I contemplated about quitting my blog. I was going to do it and I hesitated…
Yes, I’m still here.
It’s been extremely busy. Whoever reads these posts know that I work in choral music, drama, and voice overs. I’ve never been busier. It’s a little frightening but at least that I can say that I’m a full-time working arts educator/artist.
I’ve finally finished my audiobook training with Vanessa Hart. She’s wonderful and I already miss our training sessions. When I worked with Vanessa, I sincerely LOVED books! Funny thing, I worked in the library for 4 + years as I was getting my music education degree.
If you would like to find my demos, please check here. I am auditioning at this time while preparing for our Winter Fine Arts Concert this December and preparing drama students for their performances at the Alliance Theatre.
ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange)
Other voice actor news is that I took the ToonedIn workshop with Stevie Vallance via Voiceover City Atlanta and will take the more intensive workshop in 2014.
Why? Good question. I had wanted to take her workshop for several months. Now, that I’ve finished the audiobook training, I’m a little unsure about cartoons, but it was very enjoyable and I see character building involved with it. Right now, I am in audiobook mode and will pursue that here in Georgia. Three other people who I would like to work with eventually are Julie Williams (long form non-fiction), Nancy Wolfson (commercials), and Gabriella Nistico (radio imaging). I’ve met all three. Pat Fraley was awesome as usual too. At the end of the day though, you just need to work. lol The educator in me can’t be a student forever. I was able to take a class with everyone on that list so maybe that’s it. We’ll see.
Other news? Joshilyn Jackson, the NY Times Best Selling Author of Gods in Alabama wants to record in my studio to narrate a book for a friend who’s published with MacMillan. I love this. It’s a blessing (I pray) and will see where this goes. I never knew she was a Best Seller. I didn’t know who she was, maybe that was a good thing. We attend the same church and I see her all the time. That’s great.
God is good. Yes, indeed.
I’m praying about my personal life as well. I want God to deliver for me who He wants for me. It’s been a struggle for many years. I’m thankful for God’s care. Men and I are great but it hasn’t worked out for me for the long-term. We’ll see. There might be a change soon.
Got new headshots. Have to update approximately every couple of years. lol This type of work is expensive and it’s not for everyone.
Other than that, which is a lot, I haven’t written consistently in a few months. I’ve skipped here and there lately.
If you read this blog, let me know that you’re out there. I would love a shout out. I don’t write for the masses, maybe I should with pretty pictures. I write for myself and to keep a memoir out about my working life in the arts. It may turn around so that I can be more helpful to the audience. I should. I know that several people want to get into voice overs, acting, and/or music. Yes, I joined the Recording Academy as well.
If people say that you can’t make a living at this, people are wrong. You can.
Sometimes multi-tasking works for some, not everyone, but it can work using your voice, working in music, movies, and media.