A Review, and a Commercial…

I just came back from my shoot, in North Carolina. I was hired to do a commercial, based on a review I wrote. They eventually Skyped me, and that sealed the deal. The company asked for pics of my wardrobe and the interior of our home. They wanted as much of my style in the scene, as possible. They flew me out, and gave me per diem to eat and drink. I stayed at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, on a Thursday, and decided to just get settled in, since I was to be up in the morning, for wardrobe. I was picked up and taken to the offices for wardrobe approval. We all agreed my own clothes worked for the shoot. So cool! Later, I was able to walk over the to the Trader Joe’s at The Metropolitan, in downtown. That was a walk that felt like I was in Dante’s Inferno. Charlotte is EXTREMELY humid, as Las Vegas is EXTREMELY arid. So that was an amazing and risky adventure. The walk was gorgeous, though. The Flora was something I’ve never seen. There were trees with beautiful pastel berries, high grass, vines, flowers, and even a stream with a quaint walk/bike path. The Met is basically all stores and businesses gathered in the downtown blocks. I’m not sure how many blocks, but it’s pretty huge. I purchased the usual items; Prosecco, Mandarin Soda, Lime Soda water, chicken liver mousse and crackers, baby bells, a couple of salads, and a bag of Nutty Bits. I wound up in bed, all evening, from a tinge of heat stroke. No Prosecco. Besides, my shoot was the next morning. I was able to see that I was directly across from the NASCAR Museum and the great Charlotte football stadium was near by. The park, that separated me from the Museum, had a huge pond with pink flowers falling in it, from the tress that surrounded it. My shoot was in a Mid Century Modern home, in the Sherwood Forrest. I was completely tickled by that. I delivered my lines in about 10 takes. After, I got to see more of the neighborhoods and buildings. I wish I had my phone charged up enough for more pics. Back to my room to drink my sparkling wine and sodas. I meandered down to the lobby and met a few people. I called a friend and told her about them, and they talked on the phone. After my drink was finished, I retired for the evening. How tame of me! Took my shower, situated and repacked my luggage and reflected on what an out of the blue opportunity I had commanded into my life. Charlotte, North Carolina, it was a pleasure and an honor! And now, to add another pin in my map of places I’ve visited. I have pics that I am not permitted to share, on social networks. The commercial, itself, is finished and ready to start it’s campaign on Monday. It’s fabulous and mortifying, all at once. Thank you, Gazelle.Com

 

Maybe I’ll Ps my pics, and post them, here, later. Maybe.

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When New Doors Open…

…it tends to mean that old doors have shut. Since I have reformed my plans and goals, in life, I have never been more happy. I call all the shots in my life. I hear nothing but positive things, about myself, because I surround myself with positive people. My boyfriend listens to me. He likes what I say, even if he isn’t 100% in agreement. My mom can’t control me, anymore. I no longer ‘put up’ with anything I don’t want to put up with, including people. There are nothing but amazing things, happening everyday, with amazing people.

bohuffMyself and Lisa Del Toro

Dixie Evens, myself and Fawn

           Dixie Evens, myself and Fawn

Burlesqueland Disneyland Day

              Burlesqueland Disneyland Day  

Jordon Hoss

                  Jordon Hoss

Since I have washed the filth away, I have opened myself up to my friends and for the ones that I have kept, I am so grateful. Actually, they kept me, and for that, I am over the moon. With the help of my friends, I have a beautiful home, two trucks, a degree, job opportunities, freelance work, design collaboration, commissions, vintage pieces for the shop, Pyrex, a social life, and peace.

Atom-Tastic wallpaper line

Atom-Tastic wallpaper line

I have learned that in order to make things happen, you have to open yourself up to people and trust them, as well as yourself and your gut instincts. I had numbed all of those lost hopes and dreams with sociopaths, superficial people and booze. I suppose when you decide to run away and try to make things happen with absolutely nothing, it’s to allow people to come in and control you.

My SpoonFlower Design shop

I am so thankful, today, for finding myself and totally loving the person I have become. It makes everything I was ever upset about silly and worthless. My feelings are valid, but I will never put that much energy into anything unworthy of myself, again. Those doors are shut.

These doors are shut!

          These doors are shut!

Somber Times, in the Midst of Kicking Life’s Butt

I woke up today to the news of a fav Lowbrow Artist, The Pizz, passing. The details are not clear, but the fact is it was sudden. My dear friend announced her cousin had passed, last night. As well as Dr. Wayne Dyer, and Wes Craven. And we shall not forget about Bo Huff’s passing, a couple of weeks ago. It’s hard to go to your FB page to announce another step towards victory, in your own life, when there is such pain and sorrow in my news feed. I do my best to keep sharing my friend’s, who have passed, GoFundMe accounts, in order to keep the support coming to their children, and to my dear friend who is collecting donations to spend the last moments of her life, with her daughter, doing fun things.
Yeah, it seams selfish. I also see that things, both good and bad, happen every day. I realize you can still see the positives and the good in other things, when we go through these times. My friend, Kristi, had four tumors removed from her brain and 6 months worth of chemo, and she kicked it’s ass. We all grieve in different ways. Mine is to keep the house quiet and stay alone, with my thoughts. I typically pour over photos and memories, but since I have a studio, the doodling and painting happens, more and more. I think that’s an amazing way to get you feelings out. I feel blessed for having the tools and means to express them, as well as blessed to have known several people who are no longer with us. Keep them in your heart, and they will never go away.

Doodle of my best girl, Sweet Pea, from 1998 on a fishing trip in Mammoth Lakes.

Doodle of my best girl, Sweet Pea, and I from 1998 on a fishing trip in Mammoth Lakes. RIP, girl.

RIP Bo Huff

RIP Bo Huff

Please help Laci out, if you can.

Please help Shannon’s sons out, if you can. Troy’s Boys

Rest in Peace El Pizzo

             Rest in Peace El Pizzo

Updates on My Haus

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We had to help find this fella a new home, within a day. I had it re-homed, by a friend, within 31 minutes of my post. He has a new family and is safe. My second rescue. Here’s my first. I saved her from freezing to death. She is now Bettie Lou and lives with my […]

Brand it.

I am learning about true meaning of the word ‘branding’, this semester. I am required to create a letter head, business card, resume and logo. I have to say I was a little bit intimidated, but after I thought about it, this is what you have to do. It’s part of life. Thankfully, Pinterest has proven to be quite the source for inspiration. I’m not sure how many hours I’d have to put in to research, without the handy pin board. The site is a definite part of my process.

My collection of Fonts and Letterpress can be found, here:
Fontabulous Font

My collection of Illustrations and Designs can be found, here:
Amazing Graphics and Designs

Next will be the post of my process with the end results. I am very excited.