The ninth offering from the 'tornado fingered Texan' spans a wide range of subjects. A tribute to the voyager spacecraft provides a somber opening to this eclectic ten track amalgum. Love rears its ugly side from time to time and death visits just as assuredly as it always does. There are portents of God coming to clean the yard and poignant visits to subjects that cannot be forgotten. There are also a couple of instrumentals to fly away with, a surfers tale of lost love, and finally a fall away into the saddest depths of humaness.
"I have many, many muses. They inspire me to create. Without them, my imagination would only have reality to play with. My imagination loves to play!"
Being a typical DIY artist, it took me quite a long time to finish this album. I do this without a budget and without any help from the outside world except for the occasional critique from my main muse, Glenda. The artwork was the hardest task to complete as I had the main idea clearly in mental focus, but no set way to exicute it. In high school I excelled in art class but since then have rarely practiced for many years. An occasional sketch here and there were all I'd do in any given year.
For the album art this time around I took many photographs and hand drew a stained glass window design. After trying to clean up the 'window' in a PC program I gave up doing it digitally and set out to discover chalk drawing once again. Several tens of dollars later I remembered that the best work I did in the past was on black paper. There went another handfull of coins. In the end it took me a few hours to generate my version of a sunset I was blessed to see some months ago. I had no camera but the image is still burned into my mind. My chalk renditions only differences are a bolt of lightning and the stainedglass window.