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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Clap Your Hands, All Peoples (7 Quick Takes)!

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It has been a quiet week here in Douglas.  Jeanie left after a 10 day stay with us, which involved drinking a LOT of coffee (make mine decaf) and even more heart to heart conversations, laughs and, of course, more coffee.  I miss her so much.

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Of course, Jeanie not being here anymore, I am not distracted from seeing that my house is still a mess.  So the big goal for today is to deeply and completely clean at least one room.  I think it should be the bathroom, which is the PIT OF DESPAIR.

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This week started out very cold and windy, followed by snow (big, fluffy flakes), followed by cold and clear, but not windy.  It actually is pleasant outside, which means I should go for a walk after I take care of the bathroom.  I hesitate to even type the letters W-A-L-K because Frida and Beans are psychic and know when I am even in the pre-contemplation stage of taking a walk.

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You might have noticed that I have not put any pictures in this post yet.  This is mostly because I have LOST MY CAMERA!  The last time I remember using it was at our friend LouAnn's birthday party, where I took some great pictures of her little house (that I was going to post, so you could all see how charming her house is).  She looked, and it is not there.  So please pray to St. Anthony that I find it soon. 

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Another reason that I haven't put any photos on this post yet (even though I can take nice pictures with my phone) is because I am saving the best for the last.

Wait for it...

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Wait for it...

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Here is Charles newest piece - a commission for a local family.  A couple of years ago, the Juneau Symphony had a fund raiser, for which they asked local artists to paint (old, unusable) musical instruments for auction. Charles painted a violin, which was hugely popular and raised quite a bit of money for the Symphony.  One of the attendees (who was out-bid at the auction) commissioned this piece:





The Latin text reads: 

Blessed is the man who walks not in the way of the wicked.
Psalm 1

 Clap your hands, all peoples! 
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the Lord, the Most High, is to be feared, 
a great King over all the earth.
Psalm 47

Isn't it lovely?

(I am linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary!)

 

15 comments:

  1. That is quite a treasure! Your Charles is very talented, I bet you are bursting with pride that he has made something so beautiful..Wow!

    Sorry about your camera, I do hope you find it soon and it is a good thing though that you have your phone to use.

    I laughed when you hesitated typing the word walk..We used to shorten the spelling down to "W" and they still eventually figured it out.

    Have a lovely weekend. xo

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    1. Thanks Sherri! Yes, I am pretty proud! Thanks for the good wishes about my camera - I am really hoping I find it under a pile in the house!

      I can't even put on my coat without the doggies getting riled up. You have a nice weekend too!

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  2. Beautiful painting on the violin.

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    1. It is even more lovely in person!

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  3. I love this!!!!!! I'm a violinist and this would be beautiful on a good instrument!!!!
    Hugs,
    Chris :o)

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  4. I love this!!!!!! I'm a violinist and this would be beautiful on a good instrument!!!!
    Hugs,
    Chris :o)

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    1. He would be terrified to paint on a violin that was played - wouldn't having several coats of gesso and paint on it change the tone?

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! And thanks for hosting 7QT!

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  6. Violin is just beautiful. We're in the same place with our cameras. I left mine on Amtrak! Trying to connect with the very good Samaritan who found it and tracked me down.

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    1. I wish a Good Samaritan would find mine, although like an idiot, I didn't put my name and phone number on it. It is just a Nikon point and shoot, but it did cost me 200 bucks and it is the perfect size to slip in my purse.

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