Sources of Inspiration
Everywhere you look, there can be something that inspires you, causes you to stop for a moment and smile, or motivate you to take an action in your life. Here I share somethings that I have found intense beauty and have felt inspired from
This is a brilliant and very moving presentation by Louis Schwartzberg of Moving Arts. You can see more at his youtube channel
This is a beautiful series of flowers photographed by Darrel Joan Tomkins, from Comox BC. Darrell approached me to use the song Enchanted, from my Wind Weaver CD Wild Threads. The song is a perfect backdrop for the wonderful images captured by her. She is a talented artist.
IF I WERE A SONG
April 27, 2009. The Healing Garden at Eisenhower Medical Center. Rancho Mirage, California. The World Premiere of "If I Were A Song." Poem by Expressive Arts Practitioner, Diane ("Annie") Mathias. Flute accompaniment by Flute Maker Jon Sherman.
I am connected to Annie Mathias through some dear friends and flute players who live in Nanaimo in the summer but winter in California and are privileged to be friends and flute students of Annie.. She is a very inspiring woman deeply connected to music as therapy and has written a short book 'Being the Hollow Reed' for people using flutes in Hospice and other therapeutic settings.
The words in the poem are inspiring and Jon Sherman adds his magical flute playing supporting the tone and intention of the words.
This is magical. Jon Sherman is also a very fine flute maker and one day I will add one of his flutes to my collection.
Enjoy, this magical , musical and very poetic interlude.