How I painted my Tetris studio desk

Friday, January 4th, 2019 - General, Studio

Moving out has been chaotic, exhausting and time-consuming… But it’s also been an opportunity to start afresh and create a new home with everything Pat & I want in it, the way we want it! [within financial reason of course :P]

One of the things I’ve been yearning after for YEARS has been a proper studio desk with a pull-out drawer on which I can put my 88 key MIDI controller… And it’s finally become a reality! However, I didn’t just want it to look like any boring, old studio desk. I decided it was critically important to make it into a custom, unique, Tetris table!!

I streamed the process of me painting from after the base coat had dried [I obviously started by constructing the table and then painting it with a base coat, but I figured that wasn’t interesting enough to stream]. But… To save people having to watch the full 8 hours of streams to see the process, I made a super condensed video showing how it all came together!

For those who are interested. This is the table I purchased originally [with some adjustments to the design that I paid extra for], this is the paint I used for the base coat and this is the paint I used for the colour coats [I bought white and black and then created the greys by mixing the two together at home].

Little Demons [Piano Instrumental]

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 - General, Videos

Last year, as a wedding gift from my amazing parents, Patrick and I received a brand new Kawai Gl10 piano! This year, I’ve promised myself that I’m going to learn how to play it properly 😛

As part of that challenge to myself, I’ve decided I’m going to post an instrumental piano video each week on my YouTube channel to encourage me to learn at least one new song a week… Here’s the first one!

This is an arrangement I made of my original song Little Demons. It’s not perfect… But I’m still rather proud of it! I worked it out by ear and slowly added parts until I was happy with it 🙂

I’m looking forward to making more piano instrumental videos throughout the year and becoming slowly better at playing the instrument. I’d love for you to follow my progress by subscribing to my YouTube channel and checking out the new videos as I post them!