A family friend of mine is just finishing up her master’s degree in music composition. As part of her grad requirements she had to compose a CD and perform a concert for friends and family. Along with some help, Crystal Arnold produced, did vocals, played piano and accordion, among others and came out with a wonderful CD and performance. I went to school with her younger sister, Jenna Shepherd who came up with fabulous illustrations for the album cover. The illustrations remind me of classical, story book illustrations–very classic Beatrix Potter, combining detailed, realistic artwork with storytime whimsy.
And just because I’m focusing on the artwork(which is what I always do anyway) doesn’t mean the songs are just as good, I’m loading them onto my iPod as we speak! The dandelions might also have made me partial to the artwork!