Friday, January 29, 2010
Well, it's an exciting day, because today we have the opportunity to make the world a better place. We have been given the opportunity to help a nation rise, and as a community, we have answered that call. This morning, I'm reflecting on the words of Mother Teresa who said,"In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
I have been overwhelmed these past 10 days as I have witnessed an untold number of individuals, who with great love, have given their time and resources to make this event a reality. I am truly blessed to be a part of such an incredible community, and for that blessing, I want to say thank you!
Be sure to come down to Sally Loo's from 4-10pm and support our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We have an amazing lineup of musicians and artists, so come one, come all!!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
SHANNON, JESSE & JUDE MOORE
photo via moorephotography
Feeling photogenic??? Well come down and bring your friends! Photos are only $5 and all proceeds go directly to Haiti Relief! Much love to the Moore Family for their generous contribution to this event! To learn more about Moore Photography click here.
"Hi, My name is Drew Davis. I am a 24 year-old working, painting, breathing artist living on the Central Coast. I’ve been here my whole life. I’ve come from a semi-normal, half-dysfunctional, Christian family background. I was surrounded by art, music, electronics and animals roaming freely. I'm now basically a sarcastic coffee-drinking artist in a rent-paying corporate jungle. I feel like a blue tomato in a field of corn. To say my slightly tweaked humor and subtle wit plays no part in my painting would be a lie. Every piece is an experiment, a discovery, and an experience. Sometimes- quick and clean; while other times it’s dreadfully painful and messy. Sometimes even a joke. I work freely. I pay attention to detail and intensity with minimalistic intention. Sometimes I think I am a gourmet (pigment) chef- concocting a deliciously unrestrained entrée for a 5 star restaurant -A feast for the eyes… but that’s just me."
A big thank you to Drew Davis for his contributions to our Haiti Benefit. You can see more of Drew's work here.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Becca Flaiz & Ashley Kitto
"We are two girls who keep content by creating! We are in daily pursuit of finding inspiration through art and satisfy our hungry (and crafty) souls by jewelry making, sewing, painting, etc. We are extremely excited to be a part of "Hope for Haiti" and hope you will enjoy our delightful assortment of wire-wrapped rings."
Local Artist Jim Ringley
Jim Ringley is an award-winning artist who lives and works on the Central coast of California. His artwork is in the collections of the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, Springfeld Art Museum, Missouri, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. You can view some of Jim Ringley's portrait's here, or to see some of his other creative works click here. Jim, thank you so much for your contribution to this event!
Monday, January 25, 2010
photo via llu
SLO native, Dr. Scott Nelson in Haiti, headed for surgery. Click here to read the whole story.
Peter Nelson has been in sporadic touch with his son; last week, Scott Nelson told his father in a phone call: “ ‘Dad, I get about two to three hours of sleep a night. I’ve had about 90 surgeries so far (as of Jan. 19), with another 20 patients lined up and another 100 left outside. I can’t go outside because they’ll mob me (for help).’ ”
“Are you doing lots of plates and rods?” the senior Nelson asked his son.
“ ‘No, because of the crush wounds, it’s not reconstructive surgery. I’ve literally been cleaning maggots out of wounds. There’s terrible infection and gangrene. Once we get them healing up, then I can go back and do the reconstructive work.’ ”
When Peter Nelson asked his son how he was holding up, he replied:
“ ‘I’m doing good right now, but two days ago I thought I was falling apart. But I’m doing better.’ ”
He told his father that the trauma surgeons who had come to Haiti to help him “ ‘just fell apart and started crying; they couldn’t do it anymore. They’ve left now; couldn’t take it. The psychological coping of the situation was overwhelming to them.’
AMY WILLIAMS and her band
The first song I ever wrote was about a hummingbird that my sister and I found outside our house when we were little. She seemed to have a broken wing and was in real bad shape. I knew we didn’t have much time so I ran inside to try to find some things to fix her up. When I came back outside she was nowhere to be found. I was puzzled and my heart felt very heavy. Not sure if I was feeling happy or sad, I started singing. I sang about how much I loved and missed her and how I hoped that she was happy and free, and that her wing would work. My sister heard me singing and told me that I was just changing the words to Janet Jackson’s “Again” (How can I be strong I’ve asked myself time and time I’ve said…). Honest mistake. So anyway, since then I’ve had a lot more of those happy/sad/puzzled/heavy moments … and I haven’t ever really stopped singing.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I am a songwriter from Atascadero, California, my style is indie folk laced with dream pop and experimental. I home record and independently release all my music. I just self released a new album called 'one thousand fathoms of water' which is downloadable for free here."
"SLO county born & raised. I absolutely love folk and old country twang. I love listening to it and creating it. Life's taken me through many highs and lows and my music has always been a depiction of who I am and where I am. We love our banjo, pedal steel, upright bass & brushes on a snare. I released a full length album in 2008 called 'O hear the rattling' under my name. It's based on Ezekiel 37 where God breathes life into dry bones through the prophetic mouth of Ezekiel. My band I strive to do the same; be used to breathe life into our audiences."
SIERRA CHAVEZ with featured guest the Blackwater Union
Sierra Chavez: "I am twenty-two years old out of Templeton California and I've been playing music for maybe six years...I play banjo, guitar, and a tiny bit of lots of other music makers." Sierra's influences include: