Time ago I came across this beautiful and intense short film by Charles Eisenstein and I love to share it with you here. If you haven’t seen it already please take ten minutes of your day and watch it. It’s very powerful it will touch your heart and emotions! ❤
Wonderful Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, 90s Shoegaze pop music artist, has organized a Charity auction fundraising for the new UK, Devon’s Deaf Academy project to open on April 2020. Rachel Goswell is personally involved with the Academy and sensitive to the problem of hearing impairment because affect her 9 years old son Jesse. Rachel and her husband Steve Clarke recently formed “The Soft Cavalry” released their debut album which includes the song “Bulletproof” and the interesting and beautiful Video performed by the duo in sign language.
Rachel Goswell expressed her motivations behind the Bulletproof video in a press release: “For a long time now I have wanted to do a video that incorporates BSL (British Sign Language) due to my son being Profoundly Deaf with no hearing. He also has additional needs with CHARGE Syndrome that brings many added complications. I live within two worlds both Hearing and Deaf; and have learned a lot in the last nine years about the many barriers Deaf people can face in our society. One of the main points I was taught very quickly is how music is accessible to Deaf people. Of course music can be felt through vibration but visually I feel so much more could be done to enhance the experience. We made this video with the support of Sign Up BSL to translate ‘Bulletproof’ so that the song flows properly in BSL. Sometimes with signing videos – they can be a literal translation of the words (Sign Supported English) which will make little sense to the Deaf viewer. Our hope is that we have achieved this and also that one day as my son gets older and develops his language skills he will be able to understand this song.”
During the past couple of months since Rachel announced the donation of one of her guitars, numerous bands and artists connected with her. She gathered and will auction off amazing generously donated items from great bands, musicians and creative artists. The auction lots includes unique Music and Art collectibles, memorabilia signed items, screen prints, set lists, shirts, jewelry, signed albums and lots more. Just to name a few, Rachel Goswell donated one of her loved guitars signed by Slowdive members, the band also donated a variety of rare items. A long still growing list of over sixty unique items is ready for the upcoming auction, includes donations from The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Mogwai, The Cult, Low, Ash, My Bloody Valentine and many more.
I am honored that I was able to contribute and donate my art for this great cause, give help for deaf children to have a new beautiful place. I have donated two prints a “One Of A Kind” Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent watercolor paintings a portrait of Robert Smith “THE CURE” and of Frightened Rabbit -Scott Hutchison Tribute. Prints are OOAK Hand Enhanced with gold ink and feature hand written words from favorite songs! Since Rachel shared them on her Instagram I can share them here in preview.
Auction will take place in few days on eBay. Bidding open on 14 November through 24 November 2019, you will find a direct link to the auctions on the Deaf Academy website at newdeafacademy.org.uk all the proceeds are donated for this great cause 🖤
Auction will be run via eBay, and lots will go live between 4pm-11pm UK time on 14 November
Here there is the list of almost all the wonderful unique items up for auction including mine.
Alabama Shakes – set list Alcest – bundle including LPs, book and distortion pedal American Football – tuning chart, set list & handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘I Can’t Feel You’ (signed by full band and Rachel Goswell) American Football – tuning chart and signed LP Angel Olsen – ‘All Mirrors’ limited edition clear vinyl Ash – bass drumhead Ash – set list Ash – signed snare head Beach Fossils – vinyl bundle Carolina Russo – Robert Smith fine art print Carolina Russo – Scott Hutchinson fine art print cEvin Key – bundle including Skinny Puppy tour poster, signed t-shirt and Download LP Chapterhouse – Die Die Die t-shirt Chapterhouse – Freefall t-shirt Chapterhouse – Mesmerise tour poster Chapterhouse – signed Pearl 7″ Chapterhouse – Whirlpool poster Chas n’ Dave – signed poster Cocteau Twins – framed poster David Bowie – ‘Ziggy’ screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta Dead Oceans/ JagJaguwar/ SecretlyCanadian – vinyl starter kit from these 3 labels, including signed LPs from bleached, Shura, Slowdive and Alex Cameron, and LPs/7″s from Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band and more… Devendra Banhart– screenprint, by Argentinian artist George Manta Ed Harcourt – set list Editors – Black Gold vinyl test pressing Erased Tapes – the bundle from this independent record label includes a selection of signed records & sheet music from Penguin Cafe, Hatis Noit, Douglas Dare, Peter Broderick, Nils Frahm, Ben Lukas Boysen & Masayoshi Fujita Foals – screenprint James Bates prints– ‘Trust in me’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘Smiley Smile’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘Transmission’ screenprint James Bates prints – ‘The Soft Cavalry – The Soft Fuzzlets’ screenprint Japanese Breakfast – bundle includes baseball cap, two pins and signed CD of Soft Sounds from Another Planet Keane – bundle including signed 37″ drumhead, tour poster, eco bag, water bottle and badge set Low– bundle consists of Mimi’s signed mallet and brush, End of the Road set list and End of the Road screenprint poster Lush – lyric book Manic Street Preachers – Leeds set list Manic Street Preachers – Newport set list Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘Be Excellent to Each Other’ screen print Middle Boop fine art prints – ‘If you put your mind to it’ screen printMiddle Boop fine art prints – ‘Stay Out of Trouble’ screen print Middle Boop – Weird World Cup coasters Mogwai – signed cymbal Mogwai – signed Vox Phantom guitar My Bloody Valentine – bundle consisting of signed white label vinyl remastered release of Loveless, a black Loveless t-shirt, a signed vinyl copy of the re-mastered Isn’t Anything, Isn’t Anything t-shirt, signed copy of mbv on vinyl, mbv screenprint tour poster, and a Devi Ever FX Vintage Fuzz Master pedal signed by the band Nick Mason – signed poster Peter Hook and the Light – signed set list and drumsticks Pet Shop Boys – USA edition of Pet Shop Boys, ‘Actually’ vinyl, signed. Richard Hawley – set list Sharon van Etten – Leeds Uni screenprint poster Sharon van Etten – bundle including Remind Me Tomorrow vinyl and CD, and signed art print of album cover Slowdive – Gordon Smith guitar, signed by the band Slowdive– 2017 tour poster signed by Rachel Slowdive– Green Man festival screen print Slowdive– Green swirl t-shirt Slowdive – Just for a Day t-shirt Slowdive – photo print by Drew Reynolds Slowdive – ring and candle bundle Slowdive – Slowdive Buenos Aires screenprint Slowdive– Slowdive Souvlaki long-sleeved t-shirt Slowdive – Slowdive Souvlaki short-sleeved t-shirt Slowdive – rarities bundle – highly collectible from Rachel Goswell’s personal collection.
Comprises of: Original Press Photo from Souvlaki era for SBK Records; Sunday Records – Blue Flexi disc featuring “Take Me Down” & “Beach Song” originally recorded in 1988; Very early Slowdive Demos Cassette, featuring ‘Love Me”, September Chills” and “Jesus”. (All items signed by Rachel) Slowdive – ‘Sugar for the Pill’ 12″, signed Sonic Cathedral Singles Club – limited edition subscription of 7″ singles, artists include Slowdive, Luna and Andy Bell Sylvaine – Bundle of: Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart signed LP, Wistful and Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone signed digipak CDs, Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart limited edition signed cassette tape, & Sylvaine art print, complete with lyrics of “Mørklagt” handwritten on the back Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘Christopher Street’ Tanya Donnelly – Handwritten signed lyric sheet for ‘The Bees’ The BlackRyder – bundle consisting of limited edition Vinyl of both albums – The Door Behind the Door & Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride (Plus CD) (Included are hand written lyrics by Aimee for songs on both records), and two t-shirts – 1 x Medium (Ladies), 1 x Large (unisex) The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary signed 12″ with lyrics written by Ian Astbury on the inner sleeve – from Ian Astbury’s private collection The Cure – two anniversary box sets, signed by Robert Smith The Fall – set list from Exeter Phoenix gig 29/11/2010 The SoftCavalry – bundle consisting of a vinyl test pressing of the debut album by The Soft Cavalry signed by Steve & Rachel, and hand painted artwork ‘The Soft Fuzzlets’ The Specials – The Special AKA Supersize artist proofby Morgan Howell Trafford Parsons – Princess Leia Rebel Rebel silk screenprint by this UK-based artist Wayne Hussey – Zoom A2.1u pedal, signed Will Young – set list, Plymouth 25/11/2011
All items have been kindly donated and all proceeds from this sale will go directly to Exeter Deaf Academy (registered charity number 1124523). Monies raised will go towards the building and fit out of a new world-class Deaf academy, providing a unique deaf friendly designed learning and living space for Deaf children and young people, supporting them to thrive.
I am sure this Charity event would be a great success!
A Special Thank You to Rachel Goswell
I have created a New Page for this Blog and it is dedicated to my motivational and inspiring “Manifesto” Do’s I personally use to inspire and prepare myself for my daily Creativity, Art and Life….I hope my motivational list will inspire you…
I hope that my creativity and Art shared on this Blog will motivate and inspire you during your artistic journey. Share it with me here if you’re a beginner or not. Art is a wonderful and powerful form of expression that allow me to express myself through colors, shapes and forms while freely painting nature or faces that express feelings without words in hope to reach out many hearts and deepest souls. I love what I do, is my passion and is my life. I have discovered my artistic talent when I was a child and it never left me only improved over time. I love to share all my creations in all the mediums I work with I enjoy to share it with you and the rest of the world… let’s be inspired! ❤
These Are My Motivational Do’s:
Make time for your work daily
Enjoy the process fully
Allow yourself to explore techniques and styles
Allow yourself to do mistakes, you learn from them they are valuable to your artistic growth
Have an open mind
Where your focus goes energy flows like the colors that bleeds in the water
Set your Intentions before painting
Practice I AM Affirmations
Listen within you and shine your light
Smile when you’re stressed and leave your painting alone for awhile
Look around you for inspiration
Let the Universe and Nature inspire you there is not a greater Masterpiece for you to get inspired from
Share your work and creativity in any medium you express yourself
Connect with other Artists
Help to inspire others especially beginners
Celebrate always when you’re happy! When your creations turn out as you wanted Be Happy!
Love every painting good or bad
Love your Art because it is YOU!
Never Give Up!
When you need encouraging and inspiring words you can always find this Page on my Blog! No matter if you’re an artist or not. I wrote this to be applied to anyone in need….
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