Emily Haines from Metric opens up about her creative vulnerability and becoming artistically paralyzed (something I can relate to) in this honest and genuine video clip. I am excited to hear the sounds of Metric's new record. Here is a sound bite to preview. (via Stereogum)
When I am feeling blue, or need some fresh inspiration and upliftment, along with my camera and sketchbook I take some alone time and get back into nature, or explore someplace I've never been. I take photographs of the details around me and write thoughts and feelings in my book. This exercise helps refresh me, as a creative person as well as a mother. It is fascinating to go back and read previous entries. Do you ever feel paralyzed creatively or even as a parent? What helps you feel alive?