20 May 2013
in Acting, audition, blogger, career, co writing, gratitude, inspiration, Life, Mother, movie, music, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: act, acting, art sake, artists way, audition, casting, co write, create, creative, film, filming, full sail, independent, julia cameron, lyricist, movie, side, Singing, studio, writer
This week was a journey. It was a journey filled with many emotions. Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we? So what is the latest on my artistic pursuit of creative rebellion? Well, lets see I started film class last week at Art Sake Studio. Check it out at http://www.art-sake.com/art-sake.com/Home.html. The class rocks and I already feel like I am learning more than I could imagine from one class. The class is inspired by one of my favorite author’s Julia Cameron (author of book ” The Artist Way”). This class encourages its patrons to attend as many auditions as possible in order to unleash the inner artist and to encourage personal growth. So this Saturday, I went to Full Sail University’s open casting call for local films. I was expecting to audition for two movies. However; when I arrived there was a long table set up with about six creative projects including video game auditions. There was a moment of panic followed by sheer excitement. I went down the aisle and signed up for each casting available. There I sat with five clipboards filled with information about each casting, followed by sides. “Sides” refers to the specific set of lines from the script of an acting project that your child (or you) must learn prior to an audition. It took some time to organize all the paperwork, sign the releases and remember which “Sides” belonged to the appropriate paperwork. I thought, ”If I can figure out how to organize this mess, it’s half the battle.”
I highly recommend auditioning at Full Sail. The staff was very friendly and the casting directors were also friendly, approachable, and eager to get the best shot. The directors were professional and provided feedback. Check out Full Sail’s site at http://www.myspace.com/fullsailcasting. I was there from 3 pm until 6:30 pm auditioning for five projects. It was a long wait but worth it. Why? Because I left with increased confidence. I felt great about the performances I gave and the courage it took to show up. So I encourage you to do the same. Find the courage within to do something you’ve always wanted to do and do it, without question.
Film business has taken the driver’s seat this week. So last night I changed it up by meeting with a friend and co-writer to solidify our song and to make arrangements to record in the upcoming week. Cannot wait to share with you! Mostly, I am feeling very grateful for the support of my husband and family which allows me to go on these auditions. Our daughter Olivia Daisy always inspires and her smile pushes me onward.
It’s been a week’s journey. It feels like this is really happening. That I am becoming the artist I always wanted to be.
Live. Love. Create.
03 May 2013
in blogger, gratitude, inspiration, lyrics, Mother, music, musical, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, Blogger, blogging, family, gratitude, guitar, hope, inspiration, lyrics, Music, positivity, Singing, teaching, thank you
This Monday I will be singing for the 2nd time after a long break (post baby). I’m excited and surprised myself recently when I picked up the guitar again (literally). I have a love/hate relationship with the guitar. It dates back to many guitar lessons, in which I didn’t feel I was learning the guitar in the way “I should”; as dictated by teachers. So I learn differently and needed the teacher’s “style” to adapt. Several of my music teachers were unwilling to find a method that worked for me, rigidly wanting to stick to their own style. So after a few attempts to privately train; I decided to teach myself. So far so good. I know a few guitar chords and can strum, so this is a start. Monday night, I will be singing original lyrics and strumming my guitar at a local coffee shop. It shall be fun!
Lately, I have been very inspired by consistently saying my “thank you’s” about everything in this life. I’m thankful for every bite of delicious food, the home I live in, the baby and family I have. Its being as grateful for the small things, small moments as I am for the bigger things and bigger moments. As I give more gratitude, I feel more positivity and it magnifies in expected and unexpected ways. That’s the best way I know how to describe the feeling.
Well keep on giving and stay tuned for my new original songs/lyrics to be posted.
07 Apr 2013
in ballads, blogger, career, co writing, gratitude, inspiration, lyrics, Mother, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: artist, credo coffee, florida, lyrics, Music, open mic, orlando, shop, Singer, Singing, Song, Songwriter, Tea, Writing
It’s been awhile since I have written…well not too long. I wrote blogs for sixty days. However, I promised myself that after the sixty days; I’d only post relevant information to my writing, singing and acting.
So here is the latest news. I performed at Open Mic night for Credo Coffee Shop last Monday evening in College Park, Florida. My family and friends supported me in many ways. I asked my parents to babysit and I had sisters/friends who came out to root me on. I was overcome with gratitude for their support. Below is a peak at the YouTube clips of two songs I wrote.
First song: No Home Without You (Co Written: Kimberly Beaman and Susie Foster-Trewick; Vocals by Kimberly Beaman) Copyrights 2013
Second Song: Just One Tear (Lyrics and Vocals by: Kimberly Beaman) Copyrights 2010
Looking forward to more open mic nights!! Thanks for viewing!
23 Mar 2013
in ballads, blogger, co writing, gratitude, inspiration, lyrics, Mother, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: art, co writing, country, creativity, florida, lyrics, Music, Singing, Writing
There is something so exciting, glorious about co writing. At first the road can be bumpy because you have two people who often come from different writing styles. But the journey of writing as a team is fun. Tonight my friend and I completed the lyrics to a new song. We had never worked together before. We didn’t know what to expect but we are both very optimistic. The art of writing lyrics together is a creative art form in and of itself. It is like waves of an ocean which begin to take form and flow in unison.
Creative juices are flowing at rapid pace. I am beginning to see this life transition in full effect. I’m embracing any fears that creep up and jumping into unknown and known territory.
And with that, good night. Not much more to say. Stay tuned for our song, whose title will be released when I post the track.
06 Mar 2013
in ballads, blogger, co writing, Coffee, Life, music, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: college park, credo coffee, lyrcist, lyrics, Music, Singer, Singing, Song, Songwriter, teas, winter park
Mondays are usually for chores which typically include house cleaning, reorganizing and cleaning baby items, cooking etc…However, I decided to “change it up” Monday. I spent Monday doing visualization exercises, vocal warm-ups, resting and even went to my first open mic night at Credo Coffee Shop in College Park. I truly enjoyed attending open mic night. There was exceptional talent. This coffee shop is devoted to community service and even offers a “price range” for select beers, coffee and teas. There is a menu that lists a price range per item. You are asked what price you want to pay for each item purchased. Pretty cool! I noticed that people tended to donate high rather than low. Perhaps, because you are not forced to pay a specific price. Also the consumer knows payment supporting local coffee shop and community service organizations. So it’s all good!
Check out Credo Coffee Shop at http://www.downtowncredo.com/
Not much more to say about Monday.
04 Mar 2013
in Acting, blogger, career, Coffee, gratitude, inspiration, Life, music, venue, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: artist, arts sake, college park, credo coffee, destiny, fate, film, inspiration, life change, mindfulness, Music, Singer, Singing, studio, sugarland, transition, winter park, Writing
Okay so I broke my own rules. I have done it before and I will do it again. Yes, bloggers and fans; instead of writing my usual daily post, I decided to write one big post about the weekend. Please forgive me! Rules were meant to be broken.
The weekend was filled with inspirational moments. I was inspired by artists this weekend. It began with the discovery of a hip coffee shop located in College Park. ”Credo Coffee Shop” online message reads, “The downtown credo reminds us to refuse the natural tendency toward floating through life “merely existing” and challenges us to pursue lives of meaning and purpose. We’re finding that the best starting place is service. As we begin to engage the city creatively finding ways to serve, we’ll enter into a cause that can support the weight of our lives. We’ll encounter more fulfillment and see more joy.”
I adore this message of service and community!!! I learned about this shop through a friend and celebrated a surprise birthday party there Saturday evening. Check this place out at http://www.downtowncredo.com/meaning/
There is an open mic the first Monday of every month. I am super excited as I want to meet other singers/songwriters and my goal is to begin singing my very own original tunes there. If you want to learn more about open mic night check out this link:
Performers get ten minutes to sing two original songs and impress the audience as well as the panel of judges. Three finalists are invited back to the stage at end of the evening to perform one more song. Performers are judged in 5 different categories including vocal performance, songwriting, playing ability, stage presence and audience response.
I plan to attend my first Monday viewing of amazing talent tonight!!! This weekend was filled with discovery. I signed up for a Film Class and plan to sharpen my acting skills on camera. It has always been a dream of mine to act on film. Can you tell I did a lot of dreaming this weekend?
On my drive back from dropping our daughter off to school, a song came on called “Something More” by Sugarland. This song truly spoke to my heart and soul. It describes how I feel about a life transition which has been occurring over the last year. Check out this song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp5foT32tKM
Here is my favorite verse(lyrics) in the song;
“Some believe in destiny, and some believe in fate
I believe that happiness is something we create
You best believe that I’m not gonna wait
‘Cause there’s gotta be something more”
And with that, good day and have a great week ahead,
26 Feb 2013
in Acting, audition, blogger, career, child, inspiration, Life, Mother, spirituality, Writing
Tags: acting, audition, baby, brain, child, commercial, deepak chopra, mindfulness, parenting, potential, Singing, super brain, tampa, Writing, yogurt
Today was a stellar day! I had an audition today for “Liberte Yogurt” Commercial. Right now I am in Tampa, Florida at local Starbucks waiting to visit with my girlfriend. The drive wasn’t so bad because I listened to an audio CD in the called “Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being.” by Rudolph E. Tanzi, Deepak Chopra. I must admit that after the first half of this CD, I questioned if I could continue listening to a book on CD. Why? Because music usually perks me up on long rides and I was already recouping from lack of sleep (previous night). However, the author kept me tuned in detailing innovative health information regarding the unlimited potential of our brains. One point that was discussed repetitively was that we have power over our brains. Our brains do not control us unless we allow it to do so. In other words, we can all tap into unlimited potential and heal our mind, bodies and soul.
The only thing that is missing right now is Olivia. We played this morning before she went to school. However, it never seems enough as I love her to pieces. And of course any couples time (date nights) we can get, we take. We cherish each and every moment we spend together as a couple and as a family. I’m feeling really grateful for family and for opportunities that continue to arise. This career transition happened for a reason. I’m very excited of what is ahead!
24 Feb 2013
in audition, Baby, blogger, Life, lyrics, Mother, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: audition, baby, Blogger, central florida, commercial, cowriting, family, highlights, lyrics, mindfulness, Singing, sleep, Writing
Day 46 marked 100 posts!! WOO HOO!
Highlights for today:
* Preparing for commercial audition which will occur on Monday.
* Being a mommy and all the joys that come with this role!
* My husband and I decided to start co-writing. Our first co writing session looked like this.
“Okay lets begin our co writing.” To which he replied, ” Okay. I am so tired.”
I then said, “Alright, do you want to just brainstorm ideas?” He replied “Sure.”
We wrote down three ideas and began rubbing our eyes with sheer exhaustion.
I laughed and said, “Okay that’s a great first session! Time to go to sleep.”
We are definitely parents.
19 Feb 2013
in Baby, blogger, career, gratitude, Life, lyrics, Mother, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, cafe, co writing, gratitude, lyrics, mom, mommy, motherhood, power house, Singer, Singing, toys, Writing
Happy President’s Day! Today started off on the sluggish side. Why? Because I was recovering from a long weekend of fun and productivity.
Highlights for today:
* I continued the process of co-writing song with a new friend. It is a song we are both enthusiastic about. The song is looking better and better each time we co-write. (We will reveal song when finalized)
* My family and I enjoyed an afternoon relaxing in Central Park and lunch at the Power House Cafe in downtown Winter Park. I usually get the hummus and tabouli wrap but this time, I craved the falafel sandwich. It may sound odd, but I need ketchup with it. Power House Cafe has something for everyone. The smoothies are to die for. They are blended with natural, healthy ingredients without added sugar. I tried the chocolate Almond Smoothie. Yummy! Check out the menu at http://www.powerhousecafe.com/ . We even ran into previous neighbors. Olivia was over joyed about seeing her first crush. They hugged for what seemed to be five minutes, played ball and said “zoom zoom” to toy trucks.
* Right before bed, I do the usual routine. I pick up my daughter’s toys off the living room floor, placing them in the appropriate place. Usually I do this, halfway asleep, ready for bed. But this night was different. Yes I was still sleepy however, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with love, joy and gratitude for doing this simple act. In that moment, I felt so proud to be a mom to Olivia Daisy. I thought “This is the joy of being a mom.” It’s not exciting to pick up toys. But these toys are the ones my daughter loves and plays with. She is learning and growing daily. In that moment I felt so lucky and proud of her and this role as mom.
14 Feb 2013
in Baby, ballads, blogger, career, Florida, gratitude, Life, lyrics, Mother, Singing, Winter Park, Writing
Tags: baby, blog, Blogger, gratitude, love, lyrics, mindfulness, mom, motherhood, Music, Singing, valentines day, Writing
I love Valentines Day! I wish I could spend all week making cupcakes, telling people how much I love them etc. I wish I could spend an exuberant amount of time decorating, planning parties related to V-day. But let’s be honest, I am a working mom and I I just don’t have that kind of time.
So I guess I will be celebrating Valentines day all year by doing simple acts of kindness for others, loving my family every day and cherishing life’s little pleasures.
Highlights for today:
* Being fully aware that I made the right choice. Fear can block us (even subconsciously) from making the best decision. I chose to completely surrender to any fear of the unknown while moving forward with my creative pursuits. It feels really good to surrender my frustration, fears and anxiousness. And instead I continue to be optimistic that I made the right choice. And all good things come to those who “wait”. But instead of the word “wait”; I choose to say “All good things come to those who believe, persevere and trust.”
* I made Vegan cupcakes that actually taste great! (at least to me!) Except that they fell apart while removing them from the pan. Bummer! Instead of lamenting over my cupcakes; I decided to make the best of it. I put several cupcakes together to make small hearts. That worked and as for the crumbles, they will be good in pudding, ice cream etc…
* Just feeling grateful overall. I had a great time with my cousin today and playing with Olivia (my daughter). Grateful for the small moments which feel like anything but small.
And lastly, I wanted to share some new lyrics with you. These lyrics came to me while singing with my daughter in living room last night.
Here is the latest lyrics of a new song idea, dedicated to my daughter Olivia Daisy.
My Everyday (Copyrights 2013)
You’re my sun on a Monday
You’re my rain on a Tuesday
You’re my clouds on a Wednesday
And my wind on a Thursday
Even Friday through Sunday
As long as we are still playing together
It doesn’t matter the weather
Because you’re my everyday
You’re my every day
I wouldn’t have it any other way
Let’s roll around in the dirt
And throw the leaves in the waterfall
Because it doesn’t matter what we do
As long as I have you
As long as I have you