Kicking off 2021 with some new creative hopes and dreams. Always best to keep busy and try to think of new ways to make the best of situations, so, I am working on a new cd (my first). It will be called “This Girl” and I have been in a studio reworking a few old songs and recording new ones. The process is exciting and exhausting, but I will be happy to introduce a cd and have music streaming. This means you won’t be seeing any new music on my Music page until I start FAWM (February Album Writing Month) in February. I love sharing my songs, but I will be holding the cd’s songs close so that I can sell the cd and promote streaming. I am still taking photos, but don’t have a current avenue to display or sell them. I have been writing new poems, I have added three new ones to the POETRY page (click on the tab above to go there), they are: “Our Mission”, “Bookmark” and “Blame the Sky”. I have attended a few online Zoom Open Mics and the SONG (Songwriters of Southern New Hampshire Group) is going strong on Zoom and the monthly meetings can be found in my SCHEDULE section. There are many things that can be imagined and reimagined, I am hoping to stir up my artistic soul and find some amazing things to make this a very creative year! UPDATE: I did finish FAWM with 14 new, original songs and I have posted five new songs on my “MUSIC” page, check them out!!
My heart and mind have absorbed all of 2020 so far and it has leaked into my art and music. I wrote a song called “ONE MOMENT OF PEACE”, you can listen to it in my “Music” section where I talk about the loneliness and fears of this year and I also write of it in my poem “Being Alone” that you can read in my “Poetry” section. I also have been using my flower photographs and have infused them into designs with positive messages to print onto Face masks and have been selling those, as well as other photographs and designs on product that you can see in my “Merchandise” section. The SONGWRITING GROUP Is doing wonderfully on Zoom and has attracted many new people and I have tried a few Open Mics online as well. I am currently trying to create music in 50/90 (an online, songwriting challenge forum). My biggest thrill so far has been my lyric “Bench by the Sea” being printed in the Santa Barbara Literary Journal in the current issue, Vol. 5, “Wild Mercury” that is available for purchase on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Barbara-Literary-Journal-5/dp/B08DPXG57L/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2WUOZJ45K4CMN&dchild=1&keywords=santa+barbara+literary+journal+5&qid=1598248367&sprefix=santa+barbara+literary+journal%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-2&fbclid=IwAR18x7qVO7PwExGNZDAFum4twyk5I79EdrVy6j8GF0Q58s3iX9hUqdZfutU
ART GOES ON, even in the toughest times, so the best thing to do is keep finding ways to express yourself and maybe you will find something new and wonderful. Stay safe and feed your heart and thanks for visiting my site!!
Kicked off the new year with an amazing turnout of songwriters are our monthly SONG meetings, if you would like to attend, please see my “SCHEDULE” section for more info! The last CREATIVES gig was loads of fun (performance pics in the “HOME” section) and we are gearing up for another performance on March 6! More info in the “SCHEDULE” section”. I will be co-hosting another Open Mic on Saturday, March 28 at Liquid Therapy, all are welcome to come share their music or just come to listen. We opened up this open mic to our fellow FAWM (February Album Writing Month) NH and MA participants to come and share their original songs they have written in February! I am so happy to be back in FAWM again, my first three songs I have written can be found in the “MUSIC” section if you would like to give them a listen! I also included some of my newer poems in the “POETRY” section. Get out and support local music and come visit me and my musical friends and help kick off this artistic start to 2020!
Another year that has been full of music and magic when it comes to art. A wonderful Artwalk this year where I sold some photos that I thought only my only heart and mind could connect to. I have had some wonderful open mic experiences and have posted photos from events this year under the “HOME” tab. I just posted a new poem I wrote called “Your Kiss”. I created 13 new poems this year and many would not call me a poet, I guess it is best that I define me and not worry about what others would call it. I wrote 19 new Tammy Jann lyrics and participated in 12 song collaborations for this year…I am proud of my output and hope inspiration finds me in the new year! Check out the “SCHEDULE” section for a new CREATIVES event coming up and all are welcome at the SONGWRITING GROUP this month! Sharing my creations makes me happy and thank you for visiting and for your support this creative and magical year!!
Lots of new things going on and “NEW IS GOOD”!! THE CREATIVES had our first show of 2019 and it went really well, lots of fun! I loved seeing the audience sing along! A first for me and hopefully more Creatives performances will be scheduled in the near future! Also, I will be co-hosting an Open Mic for the very first time on July 12th! More info in the “Schedule” section. I hope my musical friends will come and support this first effort and I am looking forward to learning more about how to host an open mic! SONG also has a new change, a NEW TIME, for the next year, the Songwriting Group will be meeting at the Nashua Library from 1pm to 3pm, so note the change and this info is in the “Schedule” section. So, new performances, new open mic and new times to kick off the summer and NEW IS GOOD!!
As Spring slowly creeps in, I have kept busy in my art!! I am very excited to announce a new performance of THE CREATIVES in June, you can find out more in the “SCHEDULE” section of my site or at thecreativesduo.com . I have been doing lots of writing and added two new poems, “The Garden” and “Misty Dream” in the “POEMS” section. I have been performing in open mics around the area more and my music can be heard in the “Music” section. The Songwriter’s of NH Group (SONG) has seem more new people and our schedule is available in the “SCHEDULE” section! May is such a busy month and it is easy to let your art slip to the side, but the flowers are calling to me and my camera and there is music in the air and I long to be in the garden and feel the sun on my skin, there is art in the air and I am finding time to breathe it in!!
IT IS ALL ART TO ME! I have posted my new, original, multi-media artwork in the PHOTO section called “There’s Music In The Water”. In the SCHEDULE section you will see that I am one of the featured performers at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on February 13th. This is a chance to come and see me and my two friends for a cozy evening of original songs! I am also introducing the new website for the musical duo I am in and hope you will spread the word, visit thecreativesduo.com for more information! There are three new songs posted in the MUSIC section, all new creations for FAWM (February Album Writing Month), they are “Tempting Time”, “Vagrant Sea” and “Nothin’ To Lose”. Lots of opportunities to catch up with my music and art! I know I’m spread across the spectrum, but it is all art to me!!
Getting my art out the door and somewhere where everyone can see and hear it is a big job! I really had great success selling my photography and gifts at the Art Walk this year and I thank everyone that visited and supported me! Now I need to learn my own songs again (YES! I wrote them but I need to memorize) for the Songwriters In the Round in December at The Hearing Room in Lowell, MA. I was happy to be chosen to be one of the three featured performers and hope you will consider coming on Friday, December 7th from 8pm to 10pm and be able to hear my songs live. The information on this event and the continuing meetings of SONG Songwriters group can be found in the “SCHEDULE” section of this site, look up at the top and click on “Schedule”. I have added a new song of mine in the “MUSIC” section called “Let Him Go” and a new poem called “Drowning Leaves” in the “POETRY” section. It is hard to create over the holidays with things being so busy and just as hard to find free time for yourself, but if you do have a bit of time to support local music and want to hear me live, come to the Songwriters in the Round and say “hi!”
I am still creating my art and music and trying to put it out into the atmosphere! I loved performing in the Songwriter Series in February, I have posted photos on the “Home” page and a video from that day and I hope to do that again, I loved presenting five of my original songs with two other songwriter friends, a wonderful night! Of course the SONG, Songwriting Group is still going strong and I am so excited to announce that the Nashua Library has given our group a one year contract! Information on the next meeting is in the “Schedule” section. During July and August, my photos and cards are on display for sale at the Nashua Area Artists Association’s Art Hub on Temple Street in Nashua, NH. I am excited and will also be working in the gallery a few days in the summer. In July, I performed in the duo “The Creatives” at a private event and any new performances of this duo will be posted in the “schedule” section. I am currently doing the FAWM 50/90 Challenge and my newest songs from that and February’s FAWM challenge can be found in the “Songs” section. As you can see I have printed some bags to carry my equipment around in to promote this very site and myself and you can always have my photos printed on product at Society6 and can find information on that in the “Merchandise” section. I have added a few new poems in the “Poetry” section and a new photo in the “Photos” section, so there are some new things to find on the site! Enjoy your summer and support local music and art and come see me and my art if you can!
The New Year has begun with a bang for me and despite the winter bluster, my spirits are high! Some exciting news is that I was asked to perform in the Songwriter’s Showcase at the Serendipity Cafe in Maynard, MA on February 14th. More information on this event can be found in the “SCHEDULE” section. I am so excited to share the stage with my two talented FAWM friends, if you are looking for something to do or share with your loved one, please come and hear our original songs!! I am also excited for the newest adventures for our songwriting group (SONG)! We have moved to the Nashua Public Library and have had a small time change and now we sport this FAB LOGO!! For more information if you would like to come and share your original songs, please go to the “SCHEDULE” section! Hope to see you there! I have uploaded some new poems in the “POETRY” section of the website, “Karma”, “I Have Strayed” and “Hurricane” are my latest works, I hope you will give them a read. My newest collaborative song is now in the “MUSIC” section called “Show Me”, my friend George and I have had great feedback on it, let us know what you think! I have also added some spooky, winter photos I took at the cemetery when a delicious fog settled over our town, I couldn’t help myself, if anything it might spark off some inspiration for FAWM which is starting soon (FAWM dot org write 14 songs in 28 days). Let the winter wind push you into a good direction, let the ice and snow inspire you and have fun looking around my website and I hope to see you at the Serendipity Cafe in February!