You might remember that my first painting ever, Madame Clamour, made it to the cover of our second album. And today my madame made it to be one of six nominated in the album art category in 16th Independent Music Awards in New York City. This is big, really big! It made me cry when I saw that my favourite musician on the planet earth, Beth Gibbons (Portishead), had been in the judges some years ago. Then I realized how serious this is. The IMAs honor the year’s most exceptional & artistically daring projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe, and I can’t believe they mean I’m good enough to be a part of it!? The other five nominated cover arts looks really stunning, and you can see them all in this post.
Nominated work will be judged by esteemed recording artists, publishers, talent buyers and other influencers, producers, reviewers, music industry veterans and Tom Waits! I mean… Oh my!!!
I desperately want to sit at my VIP seat with my backstage pass in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts at march 31st when it’s all happening (almost want to scream when I think of it), but first of all I won’t have the money to do it (any sponsors out there!? 😉 ), and second I’m on my way to Stockholm that day to work on my new concept strategy. So while I’m there all by myself, alone in a city for the first time in my life, that’s when I will get to know weather I win or not… I need to share that moment, are you with me?
I don’t know what to say, other than I feel very humble and grateful, and life’s very unpredictable these days. Both the worst and the best are happening at once. Hope I get to sleep, ’cause this is almost too much!