Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We Were Part of History

I believe all creativeness comes for our Creator, Gen. 1:1, not from our own abilities, therefore, I celebrate creativity.  This past weekend we were able to be part of a very creative idea.  In our birth city (we all had not been back in years) we were able to enter into a world event.  Our family is a musical family, which brought an even greater depth of enjoyment.  So mulitple generations...ages 95 to 5 entered into this memory-maker event.
Click on Play Me and you can see this project all over the world.
My Hubby, who writes and composes music.

Pianos were spread through out our home town inviting you to come play.  Over 400 have been played around the world as an art project inviting everyone to play and decorate the pianos.

My daughter who writes, composes and leads praise and worship music.

Right along the Colorado River in Austin, Texas,  music was sent into the air.

My son who can play any instrument put before him, yet hates to play for an audience.

Music Filled the Air!

My son with the heart of a rock star and loves being in front of people...he is at home in the world of music.

Psalm 150:3-6 (New International Version, ©2011)

3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
   praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
   praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
   praise him with resounding cymbals.
 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
   Praise the Lord.

My daughter who loves an audience and boldly played for everyone and talked to everyone

We only had time to locate four of the fourteen displayed throughout the city. Check out the web page telling about this project all over the world.  Now I am researching all events that might be coming near us this spring and summer.  What a way to be part of history and create memories!!

Truly our God is a creative God....let's enjoy His creations!

Play Me I'm Yours...Austin...click to see web page.

35 Joining in with more words:

Karen said...

What an incredibly cool idea! And, how wonderful that you and your family could take part in it! I love all the pictures of your musical family sitting at the various pianos. Oh, it makes me yearn to have a piano in our house. I took lessons as a child but never got very far. My sister was the one with the musical talent and could play any instrument she picked up. I always struggled with my piano lessons. Still, there is something so relaxing about sitting down at a piano and playing something. Thanks for sharing this great story Janette!

Lorie said...

Super cool!!! What a fantastic project. I love the idea.

Your family is so awesome!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful idea and project to be a part of!! I LOVED it. And how fun it would be to part of such a musical family. I play the piano a little bit (as does my mom) but that's about it over here. Mel started to learn and now regets that I had to fight her so (she showed some talent) to even learn what she did. She just wanted to be on the ball field...sigh....How I would have loved someone with the creative talent for music. ENJOY that over there! HUGS

Karen said...

wow Janette,,,that is way cool... what a great idea.. and you captured it so well with your photos.. you go girlfriend.. glad you had a great time.. Great post..

Farm Girl said...

That is so much fun. I wish we lived closer to Austin. They will put a grand in our mall at Christmas for people to do that and it is so cool to listen as people play as they come in. That would be even better. So glad you shared that what a fun day.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing event. What joy to the Lord's ears...I love our creative God and how he gifted his children with songs of praise and thanksgiving. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Crickit said...

This is very cool and something fun to be a part of! Great memory!

Theresa said...

Wow! That is such a great event! How blessed to have so many musicians in your family. I am not musically inclined, yet love to sing praises to our LORD :)

sarah said...

whoa...love these pianos...the colors..the creativity that went into making them like that....wow. And what a super cool idea.....

Lisa said...

What fun! I had never heard of this. It's so cool that your family got to be a part of it.
PS Gee Whiz. You have such talented kids.:)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea!! Our son would have loved that. He's an artistic 21 y/o ham. Knew how to play instruments without lessons although we took him to guitar and music theory lessons for many years to sharpen the gift. Now he's a certified fire fighter finishing up his paramedic studies and I cannot believe it sometimes. So many years praying over that gift and he resists it. But God. Who knows, maybe he'll minister in fire houses. :)

Love this. Thanks for sharing.

myletterstoemily said...

how fun!!!! i will pass this along to my waco
kids so they can enjoy. may His praises be
played on pianos all over the world!

Christine said...

Not only did you make History but you created a family treasured memory!
This post is inspiritional!

What a very talented family you have!

Maria I. Morgan said...

What a neat idea! Great that you and your family could take the opportunity to point to the One who gave us creativity - God! Were the pianos in tune? Had to wonder about the effects of rain and humidity, etc. on these instruments. Have a wonderful week! God bless!

Bethany said...

This is so cool! Love it. And, what a great family time.

Vee said...

That is a wonderfully creative idea! Your community is pretty hip and happening. It was fun to see so many in your family participating.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Oh my.. how fun is that!!! What a great opportunity and what an amazing musical blessing your family has!!

Thanks so much for sharing this..

A multi-dimensional life said...

WOW! This gave me goosebumps! Music filling the air, reaching to heaven! So creative!
I'm amazed at your family's musical gifts! What a joy you must have ALL felt. Love the pictures and the web site... so cool. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Marsha Young said...

What an amazing gift, indeed. And so was this post!

Heart-lifting, eye-poppying pianos.

God bless you - Marsha

no spring chicken said...

That is just the coolest...
I love the idea and hope it catches on!

Blessings, Debbie

Sharon Kirby said...

Incredibly uplifting - I enjoyed this!!

What a great idea. I have always envied anyone who could play the piano. I took lessons, but it was definitely NOT my thing!! But I totally appreciate those who can play...

Praising the Lord along with you!


Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Karen said...

What an amazing thing! Sounds like you have a SUPER talented family.

Jo said...

They did something similar in sydney (Australia) which I saw on the news. A cool idea. Your family must have had heaps of fun playing these pianos. Thanks for sharing this great story.

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

I love this!!! Janette thank you for sharing your photos.... your family is not only beautiful but talented as well!
Von Trapp anyone? : )

Have a wonderful week...and Janette, thank you for posting such sweet comments on my blog.... it means so much to me!!


LDH said...

How fun is this! And, what a musically gifted family you have! Wish I could had been around to hear you guys! Amazing :)

JillAileenJones said...

How fun is that?!!! I would have loved that-don't play so great but still way too much fun. What great memories as a family too. Love the photos too.

A multi-dimensional life said...

P.S..that image of your son playing with white column behind the piano up into the sky, was if the music from that piano was propelling up to God!

Oh, I wish I had been there with you to see all of you playing and to experience it in person!

You inspired me....I DID write a poem about it...just now! :)
come see! xo

Debbie said...

LOVE this!! I think it's just wonderful when communities, large or small, do things like this. It's double creative (maybe triple) when you consider the creativity that it took to come up with this, plus the art work on the pianos, plus, of course, the music.

I couldn't help but think how much my brother would have loved this. He would have gone from piano to piano.

Diana Ferguson said...

Awesome! I will be posting about this project later as I will be in NYC next weekend! Going to scope out several throughout the city.

A multi-dimensional life said...

Janette, I'm so glad you liked my poem. I was equally touched by your family's part in history. So much so that I felt compelled to compose something as I remembered of each of you! I thought how wonderful it would be if the entire world would simultaneously praise the Lord in song....one day, every knee shall bow. It will be even more beautiful than we can imagine.
How blessed you all are to have been gifted with so much musical talent...you are using for God's glory. xo

Cecilia Marie said...

I am so impressed. What a talented family and what an amazing project. Thank you for sharing.

Sonja said...

Well how wonderfull was that! I never saw anything like that when we lived in Austin. Maybe we just missed it, but I am LOVING those pianos and the fun of your own family getting to sit there and play. The pictures are wonderful, and the memories will last forever.

I think the first one is my favorite!


Sassy Granny ... said...

Wow, talk about a talented family! There must be a piano DNA in there somewhere.


*The Old Geezer said...

Fantastic! You certainly were a part of history! Praise the Lord! :-)

mangiabella said...

WOW is right...this is such a wonderful project. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us, it blessed me tremendously

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