Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I'm  sitting here in my studio, facing three 1950's looking windows, looking out into the night sky, thinking about all of my accomplishments today. I don't stop often enough...let alone to give myself a pat on the back, but right now, I am having one of those wonderful moments, and I am filled with excitement! 


Creativity has been flowing out of me, in every way imaginable...what a gift! I am truly grateful & I feel blessed!!! Love it when this happens!!! Never take your muse for granted! I even heard Tom Petty say "Never ignore your muse!"

What have I been doing???

Aside from planting seeds in my garden...WOW, you should see how beautiful, colorful, and green my garden is!!!! It was bare & brown when we moved in May 1st...lots of focus, TLC, energy, water...and wha-la, my garden is flourishing!!! 

I applied what I do in life to my garden...

...I've been allowing myself quality time for me & organizing my time so I can do all the things that make me happy...

Being an artist, making time for creativity is a MUST!!! 

...I've been nourishing & feeding my spirit, exercising at the beach almost every day (my spiritual home), riding my bike, eating healthy, Doing lots of drawings, meeting deadlines, rehearsing, writing songs, recording new songs, running a business, performing gigs, and now I've been having fun learning how to edit videos!

Can you hear the theme to Wonder Woman playing in the background?!? Hee hee! She is my favorite super hero you know!

One of the things that I have been really focused on is spending quality time on me, and doing all the things that I want to do, that I found myself putting off for too long, because of work, life...blah, blah, blah...

Funny how when I set goals for myself, and get organized from there, things get done...things start to happen because I set things in motion by writing things down & setting goals...I'm doing exactly what I want to do...WOW! Is it really that easy!?! Yes!

The same way you make a grocery list of things you need so you won't forget something, I always find that when I write things down...when I make a list of goals for the year (lots of small goals & one big one for the year)...I end up accomplishing most, if not all of my goals! Accomplishing goals always makes me feel good, no matter how big or small!!!!

So today...Today I woke up with a mission...I was going to learn how to edit a few videos from a 2 hour performance/interview I did on KCLA 99.3 FM I've been needing to put some good videos up online for some time, and I've been sitting on them...WHY?!? Things that make you go hmmmmm??? For some odd reason, I just didn't think I was capable of doing it myself, because I never tried...Well, today I decided that I was going to figure out how to edit these videos myself...

And you know what???

I DID IT!!!!

Yippeeeeee...So far I edited three videos...I was feeling a little adventurous, and I was totally in this zone, so I went for it! Two videos are live music performances, so their like Music videos with behind the scenes footage...The first video, has my performance of my song "Hope" which is from my 1st album "Fighting Darkness"...after I perform "Hope", I discuss my mom who's my biggest inspiration & influence in my life, and the second video, I perform "Cupids Arrow"with my man Randy Martinez on bass, which will be on my 4th album "Life Happens". The 3rd video I edited, I did for's a short "Bumper" the radio show asked me on the spot, without any warning to do. So in this video I have the "Bumper" with fun behind the scenes happenings...short & sweet!

Too much fun! 

Stay tuned because I have a lot of editing ahead of me, so be sure to check out my YOU TUBE CHANNEL

ART & Soul
Denise Vasquez



  1. Denise:

    Love the pic! Listened to some of your music and I love it. I'll be adding your blog to my list. I appreciate your support and I am excited to start fighting more than just my cancer! Watch out Cancer I'm coming after ya!


  2. Did you imagine having a garden when you were growing up in Noo Yawk? ;o)

  3. I've always had a garden...even when I grew up in NYC! I grew up on Roosevelt Island...the entire island was a garden! Now I have the pleasure of having one in California!