So I haven’t really been putting out work that much lately and thought that I’d explain a bit about it as well as inform you some of what’s been going on in my life.
A few things have been happening. My grandfather dying and the subsequent “going through his house and dealing with family” stuff had been taking up a lot of my time. And when I got back from NYC my day job, which consists of writing press releases, contacting members of the press and handling social media for various music artists, went in to overdrive with an album launch, tour launch, music video launch, television appearances, meet-and-greets and any upcoming promotions in between. My days have never been filled with more chaos and demands, all of which I can handle fine, but leave me rather uninspired to go out at the end of the day.
On top of that I’ve been using my evenings to focus on feeling like me again. Usually this is in the form of Ukulele Jams in Corktown and boxing lessons at Toronto Newsgirls. And Jesus, The Thirsty Wench. That…kind of blew up with success on me. More time than is prudent has been spent thinking of ways to expand it more as well as try and come across so I’m seen as someone who loves the craft and history of beer (which I am) and not as an alcoholic who will drink at any opportunity (which, you guessed it, I’m not)
Are they excuses for not doing so much with my personal art? Yep. Are they reasons? No. And if they are, they aren’t very good ones in my opinion. Rest assured that things will be picking up soon. In the coming months I’m planning for more collaborations and experiments. I’m also sketching ideas for a sekret studio shoot some time in the future. And yes, more NYC and other current pictures I’ve been stashing away will come out to play. I promise. Not just to you, but to myself.
And to seal the deal and celebrate the 4th of July, here’s a typical American.