I'm so proud and happy to say that I got my first hitRECord check today - just a few days after I (finally) received my copies of TBoTS3…
I wanted to celebrate it with you guys by making a 'lil photo highlighting them both, but Zoe found the book way too intriguing to let me take the photo… which instantly took me back to the photos I posted here after I got my copy of the previous volume a year ago. As mentioned on that RECord (resourced below), those photos were taken a week after she stood up (ish) for the first time and didn't feel confident enough to try and repeat it… until she saw me putting that book on the table after reading it. She was so intrigued by it that she dragged herself up like a true ninja, stood up properly for the first time, and started flipping the pages.
So now when I took this photo, it actually seemed even more appropriate than the one I originally planned to post... :)
But getting back to the main reason for this RECord… I just want to say thank you. I am so excited and feel so fortunate, and honored, and blessed to be a part of this community, and to be acknowledged - and now even paid (!) – simply for doing something that I love doing... it's just amazing. This site is amazing. And I am beyond happy that I found it just a wee bit over 2 years ago. It helped me grow as an artist (hell, it actually REMINDED ME that I AM an artist), it made me discover skills and capabilities I never knew were in me, and re-discover ones I thought were long gone... AND, of course, it gave me the chance to meet all you crazy-assed uber-talented super-freaks who inspire and amaze me on a daily basis, many of whom I'm now so proud to call my friends...
And now the book and the check... I mean... damn. Just... damn.
Thank you, hitRECord. Thank you, Joe. And thank you, friends - for making me feel a part of something so brilliantly beautiful.
Again, by heart.
Remixed Marie Bee's Willow Tree song to play along with my guitar bit and came up with this. <3
I am not one for damseling
Sometimes I wake in morning and feel like there is alot of pressure on me
then I realise it's just the cat
I've decided to take some self-portraits. Not because I think I'm wonderful to look at or anything, it's actually the opposite of that: I hate my appearance. I don't say that to elicit sympathy but rather as a statement of fact. There are massive gaps in the family photo albums because I would never have my photo taken, and also because I destroyed some photos in a fit of rage because I thought I looked fat (I wasn't a well person back then).
I guess what I want to do is move past these feelings. They are unhealthy and draining and I'm sick of feeling this way. Art has always been my outlet for feelings good and bad, and so it is again.