2014 - a year for harmony in all things, divine order, illumination, the search for truth - aspects of life I strive to incorporate, with gratitude, in my writing, music, art and my very being.
And so, behind this home page lies a joyous adventure in words (lots of words), music, images and colour as I share with you the gifts I love to work with. Read about, watch, listen and be inspired by: world class musicians; original songs and stories for children and the child within; and interview articles with people who are making a difference in this world.
QUILLS: Freelance Writing & Index of Articles
Here are human interest stories, reviews of concerts and
CDs, biographies, and interview articles with both world class performers and the neighbour next door. See Index
of Articles. These are inspiring stories of achievement, success,
tragedy, struggle, discipline, humour, love, passion, hope,
new ideas, old ideas, and life. Most of the articles have been published in newspapers and magazines as promotion for artists and orchestras, particularly for the
Vancouver Island Symphony, and Songs Strings & Steps.
Since its first appearance on the Internet in 2002, Quills Quotes & Notes has published three CDs, several YouTube videos, and two 'little' books for children and the child within - "One Seed", and "The Whales' Secret". "Colour You Healthy" is a Pocket Guide to the Use, Effects and Healing Properties of Colour, and "Happy Feet Foot Massage" is a fully illustrated manual on this unique technique using reflexology, massage and natural healing techniques. Follow links from the images above and from the menu to the left for details and see the QQandN Catalogue and Order pages.
So come on into the web site for a cozy, comfortable
experience – put on the kettle for a good hot cup
of tea or coffee, or sip on a glass of great red wine (the internet
can also be slow and enjoyable), and read about: bassist Gary
Karr and his love of chocolate; read about tenor and actor Michael
Burgess; of the hilarious opera comedienne
Natalie Choquette and her family; about the harmonious Celtic Tenors from Ireland; or about the amazing life of jazz singer Dee Daniels while listening to her singing; and so much more…
NEWS - OVER 350,000 viewings of "One Seed", the read-along, sing-along educational videos (story and song) on YouTube, Mobile Apps, and Web Sites in homes and schools around the world!
NEWS - NEW BOOK - A Song to Remember - 45th Anniversary Memoirs featuring the voices of the British Columbia Boys Choir. Released on May 18 at the Chan Centre in Vancouver. For information on their Cross Canada Tour, the book and ordering visit the BC Boys Choir web site.
NEWS - NEW ART in the One Seed Gallery from children in Argentina, India, Spain, Ireland and USA. The gallery now has over 250 drawings from children around the world.
WEIRD - spacing on web pages. When I got my new computer and upgrade to Windows 7 everything went weird with column widths, spacings and even border colours. I'll be making corrections once I figure it all out (I do it all without specific HTML programs) and once I've finished the book I'm working on - which will be about April.