I’ve been immersing myself in the idea of joy lately. This little clip from Desmond Tutu’s site reminded me right away and had me smiling ever since. How happy does it make you to see these two sweet old men sharing … Continue reading
This one is a long one – buckle up! How Are You Doing? It’s been common practice to list the “10 things you never say to the grieving/ill/surviving” …fill the in the struggle. It’s hit an off chord for … Continue reading
I’ve been a slacker about posting lately but I have the best excuse! I’ve been busy with music lately. I’ve been lucky enough to sing my heart out on stage at least one time every week in the month of July! Music … Continue reading
I was hoping to build a big beautiful story to introduce this piece of music but today brief feels best. So, I will just fill you on a few things. This song was written about my husband and I. He and I … Continue reading
For a while now, I’ve had a painting/multi-media project planned and I’m using this blog to hold me to it. Well, I’m sure in some way I will get it done but I’m not sure to what degree. I want to take boxes about 6″x6″x 2.5″. Each one will represent a different sentiment about this whole cancer experience with my buddy. I have so much to say and express about it that I feel like I could fill up a whole wall! I have a ton of songs as well so I’d like some of these boxes to be interactive and play music. The places I’m getting hung up on are: 1. Finding the boxes I want because I’m cheap and don’t want to spend much and 2. Figuring out how to make the music box idea work. I have a million ideas for imagery of each box. Some I feel like I may tweak but just today I had another brainstorm. One of the boxes could be as if it was unwrapping and as you peer through the opening you see a person screaming. Intense, a little scary and hopefully a little funny. That’s how I want the whole wall to feel.
I want to do this for a couple of reasons. First of all, I heal best when I create and secondly I would love to take all the emotions of the last year and say goodbye to them. Of course I will always have these memories but I want letting go to literally happen with these pieces after I’ve finished.