Eve’s 50-in-50 Challenge

13 has been my lucky number lately. Since last fall I have been peddling Peace Or Drama, A Journey Through Music and Art: 13 songs, 13 paintings. The shows have been fabulous so far, and many more are on the horizon. Which brings me to my new lucky number….

Today begins my 50-in-50 Challenge! In July I embark on my first west coast tour, and I’m calling on you for support. My goal is to sell 50 books in 50 days to kick off this grand adventure. With your contribution, you’ll be helping me spread the word about PeaceTones, a charity that helps artists in developing nations to build stronger communities. And you’ll be helping me bring my one-of-a-kind music and art project to a whole slew of new fans!

Contribute $28 and you will receive the beautiful exhibition book (with full-color images and accompanying CD). Treat yourself to this unique gift, or buy it for the music/art lovers in your life. Spread the love and know that you are helping to inspire creativity all over the world!

As an added incentive, for the next 50 days, you’ll get 2 for $50!

Every amount counts: $12, $28, $40, $50 – you choose.

And remember, you can still bid on the paintings throughout the year. Proceeds from paintings/books/postcards go to PeaceTones.


Thanks for your support and stay tuned for news about the west coast tour!

Simply Be

Each week I will feature one song and accompanying painting from my project, Peace or Drama, A Journey Through Music And Art.

In the spotlight this week is Simply Be.

I’m a yoga teacher. I learn a lot from watching how people hold their bodies. I say “hold” because we often get stuck in fixed positions, reflecting fixed patterns in our lives.

I have a graphic designer friend who spends so much time on the computer – sometimes even getting up at 4 am to work on freelance projects before going into the office. This takes its toll. How many of us are getting quality sleep out there? Or quality rest time when we’re awake? Do we even know how to rest without being plugged in? Can we slow down without feeling guilty?

It is quiet in my house this morning. There’s a bird chirping outside. I hear the ticking of the clock as the cats fix their gaze out the window. May we find moments of sweet solitude every day. And may we value each other’s company without being in a rush, without thinking of what comes next. Let’s remember that balance makes us stronger, redeems us, makes us whole.

“Maybe I could be with you awhile
Without all the effort of a smile
There’s nothing we must do
But share what’s pure and true
And simply be, simply be”

(verse from Simply Be)

Song by Eve Fleishman. Image by Carla Gauthier(Houston TX). Read more about Simply Be in the exhibition book. You can also bid on the painting, with proceeds to benefit PeaceTones.

Here’s a video from one of my recent shows:

Eve sings Simply Be at Triad Stage

What’s Inside

Each week I will feature one song and accompanying painting from my project, Peace or Drama, A Journey Through Music And Art.

In the spotlight this week is What’s Inside.

Did anyone see the movie, Little Children? People usually tell me they didn’t like it too much. I guess because the adult characters act, well, like children.

I’m drawn to this sort of dark comedy, though; the unsavoriness is what makes it seem more real, more human. Just like in my favorite show, Mad Men. Each character is both despicable and lovable. This is how we’d all be seen if the movie camera was allowed inside our heads.

So for some reason Little Children is entwined in my song, even though there’s no direct correlation. When I sing What’s Inside, it inevitably brings me back to that final scene in the park late at night. This is where empathy kicks into high gear. It’s heartbreaking and grotesque, and yet amidst the ugliness there is salvation.

We all deserve love, despite our darkest flaws. And most of all we deserve to love ourselves, which at times can be the hardest thing to do.

“There’s a ticker-tape parade
Waiting for me in the park
Here’s the kicker, I can’t stay
I’m afraid of getting dark
Mood swings coming down
I’m alive
But I can’t see you now
‘Cause I afraid of what’s inside”

(verse from What’s Inside)

 

Song by Eve Fleishman. Image by Rich Gallego (Palmdale CA). Read more about What’s Inside in the exhibition book. You can also bid on the painting, with proceeds to benefit PeaceTones.

Here’s a video from one of my recent shows:

Eve sings What’s Inside