Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Align Center

{No popcorn needed for this show) :) ---

I recently purchased a gorgeous (red) laptop! I am loving it! This awesome, amazing machine came fully loaded with movie making capabilites. (Major selling point in my book). The above little clip took me one hour ... Yipes! :) Enjoy the 34 second show.

More movies to come!! ...

PS - Please hit pause on my 'mood music' playlist below before watching the clip - otherwise, you may get a headache from the conflicting sounds! :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Riding With Joann

A sitcom about the adventures of getting to work …
[Sit back and enjoy the ride]

Written by Wendy Christensen
Film Treatment registered with
The Writer’s Guild of America, West
#: 1210048

Synopsis -

“Riding with Joann” is a sitcom about an eccentric woman (in her late 60’s) who refuses to retire. Due to a new law that requires each company in LA to have ONE operating carpool (to help cut down on the carbon monoxide fumes), she is chosen (via a draw from a hat) to be the carpool driver. The fate of the company lies in her hands.

Joann takes this responsibility seriously and does everything in her power to make sure the company carpool is functioning. The audience has no idea where these people work or what they do. The main focus of this show revolves around the route to work! We won’t focus on what happens in the office - but rather on what happens on the journey to the office. I envision this series having an interactive website where viewers can guess what each character does (at work) and the type of company they work for.

I have told two producers about this sitcom! One asked for the film treatment and the other received the entire first episode via email. Nothing set up yet... But I have learned volumes from just giving it a try! One of the Producers I met and talked to was - Todd Stevens - Executive Producer of Friends. Meeting him was really fun! I'll have to blog about that sometime!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

"You become. It takes a long time.
That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily
or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept ..."
~ The Velveteen Rabbit

I love that quote ...! :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

To evoke from one's imagination, as a work of art or an invention.
~ Webster

A sample of my card designs ... :) I am having so much fun with this...
Cheers to imagination and creativity!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not ...
I love bumping into inspiration! Last week, my daughter and I were out running errands and decided to take a little 'simple pleasures detour' ... We ended up at a little gift shop called "Lemon Grass" and we both enjoyed the adventure tremendously!

I am always drawn to the little nooks and corners in the shops where they tend to display their card lines. I could spend hours reading greeting cards and checking out the new, innovative ideas and designs of each card. It's my simple pleasure! I was so inspired by what I saw that I went right home and started designing my own line! :)

I have an appointment next week with a lady who may want to give them a little space in her store. Exciting huh?! I think so ...

Here are a few more of my simple pleasures -
Listening to Frank Sinatra, eating cottage cheese and peaches (with a little salt & pepper), laying awake at night and thinking, writing, reading a good biography, laughing with my kids, munching on salsa and touch of lime tortilla chips, sipping down a French vanilla Italian soda and dancing in the front room, holding hands with my husband, driving with the windows down, singing, and walking by the river.

Its your turn - what are your simple pleasures?!

Feel free to visit the Lemon Grass shop (online): http://www.lemongrassgifts.com/

Monday, September 08, 2008

"Time is not measured by clocks but by moments ..."
Cat Woman and the Singing Spiderman ...

Superheroes UNITE!
Kade (Super Grover), Kaleb (Batman), Lauren (Super Girl), Tory (The Singing Superman), Wendy (Cat Woman) - Hard Back Cafe, September 5th, 2008

Commentary: Friday night was a riot! We had a "Wiggle Like a Fish" show at the Hard Back Cafe and really enjoyed dressing up as Superheroes and busting a move to the Wiggle beat!

Monday, September 01, 2008

{Guess how much I love you? ...}
Wendy and Lauren 2002 - I love you up to the moon and back ...
Lauren on an Easter egg hunt ...
I love you across the river and over the hills and back

Lauren in the snow 2007
I love you to Iceland and back

Lauren first day of Kindergarten 2008
I love you to the bottom of the ocean and back!

Tory, Lauren and Wendy Christmas 2007
I love you to the North Pole and back!
Lauren the tap girl - June 2008
I love you as far as I can reach!

Happy Birthday Lauren ...
Thanks for making my world a beautiful, happy and loving place :)
Love, Mom ...