Wednesday, April 25, 2007

open house

Come on in for a look inside


to be released July 2007


Diane Perin said...

Ooh! I think I gasped with delight at each new page...this looks wonderful! Can't wait to see the whole book!

Anonymous said...

Looks Great! ...but Ouch! I got a serious paper cut from those turning pages! (lol)


~jolene said...

OK, that did it...
I am anticipating this MORE than Harry Potter ;-)

Sam I Am said...

very YUMMY!!!! sorry about the drool on the pages :)


Gerushia's New World said...

Oh, this is simply awe inspiring. Of course, I'm a little green with envy too! Can't wait to turn the real pages of this book!

Garden Painter Art

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I feel privleged and that I got a "VIP pass" or something to see this. A beautiful work of art.

Mike H.
Stafford, Va

Shari Schwarz said...

Very cool preview, Angela! I can't wait for the book to come out!

Shari Schwarz

Joyce said...

After looking through your preview I made my way over to Amazon to pre order your fabulous new book.
I am beginning a project, going back and photographing all the homes I have lived in and incorporating old family photos, and memories, with what these places look like today. It's been quite an emotional journey and I am sure that I will find many wonderful ideas in your book to inspire me in putting it all together.
After all "Home is Where Your Story Begins", and it is also a large part of who you've become.

Deb said...

What a tantalizing page-turner this is, Angela. I can't wait to visit each house when the book comes out.



Sweet Petunia said...

Lovely book! I can't wait till it is available. I have come to your blog via my Friend Shari's blog. Dare I say..."The Sound of Music" is my all time favorite movie. I am sure you tire of hearing this, but I couldn't leave a message without saying it. I have the fondest memories of watching it with my mom.

Amanda A. Brooks said...

angela, found this great article. hope you don't mind i post it here. this is art in the form of music. :)

go to the website mentioned and you can hear an excerpt of it-it's so beautiful-cross between medeivel (which it is) and something out of mozart's time)

Musicians unlock mystery melody in Scottish chapel

By Kate KellandTue May 1, 9:47 AM ET

A Scottish church which featured in the best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" has revealed another mystery hidden in secret code for almost 600 years.

A father and son who became fascinated by symbols carved into the chapel's arches say they have deciphered a musical score encrypted in them.

Thomas Mitchell, a 75-year-old musician and ex-Royal Air Force code breaker, and his composer and pianist son Stuart, described the piece as "frozen music."

"The music has been frozen in time by symbolism," Mitchell said on his Web site (, which details the 27-year project to crack the chapel's code.

"It was only a matter of time before the symbolism began to thaw out and begin to make sense to scientific and musical perception."

The 15th Century Rosslyn Chapel, about seven miles south of the Scottish capital Edinburgh, featured in the last part of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," the bestselling novel that was turned into a Hollywood film.

Stuart Mitchell said he and his father were intrigued by 13 intricately carved angel musicians on the arches of the chapel and by 213 carved cubes depicting geometric-type patterns.

"They are of such exquisite detail and so beautiful that we thought there must be a message here," he told Reuters.

Years of research led the Mitchells to an ancient musical system called cymatics, or Chladni patterns, which are formed by sound waves at specific pitches.

The two men matched each of the patterns on the carved cubes to a Chladni pitch, and were able finally to unlock the melody.

The Mitchells have called the piece The Rosslyn Motet and added words from a contemporary hymn to complete it.

They have also scheduled a world premiere at a concert in the chapel on May 18, when four singers will be accompanied by eight musicians playing the piece on mediaeval instruments.

Simon Beattie of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust said he was delighted to have the mystery finally solved, and was intrigued by the music itself.

"It's not something you would want to put on in the car and listen to, but it's certainly an interesting piece of music," he said. "It's got a good mediaeval sound to it."

Amanda A. Brooks said...

what a wonderful project the houses are. :)

ac said...

Thanks everyone for the comments...I too am anxious to have the final printed project in my hands...