My work with the sound, shape & texture of words
I began writing songs and performing as Ortense Blue in 2011. In September 2017 I released my first album in vinyl-style CD – I loved the look and feel of it and it reminded me of an old vinyl record. The title of the album is ‘Safe to make a sound’ and it contains three original songs of mine plus a cover of ‘I Put a Spell on You’. It was produced by Paul ‘Pash’ Hutchinson at North West Recording Studios and I’m proud of the blend of analogue/digital equipment used and the overall sound that we achieved. My favourite songs to sing do have a vintage feel to them, with a slightly jazzy but ghostly sound. Paul has done a fabulous job I think! I’ve put the Spotify link below, or click on the Soundcloud image to check out the songs on there. If you would like one of the Vinyl-style CD’s then pop over to my shop at Music Glue.
These are the handwritten lyrics to my song ‘Ladies’ which is a song I wrote after being inspired by Downton Abbey and the story of the Ladies of Llangollen.
My work with the sound, shape and texture of words
A poem I wrote about the impermanence of memory. I have pyrographed it onto balsa wood.
A poem I wrote and pyrographed onto cork.
This is a photo that I took on a film camera and then transferred it to wood using liquid emulsion.