Black Earrings, Brass Earrings, Goth Earrings
$14.00
Vintage Victorian Black Mourning Gothic Brooch Pin or Pendant.   Very bold and elegant.
$45.00
14" Wide Black French Lace Victorian Style Lace Bridal Lace Antique Style Lace Black Lace Trim Victorian Costume Made in France JM21
$65.00
Vintage Mini Dress Black Velvet Goth Boho Hippie Mod Go Go XS
$49.99

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Storyteller Vintage

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a story being told in my head.  In my earliest years I laid out all my crayons and organized them by size and color, imagining them to be in line at school.  I drew endless pictures of people as I made up ongoing story lines about them.  My barbie collection was involved in these drawings and had very detailed, interwoven stories involving their days at an orphanage.  I can remember many of their names, nationalities and styles.  During my years in piano lessons I began a personal story, pretending to be a piano teacher who gave lessons on tv.   As a child I believed I would become an artist, or art teacher but after high school gave up my artistic pursuits completely.  Without the backing stories I tended to become bored with art.  Using a ruler to create lines, measuring the distance between eyes, negative space…it wasn’t what I was after.  Fast forward to my mid twenties when I stumbled into buying and selling vintage clothing.  Suddenly I had a story to tell again – each vintage dress became  a chance to create a character.  I teach piano lessons but not on television.  In what ways has your life mirrored your childhood fantasies?

Vintage Nurse

Healthy Person – High Blood Pressure

“Healthy Person High Blood Pressure”  –  That is what I google as I try to figure out how to lower my blood pressure.  I eat lots of bananas, avocados and even pure dark chocolate as these are supposed to help.  I try to do meditation, but can only sit still for around 5 minutes.  My condition is part hereditary and perhaps part psychology – knowing you have high blood pressure certainly doesn’t lower your blood pressure.  Every time I have gone to the doctor over the years my blood pressure has skyrocketed in anticipation of having the results show high blood pressure.  I started taking my readings on a daily basis recently and find that the numbers are usually 10-20 above average.  I drink more water, hearing this clears salt from the body.  And its good for overall health.  I am active, never sitting still and fairly young at 32 years old. I give lisinopril a try on Easter day.  After two doses, this wreaks havoc – I have a case of digestive distress so severe I decide this is not the drug for me and am simply happy to be alive.  Today I try bystolic, we will see if there are any severe side effects.  It is $40 more expensive each month, but worth it based on the info I find through google.