Invaluable Resources for a Self-Sufficient Artist

With regards to being a self-sufficient artist, I want to share a resource that I find invaluable: Lynda.com For as low as $27/month you can access a plethora of training videos on Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and the full suite of Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, etc). I HIGHLY recommend this....

Rebecca De La Torre on the Lee Gentry Show
Guest on the Lee Gentry Show

I was a guest on the Lee Gentry Show last Saturday, December 19th! It was a fun and impromptu interview. For those who did not get the opportunity to listen, I was able to record it at Topkat Studios so I turned it into an mp3 that you can listen to here if you want! :)...

French Onion & Mushroom soup topped with crouton and cheese
French Onion and Mushroom soup (a la Julia child)

I'm a member of the Tempe CSA and we have been getting a LOT of onions lately, especially red onions. (What's a CSA? http://www.localharvest.org/csa/) #TempeCSA Normally I use them for to make a delicious Italian meat sauce (with italian pork sausage and carnets!) and breakfast skillets, but I just had so many of them that I wanted...

Run In with the Law After the Gig

I got pulled over in North Scottsdale last night on the way home from a gig because apparently, my license plate light was out (the little light that illuminates your plate at night). I had not been pulled over in at least 10 years and I haven't had a ticket since I was 16. I...

September 11th, 2013

Do you remember where you were when the Challenger blew up? I remember - though I was very small. I remember that the adults were shocked and started crying. I remember that I was confused because I was desensitized to things blowing up on television so I didn't realize the tragedy that unfolded that day,...

September 2nd, 2013

The patio and sprouts are coming along really well! It's exciting to see improvements. Here are the sprouts. I'm just watering them when the little overflow saucer gets dry. From bottom left, clockwise, the sprouts are marjoram, basil, and cilantro. Looking pretty good!...

Rebecca De La Torre - balcony - night gown
Dealing with Jealousy and Envy

Sometimes, when I hear other musicians who sound really amazing, I get discouraged, especially when I hear them performing in a way that I have not developed. I start to wonder if I really don't "have what it takes" or if I think that I'm better than I am. I start to really doubt my...

August 23rd, 2013

Things are coming along slowly but surely in the back yard. I'm excited to get it cleaned up so I can start planting in September when it gets a little cooler. Right now it's a pretty stressful time for the plants because it's so hot out....