Hello Blog! I am sorry to have left you unattended for so long!
Since my last post, we’ve recorded two songs that we’ve been slowly but surely taking our time on. I didn’t expect us to take this much time, but I’m afraid I’ve spread myself so thin over too many other projects. Most of these are extra assignments at work, home improvements, a few family gatherings, and then those little ongoing obligatory chores.
And now, here I am. Almost an entire month later, with a couple of incomplete songs and a neglected blog! Which brings me to the point of this post.
I often meet musicians and artists who struggle to make time for their craft. (guilty here!) Months can turn into years that go by as creative endeavors sit on the side, waiting for attention. As the ideas keep collecting in our heads, our desire to see them develop into visible or audible form grows. It grows!
I’ve found that making time for music and art is easy if you define to yourself what it is that you really want to achieve. I must remember to ask myself, ‘Okay, what projects do you want to see through?!?!’
Then, before signing up for everything from here to the moon, and saying yes to every invitation and favor that is asked, I must remember to ask myself ‘Do you really have time for this? What does your creative idea, the one that is burning a hole in your brain and crying for attention, have to say about this?!?!’
Here is what my little idea guy has been like for the past month:
“Seriously? What about me? I’m not asking for much here. You’ve gotta at least give me something.”
“Ten minutes a day? You can’t spare at least ten minutes a day? C’mon.”
“If you had to feed and walk me, like a real pet, I’d be dead dude. Lets get going on this.”
Soooooo, It’s time to give that patient little guy ( or girl 🙂 ) some love!