Meredith Design

Sparkles and singing wine glasses

Posted on: May 28, 2010

Two important updates. No wait, three.

I was recently informed that, though I made it to the final three, I was not the one chosen for the graphic design position at a downtown law firm. I am a tad sad but good news was on the horizon as I also found out that the marketing assistant position is now moving forward finally and will be making a decision soon (that’s the one with a construction management company). The later is through a recruiting agency so I am interested as to how that will go. If all else fails, I will be doing art classes every day of the week but Sunday for the local Boys and Girls Clubs. No matter what, I will have some sort of income…and since my loans are starting to rear their ugly heads, this is indeed a very good thing.

The art show was last night and in my opinion, it looked pretty fabulous all things considered. This was the Pegasus ArtWorks 3rd Annual Art Show for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. I even got to see one of my students there who wanted to come see her work on display. I wish I could describe her smile but I think it’s better left untouched. Let’s just agree that it was splendid. It makes working for a  non-profit entirely worth it. Even some of my pieces were on display. I’m rather anxious to hear how they did as far as sales. The main point of the show is not only to display the year’s work but also to cover the costs of the show and beyond.

My next note is this: Imogen Heap is a goddess. A lovely gentleman in the audience was kind enough to shout out these words to her at a opertune time. She then followed with the comment that instead of having a rooster wake her up in the morning with “cockadoodledoo”, she would rather he wake her up “you’re a goddess!”. To this, my friends and I agreed this would be suitable for all of us. We should find this man and hold him to this request. Every girl could use a little self-confidence boost in the morning.

I digress, it was a fabulous concert. Glorious even. I have never been so intrigued by so many sounds in one evening. When someone walks out on stage with a long plastic tube, the last thing one usual expects is for him or her to start swinging it above their head an start singing along with the sound it’s making. I would venture to call it “sound rapture”. And yes, my friends and I had glitter in our hair and Imogen made wine glasses sing. We sang together, and I don’t mean we sang along simply, I mean she made us the back ground music/chorus for 2 of the songs (Just for Now and Hide and Seek). We even made an entirely new song together. She’s really quite ingenious. To raise money for our city’s chosen charity, she has the audience select a key, a rhythm style, a tempo, and then she creates a song right there on the spot with it. Philly’s charity was Tri-State Bird and Rescue, our key was E major, our rhythm was waltz, and our tempo was something outrageous like 184.3. I couldn’t have been more tickled.

I’m think about doing a painting of her…either watercolor or soft pastels. REALLY BIG. Time to do some sketching.

With love – M


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