Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Art is long and Time is fleeting....

Such a fun day that went so fast. We spent the afternoon at the BNL Barnes and Noble show for the Snack Time cd release.

The three of us got to have reserved seats(yay!), then a nice woman from Nettwerk; Danielle, said she would take us in to meet the band. Walking in I was all hand out, smile on the face, "Hello Ed!".... shaking their hands. Then... in my brain crickets chirped- if I opened my mouth all that would have come out was "I got nuthin'" Then Tyler, all smiles said to me, "This is my head!"- referencing my re-draw. Whew- thank God he's funny, snapped me out of a big dumb silence. Then I remembered I have a kid. AND she's standing behind me. They were really nice to her. They signed the artwork to Maggie and signed a print to go back to Nettwerk. Then, Steve told me he has my Bartles drawings as his computer wall paper. ????????




----Gobsmacked. Struck dumb again.





The show was fun. I loved, LOVED the drawing song Kevin wrote. Did I say I LOVED it! ? I wish I wrote it. I wanted to ask him about his art... but there wasn't a chance.



We bought a book for Mags to get signed. Ed told Maggie the first girl he ever liked was named Maggie. Mags asked me a lot about Kevin because she plays piano too. She's sure he can play 25 instruments at least. I asked if he could pose for a pic with her, and he happily did and she was thrilled. She sang/rapped the lyrics all the way home.

They are as talented as they are gracious and warm and friendly. And that's quite a lot. The key to their art being long lived and their fans loyal.

I'll be smiling for days...





6 comments:

Kate said...

Kelly,

Sounds like a great day - so PSYCHED for you that you got to go back and have some private time with the guys. They are indeed gracious hosts - we are lucky that they are so good to us, the fans. It's why we love them!

My son can't stop talking about seeing them on Thursday. I can't wait. Thanks for your post!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you! I had no idea that you made a drawing of Bartles. So, I went back, and I had missed it. Really cool! And that's awesome that Steve found about it.

--Estelle

ginaperry said...

Oh you lucky lady! Sounds like an amazing day for you and your daughter!

Lewis said...

BNL will be in our neck of the woods soon too - can't wait! Sure I don't have kids, but Noelle and I are just a couple of overgrown kids so...yeah!

How cool for Maggie to get her pic taken with Kevin - (on of my heroes because of the adversity he's overcome - I can identify being on a daily regiment of medication too)

captainoz said...

So awesome!! :-)

the queen said...

I love your Bartles drawings too - that's perfect!