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Day 7 of 46: 1 song down!

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Woah. 4 solid days of work in the studio evidently equals 1 almost complete song. Phew! It's fun, but I need a nap

Although I probably need a nap more from all the shoveling of snow than the songwriting. Ha! (That snow is heavy once it starts melting!)

The Birth of a Song

The first day of writing this particular song I was suuuuper aware of the 'infant stage' of the songwriting process. It was clear to me that previously I'd allowed songs to "die" because I wasn't protecting...

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Day 3 of 46: I'm ready for bed.

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My new music studio: it  does  have a window, but you can't tell because there's a huge WALL OF SNOW outside.

I'm pooped. and I can't tell if it's because I arrived totally and utterly exhausted. (I most certainly did.) or if it's because the adjustment to new community, environment, climate change, wardrobe alterations, and daily schedule have drained me.

Today felt really really really good. I finally was able to wrap my beast-of-a-keyboard up in a big blanket and...

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I'm here! I made it through the snow storm!

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and look how gorgeous it is!

the view from the porch of the River House at the Grunewald guild, my place of residence for the next 6 weeks.

This morning I found myself writing the following...

"A lot of the furniture has been here for awhile, I can tell. It’s all kinda wonderful to think about. I am here because so many people helped me. They supported me and gifted me the tools I needed. and here I am. Sitting on a couch that someone donated, under a blanket that a previous artist...

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Countdown to Leavenworth: 12 days

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"You're so lucky!"

When I tell someone I'm a professional musician, I frequently get the "Wow. You're so lucky you get to pay your bills doing what you love" response. And though I agree, I also get a little sad that not everyone believes they too can live their life doing what they love. 

On a related note, when I tell a fellow musician about my artist residency I get the same response... "You're so lucky - to spend 6 uninterrupted weeks making music!" But it equally saddens...

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2014 Grünewald Guild Artist Residency

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I'm soooo happy to announce that I've been awarded an Artist Residency by the Grünewald Guild in Leavenworth, WA!

March 1st through April 15th

I get to spend 6-weeks of this spring tucked away in the mountains practicing, honing my craft, and writing new music. I'm really looking forward to all the artsy juiciness that will come from my time with the lovely folks at the Guild. 

The Grünewald Guild

The Grünewald Guild is an ecumenical Christian...

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