Freehand painting on a scrap piece of brown paper bag one Sunday. I miss painting eyes and weird abstract stuff and this little piece brought some life back in me to return to what I love. I feel swamped with the amount of music I have to mix between working full time and finding spare moments to paint creatively is impossible right now. Then I ask myself what the point in bothering with any of this is anymore. I’m nobody and will always be nobody. Facts. Despite this though, it would feel like a crime to not follow through on these ideas I’ve already spent so much time on. If I still believe it’s worth those moments of attention and stress to see them through, then I have to keep going. I’m structuring a plan to tackle the mixing and final edits with the time I have and will even take off a few days to make sure it’s done right if I run into problems. And I’m excited to be able to share it all too still. Yes, there are still things to look forward to.
I did not expect to see it through to 31 years marked today. This year has been impossible, but I’ve created art I am grateful to have finished and have even more works in progress to keep living for. Right now, 10 music albums is my goal. It’s been a month since I released #6 The Cruel Meanwhile. Please check it out if you need some background noise while working..lol / follow me on Bandcamp. I’m used to getting drowned out by the millions of others doing the same thing, but hey I’m still here, happy for the handful of souls who’ve not passed me by. Support in any sense doesn’t come my way easily. One day I hope to be worthy of it, but no matter what, my work won’t stop. https://allysonmarie.bandcamp.com/album/the-cruel-meanwhile
A digital variation of the plastic fabric piece I use for my arts and crafts. It’s become a piece all it’s own in years.
First single ‘The Expectation’ from the next album. My acoustic guitar and vocals.
This was written for my mother’s birthday, to her and about her. Rather than stick with piano, I made it a challenge in writing the song with my acoustic guitar. Bandcamp download link: Dear Vivian Jane
How about some guitar for a change? This song I wrote many years ago, re-recorded with voice and my nylon string guitar. Music is a huge help in these times and all others. So, so grateful to still be here to create and enjoy this amazing thing.
A freehand painting I did one afternoon.
Today is my birthday and for my 30th I wanted to release an album I know I challenged myself to write and could be proud of. I am not disappointed and feel at peace with the best work I’ve done so far.
Bandcamp Link : http://allysonmarie.bandcamp.com/album/fear-set-aflame
Spotify Link : https://open.spotify.com/album/0CrM0NrQpC3NSyd4AjpGhC
Amazon MP3 : https://smile.amazon.com/Fear-Set-Aflame-Allyson-Marie/dp/B07ZD9GNMH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Fear+Set+Aflame&qid=1572019427&sr=8-1
(and other major streaming services)
Messy pastel…But I love what it does.