Slow, Slow Start

A lot of what I write here takes the form of permission slips: “Forgive yourself for…” “Allow yourself to be…” (I think it’s pretty clear that I’m often writing these “slips” for myself. Is that self-absorbed? Maybe. But I also believe that what’s true for me can be true for others. For me, making artContinue reading “Slow, Slow Start”

Authenticity in Blog Posts…?

As a theatre artist I’m passionate about immersing myself in artifice. I’m a firm believer in finding truth in fiction; often an experience can be made to feel even more authentic and relatable by playing pretend. So writing these posts can seem pointless and even phony to me. What am I trying to say, exactly,Continue reading “Authenticity in Blog Posts…?”

Own Lil World

I’ve been drawn to Dolly Parton interviews lately. I’m fascinated by what she has to say about her life and her long held interest in being an entertainer. She claims she’s always known she was going to be “something more.” We can be met with a lot of resistance when we’re honest about our ownContinue reading “Own Lil World”

Sit With It

Sometimes good things take time. Or so I keep telling myself as I put off writing. In yet another attempt at not being too hard on myself, perhaps the statement is true. Complicated ideas will unfold slowly. Sitting with a project for a bit and not forcing something from it can be a good wayContinue reading “Sit With It”

Trust Your Eye

We all have taste. And though many people think they can teach “good taste”, I’m not so sure that’s true. I’m a bit confused about what “good taste” means, to be honest. Trust that you have a good eye for many things. Hone it and develop some skills, for sure… But sometimes our instincts needsContinue reading “Trust Your Eye”

Be a Goldfish

Has anyone been watching Ted Lasso? It’s a fantastic show. The protagonist has many quotable lines, but my favourite is “Be a goldfish.” There comes a point where you have to let go of that harmful event from your past. Goldfish are known to have limited memory spans and forget things quickly… So, be aContinue reading “Be a Goldfish”

Steadfast and Patient

My personal approach to this time is to write and create as much as possible. I have a few different ideas on the go in addition to my usual workload, and I’m often adding notes on my phone for each project in an attempt to flesh them out and see which one takes off. It’sContinue reading “Steadfast and Patient”