Living Colour at Lincoln Theatre!!!

To continue from the post with photos of The Veldt, here are photos of Living Colour I took…

I saw Living Colour back in 1988 (I think), at The Brewery in Raleigh. It was a super great, but TINY venue for shows. You couldn’t do any better than that show!!! It was such an amazing performance… it felt like a HUGE rock show, at the same time a very INTIMATE one. It was well worth my eardrums taking a few days to recover!

My recent oversight, however…I didn’t realize that Living Colour was still releasing albums. Plus, being nearly 30 years later, I didn’t really know how well they would still sound! So, yeah… It turned out to be a highlight of my year! You’d never know it wasn’t still 1988 from this performance!!

Only two distinct differences:  Their new bassist is Doug Wimbish. And Corey and Vernon have considerably shorter hair cuts.

The talent in those guys is still immense. I wasn’t familiar with Wimbish, and I’m in absolute awe now. The spectacular sounds he gets from a bass is jaw-dropping.

Also jaw-dropping was Will Calhoun’s drumming and percussion. Just as Wimbish did, a roughly 7-minute segment was his solo, and time to demonstrate his range. I wish I could have gotten more photos of him drumming. That’s the unfortunate thing about photographing from the audience. He brought out an electronic, hand-carried drum at the end of his segment. It was a beautiful sound. And the joy on his face, playing it, was contagious!

 

The show was on Halloween (a Tuesday this year!!) at Lincoln Theatre.

I’m just practicing and having fun with an old camera… hoping to save up and justify my getting an updated one!

 

The Veldt !!!

This past Halloween, a rockin’ Tuesday night, I went to go see The Veldt and Living Colour play The Lincoln Theatre! It was a phenomenal show, totally full of energy!

As you can see, I had fun, and had a hard time limiting how many I kept!

I’m crazy in love with taking photos, especially when it’s paired with awesome music!!!!

The equipment I am using is from about 2006.
It’s a Canon EOS Rebel XTi, and I used a 50mm lens for the show’s duration.

Shibori in Indigo workshop at my house!

A couple weekends ago, I had a workshop teaching some Shibori in an Indigo dye vat. Honestly, we ALL had more fun than any of us thought we would!!! I’m so grateful for eager participants!!  😀

We had it on our back patio, with a couple fans for a breeze. It wasn’t too bad, actually!!!

I’m planning another on August 5th.
I’d love to open it up to the public, and I LOVE to get to know new people….   But since it’s at my home, I would prefer to keep it to people I already know, and their friends.  I really appreciate the understanding… If you’re a customer I know, a friend, or a friend of a friend, here’s the sign up link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shibori-in-indigo-dye-workshop-saturday-fun-tickets-36379533163

Photos from the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival, May 21, 2017

I have always loved taking photos.  Recently, I’ve reached out, and have done some event photography!
Raleighwood Media Group invited me to take photos of their annual Raleigh Food & Wine Festival Sunday Tasting Event, that was held on May 21st at the beautiful and historic Melrose Knitting Mill.

Please follow the link for all of the photos.  Below are some previews.

Fabulous Redress Runway photos!

Truly spectacular photos by reDirect Photography, plus here is his summary blog post of the Redress Raleigh show!

Hairologist: Demetra of D-Spot 
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Amani
Models’ sites:
Colleen Ann Guest
Camellia Jade
Vivian Powers-Ramge

Photos from backstage, Redress Raleigh 2015

Just the start of the many amazing photos taken by fabulous photographers….

These beautiful photos were taken by the very creative, very talented Ernesto Sue.
This was outside the Lincoln Theatre, before the Redress Raleigh Fashion Show began.
Hairologist: Demetra of D-Spot 
Makeup: Makeup Artistry by Amani
Models’ sites:
Colleen Ann Guest
Camellia Jade
Vivian Powers-Ramge

 

Come learn from me! It’ll be fun!!!

Just a reminder!!
Register asap!

March 21-22:  Batik 2-day workshop at Pullen Arts Center
Learn Batik from me in this 2-day workshop.
Loads of fun in a creative environment.  No experience necessary.
I will provide all the materials so you can make two 8″x54″ silk scarves of your very own!!
Three ways to register: 
http://www.raleighnc.gov/content/extra/Books/PRecRecreation/PreviousLeisureLedger/#3Find the listing on page 23 of the Leisure Ledger for details:
http://www.raleighnc.gov/content/extra/Books/PRecRecreation/PreviousLeisureLedger/#23

March 28:  Shibori workshop at Gather in Cary
Join me to learn Shibori techniques in this super fun, hands-on class!!!
Shibori is a Japanese technique of binding, stitching, and clamping fabric to create pattern when dye is applied. Loosely, you could call it “Japanese Tie-dye”.
Register here:
http://www.gathernc.com/web/?product=shibori-dyeingsaturday-march-28th1030-130pm

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The Handmade Market!!! NEXT WEEK!!

WHOOAAAA… Where did the month go????
November is already only 1.5 days away!?

Please come to see me and some other absolutely amazing artists on November 8, from 11-5.
Here are all the details on a Facebook event.  Share this out to your friends and coworkers, too!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1530140470555172/

HandmadeMarket banner

Shop The Handmade Market in Raleigh, NC for hip, handcrafted goods from more than 50 of the best and brightest independent artists, designers, and crafters from North Carolina and beyond.

This one day, indoor designer craft market features fine art, apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more. Find unique, handmade gifts or treat yourself to something special. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for (and more!) at The Handmade Market.

General admission to The Handmade Market (11am-5pm) is free, but every show we choose a local charity to support by way of a raffle at the entrance. Shoppers can buy raffle tickets in lieu of entry fee, and 100% of the raffle ticket sales goes to the chosen charity. The raffle prizes are always comprised of great products from local designers and businesses.

Visit our website for links to this November’s participating designers and charity as well as directions and parking information. http://www.thehandmademarket.com/

Eat at Ruckus Pizza & help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!!

Dine in or take out from Ruckus Pizza Pasta & Spirits – Morrisville from THIS Monday, Oct 27 through Sunday, Nov 2!!
Mention you’re there in support of CFF or show this flyer, and they’ll donate 15% of your purchase to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!!