How have you all been?
I just finished the first week in a long, long while in which I've been at school but gotten to RELAX. No concerts, no rehearsals, no homework, no practice sessions. I'm coming to the close of my Masters here, and the final step of performance was my Degree recital, which happened a little under two weeks ago.
It was SO FUN. I've been working for a few years on the music, and trained myself for countless hours just for endurance's sake. ^_^; I soloed on three instruments, and one of the pieces was even accompanied by a string orchestra. I played for a little over an hour... but the auditorium was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and several hundred people came to listen to me. It was very successful.
I even had two special friends fly from across the country to come hear me... one of them had to leave right after, but the other stayed and we went to Disneyworld to celebrate afterwards.
And now the second half of the post... the friend who left early (as if it weren't insane enough to fly down for an OBOE RECITAL), brought me a graduation present... a drawing tablet. O_O
... this was a very dangerous thing. It's highly addicting, and I'm almost afraid I already can't sketch with the mouse anymore. *LOL* I never thought I'd actually get one... I'm so touched!
Anyways... art block or no art block, I'll be back to drawing again because of it. I can't control it very well, so I'm sure my art will now be a hybrid teamwork of sorts between the tablet for concepts and the mouse for detailing. Fun fun!
I hope you all are well!