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art work, mom life, mum life

Sweeter Now

I was planning to do the study in water colour pencils but in the end the oil pastels won out – the colours are so vibrant and tactile. It was so lovely working outside in the woods and the light changing under the leaf canopy gives a real sense or time passing.

The strangest thing though is writing about it afterwards….

Nobody: What’ve you been up to today Lou?
Me: Well, funny you should ask, I’ve been working on a Time Lapse study for Sweeter Now.
Nobody:…..
Me: it’s one of my songs
Nobody: ah, ok. What’s it about?
Me: Being a mum, loving being a mum. But also being a mum who sometimes sucks at being a mum
Nobody: shuffles awkwardly
Me: I didn’t write it for you.

😂😂😂😂

day off, Family time, mom life, mum life

Beach Day

Today’s been a beach day 🌞 went in the sea, built sand kingdoms, watched the tide come in and take them away – oh and I got burned 🥵 as I was a bit slapdash with the sun screen missing half my legs and entirely forgetting that the back of my top was MESH doh 🙄!

Back in the cool of the woods my burn is, well burning 🔥 so exiting these cool green time lapse videos have been quite soothing. I’ve been playing with the speed of the time lapse to play with the whole passing of time and I’m pretty pleased with the results so far 👍

As I have aphantasia I have no idea how things are going to turn out – just a feeling, a description rather than an image in my mind so I’m always as surprised as everyone else at the end result and that’s kinda cool I think.

Anyhoo I’m going to watch a bit of Breaking Bad before bed – love it when a program is better each time you watch it
❤️
🔥

kids workshop, recording

Found sound

It’s been a busy day! This morning my husband and I were with a group of yr6 students. We were getting them to create soundscapes with sounds from a mix of natural and man made objects.

The kids had not used BandLab before but took to it Luke sucks to water. I like BandLab over GarageBand as it’s accessible to people on both Apple and Android and so is more inclusive. They made some great recordings and put together some really interesting soundscapes . We were really impressed with their engagement and focus, as well as the soundscapes they created.

After a lovely coffee in the sun with my husband, followed by the school run I managed to get some recordings of our beaten up discovery for one of my new songs. And now? Off to teach yoga 🧘‍♀️ 🙏

paper art, paper cut, recording

Sunny days and paper cuts

It’s been a great day. I spent the afternoon with the lovely one showing her how to use BandLab and helping her make a soundscapes of her half term holiday. We had a ball!

Then, after bedtime I’ve been working on a paper cut self portrait for one of my songs. It’s not quite right yet but I’m please with the progress. And now I can see the paper cut I can see what needs to change.