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Music for the Soul

This coming Sunday afternoon my husband Mikel and I are going to the first NOVA Chamber Music concert of the season. I love going to these concerts because I am almost always introduced to something new. Often I find that while I might not enjoy listening to certain contemporary chamber music as a recording I thoroughly enjoy hearing it played in concert. All music is better heard live while watching the musicians play their instruments, don’t you think? Good music, like all good art feeds the soul. T. S. Eliot said, “You are the music while the music lasts.” I look forward to that this weekend.
Above is my painting, “Violinist”, acrylic on wood, 18 x 24 inches

Tuesday Tea Time

Over the weekend we went to a going away party for an artist friend who is off to graduate school. The party was hosted by two other artist friends who are also musicians. Their other musician friends brought along their good voices and instruments–mainly of the string variety–mandolin, bass and various guitars among them. So, not only was the evening filled with good food and friends but a good jam session of live music, which inspired me to create this week’s teacup.
“Guitar Cup”, digital illustration