Just For Fun….

1 March 2023

You may recall a photo I posted in December.  An incredibly talented wood carver, Jim Miller, came to one of our concerts and surprised us with a carving of Jim and his guitar.

We love this little guy! He sits on a shelf in our living room and makes us smile.

Jim Curry, Jim Miller and “Little Jim”

Flautist Diane Ireland loved the carving too and she took a picture of it.  Then she did something unusual – she animated the carving with a downloadable app to make it sing!  The photo of the carving was animated by the app and a soundtrack of Jim singing “Country Roads” was added.

This is just for fun and it’s a fascinating thing to see something brought to life this way.…are you amazed at this technology? Or is it just a little frightening?


  1. Posted by: Barbara Thomas

    Way to go Diane! This made me laugh out loud. Great work Jim Miller and Diane!

  2. Posted by: ELAINE WOODS

    Diane is so multi-talented! It is a little scary, though.

  3. Posted by: Anne

    Hi Elaine! Yes, a little scary…

  4. Posted by: Miriam Van Raalte

    So cute. I can see a future in Jim Curry bobble heads! With soundtracks for just an extra $XX … just in time for next Christmas!

  5. Posted by: Anne

    Great idea Miriam! Lol!

  6. Posted by: Steve Seufert

    So good to see you guys picking up more venues since Covid! Looking forward to seeing the show in Santa Barbara! I love reading your blog and your newsletters!!!!!

  7. Posted by: Anne

    Hi Steve, great to hear from you and we hope to see you in July!

  8. Posted by: Gayle Faget

    Wow, Diane, amazing work! I had no idea you knew how to do that! You guys are all so talented, even way beyond your wonderful musical talents. Thanks for sharing that, Anne.

  9. Posted by: Anne

    Hi Gayle, anyone can do this with the “revive” app (there are many others) all it takes is a picture. It’s crazy!

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