Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Fever

Finally, spring is here! It's supposed to be a beautiful couple of days in the Atlanta area - YAY! The timing is perfect - I just finished a commission of 4 paintings for a hospital in the Houston area, and am shipping an additional 25 paintings for a group show in April at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. One (which happens to be entitled "Spring Fever") is pictured here.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I Married an Accordion Player

Yes, it's true. My husband Simo is an accordion player - he plays gobs of music from his home country Serbia, plus amazing Scandinavian, Greek, Russian, Irish, and English tunes - you name it, he can play it. And he sings well too.

So, yeah, I'm bragging. You can hear a sampling of his music at: http://simotesla.com/radiosimo.html

For more than a decade we have been traveling to California each August where Simo teaches and performs music at Lark - a music camp near Mendocino. I was delighted to read about Joanna Newsom's success this week in the NY Times. I remember Joanna from camp - she almost seemed like an apparition at times (in a good way). We had the pleasure of spending a few moments backstage with her and her band a couple of years ago when she played here in Atlanta - what a treat! If you want to change your mood and brighten your day, music can do it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ruby

My dog Ruby is home from surgery - she's very swollen and tired. (I cry each time I look at her). The vet reassured us that the pressure in the eye was off the charts - 60+ (normal is under 20) so I know it was the right thing to do medically. It'll take some getting used to though. I'll post a photo in a few weeks once she's better.