Wednesday, September 19, 2012

For Your Inspiration: the Tuba Exchange

I had my horn in to "the guy" who does the best brass work in the area.
His shop happens to be part of the Tuba Exchange in Durham, NC.
It's a lovely little place - if you are in the area it's worth the trip.

Creative Wisdom: Baby Steps

I've just spent the entire day at the middle school, working with their horn players - and recruiting a few new ones. I'm completely exhausted. No wonder my kids don't want to get their homework out of the way right when they walk in the door.
Alphonse Mucha
So - since it's almost time for the rest of the troops to come in and get food before we rush off to various sports - today's baby step is very small.
Choose a piece of art you love. Look at it.
Analyze what it is about it that you love.
Mucha? I love, love, love his use of pattern, the sinuous lines hat lead the eye on a journey up and around and back again. In the print above, there is a repetition of the round shape and the organic but angular branching forms.