Friday, September 24, 2010

MY cocoa tree has its first bean!

I planted this tree over 6 years ago.....it was supposed to be fruiting in 5 years.....but since it hadn't, I assumed it was a sterile tree....or it needed a partner.....but this month it had little flowers (again!)....and one of them turned into a pod!  Now I have to wait for the pod to get nice and long....then i will ferment it...dry it...and otherwise process my little pod to grind up into unsweetened CHOCOLATE.
...doesn't take too much these days to excite me.....

Saturday, September 18, 2010

...4 MONTHS OF FLORIDA

Here's a slideshow compilation of my summer in Southern Florida.   I hated Florida at first, but once the weather cooled down (the locals said it was still hot as ever, but I had gotten USED to it) I really loved the beauty, the diversity, the culture and the never ending multitude of places to visit and see. All of the cast and crew were a joy to work with...no screaming allowed!
  
By the way, the show was picked up for a 2nd SEASON......so perhaps I will be returning there in the future.....

Monday, September 13, 2010

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN.....

so much catching up to do!   I was going to post a slideshow of people, places and events i encountered while in Florida, but I could't get "rock you" slide show to work......
Here's a  video from my adventures with Captain Sassy and the Sea Babes....
Snorkeling and rubber rafting the Atlantic ocean, drifting down the intercoastal and docking at any restaurant/bar that met our fancy.....what a blast!  video
This is Lynn, Diane, Elodie , Lisandara and I......
....this is me in the Mangrove Forest, captured by Cap'n Sassy during a rather contemplative filming moment ..
...the smoke machine had run out of gas, the treasure hole needed more dirt and the sun was setting fast......
This is Diane, my "Key 2nd" assistant director....also known as Captain Sassy.  Diane is a fantastic Key 2nd (I'd work with her ANYTIME!) and a boat Captain. She is also a super fisherman.  She taught me about "pain in the asses" and OTHER popular intercoastal drinks.......
.....and this is Lisandra and I.....Lisandra  was the Additional 2nd AD on the show ...She too, was  a terrific AD and a blast to hang out with.
This is a picture of our super efficient no nonsense (haha!) lively Production Assistant (PA) Jackie.  We were doing a photoshoot of a a pirate and his mistress circa 1753 and the extras that were sent just did not fit the bill....so we conned jackie into doing it....and the location asst. Diego....(boy did i get in trouble for that one!)
Jackie normal (if there is such a thing):
Jackie for the photo shoot:
...the wench
her photo together with Diego was made into a painting and put into a faux historical book "The History of the Magdalena" ...about a sunken treasure and a GLADES episode theme.....
....and here is the 2nd tarot card I did for the Tarot Collective.  All cards had to have a blue line on them...that was the only uniting element.  This is the 4 of wands.  Usually I make my tarot cards with a digitalelements that i collage, cut and paste, paint, etc. Because i was not in my studio at the time,it is totally digital.
4 of Wands

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