Sunday, April 26, 2009

Music Monday

I can't tell you how many times I pricked my fingers while sewing today. I don't know if it was because I was just being careless, or if it was from sheer exhaustion, but as I sit here typing I can tell you that it isn't easy to do with band-aids on your fingers! I have been working such crazy hours these last few weeks preparing for the launch of my new apron and kitchen textiles line, that I guess I should be happy that in my weariness I haven't done more damage to myself.

It is so gratifying to take a dream and make it come to fruition, but I will admit the process has been grueling. From the designing of the patterns and choosing fabrics, to tweaking prototypes, branding, package design, and sewing the final product; I have found each step to be as frustrating as it has been thrilling. I am a perfectionist to a fault sometimes, and have had to let go and rely on my instincts to keep this project moving forward. As I am sure you can imagine, an undertaking like this can be a bit stressful. I often find it difficult to turn off my thoughts at night and turn to music to help me settle. Though my taste in music ranges from The Mamas and The Papas to Lady Gaga, my ipod is always filled with multiple songs by Damien Rice. I first discovered his music after his song "Blower's Daughter" was featured on the movie Closer. I found the song hauntingly good and once I found who sang it, I was hooked! How he combines his acoustic guitar with the chello is nothing but brilliant. I just can't get enough! From his album O, I thought I would share with you the song that started it all for me.

4 comments:

mavis said...

Lindsay, I am so excited to see your new line! And Dove is going to love that you posted Damien Rice as your relaxing music! Thanks for this song, I love it. I'm going to iTunes right now.

Through the Looking Glass said...

I'm headed to Itunes myself; that song is simple and sexy and tender.

Dove said...

I'm not going to say anything that would lead anyone to think I was obsessed with Rice Dream, but Linz: looks like you rock the music scene as well as the craft scene (waaaay cute stuff, btw). Thanks for being here with us this week.

♥ Lindsay ♥ said...

LOL "Rice Dream" . . . you crack me up! I find this man's music rates right up there with buttercream frosted cupcakes :)