This week, I have been taking part in a vocal workshop at a local village hall, which was great fun and from which I learnt a lot about the technical side of singing and performing. The workshop was run by Tsavocal
and involved singing three songs from Les Miserables - 'Do you hear the people sing?', 'I dreamed a dream' and 'Bring him home' (none of which are that easy to sing). It helped that I knew the songs, but it was all done by ear and was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. I used to sing a lot; I was in a church choir for fourteen years and also joined a Gilbert and Sullivan Society for a few years, but hadn't done any 'proper' singing for ages, so it was lovely to be able to sing again (without worrying that I was annoying the neighbours!)
In other news, this week I have still been enjoying my tulips as the new Ballerina tulips I planted last autumn are flowering now.
They are so pretty...
...even after the rain and hail we've had this week.
This rogue fringed tulip which I didn't plant, which came up for a few years, then disappeared and then came up again has flowered this year too and is a welcome addition to the spring garden.
Tulip Ronaldo and Princess Irene are still flowering away and I am wondering whether next year I should plant each variety separately as well as some together...now there's a thought.
I have also found a bracelet pattern which I am going to try to make - a wrapped bracelet using Tila beads which are flat squares.
Photo from Jewellery Maker
These wrapped bracelets were made by Jo Barclay-Loggie and were featured on Jewellery Maker this week, which is what fired my interest. Watch this space.
I love the songs from Les Miserables, it must have been wonderful to hear you all. Beautiful Tulips, what a straight, upright stem your rogue one has xxReplyDelete
Thanks, Cheryl. I thought it sounded pretty good, but on hearing a recording, I'm not so sure! Still, it was a very enjoyable experience. They are doing another workshop in the autumn, with songs from Mamma Mia - I really like Abba, so I think I may well be off to that one too.Delete
The rogue tulip is standing very straight and tall at the moment, unlike some of the more lax ones!
I used to sing years ago in 'The Brighton Girls choir' this was disbanded years ago but I loved it. I still sing indoors and the neighbours have mentioned that they have heard, lolReplyDelete
I was only saying to Tom the other day how much I loved the tulips, they sway on their long stems so gracefully.
Thanks, Briony. I hadn't realised just how much I had missed a good sing. I may need to do a bit more in the future.Delete
I really enjoy the bright colours of the tulips and I agree, they are very graceful flowers.
Happy singing. And happy gardening. And crafting. Three wonderful expressions of joy.ReplyDelete
Thanks, EC. Absolutely - these are things that make life special for me. I feel that it's vital to be creative, in whatever form that takes for each individual. I also feel creativity is seriously undervalued, especially in UK schools.Delete
I am hoping to have a very creative day today!
Beautiful tulips! Hope you are having great fun singing to your hearts content!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Amy. The tulips are still looking lovely. However, the singing has had to be curtailed as I have developed a sore throat and cough (annoyingly!). Once my throat is better, I shall be singing again!Delete