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Hourly Comic Day 2015

My first time Hourly Comic Day-ing.

hourly comic day 2015, part 1 hourly comic day 2015, part 2 hourly comic day 2015, part 3 hourly comic day 2015, part 4

That was hard. I gave up and didn’t do 10:00 or 11:00.

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The various smells of my working life

the various stinks and smells of my professional life

 

Perhaps you noticed, I missed a post or two! I am a busy girl now, with three out of four of these things active. So, I am shifting my update schedule to coincide with free evenings. From now on, it’s Mondays & Thursdays!

4-year-old guest artist collaborators

My schedule has gotten rather packed and I’m not 100% certain that I can keep posting twice a week. So enjoy this filler post where I outsource my drawing task to my ~4-year-old piano students at the Old Town School.

claude debussy donatella's interpretation of suite bergamasque

I give kids five minutes of interpretive crayon-ing while I play a piece by a different composer each week. Sometimes the kids have pretty bizarre interpretations, like once a kid thought my Fur Elise sounded like Grandpa Dancing. Perhaps it’s a comment on my clunky playing. But this time, I played Prelude from Suite Bergamasque by Debussy, and one girl exclaimed, “I hear butterflies!” And Margaret produced yet another appropriately Impressionist masterpiece:

claude debussy margaret's interpretation of suite bergamasque

So that all makes me feel a little better about my playing.