ffffoundThere was a wedding, sailing on the river, a romance and all sorts of exuberant joy bursting out all over the place.
voyons_voir_Denise_Grunstein_15Then there was Dick and Lee Saunders 21st annual picnic bash, everyone there was in the industry somehow, actors, singers, musician, costume designers, directors, dancers,,, and of course writers.
Judee Moonbeam a former belly dancer now trained fibre artist and dress designer, wearing one of her own designs.On the right a voice that rivals Peggy Lee -,the lovely, lively and lascivious blonde powerhouse, Irene Soderburg, singer, comedienne, actor,writer, costume and jewelry designer wearing some of her own creations.
The food kept coming and the wine and beer kept flowing, the gentleman with the baseball cap on the right is Ron Craig, Exec.Director of International Film Festival. A few years ago I was doing some creative projects with documentary film making, but the timing was off, for I had an elderly parent to care for and therefore I put my creative endeavors on the back shelf.
Is there a photography in the house?
Melody Saunders click to see some of her work.
Melody is a fine photography, a good friend, and published several books, filled with her beautiful photography, and one of which A Bone in My Pillow., almost all of the proceeds goes to help abused animals, the rest goes to cover expenses of publishing the book, it was a labor of love project. Hopefully, sometime in the near future, Melody and I will collaborate on a project together.
We were not short on entertainment, we had Dixie land , Jazz, the Blues, Flamenco, Opera, European, from Italian, to French, Spanish, and from South America , Peruvian we were thoroughly covered.
Dick Saunders Band--he has been around since the days of the big swing bands and played with some of the best, like Benny Goodman, some of you may recall him. Dicks music is very versatile.
He plays saxophone, clarinet and flute and provided the vocals.
Justin played on the accordion and did a few solo pieces himself, I honestly believed when I closed my eyes for a moment I was in Venice.
Justin Franzino provided the rich music of his accordion
Mariano de Orbegoso as you can see from the expression on his face he really feels the music.
It seems that when ever the women hit those high notes, the sheep would chime in. I guess I forgot to mention they have sheep - after all we are in the west -
Off- Broadway has a whole different meaning out here.