Hello!!! It's been awhile but for good reason. Hubby and I were able to get away again to our beloved Cape May mostly to attend a special jazz event. And it was only because friends and other people we got to know on our last visit in May told us we just had to come:) And it was awesome!!
We chose to support this event and became one of George's Angels - a beautiful cause to honor George Mesterhazy who was an amazing musician. He died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 59. His fiancé (who owns the Merion Inn restaurant which we have been going to 26 years now) organized this to bring renowned jazz musicians, vocalists, etc. together to perform and to honor George's legacy. This is the 8th year and we were SO impressed by the whole event and concert that we already plan to attend next years! The theme of this concert was "Come Rain or Come Shine" and it was so appropriate as we did experience intermittent rain storms and sun during our stay. But we did get some gorgeous downtime at the pool on two afternoons:)
Here are just a very few photos as we chose to just enjoy this special day. It began on Sunday mid morning with a private brunch at the Convention Hall where the concert would be held that evening.
This was our view from the table. And I'm only sorry i took such a bad pic of the food because it was delicious!! There were several quiches- I had the spinach feta one, a cinnamon French Toast casserole also on my plate, coffee, tea juices, water, a large fruit bowl, hash browns, sausages, and a few other things I can't remember. It was a lovely way to begin the event and to meet some of George's friends, and renowned musicians and orchestrators and singers. Joining T Stands For Tuesday - it's good to be back!
After the brunch we were invited to their dress rehearsal and we stayed quite a long time- it was fascinating to watch, and mingle with the artists and people who knew George.
This is Larry McKenna- a world known tenor saxophone player for over six decades! And he still plays as beautifully and smoothly as he did many years ago. At the piano is Barry Miles a famous musician, composer and director extraordinaire. Just the nicest, most humble guy, really as were all the others we met and talked with. On the bass in the back is Tim Lekan. Also performing were David O'Rourke, Bob Shomo, Paul Jost, Paula Johns, and Dean Schneider - all who were friends of and worked with George. Next post I'll share a few pics of the after party:)
This is meant for the Simon Monday Challenge (Transport It), Try It On Tuesday (It's a Man's World), and also for the Index Card a Day Challenge:
Background is a Gelli Plate print on deli paper. Tim Holtz Paper Doll, Small Talk Occasions sticker, washi tapes, and a repurposed postage stamp.
Here is my first week of ICADS (can't share them all here as there are too many so I'll spread them out in my posts- or you can find them daily on Instagram):
For the month of June all of my card backgrounds start with Gelli Plate deli paper prints. I'm trying to use them up so I can make more:):) If you have any ? about other supplies/products just ask me in the comments.
And if you're still with me- thank you! Here's one more bit of art- a journal page meant for Art Journal Journey hosted by Halle this month with the theme of "Words to Live By":
Dina Wakley: Media Journal, collage tissue Faces, Words, Backgrounds, washi tape, paints- Cheddar, Peacock, Lime. Lg letters- foam stamps (Making Memories); alphabet stamp- Dylusions Basic Backgrounds; Marabu Art Spray- black; Jet Black Archival ink; black, white, orange, green, blue Posca Pens; charcoal pencil; white, clear gesso.
Also joining Paint Party Friday. Aah, Friday, which is also the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere! I will absolutely celebrate it with lots of summer themed songs, enjoying the outdoors!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in- much appreciated. Looking forward to catching up in blogland again!
" Cuz a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about." John Mayer