This is one of my favourite times of the year, the decorations make me feel warm and safe and the house smells like Cinnamon & Cloves. I get most of my inspirations from my Mother and London! She has always been very into decorating at this time of year so it is no surprise that we love our Christmas trees in my family. We Knew we wouldn't be spending Christmas in L.A. but that didn't stop us from putting up a tree. [Tree #1] in line with our contemporary gray, red and white living room, the theme here was; "Our Xmas" with Red, White & Silver being the three main colours. Over in Spain (Palma de Mallorca) we have two main Christmas trees; [Tree #2] themed Silver & White, aptly called the "Winter White" tree, which blends wonderfully with the pale decor of our cosy upstairs living room. [Tree #3] in the "Christmas Room" (named that because we only ever use this room at Christmas) followed the "little Red Robin" theme, with all the decorations being a rich Red, with added white fairy lights for some twinkle and extra life!
What does your tree look like? What colours did you use this year? A.C. xo
Despite feeling content in my prior acting classes, I didn't feel like I was being challenged enough or that my peers were making me want to compete or better myself.
I was in need of a class that made me feel like I could grow, that I could be pushed to my very limit, that would awaken every part of me; as well as a class where I would feel like everyone was at a higher level than myself, that were extremely strong performers, with talent seeping from their every poor and that would consequently spark the fire of ambition, within me, that I seemed to have lost a long the way.
I was grateful to have been positioned in a class with extremely talented actors. Our last class before the holidays, allowed each actor to perform in front of the class, not limited to just scenes (which were outstanding), but included Singing, Songwriting, Rapping, Dancing among other talents. Witnessing their talents, have not only grounded me, but humbled me and left me in complete awe. I am honored that for a short while I was able to be in class with this mesmerizing array of talent. Among these talents are, Ryan Garcia, Clayton Snyder, Sarah Saunders, Courtney Hawkins, Kelly Walker, Angie Simms, Tess Niedermeyer, Heidi Niedermeyer, Ben Whitehair, Cody Kopp, Graham Outerbridge, Jay Montepare, Jeff Pierre, Angela Sprinkle and Stephen Graybill. Despite the level of talent, I did not find myself 'at home' with the methods and teaching of this studio, so alas I am on the prowl again for another coach... Alex Cartañá xo
So you gain some weight (eeehhheemm… errr yeah *gulp*) so you're like, you need to change your hair, because the blonde is getting waaaay too blonde, and your ends look like straw, and quite frankly you're just bored of long hair… so you go for a little chop, chop and you've opted for a "diiiirrrrtyy blonde colour" and then… you look nothing like you did in your headshots! CD's are starting to look at you funny… that's when you know it is time for some new pics. But…. you're strapped for cash, cause it's the holiday season and gift buying is in full force, so you opt for a "Power Hour" with the lovely Laura Burke, a couple of looks later and here we have it. I know… I need to stick to that diet, cause my Leptin Sensitivity is utterly crippling, and the weight just isn't shifting, but for now… these will do! What are your thoughts? Yay or Nay? A.C. xo
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