Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photos, Kickstarter, and a New MUSICAL FILM O-STAR

An Alum of Vassar's Film Department is a great photographer, musician and filmmaker.  Dima Othvertchenko '06, was in the neighborhood and wanted to stop by to say HI.

I had the pleasure of acting in Dima's film "Anisometropia" as a government nurse in the Spring of 2006. I really enjoyed working with him for several reasons:  He is organized, he knows what he wants and how to make it happen, he goes above and beyond, and there is always fun to be had while on set. Definitely be looking for Dima in the world of film!

 I threw out the idea of photos for my actor family and he loved the idea. On Saturday, we got together and took shots of Wayne, Willo and me.  They came out great!  We each got shots as individuals and as a family.

 In return for his great work we are donating to his kickstarter campaign for his graduate thesis, a really cool sounding musical film project called "O-Star."  We would also like to draw your attention to the campaign in case you might be looking to donate :)  even a few bucks can really help!✓&term=otvertchenko

Here are some of the shots we got from the shoot and some shots of the shoot happening!
Thanks Dima!  You Rock!

Dima's website is a must see!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

No Resolutions: Reflections

It has been months since I have written.  My financial situation caused a sudden move and so life is different now. I have lots of time in the car and less time for me and my family.
It is a new year so I thought I would do some reflection rather that trying to make resolutions. This time just after the holidays is a perfect time to just rest and take a look to see what is going on.
I realized that exercise is lacking in my life and that I feel best when there is physical activity daily.
I realized that if I breathe and stay relaxed and calm when I am paying bills or dealing with finances, the money tends to come when I need it most
I realized that writing is an important part of who I am and to do more of it woud be good for me.
I realized that meditation is something that helps me to be a better person.
I realized that if I give my son my direct and undivided attention(which he deserves) he is less likely to foil my efforts to do something that doesn't involve him.
I realized how fortunate I am to be healthy, and to have the friends, family, and partner that I do.