"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." ~T.S. Eliot

"You were once wild here, don't let them tame you!" ~Isadora Duncan

"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." ~Andre Gide

"Follow your bliss!" ~J. Campbell ... and my folks!

"The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting." ~Andy Warhol

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~Nelson Mandela

"...open and expanding like an unfinished book..." ~Quote from a friend, Travis Judd

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~St. Francis of Assisi

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." ~Nelson Mandela

"The capacity to be puzzled is ... the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science." ~Erich Fromm

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before." ~Mae West

"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it." ~Augusto Boal

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Into The New Year!

Well that's fun!
Got a 2 week teaching gig for the summer at a "major" theatre venue in my area!  :o)
Let's see what else the summer might provide ... yes the opportunity to go back to Seattle for Stone Soup, but this time I'd need to pay for housing and transportation ... not sure the pay and cost to get to Seattle out keeps the scale balanced for the few weeks work.

Time will tell ...

Also, got a lead on three jobs opening at another local theatre ... KEEP YOUR FINGERS crossed!  :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Job's Job's Jobbity Job's!

How's this for the day after ...

Got a prospective Job Interview for a FULL TIME job!!!  Wouldn't even start for a number of months ... but ... knock on wood and all that!!!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Full Circle

And The Blog of No comes full circle!
One year later ... NOt much has changed, ha ha ha!  :)
But I did make it through the whole year blogging even if I didn't blog everyday, or have each post be an actual application or NO.
Got a few yeses throughout the year - that was pretty awesome!
Still waiting on a "real" full time style job!
Still waiting to feel like life is really in full swing again - since coming home from the UK, which is when it sort of went on 'hold' ... sigh!
NOt bad for a year I suppose.
And for the moment, that is all!

Should I keep posting NOw that the year is over?
We shall see.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Tomorrow is officially one year!
Once again I ponder if this blog achieved what it set out to achieve ... or something else entirely ... or NOthing at all???!!!

Hmmmm......where did the year go?!

Job - Follow up ...

So I've just done a follow up email with the potential Proctors Media Works Teaching Position.  We'll see what happens.

And yesterday I learned, from a friend, that there will be two "Education Coordinator" type jobs opening this summer (or shortly there after), one at Cap Rep and one at Proctors.  Boy I'd love a full time job!!!  Gotta figure out how to apply ... are they even posted anywhere yet ... what are the required skills???

Gotta get some info.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Stone Soup Summer '12?

I just filled out, or rather replied to an email, information for this coming summer and Stone Soup Theatre in Seattle.  We'll see.  As my friend is moving over the summer, and I don't know too many other people there, I'm not sure I can do it ... housing and transportation and all that ... but we'll see.

I also suggested my cousin for a summer assistant, as he's expressed interest in Seattle in the past.  :)

Who knows, perhaps we could work together!

Current Mask Count

Ok ...
37 Full Face Chorus Masks Made - need elastic and paint.
3 Grae Sister Masks at 1/2 way point - need additional 4 layers, elastic and paint.
5 Half Face Chorus Masks at 1/2 way point - need additional 4 layers, elastic and paint.

Medusa Head Dress / Mask Snakes ordered ...

Costumes underway.
Sets underway.
Lighting underway.
Props underway!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mask Update

38 are now in progress - in other words, all of the Greek Chorus Masks are at their 1/2 way or "finished" stages!  ("Finished is in quotes because they haven't been painted yet, and they still need to have the elastic attached, but they're creation in paper mache is fini!)

This leaves the 3 Grae Sisters masks to be constructed as well as Medusa's ... which reminds me I need to order those reticulated wooden snakes for that mask (headdress).

Onwords and upwords!

Epic Fail?

I don't know if it's epic, or even if it's a fail really ... but there certainly aren't 365 posts and I'm 6 days away from the full year mark.  Hmmm...

NOt to mention that the posts on here are more of a generic theatrical nature - from a theatre professional striving for "success" in this bloody field!  And NOt so much applications and the "No'" ... though there are plenty of them on here!  :o)

So ... Epic Fail?


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Holy Moly it is 2012 ... and what have I done over the past year???  Oiy me!

On a mask making note ... 29 are in progress and 10 are complete up to the painting and attaching elastic phase.  Woot woot!