Well, it’s been nearly six months of “no studio” status - profoundly affecting my general outlook on life and definitely impacting my creative output. Relocating the teenagers and myself to my partner’s home was never going to be an easy or simple task, so the December 30th flooding of the house that rendered the allocated studio space, master bedroom, ensuite and laundry uninhabitable certainly added a few more layers of complexity that none of us could possibly have prepared for.
But we are somehow nearly there and beginning with the studio, finally commence putting all our plans into action - only then will we really have any idea of how this “tree-change” has worked. It is when faced with unimaginable hurdles that dealing with the other elements in our lives becomes exaggerated and amplified. I am the first to put up my hand and state I’ve not dealt with it very elegantly at times and sitting in the studio space for the first “listen” last night was profoundly confronting.
So here’s a very sincere message to those I dearly love. Those closest to me who have literally put up with me during this studio-hiatus and soul-searching period. The same people who actually feed my heart and soul with the very reasons I have to create - you are each my muse and my sustenance. To each of you, for all you’ve done for me over the last six months… THANK YOU.
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