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Art of the Goat and the Cat

Hello, welcome to Road2Gold!

Today, I’m going to talk about the arts. My family has always been pretty artistic. My mom writes, my bro and I play instruments, I draw.

Here’s what I do to get an idea for a work of art: Listen to music, let my imagination go free, and boom… art.

There are many forms of artistic talents out there. There’s music, literature, painting/drawing, dance, and a whole lot more!

So, what do I do for art? Let me show you…

Here’s what I wrote in English class the other day:

Billy and Friskies, Chris and Joe

                “Get back here you goat!” Farmer Joe yelled.

Billy Goat was running as fast as he could from Joe. He had a dream to become president of the United States. The day he would become president, he’d lock Joe in jail.

“Stupid goat,” Joe muttered to himself. “I’ll get you!”

Billy ran into the town square in D.C. He saw an orange cat with stripes. “Good day,” He bleated.

The cat cocked her head. “Meow?” She purred. “Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.”

Billy gave up speaking to the cat for he didn’t understand meow. “Bleat bleat.” Billy continued running until he felt something on his back, the cat!

“Meow meow!” The cat said. “MEEEOW!

Billy and the cat turned to the post office. They tripped a guy with a bag and almost hit a mailbox.

“Stop him!” Joe cried. He had followed Billy all the way to the post office. “The goat, get him!”

The guy with the bag grabbed Joe’s leg, trying to get up. But Joe just fell down.

“What are you doing, fool?” Joe lectured the guy. “My goat is running away from me!”

“Help me up first and I’ll help you find your goat and my cat!” The guy said. After Joe had helped him up, he introduced himself as Chris Hanbag.

“I’m Joe. I live on a farm in Pennsylvania. How my goat ran to Washington D.C., I don’t know.”

Chris and Joe tried tracking the two animals. They asked the city’s people. All they said was they saw them going towards the White House.

“Oh no!” said Chris. “What are they going to do now? That cat’s curious. She’ll climb Mount Everest!”

“Bleat! (It’s the White House)” Billy exclaimed. “Bl- Bleat! (I’m going to become President!”

“Meow meow! (I’ll be your Vice!)” The cat said. “Meow meow purr Friskies! (My name is Friskies!)”

A week later, Billy and Friskies ruled the United States for eight years. They locked Joe in jail and appointed Chris for U.S. Senator of Virginia.

THE END

There you have it! A work of art!

Another type of arm I enjoy is, as some of you may already know, drawing!

Here is one of my recent drawings:

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Another type of “Canvas Art”, as I call it, is using computers. Back in the summer, I wrote a post about using PhotoShop to make my pals from the neighborhood the Superfriends. Well, I’ve gotten a bit better using PhotoShop since then as you can see. (The one in the top left is the original picture.)

Naminepsdseal

The musical part of the arts is another one of my favorites. I play the piano and my little bro plays the electric guitar. We sound quite well together.

In the end, anything you create is art. Whether it’s drawing, composing, choreographing, it’s still art.

What types of art do you enjoy?

#1kid

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Attacking a Difficult Piano Piece

HI! Welcome to Road 2 Gold!

In October 2010, I watched How to Train Your Dragon, and I loved it! I loved the story, characters, and moral. But another thing that is outstanding in this movie, is the music.

John Powell had done such an amazing job on HTTYD’s music, that many people arranged it for piano. Since I play the piano, I was like “Yaaaaaaaaay! People make HTTYD music for piano!” One song’s name was Forbidden Friendship.  But when I looked at the sheet music, I realized it might be too difficult … but I printed it anyway. It was a song I liked and I believed I could do it if I was determined.

I started playing the first page easily. I continued learning the piece page by page, with my piano teacher. It took about three months to learn it. After a while, I could play it quite well!

There was one problem, though. I had to improvise on portions due to the difficulty level (and my laziness:( ).

In the meantime, I had also recommended Forbidden Friendship to my friend. But she played it without improvising. After learning more songs and earning more skill over the past ten months, I sat down at my piano and started learning the parts I had improvised. And to my amazement, it sounded great!

Lately, I have been increasing the difficulty level to make the song sound like it should. I still play it everyday along with a few other songs that are assigned for my lessons, and it sounds even better everyday.

I love playing piano. I have been playing since I was six ½ . I have a big blue binder with a bunch of sheet music in it. About half of the songs I can play, and the other half are for improving on. Someday I will be able to play them all.

Thank you to my piano teachers for the help, my friends for showing me I don’t have to be afraid of a difficult piece, and GermanSeabass  for the outstanding arrangement.

If you want the arrangement or any of the other songs that have been arranged, go to SeaBass’ site here.

Later!

#1kid

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