Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Highlights from 2008

This year has been very eventful for Joy B aka Birgitta. Here are a few of the highlights.

I organized with my dear friend Hjörleifur Valsson two memorial events for my late mother Bergþóra Árnadóttir, who died from cancer 8th of March, 2007. The first event was held 15th of February when she would have turned 60. It was a total success - the event sold out and her lifespan was featured on the national TV the night before the event. We got some fantastic musicians to sing and perform her music and the event was something those attending will never forget, because of the quality of the music and the sense of warmth surrounding the entire event. A big thank you to everyone that took part in making this an unforgettable event:) You can find her music at the myspace page i created:

Here is one video with her performing when she was young and was from one of the first TV shows in Iceland.

and here is a memorial piece i put together for my mother shortly after she died:

and finally the gravestone: thanx to Sólsteinar for managing to create my vision just they way I wanted it to be:

More highlight in the next couple of days:) until then Happy New Year: be the change this year:)

1 comment:

J. L. T. said...

Birgitta mín,
always touching mothers journeys. i did´nt remember that you put my beloved song from her on it! embracing you!