Katy Bourne

Our Creative Lives: The Litter in the Void

POSTED ON July 15, 2014 | POSTED IN: My Blog | Post A Comment

Friday evening. It’s sweltering out. My apartment is a sauna. I should be practicing but all I feel like doing is lying in front of the fan and watching Netflix. At the very least, I should be writing. Yeah, I know, I’m writing now. What I mean to say is that I should be writing ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: The Vegetarian & the Roast Beef Sandwich

POSTED ON July 20, 2012 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 2 Comments

  It’s actually the “Caribbean Seasoned Roast Beef Torta Sandwich”– a monster of a feed with a whopping 10 ounces of beef on a ginormous bun, topped with a garden of cilantro and enough jalapeño peppers to kick you from here to Texas and back. It’s the ultimate gastronomic bliss-out for meat eaters.   And ... Read More

10 Ideas for Feeding the Muse

POSTED ON July 06, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 8 Comments

I recently sat down and wrote a letter to my muse, kindly asking her to please return. At some point in the spring, she wandered off. It seems I wasn’t paying enough attention to her. My mind was so engrossed in just trying to survive the last few months of my teaching gig that I ... Read More

Our Creative Lives: Inspiration

POSTED ON June 28, 2011 | POSTED IN: My Blog, Our Creative Lives | 10 Comments

“Our Creative Lives” is a new blog series dedicated to the examination of the creative experience. Throughout my own evolution as a writer and a vocalist, I’ve often been curious about how other artists think and feel about what they do. I am interested in everything from the inner workings of the creative psyche to ... Read More

“Tattooed By Passion” – A Celebration of Dale Chisman

POSTED ON October 11, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 2 Comments

Every now and then, I come across a piece of writing or a musical recording that settles a little more deeply into my psyche than most. It floats dreamily along with me and ultimately inspires me to think bigger. “Tattooed By Passion: Music Inspired By the Paintings of Dale Chisman”, the new CD from Seattle ... Read More

Five Days

POSTED ON September 21, 2010 | POSTED IN: My Blog | 4 Comments

I’m depleted. I’m talking about that all-consuming exhaustion that creeps into the bones on a cellular level, sucks the very life out of a person and basically renders her brain dead. My body is running on empty at present and even the smallest exertion of energy feels hopelessly cumbersome. If I stop for even a ... Read More

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Katy Bourne is a Jazz Singer and Writer.