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A Perceptive Intent for You

Perceptive reading and listening is acquired through daily practice. Most assuredly, when you are reading a subject that brings pleasure, and is your “cup of tea,” as the expression goes, it’s easier to discern hidden treasures while looking in on that subject or topic.

Is Perceptive Reading Needed Before Perception?

The perceptive meaning is not the same as perception (an idea, a belief or an image you have as a result of how you see or understand something) .

Perceptive: Is having or showing the ability to see or understand things quickly, especially things that are not obvious.

Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries

Now when your reading involves a topic that has never been a serious interest or motivation, important points are often overlooked, even though they would open an in-depth angle to mentally grasp the information.

The Perceptive Desire and Intention Yields Results

For example, you have people who read books on flowers, while others love reading about cars. Imagine for a moment when they switch books with one another, how much will each learn or grasp the topic?

The person who loves flowers reads the car book slower and gets less on the subject.

While reading about flowers: The person who loves plants will unearth and grasp more insightful points reading the flower book than the car book.

The person who loves cars reads the flower book slower and gets less on the subject.

While reading about cars: The person sees not only how things work but also the imagination becomes active on how to make it even better. Cosmetically as well. Have you seen teenagers with their first souped up car? (Reference 1950s to 1990s car pictures)

When you already love a subject, your perception of it becomes even closer/clearer to the mark or bulls-eye right because of the sincere intent and efforts. ‘My dear Watson you are indubitable correct’

Take a listen at these following 4 podcasts locations and find a topic you are interested in to the point of having an in-depth understanding as well. Maybe even to the point of talking about it further with others

Perceptive Readers Podcast Selections

  1. What You Do With Knowledge Part 1
  2. There is a Reason Recital Raven Poetry
  3. Reading on Snow In Day
  4. Art and Music Journey Perceptive Readers 4u
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Art and Music Laura Farre Rozada

In part 1 of Art and Music Journey in The Mind, it states: “Since there is a time for learning, exercise, and work; there is also certainly a time for (art and music) play.” Well, along with part 2 (Laura Farre Rozada) on this subject, there is an experience that I describe as superb! You can believe there are others who feel the same way.

This article: Art and Music Laura Farre Rozada
October 29, 2019 originally posted

First, let’s talk more about the next music section of this article.

Art and Music Journey in the Mind Part 2

There are more musical instruments than most people can readily name — can we say music college majors? How many of us know in depth these categories of instruments?

  • Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Brass
  • Bowed strings
  • Woodwind

If you are like me, the first three in the list subconsciously come to mind, while the others require more thought. Depending on which maestro you are talking with and their interesting background culture, they will break the above 6 categories down on such a granular level that can leave your mind wondering for a bit.

Do you have a favorite instrument? Do you know how to play it? If you have a social media account, feel free to share this article with the instrument you play. Hey, some of you can share it on Instagram with your recital or band photos.

Did you know this about the pocbooks.com commentaries?

The musicians highlighted here show skills in voice, instruments, and production. Their style is who they are and yet; like with most humans, own diverse qualities to varying degrees that encompass colors of warmth and connection.

Poetry – Instruments of the Soul
There are times when a guitar just will not do.
Those moments may be many or be few.
The flute may get the attention.
After a while, there is something else that could be mentioned.
The piano may be suggested to be so bold.
However, it is the harp’s ability to soothe the soul.

Piano Masterworks Alive Laura Farre Rozada

What a superb performance! Have you ever said that after a show? Please allow me to share with you a performance myself and about fifty to eighty (the comfortable seating venue) others were able to enjoy!

The award-winning pianist and mathematician

Laura Farré Rozada

She completed her Master of Music degree as the Royal College of Music in London.

The audience that night was cordially — lively and quite a few of them specialized in fields of technical, medical and music. One composer I had an opportunity to chat with after the performance stated Laura is of high quality and a “virtuoso.”

In my brief meeting with her, I found her personality to be in the same expressions of her moving pianist skills displayed that evening. What do I mean? Allow me to explain from some of my notes I jotted down. Though I had planned on just taking it all in for an evening of food, wine, good conversation, and music; when Laura Farré Rozada started playing, I could not help but pick up my pocket sized square journal to take notes.

Laura Farré Rozada First Album

The French Reverie is Laura’s first solo album
From Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Bulgaria, and UK; her performances have been well received. Remember the virtuoso comment mentioned.

These sentiments are elaborated on here…

Musicology and Symmetry merges with Laura Farré Rozada

The pianist Laura merges sounds, beats, and music; I am not just talking as a figure of speech either. There were times when she tapped on the piano like they were bongo drums. If you think I’m kidding, I’m not. I heard from three persons who get to enjoy the arts on this level every month of the year say, in so many words, she was a new experience for them.

What a classical experience!

Every keystroke pulsated through her face and cheeks. Laura’s fingers moves at the speed of twilight. Her lips curl to give the instruments voice.
As her hair joins the chorus, the flocks starts flowing to the unseen melody of the air!
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The above describes the opening of her performance’s first song.

Fractuals are Real in Her Music

A Professor in computer science while in conversation with me during intermission, stated: I started seeing fractals (Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales) in her music. Yet there is still quite something I’m still missing or looking for here.

My response with a lighthearted smile: “It is on a metaphysical and 5th dimension level.”

You could see the eureka light bulb come on in his head. “Yes, that is what I was looking for.”

Note in Details: I used the term metaphysical because I ascertained he would have more of a comprehensive view of what I was stating; rather than just saying my favorite word, “Spiritual.” The term 5th dimension also was referenced because from his expert analysis or opinion for some of his deeply contemplated expressions, you could discern he was in Quantum physics’ mode. To observe him during the performance before the intermission truly showed me the power and enlightening effect Laura’s music had on the audience.

More Listening Observations of this Pianist

Laura Farre Rozada allows every note, every vibration of molecules play out in parts of her composition.

See and hear her perform the music composition Sacrifice

There were moments when the anguish of this piece was on her face. The audience’s reaction had persons bowing their heads up and down not just in the rhythm; but yes, yes, I understand what your are saying. I feel what you are saying. One distinguish gentleman at certain pitches was placing his hands together… He closed his eyes… Was there dew drops of moisture on his eyelids?

Turning around to look at the audience, they were remembering family and events in their lives that meant a lot to them.

The Meaning We Realize

At moments, Laura would allow the last stroke of the keys fade away as she looks softly at them; it is though she is making love with music. Such a gift along with her excellent timing and precision, Laura Farre Rozada is a masterful pianist gem.

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Art and Music Journey in The Mind

Since there is a time for learning, exercise, and work; there is also certainly a time for ( art and music ) play.

This article was originally posted on October 2019.

Playing for children often involves high energy of imagination and talking to one another.

Talk about high energy, how about the teenagers? What does your daily routine look like?
In schools around the world, do they still teach art and music courses?
It is expected that when you join a band you will learn music. However, there was a time in some elementary and middle schools you had a certain part of class room time to learn about the basic skills of playing a flute.
The same went for art.
It was not until high school you had to start picking specialized courses if you ever wanted to exercise your creative flow in that way during school hours.

The above is a conversational piece with a coffee shop vibe. As you know, conversations by their very nature are meant to be enjoyed. Conversations do not turn into arguments when there is the spirit of enjoying each other’s company.
Some of us have and will continue to enjoy our discussions over art, literature, and music.

Did you know this about art?

There are three classical branches of Art

I hope these interesting facts will show you what is innately known. That the mind can imaginatively see art in everything and make it materialize literally overtime.
Observe the skills required to proficiently create the following branches of art on a professional or occupational level.

Paintings

Shown in office buildings, restaurants, and homes. The owners of these establishments are dressing up their walls to be inviting and warm to set the tone of the environment. The environment is just as important to understanding what the prospective and perceptive clients are looking for; as well as their personality input. For example, a farmer will probably pass over placing huge buildings to decorate the walls in his home. However, an entrepreneur with dreams of owning a building that size just might say “Exactly what I was looking for!” All the while, you will peak the farmer’s interest with people smiling, lakes, and camping scenes. Do you have such skills with a paint brush?

Sculptures

Are 3 dimensional carvings made into stone, wood, and casting metal. It takes a precision of accuracy and patience IMHO like no other in the arts. It is not an easy thing to recover from the mistakes made and can be quite costly. To this day, Michelangelo (see Sistine Chapel) , has to be one of the most renowned Italian sculptures of all time. Though he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the Sistine Chapel, he made clear in history that he is a sculptor more than a painter. Imagine that? All the same, how did this man create all these stone gems to perfection? He possessed the skills of precision accuracy and patience. Do you have such skills?

Architecture

As referenced with the Sistine Chapel, the paintings on the ceiling walls, people travel from all over the world to see them; the architectural structure is no less aesthetically studied in history books from the renaissance period. Do you understand the art and engineering behind designing such buildings?

Then we have the animating performing arts! Often the ones who are not as skilled with stylus tools can find their place in music and theater. This is to make you aware everyone can find their place in exercising creativity. Have you experienced the joy of creating music or dance?

Speaking of Music

In part two of this article we will explore a couple of instruments and thoughts on music. It has been said more than once by this writer, music is one of life’s pleasures. Really, there are many you will tell you it makes life worth living through the good and tough times! Do you agree? I’m confident that the students visiting this website are in agreement with that last sentence.

So by all means please share this article on your social media accounts and with close friends.
I’m pleased you are enjoying the Product of Culture aka pocbooks.com website

A Poem with the flavor of art

But first, you will also want to check out the product of culture artist pick website:

mariedigbyart.com

Seeing beauty at times takes a trained eye.
It is more than just looking up at the sky.
Some can take the easy way out by repeating what everyone has said before.
But in order to be original the ability to see beauty has to go beyond the surface of the door.
The face is just a shield.
What’s inside happens to be the true yield.
It often takes insight and training to see beyond such borders to not go along with the established order.
You don’t have to wait until you are older.
Young in age too can find beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Art and Music Journey Perceptive Readers 4u

In this Perceptive Readers 4u episode we discuss the following

Social Media Sharing Thursday Pick

And

Art and Music Journey in The Mind

Enjoy and share if you like it! Thank you

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Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Expressions through Abstract Art and Color will lighten up not only museums but also places of residence. Colors provoke emotions in us humans.

This Article was repaired or refurbished on February 20, 2020. It was originally posted on February 25, 2016 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence.

Reader: Why does he always bring up the word humans?

Blogger response: Humans have a heart of sensitivity and love to appreciate people and culture. Since you are a regular reader here, are you not this type of human?

Okay, back to “Colors provoke emotions in YOU.”

This is a wonderful gift we have in life. Look at a flower right now. Even if you are presently sitting in a comfy chair with no flowers around, I’m very sure you can pull up a jpg of a flower on your electronic device.
Okay, let me help by providing you with this one. You knew I would do this for you; didn’t you?

What emotions were or are provoked in you? Well, I tell you now, I see beautiful, totally beautiful. Don’t you too? Could you imagine anyone having anything negative to say about this beautiful wild orchid blossom?
There you have it, the positive influence of color.

Colors in Abstract Art

Let us talk about Abstract art. Abstract art uses color in a way that does not always have a point of reference. For example, one person may look at a masterpiece of abstract art and see a form of a human, yet the artist is/was not limited to the body’s real proportion sizes. The shapes and forms may be readily seen and understood, or not. But here is the point. Abstract art is enigmatic at times; however, you often see the imaginations free use of colors in various shapes and forms.

Interviewing an Artist

I had a chance to talk with an abstract artist. Tracey B. is an empathetic person who is highly respected by the people she works with and manages. Since she is constantly giving out instruction and encouragement to others, what is something that gives her joy in and of itself? You know; personal time.

Autumn River by Tracey B.

Tracey’s face lights up as she relates how from an early age she loves expressing herself through art.
Her artistic tool of choice is Acrylic paint. Tracey explained to me all about the consistencies of Acrylic paint, and for the sake of refreshing my thoughts on what Tracey explained to me in detail on the subject, I went to Wikipedia. Will this information also help you?

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_paint

Tracey according to her experience says acrylic paints are inexpensive and easy to work with.

Tracey’s Expressions through Art and Colors

Tracey loves colors! All kinds of colors! She expresses herself through color and different mediums. Pastel, nail polish and even glitter glue; to name a few.

One thing we continue to see in culture is how people express themselves; for example, musicians sing and artists paint. Imagine for a moment if someone like Tracey didn’t have this way of expressing her heart. Would she still be the same person people love to spend time with at play and work? Yes, most people would still enjoy her company.
All the same, this additional question comes to mind.

Presented in this article is a small gallery of work from Tracey. She has a lot of paintings. But you know how this Product of Culture website appreciate authenticity:
“Please share which paintings have meant the most to you throughout your life?”
Tracey’s reply: “These are the ones I made some time back when I was going through a lot of transitions in my life.”

Tracey overcame obstacles that some of the readers may be able to discern in her artwork.

Just how much more Tracey’s personality is alive because she is able to express this God given artistic talent in personal time?

Keep this in mind, one of the joys of culture and life is how these different God-given talents may move us to take time out alone. Then, when such ones have stretched their petals of imagination, they return to share and beautify the whole community.

Everyone has a gift to share with others to make them happy. Let us continue to be appreciative of one another. Yes, culture is like an infinite museum you never want to leave, but you are still very happy because you can return again and again.

WILD ORCHID BLOSSOM

Remember the wild orchid blossom (Marie Digby painting now featured) near the beginning of this article? I will wait for you to take a look at it one more time. Now remember how the colors of this flower filled you with positive feelings. Take this feeling with you whether you are a skilled painter, or skilled in many of the enthralling occupations and hobbies in life. One thing is for certain; we experience life through colors so let us continue to look at all colors of expression for the value they can provide us in art, in life, and with a genuine smile.

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