06 October, 2010

an overcast spring day...

Just working on unpacking my studio today, have about three layers of clothes on so I don't get any colder than I already am... haven't slept the last two nights, and oddly both nights woke up around 3am sick to my stomach (god, I hope it's just the flu!)

It's overcast today, and for some reason I don't mind. It fits the mood I'm in. The house we just moved into is one of the original brick buildings that was built in the early 1900's (or earlier maybe), and I just found out this morning it's also the "back-drop house" for a new TV series called "The Almighty Johnson's" (I think the hundred crew swarming outside my front door and the "Lights-Camera-ACTION" shouts kina gave it away) . I was spying out my studio window as Keisha Castle-Hughes (you may know her from Whale Rider), one of the main character's of the new series acted out her lines for the camera one time after another, and maintaining her enthusiasm as if it was the first time she had said the words aloud... how do they do it? I have a hard enough time saying something once, and if I do for some reason have to repeat myself to my listener who didn't catch it the first time, I find it hard to repeat the exact words over again. So my point is I guess, I have a new respect for actors... (which is why I am especially glad now that I resisted the urge to hit "play" on my CD player to Lada Gaga during the emotional scene taking place on the other side of my door) good for me.

Anyways, I'll leave you with this video, which makes me feel a little warmer just watching it. Love the song, love the band, love this. Enjoy!

3 comments:

lori diane said...

How fun to be right where all the "action" is! On those nights or days when you are needing inspiration or just a bit of nonsence to fill your head, you can watch them outside! Maybe they'll see you and want to put you in a scene! I hope you're feeling better soon. I love that your posting so much more now!

Shariyah said...

Your comment made me smile Auntie Lori... I only "happened" to be right where the action "was", it doesn't happen all the time! And trust me, even if they did see me there would be no chance of putting me in a scene (unless that is, they were looking for a make-up-less, boho dressed artist who looked like she just woke up on the wrong side of the bed!!) haha :) That did make me smile though, and I am starting to feel a bit better, hopefully I don't wake up again at 3am with nausea...
oh, and by the way- thank you for sending me that art competition- it sounds good! I'll enter it if you do. :) Love you!

SoCalWendie said...

We are such similar creatures you and I. I've been woken up around 3am myself the last few days, restless spirit maybe? Its raining here in sunny southern Cali today and I'm in love with it all, I just wish I could sit by my window all day and watch the rain and create. Have a great day :)

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