I watched you glide across the lake in a yellow kayak. Your braid trailed in the clear water. I half expected the kayak's prow to lift free and slide silently up into the sunlight. Next time, if it does, will you take me with you? My kayak is red. —M.M. Watercolor "Kayaking Along the Shoreline"... Continue Reading →
Tell Me When I'm Younger is out today! I'm excited to share this collection of clever kid's poems with you. The book features illustrations by Cameron Royce. Click here get it on Amazon. Black Friday Deal: Get a FREE copy of Tell Me When I'm Younger by sending an email with "Black Friday" in the subject line... Continue Reading →
Calling all artists and illustrators! Looking for a new project for your digital doodling hobby and hoping to get paid? Are you new to illustrating and looking for a way to build your portfolio? Have you ever wanted to work produce artwork for a children's book? Wherever you fall on this spectrum, I have a proposal... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Yi5QrxUbO9E I had a great time exploring some new (for me) jazz textures while making this arrangement. I hope you like it! Sheet Music can be found here: Beauty and the Beast Sheet Music. For more free sheet music, try this page. Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the... Continue Reading →
Free sheet music download of my newest piece "Morning in Paris"! Click HERE. If you record yourself playing it, post a link to the video in the comments and I will share it here on Smiles in the Sky! Or leave a comment to say you downloaded it. (Those make me happy too.) If you... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/3QBIBOsQ0zw For free sheet music, click on the link below: Remember Me Sheet Music If you like this, you might also like "Let it Go" from Frozen: https://smilesinthesky.wordpress.com/?s=let+it+go Find more free sheet music HERE. If you make a video of yourself playing this piece, put a link in the comments and I will post... Continue Reading →
I made this simple arrangement of themes from John Powell's score for Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon for one of my piano students recently. I hope you enjoy it. Click Here to download: Theme_from_How_To_Train_Your_Dragon -M.M.
Preludium — (n.) a prelude, an opening, an introduction (in music and literature); a preparation, a sign of things to come. Download Sheet Music for Preludium Here One Page Condensed Sheet Music for Preludium Here - M.M.
I loved J.K. Rowling's most recent film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Naturally, I loved the music and as soon as I got home from the theatre started a google quest. Despite my best searching efforts as well as hours of Youtube research yielded no good arrangements of the best themes from the movie.... Continue Reading →