Also, needing new website shots and photos for marketing my shows, I planned it all for the same day, why not multitask?!
So, I got my money’s worth as far as my hair (Meaghan Carr) and make up (Holly Decker) and I asked a friend of mine if I could use her baby grand piano and ended up using her entire house for my photo shoot as well! It was all beautifully orchestrated coming together very smoothly.
I had one of my photographers (Erin Crooks) there, the crew (Tara Yolan Productions) to shoot the LIVE music video, Laura Tastad on piano and of course, Dr. Carman Rabuka, Plant S Nominated Saskatoon’s ‘Best Dentist’ and Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Cellist all joining me – it was an afternoon of magic – Dream Team.
Pure, raw magic. The sun was pouring in, the house was so lovely, the hosts were so kind and gracious, and everyone there was truly in the moment.
As I’m evolving and learning more about life and myself, I’m starting to detach more from the actual outcome and just enjoy and be exactly where I am in the current moment. A great question Spiritual Teacher Eckhart Tolle asks:
Brilliant question to bring yourself into the NOW. I don’t know about you, but my mind tends to wander to the past and then worry about the future. When I do this, I am missing what is exactly in front of me. It’s interesting once you start ‘noticing the mind.’
So, nothing ended up ‘perfect’ – whatever ‘perfect’ is. But the video, it was perfectly imperfect, just like everything else in my life.
We didn’t have a whole lot of time for the shoot as everybody had other jobs and commitments, and in one of the songs my microphone is rubbing on my new dress (Sandbox in the City), but it didn’t matter because in the end it was exactly what it needed to be for me.
I felt the freedom of expression, the feeling of collaboration and community, being ALIVE and feeling the music, resonating in the low, earthy strings of the cello, and loving the friendship, tears and emotions that were felt throughout the few hours.
I feel so honoured to share it with you. I am listening to my heart more often…we’ll all be ‘dust in the wind’ before we know it.
I am grateful that I choose to create, to perform, and to express myself. In that, I am healing and sharing my love and passion with you.
My husband jokes that I must have a ‘best before date’ and he’s wondering how long I’m going to keep doing this. We’ve been together 12 years now…as far as I can see I will do this as long as I am living.
I hope you enjoy my new music, if you don’t, just let me know and I’ll take you off my email list…wouldn’t want to torture anyone now would I?!
6 weeks until Christmas – let’s get into the spirit starting now!♥️