As it turns out it’s even more difficult to put a rock band together than I expected unless you’re looking for a tribute, playing 4 sets of covers at a bar or just “jamming,” none of which interest me. I also had a very specific vision for the musical direction and material which further reduced the likelihood of pulling a live act together but the nail in the coffin seemed to be the requirement for homework (i.e. learn the songs thoroughly before rehearsal). Well practiced musicians in my age group are usually in at least one or more bands already and like the rest of us, are busy with life in general so spending time learning and rehearsing new material really killed the vision.
Without a musical project on the horizon, the last several months have been void of inspiration altogether.
And now for something completely different. I’ve found a new artistic outlet in jewelry design and jewelry making. It’s been more design than making because I’m learning a digital sculpting package called zBrush which is fairly complex, but it’s fun nonetheless.
For the curious, here are a few screen shots of pendant and a ring designs along with a couple pendants I made in sterling silver (I have some unfinished castings available so if you’re interested in buying either of them, let me know).