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Radio Waves

August 12, 2009

Usually when I am working in the studio I listen to Coast to Coast Radio  through Streamlink (more on that later). Lately though I’ve been tuning into 70’s new wave music through iTunes. My favorite so far is Radio Nigel but Woxy is pretty good as well. I am finding it so inspiring. It brings me back to a time in my life when  I was so creative and despite working 9-5 at an art supply store I seemed to be painting all the time. It was a time where all I had ahead of me were possibilities. I’ve been free-lancing now for nearly 20 years and I always thought that a flexible schedule would allow me endless time to devote on my painting. However doing design and illustration for a living tends to be all consuming and so often I find I am just  too creatively spent at the end of a day to begin to work on my own ideas. Listening to this music has reminded me of the person I was when I first moved to NY and has inspired me to keep that thread of ideas going. I’ve even been keeping a wall (or rather closet door) of ideas and sketches right here in my studio so I am looking at them all the time. 







4 Comments leave one →
  1. swoosie permalink
    October 23, 2009 9:35 pm

    I love the pumpkin heads! Do you have an etsy shop?

    • October 23, 2009 11:07 pm

      Hi Swoosie. Thanks for your interest in the Pumpkin Men, I have a ton of new ones I want to do and it is so nice to get some encouragement! No I don’t have an etsy shop yet but I am thinking of opening one and putting up some paintings as notecards. You can see more of my work on my website I am up-dating it this weekend as my Pumpkin Men aren’t up yet. I’ll keep you posted if you like.

  2. Gloria permalink
    October 28, 2009 4:59 pm

    I love that we can always reclaim the earlier artistically inspired side of ourselves, which is somewhat challenging perhaps to merge with our more mature, working selves, but nonetheless essential in fulfilling our creative passion.

  3. November 14, 2009 12:47 pm

    Hey, keep at it with the paintings – as i so enjoy my one on a daily basis! Scotland must beckon to you soon for inspiration (highland cows are good)!

    love this site – and the pumpkin men… and keep with the groovy music

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