January is cold and frosty up here, but the past few weeks have been busy getting back into working and practicing grooves… and the sun is often out, making the cold more bearable!
To all those who follow this heron in London, there’s an exciting evening coming up -my first official gig in town is happening on Saturday at 7pm, at the Jungle Electric Cafe near Victoria Park!
Here you can find details and tix infos:
I am really excited for this opportunity and grateful to Chris and Alex for having me in this lovely space. I look forward to sharing music with you, so please do come along!
Another cool news is coming from Spitalfields Music, a vibrant organization based in East London which offered me a funded opportunity to train as a workshop leader, through their Skill Lab Academy. I am thrilled to further develop this dimension of my work… it has been dormant since I paused travels for my current Londoner adventure. Thank you Spitalfields!
First session is taking place tomorrow at Snape Maltings, a stunning cultural center home to the Britten Pears Arts charity… where music and creative exploration flourish surrounded by the natural haven of the River Alde and its marshes! I’m hoping I’ll get to see some other herons then… 🙂
Finally, I’m working on final edits to share some of my recent performances here -so keep an eye out for incoming updates on the music page 😉
Pics today are from Ruskin Park, South London, and sketches from the past couple of weeks. Inspired by the January Challenge of 64 Million Artists (if you don’t know it yet, find out more here about this wonderful initiative supporting communities to start the year with creativity and fun!) I have taken up pens and paper… and explored sketching once more, taking my models from wildlife guides. I highly recommend the challenge, wherever it may take you… this practice gives me focus, and makes me start the day from a happy place 🙂
I also realized how much I enjoy having these friends flying, crawling and scampering (with the help of some blue tack) on the walls of my room! It makes it a bit more wild, which is a precious gift for me.
What would (or does!) it mean for you, to start the day doing something creative for yourself, that makes you feel good? Feel free to share it in the comments!
Sending you all icy well-wishes from South London,
stay warm and hopefully see you soon!