Raby

Amanda Raby is a Dirty-South Wizard-Pop artist with infusions of Electro-Folk and World

Amanda Raby is a Dirty-South Wizard-Pop artist with infusions of Electro-Folk and World.

Diva Trailer

I bought a travel trailer. Selling most of my possessions, again. Keeping only the best of the best and everything simply sentimental is recycled or gifted. I decided that things were too cluttered and unfocused to support anything more than a life as a dilettante. While I love watercolor meditations, jewelry design, upholstery crafts and crochet, the stuff is just plain distracting. The new space is devoted to music production, touring and fun.

It's begging for an airbrushed space pegasus 

It's begging for an airbrushed space pegasus 

The exterior of the "diva trailer" is trailer-trash sheik, but the interior has received ample demolition, renovations and love! I'm sure this couch saw lots of Michael Bolton boinkin' before I got ahold of it.

Break out the Wilson Phillips tapes! This early 90's vibe - so inspirational.

Break out the Wilson Phillips tapes! This early 90's vibe - so inspirational.

After the renovations! 

After the renovations! 

A pious red-headed lady gifted the flooring, courtesy of Randy's Flooring in Port Lavaca, TX. She pointed out a few scriptures from the good book and sent me off with the lovely oak laminate! I made a point to capture this one about not hanging out with "those who are given to change; for their 'calamity will rise suddenly.'"

I think this means don't hang out with impetuous people like myself. Or maybe it means don't mingle with the schizis. 

Wall rot! Ripped it out!

Wall rot! Ripped it out!

Patched 2 holes in the wall.

Patched 2 holes in the wall.

After ripping out the bed-frame, breaker box, carpet, flooring and all other structures impeding qi-flow, I painted everything white.  It took me about a week to prime and paint but the contrast between the white walls and the rounded black windows made it feel kinda like a storm-trooper. I even rewired the lamps with new sconces and Edison bulbs and added "ceiling-tile" embossed wallpaper to the ceiling.

Funny story.  I didn't realize the original sconces had on-off buttons and I expected the new ones to turn off when I hit the over-head switch.  Didn't happen.  So I retrofitted the new sconces with pull chains. I'd never done electrical wiring before! Fun times.

And I finally found a use for those 2 roles of holographic label stock I acquired from a print vendor back when I was hooking my soul to corporate America. All cabinet interiors and mirrored faces are covered in digital rainbows.  

Princess Turkey Burger is my closest companion. She was chosen from the lot of desperate souls at the San Marcos, TX Animal Shelter because her physiognomy so blatantly exudes "Festival Feline".  We are practicing leashing and midnight marauding in preparation for our tour. She thoroughly enjoys travel, frog-hunting, tree-tops and bottle caps. She also enjoys pretending to be a sleeping cap. She's a skilled vocalist as well as I!

We are diligently working on our new songs.