My mother comes from from a host of singers and piano players. I can remember as a child, watching my grandmother, my aunt, or my mother at any given time, sitting at the piano tenderly making music and singing in their soft voices. They loved hymns and music from days gone by. My mom was always so proud of the upright piano that she bought when I was very young. She later gave it to me and it became a casualty of my divorce. Such a sad loss of a beautiful family tradition and a cherished memory. On a brighter note, you can view where my mother is now with her musical talent, and with her gifted musical husband in this video:
Guy also had a beloved brother who passed away many years ago. Over the years, I haven't known Guy to talk much about his brother Ross. But, since I have been working so diligently to become a professional author and artist, Guy has revealed to me what a creative and talented person Ross was. I had the extreme honor extended to me of being given a satchel of Ross's art and writings and have plans for incorporating his works into some of my own.
here. Even if you only look at the pictures... However, I do also love to play several musical instruments and to sing.
My dad, Dave is a self taught piano player. When I was little I used to love, love, LOVE watching him play the boogie woogie, tickling the ivories. Dad also draws lovely pictures, and is the master of the dry with form of humor. Another favorite memory is many Saturday nights spent snuggled up with dad, watching stand up comedy shows and Saturday Night Live. I found him to be the most funny person on Earth.
Dad also married a beautiful lady, my step-mom, Beth who is a gifted piano player. I love to watch her at her upright piano making music. Beth is a dental assistant, but honestly, I have no idea why. She could easily don elegant gowns and grace stages playing to packed houses.
Now I have married the lovely and talented, Adam Gatton! You talk about a family with a tradition of creating!
Adam's mother's side is also full of musicians and artists. Most everybody on that side plays guitar, piano, and sings, not to mention the painters and artists... Adam's sister is a talented crafter, DIYer, and artisan. Adam himself is self-taught in all that he does because of his marvelous natural, God-given abilities. He plays guitar and sings like singers from the forgotten days. He is a masterful music engineer with amazing ears for sounds. I'm so proud of him, check him out:
Creativity is definitely the tradition that weaves our families together. Over the years, we never fail to all convene for all our various performances and shows. We stay bound by ideas and inspiration. We love to share supplies and instruments. We all keep ourselves sane through our own creativity, and we use our art forms to speak to one another when there are no words.