Polaroid photo shoot outtake with @hilljam by @babuljak.

Polaroid photo shoot outtake with @hilljam by @babuljak.

Back in le studio tonight, charging toward the completion of #METAFORMA.

Back in le studio tonight, charging toward the completion of #METAFORMA.

Taping an interview about #houseconcerts and my #houseconcert book for the Crash Course music biz video series.

Taping an interview about #houseconcerts and my #houseconcert book for the Crash Course music biz video series.

Takin’ pictures for #METAFORMA with my favorite photographer and dear friend @babuljak.

Takin’ pictures for #METAFORMA with my favorite photographer and dear friend @babuljak.

This adorable handmade tee wants to belong to YOU, and you can make its dreams come true when you support “Bring #METAFORMA From the Studio to the World”. AND you’ll be helping the dream of METAFORMA come true as well, and that’ll feel AWESOME. Go here: http://shannoncurtis.net/2014/04/15/help-bring-metaforma-from-the-studio-to-the-world/ and join the effort now! THANK YOU!

This adorable handmade tee wants to belong to YOU, and you can make its dreams come true when you support “Bring #METAFORMA From the Studio to the World”. AND you’ll be helping the dream of METAFORMA come true as well, and that’ll feel AWESOME. Go here: http://shannoncurtis.net/2014/04/15/help-bring-metaforma-from-the-studio-to-the-world/ and join the effort now! THANK YOU!

Oh yeah. These pink and silver beauties will be available starting TOMORROW when the #METAFORMA pre-sale / fundraiser gets underway. Support the campaign to “Bring METAFORMA From the Studio to the World” and you can order one for yourself.

Oh yeah. These pink and silver beauties will be available starting TOMORROW when the #METAFORMA pre-sale / fundraiser gets underway. Support the campaign to “Bring METAFORMA From the Studio to the World” and you can order one for yourself.

Going public for the first time … the #METAFORMA cover art!

Starting tomorrow … the pre-sale / finishing cost fundraiser for METAFORMA … lots of lovingly-crafted and truly awesome supporter packages available for everyone who helps us get the album finished.

So, what the heck *is* METAFORMA? It’s a made-up word that, to me, invokes the concept of transformation. I’ve been really interested lately in the idea that art shouldn’t merely be something pretty to look at or pleasant to listen to; but that art ought to bring about a change in the person experiencing it. It ought to make a person think about something, feel something, increase their empathy or possibly change their point of view. It ought to be transformative.

I’ve experienced transformation because of many of you reading this. When you’ve sat in a living room or backyard with me and let me perform for you, when you’ve shared your own stories with me after a show or in a message online, when you’ve joined me in real and practical ways to make it possible for me to continue this creative adventure, you have changed me. 

I’ve been thinking about you as I’ve written each of the songs for this new album. They exist because you have changed me. My hope is that they will go out into the world and transform it in some way too. 

Starting tomorrow I’ll be inviting you to join me in helping bring METAFORMA to the world. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. <3

Going public for the first time … the #METAFORMA cover art!

Starting tomorrow … the pre-sale / finishing cost fundraiser for METAFORMA … lots of lovingly-crafted and truly awesome supporter packages available for everyone who helps us get the album finished.

So, what the heck *is* METAFORMA? It’s a made-up word that, to me, invokes the concept of transformation. I’ve been really interested lately in the idea that art shouldn’t merely be something pretty to look at or pleasant to listen to; but that art ought to bring about a change in the person experiencing it. It ought to make a person think about something, feel something, increase their empathy or possibly change their point of view. It ought to be transformative.

I’ve experienced transformation because of many of you reading this. When you’ve sat in a living room or backyard with me and let me perform for you, when you’ve shared your own stories with me after a show or in a message online, when you’ve joined me in real and practical ways to make it possible for me to continue this creative adventure, you have changed me.

I’ve been thinking about you as I’ve written each of the songs for this new album. They exist because you have changed me. My hope is that they will go out into the world and transform it in some way too.

Starting tomorrow I’ll be inviting you to join me in helping bring METAFORMA to the world. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. <3

Super close-up abstract of #METAFORMA transparency film; silkscreening step one &#8230; Pre-sale of the album and suh-weet album supporter packages starts TUESDAY.

Super close-up abstract of #METAFORMA transparency film; silkscreening step one … Pre-sale of the album and suh-weet album supporter packages starts TUESDAY.

WATCH: Interview with the guys at Closeup.fm where we talk about a “musician middle class,” mistakes new artists make, and the myths we believe about becoming a career artist. REALLY GOOD STUFF. 

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DEAL OF THE DAY: we&#8217;re having a CLEARANCE SALE! Every TEE &amp; TOTE is JUST $5 at shannoncurtis.limitedrun.com. Get a great deal in cute stuff, help us clear out our #CINEMASCOPE stock to make room for #METAFORMA coming in June.

DEAL OF THE DAY: we’re having a CLEARANCE SALE! Every TEE & TOTE is JUST $5 at shannoncurtis.limitedrun.com. Get a great deal in cute stuff, help us clear out our #CINEMASCOPE stock to make room for #METAFORMA coming in June.