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remaining creative ;)

Tried my hand at working with clay the other day … not sure that I’m any good at it … but it was fun 🙂 and I got some good photos 😉

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365 reasons to smile ~ 15.

15. The discovery of Willie Mae Thornton!

Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown ~ Big Mama Thornton, 1965

Holy shit! How have I not found this woman earlier!

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“Thornton Big Mama 01” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thornton_Big_Mama_01.jpg#/media/File:Thornton_Big_Mama_01.jpg

-Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton (December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984) was an American rhythm and blues singer and songwriter. She was the first to record Leiber and Stoller’sHound Dog” in 1952,[1] which became her biggest hit.

-Thornton’s performances were characterized by her deep, powerful voice and strong sense of self. She tapped into a liberated black feminist persona, through which she freed herself from many of the expectations of musical, lyrical, and physical practice for black women.[5] She was given her nickname, “Big Mama,” by Frank Schiffman, manager of Harlem’s Apollo Theater, due to her big voice, size, and personality. Thornton made it a point to use her voice to its full potential, once stating that she was louder than any mic and that she didn’t want a mic to ever be as loud as she was. Her big voice was something she became known for as an artist

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365 reasons to smile ~ 8.

8. The rain.

the rain

the rain

 

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french doors

french doors

french doors

Black and White

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the shelf

shelf

shelf

Black and White

The Shelf…

Holds my vinyl, my music, my books

Our memories, our photos

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pillow and blanky

pillow and blanky

pillow and blanky

Black and White

My saviours 🙂

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kitchen window

kitchen window

kitchen window

Black and White

Many feeds made, many dishes done…light and love x

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grandads cabinet

grandads cabinet

grandads cabinet

Black and White

I can take this with me xx

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writing spot

writing spot

writing spot

Black and White

🙂

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door way

door way

door way

Black and White

Bye door way…loved going through you every day 🙂