October Newsletter / by Cory Basil


As I write to you, I’m looking out across the cemetery in front of my studio, watching as the trees begin to release their leaves through a misty rain. What a glorious time of year. I’ve been keeping busy with a handful of commissions, one of which is my largest piece yet. Each morning I work on my writings, be it journalling, short stories, or poetry. Apart from that, I take an occasional ride out into the country with my motorcycle, Ava. This has been a great way for me to practice presence and let go of the stresses of everyday life.

Seeing as it’s my favorite month, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” – a spooky original illustration of mine – will serve as the featured piece. Follow this link for a closer look and to purchase the original or a high-quality art print. 

October will see the release of new music by yours truly. For those who weren’t aware, creating and performing music has always been a great passion of mine. I had my first garage band at 16, and have accomplished much since. It’s what brought me to Nashville in 2007 and still bounces around in my heart from time to time – often appeased by simply playing a few songs here at the studio on my one-hundred year old upright piano. A new single, paired with a cover song, will be accessible on all digital fronts. Check my online accounts for a forthcoming release date.

I’ve brought a social-media coordinator on board to assist with keeping all ducks in a row, and to keep the interested in the know. Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for in-process paintings and glimpses into my everyday life; the interesting parts anyway. 

Stop by my studio/gallery, Imaginebox Emporium, on Friday, October the 5th from 6-9 pm for the Franklin Art Crawl. I’d love to spend a few minutes chatting with you. Enjoy a glass of wine and a donut or two while taking in the various avenues of my life and work. 

To inquire about commissioning an original piece of art you may email me at: corybasil@gmail.com

I’ll see you right here in your inbox next month, until then, Happy October.