Had a weekend off from Shakespeare and took my camera along to see Joan Jett and The Blackhearts in Dundalk, MD. Stood next to a tree in my Athenian hat*, took some photos but mostly enjoyed the concert. Made for a nice break. Heard new music which I enjoyed, songs that amuse me ended up on the set list ("The French Song" and "A.C.D.C.") and I appreciate anyone who can work uncouth into a lyric. There was another word choice that I thought to mention but it has escaped out the door of 2 a.m. Thank you once again, Joan Jett, for an excellent night. Also affordable, which is appreciated. I'm due another shopping expedition to the Blackheart store whenever my scheduled freelance deposits actually start arriving with some regularity (apologies but I needed to vent about corporate inepitude just for half a minute somewhere.)
And so much for eloquence. Maybe I'll try a ramble. Thinking again about the characters I started with after last year's visit to a Joan Jett concert. Have been considering whether comics are the medium for me. Put Blink Kitty Love animations together to send as examples of Flip Boom to the Toon Boom social media guy and found myself impressed by their rawness + the edge I managed to get in occasionally. I like the flow of animation; I like not having to worry about what size paper to print on, how to afford the paper to print on and how to distribute. And I think I've always been influenced by Scooby Doo and Rocky and Bullwinkle. I find hints of them in my art sometimes. And thanks to a concentrated effort, first #10000robots3000guitars or something like that and recently, regularly posting digital art on the Blink Kitty Love Signs of the iApocalypso Tumblr, I know my art is improving.
But first, I have a stated goal to do the Midsummer Night's Dream of the century. I've split it into three parts, it's exhausting, confusing, the actors are going off book this week (never a good phase) and we open in less than a month. And that will cap more than 8 months of theatre. And allow me a pause to listen to all the winds and whispers from my inspirations and try to steer.
Click through to see the entire photo set:
Here's another; Jett had a lot of energy for a hot night:
And one of the weirder but fun Blink Kitty Loves:
*keeping three worlds of #3dreams straight with hat + clothing choices. helps me maintain the individual moods.