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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / African American
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Life'Scrap, But Fun K
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:80
  • eBook ISBN:9781626757653

Life'Scrap, But Fun K

Part 1 - All Over the Place

by Marisa McFarlane

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Overview
19 All Over the Place Spoken-Word Poems 29 Original Illustrations 1 Maze 1 Love =50 reasons why... "Life'Scrap, But Fun K: Part 1, All Over the Place" written by Marisa McFarlane is the first installment of a spaztastic three-ebook Spoken-Word series. The pieces become longer and more detailed or theme-oriented with each installment. All of the parts were written throughout McFarlane's life from high school to college and grad school. This first part in particular took three months to collect, edit, illustrate, and finalize. These mashups of words and images are expressions of passion and creativity to combat depression and insecurities. The editing and layout of the pieces reflects how they are performed through Spoken-Word, which is spoken and heard. Topics therein include love, loneliness, braggadocio / self-help, alter-egos, relationship building, fun gibberish and random thoughts, reactions to art, personal life stories, and random questioning of life. The author declares her biracial ancestry and feminine identity through wordsmith rhymes and colorful imagery. She is writing from the perspective of a young woman of color finding her self and exploring her worldview. These words and worlds of hers have been poured out for readers to drink and eat as food for thought. For dessert, illustrations appear as letters sparking the start of each piece, as well as visual representations of the meanings of a few of the pieces. The illustrations were all hand-drawn and then polished using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. The visual art heightens the significance of the pieces and gives readers more creative insight into the mélange of methods Marisa McFarlane uses to express herself. This project is an experiment to break into the world of writing and publishing with music and performance always in mind. She has many more plans for art projects, such as a full-length music album and a children's book. Eat up the brain candy!
Description
19 All Over the Place Spoken-Word Poems 29 Original Illustrations 1 Maze 1 Love =50 reasons why... "Life'Scrap, But Fun K: Part 1, All Over the Place" written by Marisa McFarlane is the first installment of a spaztastic three-ebook Spoken-Word series. The pieces become longer and more detailed or theme-oriented with each installment. All of the parts were written throughout McFarlane's life from high school to college and grad school. This first part in particular took three months to collect, edit, illustrate, and finalize. These mashups of words and images are expressions of passion and creativity to combat depression and insecurities. The editing and layout of the pieces reflects how they are performed through Spoken-Word, which is spoken and heard. Topics therein include love, loneliness, braggadocio / self-help, alter-egos, relationship building, fun gibberish and random thoughts, reactions to art, personal life stories, and random questioning of life. The author declares her biracial ancestry and feminine identity through wordsmith rhymes and colorful imagery. She is writing from the perspective of a young woman of color finding her self and exploring her worldview. These words and worlds of hers have been poured out for readers to drink and eat as food for thought. For dessert, illustrations appear as letters sparking the start of each piece, as well as visual representations of the meanings of a few of the pieces. The illustrations were all hand-drawn and then polished using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. The visual art heightens the significance of the pieces and gives readers more creative insight into the mélange of methods Marisa McFarlane uses to express herself. This project is an experiment to break into the world of writing and publishing with music and performance always in mind. She has many more plans for art projects, such as a full-length music album and a children's book. Eat up the brain candy!
About the author
Marisa McFarlane, also known as, BEEZHER offers a unique mix of music, art, and life… Her debut LP entitled, "Sophistysexy," is a collection of world music forms including Spoken-Word, Hip-Hop, Classic R&B, Jazz, Reggae-Dancehall, Soca, DubStep, Brazilian Percussion, Latin melodic influences, Indian percussion and influences, with an overall Soul-Funk-Electro feel. Beezher showcases her tongue-twisting lyrics with smoky songstress vocals and head-nodding / eyebrow-raising musical accompaniment. "Sophistysexy" will be available at Beezher.com and iTunes, etc... Beezher identifies and Irish-Jamaican-American and was born, raised, and still lives in San Francisco, California. She is inspired by life and the lives of her friends and family, which also makes her nostalgic for an era she was not even born in, the 60's. Her mother’s Punk and Reggae roots as a musician (Animal Things) and Rock Journalist (SadieO, SF Weekly) influenced her love for world music and Ethnomusicology. Her father’s career as Jamaican Reggae singer / percussionist (Ras Kidus) further encouraged her to study the roots and routes of Reggae-Dancehall in particular. Her style is Hippy / Rasta with a bit of oddball spaztasticness mixed in there. She is an artist: singer-songwriter, producer, author, actor, jewelry-maker, and a lover not a fighter. Throughout high school, college, and graduate school Beezher performed Spoken-Word. She has a Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA, which gave her the engineering experience she needed to produce the entire Sophistysexy album herself with world music elements. In graduate school she performed with BatUCLAda, an Afro-Brazilian percussion student and community group. During graduate school, educational grants afforded Beezher experiences in Brazil to study Reggae Dancehall. She has also performed percussion with the group Fogo Na Roupa in the 2011 San Francisco Carnival. Most recently Beezher has begun the new ventures of publishing her writing, making jewelry, and acting. She is currently editing selected spoken word pieces and illustrations for her ebooks called "Life'Scrap, But Fun K," Parts 1-3. Her jewelry shop of necklaces and rings (bracelets and earrings to come) is called, "Beezher's Bazaar," in which she hand-makes pendant pieces out of recycled watch faces and watch pieces. She had a speaking role as a teacher in the indie film short called SUX2BME and will be playing Mammy (Mary Ellen) Pleasant in a theatrical musical called "Barbary Coast Revue" about San Francisco during the Gold Rush and 1906 Earthquake. She is looking forward to the opportunity to develop her skills further through performances, book readings, art shows, and future acting roles. One last note...the notes never stop...they just pause with dropped jaws tongue-kissed with hot sauce, shocked when she pops off! BEEZHER.COM.
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