“Are those your real eyes?” “You’re so pretty you almost made me loose my balance.”
We have affected many people in a positive way just by going out in the world and being ourselves. Through our hard work and perseverance we have attained respect and admiration from many people. It is possible to have success by being yourself. When I was younger, I had dreams of being what I am now, but I had no idea how to do it. There is no guide book. The best advice I can give is to follow your heart. I don’t have any idea how I was so blessed to stumble upon Thoth almost 7 years ago. It brought together all the things I could do (singing, violin, costuming, makeup) and it completely changed my life. I now find so much joy in writing and creating new music, makeup looks, costumes and stories. It’s what I thrive on, but it isn’t without it’s challenges. Writing music is like a birthing process, but singing is always effortless. I can sing and be whoever I want. I have embraced my feminine, etherial, puckish self. That’s where I feel most happy and free. I love being a small, angelic creature that transports people into magical lands. When Thoth first started mentoring me, he suggested I think of myself as a superhero. As I grow and learn, I gain more strengths. I always have weaknesses, but I attain more power and individuality as I grow. The most painful experiences are what gives us the most power.
It’s really important to tune out the negativity. Easier said than done, I know. I will always strive to be the best artist I can be. I have achieved something I never thought I could do. We wrote our own opera. Isn’t that amazing? We wrote the story ourselves, the music, made the costumes, the choreography, and we go out every day and perform it. It’s amazing how much you have to strive on a daily basis, but when we experience the joy of performing, it’s worth it. I am so happy I have this work. I am so happy I have such an amazing husband. I am so happy I am who I am. I am so grateful for all the times of pain and difficulty. I am so grateful for the times of bliss and happiness. Life is a winding, unyielding road of ups and downs, but having a discipline gets us through it. Having a dream, a vision, a belief I can hold to pulls me through anything. I believe in Tribal Baroque. I believe amazing things have and will continue to happen for us. In the darkest moments the light shines the brightest. It doesn’t matter if everyone doesn’t see it, but we have to. We have to hold onto that dream, that love, that faith that everything happens for a reason and we will get through it. We are much more magical and beautiful than we will ever know.
“Just when I thought the day could not be any more magical, we were treated to a surprise performance by Tribal Baroque (an opera-singing, violin-playing duo). They’d rolled up on hand-decorated bicycles. The angelic girl was a flower fairy (with sparkling jewels on her painted face); and the mystical guy could best be described as a Buddhist Roman soldier. Trust me. Their ethereal, heartfelt performance brought tears to our eyes.”
Here’s a beautiful photo journal I found from a few years back you might enjoy.