UPDATE 1 July 2020: Bluprint classes have been acquired by TN Marketing, which is an online platform for video classes. The announcement indicates that students will retain access to their classes.
This week I had my first fiddle lesson. And it was amazing. (The lesson was amazing; the sounds I am producing on the violin are not amazing.)
This whole musical adventure has me thinking about craft, and how my desire to play folk music rather than classical is completely in line with my fascination with craft â€“ these are techniques and skills passed on from person to person over generations.
I had seven minutes of relative quiet for recording, and I tried to make the most of it. Featuring: me, playing the violin, very badly. (And some crochet for challenging times.)
Wherein I learn to play Happy Birthday on the ukulele for a tuba duet and rekindle my commitment to dismantle the patriarchy. There’s… no good description for this one. You’re gonna have to hear it for yourself.
We’re gonna be in this for a long while, dear listeners. We’ll be experiencing waves of grief over a long time. So it’s time to focus on tiny joys, and on how our creativity can help us create some of those joys for ourselves. Have a listen! Plus: Be a part of next week’s call-in show!
When time is all screwed up, and when we may feel inclined to think we have way more of it on our hands than we actually do, does the challenge of fitting in creative projects go away? It sure doesn’t. Have a listen.
We’re nine days into self-quarantine because the last person we saw before going into self-isolation last Monday called a few days later to tell us he’d been exposed. On the podcast: some things that are bringing me joy in isolation, plus how our online community is here to help you stay socially and creatively connected.
Dr. Erin Griffiths on brain chemistry and how making things makes us feel better; how we need to be creative in more than what we make right now, but also in how we decide to live and stay connected; and about what to do if we’re feeling so overwhelmed that we feel we can’t do or make much of anything.
An exploration of how our creative hobbies and interests can help to keep us grounded during times of uncertainty.
I tried so many creative challenges and failed at every single one. In this week’s podcast, hear about what I changed in my approach that finally led me not only to succeed at finishing a challenge, but […]