I'm sitting in my favourite cafe with my favourite drinks ~ cappuccino & soda water ~ reflecting on the week & how best to approach the next month of this 2020 year. This week I spent the mornings focusing on music & wrote a handful of new guitar songs. Lots of ideas to work with. My next guitar album has very different content to the songs on E@D. It's more empowered, to state it clearly, its more free. Less about love and more about the fight & also the fight beyond the fight ~ if you catch me on that ... ;) I'm excited about the new season. Spring is fully showing herself with streets full of blooming cherry blossoms & lots of little budding colors in the earth. It makes me feel alive ~ in a way the winter puts something in me to sleep & inside of myself. I spend a lot of time in winter reflecting & focusing on my art practice. I take the opportunity to not be very present in the city. Now with spring & summer I'm submitting festival applications, putting my name in for volunteer & work opportunities & looking at spots to show my paintings. Fully emerging with those colors. Aha, what else can be done? resist ? ;P I'm focusing my art practice on quick movements of bold colors, multiple canvases , just cycling through them with no fear. I'm liking it, its a nice balance of chaos & contrast & clarity ~ clarity of decision making. & so the waves crash today & so the sun beams & so i sit and am blessed to drink a coffee with peace around me.
Here I am, it's a stunning day in Victoria, the sun is out, it's Saturday, I can hear the birds chirping, this city is honestly... paradise. Im lucky to live here, I know I am privileged to be on this land at all and I try to focus on gratitude every day so that I cherish it. The water, the trees, the beaches, the earth. I would like to be in the sun but I am determined to sit and work a bit on this website and get some words down. This week I wrote in the mornings, lyrics and melodies for my new record. I'm hoping to get the songs done in the next few months so that I can record late spring. The songs are different than my first album, there will be more instruments and a celtic anthemic vibe. I'm trying to keep a consistent morning writing practice so that the songs get done, and it's a whole new instrument (piano) so there is lots to learn! I also got in the studio this week, I'm working on a new sculpture, larger then I've built before. It's made of natural materials I've been gathering from curbsides and piles around the city. I'm planning to show it in the city centre. Anyways, the sun is out so I best keep working so I can get to the beach soon :)
'So Much Love Today' is a song on my first album Epiphanies At Dawn