Thursday, January 04, 2007

Stuck in the 90's

Happy New Year everyone!...yes, I know it is quite a bit overdue. But, hey, better than never, right? I have to admit, I am still in quite a rut as far as my creative activity is going. I wish I could say that Christmas was the rejuvenating break that I was expecting...Unfortunately a long plane ride to Toronto brought a dreaded cold and more exhaustion. Gotta love recycled air! It was wonderful to see the family and I did get a ton of rest while I was home. Even my Dad was concerned with the amount of time I spent crashed on the couch. So, here we are back on the west coast awaiting yet another wind storm and I feel like the break was some sort of dream and here I am back at life. I do believe I need to pick up the Artist's Way again and get a kick in my creative pants. This is getting ridiculous.
But before I dig that out again, I'd like to share with you one of my Christmas gifts. My ever so thoughtful brother and his wife were kind enough to buy me this Natalie Merchant CD which has been on my amazon wish list for about 4 years now. Don't ask me why I didn't ever just pick it up myself, I have no idea...perhaps it's because I get music amnesia every time I walk into a CD store. But I was so excited when I opened this gift because it brings back sooo many memories. My first apartment, roomates, college papers, art projects and all those years of dating Mr. Hubby. Yes, reliving the late 90's all over again :) This is the part of my life I like to remember. Forget high school, it was awkward, painful and filled with horrible decisions. But leaving home and embarking on a new beginning, new friends, and of course, no money. Sigh. Those were the days. So, off I go to listen to it again. Have you all heard of this CD? I think I am a bit stuck in the 90's , but it really is one of my faves.


cruststation said...

Welcome back! Sorry you didn't get enough rest over the holidays but hopefully listening to music from the 90s will rejuvenate your artistic self? Missing your illustrations...

Ken Dyck said...

I'm glad you like the CD. I really had no idea that you would like so much. So don't call me thoughtful. ;)

Amazon wishlists are great!

BTW, I'm just listening to the Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie CD you got me for the first time. It's great! Thanks.

Harry Tournemille said...

Not sure how to feel about Natalie Merchant making you think of me (chortle). I do empathize deeply with your nostalgia though. I'm like that with certain films, and plenty of music from the 90's...just a tad different from yours.

flossy-p said...

Hey that CD does bring back lots of memories. I don't think I ever actually owned it, but a flatmate of mine did during uni years and we listened to it lots!

Happy New Year. I hope you ride out of your rut soon, and with a new bounty of creative enthusiasm!

(I just read the chapter in the Artsts Way about how to cope with blocks when they occur. The advice was keep at it, keep writing morning pages even if you have nothing to write "turn up to the page". Stay in there it'll pass soon enough. Good luck.)