It happens. Life just seems to balloon in and squeeze out any room for creative pursuits.

It’s happening to me, right now. I’m meant to add photos to this weekly blog of all the things I’ve been working on, but all I have to show you are photos of ingredients. No pretty holiday meal all laid out and ready to consume; just the mise en place of things that are supposed to be finished recipes.

Because I’m keeping this real.

Here’s one:

Multi-media piece in pieces.

I started an exploration of a multi-media piece about 3 weeks ago, or so. There’s no set deadline of any kind for this, I’m just giving something a try. Still, I would have liked it finished by now.

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Well, our Halloween 2017 was, by all accounts, a huge success. We met lots of folks from the neighborhood who enjoyed our mutant maze, and we had so many Trick-or-Treaters that we had to raid a couple bags of candy we held back for “just in case”.

It was everything we hoped it would be!

Alas, the very next day, I was hit with the fever and fatigue that seems to be going around, around here.  I lost some days this week due to illness, so I’m working to rebound.

But it’s been a great week, nonetheless! Much of the focus has been on my film studio, Big Imagine, because I am officially in pre-production for my first indie (microbudget) feature film! Principal photography (that means, filming) will take place in early summer 2018, and there’s a lot to prepare for.

This past weekend, my hubby (and fellow producer) and I sat down to work on our business plan.

Business plan
Ah, the glitz and glamor of film.

And we also had a production meeting with our other producer, and good friend. It’s the whole production team, together again! We’ve done other short films and projects together, but this will be our first feature-length film.

Production meeting
Movers and Shakers, you betcha!

I have another important meeting soon, as well, and other challenges that include making a good impression. Hey, I’ve been wearing paint-splattered yoga pants and bandanas for so long, I’m not sure I remember how to assimilate back into “out-to-dinner” culture!

But I’m excited to see the beginning movements toward making this film a real thing. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time, and sometimes, I thought maybe it was time to let it go. But I didn’t.

Couldn’t, somehow.

For a while, I did have to wait. Some day, when we’ve gotten to know each other a little better, I may talk about that.

But not today.

Today, I’m not waiting–I’m walking.

Moving. Dancing.

I’m creating.

What’s something you’ve been waiting to do? Why don’t you get it down off the shelf and breathe life into it, with me?

#DontWaitCreate #TurnItLoose #GoForthAndRock

If you’ve been waiting for permission, I hereby give it.