and it goes a little something like this…
Posted in pia's illustrations, pia's music October 17th, 2008 by piablog

So, here we all are. In le petit bateau. With me. Hmm. Has everyone got a drink? Is everyone comfortable? I suppose you just want me to get on with it, right?

Please click on the flower button below which is currently loading, to hear my first ever piano solo composition, accompanied by one of my little whimisical drawings. This piece is called Mes Ailes. Which is French for ‘My Wings’. I do hope you enjoy. Thank you in advance, for lending me your ears for the next 3 minutes…

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81 Comments

  1. Kirsty says

    Beautiful Pia!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  2. Amanda says

    Pia!
    Is there anything you can not do?
    That was magical and the drawings are divine.
    I think you should have them permanently in your blog design.
    Oh my, you are a wonder.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  3. Janmaree - mylandoflovely.blogspot.com says

    “My Wings” made me tingle, warmed my heart. Made me feel so at home, like being in a kitchen smelling apple cinnamon muffins cooking! Pia I will say this again without knowing you in person- you are a beautiful soul! T H A N K Y O U – x

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  4. grace..living in paris says

    c’est très très bien..ça me fait plaisir..
    merci bcp

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  5. karina says

    Beautiful butterflies!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  6. brooke says

    I am speechless. What an absolutely beautiful composition. I would buy an album of yours in a heart beat.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  7. Courtney says

    Goodness gracious, what an incredible talent you have. This piece is so hauntingly beautiful, and it feels like the perfect song for a grey and cold winter day. Thank you, Pia, for sharing this. It is truly inspired.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  8. Bella says

    Perfect!!! :D
    My favorite soundtrack now!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  9. nadia says

    Pia this was breathtakingly beautiful, I would like to speak of your talent, but it has an ethereal quality to it that i can not put into words

    thank you pia for not ignoring your art and cleary letting your heart and passion come through but most of all thank you for sharing this stunning music with me.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  10. Emily says

    Pia thank you for sharing your piano playing with us again. No drink was required for us listeners your playing was beautiful. I have listened to it several times while I am sitting here doing my work. But if a drink if what you would like how about a tall glass of milk for us both.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  11. Barb McMahon says

    Pia! That is so beautiful!

    Going back to have another listen….

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  12. Annie says

    Oh Pia, I love these drawings, but drat I can’t listen to you play because my area does not get high speed. However, I know that you are wonderful.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  13. Jen says

    Love it! I’m going to have another listen again when the house is quiet and the kids are sleeping. :) The drawing is beautiful as well!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  14. ailin says

    Absolutely LOVED it, it was beautiful. My ears were very happy to be lended to you :)

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  15. Carol says

    aaah Pia, absolutely beautiful. For your first ever solo composition, you wouldn’t believe it when listening. It’s perfects :-) Thank you for sharing!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  16. Carol says

    aaah Pia, absolutely beautiful. For your first ever solo composition, you wouldn’t believe it when listening. It’s perfect :-) Thank you for sharing!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  17. else i bergen says

    Beautiful little song. U have a talent!!!

    Else

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  18. Vicki Archer says

    truly lovely – both your playing and your whimsical drawings.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  19. Sam says

    Lovely! What a nice way to start my day.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  20. Nell! says

    Oh Pia that is just beautiful!I Absolutely adore the drawings!
    Also an apology from me – my internet has been down for days and I couldn’t upload my post for the Blog action Day – shattered. I am going to be able to upload soon which I know means it won’t really count for BAD but I said I’d do & I will! Technology Arg!!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  21. Miranda says

    Wonderful!! What do I need more than to close my eyes and listen?
    Thank you!

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  22. cindy k says

    just beautiful! when can we download it from itunes ;)? the butterflies are beauties, too.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  23. pia says

    i was hoping someone would ask me that cindy k!:-) I am looking into it and I wanted to see everyone’s reaction here, to see if it is something you like or not. You have all inspired me so much since I started this blog, and here now I find myself playing for you! I never imagined it. So thank you everyone for your wonderful encouragement! I have been composing alot lately, and I already have 5 songs in the wings, maybe I could even do an album. What do you think, it could be a bit of fun, non?

    xx

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  24. Bonbon Oiseau says

    music and drawings are magical Pia! I was transported truly…thank you.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  25. sofia says

    Pia, Pia j’ai pas de mots. Magnifique. merci

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  26. lauren says

    not usually a butterfly person, but these have won my heart.

    October 17th, 2008 | #

  27. nancy says

    wow!!!!!! (i was thinking when you wrote “le petit bateau” you were gonna mention what lovely t-shirts you bought…heheh)….but really lovey….a true renaissance gal you are! were you slightly influenced by “the piano” by jane campion???

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  28. Ana says

    I don’t want to sound repetitive but it is so beautiful!!! The music and the butterflies! Thank you so much for sharing that…

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  29. Janmaree - mylandoflovely.blogspot.com says

    Yes Pia – do it!!!

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  30. corine says

    You are so gifted.

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  31. aran says

    pia, this was beyond words. magical, dreamy… you are such an artist. you really blew me away. thank you for this.

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  32. tracey says

    that was so truly beautiful that I had to thank you…..thank you!
    gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous.

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  33. kendalee says

    I feel honoured that we were invited to a recital of this beautiful debut piece – thank you! And the drawing is gorgeous too. You are an inspiration.

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  34. Hyena In Petticoats says

    Pia Darling,

    Such a beautiful composition – I felt such a longing while listening to it, like a scene out of a movie….

    I was imagining walking slowly down a residential street at dusk, with lighted windows along the street showing the people living inside – one of those movie moments where you suddenly realise the absolute humanity of the characters, whether good or bad….. do you know what I mean?

    I hope so – it’s a compliment, anyways…..

    Thanks so much for your comment on my post about the irons…. did you know that when you leave a comment your email/blog addresses don’t show up as a link? I thought you’d be particular about that sort of thing…..

    Thanks so much for sharing more of your divine piano playing – I hope you make this a regular thing!

    Leah xxx

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  35. Vanitha says

    absolutely divine…you ROCK!

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  36. Esti says

    you are an artist. I cannot say more than has been already said here… thanks for sharing your different talents with us.

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  37. Jeska says

    beautiful moving music.

    October 18th, 2008 | #

  38. t. says

    pia, this is so so so beautiful. i’m incredibly moved.
    i’ve been following your blog for a long time now and it’s always so inspiring. thank you for this and hopefully one day you’ll release it on iTunes… :>

    October 19th, 2008 | #

  39. Rachel C. says

    Thank you for sharing. It was exquisite.

    October 19th, 2008 | #

  40. Mary-Laure says

    I keep on discovering you have more and MORE amazing talents, dear Pia!

    I just mentioned you on my blog in this post:
    http://mary-laure.blogspot.com/2008/10/japanese-maple-tree.html

    October 19th, 2008 | #

  41. Tartelette says

    Ton talent est sans fin…and that is such a gift to us. I want more :)

    October 20th, 2008 | #

  42. mati rose says

    wow, i just discovered your blog and am so in love. this is so beautiful & paired with the drawings! oh my.
    be well,
    mati

    October 20th, 2008 | #

  43. Eugene says

    looking forward for more information about this. thanks for sharing. Eugene

    October 21st, 2008 | #

  44. Kristen says

    You’re an incredible artist Pia! You created a beautiful, inviting mood with your sketches and music making. Very talented young woman.

    October 21st, 2008 | #

  45. Diana says

    Thank you Pia. Somehow music seems to come on my path again and again these days. My sweet little Miss A. who sings of her joys, sorrows and icecream. Me, finding my flute again under a thick layer of dust, discovering my fingers still know how to find all the tones and my breath changes into a song. Wonderful.

    October 21st, 2008 | #

  46. kosenrufu mama says

    thank you , wonderful notes….

    October 21st, 2008 | #

  47. geek+nerd says

    Lovely composition, really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    October 21st, 2008 | #

  48. Nina says

    It’s very beautiful Pia! You have so many different talents!

    October 21st, 2008 | #

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  50. lynne says

    oh how beautiful!
    just dreamy!

    October 22nd, 2008 | #

  51. Angel says

    The first and third movements made me feel like I was in a European flower shop looking at fairies like Mary C. Barker’s, the second movement brought Erte to mind.

    October 23rd, 2008 | #

  52. Kimberly says

    Oh my! I enjoyed this so much. I made my 13 year old come listen too. Thank you for sharing!

    October 23rd, 2008 | #

  53. lizzy says

    i’m a new reader here, pia.
    i listened to your composition with pillows all around me & a mug of vanilla caramel tea in hand. it soothed me & refreshed me. thank you so much. your drawings too are beautiful & enhancing. they only add to your music, and take nothing away. thank you ever (so) much.

    October 23rd, 2008 | #

  54. nyla says

    pure loveliness, pia.

    and the drawings are the sweetest.

    October 24th, 2008 | #

  55. Cheryl says

    Pia, I just came across your blog. I love it. This composition is so lovely especially when paired with your beautiful illustration. Thank you for sharing with us. I really enjoyed your blog action day post on poverty. This really shows you the impact of blogging as social awareness. Thanks.

    November 2nd, 2008 | #

  56. michi says

    they are stunning pia. I love the butterfly drawings….

    November 10th, 2008 | #

  57. Devi says

    You are a very talented woman!! Love the peaceful and sweet moment you’ve shared with me. Thank you!!

    December 22nd, 2008 | #

  58. Kairi says

    We have a lot of snow here in Estonia. I made a cup of green tea with jasmine and the sun just came out when I started to listen to your composition. And … aaah … you made me cry ..it is so beautiful! You are such a beautiful soul! Thank you so much for this music and your blog! Words are not enough to describe the value of what you give!

    January 9th, 2009 | #

  59. Kairi says

    I would buy your album and if sheets would come with it I would be even more grateful.

    January 9th, 2009 | #

  60. Felicia says

    Dear Pia, I am in love with your composition. I’ve been listening to it over and over again. It reminds me of a bit of Yann Tiersen’s and Dustin O’Halloran’s compositions, while being completely different and unique on its own, if that makes sense. I especially love the part when the music seems to shift seamlessly to the slightly-jazzy section. Thank you for this wonderfully beautiful music. I would buy your album in a heartbeat! :)

    February 3rd, 2009 | #

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  62. Catherine says

    Lovely, lovely piece. Please give us more to drink in. You have a wonderful gift!

    May 28th, 2009 | #

  63. Retourner says

    Pia, so absolutely lovely! I have played since I was 8 ans. It is so lovely when you can bring the music in your heart and head out thru your fingers. It is truly a magical gift you have.

    September 16th, 2009 | #

  64. beauty comma says

    hi pia. i’ve listened to my wings. i love the main theme – it reminds me of amélie, but it’s still very “you”. as you may remember, i’m a piano teacher, so i hear a lot of music – but it’s only the most personal stuff that stays with me. you’re obviously good at creating moods, because your themes fasten in my brain and keep playing there for hours after. it happened with the other piece (the one you dedicated to your great uncle ron), and it happened with this one. music to go!

    September 18th, 2009 | #

  65. Allie says

    Beautiful piece, Pia.
    It has ineffable accents that I quite enjoy.
    Will this piece be made available for purchase?

    Merci.

    October 29th, 2009 | #

  66. theaxx says

    this makes two little wings flap just by my heart…
    very ‘The Piano’esque…

    thea.
    Xx

    November 10th, 2009 | #

  67. janice says

    I have been enjoying your blog for some months and find you so inspiring. Although I am very much older than you, I feel connected somehow. Age is no barrier when it comes to our thoughts and feelings. Your music is as beautiful as your art and I look forward to more. Happy holidays to you and yours and Bon Voyage!

    December 15th, 2009 | #

  68. jan.s says

    so lovely…as well as your website…thank you…

    January 24th, 2010 | #

  69. inge says

    Hauntingly beautiful! Thank you.

    May 2nd, 2010 | #

  70. (Jen) Dizzy Dean-o says

    I have noticed you and loved your work/lifestyle through Design Sponge, and appreciate your lovely piano compositions. Your style reminds me of Yann Tiersen, whom I also love.

    June 17th, 2010 | #

  71. Marie says

    So pure, so gracious…

    August 3rd, 2010 | #

  72. kate says

    lovely, lovely. enjoying your blog so very much. a spot of beauty in an often bleak world.

    August 13th, 2010 | #

  73. .kat. says

    Listening to this opened up
    the window to my heart a lil’
    more. This was absolutely
    beautiful. Thank you.

    May 12th, 2011 | #

  74. Karolina says

    I LOVE THIS!!! Oh, how I hope you release an album in the future…

    May 15th, 2011 | #

  75. Jenny says

    Pia your wonderful blog never fails to delight. I am dazzled by your endless artistic endeavours and love both your music and joyful artwork. It is like sharing your favourite soft centres with a special friend.

    May 17th, 2011 | #

  76. Christine says

    Prachtig! / Beautiful!

    August 10th, 2011 | #

  77. Natasha says

    This is a brilliant piece of work both musically & artistically – I to have played the piano from a young age and find great solace in simply sitting down and letting my hands & piano keys to take me far away. . . Have you ever had this piece printed I would be most interested in purchasing if you have. I would love to hear from you!

    October 16th, 2011 | #

  78. Lily says

    I am brand new to your blog, and have fallen in love in mere minutes. This composition is incredible! You are a very talented woman, and I admire your passion. I can’t wait to read and listen to more! <3

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  79. Amanda MacLeod says

    Beautiful! Inspiring!

    May 16th, 2013 | #

  80. Megan says

    Exquisite … makes me stop to gaze at our winter garden.
    Thank you.

    July 19th, 2013 | #

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