Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Nightstand - SIC #1

 Something short and sweet for this entry. I don't have a before picture, just an after.  I wanted to freshen up the look of my old nightstand when I moved into the little gypsy cottage I moved into back in April of 2012.

 So I touched up the black paint with some new gloss and painted the top (previously green crackle paint) with a pale pink and painted over the dark metal handle in the same pink. After they were dry I went over it with some sealer to keep it nice.

 A tiny bit of effort and it feels like a whole new piece of furniture and it helps to keep the bedroom bright looking. 

 This nightstand was not only originally pure white, but also had been given to us free when I was in high school. If you have a piece of accent furniture, with a classic design and solid construction you can freshen it up any way, inexpensively with paints and stains to always keep it on trend without breaking the bank.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

 So just after two years I'm going to be on stage in a play again! Scary/exciting at the same time. Once again it's at the Palace Theatre in London, Ontario. Check out the details below :)

 Directed by Tim Condon

 Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experiences as a staff writer on Sid Caeser’s 1950′s television show, Your Show of Shows, this Neil Simon favourite depicts the harried writing staff as they frantically scramble to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman Max Prince. Filled with classic humour and colourful characters, Laughter on the 23rd Floor is bound to have you …well…laughing. Just a word of caution: This show contains some language that may be offensive to some people. However, as one comedian said, "If you're not offending someone, you're probably not very funny either."

Cast List
Matthew Stewart (Lucas Brickman)
Paul Blower (Milt Fields)
Tim Bourgard (Val Slotsky)
Chris Albert (Brian Doyle)
Michael Wilmot (Max Prince)
Mark Speechley (Kenny Franks)
Rick Smith (Ira Stone)
Jo-Anne Bishop (Carol Wyman)
Megan Williamson (Helen)

“This play is a Valentine to comedy itself.” – Austin Chronicle

January 17: Preview Performance $10 adult, $8 for 18 and under

This performance is also available for holders of the Cultural Access Pass

Regular show dates: January 18, 19, 20 (2pm matinee), 23, 24, 25, 26

Tickets: $22.00 adults, $18 Seniors, $16 Students, $8 children under 18

For tickets, please call The Palace Theatre box office between 10am and 4pm: 519-432-1029. Some shows will have walk-in tickets available an hour or less before showtime.



 See I have this problem, I'm not always the best communicator.

 If you know me personally you can probably see where I'm going with this. I've always had a desire to create things; beautiful things, ugly things, anything to express how I'm feeling, what I see, pay homage to what inspires me. Unfortunately I find sharing what I make or what I do difficult because I do believe that whatever you do, you infuse a little piece of yourself into it, and it's hard to share things with others that is emotionally close to you. It's like you're laying your heart out for criticism. 

 Sometimes though you come to a point where you realize that you need to just put yourself out there. It's not easy, it gets better, though maybe not right away. When I see other peoples work I get inspired, and I want my work to inspire people too. Maybe they'll see it and go "hey I can do it better", and I want to see what they come up with. I believe it will be exciting. 

 So I'm sharing things I've created either past, present or in-progress or sharing something that inspires me. I figured that if I make this promise out loud now I'm accountable to follow through on it. 

 We'll see how well this journey goes, if it lasts a day, 100 days, or all the way to the end.