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Melodic

Expect less frequent posts than in the summer on this blog. Fall semester has started and so I’m burdened with homework again, but thankfully my program allows me to be creative in many ways as well. If anything applies to my blog, I’l try to post that here but otherwise expect less posts in general.

I do want to get back to working on my music. I went to a great concert during the week and going to a show always inspires me to work harder on my music. I’ve always been more of a lyric writer who just enjoyed putting simple chords to some words. The words were the focus, but I want to change that now. I want to focus more on the music and make something more melodic and interesting. So that’s going to be my focus for the next little while. If I make anything, I’ll post it here.

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I’m Not Creepy, I’m Just Different

I’ve been watching a lot of Ray Narvaez Jr’s (BrownMan on Twitch and YouTube) streams,  including his Stardew Valley videos so I decided to draw his character from the Stardew Valley series, W33DG0D!!!

One of my favourite shows as a kid was Teen Titans so I felt like drawing Raven from the show.

I really love Greek mythology so I decided to do something vaguely in the spirit of the birth of Venus/Aphrodite. I might touch this one up a bit more, specifically shading on the shell, so I’ll update if I change that.

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Planning For Creativity (Or At Least Trying)

I’ve been trying to gear up to do some more writing and songwriting once I finish my calculus exam, such as prepping my ideas and getting what I want to work on in order so that I can just work and write once I’m done. I’m getting some chords chosen for my songs so that I can choose instruments and drum beats for my songs, and I’m getting plot arcs in order for my writings. I’ve been a little dispassionate about my ideas lately, however.

I had such high hopes and I feel like my songs aren’t coming together the way I wanted. I wanted to make something different, but it feels so same old so far. Maybe once I get recording and I start playing around, it’ll find itself shifting to something more interesting. One can only hope.

I’m also going away in two weeks, so maybe I’ll even get some writing done while I’m away. I’m going away with my mom and both of us are writers, so maybe we’ll have some good late night writing sessions during those couple days. We’ll just have to see.

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Don’t Leave Me Dry

I sang in front of people the other day! I was nervous and forgot to record the first song I sang, which was Valerie as sung by Amy Winehouse, but I also performed High and Dry by Radiohead and did remember to press record on that one, so here’s me singing that!

I’d like to start doing open mics once in a while, perhaps. We’ll see. I’ve written a couple of new songs, and one of them is okay but I’m really proud of the other one so far. I think it’s going in a good direction, so maybe I could take that one for a spin in front of an audience some time. Anyways, that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Sorry if posts are slowing down, I’m doing Calculus in college this semester and math isn’t my strong suit so it’s stealing a lot of extra time and attention from me, as well as the fact that I’m trying to maintain at least a small amount of a social life. I’m also getting ready to transfer to a new University in September so I’ve got stuff going on there too, but I’ll try to make time to draw and paint in between that. I’m not as worried about music, songwriting is something that comes so naturally to me, I just do it so I never really fall behind. It’s harder to not sing and write songs quite honestly, haha! My writing is taking a bit of a backseat while I do some more reading to kind of study and brush up my writing skills, but I’m still writing here and there. I’ve started an Instagram account for this blog as well, so if you wanna see my art and music on the go, it can be found @a_melancholics_muses .

Thanks for reading and checking out my blog!