3 January 2016

The Laughing Heart

January 3rd, 2016|Inspiration Station, News|

My mission for 2016!

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The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

— Charles Bukowski

25 December 2013

Everyday Music Project

December 25th, 2013|Inspiration Station, News|

Sending you lots of love to you and yours this Christmas. May you feel the warmth of the season the whole year through and may peace, joy, love, and hope surround you now and always.

1000 songs,1000 acts,1000 days.  What began as a video musicology experiment has morphed into a spiritual journey (the music is my guide).  Check out more about Rod Matheson’s amazing project!  Go here.

29 October 2013

Creativity is So Curious

October 29th, 2013|Inspiration Station, News|

63Since the beginning of Fall I’ve been dreaming, scheming and planning a personal musical project and fine tuning it’s execution. It feels scary, exciting and big all at once. I’m in major writing mode which means, not a lot of writing is happening! Ha! Well….. there is not as much writing happening as I would like there to be. In an ideal world I would spend at least 2 hours a day working on tunes and flushing out ideas etc… Respectable, attainable, reasonable goal right? Somehow, in “DawnLand”, this goal really means that I only sit down to write for 3-4 hours a week or I write on the go and get little snippets here and there. The main problem seems to be getting my butt to the piano. I often wonder why this is so hard? It’s the same as taking forever to put on your shoes and get out the door to go for a run/walk or to the gym. I know that it will be good for me, I will like it and feel divine once I’m on a roll, but still just that one step feels so impossible sometimes. So very curious. While I may not be sitting at the piano as much as I would like to be just yet,  I do notice that my brain is constantly busy analyzing songs and thinking about songwriting and that I’m craving other creative outlets. I clean, knit, make soup, give myself a manicure, cook, read, plant flowers, play my ukelele, drink tea, eat chocolate…. sometimes it feels like procrastination, but experience has taught me that this is all part of the process. I’m priming my creative pumps, so to speak. I’m preparing to kick it into high gear and that means that my eyes, ears, heart and musical mind need to be open and alert. I think by staying creative and playful in all sort of ways will help that. There is also something else that helps my creativity…… a deadline. Something about the threat of a due date that is terrifyingly awesome! So, over these next few weeks, I’ve set myself some smaller goals and checkpoints, such as booking writing sessions with other people, doing free form writing in the mornings, including unfinished songs in set lists for upcoming gigs….. I really have learned to notice my habits and work with them instead of against them. It’s been a such a gift and has deepend my faith in myself and my abilities and in the creative process. I just trust and know that songs will emerge and have faith that everything will come together as they were meant to be. Now, more than ever the stars have aligned and the Universe is blessing me with an abundance of affirmations and all sorts of support.  Just heaps and heaps of it. I am really grateful and know that I’m on the right track.

So, here’s to creativity and its impish ways. Time to get to that piano, but first I should make a few muffins 😉

This is kinda interesting too….