Day 306: Eleven.Seven.13

This whole social media #tbt (#throwbackthursday) thing has gotten me. I tried to resist, but now I post away with the worst of them. Ugh.

Today’s selection was taken at a photoshoot a little over a year ago. I was living in Philly, was wishing I was dancing, and was wondering how I was going to get out of my current life situation.

It was a nice reminder of how much has changed. How much I have changed.

Photo by Aanya Photography. Styling by Styled by Ali

Photo by Aanya Photography. Styling by Styled by Ali

Here’s to another day of creativity…


Day 168: Six.TwentyTwo.13

On the way to just-short-of a week of traveling, seeing, performing.

Catching up with family

Seeing friends from all parts of my past

Performing in a completely foreign format (this is the first solo of my own work that I possibly have ever done?)

If this was a facbook status update, I would be ‘excited, hopeful, happy.’

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 164: Six.Eighteen.13

I have two tickets to give away for the show I’m performing in next week. I know people in Philly. I could find two people to take them without much effort. Instead, I decided to be clever.

I created a social media campaign to reward fans.  A good reward, I thought.

They had to do a little work to get the tickets. Fun work, I thought.

I posted the info on facebook, created a blog post on my website, tweeted it… I even paid $5.00 to ‘boost’ the post. According to facebook stats, 1,724 people saw the post. Guess how many people took part?

Yup that’s right. 0.

I’m convinced that I can get people to participate in this kind of interactive effort. I know I’m no Kid President. But I’m holding out hope that I can figure out the recipe for collective and creative dialogue.

Love Us 2013

Love Us 2013


RSA Fans: to show you just how much we ♥ you… We are offering TWO FREE TICKETS to The 4th Annual Love, Us Grand Production, taking place on Wednesday, June 26th, 7:30pm @ The Rotunda in Philadelphia.

We’re sending you on a bit of a pre-show scavenger hunt, to get you as excited about the show as we are! Here’s how this works:

1. Check out all of the amazing performers (hint, click on the ReSourceArts profile pic)
2. Do some online searching and pick a YouTube (or other media) clip from one of the performers you particularly enjoy.
3. Post the link to our fb wall or tweet it to us (@resourcearts) with the hashtag #LoveUs2013
4. One fan will be randomly selected on Monday, June 24th and WIN TWO FREE TICKETS to the hottest performance of the summer!

Or, to purchase advanced, discounted tickets RIGHT NOW, click HERE!

We can’t wait to share the ♥ with you!!!!!

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 142: Five.TwentySeven.13

Love Us 2013

Love Us 2013

So excited to be a part of this LOVEly lineup of talent.

So excited for you to come and experience the heART with us. Get advanced discounted tickets HERE.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 134: Five.Nineteen.13

My last time helping out at a series of private events.

I love the space, the food, the presentation. When in Philly, you should take a trip to visit them. Grab a coffee, some food from their all-day brunch menu (I particularly love their huevos rancheros), sit upstairs in the library, and enjoy.

One Shot Private Event

One Shot Private Event

One Shot Private Event

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 128: Five.Thirteen.13

Spreading the word and the love:

Love Us 2013

Love Us 2013

I’m pretty freaking excited to be participating in this, both as a performer and as a sponsor.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 112: Four.TwentySeven.13

This is how I spent my night… (Setting this up for other people to enjoy, that is.) Yum.

One Shot - Private Party

One Shot – Private Party

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 72: Three.Eighteen.13

I recently told a colleague – a dancer I admire very much – that I was back in DC “trying to figure out my life.” His response?

Take your time.

Such a simple statement and yet, it had never occurred to me.

True story.

My life has forever been so much about how quickly I can get things done, make things happen, accomplish, move on, move up, speed up time… that I don’t think I have ever, ever. ever stopped to think about how important it is to s l  o   w   down once in awhile.

I am particularly fighting one of my closest demons these days. I have been in DC for exactly 18 days (well, almost a week of that was actually spent in Philly, so technically more like 13 days) and I am not settled into a job, my own place, a routine. I haven’t gotten my business up and running and become self-employed. How can that be? How have I not gotten EVERYthing figured out by now?

I am fighting the temptation to become disheartened and self-depreciating.

Instead, I am trying to embrace the idea that I am exactly where I need to be – in time, and space, and spirit – in order to move forward (in time, at the right speed).

What a simple, and yet completely profound, state of mind. I aspire.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 71: Three.Seventeen.13

When I was living in Philadelphia and working (extremely hard) in a middle school, I felt fulfilled in a way I hadn’t before. But I also felt I was missing something. The creativity piece. I complained (mostly to myself, but also a good bit to my family and friends) that I didn’t have time to dance, to create, to work on my vision of owning and operating my own arts organization.

I don’t have those excuses anymore. I’m not living in Philadelphia, nor am I working in a school. And yet, here I sit, about as far away from realizing my dreams of creating and being surrounded by art as I was then. (Well that’s actually completely a lie – I did take the plunge and quit my job and move, so there’s that.)

It turns out, just the absence of the thing you say is standing in your way doesn’t mean you will actually stop standing in your own way. So now, it’s time to figure out how to two-step around myself.

Here’s to another day of creativity…