I was thinking about naming this piece “Inside the Mind of This Particular Creative Person,” but with SEO and all that I figured I’d go with the more generic title. That’s one little peek inside my creative process. Over at Hevria this week, I took a long, long look at all the things that go… Continue reading Inside the Mind of A Creative Person
A lot of my writing lately has been focused on things that I find difficult, or that I have struggled with. I think it’s important to explore these topics, but when it’s gotten to the point where writing about how much I appreciate Shabbos feels subversive, I realize that I need to think about balance!… Continue reading Shabbos and Creativity
Let’s start off the year (the Gregorian year, whatever, you know what I mean) with some interesting links, a review, and a giveaway! Not in that order, though.
The reality of my life is that I have a finite amount of time to do creative stuff. And given my currently mercurial relationship with blogging, I’ve been giving more priority to music. That’s a little sad for the writing side of me (and, I suppose, for the reading side of you, haha), but the… Continue reading New Song and Video – Bereishit
I saw this graphic on Facebook today: I love this. I wholeheartedly agree with it. And I need to remind myself about it all the time. About a month ago, maybe more, my husband and I were discussing how I never practiced anymore. This is a problem because we both feel that if Hashem gives… Continue reading Should You Make Art?
It has been ages and ages since I last wrote about music (here’s the most recent post). Thanks to Sarah’s comment on the blog’s Facebook page sharing that she liked my posts with musical clips, and hoped I would do more, I’m doing more! This one’s for you, Sarah. I’ve also been greatly enjoying Sarah Zadok’s… Continue reading Music for Fall Days
Tonight I’ll be on stage. Along with two other accomplished musicians, I’ll be performing classical and klezmer pieces. G-d willing, it’s going to be fabulous. But it almost wouldn’t have happened for me. I almost gave up solo performing entirely.
There have been a lot of huge philosophical concepts resting heavily on my mind lately: What it means to have choice, the responsibility to protect others from harm, the obligation to not place a stumbling block before the blind, the meaning of hope, the exhortation not to judge others until you are in their place,… Continue reading Three Songs Not At All Related to This Time of Year (but that you might like anyways)
One of the most popular search terms that leads to my blog (besides sheitels, which is, oddly, my most popular search term) is “how to get things done with a baby.” Lately, I’ve been wondering how to get things done with my three non-babies. And by things I mean the “extra” things like playing music.… Continue reading Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?
As you might have noticed, I’m getting excited about the upcoming In Harmony concert in Cleveland (May 26th!). In preparation for the concert, I made a little video. For those of you who have been curious about this music playing I keep mentioning, here it is.