From Rain to Fog
I can't believe it's been a month since I last wrote. Time has certainly flown by and life has changed dramatically. As of a couple of days ago, I am officially a London resident. I said farewell to the Vancouver rain and hello to the London fog (no doubt the rain is not far behind).
Why did I leave the west coast? Well, both Canadian and American immigration processes are nightmares. I got far along in the process with the US, but need to put together more evidence. I haven't even tried with Canada as the waiting process is two years. And I need to be working now. So I'm now ensconsed in the joys (ha!) of job-hunting. I so wish that my acting and writing paid all my bills, but alas, that is not the case (for now). I've been applying to all sorts of things, legal work included, but I'm really looking for something that will spark my creativity. So that I'm not dreading the work day and I feel like my 8 hours per day are spent doing something I enjoy. Along with the usual law dredge I've applied to some film, advertising and production companies. If I can't be in front of the camera, maybe I can still be creating beautiful things.
Speaking of beautiful things, how incredible is this drawing? I'm very excited to announce that this is the cover to my illustrated children's book 'The Little Cottage'. The cover and all illustrations have been done by the talented Alicia Wanklyn. However, we need help in getting this thing published. So I'm asking my lovely readers to consider donating to the cause. All the pertinent information can be found on our donation page (click here) on Indiegogo. There are various incentives for each level of donation (ranging from $1 to $2000) and the exciting thing is that the proceeds from the first run of books will go to three local Bermudian charities: The Chewstick Foundation, Friends of Hospice and the Bermuda National Trust. Now I know I'm asking a lot for financial support in completing this project, but think of it this way: you get to contribute to a lasting piece of cultural art for Bermuda, obtain some perks for yourself AND give to charity. That's a hat trick (I think. I'm not very good with sports analogies). The Bermuda Sun also wrote an article about the piece and so did The Bermudian. I'm truly touched by all the support we've been receiving, both financial and otherwise. So if you can, take a minute to read the articles and share the link to this blog or the fundraising page. I'm so excited by this project. I'm also waiting (im)patiently to hear back from the Bermuda Arts Council to see if they've sponsored us. Watch this space.
A little tunage for your day: Radiohead : 'Fog'
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