week 27: Brenda York

The Art

Birds Of A Feather  8″ x  8”
acrylic, collage and graphite on canvas

Artist Website


Birds Of A Feather | 8x8” | acrylic, collage and graphite on canvas

Birds Of A Feather | 8×8” | acrylic, collage and graphite on canvas

The Music

The PJ Parade (1:58 mins)
(for Pianet, Water bells, Liquid piano, acoustic guitar harmonics and bluegrass banjo, each via midi keyboard)

Artist’s Notes

Brenda York

“On most days, Miguel and Gaspar coordinate their outfits in hopes of landing on Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed List. On the other days they just make sure their pjs are clean and pressed. And that Miguel’s are not on backwards. Again.”
(This text is from Brenda’s book of paintings and stories  which you can view and purchase).


My Music

Gaspar and Miguel won my heart because of their firm friendship and because Brenda’s insider tidbits about their foibles and fantasies had me giggling away at my own.  I couldn’t bring myself to vocalize so chose to represent Miguel with banjo and Gaspar with the sweet harmonics of an acoustic guitar (via a midi sequencer).

Trust you enjoy this collaboration and thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear what you hear/see in these artworks via the comments section below;  please feel free to share this around to anyone interested in art & music via the little icons below.

Happy hours pressing your PJs

3 comments to week 27: Brenda York

  • I love this, Helen!! PJ Parade is exactly the right soundtrack for this story. Who knows…maybe this will be the soundtrack for the movie, too! Love your insights and spot-on creativity. Thank you for including me in your very innovative project! Now go press your PJs…

  • Helen

    Hey Brenda, glad it fits for you. have sent a postcard to Gaspar and Miquel and await their response. Promise I’ll press my PJs (“good and proper like”, said with a Cockney accent) before, during and after any sound-track preparations for your movie!

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