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Askew Architecture for CFFC

Askew Architecture for CFFC

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From Cee:

“This week’s topic is Architecture.  What types of building appeal to you: Modern Art, Historical,  Colonial,  Gothic, European, Asian,  Commercial,  Industrial?  Take your pick. Any building that you like, for any reason, is appropriate for this week’s challenge.”

I love this building. Soon, if not already, it’s going to be gutted. It was my yoga studio for ten years. I say it was mine, but I didn’t own it. It was, however, my second home. This photo is from one of my last nights there. The photo is a bit askew because it matched my mood.

The yoga studio is becoming a realtor’s office. Such a waist of beautiful architecture.


Tips For Building A Music Studio In Your Home

Tips For Building A Music Studio In Your Home

If you love making music, then it makes sense that you would want a studio in your home or at least a small backyard studio. In the days when bands recorded on tape, building a studio was an expensive venture. But with the development of digital equipment, it is now possible for just about anyone to turn one of the rooms in their home into a studio. Pick one of the rooms in your home to turn into a studio, put together a budget and then get started making your dream come true.

Consider Hiring A Contractor

You may want to get estimates today from remodeling contractors to help you do the job right. While making your own studio is within your means, it is still a good idea to have a professional do the work to make sure that it gets done right so you’re without any surprises in the future, getting home construction contractors to fulfill your plans could be one of your best bets depending on your requirement, Read more here.

Choose The Right Room

It is acceptable to have your studio near a window, as long as you completely cover that window with an insulated interior wall. Ideally, your studio will need to be in an interior room away from the sounds that leak through the exterior walls, and away from the furnace. You will want it away from any source of noise, which means that you will want to find a room away from the kitchen and any bathroom. The quieter the room is that you start with, the less expensive it will be to remodel that room into a studio. You’ll be looking for sound deadening panels to increase the acoustics within your room, as well as being able to keep the sound within the required room, as well as keep unwanted noise away. More information can be found over at kireiusa.com or other similar websites.

Don’t Forget The Control Room

If you use all digital equipment including drums and keyboards, then you don’t need to worry too much about a completely sealed control room. But if you want to use acoustic instruments, then your control room needs to be sealed to allow you to hear only the music that is being put on the record. If your control room is polluted with excess noise, then it will be difficult to make a good recording. Additionally, if you plan on using acoustic instruments, then you’ll definitely need to plan for its safe storage accordingly. Once you’re done recording, you’ll need to put the instruments away until the next time they are ready to be used. You could browse a variety of musical instrument storage ideas to find inspiration and design ideas for this.

Remember The Wiring

No matter what type of equipment you will be using in your studio, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of cables running throughout the entire area. The more you can do to keep the cables organized when you are building your studio, the easier it will be to replace malfunctioning cables and customize your layout.

When you have your own recording studio, you can make your own music whenever you want. These days, inexpensive digital equipment makes it easy to turn any room in your home into your own recording studio.


Full Moon Yoga Gratitude

After already feeling gratitude for my Full Moon Yoga class last night, I was extra pleased to come outside and see the moon between the clouds. We had tapped into our divine feminine energy and filled the indoor space with such beauty. Now the sky was gorgeous as well.

Rarely do I capture a decent shot of the moon, but these aren’t too shabby. At every stop light on my way home, I took a few shots. The street lights often got in the way, but some views were spectacular. Of course, the camera never does it justice.

It really never seems to matter how my day has unfolded. I can be frustrated, uptight, sad, angry, discouraged when I arrive at the studio to teach. But, a mere five minutes in, it all melts away. It is the sacred space, the people, the breathing, and the energy that soothes and restores me. Gratitude.

Here is a wonderful article by Jen Reviews about the Benefits of Yoga.