Creative Process CD Update
Photo by Dee Gandhi
Well, I feel like I've been in a time warp tunnel!
Last June, 2012 I set out to record a CD of my written songs by the end of July, that turned into an indigo go campaign and a September goal, which extended to November, and now it's already the end of February and the CD is nearly finished.
It's certainly not as if I haven't been fully engaged with this recording since June. I have! It has been the main focus of my life these past months, while I also work to make some money and play the odd gig here and there and heal from a few physical set backs I've experienced over the past 2 months. Recording vocals with a cold is not the easiest thing, and then getting my last 2 wisdom teeth removed a couple weeks ago, well, that limited the singing for a bit as well.
I am also preparing for the inevitable CD launch and a joint tour with my mom's new Book in April. The time is rolling towards me at swift speeds.
But I am happy to report that the CD is for real nearly finished.
Slow and steady wins the race. This project could've been done much faster, if I was working full time with a producer, but my wonderful producer Sam Ryan only has a limited amount of time each week, about 8-12 hrs, so in between, I work on recording my vocals at home and having material ready for him to work on in the studio. He also does a wonderful job mixing and developing the music tracks!
I am doing my best to create a beautiful recording that I am proud of and feels and sounds professional and well done, while also retaining the energy, essence and integrity of my songs. I feel we are doing a god job, and 12 of the 13 songs are nearly finished.
I must now design the CD cover and then figure out how to get the word out there, and I'm sure that means staying more on top of the social media aspect of it! As well as reaching out in other ways!
Oh well, I'll be starting with a tour on Vancouver Island in mid April and organizing a CD release party in Vancouver in the next few months as well! I will keep you posted!
I've got a few events coming up as well. Mar 1, I'll be performing a solo improvised sound healing concert in Chilliwack, and have a few other events coming up (check out my events page.) Last year was amazing and I am looking forward to being back there!
Oh and I almost forgot! The title of the CD has not revealed itself to me as of yet!!
I am considering offering it up for ideas at this point, since the time is ticking and the name is still not clear to me yet. Any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks for your Support and Love,
Today, I begin to dive into building on this website, a new platform for sharing my music. and inspirations. I am grateful to Cora Flora for initiating something I can now swim inside and develop and watch grow! Many years i have struggled with how to market and what image to project and brand, when all I really want is something beautiful that represents the essence of me! However, the essence of me is a vast and dynamic thing, so i suppose the intention is to choose what I what to project from this site here to you! I am so grateful for the gifts that come to me in this life and the amazing power of attraction. The power to call in the perfect people and connections that resonate with my own frequencies! This life is a gift for us to co-create. And we can trust that the perfect situation will be brought to us to match where we are at and what we are ready for!
I am ready to dive in, step up and share in an ever expanding way! Being in Ottawa has allowed me the opportunity to be fully received for all the gifts and teachings that come through me. The more I step into my own leadership and offerings, the more supportive I feel to others wanting them to shine as well. It is only in the times that I am playing small within myself, allowing fear to take hold, limiting my natural expression, that feelings of jealousy, insecurity and petty ego arise.
It is helpful to remember this as it steers me in the direction of sharing my gifts and passions with others, knowing that as I am fully alive in life, it inspires others to shine too! So let's Shine baby shine!!
Blessings and Gratitude!