Copyright 1993 to Present
Copyright 1993 to Present
I created a new character out of the space needle called “Seattle Sam” last year & decided to post it. I’m working on a whole series of him/her!
I recorded a song I dreamt, called “Paycheck Before Christmas”. It’s a little bit country or bluegrass and talks about financial troubles of our times. It is posted on the following links:
I used my cartoon character , Juuichi Juuichi (a.k.a. “11:11”) in the video. My step mom & friends at Amazing Grace in Ballard, Seattle, helped me sing & we recorded it at Audio Logic INC with the fabulous Jay Kenny, who also played fiddle! Thanks everyone involved!
My friend in Baltimore put motion to my cartoon character Juuichi Juuichi! Thanks Elizabeth!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about this wild ride called life and all the different jobs I’ve had to support me and my true love…ART!
My favorite jobs were…
1) TWA Flight Attendant ~ Wow, did I LOVE that job. It suited me perfectly because I love people…I actually love serving people & love talking with everyone pretty much! Where else on earth can you find a job with so much diversity? I also love the sky & clouds and I love to travel! I had plenty of time off to make art & play…it was perfect! Sadly, we were laid off.
2) AMERICA’S MOST WANTED TV SHOW ~ Yes! I was a “Hotline Operator” for AMW. I am a child advocate & have tiger mother instincts when it comes to protecting children & always watched that show for that reason. I heard they were looking for operators & I jumped right in! Met John Walsh a few times at the studio & Xmas party… what a wonderful, kind man he is! I absolutely love him! I know you can see me on one of the old re-runs. It was a great job but after a year I had to quit because I was getting too depressed…you really need a thick skin to listen to all those horrible stories. I am just too sensitive.
3) ANIMATION ~ I love animation! So much fun! I worked at Mill Valley Animation, painting Gary Coleman, Smurfs and Pac Man cartoons & on the movie “The Plague Dogs” , painting cells, old style with Nepenthe Productions. They were the same people who made “Watership Down”. I loved it & I absolutely love cartoon & animation people! Most animation is done on computers now! BooHoo!
4) WORKSHOPS & PAINTING FACES ~ I have several workshops I’ve created that combine art & movement. My biggest passion…I love to dance & paint! Eventually, I will be offering my “SOUL TREK” dance trance & “CANVAS DANCE” art & dance workshops in Seattle. Face Painting too! I can’t wait to paint some faces! YAY!
I am thankful for all the great non-art & art jobs I’ve had that have supported me to be creative. I’m learning now, how to animate my characters & hope to have them up on YouTube asap!
Thanks For Visiting!!
That fabulous time of year again ~ HALLOWEEN!!
Kids just LOVE having their faces painted & I LOVE painting them!
Here are some more ideas I found on the web ~ I like to add my own variations & twists!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
The Art Angel ~ Face Painting
I am consistently being stopped or asked if I’m Lauren Graham or Annette Benning! What a compliment indeed! I tend to get Lauren when I’m heavier in weight and Annette when I’m thinner. Several years ago , when my hair was shorter, a woman asked me for my autograph thinking I was Annette Benning! Sweet!
It would be fun to be either of those fabulous leading ladies…if only for one day! They happen to be 2 of my favorite actresses as well!