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Monday, December 12, 2016

Scavenger Hunt 477 Start and Notes, Photos

I sketched in the large sketchbook with a Micron 01 yesterday morning.  We went to music again in the afternoon so sketched in the travel sketchbook with a Micron 05.  For Scavenger Hunt 477.

Number 1, with buttons - the control for the electric fireplace.  I was going to sketch the remote for the DVD player and it has about 30 buttons!
Number 2, with strings attached - Gene's hoodie on his chair.  Shudda used color to separate the item better.


Number 3, needs manpower - guitar with George
Number 4, needs air - flute with Beth
Number 5, something with holes - Fender guitar.  George said it might have been a bumper, he wasn't sure.

Why do my blogs get so long?  I wait too long to post, maybe?

This started on Saturday night, so two days ago.  We went to The Bugle Boy (bugleboy.org) in La Grange.

We saw Susan Gibson's show.  It was fantastic, as always.  I have posted about her in my blog before.  Fun and an amazing guitar and banjo player besides the beautiful song writing and singing.  Some performers just bang on their guitars.

She is funny and puts on a show!  She was literally plugged in with her fancy Christmas bulbs for the first set.  Too funny.  She was "unplugged" for the second set.   **Thank you Joanna for sharing your photos with us.  Follow Joanna on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/jojolemon/**

Find Susan's music at
http://www.susangibson.com/  You can listen on the page where it says "Music".  Be sure and listen to Chin Up where she sings about the Presidential Fitness Test.  She wrote a song about how we overuse words making them less "awesome" (one of the words).  To make her point she uses shudda, which I used above.  It is like saying "I'm sorry" so many times that it means nada.   Susan travels all over, not just Texas and if you get to one of Susan's shows you will thank me!!!

Yesterday, Sunday, we went to Strange Brew with Joanna.  George Ensle (http://www.georgeensle.com/) was performing with Beth Galiger, flutist www.bethgaliger.com


 George playing the Fender.

Ruth on the right.
I swiped these photos from George's website.  Go have a look and listen.  He is super good, too, wonderful stories.

 I thought I posted about George and Gene's birthday song.  I don't see the post so here goes.

Gene tells us he doesn't want any presents for his birthday, just to see everyone and enjoy some company.  The "kiddos" decided to have a song written about Gene by George.  The kids and I sent information to him and he recorded it at Tommy Byrd's studio.  I think Tommy played on it, too.

The ballad tells of Gene growing up, working for DEA and more.  It is called Larger than Life.  The chorus goes:

So step up to the bar
And buy him some wine
He’ll take you traveling
Back to a time
When a man was a man
Who fought the good fight
Living larger than life

It is so much fun.  We all cried when the song was played for us in October at Jennie's.  We had David on facetime, too, so it was a family presentation.  

Anyway, George Ensle is another "must see" performer.  His schedule is on his website, too.

4 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

good idea sketching the muscians for the sketch prompts :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, sketching live people is great practice. Should do it more often. :)

Bag Blog said...

Thanks for introducing me to Susan Gibson in Taos. She is good and lots of fun. Gene's song is awesome - to use an overused word.

I'm going to go post some pics of my paint party now. If I can.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, You are most welcome. :) Nothing like live music and in a listening room with no talking it is much better! The Bugle Boy is the best. We go to Strange Brew in Austin, they do a good job, too.

The plugged in pants were a hoot, she was lucky not to get shocked!

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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