Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bay Area Cities must Cut Trash in Drains

Hi Folks,

Oh happy days... all of the attention of the trash making its way down our waterways and into the oceans is gaining momentum. Read all about it!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/14/MNPT1A4LEI.DTL

Geneviève

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Trash into Art -- beautifully, magically

Hi Folks,

Check this out for AMAZING art made out of recycled stuff.

http://www.ginismagic.blogspot.com/2009/06/turning-trash-into-treasure-art-of.html

Geneviève

TRAsh is ART spelled backwards


How to Transform Trash into Beautiful Art


Hi Folks,




As a recycler and an artist who uses fiber, I collect my "throw-aways" including the netted bags that lemons and avocados come in, the plastic bags that my newspaper comes in and the newspaper itself. Then, I am faced with the challenge of transforming my "trash" into something beautiful that I can look at. However, I don't just want to look at the new thing I've created, I want it to mean something. While researching this question, I came across other artists who are thinking in these terms. Check out these artists and see what fast food paperbags are turned into.




Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Divine Spirit" by Geneviève




My exploration of knitting and crocheting audiotape has been extended to investigating videotape. Three weeks ago, I picked up my size 9 knitting needles and started working on the mermaid costume for my opera, "A SeaScape Odyssey: 2012". When the videotape is knitted, using an "Irish Moss" stitch, it looks hard and brittle and reminds me of "volcanic glass". The mermaid character has been transformed into Pele, who will soon occupy the operatic stage, with long flaming red "hair".



Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Special Treat -- TWEET, TWEET

Hi All,

I just had to put this on my blog. If you are having a case of the doldrums, this video will shake away the blues.

Enjoy!

http://www.leenks.com/link218064.html

Geneviève

Geneviève Dubuisson on Art Slant


Hi Folks,


I'm on Art Slant, the #1 Contemporary Art Network, http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/108104-genevive-dubuisson under my new name, Geneviève Dubuisson. I am so happy to let you know that I've turned a new leaf, moved to a new vibration in my life. Soon, you will be hearing about my newest interest, Art Activism, where I'm making a statement about MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staph Aureus, the "Superbug" that we hear more and more about in the daily news. As of September 12, 2009, MRSA has been found on public beaches in the Puget Sound area in Washington State. With the help of many of you donating hundreds of tapes, I found my voice through the voice of many. Now I'm using my embroidery skills to bring awareness to a multitude of social problems. Stay tuned for my new project, "Making the Invisible Visible".


Geneviève





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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sacred Name -- Genevieve

Hi Folks,

Last Saturday morning, I went to Song and Spirit Center. During a sound journey/meditation, I received my sacred name, Genevieve. I researched the name and learned that I am in good company. Genevieve was born (419-422) in Paris, my birthplace. She worked with prisoners and after her prayers were said to divert Attila the Hun away from Paris, she was canonized in 500, two years before her death, as the Patron Sainte of Paris. Read more about her on Wikipedia, www.wikipedia.com

Without further ado, I have decided to change my name to Genevieve.

You can check out my artwork on ArtSlant at http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/108104-genevieve-dubuisson

Genevieve

Art Slant -- Judith Selby Lang

Hi Folks,

Check out this ladie's artworks, www.artslant.com/chi/main
and see what she's doing with the jetsam found on the beach in Point Reyes.

Elise

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Solvy with Elise at Bluebird Yarn and Fiber Craft





Solvy with Elise: In the Spirit of the Green Revolution, come and learn about Solvy, a water-soluble stabilizer, where you transform your leftover pieces of fabric, thread, yarn and anything you can sew through into a work of art. Sewing machine experience is necessary but machines will be provided. We’ll be making a bowl or cloche while experimenting with this fiber craft medium.

Cost: $55 for 2 classes

Sunday: October 18 & 25 11-1 at Bluebird Yarn and Fiber Craft in Sausalito, www.bluebirdyarn.com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Solvy Bowl

Hi Folks,
Here's a picture of my thread-lace bowls made with various recycled fabrics, yarns and threads.



This is a test to upload a photo to my blog.

Elise

"Breaking Out" mentioned in the Marin IJ

Hi Folks,

I'm happy to report that my wearable art, "Breaking Out", made with vinyl, velcro and eggshells was mentioned today in the Marin IJ Newspaper by the Unknown Museum's former curator, Mickey McGowan. A member of the art group I belong to, PleXus, www.plexusartgroup.com , Roni Mentzer was mentioned for her "fetching" wedding dress made out of plastic SF Chronicle newspaper bags called "From the Doormat to the Threshold". Go to http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_13304968?IADID=Search-www.marinij.com-www.marinij.com and read the article in it's entirety. In addition, two other members, Susan Doyle and Juline Beier have pieces in this juried show at the O'Hanlon Art Center through September 30, in Mill Valley.

Elise

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Sonic Spill" at O'Hanlon Art Center Gallery


Hi Folks,

I am so pleased to let you know that my artwork, "Sonic Spill" has been accepted along with my eggshell dress, "Breaking Out", in the “Take Two: Refuse Rescued and Recreated”, at the O’Hanlon Center Gallery, September 2009· Exhibition Dates: September 1 to September 30, 2009· Artists’ Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, September 1, 4 to 6 p.m.· Reception: Tuesday, September 1, 6 to 8 p.m. ·
Juror: Mickey McGowan of the Unknown Museum

Hope to see you there!

Elise


Saturday, August 29, 2009

PleXus Art Group

Hi Folks,

The PleXus Art Group I've been telling all of you about now has a website. Go to www.plexusartgroup.com and check out our mission to help make the world a better place and see the artworks that tells the story about prisons, cancer and what we value in our life.

Elise

Friday, August 28, 2009

Community Art Glass Project Opening


Hi Folks,


The Community Glass Art Project I participated on this summer with Marty Meade will be opening tomorrow, August 29, in San Geronimo School at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. I hope you can make it.


Elise

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wonderful day at Song & Spirit

Hi Folks,

I woke up this morning, still basking in my experience of Song & Spirit yesterday. Jan Cercone , www.musicforjoyandhealing.com has created a beautiful sound healing center, based on the principles of vibrational medicine, in Novato. If you would love to hear the heavenly sounds of her singing and crystal bowls, Tibettan instruments and chimes blended with piano and Shelltone in a space filled with silks, velvets, and crystals galore, then check out Jan's weekly gathering on Thursday evenings in Novato at 7:00 - 9:00 PM. See you there.

Elise

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Singing with Whales

Hi Folks,

I made my way to Earthly Treasures in Larkspur, www.EarthlyTreasuresGallery.com, a second time, to see and hear Pierre before he leaves for France next week. He had more other-worldly Shelltones to share with a handful of us. What an instrument! It sounds just like whales. The music was magical, and of course I was delighted for an opportunity to play one. My heart burst open, with vibrations like I have never experienced before. Then, I sang improvisationally for the group, telling the story of the first time I heard about Pierre Lavagne.

Read all about Pierre Lavagne's project, and his movie coming in 2010 at www.shelltonewhaleproject.org.

If you would like to hear the instrument played live, please join us at the place where sound and spirit meet in Novato, where Jan Cercone will be hosting a gathering of like-minded souls, on 31 Commercial Blvd. today, July 18 at 1:00 PM. Read more about Jan's work at www.musicforjoyandhealing.com. If you can't make it today, with such short notice, go on-line to You-tube, type in "Shelltone", and listen to music created by other folks who own one of these instruments. In future, I will be playing the instrument myself and posting on my blog.

Aloha,

Elise

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Call for Entries

Reminder:

CALL FOR ENTRIES

"Bay Area Women Artists"

O'Hanlon Center Gallery, August 2009

· Exhibition Dates: August 4 to August 27, 2009

· Artists' Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, August 4, 4 to 6 p.m.

· Reception: Tuesday, August 4, 6 to 8 p.m.

· Juror: Donna Seager, Owner, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA.

· Entry Fee: $25 for O'Hanlon Center for the Arts Members, $30 for non-Members, for up to three pieces.

Media: Any media with emphasis on exploration, abstraction, and imaginative use of materials and content. Traditional landscapes, figurative work and realism discouraged. Juried-in pieces must be ready to display, with any necessary hanging material in place, and instructions. All works must be labeled with artist's name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Eligibility: Open to all artists aged 18 and over.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, July 31, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, August 1, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, August 3 at 5 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up by Tuesday, August 4 between noon and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made. There is a limit of three works per artist. Please include biographical information, artist statements, and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies.

Gallery Requirements:

--Insurance coverage is provided by the Artist.

--Accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, August 27 between 2 and 4:30 p.m., or on Friday, August 28, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

For more info: Call Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331, or email megan@ohanloncenter.org

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

"Take Two: Refuse Rescued and Recreated"

O'Hanlon Center Gallery, September 2009

· Exhibition Dates: September 1 to September 30, 2009

· Artists' Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, September 1, 4 to 6 p.m.

· Reception: Tuesday, September 1, 6 to 8 p.m.

· Juror: Mickey McGowan of the Unknown Museum

· Entry Fee: $25 for O'Hanlon Center for the Arts Members, $30 for non-Members, for up to three pieces.

Media: Works of any media with emphasis on creative reuse of discarded objects, exploring ecological or environmental themes, repurposing objects in an artistic way, the politics of trash, etc. Conceptual and installation work welcome. O'Hanlon Art Center for the Arts is located on a hillside with a stream and a variety of viewing levels. Consider creating site-specific installations. Contact the office prior to exhibit opening to discuss proposal. All works must be labeled with artist's name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Eligibility: Open to all artists aged 18 and over.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, August 28, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, August 29, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, August 31 at 5 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up by Tuesday, September 1 between noon and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made. There is a limit of three works per artist. Please include biographical information, artist statements, and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies.

Gallery Requirements:

--Insurance coverage is provided by the Artist.

--Accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Wednesday, September 30 between 2 and 4:30 p.m., or on Thursday, October 1, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

For more info: Call Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331, or email megan@ohanloncenter.org

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tiburon Art Festival, August 22, 2009

The 3rd Annual Tiburon Art Festival will be held on Saturday August 22, 2009 from 11am-6pm, and Sunday August 23, 2009 from 11am-6pm.
www.tiburon-artfestival.com. Hope to see you there.

Elise

New Career in Glass Art

Kathleen Walbridge, Sushi Plates


Hi Folks,

My new career with glass fusing is in the works. Take a look at the art of my new friend Kathleen Walbridge. She's a natural with glass. Following her studies with Marty Meade at College of Marin, Kathleen created KMW Glass Art. Through her website http://www.kmwglassart.com/, she offers her sushi plates and bowls, decorative items and jewelry. Her artwork is available at Sur in Fairfax http://www.sur.us.com/. She'll be showing at the Tiburon Art Festival in August. I hope you will check her out!


Elise

Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Whale Music Visit

Hi Folks,

I made it to Pierre's whale music get together at Earthly Treasures in Larkspur www.EarthlyTreasuresGallery.com on Friday and wanted to share some of the highlights with you. On a movie screen, Pierre showed footage of humpback whales in Hawaii, singing and dancing, while members played and sang their instruments. Pierre played his Shelltone, an instrument he created over a two year period that produces tones similar to whales. Go to www.shelltonewhaleproject.org for more information on this man and his important work with cetaceans. Naturally, interesting people are drawn to a such a magical sharing. I had the opportunity to meet and be in the Presence of Timothy Morgan, who sings out-of-this world, in a way that I had never encountered before. For a glimpse of this man's gift to the world, go to www.attunetosource.com and hear and see what he is all about. If you would like to experience this, come to Earthly Treasures July 17, when Pierre returns from working on a movie about his work that will be shown on TV in 2010. There is hope for the future and we can all make a difference.

Elise

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Marty Meade, Glass Artist

Hi Folks,

I'm working on a community project in San Geronimo, making an awesome glass sculpture of a live oak tree with a fantastic woman named Marty Meade. Check out her website at www.martymeade.com

Ciao,

Elise

VAGADU

Hey Folks,

Great News! Yesterday, I checked out the Nick Cave exhibit again at Yerba Buena Center i in SFO with my friend Joelle, owner of Lola's Depot in Fairfax. (Check out her store on Sir Frances Drake across the street from the movie theater for great deals on thrift store buys. ) While watching Nick's awesome vids, I connected to a woman named Joui Turandot, Artistic Director of her art/fashion business VAGADU. Really COOL clothes, hat's (hint, hint), and as it turns out, no accidents you know, she's got a piece in the Green Dimensions recycle show at Fort Mason Center. Go to www.experiencevagadu.com and check her out!

See you at the Green Dimensions opening on Thursday, July 16.

Ciao,

Elise

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wordl Creation

Wordle: Hyperbole

Create WORD CLOUDS

Hi Folks,

Just read in the Chronicle about the newest website called "Wordl". check out www.wordl.net and see what you can CREATE.

Have fun!

Elise

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Whale Music by Pierre Lavagne

Things with my ocean conservation project are developing very fast. Two weeks ago, I woke up Saturday morning dreaming about my new artpiece called "Whale Song". I went to check out my new art studio in Sausalito and then I "happened" to walk into West Marine Supply, situated in the same building to buy a blue ring for my art project. Over a pair of sunglasses, I met a woman named Helen who subsequently asked me what I was going to do with my blue ring. When I told her about my piece called "Whale Song", she told me about Pierre Lavagne's work with whales. Using "shelltones", he apparently creates music and then plays it back to the whales! Only in Marin. Well, unfortunately, I was enjoying a bit of unearthly music myself at the SF Opera, so I missed his presentation at the Farallonne Islands on June 21, during the summer solstice, but it's never too late. Come and join us in Fairfax at the Circle Center, or in Larkspur at Earthly Treasures, where you can be part of the show, creating your own sounds with an instrument of your choice. I plan to sing and play my native American flute, for a concert out of this world. Now, easier than ever, check out Pierre's blog, directly from my blogsite.

Elise

Film: Addicted to Plastic

As part of my research on oceans and ocean conservation, I attended a talk last Thursday night in the Mill Valley City Hall where the film, "Addicted to Plastic" created by http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/ was shown. I left the talk more determined than ever to do something to help stop the gyro-normous problem of how plastics are destroying the oceans and the creatures in the oceans. Basically, the plastic, which is non-biodegradable, but broken down to bits small enough to be mistakened as "food" is killing all kinds of marine life, as well as the birds. The film is chockful of scientific evidence of how chemicals that make up a huge variety of plastics ends up in the fish, and the fish that eat the fish, and the fish that eat the fish that eat the fish and eventually the humans that eat the fish! These chemicals, like Bis-phenyl A, which are found in plastic bottles cause real problems with cell regulation in our bodies. If you haven't seen the film yet, please look for it. Tonight, my sister in Missouri called. She is aware of the "movement about plastic", and will be receiving this film from me shortly, where she will be showing it at her library in Manchester! We can make a difference!!!

Elise

ART TALK: Marketing Your Art

Highlights of ART TALK: "Marketing Your Art", hosted by Bruce Burtch, Board Member at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael.

Alleta de Wal,
www.artistcareertraining.com, gave a slide presentation, featuring what she summarizes as "At the heart of your marketing is a series of conversations designed to build a bridge between you, your art and your audience." To be successful, Aletta said that you have to 1) create a solid body of work and be prolific, with at least 100 artworks/year; 2) polish your public persona by learning how to present yourself and your art; 3) manage a mailing list, in which you know something about the person, how you met, where you met, etc...; 4) photograph and document your art; 5) generate publicity for multiple events, by planning a year's events at once. She loves it when she gets a postcard listing 5 shows/year because it gives her time to plan ahead. Last minute shows are no good. Respect other people's time. Art does not sell through galleries or websites. "Art is purchased through relationships". Talk to everyone you meet, 6) Leverage the relationship with people you meet with a business card (including all of your information: phone number, blog site, website, postal address), and/or a post card and ask for one from them. Put it on your refrigerator where other people will see it; 7) Network with each other. Use your art, in person and all media including the internet social networks such as FACEBOOK, Linked In, Twitter and BLOGS; 8) Discover your audience by talking to everyone you know. Have a 7 to 10 word art statement ready. Play off of people's natural curiosity. Say something creative about your art, not "I'm an artist". 9) Use her SMART method.

S - be specific about what you want.
M - make sure your goals are measurable, so you can determine your success.
A - have attainable goals and don't try to do too much. Use your resources. Ask for help.
R - be realistic about your goals
T - have timed deadlines and stick to them.

Julia Flynn Siler shared her personal story as a reporter and now successful author of "The House of Mondavi". She emphasized hard work, staying connected with people in her field, building a platform including a good website, and the willingness to hire other people to help her reach her goals. She recommends spending one hour a day working on finding new tools to market yourself and how to build your network.

Peter Rowan shared his story of how he became a Grammy Award-winning musician, with his newest release Reggaebilly. He emphasized the down-home qualities he embodies such as love what you do, do it alot, and stay connected to the changing technologies. He said that it is best to have a website with one good page and links and a web discussion group.

The importance of social networking was elaborated by the panelists who listed TWITTER, FACEBOOK, Linked In, which is geared toward businesses and subgroups. For more information, go to
www.netbizexperts.com by Ted Prodromo. Blogs can be a tool for creating a platform because they are simple and easy to manage. To build a community, stay up to date with your blog, posting 3-4 times per week, and keep your posting short, maximum 350 - 500 words. Run Spellcheck. Link to other blogs and websites. Use Wordpress to retain your copyrights of images. Use watermarks and low-resolution to prevent people from taking your images. For more information, checkout www.networkblog.net.

Elise

Sonic Spill

"Sonic Spill", as mentioned in my BLOG profile, is finished! I created this piece by crocheting audiocassette tapes, which were donated by a very special friend. Thank you Sunshine!!!

Elise

Stellar Performance at San Francisco Opera

Canadian Soprano, Adrianne Pieczonka, made her debut in the title role, in Giacomo Puccini's Tosca http://www.sfopera.com/. Wearing a beautiful velvet crimson robe, the diva was magnificently paired with her lover, Tenor, Carlo Ventre, as Cavaradossi on a magnificent Romanesque stage set. If you love opera, this is one not to be missed!

Elise

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Great Performance at Tiburon Music Festival

The Tiburon Music Festival performance was really wonderful tonight. The soprano, Marty Friesen, singing "Pie Jesu" was worth the ticket price. Then, the rest of the soloists, instrumentalists and singers rounded out the experience in a chapel with out-of-this-world acoustics. Next week-end, we'll do it again, so if you can make it on Sunday, go to www.tiburonmusicfestival.org

Elise

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tiburon Music Festival

Hi Folks,

I'll be singing in the choir at St. Hillary Church this Sunday, June 21, and next Sunday, June 28. This church is wonderful, with great acoustics and lots of amazing art of stained glass, wire art and a view to die for. Hope you can come.
Elise

Tiburon Music Festival, June 20 - 28.
Eight performances of chamber opera and chamber music in the lush acoustic (and equally beautiful setting) of St. Hilary Church, 761 Hilary Drive, Tiburon.
(From Highway 101 take Mill Valley/Tiburon exit toward Tiburon Boulevard.
Turn left at Rock Hill Drive and right at Hilary Drive)

Last year's festival was very well received and I hope you will find my offerings this year equally satisfying. Although all five programs feature important programming, performed by some of the finest musicians in the Bay Area, of particular note is the production of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, the Tiburon Chamber Players (SF Symphony members with southern Marin roots) on the 23rd, my chamber concert of rarely heard masterpieces of the Viennese literature on the 25th, and of course, my usual over the top concert of FOUR piano concertos in chamber settings on June 24th.
Remember, with tickets topping out at $20, there's no reason not to attend several performances. And if you needed even more incentive, every concert is followed by light refreshments and the return of Tiburon Music Festival label wine!
Visit the website for ticket information - www.tiburonmusicfestival.org
If you Google the festival, do not fret that last year's dates come up. Just a temporary glitch in the system.
I strongly recommend buying tickets in advance for the opera productions on June 20, 27, 28 as our intimate theater only seats 100 guests. (The chamber concerts are presented in the sanctuary with seating for over 400.....and one of the best acoustical settings in the Bay Area.)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Call for Entries

Check out www.ohanloncenter.org to learn about two new art shows calling for entries. These look like a lot of fun!

Elise

Re: Events JUNE 19-24



Hi Folks,
 
Here's an opportunity to see how they worship in an Anthroposophical Society.  I've been going to the Christian Community church for about 2 years and it has been wonderful to experience The Act of Consecration of Man.
I hope you can join us one of these Sundays.
 
Elise
 
Services will be held at the San Francisco Christian Community, 906 Divisadero St. at McAllister, on the following dates:
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 8 am - The Act of Consecration of Man
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (We will be visited by Rev. Nora Minassian)
10 a.m. - The Sunday Service for Children
10:30 a.m. - The Act of Consecration of Man
potluck lunch
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, St. John's Day
9:30 a.m. - The Act of Consecration of Man
5 pm  on - at KIRBY COVE in MARIN HEADLANDS - Fire and potluck dinner starting at 5 p.m., story at 7 pm, singing and conversation. Children very welcome. Feel free to bring hot dogs, marshmellows, water, whatever for an evening around the fire. We have use of the campsite all day, and will have shuttle service from the top road (Conzelman Dr.) available after 6 p.m. DIRECTIONS WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL, OR CALL REV. STEINRUECK AT 773-368-8558.
 
 

Live from Vietnam

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Circle Singing with Pollyanna

Hi Folks,

Another glorious evening of Circle Singing with Pollyanna. Last night, we had 18 people, with two groups of 4 and two groups of 5. Pollyanna introduced us to a new exercise, singing and vocalizing into our partner's ear. I heard African languages, Native American, Asian and of course English. It was really educational for me. After three rounds of creating music together, we gathered at the piano and Pollyanna accompanied soloists. In the spirit of improvisational singing, Pollyanna played a few bars, choosing the mood of the piece, and the singer joined her, making it up as they go. It was so much fun to experience these happenings. So, if you are into making beautiful sounds, and movements with a great group of folks, ranging from teens to the young elderly, check out www.pollyannabush and come and join us on Wedensday nights at the Fairfax Community Church at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Testing a New Feature on my Blog

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Busy Bee Day

Hi Folks,

Have you ever seen bees swarm? What an experience! I was standing on my deck, feeding my roses my newest batch of worm juice, made from my vermiculture bin, and I heard this noise. Now, I love bees. As a gardener, I encourage them with their favorite plants - lamb's ears and lavendars- as well as others, including Scabiosa daisies, which bloom like wildfire in June. But, I must say that a swarm of bees is a bit unnerving. So, after I shinnied over the deck rail and through the back gait to get into my house, I went on-line to read about why bees swarm. I learned that they are essentially dividing the hive because it has gotten a bit to small to suit them. They time this event on a sunny day to ensure the most energy to drive their activities of moving the new queen bee to a new hive.

Elise

Monday, June 15, 2009

Theo Jansen creates new creatures | Video on TED.com

 
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