About Grin-n-Barrett Cards:

The drawings for the cards began on sheets of music, doodled during Symphony rehearsals. Most of the pictures were of conductors or soloists, and they usually resembled animals – one conductor in particular seemed to always end up as a dog. Enthusiastic reaction from colleagues and even the staff librarians (who photocopied the drawings for posterity!) encouraged the production of still more drawings. Mix in the amazing powers of computer art programs and the whimsy of an eccentric artistic with a humorous imagination, and Grin-n-Barrett Cards was born.

 

 An early doodle from the late 1970‘s depicting the late Les Petrere, conducting the Nutcracker!

 

 

Taking advantage of an unusual break in the music: Best. Doodle. Ever. 

 About Paul Barrett:

Paul Barrett has been Principal Bassoonist with the Honolulu Symphony and Lecturer in Bassoon at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department since 1977. He studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Eastman School of Music and received  a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the  Cleveland Institute of Music. He also plays viola, Irish pennywhistle and conch shell (It’s true- he played the conch on the Symphony’s recording of “Haleakala!”) He is married to violinist Judy Barrett, Assistant Concertmaster of the Honolulu Symphony.