WANT TO COME HOME AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH ME?
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein
Want to come inside my home with me, Lionheart?
Part of creative living is being in the zone in all areas of your life. It's important that your home is a high-vibe place that gives you positive energy and makes you feel charged.
Today, I want to bring you into my large-scale art project of redoing my home and behind-the-scenes into my songwriting process in my home studio (video below).
I moved to a new place in May, and I add something to it every month. I'd put tons of energy into it right away if I could, but alas, I'm investing in music and programs. So... bit by bit.
This past weekend I started wallpapering my bathroom and it's turning into a tropical garden vibe with flamingos. I envision the process as one large-scale, practical, livable art project. I ran out of wallpaper, ordered more, and am finishing this weekend. Check out some of the process from the photos below.
This 'before' picture makes me shudder. It usually is nicer with flowers, a big mirror covering that interior window, nicer towels... but you get the idea. EESH. Interesting fact - behind that interior window is a dumbwaiter. I live in a 100+ year-old Victorian brownstone in Brooklyn. If these walls could talk, I wonder what went on here and who occupied this space...
I covered up the holes in the walls, whitewashed it, and painted the ceiling.
GETTING THERE! I want to hang some fun art up on these walls on top of the flamingos, change the overhead lighting and add some fun battery-powered lights around (there are no outlets in this reconverted bathroom - 100+ year-old house), add three mirrors back in, get new cabinets, and add fresh towels and mats, and add some plants! A fun little tropical jungle.
I'll finish the walls and countertop this weekend and keep you posted.
In other news... I've been working on my vocal production for my song Shoulda Never Letcha (formerly Apollo). I've been crafting lyrics, hooks, background vocals, ad libs...
The Transmute Accelerator for live performance starts next week. Yes, I've performed live with Ableton quite a bit before, but this is taking everything to the next level and I want to have new songs done so I can work them into the set.
Lionheart, I have a new behind-the-scenes video up on YouTube. Last Friday I was working on background vocals for my song Shoulda Never Letcha and I went live on Facebook and Instagram to bring you into the process.
I'm going live now every Friday at around 5:30pm EST, so come hang in the studio with me! You can join me on Facebook or Instagram. If you click 'follow,' you'll be notified when I'm live. I'd love to bounce ideas back and forth with you.
Mary Alouette (AKA Alarke) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter.
Throughout her 25-year professional career, Alouette has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, and Carnegie Hall to Fabrica Del Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in the Italian Alps.
Her music is an exciting, vibey, future-forward melt of pop, electronic, dance, and world music.