Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas at Home 2011

Wishing you all Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year 2012! Some sketches of homey Christmas in Seattle.
Luminaires I bought at Souluminations Holiday Art Sale made by Lynette Johnson.

John and Matthew playing Othello Christmas Morning.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sanyo Band and Garfield Orchestra @ Meany Hall University of Washington

Tonight was a combined concert of two great high school music programs.  Garfield High School Orchestra hosted the Sanyo Band from Japan this week.  This is an ongoing musical exchange between the two schools.  Music was absolutely astounding from both schools and played at the Meany Hall for Performing Arts at University of Washington.  I have taught at the UW for a long time but have never been in Meany Hall!  And to find a Chilhuly Glass installation as well as a mural by Jacob Lawrence was an extra treat!
Meany Hall, Sanyo Band Performance 2011

Meany Hall Lobby, Chihuly Glass

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sketches from Thanksgiving

Finally getting a chance to post sketches from our thanksgiving.  We had a wonderful time with dear friends on Bainbridge Island who graciously open their house to about 16-20 of us for thanksgiving each year.  The numbers have changed as kids have grown up and moved away for college or work  but they all seem to want to come back. We start the holiday on Wednesday evening avoiding the Thursday traffic to Bainbridge....but we've noticed people catching on to this trick.  Wednesday night we had to wait for a later ferry because the ferry lines were so long!  Thanksgiving is a holiday we always look forward to.
Waiting in line for the Ferry to Bainbridge

Thanksgiving morning breakfast

Playing Rummio

One half of the long table waiting for dessert.

Eagle Harbor Bookstore

On the way back.  Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.