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« on: August 11, 2009 07:20:17 AM »

Ok, back story here first:

I've been involved in community theatre for several years now.  I always have a tremendously wonderful time.  In comedies and dramas.  Musicals? Not so much.  I never thought I could sing well enough.  Oh, I auditioned a couple of times...and did horrible.  Or so I thought. And apparently the directors did too, because I never got a part.   Undecided

But I sooo wanted to do this.  I wanted to be in a musical, darn it!  It's one thing if I can't sing because I don't have any talent...but it's another thing all together if I can't sing because I don't know how. I was pretty sure that if someone could work with me a little, maybe I could at least get a little confidence and maybe try auditioning again.

So, about two months ago a guy I know is back home from out of state to be the Music Director for this summer's Community Theatre musical production of "Chicago".  This guy has some serious musical chops.  He went to an Arts HS and has a Master's in Choral Music.  If he can't teach me, no one can.

I bit the bullet, screwed up the courage and asked him if he could give me singing lessons.  "Sure!", he says.  I told him to let me know how much it would cost.  "Free for you!" he says.  "No way, you can't give them to me for free!" I said. Then I had a great idea to solve this little dilemma.  We could swap talents.  I could make an art project for him and he could teach me to sing.  Perfect!

May I present:

Lady Sings the Blues



Treble Clef transferred on the 1/4 plywood.  I also made a cradle backing for the plywood to prevent warping.


One piece of stained glass with enough color variety to suit my design.  It varied from a very light, almost white, blue to a dark, almost black, cobalt blue. It was a beautiful piece of glass.


The inevitable DNA sample added to the piece.   Wink 


Treble Clef


Two tones of blue glass


All three tones of blue glass


I thought I had pictures of the piece getting grouted but must of forgot to upload them.  Shucks.  Undecided

One more of the finished piece.


I haven't given it to him yet.  We have one lesson this week and one next week. He says I'm doing well....I think I've improved considerably too.  I hope he likes it.  I'm pretty sure he will.

But I still don't know I'll ever get a role in a musical but at least I'll have the confidence to try it again.

My motto: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.   You'll never know until you try.
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 07:32:57 AM »

This is so gorgeous!  Of course he's going to love it, how could he not?  Thanks for the in progress pics, those are always great to see.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 07:47:07 AM »

Adore it! I use play both treble and clef music, I want to try this. lol.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 07:59:53 AM »

Love the way you did the treble clef, and the blue glass is gorgeous.

Hope you have some luck with the audition, and even if you don't it has been a worthwhile experience.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009 08:46:34 AM »

Oh my stars, that's beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009 08:50:12 AM »

Thanks for all your kind words!  I really appreciate it!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009 08:53:56 AM »

It's really lovely.  I think the colors you chose are just perfect.  I am a music teacher myself and would love to receive this as a gift. 

I hope you keep going with the lessons!  Good luck! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009 10:01:10 AM »

Beautiful work again DoodleLou!  I love that the placement of the blue circles makes it almost look like a record in the background.
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009 12:38:10 PM »

Ok, two of my favorite things, anything musical and cobalt blue.  I love this piece.  Awesome work!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009 01:06:59 PM »

So glad that you all like it!  Thanks for the nice comments!
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