Monday, January 12, 2009


I have a confession to make. I love musicals. I have loved musicals ever since I was a child and played the Sound of Music soundtrack over and over until the rest of my family begged me to stop.

The reason I bring this up is I received the special edition DVD of Mama Mia as a Christmas present from my son. I had already seen the movie twice but I what I really wanted to watch were the special features. I love to see how a movie is made, where it was made and hopefully a peek behind the scenes.

I am always a little envious as I watch all the actors and production crew appearing like they are having a blast working together. Now, I know there is a lot of stress involved in any large scale production whether it be a movie or a live stage presentation, but all I see is camaraderie and fun.

I pretty much work alone and for the most part I love and cherish my solitude. I think this is true of most artists and may actually be a requirement.

Feeling isolated at times is also part of the package. I managed to minimize this a bit when I moved into my studio 4 years ago. My studio is one of many located upstairs from the Art Foundry Gallery. When I am there it's great to bounce things off of other artists and just have what I imagine are "water cooler conversations".

I recently joined a new co-op gallery and feel like this will also help me taste a little bit of that "working together for a common cause" experience I wish for at times. It's a brand new co-op and I really had no intention of joining until I saw all the work that had been done by the artists that started it and heard what their vision was for this space. I am excited to be part of this group of passionate, hard working professionals. I will share more about this later.

Next movie in my Netflix queue - West Side Story.........................

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on the musicals - I love them! I haven't seen that movie yet though!