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Long time no see, D.C.

Related Post: Plans for SPX 2013.


As you already may know, I was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the Potomac/Rockville/Bethesda area of Maryland. I haven’t had a chance to go back since 2011, so SPX (Small Press Expo) was a perfect excuse. 🙂

I had a little bit of extra time on Friday to visit the National Gallery of Art — and I am SO GLAD that I did. Ever since watching Nodame Cantabile, I discovered a great interest in Igor Stravinsky’s life and music, especially his ballets like The Rite of Spring and Petrushka. My interest became even greater with the film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (starring my beloved Mads Mikkelsen). So I was very excited to get a chance to see the exhibit “Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music.” I really learned a lot from this exhibit — about how the Ballets Russes commissioned so many amazing artists including Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, de Chirico, etc. — and enjoyed seeing the original costumes and amazing costume designs. I was also excited to see Alexander Calder’s magnificent, ginormous mobile again — a childhood favorite.

Below are some photographs I took and images from the exhibit to give you a taste of my experience!

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Outside my friend Tina’s apartment complex.

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The Washington Monument, under construction.

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The National Gallery of Art, East Building.

Diaghilev 1

Design for the front cloth from Petrushka (Copenhagen revival), 1925, by Alexandre Benois.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Diaghilev 2

Costume design for Vaslav Nijinsky from The Afternoon of a Faun, 1912, by Léon Bakst.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Diaghilev 3

Costumes from The Rite of Spring, 1913, by Nicholas Roerich.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!


Costumes from Le Bal, 1929, by Giorgio de Chirico.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

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Alexander Calder sculpture right outside the gallery.


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Brief Update

Here is a brief update on my current creative projects and endeavors…!

★ Important Note: “The Poet and the Flea 100 Day Countdown to the Premiere” is underway!! Join us on TumblrTwitter, and Facebook!

Wednesday, August 15th

  1. Did not make it to the next round of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. All of these screenwriting competitions/contests/labs are so competitive, but I just have to keep doing what I’m doing. There are still about 6 more I’m waiting to hear back from. Anything could happen!
  2. Busy with preparations for “The Poet and the Flea 100 Day Countdown to the Premiere,” which begins August 20th!

Thursday, August 16th

  • Continuing work on The Flea and The Man…

Friday, August 17th

  • Errands, errands, errands…!

Saturday, August 18th

  1. Attended The Pixel-Flick TV Actor/Filmmaker Alliance Second Meeting. Discussed some projects with Brian and received some interesting feedback/advice.
  2. Must reschedule one-on-one meeting with Brian.
  3. At Alliance Meeting, got to know fellow filmmaker J.R. better. I think he has some great ideas for potential Alliance projects! Check out his blog:  jrbiche.wordpress.com.

Sunday, August 19th

Monday, August 20th

  1. The Poet and the Flea 100 Day Countdown to the Premiere” begins today!
  2. E-mail correspondence with J. R. Going to pitch his idea for a web series at next Alliance meeting. (。◕‿◕。)
  3. E-mail correspondence with potential director/producer.
  4. Created blog for Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend (under construction).

Tuesday, August 21st

  1. Continuing work on The Flea and The Man…
  2. Continuing correspondence with potential director/producer.

Wednesday, August 22nd – Thursday, August 23rd

  • Continuing work on The Flea and The Man…


  • The Poet and the Flea: 38 pages of written script (1 page of script = 4-6 illustrated pages), and about 36 pages (1-18, 21-23, 27, 29-30 completed, and 19-20, 24-26, 28, 31-36 in progress) of illustrated work.

To Do:

  • Work on research, character sketches, etc. for Shannon.
  • Schedule second meeting with Shannon.
  • One-on-one meeting with Brian (Pixel Flick Entertainment).
  • Finish The Man Who Never Smiled by end of August.
  • Sign up with IMDbPro.
  • Apply to the Bluecat Screenplay Competition (before October 15th).
  • Sign up with Top Web Comics: Comic Rankings.


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