I rethought the two-blog thing

16 10 2008

I got a little tired of having two blogs. If I could figure out a way I’d just import everything from that one to this. Since I can’t, I will just start posting my art stuff here.

This is a horse head that I doodled in my freshman year of high school. This was back when I first learned to draw and I worked really hard on this piece. It’s graphite on sketching paper.

As to other news… I spent a wonderful weekend in Spokane with my dearest friend, Erin. We went to Phantom of the Opera, watched movies, hung out with her family and ate pizza. I find visits to her house to be wonderfully refreshing. I always come home feeling both sad because I miss my friend and completely renewed.

This week I went into Seattle with Michael Carr, took a few naps and did a little work. I’ve got three shifts at Village this week and then I’m off to California for a week!

I have to go practice piano right now. There is NO TIME TO WASTE!


A Lovely Day

5 10 2008

It’s Salmon Days in good old Issaquah this weekend. This means that all of old downtown has been taken over by white tents and crazy-haired artists. The white tents make it look like some sort of epidemic has hit. You expect to see men in Haz-Mat suits but instead there are little kids and people eating roasted corn. Most of the streets are blocked off with police barricades. Seriously.

Which means that I get to feel like the White House Chief of Staff driving into work. I have a special parking pass, my parking area is chained off with real chains and I get to drive wherever I want to. I restrain myself to driving in the places that will cause the least trouble.

I’m looking forward to work anyway. Last night was really nice at work. My two favorite ushers were there. (Side note- you’ll know you’ve worked at a theatre a long time when you start to recognize specific ushers.) During the first act I practiced my piano on an out-of-tune upright upstairs. I also danced around one of the rehearsal studios which was SUPER fun. Mostly because I was wearing a cotton-jersey dress and leggings so the colour/movement effect was lovely. I also did some drawing and listened to a really good Heather Clark CD. So you see, it was a evening both productive and pleasant.

That combined with a morning of having the house to myself means that I expect this to be a lovely day. Later this evening I will be writing a blog to fill you all in on the Prophetic Arts conference.

My New Baby

17 09 2008

Not to be confused with my sister’s new baby, who isn’t actually new yet as he is still womb-ified.

Yesterday I bought a Yamaha P85 digital piano. It’s cute as a button, a full 88 keys, weighted and the most exciting thing in my life since I became taller than my sister.

I’ve been wanting to play piano since I was little. A combination of poor teaching styles, my hatred for learning to read music, and the¬†wrong idea that I am “just not a musician” has kept me from ever learning. My family’s dear friend Lynn is trading my music lessons for art lessons for her three kids. I’m going to teach them basic artistic techniques and she’s going to teach me the “chord” method of learning piano.

The guy at the music store was a kick in the pants. He knew Lynn by name, asked after Chrissy (a super talented guitar player that we all know) and was incredibly helpful. I got an insane deal and now have an account set up at American Music in Bellevue.

So now I’m sitting on my couch watching a PBS special on Pavarotti. You know he’s an amazing opera singer because I am actually watching him sing opera. I hate opera.

I also hate golf, but I could learn to change that…