September 24, 2007

La Guitarra Festival

What a wonderful weekend we had listening to some of the most amazing classical guitarist in the world. Thank you, Jason, for introducing us to the classical guitar. Jason (my son), began playing classical guitar about 4 years ago. He is an amazing natural talent and I expect great things from him in the future.
This past weekend, Alan Hancock College in Santa Maria was the new host to the La Guitarra Festival. It was a fantastic venue for the festival, the sound quality was incredible and every seat in the house was good.
We attended a master class where my son performed and five other concerts over three days. For me, the highlight was definitely Pepe Romero (Spain). He is truly an incredible musician. We also saw Roland Dyens (France) and Ana Vidovic (Croatia). All three of these musicians are considered the most talented in the world. Ana is only 23 years old and is already the best woman classical guitarist in the world.
I had a little time to play with some acrylic ink, wax and rock salt before we left for the concert. Here is what happened.
It reminds me of a ice crystals on a window. Mind you, this is a very distant memory because I haven't seen snow or ice in 28 years!