Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Purple Songs Can Fly Project
Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique project that provides a musical outlet for the many children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and their siblings. In this program, which is the first of its kind, the children work with Anita Kruse and other professional composers to write and record their own songs. Using the latest technology in an in-house studio, composers work with the children individually or in small groups to compose, record, and burn songs to disc within short sessions.These children are given a highly creative, much needed musical environment to express the many and varied thoughts and feelings that will surely emerge during this time. The children are then able to share their music with friends and family in the form of individual CD recordings of their songs. Because music and singing are known to be beneficial in the healing process, it is the hope that the process of creating, singing and recording original songs will provide health benefits in addition to a sense of pride and joy.Purple Songs not only can Fly, but do fly. The children’s songs are copied on purple CDs and flown by participating passengers, pilots or astronauts to places on earth and into space. The CDs then fly back to Houston, signed, with all flight information included.As the dreams, wishes, thoughts, feelings, and imaginations of these children take wing through the creativity of music, it is the vision of Purple Songs Can Fly that soaring, flying, and rising above the obstacles of illness can truly become a reality as each purple song that flies creates a tangible symbol for the hope of healing.The Purple Songs Can Fly Projectis a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizationincorporated in the state of Texas.All donations are tax deductible.Purple Songs Can Fly Founder & Executive DirectorAnita Kruse
Dear Friends of Purple Songs Can Fly,
At 6:15 Houston time, dawn in Nepal, May 19th, Scott summitted Mt. Everest making him the first human being to both fly in space and climb to the highest point on earth.
We are all so proud of him and feel so blessed that he was carrying the children's Purple Songs with him on his climb.
We look forward to seeing him soon back in Houston and hearing about his amazing adventure!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
2009 Houston Fringe Festival
18th Feb 2009, by admin, filed in houston fringe festival No Comments
BooTown presents the second annual Houston Fringe Festival, May 15-17, 2009 to support the growth of new artistic endeavors and to develop new audiences. All works presented at the festival will be totally fresh to the Houston scene. There will be theatre, film, dance, performance art, music, and whatever else we can get our hands on, all culminating in a general ‘good time.’
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Yall must go visit this blog to enter a fabulous contest that is going on until the end of May! Some of you may know her as SimplyRaevyn.Etsy.com or PeculiarParchment.Etsy.com
I adore her shops, by the way and have purchased darling little thank you tags from her that I have posted before that you can see if you scroll down my blog. So far all my posts are on the same page! I have also included the photo above! I use them all the time!
Visit this link for the FUN CONTEST!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Yall have to go see my friend's web page about his Indian Summer Lodge. I could only nab the small pic you see above. You must look at the before renovation pics and then visit all his pages. He uses this as a Special Events place that is so dreamy, you really can't get a clue how fabulous it is without seeing it in person! Jeff Law is the founder of this project and he is involved in so many charity organizations, he's an extremely talented artist of all trades including fantastical landscaping. I can not say enough about this God given talented man, except for he is one of the most intelligent, talented, and probably the nicest, most down to earth person I know! He used to have an art gallery on 19th street in the Heights where I sold my art, called October Gallery. Wow, yall should have seen this place!!! It even had a bridge in it as you entered it's beautiful shop full of fabulous art work. He definately supports handmade art!
I was just informed that The Indian Summer Lodge is for sale. Such a beautiful place should never be forgotten. The memories will remain, and Jeff is biting at the bit to do another one. Sigh... Hopefully one day he will open up another storyland place like he has now, called The Indian Summer Lodge. http://www.indiansummerlodge.com/ISL_Home_Page.html