Here is our 15 yo Bella singing Bill from the musical Showboat at her Spring 2010 voice recital at Darlington Arts. 


Isabella Jayme, 2009 Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to Isabella Jayme for winning this year’s Sally Paxson Davis Memorial Vocal Scholarship.  Isabella is a student of voice coach, Stephanie O’Dea at Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley, PA.  Isabella’s song choices were Handel’s Bel Piacere and Goodnight My Someone from Music Man.  Accompanying Isabella on piano was Dawn Stevens.

Annual Sally Paxson Davis scholarship auditions are held at Darlington Arts Center every fall and is open to voice students ages 14-20 in the Delaware Valley region.  The scholarship covers voice lessons at the center for the Spring 2010 semester.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, Adele Warden Paxson, Sally was currently serving as chairman of the board of  The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Founded in 1934 by Sally’s grandmother, Helen Corning Warden, The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) has become known as the world’s premier full-scholarship opera training program. (excerpt taken from AVA website)

Congratulations and thank you to Stephanie, Isabella and Dawn.

We  found this interesting pic art of Obama as we meandered down a narrow street near our hotel.  BTW, the graffiti art in Barcelona was amazing.


If you can interpret this, please do.

The Best Little Frame Shop and Art Gallery in Mahwah, NJ, Bergen County, is hosting their 8th annual ‘The Journey: The Yellow Bra Event, 2008’ art show. Show dates are scheduled for October 26th to November 21st. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.

For more information on the event, click here.

My mother-in-law, Janina Jayme, has donated pieces of her artwork to this event in the past and has successfully raised money to this worthy cause.