Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tango as a metaphor for life


Last October I took my first tango lesson and was instantly hooked. Not only was my love for dancing fulfilled, it was also a challenge for me to let the leader guide me around the dance floor without seeing where I was going. What a great metaphor for life in allowing the moment to unfold... Being a very determined and self-reliant woman, I found it both satisfying and necessary to wait for the next step to be lead from the heart. But the leader can only invite me to take that next step and I have the option to embellish and add something unexpected to the mix. Tango is a dance of improvisation, passion and intensity and its exactly how I live my life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Expanding circles

Today I met with Diane Gilleland (Sister Diane with the Church of Craft) who will be a featured artist on Issue 7 of the DVD magazine. She is also an incredible source of information on how to use Etsy as a marketplace tool and I learned a lot more about how to finesse my store. I realize that with letting go of the regular subscription issues of the DVD, I will have much more time to devote to writing in my blog and expanding my circle of friends on-line. I have a lot of ideas cooking and in the coming months, I hope to bring those to my blog.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

INDIE ARTS is going to the next level

After working feverishly on publishing a two-hour DVD every three months, I will be transitioning into doing more of my video collage artwork after Issue 9 - Fall 2008. I have so many ideas of things I want to express about the heart of creativity, inspiration and courage using special effects that I have been teaching myself with Adobe After Effects. I will also be learning 3-D animation and compositing techniques to tell the fantasy stories I have planned. I want to thank all those who have supported me for the last couple of years and invite you to journey with me into the future.

Friday, February 1, 2008

VIDEO - Michael deMeng Paint Demo - Issue 7

In this short clip from his paint demo in Issue 7 of INDIE ARTS: The DVD Magazine, Artist and Author Michael deMeng shows how to make a plastic figurine look like aged ivory.
Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)

VIDEO - Daris Judd Interview Clip - Issue 7

Mixed Media Artist Daris Judd talks about the creative process in this short clip from her interview in INDIE ARTS: The DVD Magazine, Issue 7. 
Formats available: MPEG-4 Video (.m4v)