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
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
6. I'm still photographing my day on the 25th of every month, even if I haven't scrapped and/or posted them in
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