Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This and That

Some people call ticket stubs ephemera...
I call these ticket stubs "Pure Jazz"...
Friday night my husband and I went to see Diana Krall in concert at The Peace Center in Greenville SC. We only live about 20 minutes from the Peace Center, so it was an easy drive.
What an awesome concert! I had forgotten to do a blog post about it this weekend and was reminded this morning when my husband sent me a review on it.
I'll include it below the pictures of my newest ephemera (pronounced f-in-mera).

Greenville Online Review

July 11, 2009
Review: Diana Krall heats up Peace Concert Hall
By Ann Hicks Arts writer
Sultry jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall's much-anticipated Peace Center concert — sold out some time ago — had her wall-to-wall aficionados swooning Friday night.
During her 90-plus-minute concert, the audience was treated to some superb jazz playing. The Grammy-winning Krall's solid jazz pianism, Grammy-nominated guitarist Anthony Wilson's masterful chord work, Jeff Hamilton's dynamic drumming and Robert Hurst's bass improvisations were the real stuff of this concert.
The standing ovation and the loud cheers that greeted the singer as she walked on stage, wearing a black dress, said it all. Her audience was there to hear Krall's liquid-smoke alto. She didn't disappoint with such standards as Harold Arlen's “Let's Fall in Love,” Harry Warren's “I'll String Along with You,” Nat King Cole's cover of Jerome Kern's “Pick Yourself Up” and Tom Waits' “Jockey Full of Bourbon.”
While Krall's vocal range is limited, her raspy, sexy approach makes each song work. Yet it is her at times feathery, at times robust and complex keyboard work that nails her delivery of each song. In fact, some of the night's biggest applause came with the powerful instrumental solos in Irving Berlin's “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” and Fats Waller's “Keepin' Out of Mischief.”
Krall is a highly personable entertainer. She paused from time to time to chat about traveling by bus with her 2½-year-old twin boys, missing husband Elvis Costello, shopping for toys at Greenville 's Mast General Store, hanging out with the kids at Cleveland Park and surprising her waiter by ordering fried green tomatoes for breakfast.
Gracious in thanking her enthusiastic audience, she encored with Carlos Jobim's “Quiet Nights” and “The Boy from Ipanema.”
Arts writer Ann Hicks can be reached at 864-298-4004.

Yep, that says it all. Diana really put on a great concert! My husband and I agreed that there wasn't a key on that piano that wasn't played that night...

Yesterday TR and I started another batch of rust media! This time I added more lace from my mom and grandmother's fabric stash. My mom used to make her own sheer curtains so she had plenty of lace panels in her stash. I decided to use them instead of packing them away to look at once or twice a year.
My friend, DJ Pettitt did a blog post yesterday about how she uses the rust media that my husband and I create.

Wow, what awesome work! I love DJ's mixed media books. I am still working on mine and have ideas for another, more focused one.

Anyway - go to my Etsy shop. Look around at the yummy rust media packs and fabric that DJ is in love with.

Look here at what Deryn Mentock did with a rusted yoyo that was in her pack.

I'll bet that you will fall in love too!


Charmingdesigns said...

I came to visit you from DJ...Love your blog and your rusty fabric. I am biding my time until the day I can take a workshop from DJ I'm lovin the books!! Laurie

lori vliegen said...

so glad you got to see diana krall in concert! she's got a voice that's like no other! fabulous! and....well, what could i possibly say about dj that hasn't already been said? oh....the thought of being able to take a workshop from her makes me giddy! we're going to have to figure out a way to bring her back to the east coast, don't you think?! LOVE your rusty fabrics....and that yo-yo is de-vine! :)

Patti said...

waaaaa, I want to go to your workshop at Random Arts... wishes, wishes.

Glad you got to see the concert!!!

I'm off to your etsy shop to have a look at the aforementioned rusty media!

hope you're feeling well...

purpleart said...

HI Carol
Love the rusty material!! I am living outside of North America and wish to contact you with regards to postage should I make a purchase. I couldn't access to the email indicated. could you email me at Cheers!!

Jo Wholohan said...

really really lovely carol, cant wait to get some of this :)) xx