Two of my favourite things… gigs are reminders of fab times, and lyrics are there as reminders of fab times but also to cheer me up in bad times. So, I decided to make a gigs and lyrics book for my great friend Jane, as she was my gig buddy when we were living up North, and we were regulars at Manchester Academy. We often text each other song lyrics in times of need, but also when musical moments and memories come to us. Making this book reminds me of how important music is in my life, and it is also one of the reasons I fell in love with my husband as his music and DJing are his passion. Above are a few of my fave pages, and fave bands… I may not see another REM tour but at least I got to share the last one with Jane, and here’s to many more!
Now we’ve returned back to London it’s time to get into a routine and back to being creative as much to distract from the pain as the fact that I can’t sit and do nothing. I had my first physio session of the year this morning, which wasn’t as bad as I was expecting and it’s good to know that some of the pain/problems are nothing out of the ordinary and just because I’m not weight bearing yet not to mention the 2 major operations in the past 4 years.
But, now back from physio I’m struggling to decide which creative project to do first. This led me onto thinking about what inspires me to do my various projects, and one of the most important things seems to be the music I am listening to at the time, which not only helps me get into my zone but also creates different moods for me to design to. What is your fave music for creative inspiration? My top three of the moment are Adele, Counting Crows and REM (that goes without saying.)
On that note, I’m off to do some drawing, sewing or brainstorming depending on my music of choice.