November Notes

Hello Fellow Creatives!! (you are and deep down inside you know it)

Here we are in the midst of the season of gratitude and mindfulness of blessings, I try to carry that feeling with me all the time, in honor of and consideration of how short life can be and how we need to appreciate every moment.

The big news on my mind today is this launching of my new Patreon site.  I have been creating various aspects of that site and figuring out ways to improve my presentation and ways to use the site.   It has turned out to be quite creatively compelling in and of itself!  I am almost ready to launch and very excited but I have a couple other things to finish up after I get this post sent, the plan is to get it out by noon.

My ever-active mind theater has been playing scenes of pottery ideas to me, with no time to work on them.  So I am documenting them in my long lists of ‘ideas to work on later’.  This happens a lot, the stuff piled around in my studio that looks like ‘mess’ is often a treasure trove of “OH YAH I wanted to TRY this!” when I finally get to sorting through it.  One of my favorite things about working in clay are the endless possibilities.  If my Patreon site gains contributions to my efforts, I will be putting a portion of it towards improvements in the studio  for my own work and class offerings for others to try their ideas too!

I have made good progress on my self-recording, getting much closer to something that sounds finished and feeling less frustrated, it is time consuming but compelling.  Tonight I return to Steampunk Audio Studio to mix down the stuff I recorded this past spring and talk about some future recording.  This EP may materialize yet!!  I have plenty of motivation and material, now to find the time…hopefully Patreon can help some with that by supplementing the never-ending overhead of life.

I will be sending out a Patreon launching email later on today, stay tuned and please visit it when it arrives and leave me feedback either there or here so I can improve it!!!  If you have not go to the left side of this screen and sign up for this blog so I can reach 100, I am ONE AWAY at this writing.   When that happens I will be emailing a free mp3 to the first 100 subscribers and thank you in advance!!!  I love every one of you and am so grateful for just the eyeballs reading this email and the companionship, friendship and feedback you have given me already.

Breathe, Smile , Enjoy, Live Good and Kind <3

Until the next creative connection-


November Noise

Hello Creative Creatures!!

Here it is already past halfway through this month and coming up on the New Year!  I know…shhhh too soon!!

Holiday season brings many wonderful blessings, family gatherings, gifting, gratitude wonderful stuff!!  Desert Dragon Pottery has a Holiday Studio Open House we are planning and this year we hope to have an additional pottery/art sale and a yard sale trying to clear out and share our gifts with the world!

I have been making good progress on my recording, learning a lot from my class with Katie Heath

In fact, I was the lucky winner of a contest she held, and I won a $100 gift card to Sweetwater Music!!  I am still daydreaming about what I need, could be a mic-stand or a tablet holder, maybe some orchestra bell mallets, to shop!!

I made a big decision this past week, spurred on by a few  events that happened in my life that seemed to point me in a certain direction.  I am pursuing a “Patreon” account, which is explained at this link-

In setting up that account, I have done some great soul searching and brain storming and am working on a few aspects of the site that will be tailored to my Patreonic duty (haha).  I hope you will visit it , target date is November 30 to launch!