My Music Performance on Songmakers CD: “Tune Town”

      I joined Songmakers organization in 1987. Music has always been an important part of my life. A multi-instrumentalist, the following link is a fun recording of the cut I made in 2004 accompanied by Vic Brandriff and Steve Durfee on a Songmakers' CD: "Tune Town:"   To learn more about the wonderful Songmakers organization, its…

My Review of the California Writers Club Anniversary Anthology, “Cascade of Pearls”

  California Writers Club Anniversary Anthology   Ode to The California Writers Club: The California Writers Club is our oyster,  And we writers the pearls being polished within her. Stephany Spencer  2016   2016 marked the 30th anniversary -- The Pearl Anniversary of the California Writers Club, San Fernando Valley Branch. For thirty years, this club has been our oyster ranch,  And we…

Memoir Poem: A Letter to My Art Teacher — and Some 6th-8th Grade Artwork

“Civilization is social order supporting cultural creativity.”Will Durant *The picture below elicited the following poem: "A Lyrical-Letter to My Art Teacher." NOTE: I always got an "A" on my art work. But was worried I would end up with a "B" on the picture you see above because I had to erase a number of times…

My Song: “Pretty City Chick: A Bit o’ Bio in Verse”

Stephany Spencer-LeBaron, age 38  Pretty City Chick Dearest friends and fans,Please note: This tongue-in-cheek song I wrote  Is half-finished so I don't gloat,But pray my poem won’t get your goat; It's late -- blog's due “mañana;” Check the song later on ... uh ... You'll find it's been “re-wrote”... "Needs work" is my last quote. But please enjoy…

My Notes, Quotes, Jokes, Pokes, ‘n’ Anecdotes

Bimbo Weeps:  I'm sittin' alone in the moonlight, At the Heartbreak Hotel Café, Abandoned by women and men; And here's all I have to say, “I’ll never eat garlic nor onions again -- Not till my dying day -- NOT if it drives possible friendships away, Miraculously keeping romance at bay!" By Stephany Spencer ****************************************…

My Original Quotes, Notes, ‘n’ Anecdotes on Writing ‘n’ Creativity

Hi! I am Stephany Spencer, Poet, Lyricist, Memoirist, and Musician -- a professional Jackalin-of-many-trades. And a retired teacher on her endless summer. Welcome to my own little corner of the world-wide-web!  As we speak, my fledgling Website continues to grow as I continue to develop the skills of a Webmaster, Blogger, and Photoblogger.  It's work so fun, I…

My Website in Metamorphosis

My Website in Metamorphosis   Hi: It's now October 17, 2018. Since I started this blog June 27, 2016, my Website  continues to metamorph ... to change and develop as I experiment with what speaks to you and me.  I've decided to concentrate on writing my Memoir rather than spend time editing and typing my handwritten poetry,…

My Poem: “Advice for Creatives”

DARE  To dare present your creative works to the world And see your artistic creations unfurled, You must start by daring: Daring to fail And daring to do well, Or fail to dare do anything well; Daring to fail is part of daring to do well. Buoyed when Author Steven Pressfield Encouraged creative works, My creativity now no…

My Essay-Poem: “John Cage and Composing”

The avant-garde composer John Cage said," The material of music is sound and silence. Integrating these is composing." Could we say the material of poetry is also sound and silence -- or syllables and silence? And integrating these is composing -- albeit poetry?  We could, as well, compose music and poems that go together ... compose…

My Song “Painted Spring:” A Take-off from the Spanish Traditional Song “De Colores”

A Lesson Too Late In The Learning:  Write It or Regret It Recently at the California Writers Club, a fellow poet and guest speaker, Deborah Edler Brown, advised: "At the moment of inspiration, record it. Don't wait! For it's like babies lost you can never retrieve if you don't record your inspiration when it comes."…

Welcome to My Photoblog Site!

Welcome to My Photoblog Site!     Hi! I am Stephany Spencer, poet, lyricist, memoirist-- a professional Jackalyn-of-many-trades. Welcome to my own little corner of the world-wide-web!  As we speak, my Website I started June of 2016 continues to grow and develop along with my continuing to develop the skills of being a Webmaster and first-time…