Posts Tagged ‘piano’

Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.



Patrick Bornemann, “globe trotter and world citizen”, has put his talent to good use and his discipline has resulted in great art. He currently resides in San Francisco and makes his art available at his Etsy store, Art California. His works are alive with color and I was instantly in love with “The Blue Cat”. Originally done on canvas, this print is captivating.

The Blue Cat came to me and sat on the piano. He said: Please play music for me and I will grant your dream. I played and I made this painting when I woke-up. -Patrick Bornemann


I like the look of the black mat. But love the look of the blue cat with a cream mat and cream frame. (my apologies: pics appear more white than cream)



The first time I read Patrick’s bio, his happiness comment stuck out: “I produce only when I am happy”. I’m glad that he has occasion to be happy because his God-given talent and the discipline required in turn makes others happy, too. A verse and a quote come to mind:

Proverbs 16:20

New King James Version (NKJV)

20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia

About Patrick

PATRICK BORNEMANN was born in Africa, raised in Europe, and currently lives and works in California. Residing on these three continents has made him a multi-cultural artist. His artistic training was accomplished in Marseille, Nice and Venice. While living in France he worked for the French government as a teacher for “The Council of Architecture Urbanism and Environment”. He later worked for the government of Monaco as a scenic artist for various international venues. His medium is all natural pigments and his paintings have been sold in auction houses in Paris and Monaco. He is referenced in the International Art-Price. I paint what I see with a magnifying glass and I play with colors.

I paint people and places that I love. I paint both with fantasy and reality. I love painting on large size canvases, and I produce only when I am happy.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Patrick Bornemann for his participation and for print #11 of “The Blue Cat”.


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Our lovely old piano has become more than just a lovely old piece of furniture. 

I know that nothing beats a good piano teacher; but, with the Piano Pronto books, we have self-taught our way to making music. While our living room isn’t a concert hall yet, the sounds coming from it are quite musical thanks to Jennifer’s books.

Many other books that we have attempted to learn from have failed us miserably. Piano Pronto delighted us and we highly recommend this incredible self-teaching book. (Applause)

It has made learning fun and practice times have been rewarding. The series of books start at Prelude and continue through to Movement Level 7. We have just finished Movement Level 1.

Movement 1 Essentials (Method Book & Teacher Duets)

Why we love it:

Theory is included throughout the book. The explanations are clear and are followed by a lesson that reinforces it.

“Pronto Prep” are practice pages that concentrates on the more difficult part of the next music selection.

The songs are enjoyable. Nothing kiddie-like or boring.  We enjoy listening to what we are playing and this is really important because practice means that you are going to hear it…. a lot. My favorites are the selections of classical music that are arranged to be played at my skill level. Our playing  sounds like music.

Lessons from a good teacher would add to the learning potential of these books. I purchased this book for my own home school use and wanted to share my opinion.

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