“Autumn Hope” was written in the fall. At the same time that I was composing my guitar instrumental, I was also painting autumn leaves. It was a wonderful feeling to be able to combine both my creations into one.

The blog post that describes my struggles leading up to composing it is below:


I love painting autumn leaves and have enjoyed attaching them to my guitar instrumental named “Autumn Hope.” I created a slide show, which I’m sharing at the end of this post.

MY HOPEFUL HEART blog post published on 1/22/2022 is below:

I am excited to share that last month I heard a new song forming! Exquisite guitar passages enveloped me and my heart swelled with joy. Just when I needed something to uplift me, this new music appeared!

It has been at least three years since I last composed anything new. I plan to record my new song, but am still exploring the multitude of passages and combinations.

I played my new guitar instrumental live on Insight Timer and tentatively named it “My Hopeful Heart.” It felt like a perfect title to describe my optimism about the New Year.

I share a solo guitar recording excerpt of the meditation that will soon be released on Insight Timer. (My final decision for the song’s title was “Autumn Hope.”) It seems that title for my painting was lurking in my subconscious. I share also an introduction for my song during a live session when I was composing it.