One of my assignments this semester is to create an artist’s website. As I already have one I thought it was a bit odd, but since I haven’t been using this one much I thought this might be a good time to renew the lease, so to speak. The revamp has been on-going (really, not-going) … Continue readingArtist’s Website
I haven’t posted in a long time, and that bothers me. I do want to write more often. I want this site to be an expression and an outlet. I want my voice to exist here and to be able to feel that I have a channel, a medium that is mine. I sometimes hold … Continue readingWrite It Down
The site will be going through a little bit of a redesign as I move things around. Please be patient with me!
I have been extremely lazy about posting. But that should be obvious, as my last post was nine months ago. Truth be told I felt somewhat disheartened over the winter. It happens to all of us at times. And it happened to me. I can blame many things, but at the end of the list … Continue readingLazy Days
We do some incredible things to protect our egos. We can weave the most fantastic, cock-and-bull stories to convince ourselves of anything, good or bad. Today I want to talk specifically about acting, and auditioning, and the weird blend between when you don’t get something and it’s not about you, and you do get something … Continue readingIt’s not about you… But it is about you.
I love Danielle LaPorte and her writing, she is a goddess of inspiration. That was why I decided to do her Burning Questions series on my blog, because she asks the right questions. However, since my leave of absence, I’ve fallen behind a bit, so I have quite a few questions to catch up on. … Continue readingTHE BURNING QUESTION SERIES: What’s Your Relationship to Excitement?
Inspiration comes in many forms and disguises. But waiting for inspiration to come along is a bit like waiting for lightning to strike. Often when I talk to people about creating their own projects, they’re excited at first, but that excitement quickly sinks under the weight of responsibility. They have jobs, they have families, they … Continue readingWishful Thinking is for Those Without Discipline
Anyone else heard these before? “It’s been a rough year.” “Things are slow right now.” “10 years ago…”
This comment has been getting such great attention on Facebook that I thought it was only fair to repost it here. This is a response to David Ferry’s letter about the younger generation, original post here: http://praxistheatre.com/2012/07/an-open-letter-to-the-newer-generations-of-toronto-theatre-artists-from-one-of-the-old-farts/ Dear David Ferry: Putting aside the fear of never being hired again, here’s my response.
A few weeks ago I had a fantastic opportunity. I was sponsored by the CFC to go to Lean StartUp Machine Toronto, having pitched the idea of saving the arts through digital and social media means. The idea garnered a lot of interest, personal interest, not just on a business level but on a personal … Continue readingWhy Art is Dying