Saturday, December 5, 2009

Music & Art

I've been meaning to get back to blogging for a while now. So, 2 months and 2 surgeries later, here I am. I'm fine now and as my energy level picks up I'm getting back into the swing. After being out of commission for a while all I really want to do is swing a paintbrush around in the studio. I'm working on some new stuff for our exhibit coming up in Sept '10 (I'll give you more details on that later) and until I have those photos ready to share I'll show you a little of my Nashville trip. Back in early October I flew up to Nashville to visit a friend of mine that I haven't seen in 32 years - I know - amazing! What's even more amazing is that we recognized each other at the airport. Once we got done giggling like a couple of high school kids Sue took me on a tour of the town. This was my first time there and I have to say - I love Nashville!

Ok..... this is what happens when you take photos with a little digital camera that has no viewfinder, you can't see anything on the screen in the daylight so you have no clue if you're actually getting your subject in the frame - just a little FYI.

There were a couple of others statues of Elvis around town but I didn't get shots of those, just about a million of this one - don't ask why.

Can't go to a new town and not souvenir shop, that shirt was for my daughter by the way.

some very cool boots!

A festival of scarecrows, what wonderful, wacky stuff!
The AT&T building AKA "Batman"
I think this is one of the things I loved about Nashville the most. You see some fun stuff riding around the side streets where the music studios are. We also did the art walk held on the first Sat. night of the month. I wish I had pics to show you of the crowds. I was amazed at the turn out for the art galleries. I'd never seen anything like it! Nashville's not only about music, the art world there is wonderful too. We saw many galleries, too many to mention but my favorites were the Tinney Contemporary and Gallery One. Check them out if you're in the area.
There was so much to see. Some day I'll go back for another visit - hopefully it won't be another 32 years before I see my friend again.
Back to painting,


Teresa Mallen said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. Nashville looks like a beautiful, fun, creative place. I am delighted to hear that visual art is so well appreciated. Now if that would spread to all cities... Best wishes for further increased energy as your recovery continues!!

Carlynne said...

Thanks for the wishes Teresa. Yep, Nashville was great. There were actually bottlenecks at the gallery doors with people trying to get in, there were shuttle buses running folks from gallery to gallery and they were so packed we couldn't get on! I'd love to see that kind of response everywhere - how much fun that would be!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday,