Not Martha

The Beauty of Different

Karen Waldron and Jason Parker

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a book reading even for Karen Waldron (Chookooloonks) reading from her just-out book The Beauty of Different at Lucid Jazz Lounge here in Seattle. It was an extraordinary event. She was backed up by the Jason Parker Quartet during her readings and they played songs in between. I don’t know much about jazz but those men were talented. Karen’s readings were warm and inviting and she sure knows how to charm an audience. She talks more about the night (and has better photographs) over here and hints that there could be a West Coast repeat, if it is anywhere near you a urge you to go. Congratulations on the book release Karen!

Jason Parker Quartet

The book is filled with stories, wisdom, advice and Karen’s breathtaking photography. And instead of bookmarks she has these promotional post cards for you to send off to friends far and wide, I think they are awfully sweet:

postcard for The Beauty of Different

· comments [10] · 01-28-2011 · categories:books ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Jan 28, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I love that sentiment. It is too easy for Americans (and probably other cultures, but I can only speak for our own) to look at the modeling industry and marketing and think that is the only look the defines beauty.

  • 2 Sarah // Jan 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The world needs more of these small statements of how phenomenal some people are and how they touch your life!

  • 3 Jason Parker // Jan 29, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Awesome photos, Megan! So glad you made it out to the show. We had such a great time sharing the stage with Karen. It was an unforgettable night, for sure!

    Sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet…maybe another time…

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  • 5 CoffeeJitters // Jan 29, 2011 at 11:37 am

    It was such an awesome event. Your photos are lovely!

  • 6 Betty // Jan 30, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Nice photos. Looks like so much fun shared!

  • 7 Erin // Jan 31, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I think I MUST read her book.

  • 8 Leisa Hammett // Jan 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Love the name “not martha”!

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  • 10 jessica // Apr 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    oooh love this! i’m new to your blog, and to seattle, so this is a great find!

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