Friday, March 27, 2009

Prayers and Meditations!

Theatre, art, and life!
Oil on Canvas
28' x 22"
So its Friday already! Another month has flown by. I've painted a number of new paintings for my new solos show in Williamsburg, Virginia - schedule May 5 - June 5, 2009 at This Century Gallery. I'm very excited about the new works I am doing. Ia m returning to my earlier experiments with color field and with the influences of Kahn and Rothko on landscape paintings. New images to follow.
Oil on Canvas
28" x 22"
$ 495.00
On a different front. I have an audition Monday for a theatre that I dearly love and would give almost anything to work at as a company member! - Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. This company has grown in 20 years from a group of dedicated artists to a world class theatre that specializes in supporting and creating new musicals, and up and coming composers and playwrights. Guided by the Brilliant Eric Schaeffer who - is known for his direction of Sondheim Musicals around the world, and his gift for inspiring incredible committed acting on his stages - they create some of the very best theatre in the Washington, DC, area.
I am petrified! This is what I trained my entire early life for. It is what I what makes my life worthwhile. At my age and in this area there are very few opportunities for musical theatre performing at the caliber that I strive for. I'm not a diva. I don't have the need to be a star nor the ego to pull it off. But I would love to again be part of an ensemble of players to whom theatre is the purpose of life. It could only make my painting better.; My marriage happier, my life complete for the remaining years I have! ( and there are many I am sure!)
This Monday, March 30 at 3:05 pm I hope everyone will take second to think on me, to visualize me on that stage singing my heart out, creating a wonderful, vibrant, fully realized character that shows to the producers that I would be a very valuable member of their ensemble! I would be grateful for all your prayers, meditations and well wishes.
Create Beauty and fill the world with love!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Trunk Show Fine Artisans March 14 12 noon til 7 PM.

So, here is the scoop! I am joining 3 other phenomenally gifted Artisans for an invitational Spring Trunk show. We will all have new artwork to exhibit and sale, at discount pre-seasonal prices. All our work is one of a kind. Unlike a lot of craft shows, there is no cover charge. There will be snacks and drinks. Lots of leisure time for you to talk with us about our techniques, our inspirations and our lives as artists. Get some wonderful gifts before the craft summer markets see them.
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The Fun Part of Making Choices....

One of the first things you learn when you approach building a character is that in order to make her/him real on the stage or on the camera you have to make specific choices.
These often include knowing her background, deciding the kind of person she has become, why she is doing what she does, the language that she expresses herself with, etc. The in the action of the play , there are more choices. Is she aggressive? Is she maternal? Is she caring? the biggest question / choice/ motive / of them all is "What does she Want???"
Funny how much life is like that. I am convinces that if we really take the time to examine for ourselves that basic question - we will have all the tools we need to have a happy and successful life! Whenever we stop and concentrate on exactly what it is we want and open ourselves to having it - the universe provides it for us. Maybe not always in the way that we envisioned it. But being open is the key. Of course, that too is a choice!
For the new year, I decided that I really WANTED to go back on stage. I made it a statement, and shared it with my friends and the universe. Then I set in motion the actions of behaving as if it were already happening. I got new head-shots, I put together a resume, I learned new monologues, and I began to search for auditions for roles that I thought would be right for me at this age and time in my life. And the universe began to reward my hard work and commitment. I've already landed and performed two roles in the DC theatre scene. I've been called and asked to audition for a few other roles because of word of mouth.
I have made a choice to work hard at my skills as both an actress, AND and artist. I still need to express myself in visual art as well as on the stage. So now I have a show to rehearse, and two auditions to prepare for. I have a Silk Trunk Show in Bethesda MD to prepare for by March 14 ( more on that later.) I have a solo painting exhibition in Williamsburg, VA to get ready by May 5, 2009.
Life is good. It is precious. And it is full of choice!
until next time
Create Beauty and fill the world with Love!