Friday, November 14, 2014

A New Me

So what's up my friends? It seems like a lot is going on this month already!!
I finished Boardwalk Empire.  Do any of you watch that show? I don't know how I feel about the ending.  I liked the series overall though and Steve Buscemi did an absolutely fantastic job on the series.
I'm also getting myself ready for the next role I'll be appearing in.  I'm not only getting myself ready mentally and emotionally, but am changing a few things about my appearance.  Since July  have been eating more healthy and have dropped some weight but last week, the biggest change came and I cut my hair off. My friend and hair dresser Debbie came over and cut about 10'' off!
Oh gawd, so much hair

 Amanda also got new hair ^_^
And Tara s just so stunning that you don't even notice hair. On anyone. 
In other November news- We have a new name for our series!!!!!   As soon as we start filming I will give you more details but we have made some huge progress over the past few weeks.  A new horror series with a fantastic cast and with a different story every week.  I AM ECSTATIC!!!! 
In other important news that I feel is too important to pass up- The lander Philea successfully landed on a comet- YAY!! Ok, they may have lost contact with it already, but at least it landed and we can learn from that.  We have been making some huge strides in space travel lately.   I hope that with all of the independent companies venturing into space travel that we go farther faster than expected and learn more than we could have ever imagined. 
Oh, and also, Keira Knightley posed topless for Interview! magazine and  Kim Kardashian is naked all over the internet for some reason.  I can't figure out why but if this is what it takes to loosen people up so be it.  I think as a society we can be a bit sheltered anyway. 
Just dance!
Love and Peace!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New shoot with Larry Alan!!

Hello my friends! Its November!
 What did you do for Halloween? I spent some time in LA before coming to Arizona to shoot with Larry Alan for his annual Countdown to Halloween.
In one day we built the sets and Tara and I worked on makeup. Tara  created and taught me gore fx and I taught her how to make bruises ^_^.  In 13 hours we had 2 sets built and did 2 different sets of horror themed pictures.

For the full set, visit Larry Alan Daily.
Peace out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's a new, creepy week!

Hello my little Victorian ghouls. Its October 21st, which means it's only 10 days until Halloween. That also means lots of parties, costumes and cold weather.  Last week I went to Tech Shop in Chandler, Az for their party and it was incredible!! They had laser etched pumpkin pies, a Halo gaming room, The Walking dead playing,
  music attached to flaming pumpkins 
 and a gore fx class taught by the talented Tara Hutchison.
  Fire, pumpkins, free beer from San Tan Brewery and my best friends!! 

 After the party we went to San Tan Brewery.  My favorite? The Cilantro hummus! NomNomNom!!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Another something new!

Oh Aspen Comics.  How I love them.  Do you read anything that they publish? Have you read their new series, Damsels in Excess?  You should probably get on that if you haven't yet.  Next year I'm going to be in a new trading card series as Princess Bethany for Aspen,  so last week I met up with Larry Alan, makeup artist Tara Hutchison and seamstress, body artist and regular bad ass, Amanda from ModifiedMinds to do a few shoots.  Amanda made me this fantastic dress and Tara worked on my hair and makeup. 
 Obviously we didn't use body paint
Closer look at my makeup
  Tara did an amazing job on my hair and makeup, but this version isn't even close to done.  I still need a lip ring, gloves, a different choker, a flower for my hair....  Here is Princess Bethany. 
We reshot last week with everything-- those pics will be out, edited and on a trading card within the next few months! I'll post links once everything has been announced.

Stay classy, my little pickles and remember, you can find me every day on my instagram as @pocketsized21.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What I do in my free time

It seems like whenever people ask what I like to do in my free time, I have to 'come up' with a few answers.  Meaning, I don't feel like I do anything in the free time I have because I work so much.  But come on, I don't work ALL of the time.
One of my best friends is the insanely talented Tara Hutchison, who does makeup, amongst many other things.  So, last weekend while hanging out before a shoot, we decided to play.  This time I did all the makeup and she got to sit back and be subjected to my multicolored wrath!! Mwahahahaha!!!

For Tara I decided to make her up as Angel from Borderlands 2.

 What do you think?
I chose Arcade Miss Fortune from League of Legends for myself.... Since my hair is lighter now I can do brighter characters a little easier now.  

So that's one thing that I do in my free time.  I play with makeup.  
What do you do in YOUR free time?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Just a quickie

Well hello again my Victorians.  I've been working hard this morning, sending emails to casting directors and looking over the script for my newest (Western) film.  There is a big movie filming in a few days in LA and if I get cast, I'll be jumping in my car to drive to and stay the rest of the month in California.
I've been traveling a bunch the past few months and have also been working on a new series so I haven't had time to do much else.  I'm not complaining!! There isn't much else I'd rather be doing.  :D
So what did I submit to today? I don't know if I can say-- but I can tell you it's to be in a comic con scene.  All of the costumes that I submitted were made by Amanda , accessories by Torture Couture and some things were made by me (about 90% Amanda) so if I get cast- I'll be sharing the costume and the film.
But  for those of you curious-- here are some of the cosplay and original characters that I submitted that were provided by ModifiedMinds.
 Fem Predator by ModifiedMinds
 Dorothy Gale from Legend of Oz
 Original creation by ModifiedMinds
Wednesday Addams by me :) 

The next 2 weeks are still unknown but next month  I will start filming in the new series.  I can't wait to tell you all more about that! Much news- coming up soon! 
What are you filling your month with?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Eight weeks of insanity and pics to prove it.

And just like that- we are almost half way through October.  Hi friends.  I'm back.  And like usual, I am back with a bajillion adventure stories and pictures.  The last time I wrote I was going over my San Diego Comic Con week.  The insane 5 days of running around with no sleep, meeting everyone I could imagine and sharing milkshakes with new friends. 
Now, half way through October, I've taken a much needed break from comic cons to focus on acting, and I've had an opportunity to breathe a little while doing so.  Although  not for long, I've still enjoyed every second I've been able to spend with my friends and family. Ok, enough of the girly gush! ugh.
In August I did a few photo shoots.  I worked with Larry Alan again (photos not yet released) while on a roadtrip to Tucson.  We explored the city for a day and stopped in at
 1702 for a slice of the biggest pizza I've ever seen and some really good beer.  
I shot with Dennis Mong - hair and makeup by Cheryl Roden (Mong)

Then I shot a really fun box set with London

 After those shoots I took a beautiful trip with a group of people I am soon to be shooting a movie with.  We went up to the woods and talked about our next project.  It was SO BEAUTIFUL OMGAFGLOLLERZFASDLW!!!

After the trip, I got a few days to get ready for the Saboten Con in Glendale, Arizona which ran from August 29-September 1st.  I was fortunate to be invited as a guest this year so I was there all weekend with all of my stuff and got to hang out with friends the whole time.  It was pretty fantastic. 

So then it was September.  Good ol' September.  I was planning on leaving for New Orleans after my next event, which was the Ventura con, which I was also a guest at, so other than packing up oh so much stuff, I had to say goodbye to my Tortoise, Maturin :(

I found her a nice home and sent her off with a gigantic bag of food.  Bye bye my sweet little reptile.  May you go shit in someone else's yard.

September!!!!!!  I did another shoot with Larry since I got some more gifts from my Wishlist - so- NEW PRINTS!

I was invited as a guest to C4 in Ventura, California so I road tripped it with a group of friends and they helped me all weekend at the convention.  Then convention, put on by WTF events was RIGHT ON THE BEACH.  Not a block away, but ON the beach.  You could look out the convention doors and watch the ocean.  It had the best scenery of any convention that I"ve ever been to.  While at the show I was a part of a panel on Diversity in the industry along with Damion Poitier (Avengers, True Blood), Theo Crane (The Walking Dead), and Dino Andrade (Ghost in the Shell, Batman: Arkham Asylum). It was a packed panel and we had a fantastic discussion with the audience.  When I can find a video I'll post it for those of you who would like to see it.  
 First day of the con- I dressed for beach weather... :)

 Dino Andrade
Theo Crane
At the convention, I spoke with several casting directors, one of whom hinted at a pretty good opportunity at the end of October in Los Angeles.  I decided to stay in California and Arizona through the end of October since, if cast, I wouldn't have to travel all the way from New Orleans.  After I made that decision  I found out that the next project I am working on would start weekly character work and full cast rehearsals.  So, for the remainder of September, in between the flooding, birthday parties and face paint- I was researching and working on my character like mad.  I can't tell you anything about her yet- or the series, but it's different, yet again, from anything you've seen me do.  
So, that is what the rest of my summer was filled with and now we move into October.  There will be much more to post this month and continuing on into the future so I'll talk to you all very soon! 

P.S.- You don't have Ebola.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

My week through glass at SDCC 2014 part 2

Part two of my SDCC 2014/Google Glass adventure starts
(Still) Thursday, July 24th
Using Glass: WWhat I haven't yet gone over is what it looks like to see through glass.  That, of course is very important.  Since I don't wear glasses, I was able to wear lightweight, comfortable frames.  The color I had was cotton, which is white.  It matched with everything, which is important since I dress up for a living. ;p
When I put the frames on, in my right eye, I could see the 'screen.'  The screen is a Heads up display, meaning you see the images displayed in a holographic form, a little above where you would normally be looking.  This display is basic, the light from it isn't bright so it doesn't hurt your eyes, and the text is displayed large enough to comfortably see and read.  **You can also get glass attached to your RX glasses.****
The only time the display lit up is if I did the head nod to wake it up, tapped it on the side, winked to take a pic, or if I got a text or phone call.  The beauty of the text is that if I hear the beep letting me know I have a message, if I don't glance at the screen, the message won't show up until I want it to.
What can I do with Google Glass?
Everything I can on my phone, basically.  I can text, responding through voice, make and receive phone calls- which use vibration for sound, so there is no way to hurt your eardrum and you can hear everything clearly.   I was able to download apps, like google sky map.  That app blew me away on Glass.  Not only do you see each constellation clearly, but it shows you the shapes of each, outlining it in a beautiful blue.  I instantly knew every star in the sky that I was looking at, it was incredible!!! I could check email, use a translator, use navigation, do google searches, take 10 second video clips and if I wanted,  I could have installed a ton of other applications.  I needed to stay as focused as possible though, and playing a game where I'm running from zombies  may not have been the best thing to let distract me.
So, along with Glass, I continued my day.
If you cosplay, getting anywhere without being stopped for pics is almost impossible.

Heading back to the hotel
I'm going out comfy. Yup.
 Day 2 over, night 2, just beginning.  I walked next door to a taco shop with some friends and had some delicious fish tacos after waiting in line for about 45 minutes for food.  If you expect things to be quick when there are 150,000 people in town, you are very mistaken.  I didn't mind though.  You don't really mind much during SDCC, the energy is too high, it's fantastic!
After food we couldn't decide what to do so we went towards the Random House party, which was on the roof of the library. 
 Walking looks empty
 Just walked through an empty, 9th floor
We get to the top...and there they are! It was like opening a door to another world, going from echoing hallways of an empty library to a very busy rooftop.  I'd been here before, 2 years ago, for another party.  I loved this rooftop, there were winding hallways that opened up into other sitting and standing rooms.  It was lovely.  
Inside, there was an open bar and a dessert table.  To the right. facing the bar, there was a small table set up against the ledge, overlooking the city with strawberry and mint water.  A lil something for everyone.
Not 5 minutes after I got to there someone came up to our group and asked if we went to say hi yet.  ????  
Of course, explaining glass.
To George.  Did we say hi to George yet. R. R. Martin.  Are you serious? No-, we hadn't. But yes, we did.  So, I got to meet the man himself.  He was very nice, asked about google glass and told me the ending to his series.  No biggie.  After that I went to the other side of the roof- with the alcohol, to get myself turnt (wasted) because, I'd just met R.R. Martin, my weekend was complete.  Open bar, here I come! (***lies***)
I met up with some other friends that were there and was introduced to the man with the largest private collection of Star Wars memorabelia (Ranch Obi-wan), Steve Sansweet . Wonderful person. 

Then, I ran into author Sam Sykes, who, I seem to be running into all of the time.  We went to go talk to his friends.  Of course... they're all friends.  It really is such a small world.

 I hadn't even tried anything... might as well take one for the elevator ride down.
 As we got downstairs we all  parted ways for other shananigans.  I stuck along side Sam for a little bit, he found friends and stopped to talk and then....
Hey guys..y'all from outta state?!
Oh shit, this is about to get awkward.  But wait, what? She wanted to tell us to have an amazing time, wish us the best of luck with everything, and just tell us everything positive that someone stopping you on the street could offer.  How heartwarming.  Awww. 
 The rest of the night ended pretty quietly.  I walked to another hotel, met up with a few friends there and then walked back to the Omni to get some rest before the real fun of the weekend was about to start. 
Throughout the entire day and night - about 10am until 4am, I only needed to charge glass once.  I had an external charger with me so I was able to easily charge it in my bag.  Another convenience.  
I'll be back with the next few days of the convention and more info on google glass.