|from the pages of my art journal|
Doodling in the Programs
|violinist Andrea Schultz|
|cellist Michael Finckel|
Birth of the "Music Mom"On Saturday, I drove my daughter into NYC for a makeup lesson at her teacher's nyc apartment. Now, first you must realize that a trip from the suburbs to Manhattan means I have to wait around while my daughter gets her lesson. This is what music moms do. However, to make this adventure more challenging, I had to find parking in the snow covered parking spaces. The streets may be plowed but the already scarce spaces are covered with snow, I did manage to squeeze into a spot and I spent the hour long lesson digging my car out of the ice banks so that we would be able to leave without the car spinning on the rock hard ice. Don't get me wrong. I love all the beautiful snowfall the Northeast has enjoyed the last few weeks... as long as I get to enjoy its beauty without the city dogs pissing all over it. ah New York.
It was during this shoveling that I realized (proudly) I am a "music mom"
Techniques for the Art Journal Pages
|detail of new Art Journal technique|
Tiger Mother or Bad Mother?
In case you are wondering if I enjoyed Sunday reading the paper, I did not. My daughter and I climbed into the car to go back to Manhattan. This time I put two shovels in the car, but I got lucky with a pre-shoveled out spot. Less lucky is having to sit through another hour long concert, this time a student concert with amateur students playing with various levels of ineptitude. I wish my daughter had taken her tone deaf father. I have a tough time lying to her at the end of the concert. I feel like Abby from dance moms admitting I noticed her mistakes...which makes me either a Tiger Mother, or a bad mother. Although in the end, we both agreed she doesn't get enough time to practice with her academic work load and that should change next year.
Working on the Art Journal in my studio
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