Monday, May 11, 2015

Blog Challenge Day 1

Because my life isn't filled with enough distraction, I have decided to start a new challenge.  I am playing catch up on a 15 day blog challenge.  I am doing it so I can establish a routine to take time out to write and maybe even prepare a bit.  When I am away from my writing, by this I mean not writing everyday, life does go on and the world is of no consequence.    But then when I start writing again, I realize that I miss it.  I miss the tiny moments from my day that I write with no concern of the consequences or the outcomes.  I write to simply write.  Let's call it journaling.  There is no intended outcomes.  Usually when I sit down to write, I feel a pressure to spit out brilliance at keystroke and that when I am done, the project will be finished and I can move on.  So for the next 15 days I will be accepting the challenge and blogging about it.  Hopefully I will find what I am looking for.

Challenge Day #1What is my daily success plan?

If I knew the answer to that I wouldn't be here.   I currently start my days with the best of intentions.  I wake between 5 or 6 AM, my head if filled with thoughts, ideas and a to-do list.  Then I make some coffee and breakfast and sit down with my computer.  As I attempt to start working, I am greeted by the endless array of tabs that are still opened on my computer from my late night online session.  Of course to start my day I need a clean slate so I review all those opened tabs.  And that may sound easy but then I realize I have a 2 or 3 windows with a ton of tabs opened.  Walk away! Walk away!  So I try to start closing them and then I am down the rabbit hole.  No work gets done.  Another day blown!

My success plan will open an new window with only 1 tab.  Then minimize all other open windows and not look at them until I am done getting all my to-dos out of my head.  It's really easy, if I don't open the other windows, I won't know what's there.

Onward to the challenge.

Monday, May 4, 2015

It's showtime!

Well, I did it. I'm on my way to the Hollywood Fringe Fest.
You're thinking, "woohoo Jenn, that's great! What's Fringe?"

According to their website:
The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating freedom of expression and collaboration in the performing arts community. Each June during the Hollywood Fringe, the arts infiltrate the Hollywood neighborhood: fully equipped theaters, parks, clubs, churches, restaurants and other unexpected places host hundreds of productions by local, national, and international arts companies and independent performers. Participation in the Hollywood Fringe is completely open and uncensored. This free-for-all approach underlines the festival’s mission to be a platform for artists without the barrier of a curative body. By opening the gates to anyone with a vision, the festival is able to exhibit the most diverse and cutting-edge points-of-view the world has to offer. Additionally, by creating an environment where artists must self-produce their work, the Fringe motivates its participants to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurialism in the arts.

I'm participating as part of the group from Native Voices at the Autry.  This is our first foray out away from our home away from home at The Autry in Griffith Park.  We are venturing out to the wilds of Hollywood and presenting a total of 3 shows, with 10 performances.  

Here's a quick image I made.  I just really wanted to use the picture of me in my Ronald McDonald's dress and headdress.