Sunday, June 7, 2009

...i tried to learn the drums, i tried to learn guitar, but it was my brother who tried to teach me, so i didn't get very far...

friends of mine and friends of friends of mine are organizing girls rock ri...a rock camp for girls and women in the state of rhode island. hrm...imagine that i wrote a more stunning an non repetitive/overly self explanator second half of the first sentence.

anyhow, girls rock ri (grr) is being created as part of an already existing and growing network of similar camps across the country. in a nutshell, over usually a week-long period girls and women are instructed by women how to play an instrument, the members of the camp break into bands and at the end of their time at camp they perform a gig. it's an amazing experience where chicks get to come together, focus on being awesome as chicks, get some learn on, meet some new faces in a a women-run, supportive environment.

are you excited? i'm excited. i'm excited about two things:

one: deb, shea and i have been tossing around the idea of a three drummered band. none of us has any for sure drumming experience...but judging by our air-drum styles it promises to be a very eclectic experience.

two: new artwork (peek above and below) for the grr fundraiser this saturday at machines with magnets in pawtucket. so, if you are in new england/rhode island/pawtucket (aka the bucket) this weekend and you're hankering for some art and music, machines with magnets will be the place to be.

random bits i'm excited about, in no particular order:
bike rides, especially in groups
providence pretending to be seattle
well made brunches


Bethany Hissong said...

Jen, I am totally in love with your illustrations! I saw your prints at Art Star Craft Bazaar, though I've been following your work for over a year now! I had to laugh about the girl band thing. My kids found a totally new instrument: the ocarina... a fairy flute made out of ceramics. There's all different shapes and they are supposed to be easy to learn. We're waiting on our order from California right now! Maybe you could take that up! You'd be the only one playing it (probably)!!!

Christy J said...

Yay for new work! Beautiful!
What's this about Seattle?

jason corace said...

slander, slander , slander !

jen corace said...

bethany...i only really know about ocarinas through the legend of zelda and an iphone application. and judging by what's come out of me via my phone ocarina, it doesn't look very promising.

christy...what is it about seattle, indeed? i left in september if that's what it's all about. i love it there, but i am more rooted here. hit my hands during our one and only guitar lessons and i think i gave in on drum lessons early because i was fearful or had flashbacks. one or the other.