July 19, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Winds of Opportunity

Good evening! As this day is settling in and I too, I want to let you know that I have ridden a wave and found it full of new shores!! As my journey continues, and rounds a corner all full of smog and danger I have discovered that a journey can be full of surprises! What could be a cliff hanger experience can also become an exhilarating opportunity to try ones wings out! This is where you find me! Learning about new and wonderful opportunities! That is how a journey goes …there isΒ  always a way and an opportunity. Holding dearly the people one loves and handling loosely the things that one owns, feels free. And so…as chapters go, a new and exciting adventure awaits us!

Have a wonderful evening!

for now

Rachel πŸ™‚

July 9, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Grey Into Blue

Bigger pictures ,

From bigger skies

from hearts in tune

From loving eyes

To see beyond

Fates charcoal lies

To find the truth

So too abide

In love πŸ™‚

Lots of love and music to you!

Rachel πŸ™‚

 

July 7, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Every Little Moment

Good morning to YOU! I hope this day finds you well! Today it is beautifully sunny outside and I was able to take my coffee and just drink it all in..the atmophere and the coffee!!Β  This walk of life has its ups and downs..I find the emotions of life have times of fragility. I think at those times its good to be kind to yourself. Ride it out. What seems to be so ominous today becomes something small and we are able to handle it. When IΒ  keep my focus and take less energy towards the negative, it all levels out in the long run:-) Life has its little moments but they soon will fade.

For my art! I am looking to finish a new painting today that I made for my very latest song! I really like playing this new tune it has lots of rhythm! I am actually playing it in my set coming up this summer! I also had the opportunity to get “Baby Blue” mastered and it just sounds so beautiful! I don’t think there is anything that pleases my ears more than hearing a great production!! I am looking forward to much more of this!

Anyways..I wish you a beautiful day and may every little moment be easy on you!

for now,

Rachel πŸ™‚

July 3, 2017 in Rachel's Post

#Anxiety The Best of Zest Vol. 1

Good afternoon! I hope this day finds you well. It has been hot here but nothing a nice cold ice pack can’t solve..! As I work on my new music I have been reflecting back to the time I wrote some of my earlier tunes. I guess we write from our journey..where we are at. I feel an artist who lets themselves learn at times of failure, loss, sadness and fear can then create something for others. I think we are all full of the same spectrum of feelings, whether the intensity of life’s challenges are leveled in experience or not, we all feel many of the same emotions on our journey. When I wrote Anxiety that was very much a big part of my feelings. Sometimes overwhelmingly so. Truama brings emotions, it is our normal way of response. I remember not being able to sleep due to high levels of anxiety and looking out into a big dark, night sky and just looking…I would imagine the biggest face ever…taking the whole sky up and smiling at me in my little room, my little self and feeling the power of that. It’s going to be okay.. I’m in good hands…

Since the time of my song Anxiety, I have come a great way from those feelings . Life has a way of bringing one through…

So my new music is from now, a different place in my journey and I am really looking forward to sharing it with you!

So..on we go!

Have a really wonderful evening!

for now,

Rachel πŸ™‚

June 24, 2017 in Rachel's Post

New Photo’s New Music!

Good beautiful afternoon! We are in the midst of making music! Just thought I would take a break and say Hello to Awesome YOU!

Yesterday we went for a ride to try to find a spot to take a few photos..! We ended up on a gravelly road…(me car..me car…) but finally got back onto some great pavement and wandered off to a road never travelled before only to discover some really beautiful scenery and fields of lupins blooming…so beautiful ! All that to say there are a few new photo’s up on the website!

Okay..! Back to the tunes!!

Have a really awesome weekend!

for now,

Rachel!

June 20, 2017 in Rachel's Post

#Clearvision The Best of Zest Vol. I

Hello! Good afternoon! As I look out onto a clouded view of the sky I am thinking how easy it is to lose one’s vision;Β  perspective in things. How easily we can alter our perspective from happy to sad..!

When I wrote Clearvision, I was in University. I was working very hard to move forward and forget a very troubled time I had just come through. I think I found a piano somewhere and just sat down and wrote and played this tune. I would sing it from time to time..to myself, a few times in public, but mostly it sat there in one of my books with many other tunes I had written. When Ray and Michael and I would get together for band practise, once or twice I pulled this out. At first I was going to sing it and record, but Ray loved this song and asked if he could sing it. Ray didn’t usually assert his wants on us in the band and so of course, he could do that. I sang the back-up vocals and we then recorded it. It was recorded live, and most of our recordings are live so that leaves it raw. I still like to listen to this tune…..

I am now working on my new tunes, … So many waiting in books and paper, and some will be brought to life!

WhenΒ  skies are cloudy and vision is misty still the path soon becomes clear.!

Have a beautiful day!

for now,

Rachel πŸ™‚

June 19, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Pillar and Proffer

Strong as the new day

A smile or two

A whistle a tune

A trumpet

A nap at noon!

Always so loving

So tender, so kind

Father of mine

Father of mine:-)

June 17, 2017 in Rachel's Post

PS. Baby Blue!

After I wrote the song Baby Blue, the people who were experiencing some troubles had a listening ear,Β  and through understanding and some changes they made a great move forward and are really working together and have become so much the stronger for it all.Β  Crisis doesn’t always mean the end but can become the beginning of good things to come, a change in the right direction. Life has ways of teaching us when we listen. They could have been stubborn and created a way worse situation, but they chose a gentle path. πŸ™‚ For that I am so thankful .

I am now working on my new show, and hope to have a video of the performance!

Looking forward!

 

Rachel πŸ™‚

June 14, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Baby Blue!

Good beautiful evening! I want you to know that we have uploaded an MP3 of one of my new tunes:-) It is called ” Baby Blue”. I wanted to be able to share it with you. We will make a video for it soon. This song came to me as I was confronted with a very difficult life crisis. Not my own but someone I love dearly. Of course songwriters bring out their pain or joy by music. I played the piano and sang it all at once, and did a one take. I hope you feel the music and I look forward to creating a video to go with it. πŸ™‚ Lots of love and music to You!

for now,

Rachel πŸ™‚

June 13, 2017 in Rachel's Post

Maple in Flavour

…and the magnificence of the tree, grew steadily, its leaves forming new and graceful branches. One looked around the green emerging beauty and wondered at its

sculpture and story. It’s sameness yet newness emerging with the sense and comfort that only comes through times own measure.