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November Wanderings

I've got some exciting things to share with you this month...

June Westfield
June Westfield
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A mushroom circle under the words 'June Westfield'

Hello fellow adventurer! 🧙‍♀️ I hope you're doing well!

I've got some exciting things to share with you this month... so let's jump straight into the big news first!! A new, fantasy folk song is live on the Secret Door playlist (remember this is an early access playlist just for YOU! You can find it here: Named 'Beneath The Earth', this piece should call to mind the stone halls of a dwarven city, precious gems glittering in lantern light, and ancient magic. I hope you will enjoy it! 🎵

The video features the beautiful art of Evivan 💜

Would you like to hear a bit more about creating this piece?

While sitting at my keyboard, I played the main melody first (0:08 of the video). I wanted it to sound driving and strong to represent the energy of the stones, so it's set in 4/4 with a steady tempo. I also wanted it to sound 'wide' to call to mind huge caverns, and this is represented by the interval leap of a fifth that opens the melody. For the instrumentation, I focused on building a base of low register instruments to go with the theme of 'Beneath The Earth'. There's also high, sparkly sounds (like at 1:53) to characterize sparkling crystals and gems. Overall, this was very fun to write. 💎

As I was working on this song, it quickly changed from autumn to winter outside. 🌨 I took these photos in the woods just three mornings ago... and it hasn't stopped snowing since!

Trees covered in snow with a sunrise in the background
a wide shot of the snow covered woods in the morning

It looked so pretty I just had to put up some more winter themed decorations. ❄️

a table covered in greenery, red berries, clear crystals, a gold candle, a lantern, and a fairy oracle card
The same decorated table in a wide shot, now also showing a fairy figurine

I hope they bring some inspiration to your day as well! ✨💜

And finally, here's my newest painting project:

a painting of a gothic arch in a forest, in 3 stages of development
A fairytale scene of a gothic arch between purple rose bushes, two trees, and giant blue mushrooms

(I won't say specifics at this time, but you may be seeing this painting again soon in another project... 👀 🤫)

As always, thank you for all your support, and stay magical! 💜


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