Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Zentangle / Zendala thing though, that got hold of me. The first one I tried is the b&w one. I worked on it for a couple of days. After that one I wanted to incorporate some color and mixed media art into one which resulted in the one below. I'm not crazy about the way it turned out. I like my girls but the doodle part got lost in the too busy foreground.
This is one example of the many treasures I have gleaned from stalking Belinda. Her blog is definitely worth a read.
Thanks, Belinda, for sharing and inspiring!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
When I was a teenager, I had a lot of friends in my circle who were musicians. I mean good musicians. We spent a lot of time hanging out in the background during jam sessions. I miss that. Though I don't have an ounce of talent myself, I sure enjoy listening to others that do.
I have a friend in my current life who likes to go where folks are playing the blues, particularly guitar blues. I've had the pleasure to accompany him to a couple of concerts this year (I like the blues too). Back in January we heard the Derek Trucks Band in Charlotte. It was a great concert. We were treated to a surprise appearance by his wife, Susan Tedeshi, who belted out a few songs with the band. Derek is the nephew of drummer, Butch Trucks. He was a child prodigy who started sitting in with the "big guys" when he was 9. He toured with the Allman Bros and still plays with them. He formed the Derek Trucks Band when he was 15. Cool huh?
This past weekend we went to The Carolina Theater in Greensboro for the Guitar Blues Tour to hear Robben Ford with Jorma Kaukonen, and, my favorite, Ruthie Foster.
I have been to the Carolina Theater long days ago. The acoustics there are really good. Ruthie Foster has this rich, resonant voice and she really filled up the place. She was very personable on stage and talked to the audience like she was just hanging out and jamming. I really enjoyed her. Though her songs were all secular, you could tell she comes from gospel roots.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Can't argue with 230,000 books at your finger tips. Not too mention newspapers, magazines and blogs. I would really appreciate it for traveling with the cost of checking bags and all.
This second generation Kindle is getting good reviews. It is supposed to start shipping later this month.