Violet has been patiently waiting in the wings for a while, waiting for her time. A few years ago I started getting Violet ready to record but the music had another idea first... a holiday album first then Violet. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and travel that unexpected journey. But strangely the "Songscapes" (original songs on the holiday album, A Winter Gathering) feel musically connected to the final work on Violet. As if this album was waiting for the entry point. I asked my dearest friend Tiffany Ducret to paint some paintings for the artwork and she took the music of Violet and painted two stunning pieces that match perfectly. This artwork became one of the main visual focal points. The whole album feels very positive and uplifting to me. A loving female embrace. Self-discovery, humility and surrounding yourself with goodness. It feels like as we become more vulnerable the inspiration for our lives comes barreling in. I see Violet as freedom.