There are shows that feel frenetic. And then there are shows like Cityscape. Where it feels like a magical calm space we get to help create. A space where sometimes the loudest noises are the kids reactions and questions as they interact with what they see. Grateful to be a part of this magic. ❤️Cityscape #childrenstheater #sensoryfriendly #pittsburgh @jumpingjacktheater
I was called bouncy today. And it was the best. 😊 Because I feel bouncy when I feel comfortable and silly. We may not be super motivated today but we are a wee bit bouncy. Which is sort of like joy. Or bouncy balls. #bulldoglove
Art is powerful in specificity. It always surprises me how a story told about a specific person/event etc. can unfold and touch others as we say me too. @morganharpernichols work has meant so much since I’ve found her. The stories that are specific stories for one person always have these amazing ways of touching my heart and I say me too. So here’s to the things that call to our hearts. To sunshine and the tired feeling after a run. To allowing silliness and playfulness despite it all. Tell stories.
Luna kisses come to the rescue when you’ve had bad runs and the news has been hard.
My run today finished with me walking ...😡 some days you try and you find yourself 13 steps back from where you want to be. That’s why I love this flower. It shows up in August on the side of the road. And clings on stubbornly through fall. It is sort of ugly in ways. But soft and hardy and beautiful. Today I’m going to be like this flower. Keep showing up. Even when the steps to get there are ugly like the flowers stem.
A hug in a mug.
The news has been hard. I can’t tell you how many stories I have witnessed of women telling me of abuse. One is too many and there have been many more than one that I have sat and heard the words of pain spoke. I stand with women today. I share my tears. I believe you. I see you. And I long for a day when men and women are free to see women as human. Where I no longer fear for myself or the women in my life. And I can think of no better words than Maya Angelou’s. Women you are phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me. (That’s you.) #believewomen
Instagram is generally a representation of the steps in our journey that feel like we are moving forward. But often my life is one step forward, two back - ok maybe fifteen back - one step forward. It’s more of a dance than a straight line. 🤦🏻♀️ The steps moving backward aren’t fun. They usually require a pause a good cry picking yourself up and trying again. Life has all sorts of hard things some little some big. And I don’t think there are always lessons to be learned from the pain. Sometimes it’s just suffering. But my question is what can I do with the suffering. To honor it. To acknowledge it and perhaps take those backward steps and redirect or make something new. But more than anything it’s the people who stop and walk with me when things go backwards or stop that is maybe even more of what it’s about. I’m thankful for people who sit with you when you have a big ugly cry. It doesn’t fix things. But it’s nice to have people stand with you. And I just want to say car mechanics are some of my favorite people. 😊
One of my favorite parts of creating and performing is meeting other people who are creating and making work and learning about what they love. Check out some fun action photos from last weeks All the Fights! Taken by @kitcme if you are looking for a photographer in #pittsburgh be sure to check out her work! #photographer #movement
It has been such a gift to spend this month of August at @pearlartsstudios ! Thank you @pearlartsstudios for all you do to support artists and for your generous and supportive welcome. And to such a fun audience tonight - thanks! Thanks to @jp4worklog for the opportunity to be a part of something he is so passionate about and to create with such a generous group of creatives! It has been a month of joy! @claire_sabatine @_shannondonovan_ @sa.rah.if Taylor and Adam @_arianasaurus Thanks! ⚔️. #Repost @pearlartsstudios with @get_repost
Thanks to the artists of PearlDiving Movement Company Fall 2018 @michiyayadance and @jp4worklog ! So much amazing work was done this month. Please keep us in the loop for next things. Big Love and please don’t be strangers! So meaningful and strong. Thanks to my amazing team! @kitcme @sonofally_ @soysostuffsoundrec Thanks to all these wonderful people that came out to See and support! #pdmrshowcasefall2018
#dreamjob #lifeisart #artislife