Introduction

Hello, and thank you for subscribing to the Oar!

This creative journal is now my number-one job.  As I'm just getting started, I have many ideas, and much work to do.  I'm working on a slew of songs, as well as poems, art, articles on the songwriting process, and more.  

The Oar is meant to be a lifesaver in many ways -- a revenue stream for me in this rapidly changing world, and a project to keep me artistically engaged, and connected, with you.   I am very grateful for your choice to take part in the endeavor, and I hope it will be a meaningful experience for you.

For the first week, I'll post a new entry every day.  After that, I will post a new item at least once a week, and a new song at least once a month.  
Entries will take the form of text, podcasts/audio files, video, and pictures. Periodically I'll share a partial or whole item with the non-subscribing public, but the vast majority of this content will be available only to you, the subscriber. 

I encourage you to leave me comments where you see the opportunity, and engage in supportive, friendly discussions about music, writing and art in the Forums (bottom of page.) Don't hesitate to suggest a poem title, or a topic for a journal entry.  

If you'd like to invite a friend on Facebook, I've got a Oar page there where I'll post snippets of content from here. 

Thank you again for your support!

I look forward to rowing with you,

Rita

 

And just a little drawing to make the post look pretty:

  

7 comments

  • KF
    KF
    Great drawing!

    Great drawing!

  • Dianna Jensen
    Dianna Jensen
    Looking forward to this Rita! It will be a nice way to connect.

    Looking forward to this Rita! It will be a nice way to connect.

  • Rita Hosking
    Rita Hosking
    Thank you Dianna! I'm very excited about this, can't wait to get more content up. Sean and I will videotape "Quarantine" during his lunch break today, then I'll post it!

    Thank you Dianna! I'm very excited about this, can't wait to get more content up. Sean and I will videotape "Quarantine" during his lunch break today, then I'll post it!

  • Hugh Barroll
    Hugh Barroll
    Glad you are doing this. Looking forward to see where it goes.

    Glad you are doing this. Looking forward to see where it goes.

  • Rita Hosking
    Rita Hosking
    Thank you, Hugh! Yes, me too, and I'm thrilled with the interest from folks. I'm sorting out some tech challenges, but will have post #2 up within a couple hours, I believe. Looking forward to getting in the groove.

    Thank you, Hugh! Yes, me too, and I'm thrilled with the interest from folks. I'm sorting out some tech challenges, but will have post #2 up within a couple hours, I believe. Looking forward to getting in the groove.

  • Mimi K.
    Mimi K.
    This is so cool! What a fab idea.

    This is so cool! What a fab idea.

  • Rita Hosking
    Rita Hosking
    Thanks so much Mimi, I'm super excited!

    Thanks so much Mimi, I'm super excited!

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