If you're here to read this blog, first off hellooooo! Thanks for poppin by. This is my first post on a blog that I've always wanted to have and now with finally having a legit website for my art, I'm so excited to start posting here. Writing is the art form that I fell in love with way back in high school, at that age when I had so many feelings that I didn't know what to do with other than put them down on paper (def went through an emo poet phase lol). Fortunately or unfortunately, I still have a lot of feelings, thoughts, and musings about art, life, and as I navigate my 20's, which at 24 I've decided may in fact be harder than high school haha and girlfriend still loves documenting as much as that 14 year old sitting on her bedroom floor with the composition notebook.
Continuing on this theme, 14 year old me also had recently discovered how to burn CD's of itunes playlists and gave people mix tapes for literally every special occasion until the iphone pretty much murdered CD's :// But I thought it would be appropriate to ease you into my blog, sweet precious angel reader (and future Kendall when I come back and read this a year from now and inevitably hate myself) and give you one of my infamous mix tapes haha
At least for me, the way the arts can work together is a large part of what is so therapeutic and so spiritual about them, and in my opinion, the more senses you're using, the more the experience will be enhanced. It's the reason that a live outdoor concert, where you can smell and feel the sweet night's breeze or even the patter of rain on your face, is better than an indoor one or better than listening over a stereo. It's the reason that hearing a story over the crackle of a fire in the woods is more likely to make the hair on your arms stand up. Personally, these experiences are the ones that stand out to me the most in life, and when I'm creating art, I want it to be an experience, a process, too. That's the magic of it and why we create as humans right? Some of what I think are my best pieces or at least mean the most to me, are the ones that I created in that magical mental and spiritual place.
So my environment plays a huge role in that, not just in how it's lit, or decorated, or how it's organized, but also in what's happening in the background and I’ve found that music is really important and useful to me with that. I'm not just using my hands and my eyes, I'm also then using my ear to provide me a rhythm in my brushstrokes and create the right mood for my work. Part of why I can't wait to have my own studio in our new place in just a few weeks-- so Alec can play violent video games and watch loud shows if he's home while I'm working without me acting like a deranged, frustrated lunatic haha.
Anyway, I hope you like this playlist and maybe find it useful and enjoyable in whatever it is that you create. There’s a really wide mix of genres and artists, some of it’s new, some is old, and some days I may skip one song or replay another over and over, but really they’re all my favorites right now :)