We met at The Reed Creek Farm yesterday and did some portraits of her around the farm and in the kitchen and I think we got some sweet ones. It began to rain (which has been nightly ) during our photo session and so we got on the porch to chat. Helen and I are the same age and so we had fun talking about the sixties and how folks didn't mind having it rough back then as it was all part of the adventure . We hitch hiked and lived in VW buses and just rambled around and made friends wherever we went. Helen pointed out that music is really a community of wonderful folks and I totally agree . I mentioned that art and music feels like a religion , a way of believing and living because of how it enhances everyones life and increases good will among those who take part.
Helen started a wonderful program a few years ago called JAM Junior Appalachian Music program 'Building community one note at a time ' . This program helps kids who do not have the exposure to music or the ability to buy an instrument a chance to learn to play and appreciate the music of our mountains ! Its a wonderful program and I commend her and all those involved in caring about the children and passing it on !
Thank you Helen !