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Share Your Art

Some of you may have heard of Eva Cassidy. If you haven’t heard of her, I think you need to know about her.

Eva was an American vocalist/guitarist gifted with an incredible musical talent. Sadly, she died of melanoma in 1996 at the age of 33.

Terribly shy, Eva never achieved great fame during her life, but after her death, her music lived on and reached the top of the charts in UK and was a best seller on Amazon for a while. Once you hear her music, you’ll understand.

The New York Times described her as a “silken soprano voice with a wide and seemingly effortless range, unerring pitch and a gift for phrasing that at times was heart-stoppingly eloquent.”

In learning more about her, I find her so inspiring. Her pursuit was simply to do the best at her art, which was her music. She was not seeking fame or fortune really. She simply made the world a more beautiful place.

I encourage you to listen to her rendition of “Over the Rainbow” (below). It’s like her spirit somehow reaches into us and lifts us to where we are almost touching heaven.

It is such a tragedy to see such a life cut short by cancer. But I am just struck by how much she is living on through her gift of music that she gave us.

We as artists, need to really appreciate that a part of us lives on through our art. I am so grateful for the artists who have impacted my life. Simply by experiencing the music of Eva Cassidy, my life is somehow “better”. I appreciate “life” a little more. I am reminded to be grateful for this brief time I have on earth.

Your art might have that effect on someone.

Share your art.

Kevin Gourley
Fields of Gold

The Eva Cassidy Story


Rekindle Workshop Just Announced!

Rekindle Workshop

We just announced our first Rekindle Workshop for 2017!  It is a unique and inspiring workshop for photographers.  This will be 5 weekday sessions beginning February 20th, 2017.

Sometimes we reach a point where we just need to pause and reconnect with…
… why we fell in love with photography!

  • You might have reached a point where you feel uninspired, ‘burned out’, or just feel like you have lost that spark of creativity.
  • Maybe you just don’t feel good about the images you are creating, like they’re ‘missing something’.
  • Perhaps you need some fresh ideas to help you grow as a photographer.
  • Or you are new to photography and even though you know the fundamental technical stuff, you want to explore more of the artistry of photography.

This workshop will help you rediscover your love of photography and how you see the world around you.  It will help you work your way past creativity roadblocks you may be experiencing.   Join us for this special workshop.  Register soon and take advantage of our $20 Early Registration Discount!