I'M BACK!

Sorry for the extended lapse in posting. I've been, well, busy DOING stuff and not DOING stuff. Here's more.

Hello Friends!

It's been a while, too long actually. I've had a lot going on and also a lot not going on.
I plan on elaborating on all of this in further posts, so stay tuned if any of it stirs some intrigue deep within you.

Since Thanksgiving I have made a short film for a local filmmaking competition called Z-Fest.
I gathered a really bomb crew and it was a total treat to make this hilarious short film with them.
Here's the trailer is you want a sample:

We actually got nominated for a handful of awards, which is really just the icing on the cake.
If you want to go see it on the big screen, you should buy your tickets for the Z-Fest Best of Fest screenings and award ceremony on Friday March 24 at 7pm. 
I'm really excited to share more about this project and the process in future posts as well as share information on where you can screen it at a film festival near you (fingers crossed.)

I started pre-production on a music video for Sophia's Tragedy.
I'm really excited about this collaboration and it will be my first ever official music video.
The band leader and I both really love the concept that I dreamed up and we've got the perfect cast. We've been running into a few snags, including my own writer's block.

WRITER'S BLOCK?! What?! aaaand now you know the real reason I haven't been posting.
It seems so overdramatic. I don't even consider myself a writer, but I come up with stories and sometimes I have to write them down. If I'm blocked, this becomes a really big problem.

Never fear, I've been working through it - as this post can be a testament.
I bought the book The Artist's Way a while back out of curiosity because a friend had done the process a while back. I barely touched the book until a few weeks ago, I thought it might be a little too "woo woo" for me. Out of desperation, I decided to give it a go.

It's great. It's really really great. It's only been a few active weeks and I'm already having a lot of big realizations about myself and my process. So, that's cool.

I also decided to start a Cookbook Club out of a need for greater sense of community and, of course, a love of making and eating food.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, it's like a book club except we pick a cookbook every month and everyone prepares a recipe (or two) from the book. Then we all get together and have a big ol' yummy meal and talk about our experiences. We are always looking for new members, so if you want in on that action stay tuned. I will be posting more on this soon.

I've been slowly but surely re-reading Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones
This adorable little book was assigned for a creative writing class in college and it's complementing The Artist's Way very nicely. It's a great book if you are ever interested in writing more. 

Nick and I have also been adventuring with the adventure dog, Arlo, as much as we can - and can tolerate the weather. Spring is around the corner, so prepare yourselves for a lot more nature photos.

On top of all of that junk, I've had some pretty rad opportunities at work. Some self made, some that have fallen on my lap. So it's been fun to stretch out of my comfort zone and do some neat stuff at the stuffy ol' corporate job.

I'm probably forgetting some stuff. Got a lot of hopes for the future, including hoping to carve out some time to write more here.

Thanks for reading!