Epic of World Saga: From Dust to Dust

The first (non-pilot) episode of EoWs records next week. I’m rehearsing my role in whatever spare time I can eke out (kind of hard to do whilst unpacking from our recent move). It’s a fab script—smart, witty, fun, and fast-paced. My character, Gladiola, will be a semi-recurring one (not to be confused with Hilda, my main gal). She’s pretty remarkable: wily, wary, complex, and unpredictable. What a challenge!

EoWS: From Dust to Dust

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Sorry for My Absence! Please Accept This Photo of Maeve Brennan as an Apology!

Hi all! My apologies for the lack of recent posts. We moved into a new apartment two weeks ago, and have been working overtime to settle into the new place. Everything should be back to normal on the blog very soon.

Until then, enjoy this photo of the late Irish writer Maeve Brennan.

Maeve Brennan

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

Sliver of Downtown

I can’t resist snapping pics of downtown. This view of the LeVeque Tower (my fave building) was taken during last weekend’s Festival Latino. Although this image doesn’t capture the glorious Art Deco details of the LeVeque, I like how the building is framed between the trees.

Epic of World Saga: The Rescue

Epic of World Saga is my buddy Kevin’s newest project. Think of it as a modern-day radio serial that blurs genre distinctions, and you’ll get the gist. As a long-time fangirl of 1930s-1950s radio shows, I am super thrilled to be onboard EoWS going forward after the pilot episode.

I’ll be helping out in two capacities, in front of and behind the microphone: co-scriptwriting and voice acting one of the main characters (and an odd villain or two). Working with Kev is always a wonderful, enriching experience; EoWS is sure to be the most fun we’ve ever had. And that is saying a lot, as we’ve been doing this collaboration-thing for 13+ years.

I promise to keep everyone updated on our creative shenanigans. Until next time, please enjoy the pilot episode. Although only a peek into what is coming up, it’s a solo tour-de-force on Kevin’s part.

[Alternative Muses] Writerly Style: Margaret Wise Brown

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”–Yves Saint-Laurent

Iconic children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown had style to match her writing: timeless, straightforward yet unique, and unforgettable.

The stripes and strong shoulders, though clearly from the 1940s, are streamlined, edgy, and relevant:

Margaret Wise Brown Writing

Her bouncy, easy-going hairstyle is impeccably modern, and is the perfect accompaniment to her sleek, minimally accessorized dress:

Margaret Wise Brown

 Some would say that a favorite doggo is the best “finishing touch” of all:

Margaret Wise Brown by Consuelo Kanaga, circa 1940-1950

It’s no secret that Margaret Wise Brown was very outdoorsy and active, a lifestyle which effortlessly merged with her sophisticated and relaxed dress sense. She’s wonderful inspiration for anyone who values style, practicality, and a dash of whimsy. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction.

On 19th July, I saw Sarah Shook & the Disarmers at Ace of Cups. Country music isn’t my normal cup of tea, but Sarah Shook is one of the awe-inspiring exceptions.

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

On the 25th, I finally watched one of my bucket list acts: Lydia Lunch. Then I met her and gave her a drink. Good times. Satisfying times.

Lydia Lunch @ Ace of Cups