Musical Monday-Snowy Morning Blues + Monday's Muse

How are you this week? 
I hope everyone is off to a great start!

'Tis another beautiful day in paradise around here. You snowy-folks have my sympathies so this Musical Monday is dedicated to you. Here is James P. Johnson's Snowy Morning Blues (1944)

Looking for more random music today? Pop on over to these MM hubs, listen to some cool tunes & add something from your jukebox today: RunDMT, AmandaXmas Dolly and Hairbows & Guitar Picks.

How about a visit with Monday's Muse? I haven't posted one of these in a while....

Have you heard about Diana Evans' 100 Illustrations Project? She's looking for illustrators who are hoping to broaden their market by submitting work to a new book.  If your work is accepted (& you pay a fee) your get a page in the book. Diana is working with the Ingram Book Company & the book will be submitted to misc art directors, etc. For  more information here is the link to the Q&A page.

As I mentioned there is a fee.... so I feel the need to bring something up. Any time you talk about a putting out cash, some folks may get offended while others won't care. Marketing opportunity? Vanity press? Opinions will vary....

 BUT (here is where things get interesting) "a few spots" in the book are being given away for free. Yep, Free! So, you have until Feb 14th to email your awesome  illustration (or a link to your work). If it is accepted you may be one of the winners of a free page in this upcoming book.  For more info & an email address, visit http://100illustrations.blogspot.com. Also here is a link to the free page announcement on the blog.

By the way, I just found out it is Diana's Birthday today! So, pop by her blog if you get a chance & spread the love. She is also participating in the One World One Heart event/giveaway & you can find out more while you are there.

One Last Note: On 2/3 I'll draw one lucky winner to receive either Sammie Flame's original ACEO, Love or a $5 credit from RawkMama.Etsy.com + free shipping. (And you can find some very cool art or supplies at Sammie's place for five bucks!)
To enter the random drawing, leave a comment on this blog before 1 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 3, 2011. Drawing is open worldwide with free shipping to winner. Winner gets to choose which prize they prefer. 

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a fantastic week! 


  1. AHAHAHA! I love it! Perfect song as we wait for the next winter storm to roll in tonight! :)

    MMMM: Eclectic Mix

  2. I love the sound of the piano. What a fun jazzy pick!

    Thanks for the MM shout out! You ROCK, mama!

  3. Oooh tapping my fingers and feet right along!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Glad you are dancing with us today.

    Aloha! :)

  4. Stacey~
    You always have the best info on your blog, hats off to you....I know it is very time consuming.

  5. great great blues!!!!! love it.
    to answer you question on my record store status, i posted an addendum at the beginning(??) of my MM post....

  6. A tune to brighten up my day as the snow falls & we wait for 22 INCHES!!! Dang! So, thanks for sharing & playing along with us today! Hope to see you next week.

  7. As I sit here not enjoying the blizzard raging outside...I enjoyed the music!!
    Hugging you

  8. Love this! I hope you're not in this massive storm coming if you are stay safe!

  9. I enjoyed the music, Stacey.... thanks for your sympathy for us snow bound folks! it was good to catch up on your blog, as always, some good reading and some great give-away links!