Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Celebration Book

I was deeply moved by the entire inaugural celebration but what echoed in my mind the following day was the tune of the Shaker song Simple Gifts that was used in John Williams’s composition Air and Simple Gifts. It was played by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and pianist Gabriela Montero. I have designed a small booklet with the words of the song to commemorate the day. Print out the pdf and follow the directions for making the hot dog booklet either on my YouTube tutorial or on my website. It's very simple: all you need is the printed page and a pair of scissors. If you don't have scissors, you can tear instead. The writing will be on the outside when you make the first fold.

Watch the performance


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful book!!! I work at ana ssisted Living facility, and plan to use the book as an activity for the Seniors on Monday. Bless you for it's beauty.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.
It looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

This looks great! Thank you!

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