There are two new segments I wanted to add to my regular roster of posts here at WPR.
First off, there will be a new segment called Creativity. I want to discuss and explore the process of creativity across numerous platforms. In my case, I play piano, sing, perform shows, write songs, write poetry, run this blog, draw, take photos, knit, and do a bit of web design, and so the creative process seems to permeate through my entire life. How does the creative process differ between various forms of expression? How is it the same? How does one stay motivated and inspired? These are all questions I hope to find answers to. I'd also like to interview other creative people across various fields and see how they feel about what they do. This should be fun.
Secondly, I'll be doing a new weekly segment called The Weekly Pic Pick. Over the last few years, I've been growing more and more interested in photography. Now that I have both a very good digital camera as well as a solid cell phone camera, I'll be posting one new pic per week from my adventures out and about in my life. Whether it's something striking, humorous, or just very editorial, I'll be posting the best of what I've photographed every week.
These new segments, in addition to my book reviews (Reading Will Save the World), thoughts on current events, and posts about simplicity and simple living, will begin over the next couple of weeks.
What's going on in your world?
Over the last few days, this blog has received an entirely new renovation!!!! Simply put, everything was moved around, rearranged, and put back together a bit differently.
These changes were made in order to have an online space that offered more versatility and the capacity for growth in the future.
One of the biggest changes is the addition of the "Oreo and Buttercup" site. It is a separate wing from this blog that houses all previous and forthcoming episodes of the travelling piano and her rowdy bench. In the coming weeks, more additions will be added to it including a photo album, bios, and some other unmentionables.
Back here at Where Pianos Roam, there will be changes in the content of this blog. I hope to place more emphasis on my numerous creative projects such as those involving my music, visual art, knitting, and design work. You'll find more photography and, as time permits, little short films that I will be making involving my music.
In addition to featuring Videos and my weekly "Early On a Sunday Morning" segment, I have two new weekly segments.
Want to see more photos I've taken? Visit my photo gallery.
UPDATE 12/13: The Lumix GX7 is the successor to the Lumix GX1 that I review (and love) below. It's pricey ($828 on Amazon or $998 with lens) because it's new, and you can now get a screaming deal on the GX1 (as low as $227). The two big advantages of the GX7 are 25% less noise in pics + wifi capabilities (including app remote control). I haven't made the switch yet, but I did do a more in-depth comparison on the two cameras here. If you do, let me know what you think in the comments below!
My wife and I are on a quest to learn how to take insanely great pictures. We are just starting this journey and I invite you to share it with us if photography is a passion of yours. The picture above is one of our first attempts at taking the kinds of photos that have a "wow" factor that transcends a regular photo. The photo was taken by my wife; that's my friend Keoni on the left and me on the right.