Winter has had us busy in the studio working on other artists projects. It's a welcomed challenge to work with other artists, helping others chase their muse. It's in many ways more rewarding then finding ones own musical creations. Fostering an environment in which artists feel comfortable just being themselves helps to brush away the fears that keep us all from being our most creative selves. If you have a song inside you, or a great performance, it's going to shine when you get to that space where you are relaxed and feeling connected to your instinctive creativity. You can still be intense, you can still be emotional and driven, but it's so important to have the creative support to be true to yourself and your art. Yes, deadlines and preconceived expectations are hard to avoid, and often necessary, they are all part of figuring out this life. But the artist who connects fully with their creative self, in the moment, and captures that blossoming feeling, will experience a nourished satisfaction beyond all else. You are the creator.