Back in January, Laurel, one of my best friends in the whole wide world, asked me if I could help decorate her adorable daughter Sophie's 1st Birthday Party as well as do some photography. The venue was the fellowship hall of an old church in east Nashville. Dark hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a warm abundance of natural light were the raw materials to work with. With very little time and an even smaller budget, I helped pull something together that was colorful, sweet, and fun. Here are some photos from that wonderful day . . .
That's right. I wanted the birthday table to be really girly and whimsical. Who would have thought that coffee filters and heart-shaped cookie cutters would do the trick?
Since this is a blog called "Where Pianos Roam", I thought it would be appropriate to have an image of pianos for the first ever Weekly Pic Pick!!!
The other day, I was rehearsing with my drummer Benjamin Stix, guitarist Tony Youngblood, and horn player Jamison Sevitts. We were jamming and brainstorming arrangement ideas for one of the songs for the album.
I think I had the best seat in the house. It was on a cozy little piano bench sandwiched between a gorgeous upright piano and my faithful (and very portable) stage keyboard. I felt like a little Asian buffer between the old world of the past and a funky, newer dimension. Sigh . . .
We had a fun session, and I could have sat there all day playing my heart out.