Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Catch Up Seven Up

Like a lot of my friends I have been semi-absent from blogland lately. It seems that for many of us artist-types, Fall is the season of change; we're working on change in ourselves, our lives, our art, striving to become the women and artists we want to be know we are capable of becoming. Rock on, us! I've felt kind of lame for not being able to do it all lately and for not even being able to put into words what I've been feeling. But yesterday someone in my artist circle opened up about having similar feelings, and there's been a flood of e-mails from other members that indicates we're all going through this. Which is sort of pretty empowering, having a(n online) community of women in various stages of this struggle to talk to and lean on and get support from. Thanks to my tribe for being there and, well, being my tribe. ;) You gals ROCK.

And now, some Catch-Up Seven-Up:

1. That documentary I couldn't wait to see? AHHHHHH. MAZE. ING. I cannot say enough about it. I cried. The lady in front of me, who I later found out is the filmmaker of this, cried through almost the whole movie. It was amazing and powerful; I think that all women artists everyone should see this documentary. Jason said that it made him understand me and want to support me and my art even more. That's awesome. I'm hoping to get a screening at next year's Inspired; I know everyone would love it.

In fact, I loved it so much that when one of the producers came out after the screening to do a Q&A, I was the first to raise my hand. I asked if there was a transcript or DVD available because there were so many quotes from the artists that I wanted to paint on my wall to remind myself of every day (there were lots of murmurs of agreement in the audience). Long story short, there's not. Bummer. They are hoping to have home-based screenings, however, in a sort of book-club format where the film can be discussed afterwards. Sweet!

After the Q&A I approached her with my contact card and told her that I used to transcribe a lot for a previous job (as an executive assistant at the Bellagio) and if they were ever interested I would be happy to transcribe the film for them because I think it would be a useful tool in post-screening discussions. Within five minutes she got the DVD back from the projectionist and handed it to me. I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to help in this small way! So I'll be working on that and I'm hoping Google helps me out in my search for proper formatting for a documentary transcript. :)

Here's Kerthy and I in front of the film festival sign, bundled up to go out in the rain. :) Next year I plan to buy a VIP pass for the festival and go to all the films (or a bunch, anyway). It was really under-attended and that bums me out. [I might do a separate post about Who Does She Think She Is? but we'll just have to see.] Thanks so much, Kerthy, it was great talking to you and I'll be in touch with the transcript! :)

2. Remember when I felt like Snow White? Well I'm putting on my apron and whistling while I sweep again, because last week I saw a fox in our backyard, which is awesome enough in and of itself, even though Foxy Brown only stuck around long enough for Jason to run upstairs and see her/him and not long enough for us to snap a photo. But then yesterday Ms. Doe joined us again, and she brought babies!

There were two fawns, a male and a female, and they all hung out and munched on the salad buffet that is our backyard. It was awesome. I'm so happy I was able to see this. I'm also a little leery about that garden I was thinking about planting next year, but that's another worry for another time. :P

3. The class I took with Donna on Friday was my favorite of hers so far. Bloom is beautiful and I was lucky enough to be a "guinea pig" for the first time Donna taught it! As usual I didn't finish in class but I'm a lot more finished than I usually am. :) Aren't these colors delish?

4. I've been making a lot of jewelry and finished up these little guys for Halloween. Aren't they cute?

5. More of these will be up on my etsy site tomorrow unless something goes wrong, which is entirely possible hardly ever happens around here. I'll tweet when they're up.

6. I'm still photographing my day on the 25th of every month, even if I haven't scrapped and/or posted them in forever way too long. (Click here to see what I'm talking about.) Here's my favorite photo from October 25th.

7. If you haven't signed up for this yet, what the heck are you waiting for? It's free and I think it will be awesome.

Go here and sign up! :)

Whew! Thanks for hanging in if you're still here. :) Abuzz behind-the-scenes of blogland lately is what a bummer it is to see your site hits go up but not get any comments... it leaves a blogger to wonder what people are thinking! :P So remember to post comments on your favorite blogs, even if it's just to say hi! :) Hint, hint. :) See you soon!


Chiara said...

Great post and I would love to see a screening of the documentry or however you spell it. going to stalk your etsy too.

Katie said...

Wow, so much to comment on! Okay, I cannot wait to see that documentary and *GO* you on the transcript! Totally cool!

Love the tongue out on the deer -- so funny! Hope that foxy brown returns so I can see him/her too.

Donna's album (well, actually YOUR album from Donna's class!) looks super interesting. Wish I could see it in person!

LOVE the spider earrings -- not that I wear jewelry, but think Oliver would get a real kick out of them -- will have to show him when he's awake. Super good idea!

Just signed up for the Jessica Sprague class and will be grilling you for more details since I'm such a computer moron and it's my first online class. AND I actually need to plan ahead of time for it. Oh my procrastinating-head!

Hope your request for comments works, but I doubt it. I'm thinking of doing a giveaway on my blog to get some comments out of people. THAT might work. :)

cynthia said...

How awesome is that Miss Transcriptionist:) Thank you for sharing this with me through your blog. So, will have to see this and have watched the trailor about a million times today.

Aimee said...

hey- hey-

loved reconnecting with you through this post--- how do you get a blog hit thingie?

fill me in...

Josh Main's mom said...

I am dying to see that movie and totally bummed they didn't sell a DVD. I am sure it wont come to Canada any time soon:(
I spent 12 hours at the painting studio yesterday and I am wiped out :D

morningDove said...

just joined Inspired Yahoo group. i love leaving comments on blogs.
love your jewelry. I will check out Jessica's signup scrapbook. I've never scrapbooked before; why do you recommend it? is it for beginners?

Paulette said...

You are amazing. What a terrific post & I have my fingers crossed that we will see this awesome film at Inspired... you are so kind to share bits of your daily life Cameron:o) Loved your Donna Downey book & I imagine the class was just as inspiring as Donna!
I'm STAYING.AWAY.FROM.JEWELERY!!!! I got my entire scrapbook club to sign up for Jessica's class...I can't say much about the deer...we do have apple orchards full of stubby trees from their munching!!! And last night two skunks crossed our path & THANK HEAVENS they didn't spray...mixed feelings about wild life :o) Happy Happy Day... (and I know what you mean about the blog comments (hint hint!!!)