Not that I would or could ever compare her mastery of talent to my paintings, but it occurred to me this week. That one of the reasons I am such a fan is that she has sang to a beat of her different drum for all theses years. She could have played folk rock the same songs for over 30 years and I would have been happy listening to "Different Drum" and her other songs from that time. But she kept moving growing, her voice changing and tuning, Constantly working on her timing her phrasing. If a new passion in music sparked her fancy she moved with it. I listened to a interview with her on NPR this past fall I stayed in the car listening to every story she told and every few measures of song they played with her correspondence. A few days ago on if all places yahoo there was an article a Q and A of her I read it all. I love her spirit or what I guess her spirit is to me.
This brings me to my encaustic paintings, who knows if I'll ever get an encaustic painting to 'work ' for me and at this point I don't care. All I know now is that as Ronstadt sang for Nelson Riddle..." it has bewitched me." This new phase makes time stand still when i'm working in the studio.
"Your musical soul is like facets of a jewel, and you stick out one facet at a time ... (and) I tend to work real hard on whatever it is I do, to get it up to speed, up to a professional level. I tend to bury myself in one thing for years at a time."