Sunday, March 28th, 2010
(The artists listed here are my personal friends. I hold them in the highest esteem. There are a few friends who have yet to be added. I’m tracking down all their websites and such.¬† )
Amanda Monfrooe: Creative soul behind Puppeturgy pursuing a Masters in Dramaturgy and Playwriting at Glasgow University in the Theatre, Film and Television Department.
Caitlin Parrish: There are no words for her. Award winning playwright, production manager, stage manager, theater critic and currently pursuing a masters in screenwrighting at USC.
Christopher Domig: I love hiss jazz but the rest of the world knows him as a brillant actor who’s been compared to a young Dustin Hoffman. He is also a recipient of the Outstanding Actor Award for Fringe NYC 2007.
David¬† Seume: Simply phenomenal singer. I personally just think he’s a great guy and enjoy every memory I have of him. His music is descibed as infused with nuanced messages informed by spirituality, philosophy, technology, and relationships in a swiftly changing world.
Felicia Bertch: The grace she posssesses lets me know there is a god. We also share the same birthday! She’s a wonderful actress as well as a hair model and yoga instructor.
Holly Hay: Founder of Triangle Wellness, Holly is a personal trainer and yoga Instruction with an MA Counseling. She has a yoga DVD which I need to purchase and was recently featured in the February issue of Runner’s World!
Jantira K: Another one of my most dearest precious friends. Known for her amazing photography, she is also an intriguing writer and she does something with print medium that I don’t quite understand but it yields beautiful art. She paints too! And she has the best style that I know! Jantira is also the illustrator behind Sly’s first children’s book, “Where’s Wesley?”
Jay in Retrograde: (The most sarcastic, condescending, funny, quirky, and creative model that I know who is just down right cool.)
John Campen: He is known for his voice. But his soul and his eyes are really the best parts. But his voice…it sounds like an angel.
Lisa Hammershaimb:¬† From designing books to logos to cakes, Lisa does it all. She’s one of my favorite artist. She does really quirky things that always works.
Liz Thompson: These days Liz is known for her new series HowToLiz but she’s also an improve artist who has worked and studied at Second City and Improv Olympic. She has also worked with Jellyfish Media. You know, the people who gave the world VeggieTales. I still love VeggieTales!
Maegan J:¬† Creator and artist behind GiveUsAKiss where she creates jewelery from metal that she has crafted. She is also an performance artist and all around creative spirit. I personally like that she always likes whatever I cook.
Matthew Gore: Photographer known for his own documentary-style approach with a focus on editorial and events. He has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings online, ReadyMade magazine, Country Living magazine’s “A Very Modest Cottage” book published by Sterling, and The Chicago Tribune. But nevermind his features…you have to see Matt dance. He’s the best!
Miles Polaski: Sound designer, composer and musician on Miles Sound Design who has been nominated for a number of Jeff Awards for his sound design. I love listening to the things he creates and have had that pleasure while working with him on shows.
Mimi Ceralde: The only thing I can say about her is that she is an experience. One that is worth engaging with. Her artistry of choice…food. Her food gives my mouth orgasms.
Samantha Rose: Photographer who shoots amazing weddings. Another great great friend who is also a very creative soul. I love her Granola Tendencies, everything she cooks and…well everything she creates. She does amazing DIY projects around her house.
Samuel Lee Polce: I believe he was once commissioned to do a mural in the city of Chicago. I could really stop there! Sam is an artist who creates these fantastical pieces that I’ll never be able to EVER afford unfortunately. He also writes and does great things in a set shop. He even modeled in a fashion show before too.
The Popes: I believe they may very well be the best wedding photographers in the ENTIRE world! I want to get married solely for the fact that they would take the pictures.
(The artists listed here are not my personal friends but maybe one day they will be)
Ali Edwards: Well known for her signature style of everyday-life scrapbooking. (I take her ideas and translate them into my collage art journals. She’s so amazing!)
Art Propelled: A South African artist who carves wooden totems and panels. WHen she’s not creating art, she’s thinking about it.
Brene Brown, PhD: The creative soul behind Ordinary Courage who is a researcher, writer and professor who studies the concept of Wholeheartedness.
Pieces of Me: (An all around eclectic artist that does some of everything. I just want to spend an afternoon with her.)
Tracey Clark: A woman who is in “constant creative motion.”
(I am a theater artist and stage manager. Therefore in my “expertise,” these are the best theaters. Either I’ve worked with them on creative projects or I’ve seen them produce life changing work.)
Art Show: A hub of art resources, shows, workshops, sellers and etc.
BackStage Jobs: The National Source for behind-the-scenes jobs in the Live Entertainment Industry
Chicago Artists Resource: A program of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs created by artists for
Chicago Plays: An alliance of theaters which leverages its collective strength to promote, support and advocate for Chicago’s theater industry locally, nationally and internationally.
Free Casting Call: The most popular free casting calls/auditions website in the world
New York Foundation for the Arts: Empowering artists at critical stages in their creative lives.
NY Theatre: A program of The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., a nonprofit corporation.
Theatre Communications Group: To strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
STAGE MANAGER RESOURCES
Ramblings of a Techie: Resident Venue Technician’s blog. Lots of useful info!
SM Network: The original online resource for stage managers. Discussion boards relating to the craft and development of the stage management industry.
The Prompt Book: Articles written about various topics about the job, the career, the lifestyle of being a stage manager.
ART/VISUAL/COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA JOURNALS
(I create mixed media collage art journals for gifts and for myself. Therefore I’m always intrigued by the latest techniques of amazing artists in the world.)
Anahata Katkin: A synergy between graphic design, painting and handmade mixed media pieces. (My absolute favorite artist!)
Kelly Kilmer: Mixed Media Artist and Workshop Instructor experiments in Mixed Media Art, Art Journaling, Collage, Artists Books, Altered Books, Acrylic Painting, Bookbinding, Composition, Design and More… Artist Mom in La-La Land
Kelly Rae Roberts: An artist, social worker and all around lover of life and people who seeks to express a sense of vitality and connectedness in her paintings and writings.
Pam Carriker: A SAHM, wife, artist, instructor, and soon to be author whose life-long love of art has lead her on a wondrous journey.
Soul Journaling: A prompt-based, mixed-media, visual journaling, or art journaling.
The One Minute Muse (YouTube): The fastest way to find your inspiration and get to the real fun… creating your own art! (These are my favorite videos in art journalling. Kept around one minute each with visual techniques of tons of things to try.)