Friday, June 22, 2012

Palm Springs Int'l ShortFest - Here I Come!

As soon as I finish this post, I'm going to finish packing for my trip to the Palm Springs International Shortfest. Kind of hard to know what to pack given the temperature is 55 here and 106 there!

My short documentary about the Bushmen in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf - Behind the Bush - will be in the film market, essentially a giant lending library where people can check it out and view it. I'm excited to go down to schmooze with people, see films and attend the parties!

Earth's Tear

When I'm back, it's time to start filming the not-yet-named (hint: suggestions welcome) travel show. Although the goal is to eventually film internationally, we'll be staying local for now.


First stop, the Artist in Residence Program at the dump!  Yep, 6 artist per year are chosen from over 100 applicants for a residency period at the dump.  They get studio space, a small stipend and access to all the stuff you and I throw away.

Rockin' the safety vest!
They turn it into art, have a show and leave some pieces at Recology for their gallery.

It's a pretty awesome program and I'm looking forward to speaking with the artists and learning more about when I'm back.
This is just trash.  Gross.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Volunteer Vacation

You know I am a fan of the volunteer vacation.  I've gone on six volunteer builds with Habitat for Humanity, each one unique and memorable in it's own way, and I hope to one day turn that number into seven.

If ditch digging, cement mixing and house building isn't your thing - you can still have a fantastic volunteer experience abroad.  Journeys For Good is an organization dedicated to giving you all the information and inspiration you need to travel the world and make a difference.  Check out their website, book yourself a trip and then go find your passport!  Actually, you should probably switch the order of those items up just a tad.
Taking a break from painting
in Madagascar to pose
in the window. 

And if you think a Habitat trip just may be your cup of tea after all, watch the video from my 2007 trip to Madagascar to help you decide: Go Mad!