This is my last post before my trip to Taiwan on June 11. This trip is the most difficult one that I will have ever take in my entire life. I'm going alone and it's... for my Dad's funeral. My heart is very heavy...as you can imagine. Meanwhile, before I leave, I'd love to share these creations. How the three cards come about has to do with the visit to the Royal Academy of Music in London.
It was an unexpected and extraordinary visit. We heard about this place through David's music teacher Mr. Brennan in his high school, little did we know that it is only 10 min. walk from our hotel! We found this out after going to the nearby Regent Park. The museum houses the Academy's collections, including a major collection of Cremonese stringed instruments dated between 1650 and 1740, a selection of historical English pianos from 1790 to 1850, from the famous Mobbs Collection, original manuscripts by Purcell, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Brahms, Sullivan and Vaughan Williams, musical memorabilia and other exhibits.This trip to the Academy was fruitful.
We got an in-depth demo from the post-grad music student in all the pianos from the Baroque period to the 1930s. I love how the old pianos sound, each one of them has its distinctive design and sound. These priceless are amazingly in tune and are kept in fine shape. They are not your average old pianos that you find in grandma's house!
And do you know that Elton John and Annie Lennox were the former students from this oldest academy in England?
I made three cards for the teachers-one for orchestra, one for piano and one for cello.
So do you think the teachers will like it? YOU have been such great friends and I am deeply comforted by your words, however long or short they are. I have enjoyed every minute of blogging with you all. Thank you for the overwhelming support through your e-mails and thoughts. They have helped me a great deal in this most difficult time. I have a food post coming before my return. It's all about Harrods! You won't want to miss that!