You might have seen it pass by if you follow me on Facebook and/or Youtube : I'm having quite some difficulties lately. In short : one of my fingers on the left hand is painful, I don't exactly know why, I'm working on it with a physio and it's getting better but it's not fully working yet.
This started around a month ago and at first I was really down, sad and anxious and frustrated. Was I even going to be able to play again at all ??! Then I started to see not the limitations themselves, but the space between them - in other words : all the music I could still play. I practiced bowing technique, on all my instruments, a lot ! I'm singing a lot, practicing this instrument of mine which I'm still not comfortable using on stage despite being a total songbird in everyday life. And I'm doing lots of stretching exercises to help my finger come back to its lively and useful self.
Check my latest video to hear about how to still go forward with your music even when you can't play :
It is slowly paying back and I am able to play a little bit again, but I have to be very careful about my movements !
Weirdly, I am more motivated than ever to do music-related stuff. I have so many ideas for videos and tunes ! I have an old dream of mine starting to take shape in my brain - more on it in a few weeks, if everything goes alright. Also many crazy ideas I'm not sure I'll dare to explore fully, but we'll see.
And I still have a mini-tour planned at the end of october ! Two or more gigs in Switzerland and perhaps one in the Netherlands or Germany. With Svall Duo ! I'll do my best to be able to play these gigs fully, but I might have to be careful on stage aswell - better being reasonable and not injuring my hands permanently !
I hope you're keeping your spirit up in these troubled times doing what is important and inspiring to you !