In Honor of Some Friends

Sparaxis (monochrome), 3.28.19

Some friends of mine are in a Black & White Photography show featuring the works of Jerry Bosworth, but also including works by David Hoffman, Franka Gabler, Cathy McCrery Cordle, G Dan Mitchell, and Jonathan Bock. Thus, the monochrome image above by yours truly. I may never get in a show, but I can share others’ shows and toss in something that corresponds to the show, right? Works for me! (**I am NOT upset that I am not in shows. I don’t pursue them. It’s my own fault. I don’t attempt to get into juried shows either. I’m just not good at that stuff at this point in my life.)

I will be a at the reception and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve seen some of the work and it is outstanding!

For Brave Auditionees

Yesterday I sat on the panel for two opera auditions: one was for principal horn and the other for second clarinet. It’s an important task, but it is also one that makes me nervous: we decide people’s future, and I wish I could accept everyone. But only one of each instrument could be chosen. The bravery of ALL who play their hearts out for us does not go unnoticed by me. I admire them all, and I am humbled by their talent. So I have shared this image — a very brave looking Sparaxis among many other brave little flowers, on Facebook. I share it here as well.

Sparaxis, Red, Black and Yellow, 3.19.18