Back to the beginning of the blog. My first post in 2008 was about Portland, Maine and our trip there to hear some music at One Longfellow Square http://www.onelongfellowsquare.com/. This past weekend, we went back. This time to hear my son's band play in the same venue. The band is a tribute type band to Steely Dan. They picked a play on words and are called Deely Stan. http://www.deelystan.com/ The concert was sold out and we had a great time.
Of course, I'm a proud mom, but I think there were many people who were not related to the musicians and just loved the music. Lots of applause. Jake (Freedman) looked so happy playing keyboards and singing. I loved watching him!
I noticed that since I've been taking the drawing class this semester on portraits, I am really looking at faces differently. I could imagine a series of woodcuts, or linocuts, with musicians and their instruments, or singers & microphones. White lines on black backgrounds. I was watching the shadows on the faces (from the lighting at the show) very carefully.
We went back to the Portland Museum of Art as well. Again, I was looking at portraits and faces differently. The museum has an exhibit of prints up now. That's what made me think of the woodcuts. Joe has been studying Impressionism (American, I think) with Kim Roth. He was looking at the Impressionist painting at the Museum in more detail this time. A good trip.
Happy Thanksgiving to my readers. I probably won't post again until after the holiday.