That’s one strength that Stevie has. She’s really not a strong instrumentalist in any way. Her instrument is her voice and her words. And it keeps her focused on the very center of that.
Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn’t leave till ten at night and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done.
I also learned to be more confident to trust my instincts more.
But by taking the time away getting myself off the treadmill and just slowing down and learning I felt I had so much more to give back. And maybe that was something that needed to happen for all of us.
When I work alone it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive subconscious process.
When I work alone my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac it’s more like movie making.