I had not only never hosted a house concert before last week, but I had never (amazingly) been to one. That is now rectified on both scores. Larry Unger, amazing waltz and tune writer as well as exquisite player, and Audrey Knuth, a marvelous fiddler who amazed my whole crew here, played in my front gallery. I love having my house full of music, and it was also a lovely excuse to invite some different folks in to see my art. We jammed afterwards, and my house was utterly happy with all the music and joy.
Mr. Darcy had a great time too. He lay at Audrey's feet for most of the concert. He was utterly fascinated by Larry playing the jaw harp. He'd never heard anything like it and made hilarious faces.
I did two kind of labored and fussy watercolors and finished with the quick pen sketches above once I was warmed up. I wish I'd done more of them. The left one made me especially happy. I'm still having trouble capturing greater detail in my people sketches. Guess I'll keep practicing.