Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Notes" - 4x4 - Mixed Media Collage

It pleases me that my childhood piano teacher wrote notes all over my music books. Her very rigid and old fashioned looking handwriting was always something of an art form to me, even as a kid. And she always wrote with pencil. She kept a box of pencils on the grand piano and kept using them until they were just tiny little nubs. She was the type of person who let nothing go to waste. She taught four generations of my family and in all that time she never charged more than $1.00 for a half-hour lesson and she taught seven days a week.  
This page of music is from Bach's 2-Part Inventions. I spent a lot of time working with the 2-part inventions. The numbers written in the notes are the increasing metronone settings that my teacher prescribed each week. My fingers could fly back then!

And, of course, the notes of Da Vinci have been raised to an art form. I felt so lucky when I discovered this paper in a small shop in France, only to discover you can purchase it online in the States, too. Oh, well. I still have good memories of the purchase!


Sally Dean said...

Very cool Kristeena! I love the collage. Your teacher sounds very generous.

Kristeena Crabb said...

Thanks, Sally. It was actually my piano teacher who instilled in me a love for the visual arts. She often associated music styles with the art styles that were going on in the world at the same time. History, music, art... those 30 minute sessions were packed with pearls of wisdom!