Studio Musings

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stitch Until Done

Working title:  Coral Reef
Bead Soup, my recipe
  • Take a generous helping of lamp worked beads by  trading partner JJ Jacobs
  • Mix with seed beads from my stash. 
  • Combine with six colors of beading thread.
  • Stitch until done. 
JJ's beads reminded me of the ocean. Since that's an easy association for me, I tried for a couple of weeks to go in a different direction with my piece.  Especially since one of the points of this project was to challenge ourselves.

Giving in, I finally let myself play, doodling with beads just to see what would happen.  Experimenting with random right angle weave for another project, I came up with something that reminds me of sea fans.  The shapes and forms were so fun, I added them in here for accent as well.

    Nearing completion, still needs a clasp. 
    As of Thursday evening, here was the state of my bead soup project.  Promising, but no where near complete.

    It didn't look too bad laying on my bead table, but when I picked it up, gravity did terrible things to the right hand side of the composition, causing it to droop and sag into a limp tangle. Ugh!  Not good. Unable to come up with a good fix, I put it away for the day.

    After a night's sleep, I still hadn't come up with an easy solution, except to cut.  So, first thing this morning, before I could chicken out, I performed surgery (yes, I've now mixed metaphors).  I then had to "cauterize" the amputation - securing the surrounding beads - before I could continue.  Wish I'd taken some photos of the process.  I finally declared the piece done at 5:01 yesterday afternoon.  Just in time to take a few photos before the sun slipped below the mountains.  Yeah!!!! 

    Despite adding in as many of JJ's beads as I could manage, I still have quite a number waiting to be made into several additional projects. Should keep me out of trouble for a while yet...

    Bead Soup Tour

    Over 200 "cooks" participated in the Bead Soup party, and all will be revealing their final recipes today.  Here's the complete list so that you can explore the myriad variations of this simple, but versatile recipe.

    Closeup, finished necklace and focal bead
    1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things (your hostess)
    2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life 
    3.  Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane 
    4.  Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
    5.  Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
    6.  Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
    7.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
    8.  Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
    9.  Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
    10.  Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
    11.  Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
    12.  Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
    13.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
    14.  Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
    15.  Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
    16.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails 
    17.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
    18.  Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
    19.  Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
    20.  Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats
    21.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
    22.  Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim 

    23.  Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
    24.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
    25.  Deb Hunter, Living On Air
    26.  Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
    27.  Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads 
    28.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
    29.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
    30.  Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
    31.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
    32.  Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
    33.  Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
    34.  Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
    35.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
    36.  Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
    37.  Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
    38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
    39.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
    40.  Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio
    41.  Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
    42.  Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
    43.  Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya 
    44.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
    45.  Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles 
    46.  Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig  
    47.  Amanda Davie, Articulations
    48.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
    49.  Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux

    50.  Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
    51.  Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks

    52.  Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
    53.  Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
    54.  Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
    55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
    56.  Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
    57.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
    58.  Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
    59.  Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa

    Detail, finished piece
    60.  Sandi Lee James,  Do Be Do Bead Do
    61.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog 
    62.  Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
    63.  Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
    64.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
    65.  Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
    66.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
    67.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
    68.  Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
    69.  Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver

    70.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
    71.  Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
    72.  Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
    73.  Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
    74.  Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
    75.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
    76.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
    77.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art 
    78.  Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden  
    79.  Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

    80.  Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
    81.  Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
    82.  Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
    83.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
    84.  Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
    85.  Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
    86.  CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
    87.  Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
    88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
    89.  Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations

    detail, JJ's lamp worked beads
    90.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
    91.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous 
    92.  Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead 
    93.  Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations 
    94.  Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof  
    95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio 
    96.  Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
    97.  Cindy Dolezal,  Cindy Dolezal Designs 
    98.  Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
    99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads

    100.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
    101.  Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
    102.  Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations 
    103.  Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
    104.  Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
    105.  Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
    106.  Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
    107.  Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
    108.  Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
    109.  Grace Danel,  Grace Beading
    110.  Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman

    111.  Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe 
    112.  Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
    113.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
    114.  Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
    115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
    116.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
    117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles 
    118.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
    119.  Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart 
    Detail, the clasp (not pictured in other photos)
    120.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 

    121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven 
    122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings  
    123.  Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass 
    124.  Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks 
    125.  Hazel Ward, All Those Things 
    126.  Brenda Salzano, Salzanos 
    127.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee 
    128.  Anna Denisova, Anita-M 
    129.  Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry

    130.  Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads 
    131.  Penny Neville, Copper Penny
    132.  Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
    133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
    134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
    135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
    136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies  
    137.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
    138.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
    139.  Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter

    140.  Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
    141.  Heather Pyle, Welcome to My  Muse
    142.  Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
    143.  Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
    144.  Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
    145.  Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
    146.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads 
    147.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul 
    148.  Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me  
    149.  Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog 

    Early, early stages
    150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
    151.  Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
    152.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
    153.  Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area 
    154.  Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
    155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
    156.  Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
    157.  Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
    158.  Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color 
    159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman 

    160.  Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
    161.  Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
    162.  Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
    163.  Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
    164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio 
    165.  Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
    166. Anna Motz, Stunning
    167.  Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
    168.  Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
    169.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings

    170.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
    171.  Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
    172.  Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs 
    173.  Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass 
    174.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre  
    175.  Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass 
    176.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
    177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
    178.  Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
    179.  Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

    180.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
    181.  Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
    182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
    183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen 
    184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
    185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin 
    186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
    187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels 
    188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry 
    189.  Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

    Starfish charm and coral with trapped beads
    190.  Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
    191.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
    192.  Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
    193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
    194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
    195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
    196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
    197.  Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
    198.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
    199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

    200.  Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
    201.  Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
    202.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
    203.  Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
    204.  Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
    205.  Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
    206.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
    207.  Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
    208.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
    209.  Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
    210.  Shirley Moore, Homeschooling Life

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Crunch Time and Sneak Peeks

    The end of February is fast approaching along with deadlines; several self-imposed, one external.  It is definitely crunch time! 

    This first image is of a series of cabachons I've trapped using a combination of right angle weave and peyote stitch so that they might be incorporated into larger projects.  Speaking of incorporating them into larger projects, they are all samples in an ebook I hope to finish in the next week (yeah, right!) about this very subject.  Originally I thought it would be an 8-page pattern featuring one sample.  It's grown to well over twenty pages, and includes random right angle weave and any number of variation and will include at least one finished project (incorporating the trapped cabochon into a larger piece).  Stay tuned.

    Then there's the Bead Soup challenge.  (Check out Lori's latest post "Where is Everyone Coming From" - it's impressive!) The reveal is this Saturday, and while my piece is considerably further along than this picture, I still have quite a ways to go.  Trying to decide just how much I can show in a sneak peak without giving it all away. 

    I think I'll leave it at the one picture, but the style is more in keeping with my Hunting Fae necklace, than with most of my other freeform beaded pieces.  It's a combination of freeform peyote, right angle weave and random right angle weave.  The larger beads were all made by my trading partner, JJ Jacobs

    Cheryl's bracelet in process
    Meanwhile, I taught a class on freeform peyote at my studio on Saturday of President's Day Weekend.  Only had one student - turns out scheduling a one-day class over a long weekend causes scheduling conflicts with many of my potential students.  Oops.  But since I'd already penciled it in my calendar, I decided to run with it.  And I'm glad I did. 

    Since there was only one student, I went ahead and let her run the show as far as what she wanted to learn.  We spent the better part of the first hour looking through my samples and discussing techniques, bead choices, and colors. 

    While Cheryl really wanted to learn freeform beading, she was trepidacious because by nature she felt herself to be a very 'pattern-oriented' person.  So we discussed the underlining patterns.  Despite all of that, she was as she said a quick learner and made a huge amount of progress on her bracelet.  And had a great time working with the freeform techniques.

    And here's the bracelet I started on Saturday.  I continued working on it on Sunday and it's almost complete.  Too bad I took the picture 'upside down' - the leaves are supposed to be on the lower edge, just realized that. (The background is a lovely sweater crocheted by my favorite sister). 

    Like the paper clip?  A quick way of trying out a button
     I'd had a vague idea of submitting it for Art Bead Scene's February challenge (I really love the images they choose each month), but my colors shifted as I worked and there really isn't an art bead focal, so it doesn't fit.   This may well be the first jewelry piece I post on Etsy.  When I get it finished, and have time to set up my store. 

    So that's what I've been up to lately, how about you?

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Backdoor to Jewelry

    Wire Twined Baskets by Marilyn Moore

     Thursday night I attended the NW Bead Society's general meeting for the first time, excited to hear
     Marilyn Moore speak.  I've admired her work in galleries for some time.

    Based upon the size of their Seedbeaders group, I expected the general meeting to be positively huge.  In fact, it was smaller than the Sunday meetings.  Still a good crowd, I'd say forty-ish people in attendance, but I'd put the Seedbeaders at half that again.

    Met several new people - thank you to those who took time to speak to the newbie in the crowd.  You know who you were.

    And then it was time for Marilyn's presentation.   A wonderful overview of her artistic career, spanning several decades, her slideshow was filled with lively stories and humor.  The title for this post is from her introduction.  As Marilyn put it, she "came to jewelry through the backdoor of basketry".

    I always find it interesting to learn other artists' stories, so I'll share some of hers here:

    Although her very first basket was twinned from natural materials she quote "discovered she didn't like being wet".   That said, she turned her attention to pine needle baskets, (while the pine needles are usually worked with damp, they're small enough you stay quite dry) and worked in that media for over ten years.  During that time, Marilyn experimented with shapes; creating some lovely, organic forms as well as more traditional 'baskets'.

    Somewhere along the way, she discovered Teneriffe embroidery, which heavily influenced the decoration of her pine needle baskets and her early jewelry.  Its influence can still be seen in some of her work today.

    As her stitching covered more and more of her forms, coming to completely obscure the pine needle cores, she moved from pine needles to coiled baskets using polished hemp as the core.  And she began experimenting with the color grading that is one of the outstanding signatures of her current work. 

    When her daughter graduated from high school, both of them decided to enroll in college.  This made me smile, as my Mom and I did something similar.  (My mom majored in art history while I majored in Russian because I thought it more 'practical' than majoring in art, but that's a story for another day).

    Not quite sure when she began working with the wire wrapped baskets that I equate with her work. I'm pretty sure I saw her work in a basketry show at the Fountainhead Gallery not long after we moved to Seattle, back around 2001-2002.

    Besides her slide presentation, Marilyn brought a wonderful trunk show for us to admire.  Her current work reminds me of firebirds, oilslicks and living gems waiting in secret caverns.  Their saturated jewel tones radiate heat and vibrancy, even on the cooler side of the color spectrum.  While I admire her larger, sculptural works (definitely check out her gallery), I am particularly drawn to her miniature baskets, sized perfectly to fit in the palm of your hand.  The photo at the start of this post is one I took of a collection of these and doesn't do their colors justice.

    To see more of Marilyn's work and a picture of the artist herself, check out her page on the NW Basketweavers site.

    Guess I didn't talk much about her jewelry.  Oh well.  I love her baskets!

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    Protection from Being Bored

    I love to travel, but I hate the boredom that comes from long waits in uncomfortable airport seats or long plane flights.  In self-defense, I pack a bag of supplies as 'protection against being bored'.  Art supplies are always high on my list of 'must brings', but they can be both heavy and cumbersome.  And tubes paints are pretty much verbotten if you're doing carry-on these days.

    My ongoing quest has been to find the lightest, smallest, most useful supplies and in the past couple of trips, I believe I may have finally perfected my selection. 

    I packed my beading kit with supplies for two different projects:  finishing the beaded back of a cabochon setting, and experimenting with ideas for the Bead Soup challenge.  The beading cloth fits an airplane tray table almost perfectly. As long as I have day light, I can get a fair bit of beading done.

    If I'd remembered my camera to take process photos, I could have easily finished the cabochon back, but I didn't.  Sigh. My camera will likely come with me in the future. I'd left it behind figuring I could use my iPhone to take vacation pictures.  It's is great for a lot of things, but not macro photographs.

     And of course, I needed a sketchbook and some drawing materials.  In the past I've been known to bring 2-3 sketchbooks of varying sizes.  This time, I ran with only a little moleskin (same as my Alaska trip).  The paper is thin and bleeds through, so I only use every other 2-page spread, but that still gives plenty of drawing space for a one-to-two week trip.  Add a drawing pen, an home-made watercolor box and a water brush, and you have a complete kit that fits in a largish pocket and can be used anywhere. I've painted on planes, standing in line, on the beach and any number of other odd places. 

    Housed in an Altoid tin, I filled 24 empty half-pans with my favorite water colors attached to two layers of heavy cardstock with double-sided tape.  The top layer lifts out and can sit in the lid (which can also serve as a mixing tray) or any flat surface.  Add in a small napkin or tissue for cleaning the brush so you don't have to use your clothing and you're good to go. 

    This particular trip was to Disney World resort, where I met my folks, brother and his two kids for a week of park hopping.

    My drawing set came in very handy protecting both my 5 year old niece and my 9 year old nephew from incipient boredom while waiting for the buses to take us to and from the parks. 

    I love Emme's six-legged unicorn and her snowman with its rainbow dress (I was informed it was a dress, not a cloak).  Sam focused on planes with rocket propulsion and massive guns.  Notice that both proudly signed their work.

    So what are your favorite art supplies/kits for traveling?

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    Getting Stuff Done

     Sometimes the hardest thing is simply getting started.  Winter can be especially difficult that way; the dark grey days sap my energy and leave me wishing for nothing more than to curl up with a book.  But I've got a lot I want to do; lots of ideas and experiments that I'm itching to complete, if I can just get up the energy to start and keep going.

    That's where my Getting Stuff Done playlist comes in - 100 songs guarenteed to make me want to DO something.  They're all vocals - when I'm beading I need my music to have words.    (I have another playlist called writing music, which is all instrumental).  I think the vocals occupy that portion of my brain that the beading doesn't, and everything just seems to flow more freely.

    Today was a Getting Stuff Done sort of day.  And it worked - I accidentally left my camera at the studio, so no pictures today - but I'll try to add those tomorrow.  In the meantime, here's a sample of my playlist:

    1. "Road of the Gypsy", Adrenaline
    2. "If You're Gonna Play in Texas", Alabama
    3. "Roam", B-52s
    4. "Manic Monday", The Bangles
    5. "If She Knew What She Wants", The Bangles
    6. "Walk Like an Egyptian", The Bangles
    7. "If I Had $1,000,000", Barenaked Ladies
    8. "Veteran of the Psychic Wars", Blue Oyster Cult
    9. "Live Before You Die", Bon Jovi
    10. "You Give Love a Bad Name", Bon Jovi
    11. "Another Saturday  Night" Cat Stevens
    12. "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" The Clash
    13. "Bad Moon Rising" Creedence Clearwater Revival
    14. "Misguided Angel", Cowboy Junkies
    15. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper
    16. "Gimme Da'ting", David Lindley & El Rayo-X
    17. "Hide in the Rainbow", Dio
    18. "Romeo and Juliet", Dire Straits
    19. "We Know This Town" The Fox Hunt
    20. Go Home, Girl!, Gaelic Storm
    21. "The Banana Boat Song", Harry Belafonte
    22. "Get Out the Map", Indigo Girls
    23. "Great Balls of Fire", Jerry Lee Lewis
    24. "Jack in the Green", Jethro Tull
    25. "Volcano", Jimmy Buffet
    26. "Pencil Thin Mustache", Jimmy Buffet
    27. "Somebody's Eyes", Karla Bonoff
    28. "Faithfully", Journey
    29. "I'm Free, Heaven Helps the Man", Kenny Loggins
    30. "Trouble", Kym Tuvim
    31. "Strangers in a Car", Marc Cohn
    32. "True Companion", Marc Cohn
    33. "Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)", Meatloaf
    34. "Bat Out of Hell", Meatloaf
    35. "The Safety Dance", Men Without Hats
    36. "Pop Goes the World", Men Without Hats
    37. "Walk on Water", Men Without Hats
    38. "Never", Moving Pictures
    39. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", Pat Benatar
    40. "We Belong", Pat Benatar
    41. "I Know What I Know", Paul Simon
    42. "Let My Love Open the Door", Pete Townshend
    43. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", Poison
    44. "I'm Gonna Be" The Proclaimers
    45. "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen
    46. "Under Pressure", Queen
    47. "I Want it All", Queen
    48. "'39", Queen
    49. "Bang Your Head", Quiet Riot
    50. "Freewill", Rush
    51. "The Pass", Rush
    52. "War Paint", Rush
    53. "Rock You Like a Hurricane", Scorpions
    54. "The 59th Street Bridge Song", Simon and Garfunkel
    55. "Cecilia", Simon and Garfunkel
    56. "Royal Forester", Steeleye Span
    57. "Boys of Bedlam", Steeleye Span
    58. "The Joker", Steve Miller Band
    59. "Shout", Tears for Fears
    60. "Birdhouse in Your Soul" They Might Be Giants
    61. "We're Not Gonna Take it", Twisted Sister
    62. "The Boat Song", Lyle Lovett
    63. "Eye of the Tiger",
    64. "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", Warren Zevon
    65. "Boom Boom Mancini", Warren Zevon
    66. "Piano Fighter", Warren Zevon
    67. "Werewolves of London", Warren Zevon
    68. "Hungry", White Lion
    69. "All Join Hands", White Lion
    70. "All You Need is Rock & Roll", White Lion
     So, what do you listen to while you work?  What songs get you moving?