Friday, July 23, 2010

one foot in front of the other

Still working on my portfolio.  Have been keeping in regular contact with one particular photographer (Michael) generally hashing out shoot ideas and trying to organise models.  We enjoy working together and have a mutual trust which is great.  We did this shoot last weekend, always fun and always learning lots and lots trying to improve on our skills and get a feel for the industry.  He was kind enough to sponsor my Model Mayhem page and upgraded my account to Premium!  SO so kind, a good deed was done for me and I am extremely grateful. 

In other news, I have an appointment with the Cinema Makeup School in LA on Aug 30th to do a tour of the school.  I am so excited to meet and greet and get a feel for the place. 2011 is beckoning great things, I can feel it.  We  are halfway through 2010 and boy has it been an amazing year for personal growth and peace.  Every day I wake up thankful and know that there is a wonderful future ahead of me.

Monday, July 5, 2010

walk through my dream

A couple of weeks ago I came down with a tummy bug, I was pretty sick.  I had a day off work and popped on Lord Of The Rings the Two Towers into the dvd player and fell asleep.  The next day I woke up fine, but of course I couldn't not watch the rest of the movie and then the Return Of The King.  Every night before bed over the last couple of weeks I would watch a little more, until finally I got to the end.  Now I have seen these movies over and over but this time around I felt inspired.  The makeup and special effects were singing to me and I had an epiphany... hey I could do this, I could be the one creating these visions!
I have been doing a few makeup shoots here and there but to be honest I don't feel like my creativity is being channelled or challenged.  I am currently looking into Special Effects and Film/Television makeup courses.  They are extremely expensive and even more so as I will probably attend a school in the USA.  I have been in contact with Cinema Makeup School in LA and I will arrange an appointment to see them when I visit in August.  It's all very exciting, and I am loving having aspirations right now.  I hope you all are working towards something great also.  Nothing is out of reach; if you believe, you will succeed.

That's the other thing, I have my first overseas trip planned next month.  Can you believe it has taken me this long, I am 28 and now just getting out there.  It has taken many years to get the maturity and Independence to be comfortable enough though.  It goes to show that timing is everything.  I will be flying into LA then to Birmingham Alabama where my friend lives.  We will then have 2 weeks to drive around and explore the Southern parts of the USA.  I fly back and stay in Beverly Hills overnight and will spend the whole day shopping.  Any great shopping centres you guys want to fill me in on, please do.  YAY!