Hope I'll Join the Band
Hope I'll Join the Band is inspired by one of my favorite Spirituals. The song is about escaping from a difficult situation. Music can be a powerful balm. While this song speaks of joining a celestial band, I chose to reimagine it as musicians making magic to help us navigate this adventure called life.
“Gonna ride up in the chariot sooner in the morning, and I hope I’ll join the band.”
The Black King
The new holiday cards are available, and many of the traditional favorites. This and other cards will be available at upcoming holiday markets. Stay tuned for details.
First Sunday Arts Festival
Stop by my red tent on Sunday, November 6, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, at this fun festival in Annapolis, Maryland. My booth will be in City Gate Park on the corner of Calvert and West Streets.
The Black King is available in hard cover and paperback editions.
Originally written in Catalan by Ponc Pons of Minorca, Spain, The Black King, was the inspiration for this painting. King Balthazar must travel far to join the other Magi in their search for the Christ Child. Following the guiding star with his servant Said, he encounters hostile villagers and performs miracles along the way. The Black King is a timeless tale of faith and charity in the face of intolerance and suffering. In his dedication, Mr. Pons writes, "With good will and forgiveness, every day will be Christmas." The Black King was translated into English by Clyde Moneyhun and illustrated by Cynthia Farrell Johnson.
The book is available via Amazon.