After many months of hard work, the Quiet Years is finally on its way to meet you! The digital release is scheduled for November 3rd, which is only 2 short weeks away. In the meantime, here's a picture of my progress on the CD wallets. I'm really enjoying incorporating painting and drawing into my project. I think I'm going to keep going with this, although I'm not exactly sure what forms it will take in the future. Lately I've been exploding with creative energy - all I want to do is paint and write and paint and sing and draw and knit and write but I only have two-ish hours per day to do any of those things. My plan at this time is to just keep cramming art into my days and hope like hell that someday I start making some money off it so I can quit my job (#dreambig).
Another piece of excellent news: I'm returning to the stage on November 30th, this time in Kingston ON. My close friend Terry Young, brains and brawn behind Kingston's YGK Productions, has invited me to share the stage with Megan Hamilton, Joey McWilliams and Patrick Krief (former guitarist of Montreal's The Dears). I'm really looking forward to changing gears, getting back out into the world to play some shows and to share this album with folks. It has been a long, beautiful summer, filled with birthday parties, afternoons in the park, play dates, cupcakes, visits to grandmas and great-grandmas and don't forget studio time, arts and crafts, and a full-time job... but now it's time to get back to another very important thing: coming to see you, to sing to you and tell you stories. I really glad that my first show back will be on my home turf, with my friends around me and sharing the stage with some amazing talent. Krief in particular is somebody whose work I have admired for years.
So please come see me! Here are the details for the concert. If you prefer to hold things in your hands, I will have copies of the Quiet Years with me on Nov. 30th. If you're more of a digital person, pass by iTunes on Nov. 3rd to get your copy.