Friday, September 3, 2010

School. Ack.

My life has reached epic proportions of busyness.

This was quite possibly the most insane first week of school ever. Thus, my absence, once again, from the blogging world. However, despite the fact that I might not sleep until December, this semester should be a fun one. I'm looking forward to playing the Brahms Piano Quintet for my graduate chamber recital (If you don't know it, go listen - right now.), teaching my eleven (!) private violin students, and getting in lots of practice time.

This week has been extra busy because I'm playing with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra. Although rehearsals have required a lot of driving, most of the trips have been through the Blue Ridge Mountains at sunset, which makes my heart happy. This concert has been a lot fun because we're playing all Rodgers and Hammerstein. It has brought back a lot of memories - mainly the fact that I wanted (still want?) Anna's dress from The King and I.

Um, yeah - still want.

One Rodgers and Hammerstein concert down, one to go.

To bring a bit more calm into my life, I'm going to remember a bit of Silver Bay and show you the last of my pictures. Here are some of my favorite places to sit around the bay.


As much as I miss Silver Bay, though, I was delighted to return home to this...

...the necklace I won from Mandy at Mandy's Yellow Corner! It made me smile!

I know I haven't been blogging about crafting much recently, but I hope my photos count as one of my artsy adventures. It is something I've been wanting to work on, and I'm glad I had such a beautiful place to practice.

In Etsy news - I've had two sales in my shop! (One was my mom. Shh, don't tell.)

I also have one new necklace in my Etsy shop:

I decided to add my tatting to a necklace.

What do you think?


Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I love the tatting necklace! Very unique and super pretty!
And I don't know how Anna can move in that dress! Geeze.

Em said...

Gotta love a gigantic hoop skirt.

Phoenix Peacock said...

I LOVE your necklaces!
And wow 11 private students is a lot. Good luck with your upcoming semester, and thanks for stopping by.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

gosh you have had a busy time of it. well hope you manage to get some down time soon. Love your necklaces and the one you won.

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Sarah C said...

Hi em! Thanks so much or stopping by my blog. Yours is adorable, and I love your necklaces! I'm a follower :)