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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lost Art Notecards are now on the market

Sold locally in packs of 8 identical cards with envelopes.  Blank inside.
Will be available on-line sooner or later.




Saturday, September 24, 2011

Yet More Drawings

Did these in Pen and Ink -- sometimes a little charcoal -- for a series of notecards ... now available locally ... eventually to be available on line from this website.   8 identical cards per pack, with envelopes... about $7.

There's no caption on the next two, 'cause I dreamt them up.   The first one was inspired by Thirteenth Lake in the Adirondacks.  The last one just appeared gradually in my sketchbook when I sat down to draw ... I'm not sure why or how.

I call them "Lost Art Notecards" ... because writing  handwritten notes is becoming a lost art, thanks to texting and email.  I figure I have a moral obligation  ...  to cash in on it, of course. It's the least I can do, don'tcha think?.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another Semi-Serious Sonnet

If you want to look young, just consider the crayon.
There are some that will alwaysok new.
With tips that stay sharp and wrappers that stay on;
But not Red, Yellow, Purple or Blue.
Likewise, Orange and Green are quite quickly worn down
'Til just a dull stub doth remain.
Even gloomier shades, like the Black and the Brown,
Are soon sticks made of wax on the wane.

Yet the Okra, the White and perhaps the Chartreuse,
With their wrappers that haven't been torn,
Simply stay in their box for they don't get much use,
So their points hardly ever look worn.
But what pride can you take appearing so youthful,
If it means that you're not very useful?

Author's Comment:
Many well-preserved people lead useful lives.  In fact, keeping busy helps keeps you young.  This poem refers to those among us who value appearance only  ~  and don't look deeper.   I'd like to incorporate this point into the poem ...  but who ever heard of a sonnet with three stanzas?

IN THE BEGINNINGS: A Semi-serious Sonnet

So ...
God rested on the seventh day.
We have accepted that on faith.
But Scripture doesn't really say
what He did on Day the Eighth.
It seems that only Heaven knows
just how God spent that second week
With omnipotence would you suppose
He'd hit the beach in Martinique?

Creators don't stop making things!
He would make some more dimensions
Full of divine imaginings,
    truly marvelous inventions,
        and Creatures unlike me and you.
That is what creators do!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

There Will Always Be Dragons to Slay

Free sheet music
Lucid, Vincent
There Will Always Be Dragons to Slay (A Father's Lullaby)
+ MP3 (human interpretation) / MIDI
Voice, Strings ensemble

Celtic / 2010
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Monday, May 2, 2011

My Music

Here's a convenient way to listen to some of my serious compositions.
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Lamb of God (St. Cecelia's Mass of Hope)

Free sheet music
Lucid, Vincent
Lamb of God (St Cecelia's Mass of Hope)
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Choral SATB

Mass; Choir; Sacred / 2006
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Glory to God (St. Cecelia's Mass of Hope )

Free sheet music
Lucid, Vincent
Glory to God (St Cecelia's Mass of Hope)
+ MP3 (digital interpretation) / MIDI
Choral SATB

Mass; Choir; Sacred / 2010
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Ave! Maria

My Ave Maria has been downloaded nearly 400 times by visitors from about 70 countries, including: Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan, China, Jibouti, Ivory Coast and other surprising places. Thanks to Google and the other search engines that put it on page 1 of an image search.  Go figure !
Lucid, Vincent: Ave Maria
Lucid, Vincent
Ave Maria
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Piano and Voice

Mass; Choir; Sacred / 2003, 2010
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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Just because it's not about you
doesn't mean that you're not affected by it.
If someone closes a door on your finger or in your face,
even if it's unintentional, 
you have a right to say: "Hey! You closed the door on me!".

If you don't say "Hey!", at least once in a while,
you'll slip backwards toward Irrelevance.
Some people want to be irrelevant.
It requires no courage -- but the cost is self-respect. 
Others refuse to be ignored.

Have no expectations.
If you say, "Hey!" and they get defensive,
rather than apologetic or compassionate,
that's the time to turn the other cheek.
Just watch your fingers next time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Prayer of the Children

If you happen to recognize this men's a capella group, please let me know.

I'm breaking my own rule and posting something that's not my own work.  I wish it was.  Click to the right of the "YouTube" logo to get the full screen video -- and grab a tissue.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is LOVE? Who is GOD?
Mysticism for the Shallow Mind

 LOVE is GOD ~
     for GOD is LOVE (1 John 4:8) ~ 
All of it! 
Every warm feeling or thought, 
Every kind word, spoken or written,
Every secret longing, every unselfish action or prayer ~
    ever and everywhere, since the first light of the first dawn.
The unseen, often unfelt, centripetal force that makes us One.
That is what Love is -- and that is who God is.  
Powerful beyond comprehension.  
All the rest is garbage or glitter.
Any more questions?

--  an excerpt from the imaginary anthology, "Mysticism for the Shallow Mind"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In Bryce Canyon,
singing "Mule, Never Walk Alone"

Stillwater 2010

(click on the picture to enlarge it)

Note:  I helped God a little with this scene.