Tomorrow we will be showing a preview of items to be revealed at Le Chien, along with our project with AHVMF, at the Oscar’s gifting suite!
It has been one of the most difficult times of my life. My mother fell and had to have surgery. She was under the knife when I was flying home. As the plane landed, I didn’t know if she was dead or alive. She pulled through both surgery and recovery with flying colors. That was followed by some rather debilitating business issues. One day I will talk about all of that. For two months, I barely ate and barely slept. The thing that kept me going, the thing that kept me in an aesthetic universe, above all the drama, was creating magnificent little works of art while making plans to change the world.
I’m a writer. There is a guy named Joseph Campbell. He who wrote a book, “The Hero’s Journey”. It tracks the stages a hero goes through as he gains the strength to slay his dragons and reap the rewards. Around the end of act two, he enters the inmost cave where he comes face to face with all that is holding him back. I spent January in that cave. It was harsh. I think I aged ten years! But I came out with no hesitation. No fear. No weakness. Pure intent.
I’m here to live my artistry; to make my voice heard, to bring empathy and understanding to all places of loneliness, to make people smile, laugh, think. To live my dream out loud. MY dream, specific to my talents. I have always been a square peg that has never fully fit in a round hole, and who has never completely had the balls to carve out my own place. I do now. I’m carving as we speak.
Some wonderful people are taking the journey with me. Tomorrow we will begin our promotional drive at the Oscar’s gifting suite. Victoria Burrows, Hollywood casting director and owner of Starpaws Rescue, is bringing a sweet little white chihuahua rescue named Daisy. Laura Nativo of “The Home & Family Show” is bringing the fabulous Preston Casanova and his mini piano. And my dear friend, Julia, is bringing the darlingly sassy Miss Coco Puffz. Petbox donated 50 swag bags. Sylva Kelegian contributed 50 copies of her book, “God Spelled Backwards”, which is presently over at Oprah and Ellen Degeneres’ company right now. Stay tuned for pictures and big announcements!