Saturday, July 9, 2011

cheers to a self-congragulatory websphere

Dear Friends! 
I'm going to make a very short and hopefully sweet post for you, but there are more exciting things to come very soon. There have been many happenings in my life over the past 6 months, that would be far too complicated and time consuming to write about. They are currently being expressed through 3 major (or minor depending on the day) projects I'm working on right now. They are as follows:

I've set several goals for myself. I have a deadline. This is probably the least exciting to you of the three "majors", but trust that it is monumental for me. Dealing with issues in mustering enough emotional and creative dexterity to actually start and finish a project has been my life as an artist thus far. I'm sure some of you can relate.

Next, I've become a beginner jazz music enthusiast. I found this book to get my feet a little wet. And of course the musical genius of my husband is always there to fall back on. I've already gotten about 40 records in mind that are going on every birthday and Christmas wish list for the next few years.

Lastly, but most certainly not least, I've been learning bass guitar. I have high hopes to also learn the upright bass and get into some jazz. I have blisters and I refuse to practice a lot of the time. But for some reason, I love it and its aloud me plenty of opportunity to collaborate with my husband and other musician friends. 
One of which is Hunter Stewart, whom just a few minutes ago put the finishing touches on his bandcamp webiste so that everyone can listen to the 5 songs that were just recorded in my living room over the past 2 weeks. I highly recommend checking out this music. The songs are beautiful, the sound is magical, and the artist is my dear friend. 

Here is his website with a free album download!

I also did a few sketches for the track/album art work. 

You all are lovely! Go make some art and I'll see you back here real soon.