It’s amazing the connections we can make online. Stratoz, the stained glass half of Nutmeg Designs, helms the Nutmeg Designs Twitter account and usually includes a good dose of jazz in his tweets. By good fortune he found Icelandic Jazz Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs, who makes fabulously beautiful music, along with her husband Scott McLemore, drummer, composer and designer.
We found great pleasure in listening to Sunna’s music, and when she said she was coming on a mini-US tour, with a stop at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ, we jumped at the chance to see her. It’s a bit of a drive from where we are but so much closer than coming to Iceland!
Sunna let me know on twitter that she loved my mosaic pendants and to please bring some, and I laid out an array of colors, and was so excited that she chose a dusty blue one with abalone shell for herself and two others as gifts. She put it on right away and wore it while playing a wonderful evening of jazz. What an honor to become part of people’s lives! When I create mosaics, I often feel like I’m improvising, letting the materials lead me in the present moment. I start with a basic idea or theme, and work off of that, seeing what unfolds.
Over at Stratoz’s Blog:
Jazz on Tuesdays–Sunna’s Dream Suncatcher
Thanks so much for blogging about me. I love the mosaic pendant and the two pieces we gave away were well received. So unique.
It was a pleasure to write about you, listen to your music, and meet you!