Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Getting Back To Work

I'm feeling better, and although I have a lot of catching up to do in my regular work and home life, I am getting back to writing and, in fits and starts, songwriting.

The songwriting feels like it hit a brick wall, and rather then continuing to run into it, I've decided to take a break from the songs I was working on and try some of my other ideas. Next week I may even try another one-day-song.

I'm also editing a video that my wife and I shot of (mostly) her making "putz" houses, little paper houses for Christmas decorations. They were a lot of fun to make, and I think anyone with a love of crafts, or kids who love crafts, will enjoy the process.

That's enough to keep me busy for now, and with any luck you'll start seeing the results of my efforts by mid-April. Hope you'll come have a look.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Health Break

I'm having some minor health problems, which have slowed down my creative work these past couple of weeks. Nothing terribly serious, but painful and tiring enough to be very distracting. I did manage to post another song, When the Kids Are Gone:

I've been writing when I can, but it's a bit hard to concentrate. I expect I'll be back to my normal self soon, and I have lots of things I'm anxious to get to. Songs, and stories, and some movie-making, I hope.

I'm also working on two projects with my wife, one involving dollhouse miniatures, and the other our adventures in working our way toward our retirement, not so far in the future, when the kids are, in fact, gone, and we are ready to scale down our living space so that we can spend less time looking after and paying for a house, and more time on our art.

As those develop, I'll link to them here. Not quite in the same vein as my songs and stories, but still, I hope, very interesting.

Stay tuned.