National Poetry Month, April 2014


Art, Essays, Mass Media, Poetry, Writing

Rapid technological development has led to a constant flood of visual and acoustic bits and bites – emails, text messages and Facebook updates. For most of us it has become a habit to react, one that often leaves us frazzled and detached. Single-tasking has become a luxury in the 21st century. To sit down and […]

April 2, 2014

Livings in Los Angeles. Closet Stories – The Hollywood Uniform


City Life, Creative Writing, Essays, Fashion, Livings In Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Mass Media, Urban Life

It’s true. Most transplants here in Los Angeles are quite obsessed with detecting and pointing out how different things are. I belong to them. One of the things that struck me immediately on my first visit to L.A. in 2006 was fashion – rather, the lack thereof. Despite fashion apparel being L.A.’s third biggest industry, […]

October 27, 2013

Eating the Darkness. Francesca Woodman’s Wallpaper


Art, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Essays, Female Artists, Iconography, Music, Photography, Songwriting, Writing

This morning, browsing through the New York Times, I reconnected with an American photographer, Francesca Woodman, whose work I had only recently discovered. The article grabbed my attention and touched me because one of her pictures had helped in the process of completing a recent song of mine. To learn that over 120 of her […]

March 17, 2012

I Just Lost It


Creative Writing, Essays, Short Stories, Writing

  I couldn’t find it anywhere. “What? Is it this size?” my husband asks, holding his hands about two inches apart. “Nooooo – much bigger! It’s more like six, seven inches…, leather, it’s thick and heavy and worn, you’ve seen it – or not!!??” I start searching, yes speed-searching through knicker-drawers, magazine-piles, food-stocks, bed-clothes; I […]

January 16, 2012

Candy’s Caravan. A Song about a Prostitute


City Life, Creative influences, Creative Writing, Essays, Female Artists, Songwriting, Urban Life, Women, Writing

I released my single Candy’s Caravan in December 2010 (Moontraxx) and since then, one of the most interesting bits of feedback I have received is that listeners seem to really connect with the character Candy. In retrospect, I find it interesting, how Candy and the story of her metaphorical caravan evolved. Its atmosphere is almost like a […]

September 28, 2011