i've been feeling a little unmotivated lately. i think the cold weather is making me want to stay inside and be a bit lazy :P so i decided to make a list of a few creative goals that i hope will spark my fervor again, and maybe even come to fruition one of these days.
well... not this kind of record!
i've been working on a few new songs lately, and can't help but think about how awesome they'd sound fully recorded. i miss the thrill of hearing the music come to life in a proper arrangement. i miss slowly working towards a piece of art that is uniquely yourself and super personal.
it's such a privilege to be able to devote your time to a project like this. it takes a lot of time and effort for all involved... more than you'd think! but it is completely worth it.
this idea has been brewing in my brain for awhile! i've had a few different thoughts about what kind of e-book i want to write... possibly a collaboration, or maybe even just a set of videos and a pdf giving voice or songwriting lessons. there's another idea for a book that i've been slowly working on... but i think it still needs some time to develop :P
i think that's half my frustration with some of these ideas... having them, but not having a fully-formed plan, or resources to make them happen.
another thing i've been thinking about for awhile. first off, i wanted to make a merch line for my music stuff (t-shirts, tote bags, etc.), and having an etsy store or that. then i also had some thoughts about making some other fun, random stuff (hair barrettes, lip gloss, ...??) and also putting it on etsy. i've also always dreamed of setting up an online vintage store... just think of the possibilities!
i know, i keep saying this! truthfully, booking more shows has been one goal that i know has fallen through the cracks. maybe it's just because typically when you book shows it's usually a few months out, and i have all my balls up in the air right now. it's hard to think of where i'll be! that's just my lifestyle. i may need to drop everything and work 9-5 again.
then again, why live by "what if's?" you can't plan your future by what you think might or could happen.
you shouldn't avoid something just because you think it will be hard or scary.
♥ listen to my new record on bandcamp ♥