I was at my daughter’s voice lessons and saw a painting on the wall that had something of this nature as a theme. I have no idea who the original artist was as I believe it was a mass-produced print and could see no artist signature. I had nothing but pastels as my disposal as I wanted to create some richness of texture and was far too busy to take the paints out. So, here you have it, my feeble attempt at this October band in pastels. Enjoy, listen to some jazz and blues and keep making art!!
This weekend I attended the wedding of my nephew and godson, Devin, and his lovely new bride, Kimberly. I couldn’t help but think of Jim Cuddy’s song “Everyone Watched the Wedding” as I experienced their day with them…..two people in love…there is nothing more inspiring in this world. Congratulations Devin and Kim!! I love you both!!! Enjoy, look around you, you’ll find people in love everywhere and as always, keep making art…and love ( I couldn’t resist!)
So where do you find a flautist at short notice in Italy. Apparently in San Candido! Barbara played an accompaniment to “Why We Sing” and it brought many tears to eyes in the choir and throughout the audience. She was a wonderful musician and our director requested that I produce a thank you card for her. You have just seen my results. I certainly hope that Barbara is happy with it and hopefully she also checks out the blog. Enjoy, keep making music and keep making art!
These were cards given to the Tour Manager and our fantastic bus drivers for the trip to Europe. Those poor guys, having to put up with over 60 ladies for two and a half weeks. The choir’s manager asked me to create a thank you for them so I did these three cards with the Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir Logo and thank you in three languages! Enjoy and keep making art!
On our way back home today! Bittersweet as I have missed my husband and children terribly but an experience that I would never have wanted to miss! Thank you to the Holy Heart of Mary Alumni Choir for taking me along as a companion singer and for sharing this expereince with me. I’ll be joining the choir in the Fall as I will be moving to Newfoundland in August! Home to the music….life just doesn’t get any better does it! Keep making music and keep making art my friends!
Well, that was a surreal expereince!! Singing Oh Canada in another country on Canada Day made me feel very proud and very patriotic. We also sang the Ode to Newfoundland from my province of heritage! It was lovely. Spent the rest of the day at the museums again and rested up for the long trip back to Canada tomorrow! Keep making music and keep making art!
The Albertina, The Belvedere…need I go on!! Farewell dinner this evening at the Austrian Heuriger…time for some Hengl wine for the choir! Keep making music and keep making art!!
Walked and painted all over Vienna today. Saw the Hofburg Palace and the Figarohaus (where Mozart lived when he composed Marriage of Figaro). Absolutely magnificent! Visited the Vienna State Opera House this afternoon and thoroughtly enjoyed the performance of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra at golden Hall this evening. I cried, laughed and sighed at the beauty of the music…as if should be! Keep making music and keep making art!!
Toured the Melk Abbey and took a breathtaking crusie from Melk to Krems!!!! Unbelievably beautiful!!! Can’t wait to paint more than what I managed today. The colours are beyond compare!!!Keep making music and keep making art!!