Saturday, June 27, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
OK what do you do when you are getting ready to teach a Doll clay in Cloth and Clay at Artfiberfest in a few days...lets see last time when I taught at my house...I cleaned every thing and every drawer....hmm...this time I think I will make a completely new doll.........
(as a young teeny...I spent endless hours making haunt courtier clothing for her in the 60's chic styles...I am looking forward to doing it again....with my new dolls)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It was such a big task for me as John Doan's agent asked me to make an interesting "Three Faces of John Doan". You may remember me asking for help with it on an earlier post....well months and months later here it is....so if anyone has any gig contacts for 3 really GREAT shows please let me know!!
Monday, June 8, 2009
and near the Romantic museum in Paris is Gustave-Moreaua(click) home and gallery. He was a Symbolic painter. I really love the Symbolic painting style.
John my husband and are in a Romantic immersion right now. As he is studying Fernado Sors life. 2 years ago when we went to Paris and London we followed the footsteps of Fernado Sor....visiting places he lived and talking to scholars. John Doan has been writing and playing music of and like Fernando Sor...1830's the Father of the Classical Guitar.
I thought this was a lovely photo a friend of mine took Alexy...he used my camera but gets a completely different look than I ever do..I also think it gives you a nice view of a part of my home you haven't already seen...such a big house...dusting and vacuuming is not fun though...I rather be doing art!!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I was not born a blond...but my mother was she was given a little blond baby from the Nursery but then they said oh no this is not your baby...and brought a little brown haired light olive skin baby...she was always sure she would have a blond......I always thought I should be a blond too....but she wouldn't let me go blond even in High School...one day I used food color yellow...of course it didn't work...and it was all over my pillow the next morning....but one day in college I put on a blond wig....my blue eyes stood out and I knew that moment that Blond was my true color....and it has been for years now.....smile...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Thank you Steve.
I didn't realize till just now what a historic event it was! Guess I need to ask Steve who we saw...I do remember being impressed with all the car's honking in Miami...never heard that before and Steppenwolf and Three Dog Night!
The Miami Pop Festival was a two day pop music event at Gulfstream Race Track on May 18-19, 1968. It was attended by an estimated 100,000 people.This concert was promoted by Michael Lang ( Promoter of Woodstock)
Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, The Mothers of Invention, Blue Cheer, and Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Jimi flew in and sang Fire , Foxy Lady, Getting my Heart back Together and Purple Haze. Sunday's concert was rained out; Hendrix wrote "Rainy Day, Dream Away" about this. Chuck Berry, Blues Image, Pacific Gas and Electric and Three Dog Night also performed. The opening act on the main stage on Saturday was a little known group called The Package and the closing act on that same stage was Jimi Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix at Fillmore East, Monterey, Woodstock... these are the shows that people talk about. Only the fans know of the lesser-known shows such as the Miami Pop Festival in 1968.In my life growing up I have used various names. My Mother found my name when she was 10 years old on a movie with Bettie Davis were there was a young beautiful blond girl named Deirdre, she was Bettie a friends daughter. She was young so when she went to name me she didn't remember how to spell it or pronounce it right. The name Deirdre is a old Irish name and is pronounced Dear Dra...but in England and America it has been changed to Dee Dra...or Dee dreee...the Galic name is hard for the English tounge. When you hear the name Deirdre pronounced by Bettie Davis it is the most beautiful name in the World...(Dear Dra) it is my favorite way to say the my name....you can see a little of the movie by clicking on it...unfortunatly you can't hear her say Deirdre...must rent it for that..it is interesting though....."Old Acquaintance" 1943
I changed it to Deirdra from Dedra when I was married.
In case any friends from my school years are trying to find me I was called. Dedra Bailey...in elementary school...Dedra Dingley when I lived with my beloved step father...Deirdra Sharkey first marriage and Deirdra Doan for the past 26 years!
I lived in Riverside California, Mississippi, England, Oregon and Florida, Berkeley CA, Miami...landing in Oregon...Seaside, Portland, Eugene and now Salem.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
My Grandpa was in some silent films if you have seen him on "Old Dynamite" let me know.....
Summer fun...I will not be posting as often....I am working on finishing our Celtic Pilgrimage film....and my children's book.
Not to mention...gardening....teaching a Artfiberfest.....going to NYC and Bucks county PA in July and visiting San Diego....Aug...
I will try and post once a week though cause I miss and love my friends in Blog land...