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Pictures, words and music.

I often ask guests on the show about the source of their inspiration for a story or a song or a painting. The answers are so varied. Some artists dream about their work, others find inspiration in nature, or contemplation.  Still others have only the vaguest of notions where some of their ideas come from.  It's all a wonderful mystery really. 

When I talked to Tina Biello recently she was very clear about the inspiration for her poems published in a lovely collection titled Momenti.  She saw some paintings, created by a cousin, of the village in Italy where her family has its roots  The images conjured up long forgotten family stories which Tina then captured in some of her written works. And then, when her friend Annette Coffin read the poems, she was inspired to put the words to music!  She has been singing and teaching music and leading choirs for years and enlisted the help of her sister to help with composing and arranging and finally recording a cd of the songs based on the poems based on the paintings!  The cd is Dolci Momenti.

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