Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

something to think about

I'll be honest.  Lately, I've been in a bit of a creative rut. There was a glimmer of hope with a possible performance piece with a couple of friends, but it looks like that's been put on hold indefinitely.

I'm in a very pro-active mood lately. And so the wheels in my head have been turning to figure out what might be the next project.  A wonderful phone call with my guitar teacher/friend makes me quite hopeful.

More later.

song for the evening

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

song for the evening

Simple. Good cover. Great harmonies. And a ukelele.  You can't beat that.

shades of blue and green for a little princess

Just finished the decorations on Hannah's basket.  I had a little trouble at first because I had so many different shades of blue and they all didn't seem to combine very well.  After a couple of tries, I came up with this combination.  I'm waffling with adding a couple of blue and green peacock feathers.  I think it might be a bit too over the top with them.









song for the evening

Just cause she makes me want to dance.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

song for the evening

My husband's goddaughter is currently in a production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown this summer.  This is my favorite song from the show.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

song for the evening

Breakfast at Tiffany's and the music of Henri Mancini







Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Is Film School for Chumps? The Indie Film Community Talks Back to Monday's NYT Article - indieWIRE

Is Film School for Chumps? The Indie Film Community Talks Back to Monday's NYT Article - indieWIRE

An interesting read. I personally like this quote:


Jonathan Caouette, Director (“Tarnation,” “Walk Away Renee”)
My gosh, this is a weird one for me to answer, because I actually never went to film school at all, ever, although I desired it greatly. I have no experience with film school, nor have I made films in any kind of traditional way or form. I was a video store and movie-going dweeb who was and is still addicted to cinema. Everything I have personally made has been very way-the-hell-outside of any traditional moviemaking boxes, so I cannot really comment [on the value of film school].
(I might be crucified for saying this) but I have to sometimes agree (this could be debatable on a case by case basis), but I do sometimes agree with the old adage, don’t go to film school; just use your money to make a film. On the other hand, I think there are some people that could benefit from it. With the onslaught of new media, and all the competition with that coming at you at machine-gun speed, the film world is like a postmodern Wild West. As Gus Van Sant once said, “There should be no more excuses;” if you want to make a film, make a film. Everything we need to do it is there. As long as you have a good story to tell, and you better have a good story (ha ha…everyone can make a cool-looking film now), your story and what you are doing with it should shine.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

song for the evening

More musical inspiration from Stephen Sondheim - Into The Woods

twinkle, twinkle

Need a crown for a little girl?  Get yourself a cheapie headband from the dollar store ( I do love my dollar stores), some acrylic gemstones and a hot glue gun - and look at what you can do!

(The back isn't pretty, but the front piece isn't that bad!)  I hope Hannah and her aunt like it.








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