Carla Linkous Maxwell

Monday, December 21, 2009

Three Exciting Things in Daylesford

Charlie Parr House Concert:

In celebration of the excitement that is to come as we kick back and
strum, Tasma House and Gardens is hosting a house concert on January
24, 2010, for Charlie Parr during his tour of Australia.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Key West Dulcimer Fest -- One of the Things on My Wish List

I would sooooooooooo love to be at the world's first dulcimer festival!  Looks like it is going to be amazing!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Table Hill Music Camps in Daylesford, Victoria

I've been adding info, pictures, and links to the Table Hill Music Camps blog......and there are dulcimers everywhere here at Dulcimer Central in Daylesford!  It's beautiful!

Please read about what's up down-under by clicking this link to Table Hill Music Camps!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Adrian's Artwork @ Table Hill Music Camps in Daylesford, Victoria

Here are a few pictures I took of the guitar Adrian is using to turn into a sign for Table Hill Music Camps at Tasma House and Gardens in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.  Cool.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Table Hill Music Camps in Daylesford, Victoria

Today I am uploading pictures to facebook,, and the site while Adrian creates signs for Table Hill Music Camps.  We hope to open strumstick and dulcimer camps VERY SOON at Tasma House and Gardens in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.

It sure does feel good to be moving forward.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Back in the U.S. for Christmas

I am looking forward to seeing my daughter and the rest of my family during the holidays!  I have been in Australia and/or New Zealand since sometime in on a VERY limited budget......and have been able to find a reasonable airfare to take me back to Memphis for a week in December.  The airfares are so unpredictable!  I'm happy to have found this particular airfare that gives me a round-trip for less than $1,600!

Google Docs!

I'm learning about Google Docs.  Haven't needed to know this info before, but now I don't have any word processing software and might find it useful.

Testing a link to my first trial of Google doc-making.

Click here to see my first Google doc.

Friday, October 30, 2009

McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer for Sale in Memphis, Tennessee

I'm selling my McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer, because I am VERY short on cash. I'm in Australia, but the dulcimer is in Memphis. Thanks to my friend, Cindy Miller, I have these lovely pictures to show what the dulcimer looks like. I would love for someone to enjoy playing this instrument!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Steiglitz, Victoria, Australia

I played music and spent the night in a town called Steiglitz.....about an hour's drive from Daylesford.  I was told that Steiglitz is an old gold rush, ghost town, and now has about ten families living in its city limits.  My friends and I camped in the hay shed across from the Scotts Hotel, after we spent Saturday evening playing music on the veranda.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Radio Springs Hotel, Lyonville, Victoria, Australia -- Amazing Place

Adrian and I were playing our dulcimers recently at the Radio Springs Hotel near Daylesford, in Lyonville, Victoria, when a couple of amateur photographers asked us to allow them to take pictures.  We agreed and let the photographers direct us on where to sit.  Derrick Lee took this picture and a few others and said he would mail copies to Adrian.  I think it's pretty cool that Adrian actually received a couple of photos in the mail!  The original picture is not digital.....and I am 10,000 miles away from my trusty I took a picture of this picture to share the talent of Derrick Lee and to say thank you, publicly.  There's a photo exhibition going on nearby.  

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dulcimer Central is Looking Up!

I'm excited about this picture!  Today Adrian hung these dulcimers in the room I like to call "Dulcimer Central" at Tasma House and Gardens.  Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kookaburra at Tasma House & Gardens in Daylesford, Vic

It has taken a LONG time to get this critter captured with my camera while visiting Daylesford......but, I was finally successful!

Tasma House and Gardens
The Best Kept Secret in Daylesford

This week I've been helping Adrian Kosky with his blogs about Tasma House and Gardens.  As I tweak pages and look through the window above this desk, I see amazing beauty!  Here's a simple sample:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Blogged Up

For the past few years, I have been learning how to use blogs.  I have tried several different approaches to blogging. I'm new to "Blogger," and I am still learning.

Unfortunately, I have not learned much about how to use RSS.  So, I keep linking all my blogs to each other.  Today I'm using "Blogger" to blog about my collection of blogs.