Musical Monday + some artsy stuff

Josh Ritter's new album, The Beast In Its Tracks comes out tomorrow. 

If you are looking for a mellow start to your Musical Monday you can live stream the entire album early over at NPR by clicking this link.

You can also stream his earlier albums at this link. Once there, click each album cover to listen. There are also a few free MP3s too.

Looking for some other musical genres today? Or want to share what is on your radar? Pop on over to Xmas Dolly's and join the MM hop!

It's going to be a busy week around here! Yet, I hope to share some pics and purchases from this weekend's Gasparilla Festival of The Arts. A juried art fair with over $75,000 in prize money, it attracts a spectacular variety of 2d and 3d creative expression. 

This is my favorite local art fair & I had a blast wandering around with Etsy artisans KcBird of Bird House Designs  

 leather belt with peach & pink handstamped flowers from Birdhouse Designs

& Monique from UniqueNique

gold dragonfly fused dichroicglass pendant necklace from UniqueNique

There is so much to learn traveling with talented folks who specialize in different techniques. I ended up paying attention to leather & glass items that I would have just walked around on my own. So, thank you, ladies for opening my eyes ... and for your fabulous company, of course!

Final note today, if you haven't entered the new Thursday Giveaway, leave a comment before 3/28. On the 28th one lucky winner gets to pick a carved wooden box from the online shop GreekArt.Etsy.com for their very own. Prize ships free worldwide & there are a total of three ways to enter. Click here for details, photos and an interview with the shop owner/ craftsman Evlambios Chatzilazaridis.


  1. Thank you it is always a pleasure to spend time with you and to pick your brain on art as we did yesterday - the Gaspiralla Art Fair was definitely more interesting with the company I was in and seeing through different eyes was a grand experience. Have a most wonderful week

  2. What a cool song! Thanks so much for sharing. :) Love the art, too - it's always fun to hang out at local art fairs, I need to do that soon! :)

    The Cello Song lets you Get Your Shine On the Open Road I’m Runnin’ Out Of Air so Tonight I’m Getting Over You… Stompa!

  3. I hopped over from the Monday Music Blog Hop. Great Song.

  4. Adorable belt! And I haven't even thought about this artist in so long, but definitely love his old stuff. I will have to give his new songs a listen.

  5. This is a new song to me and quite catchy tune.
    Interesting way to present the song too.

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    Have a great Monday!
    ~Naila Moon


  6. Luvin' your decor here! This song is new to me, but I'd definitely listen to it again. Love the pendent too! Have a great rockin' week. Thanks for joining us.

  7. The festival does sound fun! I'd go!

    Have fun!

    Thanks for rocking with us!