Thursday, June 26, 2008

Maybe I should go into writing

I received a nice surprise in the mail yesterday. A book by the name of Exploring Nirvana: The Art of Jessica Park. What was especially nice about it was that I actually have an essay published in this book.

Back in 2004, I was involved in a FPA class at MCLA that was putting together an exhibition of Jessica Park's work. Jessica Park is a native of Williamstown, MA, which is only about 15 minutes from MCLA, and she is autistic. Her autism gives her this tremendous sense of detail and color, which has subsequently resulted in wonderful paintings of various subjects, mainly landscapes and buildings. When putting together this exhibition, everyone did an essay based off of one of her paintings along with a great deal of research on autism. After putting together the exhibition, our professor had stated he wanted to eventually put together a book with our work. Apparently the book finally got published not too long ago and my essay made it in.

I realize it is only a small thing. The book itself was published by the school and I don't even know what kind of circulation it will get. But it was a very nice feeling having something I wrote published.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Whoa, you're still here?

Haven't posted in forever!

Probably because it seems like not much has been happening. I am sure things have been happening but I was never really inspired to blog about it. So what has been happening since April?

I've been involved with a production of Fiddler on the Roof for a bit. We opened last weekend and we go into our final four shows starting tomorrow. It was a very difficult road getting to the show, but so far it has been worth it. I've been having a good time with it. My family and girlfriend saw the show this past Sunday and enjoyed it. Although it figures I would drop the bottle during the bottle dance that night. But that's ok.

Speaking of girlfriend, Jamie and I have been dating for exactly a year since Monday. Time flies. But it has been a wonderful year and I know the next coming years will be just as great. We've been able to spend a lot of time together this summer so far. One event we are looking forward to is Kaleidoscope's "Party of the Year" next week.

Right now I am just trying to get a summer job/part-time job. I'll take a summer one but one I can keep during school would be best. So far the applications haven't been taking. But I will still be doing some Boston shows and maybe if SOTP pays what they owe me I'll be good.

Also on the creative end, I put in some applications for some local films, most of which are actually paying gigs. So far I've heard from one and I have a reading on Monday. It would be $50 a day if I get a part. Keep your fingers crossed.