Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Learning to draw

I've been learning to draw and really enjoying it. When I was a young girl, I drew all the time.  My art teacher says that drawing soothes you and makes you feel calm. I do think that is true.  Here is my first drawing and I am holding a shell. I wrote a song about this drawing and that is why I am posting it here. Creativity is an amazing thing, huh?

Friday, April 6, 2012

FOCUS Art Opening

Tonight I played for the art opening at the FOCUS Flea (the best thrift shop in town--and fundraiser for the women's resource center). The art show show featured the art of women inmates at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail. I really enjoyed the colorful paintings on the walls.  

Here is one I liked of a portrait of Ray Charles above some really cool shoes:

Here are Jennie (the Director of FOCUS and a volunteer from the jail hanging out before the rest of the crowd came. Notice the colorful pictures on the wall behind them. It was a fun gig!

The show will be up all month --go by and check it out! Here is the webpage with the info and directions to get there on W. Main St in Charlottesville: FOCUS Flea

Here I am playing under the Ray Charles portrait. Jennie made me laugh by making a face before snapping this picture: