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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Heavenly Music, by Ellie Choate
Ellie Choate is the daughter of our P.E.O sister Gretchen and Bill Choate.. We were entertained by Ellie, with her magnificent harp. Sitting close to her as we did in this informal setting at Frankie Lee's home was an experience I will not soon forget.. We were able to ask lots of questions about the harp.. Most of us did not know about the foot pedals and her feet were almost as busy as her hands and fingers. She started playing the harp as a child, and now plays in T.V. shows, movies, Orchestras, and private parties. I am sure she is a marvelous teacher, and has great sense of humor.
I think I can safely say that almost everyone who has gone to the movies has heard Ellie play. You might not even recognize it as a harp.. truly amazing presentation! Thank you Ellie! She has a wonderful selection of C.D.'s, available. Meditating to her music is very relaxing..
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,