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Opera Princess
04 23 2019

Opera Princess

It’s National Princess Week!I think most girls these days grow up with the concept of “Princess”. Initially it’s about dressing up, wearing play gowns and jewels; fluff and sparkle; tiaras, crowns, high heels. Then it has a level of fairy tale roma…

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Taking time for tea
04 19 2019

Taking time for tea

As you visit the website or read my content you may notice a lot of tea related imagery.You’re probably thinking “what’s with the tea cups?”Well, there are a number of reasons for this:1.  I spent some time in London for college and developed…

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Musing on Siegfried
04 12 2019

Musing on Siegfried

Are you like me? Probably not…I think I’m a little strange about this, but if I see people on the street with clipboards or papers, I pull the shades, shut the doors and pretend I have a hearing affliction. I will jump thru hoops rather than answer…

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Join me at the Lotte Lenya Competition
04 09 2019

Join me at the Lotte Lenya Competition

The Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition is Saturday and it’s all being live streamed so I hope you will “Join me”!The Lotte Lenya competition is named for the wife of composer Kurt Weil a gifted singer, actor and interpreter of Weil’s music. It is unique…

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Childrens Books for Life
04 02 2019

Childrens Books for Life

This week we celebrate International Children’s Book Day. I make jewelry for grown-ups, but I still find that bracelets based on these so called children's stories are incredibly popular. So, I thought it would be good to have a look at why. Click…

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Learning Wagner's Ring
03 19 2019

Learning Wagner's Ring

People get intimidated by Wagner’s Ring Cycle, but I encourage you not to be!True, it is long; there are lots of interrelated characters and lots of interconnected music. It’s not your normal opera story, it’s trying to representing all of time. O…

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