The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic as you might guess from the lack of posts here. There was the Gallery Talk last weekend at the Principle Gallery down in Virginia then a few days spent setting up and leading the painting workshop at Sunny Point on Keuka Lake with a bunch of personal things jammed in between. I was plain pooped out yesterday and just couldn’t get myself to write anything for the blog.
But the workshop at Sunny Point this week went really well and was, I think, fun for the folks there. Me, too.
But I do know that they made incredible strides in a very short period of time and had created several pieces that were pretty advanced in my opinion. I think I made some strides, as well, as far as my teaching method goes which made everything goes a little faster. This, along with the beautiful setting on the shore of Keuka Lake, with the lap of the waves keeping rhythm just outside the workspace, made this year a bit more enjoyable than last year’s affair which was very satisfying in itself.
I was very unsure going in if I would be willing to do this again but this experience with this setting and the warmth of the folks there makes me think I might want to try once more. We’ll see.
For this Sunday’s musical selection I thought I’d go with something slightly weighty and cerebral. I think this version of Tomorrow is My Turn fills the bill. It’s from the super talented Rhiannon Giddens and is a remake of Nina Simone‘s English language version of a Charles Aznavour song, written originally, of course, in French. None of that really matters when you’re listening. So set everything aside and give a listen. Then have a good Sunday…