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Avarice was either an artist’s dream or nightmare because of the amount of work it required, and my good friend Kelsey Sullivan was definitely up to the challenge. Her vital contribution doesn’t come until the end where The Girl wanders through a passageway with drawings of twisty, pyschedilic trees lined up on either side of her.

I had seen some of Kelsey’s work previous to the film, and I knew she would be the perfect artist for an other-worldly forest. I approached her early in our preproduction phase, and her work was nothing short of spectacular. It was truly one of the most impressive aspects of the film. While familiar with the art world, this was Kelsey’s first experience in filmmaking. Hopefully we didn’t turn her off to it too much! We had the opportunity to ask her a few questions so you can check out the artist behind the art! Continue Reading…

I was looking for a pair of flip-flops a while back. Most of them don’t fit my narrow feet. I thought, “why not make a pair?” So, I did. I bought one of those soft squishy floor mats, cut up a pair of tights, and made some cool shoes.

Sometimes we take ourselves far too seriously. I am resolving to dive into the ‘why not’s?’ and see what happens. What about you? What’s holding you back?

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I have recently been introduced to the world of self promotion, and we’ve gotten off to a shaky start. It’s definitely something to get used to, unless you’re just a super confident person, which let’s be honest, most people in the arts are not. I’ve learned a few things through my whining and complaining about how I now have to be a self promoter; so here are 3 common excuses and reasons why you should push past them: Continue Reading…

My favorite color changes. My favorite song, my favorite pass time, my favorite flower– well, I don’t even know that I have one, actually. Someone asked me that the other day and I didn’t know. Don’t most women know what flower they like? I suddenly felt this opportunity to lay claim to some special flower as being “my favorite flower.” Continue Reading…

Learning to entertain yourself is important. If you are, what I refer to myself as, a “feeler,” it is important to be aware of your surroundings and how you can be the infector of positive atmosphere, as opposed to being the one to bring things down. Continue Reading…

I wouldn’t call myself Houdini, but I have been able to find the solace of listening to the voice within among a world of distractions.

As an artist it’s easy to find stimuli, but to find inspiration in a quiet place is a key component to the creative process.

Below are some ways that have helped me.

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