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Messy Messy World

I create mess. In fact, it's possible the biggest talent i have. That's how good i am at it. I don't like mess. I don't like living with it, seeing it, or negotiating my way around it, but i'm surrounded by it.

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Searching for the Muse

There are times when inspiration abounds, when I find magic all around me, in the smallest things. But then there are times of emptiness, times where there seems to be nothing but a vacuum or a dark void. I get lost in it's vastness, the depth that seems to never end.

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The Labour of Love

I love it when I'm "in the zone" in the recording studio, when the music just seems to come out of me from nowhere, and when something from that moment hits a kind of sweet spot. I love that feeling of synchronicity, even if some of the bits are a bit rough, a few notes pretty jarring, and some of the playing sounded a lot better to me when I was actually playing it.

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Fiddly and the Dilly-Dally

Creating something can be a fiddly business. It can be extremely time-consuming and laborious. This isn't to say that it's not enjoyable, but it can be a painstakingly looooong process, full of yes/no, maybe/maybe-not, will/wont I, dilly/dally...

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Homus Interuptus

I love working from home.

I love it because I have small children, and it means I can fulfil my role as a mother and a musician simultaneously. Yes, it does mean a lot of juggling, some rule-setting (for the kids AND for me), and I’ve had to organise a dedicated space from which to work, but I like it! What I don't like are interruptions...not from the kids (because that's just the way things are with young children), but from people who don't seem to understand that you WORK from home.

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