12-Year-Old Opera Singer-Amira Willighagen-18 June 2017

When Dutch opera singer and “Holland’s Got Talent” sixth season winner, Amira Willighagen, opens her mouth to sing you could hear a pin drop as the audience clings onto her every note. The incredible prodigy is so impressive that she even brings her co-star, Patrizio Franco Buanne, a Neapolitan-Austrian singer, to his knees!

In a video, Willighagen, who is 12 years old at the time of the concert, is seen wowing the crowd in South Africa with her duet of “O Sole Mio.” Since winning, “Holland’s Got Talent” when she was only 9 years old, the young star continues to impress. While Franco has been singing and sharing his vocal gift with the world for over two decades, Willighagen is not intimidated by his stellar resume in the least bit! [more ]

Source: Superstar Magazine

Eyes + Words-each picture a post

Featuring ‘This is it”

 

‘This is it,’ she

whispers. ‘This is where I

shed my fears.’ Spreading her

arms out, she closes her eyes.

‘This is where I disappear.’

Written by Jacob Ibrag

 

 

 

 

Source: Eyes + Words

Photo of the Week: January 25, 2017 | The Life Project

It was the home of J. Russell Jones who was a store owner and member of Congress. He is best known as a close associate of US Grant and Elihu Washborne, a close associate of Abraham Lincoln.

Photo post by @Don95Merritt.

Source: Photo of the Week: January 25, 2017 | The Life Project

The Woodpile

Here’s a painting I experimented with a bit, both in format and with paper stock. Last week I was driving towards Hudson on the road that runs along the lake. It was such a brutally cold day — made worse by the frigid squalls blowing across the field — that I couldn’t have painted in my car. […]

via Woodpile — The Sketchbook