Previous to this relationship I was used to going- with my polyamorous ex as an awesome party/play partner- to Lightning In A Bottle, Fuente, DoLab parties, downtown loft parties, openings, exhibits, wine-tastings, etc. Being (only) with my new partner, I feel like I'm losing touch with my amazing artistic community, which feeds my creative expression in life.
As he has no interest in expanding his experience into these arenas, I now find myself putting up a profile on OkCupid.
I'm good at writing and editing other people's writing. I can read any author and get the "feel" of their style and write something as if I was them and you wouldn't know the difference. (None of my time is spent doing that these days.) My own style is pretty unique as well. Right now I'm e-publishing my first novel. I don't know if I'll write another but I finished this one and I'm happy with it and excited to share it. It's called "Fringes" and is available at smashwords.com and Amazon.
I've played classical piano since I was six but after I learned my favorite Chopin piece- the Fantasie Impromptu that anyone who's ever heard the built-in keyboard demo songs at Guitar Center will recognize- I stopped focusing on dead composers' music and started writing and singing my own. Don't know where that's going but I'm having fun. I do still play the occasional nocturne or etude from time to time.
Sometimes I paint though I don't consider myself "a painter," but I had a few pieces up in the LA Municipal Art Show at Barnsdall last August, and more recently at Artwalk at The Brewery. I paint spines.
I'm a raw vegan chef but not because I went to culinary school. When I got into raw foods ten years ago, there were maybe two raw culinary schools in the country and nothing close to me. I ordered recipe books online, made some things, they tasted good, so I started selling them in health food stores and that's how I'm able to spend my days dancing, writing, singing, and painting now, instead of going to some 9-5 situation. I cannot imagine answering to any boss other than mysel
What I truly excel at though is enjoying life. I love that it's noon on Thursday right now and I have no one to answer to but myself, no where to go but wherever I feel like going. I haven't used an alarm clock in over a decade. Also, I don't own a television.
But not to worry- no birds were sacrificed for my fabulous do- I know the names of the parakeets whose feathers went into my hair accessories and their feathers were lovingly collected from the floor of the house they freely fly about, over a period of weeks as they naturally molted.
...Can't say the same about the cows whose skin became my leather boots but hey, I do my best.
Last movie I saw was "Pina" which I loved. Love 3-D movies in general. Avatar was spectacular. Before that was Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (European version, which I much preferred to the American). Prefer the more unique and creative stories/plotlines/approaches of European movies to Hollywood blockbusters in general, though reading subtitles after 11pm can put me to sleep, so if it's later in the evening, best if I only attempt movies in languages I speak.
Going to Lucent Dossier this weekend (seen them many times at festivals and love them). I always go to Cirque Berzerk when they're in town. Girl Next Door is fun. Love all the vertical arts shows- pole, tissu/silks, hoop, Cirque du Soleil's edgier shows...
Last thing I listened to on Spotify was Lullaby Renditions of Bjork. Listening to my Combustible Edison station on Pandora right now. Some of my other favorite Pandora stations are Groove Armada, Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Trentemoller, Tricky, Psygone, OceanLab, CocoRosie, Lady Gaga, India Chill...
Last place I ate out was Cafe Gratitude. Before that, Figaro Cafe in Los Feliz- awesome deal on carafes plus they let you sit there for hours, like you're at a real French cafe in...France ;) If it weren't for cheese I could easily be vegan. On my own I eat mostly raw, mostly vegan, but when I go out I enjoy Italian, Mexican, Brazilian, Indian, Thai- it's always easy for me to find veggie options.
My hair girl.