Feeling overwhelmed, but hopeful…

I can imagine that there are many artists, whatever their art is, who feel like giving up on their dreams.  Lately, I’ve run into financial difficulties and realize I cannot pursue art alone.  I am worried that I will lose much time and energy I would rather channel into my music creation.  But there is also a financial worry when your art is not “bringing home the bacon,” so to speak.  It’s just a matter of looking inside yourself and seeing what you can concentrate on.  How to manage your time better and to compromise.  I look at it this way, when I “retire” from my day job, I’ll really have time to create!  But, for now, I will do as much art in my free time as possible.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!  Here’s an article for those feeling overwhelmed:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephenie-zamora/when-life-feels-overwhelm_b_5567778.html

Stay positive and hopeful – even if you’re frustrated! 🙂

Inspirational musician and learning online…

I have been wanting to expand my instrumental skills lately, and learning the drums has been of interest. I am planning to learn more this year, so I can incorporate them into my own recordings. I would have to say this drummer has been very inspirational. Anika Nilles is great!  https://youtu.be/h_YeVcrBLXQ

YouTube can be a great resource for learning and inspiration. There are many instructional videos there as well. This online school (Drumeo) is a good one, and Anika was a guest instructor for this video: https://youtu.be/h_YeVcrBLXQ

Even if you’re on a budget, you can still find good resources online! 🙂