“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”–Arthur Miller
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.
“An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.”–Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy
The 100 Years Show (2015) is a charming, sweet, and inspiring documentary short about Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera. Her work is extraordinary.
Just as intriguing?
Her life story and glacial climb to prominence in the art world. (She turned 99 during filming of the documentary.) Oh, and a work ethic that puts us all to shame.
The 100 Years Show (2015):
- Directed by: Alison Klayman
- Starring: Carmen Herrera
- Runtime: 30 minutes
- Release Date: January 2017
The film is currently streaming on Netflix (USA).
Edward Gorey was born on 22 February 1925:
This is one of the first pieces that I wrote for ASPL, five years ago.
January, although frigid and dreary, has a few compensatory gifts up its wintry sleeve that no other month can offer: a chance to rewind the clock to start, a vague idea that anything is possible, and a sense of euphoria that can only be found when the year is in its first blush. Although these feelings naturally fade as the temperature rises, you should be able to use this energy all year-long. The goals I have in mind aren’t tauntingly out of reach, nor must they be broken down into a dozen discouraging steps; they could just as easily be called Life Skills for Writers.
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“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”-Flannery O’Connor
“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”-Georgia O’Keeffe
“A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.”-Paul Valéry